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Bohemian Vibes, Street Art, & Must-Try Eateries In Bristol, UK—Vegan Capital Of The World

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Bristol is a city in the southwest of the UK, less than two hours west of London. Bristol has a long history of being a bohemian, liberal and countercultural city (it’s also the home of Banksy, the street artist). Earlier this year, ‘Chef’s Pencil’ (a website where chefs share their favorite recipes) analyzed Google Trends data to see where in the world had the most vegan-related online searches. Bristol came out on top! Let me show you the restaurants which will leave you wanting to visit this city, stat.

  1. Koo Cha Mezze Bar

Take your friends to this incredible all vegan Persian mezze bar—so you can order one of everything on the extensive menu.

Koocha Mezze vegan mezze in Bristol UK

2. Cafe Kino

More of an institution than a cafe, Cafe Kino is a non-profit, community-focused co-operative. Not only do they serve delicious vegan food (try the sausage roll or the breakfasts), but their focus is on creating a respectful, safe space for all.

Vegan coffee and sausage roll Bristol

3. Fi Real

Vegan Caribbean food. Take your omnivore friends—they won’t believe it’s vegan. Fun fact—Fi Real catered my wedding, and I had incredible feedback from my (mostly omnivore) friends and family about it.

Vx vegan cafe and junkfood Bristol

4. Vx Bristol

Vx is the place to go if you want vegan junk food. They have a little supermarket section if you want to stock up on vegan goodies, too.

Thali vegan indian food Bristol UK

5. Thali

There’s several branches of this restaurant around the city, and you’ll be glad—it’s honestly one of the best Indian meals I’ve ever had. While it’s not vegan, it has fantastic vegan options. Bonus points for their tiffin scheme—purchase one of the stacking stainless steel sets to use for takeaway food, and get your first meal with it free. Bring it back for future takeaways at a discounted rate.

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6. The Bristolian

Need a vegan breakfast or a vegan burger? Try this lovely cafe which serves breakfast until 3pm.

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Bonus: Find two all-vegan vending machines around the city (Vegan Vend can be found at The Island and The Galleries Shopping Centre), and a plethora of zero-waste stores: including Zero Green, Scoopaway and Preserve.

Do you have a favorite eatery in Bristol? Let us know!

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Dr. Kirstie Fleetwood

Dr. Kirstie Fleetwood

Kirstie is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist as well as a yoga teacher. She’s passionate about helping people connect to their bodies instead of living in their heads. Kirstie left London, UK a few years ago to travel, work and volunteer around the world, spending time in countries such as India, Nepal, Ecuador and Uganda. She’s currently based in Kenya. Outside of work, you can find Kirstie by the sea, or on a one woman mission to find the best vegan cake. You can follow more of her adventures in yoga, fitness, psychology and vegan food on instagram at @neverseenherbivore and @toughlovecollective.
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