I grew up on television and film, so any idea I can conjure up of what Italy is like is highly sensationalized, romanticized, and narrow. So naturally the city of Venice is on my list so I can experience it for myself and stop living in a fictional fantasy. A romantic sunset on a gondola ride with my love, or a self-guided tour to locations where films like Casino Royale were shot are definitely the corny activities I'd go for - but not without some research. Although you can stay at the Hotel Cipriani, the sinking villa scene in Casino Royale was actually shot in a tank at Pinewood Studios. But we'll always have the Rialto and the Grand Canal!
I'd be equally as satisfied just walking off calories in between food stops. So where does a vegan gourmand find good eats in Venice?
Pasticceria Tonolo - popular spot for locals
Pasticceria Garo - vegan options; croissants and brioche
Pasticceria Ponte delle Paste - vegan options including plant-based milks
And if you're feeling adventurous, you can roll the dice and try for mods at the cafes on The Culture Trip's Best Brunch And Breakfast Spots In Venice, Italy
Pizzeria L'Angelo - a few well marked vegan pizzas.
La Tecia Vegana - read Naturally Epicurean's review
Flower Burger - I've never met a vegan burger I didn't want to try, and coloured bread!?
Le Spighe Cucina Vegetariana e Vegana a Venezia - fully vegetarian/vegan, closes early.
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Gam Gam Kosher - well marked vegetarian options
Al Tiglio Cucina Naturale - fully vegan
Pizzeria Capri - clear vegan section on the menu
Ristorante Pinzimonio - plant-based options include vegan cheese
Grom - sorbets and granitas clearly marked vegan
Stickhouse Venezia - soy-based ice cream options, and vegan friendly sorbets
How They Did It
A Weekend in Venice - The Nomadic Vegan
Eating Vegan and Vegetarian in Italy - Venice, Florence, Rome and Sicily - Low Fat Vegan Chef
Vegan Guide to Venice - Justin Plus Lauren
Eating Vegan in Venice - Obviously Vegan