Following a special diet, whether through choice or for health reasons, is often manageable except for at one time: travelling. Whether you are vegetarian or vegan or have to avoid gluten, dairy or eggs, trying to plan where the best places to eat are becomes part of your life.
Thankfully, in Shetland there are an increasing number of eateries which cater to special diets, and there are plenty of options in the local shops for making your own meals.
If you’re staying in Shetland for some time, you might want to join the Shetland Vegans Facebook group, which has lots of updates on vegan and dairy free finds, and is a great place for advice on where to find products and for sharing recipes.
The blog Vegan Shetland has an excellent post listing local places and the vegan options they provide.
Similarly, searching Tripadvisor for gluten free options brings up a list of 14 restaurants and cafes which include gluten free options in their regular menus.
We’ve listed some of these here, as well as some other places where you can find sweet treats and other food items. However, it’s best to double check when you book to be on the safe side, and do let us know if there are any places that we’ve missed.