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.
Take your friends to this incredible all vegan Persian mezze bar—so you can order one of everything on the extensive menu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need a vegan breakfast or a vegan burger? Try this lovely cafe which serves breakfast until 3pm.
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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Photo: Dr. Kirstie Fleetwood