Hankering for a spicy curry, freshly-made pizza or indulgent treat, Gloucestershire is home to plenty of vegan-friendly venues that serve up innovative, exciting and, most importantly, delicious dishes.
Whether you’re giving #veganuary a try or are a committed vegan, SoGlos’s hot list is the perfect place to head for some plant-based inspiration.
Cooking up authentic Sri Lankan street food in Cheltenham, The Coconut Tree boasts relaxed vibes, delicious dishes and plenty of vegan options.
The extensive menu Sri Lankan menu offers plenty of vegan choices, encompassing everything from stir-fried spicy chickpeas; coconut sambal; and red lentil dahl, to hot battered spicy mushrooms; pineapple curry; and traditional Kotthu.
Gloucester’s leading live music venue is also home to the Guildhall Bar & Kitchen, providing a great spot to eat whilst in the city, as well as a dedicated vegan menu sure to please plant-based diners.
As well as the expected selection of sandwiches, toasties and jacket potatoes, with fillings such as hummus and olive tapenade, or vegan cheese and tomato, choices also include homemade falafel with onion rings, pitta bread and red pepper dip, and a seasonal vegan pâté made from roasted pepper, butternut squash and lentils.
Offering an quality selection of Japanese-inspired dishes, the five dish bento menu at Koj includes vegan options such as edamame beans with salt and garlic oil; padron peppers with yuzu; walnut barley miso pumpkin; and deep-fried tofu.
Whilst Koj famously doesn’t serve sushi, vegan options also include the likes of aubergine agebitashi; Japanese pickles and cucumber and seaweed salad.
Serving southern-Indian dishes, Bhoomi Kitchen in Cheltenham offers meals full of colour and flavour. Vegans can enjoy curries such as kadala masala, which combines chickpeas, chillies and tomato in a ginger and garlic reduction; and baby aubergine which comes with ground cashew nuts in a thick sauce flavoured with cumin and garlic.
With a whole host of vegetable side dishes to choose from, such as black lentils; spinach with potatoes; and aubergine with peas, plant-based eaters shouldn’t be disappointed at Bhoomi.
Guru Coffee House in Gloucester town centre has a vegan and vegetarian menu which is bursting with choice, whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, healthy lunch or delicious dinner.
Tuck into Guru’s ‘outstanding big vegan breakfast’ with all the trimmings; a lentil, potato and carrot hash; fresh sourdough panini; burgers such as falafel, quinoa and white bean, or beetroot and black bean; along with plenty of other enticing options.
Vegans heading to The Stable in the heart of Cheltenham will find plenty of plant-based options spanning pizza, garlic bread and salads, which are handmade to order.
Pizza options with vegan mozzarella, include the ‘Hazelnutter’, combining spinach, mushrooms, caramelised onion, green beans and hazelnuts. Salads include the ‘Thyme of Your Life’ with sweet potato puree, couscous, broccoli, beetroot, cauliflower, fennel, sweet potato and chilli and thyme dressing. Desserts span vegan brownie, fruit crumble with coconut ice cream and vegan vanilla ice cream.
Located in Alderton near Tewkesbury, The Gardeners Arms has incorporated a number of vegan-friendly meals into its menus of pub classics, whether you’re going for a three-course meal or Sunday roast.
Starters include five bean chilli, mains include quinoa and lentil cottage pie; vegetable pot pie; and duo of beetroot with quinoa and spicy black bean slider burgers, while desserts feature toffee apple tartin and vegan ice cream.
Cheltenham’s first purely plant-based restaurant, Vinnie’s Eatery is perfect for vegans searching for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, with the takeaway lunch buffet perfect for quick and simple dining.
With a seasonally-changing menu, diners can look forward to a selection of sweet treats, dinner dishes such as coconut and lemongrass korma; bean chilli and nutbread; and fusilli giardiniera served with a walnut crumb.
The Royal Oak in Tetbury has a seasonal menu including organic meat-free options, as well as a dedicated vegan menu too.
Expect dishes such as leek and mushroom quiche; smoky bean and beetroot vegan burger; roasted seasonal vegetables on potato cake; and chocolate and orange torte.
A relaxed pub in the heart of Cheltenham, The Swan is a casual destination for eating, drinking and socialising, serving food from local producers and boasting a special vegan menu and Sunday roast.
Choose from spiced bean or soymilk fried mushroom burger with additions such as vegan cheese, avocado, and onion rings; tuck into chickpea and masala pie; enjoy snacks such as vegan mozzarella sticks; and finish your meal with a warm vegan chocolate brownie or vegan sticky toffee pudding.
The ever-popular 288 Bar and Wok on Cheltenham’s High Street welcomes vegans with plenty of delicious Asian cuisine from its dedicated vegan menu and ever-friendly atmosphere.
A few of the highlights include the vegan platter for starters with tempura vegetables, tofu wraps, vegetable dumplings and spring rolls; while popular main courses include tofu with garlic pepper, vegan Singapore noodles or vegan char sui with crushed peanuts, there’s plenty of vegan soup options to choose from too.
A family and community café in Stroud, Star Anise Arts Café has a predominantly vegetarian menu and also caters for vegan diners, whether you’re after breakfast, lunch or a snack with friends.
With the menu constantly changing in accordance with seasonal and local foods, expect dishes such as a vegan full English; salad bowls bursting with goodness; sourdough toast with hummus; and warming soup.
Welcoming diners in with a warm community atmopshere, School House Café in the St Paul’s area of Cheltenham has some delicious vegan options on its menu.
From vegan cheese and beans on toast to a hummus platter, a selection of vegan toasties, or warming jacket potatoes.
Boston Tea Party in Cheltenham takes care to cater for vegan eaters thanks to its diverse menu.
Tuck into a full vegan breakfast; mushroom and roasted tomato bap, brown rice porridge; plant burger; flatbread with butternut falafel and hummus; or perhaps a super salad will take your fancy.
Located on Cheltenham’s high street, Falafel King is the perfect place to grab a hearty, delicious and nutritious meal, with the eatery serving vegetarian food only and offering plenty of choice for vegans.
Falafel is star of the show and is served with either pitta bread or wrap, salad and a choice of sauce; while baked potatoes, tabbouleh salad and juices are all on the enticing menu.
Cosy Club Cheltenham provides a relaxed setting for eating and drinking throughout the day, with its dedicated vegan menu spanning brunch, sandwiches, tapas, main meals, and puddings.
Among the enticing options are a vegan BLT; roast turmeric cauliflower; vegan fish and chips; Mediterranean mezze plate; chocolate and orange torte; and baked vanilla cheesecake.
A Mediterranean restaurant and pizzeria in Nailsworth, The Olive Tree has a vegan menu which encompasses tempting starters, mains and dessert too, making for a tasty three-course feast.
Starters include warm ciabatta with oils; homemade soup; and sweet potato wedges. Diners can expect mains such as broccoli, spring onion, leek and spinach risotto; vegetable and potato moussaka and vegan pizza. For dessert, tuck into vegan brownie with raspberry sorbet to finish off your meal in style.
Bill’s in Cheltenham doesn’t disappoint with its delicious menu, where vegans can choose sweet potato and ginger soup; or candy-striped beetroot, kale and red onion hummus with sourdough to start.
For mains, tuck into carrot, cashew nut and mushroom wellington; jackfruit salad bowl; or spiced cauliflower and butternut squash falafel bowl. If there’s any room left for dessert, Bill’s vegan ice creams and sorbets finish off a meal delightfully.
Sunday 29 December 2019
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