Please note – all of these reviews are our unsolicited and honest opinions. We have no affiliations with the businesses below, we simply want to spread the word about some of the fantastic vegan food that we have found.
Brighton, East Sussex:
This award-winning vegetarian restaurant has a sophisticated, yet cosy atmosphere with exceptionally well-presented and tasty food and a selection of vegan wines. They have plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, so you won’t be disappointed with a lack of choice. We recommend going for dinner, but try and avoid eating too many appetisers, as we were too full for dessert!
The menu here is 100% vegan (apart from the option to have organic dairy milk) and absolutely full of delicious things to choose from. You can indulge in a BLT with curly fries, a Full English, falafel with pita and the list goes on. Just don’t forget to save some room for one of their tempting cakes or cookies for dessert.
Well-known as a veggie heaven in Exeter, with it’s casual, relaxed dining style and an extensive menu full of delicious vegetarian and vegan food. They offer some great lunch deals, including burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups and they always have plenty of mouth-watering desserts and traybakes you can buy to take away, if you’ve already eaten too much! The portion sizes are great and the prices are very reasonable, too. We definitely recommend trying the incredible salads.
If you’re local to Devon, then a trip to Rabbit should be high up on your list of priorities. With such a warm and welcoming atmosphere and plethora of delicious vegan treats to choose from, Exeter’s first and only vegan café is sure to please! From sweet cakes and traybakes to burgers and soups, Rabbit offers exclusively vegan and mainly organic food that is made with such passion and creativity. If you do stop by then be sure to check out Seasons afterwards, an entirely vegan store just a few doors down the road.
Craving some veggie bacon? Longing for vegan ice cream? Seasons in Exeter, located just a few doors down from Rabbit, is an entirely vegan store that’s bursting with goodies. You name it, they have it. From fresh veg to Tofurky heaven, if you haven’t already been then it’s about time you made Seasons your one-stop shop for everything vegan. P.S. Our favourites are the Smoked Ham slices from Tofurky, salad dressings from Follow Your Heart and different cheeses from Vegusto.
Small, cosy and informal vegetarian café, serving pies, sandwiches, burgers and salads with a range of scrumptious cakes and other desserts, too. A great place to go for lunch, but evening bookings can be made too. We recommend The Queenie – veggie bacon, pigless ham and onion marmalade burger.
100% vegan café and bar with a creative, changing menu and they usually have at least one gluten-free option. They are open for lunch and dinner. You’ll find perfect portion sizes here and an excellent presentation of the food.
Heads up if you’re wanting to go to this entirely gluten-free/vegan bakery and milkshake bar, it can be a little bit of a maze to get to and there are often looooong queues! That being said, their ice cream milkshakes are the best and definitely worth a try if you’re in the area. Unfortunately, we got there towards closing time and all of their cookies had sold out. But we’ve heard great things about them.
Heddon St. is situated inthe lively food quarter of Regent St, and home to Tibits; a vegetarian and vegan buffet-style restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Come on Tuesday for a 100% vegan menu. You will always find variety here, from creatively made salads to curries and pastas. The food is priced by weight, so if you don’t have a big appetite, your bank balance will thank you.
With a great selection of ales, a weekly quiz and traditional pub atmosphere, you wouldn’t expect this to be an all vegetarian pub. At The Gardener’s Arms you can expect to find a range of scrumptious, generously-portioned meals, full of flavour from across the globe. We recommend the Medley Mushroom Pie or the Chilli Dog.
This Chinese restaurant and takeaway serves meat as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. However, this place is well-known for its extensive variety of vegan dishes, including mock meats such as chicken and duck, which taste absolutely delicious and the prices are very reasonable. A must try if you are in the area.
Quite possibly our favourite place to eat at, we cannot recommend Samphire Brasserie highly enough. Their menu is very extensive, creative and incredibly tasty. The prices are reasonable and the portion sizes are decent. They offer a wide range of homemade vegan cheeses from blue cheese to mozzarella, which you can also buy to take away. We suggest trying the Four Cheese Pizza and the Lotus Cookie Dough or GF Chocolate Brownie for dessert. Don’t forget to try their delicious iced coffees too!
An ideal place to pop in for a delicious veggie or vegan lunch and stock up on the essentials; this café/shop has everything you could want, serving traditional dishes such as homity pie along with fresh salads. In the shop downstairs you can find a wide range of dairy- and meat-free alternatives from burgers to chocolate.
This café has a great atmosphere, particularly in the garden, with flowers and lovely decorations. The food is creative and served generously without being too pricey. Although, primarily vegetarian, they cater well for vegan and gluten-free diets.