More and more of us are choosing a vegan lifestyle, which is great fun in the kitchen, but can still be difficult when eating out, especially on holiday.
With over half a million people in the UK eating a plant-based diet, the trouble isn’t the lack of locations, it’s knowing where to look! Last minute rental property provider Snaptrip.com has put together its top picks of vegan friendly gems that might leave you pleasantly surprised… and hungry!
With a thriving vegan scene, Swindon is definitely worth a visit. If you’ve recently turned vegan you might have thought you’d never eat fish and chips again. However, Swindon is home to a unique fish and chip shop on Thames Avenue that offers a vegan night once a week, to cater to the growing vegan community. You’ll no longer have to give up your chippy favourites!
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Known for its beautiful beaches, Bournemouth is the perfect staycation for any vegan. Offering a wide range of vegan-friendly restaurants, you’ll be spoilt with choice. After a long day at the beach head to Lollipop Gelato LAB where you’ll find an amazing selection of dairy-free ice creams to choose from.
If you want to try something a bit more sophisticated, Cornwall is the place for you! Bustopher Jones restaurant in Truro offers a fine dining vegan experience. Here you can enjoy an amazing five course meal full of vegan delights. The delicious menu definitely proves that a plant-based diet is more than just eating carrots and hummus.
If you’d rather stay up north and have a love for cats then Sheffield is your perfect staycation! Herbipaws is a new café which will offer mouth-watering vegan food with the company of some fury felines. Set to open in the coming months, this café will be showcasing a plant-based menu while rescuing homeless cats.
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There is so much to see in Devon, but if you’d rather have a quiet night in you’re in luck as Chinese takeaway, The Imperial Garden, offers a vegan only menu. Offering plant-based alternatives to your favourite meaty classics you’ll find vegan chicken, duck and even squid made solely from veggies and nuts! Treat yourself to a duck chow mein - you won’t believe it’s vegan.
You won’t lack choice in Norwich, as more and more restaurants are catering to people’s vegan lifestyles. It’s definitely worth a visit as you can now treat yourself to tasty cocktails at The Tipsy Vegan. This vegan restaurant and cocktail bar offers a range of tasty snacks and meals along with a selection of cocktails, wines and local beers. Enjoy a Tequila Old Fashioned or a Spiced Apple Julep, the choice is endless. If wine is more your thing, The Greenhouse offers vegan wine tasting with over 70 cruelty-free bottles to choose from.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by Cambridge’s vegan scene. With a variety of restaurants, cafes and food stalls to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Stem+Glory offers a fantastic vegan selection, from cake and coffee to fine dining, there will always be something that suits your fancy. Treat yourself to a raw blueberry cheesecake or even a vegan gluten free lasagne. It’s also expanding to the rest of the UK having reached its crowd funding target in just six hours!
With over 100 vegan friendly places to choose from, Glasgow is the perfect staycation for any vegan traveller. However, what sets this Scottish city apart from the rest of the UK, is that it’ll soon be home to the UK’s first vegan only sweet shop. You will soon be able to eat all your favourite childhood sweets with a vegan twist, such as ‘Yer Bound Tae' a coconut bar covered in chocolate or even ‘Snackurz' a chocolate bar filled with nuts and caramel, yummy.
Cardiff is home to The Welsh Vegan Festival, offering over 70 stalls to choose from. On the 19th and 20th May, you’ll find anything from mouth-watering food to clothes stalls. You’ll even find a stall that sells vegan perfume. However, if you miss their summer festival fear not, Cardiff has a blooming vegan scene, offering a range of vegan cafes and takeaways.
Greasy vegan junk food can be difficult to come across, but if you find yourself in Liverpool you won’t be disappointed! A vegan pub, The Caledonia, offers plant-based burgers, chicken wings, hot dogs and plenty more. You can also enjoy an all-day breakfast and a kids menu. There’s something for everyone – ideal if you’ve got a hangover or just fancy being a bit naughty.
For a full guide on the UK’s best vegan staycations, please click here: https://www.snaptrip.com/c/vegan-restaurant-guide-uk/