Veganism is massively on the rise, 2016 – 2018 saw a 388% increase in vegan takeaway orders according to The Guardian. And it’s not just full-timers. More and more people are going flexitarian purely to reduce their carbon footprint. Whatever the reason, the result is there is now a growing number of vegan eateries, all with a unique and inventive take on sustainable, cruelty-free food.
So we grabbed our tasting forks and went in search of the UK’s Hottest Vegan Resturants. Yum!
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Acorn – Bath
This isn’t just vegan grub, this is awarding winning Somerset vegan grub! Acorn is proof of just how high vegan food can be elevated when done well. This isn’t fancy, fluffy, showy-offy stuff, this is genuinely amazing food, that just happens to look spectacular and taste like you’ll be back… often! (PS, yes they’re in our home town, no we’re not biased!).
📍 2 N Parade, Passage, Bath BA1 1NX
Vx – Bristol
You’ve been a bad girl! There you were, doing the right thing, then you went and found Vx, now you’ve got a vegan fast food addiction! Bringing their own “vegan apocalypse” Vx are on a mission to introduce flavoursome vegan food to the masses, get people away from the lentils and make vegan food fun! And they’re doing it with dirty burgers, woohoo!
📍 123, East Street, Bristol, BS3 4ER
The Cornish Vegan – Truro
There are so many reasons to head to Cornwall and The Cornish Vegan has now given us another one. Using local, seasonal ingredients and making their own condiments from scratch, they serve the most fabulous Cornish cream teas which you can enjoy inside or in the dog-friendly café garden.
📍 15 Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3BU
Rabbit – Exeter
Cute, cuddly and just so darn loveable, Rabbit has a 100% plant-based menu and 1000% flavour overload. Breakfasts, burgers, fries, hotdogs, salads, soups and some of the best vegan food in the South West, all served with a smile by friendly well-informed staff. And watch out for the giant rabbit wishing well (raising money for great causes).
📍 3 Well Street, Exeter, EX4 6QR
The Cornish Vegan Pasty Co – St Agnes
Ah, pasties. The greatest thing to come out of Cornwall since Poldark put his shirt back on. Originally created to give miners a tasty lunch to eat with grubby hands, The Cornish Vegan Pasty ‘pixies’ have reinvented this once humble snack, with flavours such as Mountain Chilli, you can find the nearest stockists on their website.
📍 Stockists throughout the South West.
Feed The Soul – Godmanstone
This holistic, organic health food shop and café gives you THREE great reasons to visit! Firstly, you can sit down to a delicious lunch or just go cake crazy. Having had your fill, you can then attend one of their workshops and learn more vegan recipes and skills. Finally, you can buy more treats from the shop to take home. Win/win/win!
📍 A352, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AE