20 of the best vegan menus in Gloucestershire

Discover 20 of the best places to tuck into delicious vegan dishes in Gloucestershire, just in time for Veganuary 2023.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Discover 20 of the very best vegan menus across Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, Gloucester, the Forest of Dean, Stroud and Tewkesbury.
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The Happy Shroom

The Happy Shroom is an ambitious café situated on Gloucester's Elmbridge Road which has created a welcoming neighbourhood hub in Longlevens. The cosy, child-friendly and dog-friendly café has an extensive plant-based menu, CBD-infused food speciality, some incredibly Instagrammable dishes to tuck into and a series of events through the year.

Whether you’re a committed vegan or giving Veganuary a go for the first time in January 2023, SoGlos has discovered some of the best places for a plant-based feast across Gloucestershire.

From spicy curries, freshly-made pizzas to indulgent treats, Gloucestershire is home to plenty of vegan-friendly venues that serve up innovative, exciting and, most importantly, delicious dishes.

Vegan food at The Happy Shroom in Gloucester

Small in size but huge on vegan offerings, The Happy Shroom is a wellness café based in Gloucester providing an extensive plant-based menu including cakes, breakfast and brunch options, as well as freshly-ground coffee - and a great spot to kick off Veganuary!

The menu hosts an impressive selection of Insta-worthy dishes including colourful smoothie bowls and superfood pancakes to veggie burritos and paninis - what's more, guests can tuck into a range of CBD-infused food too, including high tea.

Vegan food at The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham

A multiple winner of SGGLA Restaurant of the Year, The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham cooks up authentic Sri Lankan street food in a quirky, laid-back setting.

With many dishes being naturally dairy-free, its extensive menu offers plenty of vegan choice, including traditional kotthu; spicy polenta battered mushrooms; coconut sambol; pineapple curry; and the creamy and delicious 'Fat Sister' – pumpkin cooked in coconut cream.

Vegan food at the Giggling Squid in Cheltenham

Located on Montpellier Street in Cheltenham, the Giggling Squid is a popular Thai restaurant serving a wide range of Thai tapas and traditional dishes for lunch and dinner - with a new vegan menu offering plenty for plant-based diners to tuck in to. 

Start with the Isaan sharing platter, offering four delicious starters including crispy spring rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce, bamboo and goldenberry salad, tamarind mushrooms and greens and our favourite, Thai spice rice balls, before moving onto a selection of main dishes including fragrant vegan versions of its classic massaman, paneang, red and green curries; chilli and basil gra pao; veggie squid; giggling pad Thai; pad paak bong noodles, roti and much more. 

Vegan food at Gloucester Guildhall

Gloucester’s leading live music venue is also home to the Guildhall Bar & Kitchen, which boasts a dedicated vegan menu sure to please plant-based diners.

Dig into comforting classics like toasties and jacket potatoes with vegan-friendly fillings, as well as main dishes like homemade falafel with onion rings, pitta bread and red pepper dip, and a seasonal vegan pâté made from roasted pepper, butternut squash and lentils, served with homemade chutney.

Vegan food at KIBOU in Cheltenham

Another SGGLA Restaurant of the Year winner, KIBOU on Cheltenham's Regent Street offers an impressive vegan selection from its menu of authentic Japanese dishes.

With hand rolled sushi; homemade ramen; teriyaki; yakisoba; and even mushroom tempura bao buns, there's plenty to choose from - the pumpkin korroke are a must try. 

Vegan food at Guru Coffee House in Gloucester

Guru Coffee House in Gloucester town centre has a vegan and vegetarian menu which is bursting with choice, from healthy bowls to comforting burgers.

Tuck into Guru’s ‘outstanding big vegan breakfast’ with all the trimmings; a lentil, potato and carrot hash; fresh sourdough panini; falafel, quinoa and white bean, or beetroot and black bean burger; along with plenty of other enticing options.

Vegan food at Vegetus in Cheltenham

Vegan and vegetarian restaurant, Vegetus, on Cheltenham’s Winchcombe Street serves up a variety of dishes, including plant-based versions of familiar favourites.

Enjoy a New York inspired seitan burger with vegan cheese, pickles and coleslaw; a Middle Eastern style kebab wrap with tahini and salad; Moroccan mezze for two with falafel, dolma and hummus; or even tofish and chips with minty peas, for a vegan take on a British classic.

Vegan food at The Gardeners Arms near Tewkesbury

Located in Alderton near Tewkesbury, The Gardeners Arms has incorporated a number of vegan-friendly meals into its menu of pub classics.

Starters include mint and edamame bean bruschetta, for the main course there’s Thai coconut and mango curry or an oriental vegetable burger, then for Sunday lunch there’s a homemade nut loaf wellington. There’s even vegan wine too!

Vegan food at 288 Bar and Wok in Cheltenham

The ever-popular 288 Bar and Wok on Cheltenham’s High Street welcomes vegans with a variety of delicious Asian cuisine from its dedicated vegan menu.

Highlights include the vegan platter with tempura vegetables, tofu wraps, vegetable dumplings and spring rolls; vegan Singapore noodles; sweet and sour tofu; and tofu curry, with plenty of vegan soups and sides too.

Vegan food at Hooker and Eight in Gloucester

Gloucester's rugby-themed Hooker and Eight serves up some seriously sexy pizza from its restaurant on Westgate Street.

It offers vegan versions on its classics and H&8 originals menu, including the cherry and white (also known as a margherita); the chapperoni with chilli sauce base, veggy parmesan, pepperoni, chilli and basil; along with a vegan calzone. There’s even a homemade vegan pesto sauce that’s perfect for dunking chips and crusts.

Vegan food at Karibu in Stroud

Promising a warm welcome and a plentiful plant-based menu, Karibu in Stroud offers eco-conscious vegan dining using locally sourced produce.

The menu is inspired by Kenyan, Asian and South American food, with dishes like samosa chaat, cassava chips, enchiladas and Thai green curry. There’s also a selection of dreamy desserts, including a Biscoff and coffee cheesecake!

Vegan food at The Royal Oak in Tetbury

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 beetroot croquettes; tempeh rendang stew; falafel burger; and chocolate fondant with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Vegan food at The Swan in Cheltenham

A relaxed, traditional pub in the heart of Cheltenham, The Swan serves up Indian street food from Dilliwalas to go with a pint of its real ale or craft beer.

Get your spice fix with a selection of small plates, including mirchi pakora chillies; samosa; smoked jackfruit curry; and masala fries, or go for a big plate like the sabj seekh vegetable skewers.

Vegan food at Sowl Fuud in Gloucester

Favourite with local vegans, Sowl Fuud is Gloucester’s first 100 per cent vegan takeaway.

The ‘home sowl fuud’ menu features gumbo, stew, curry and dhal, while the ‘fast sowl fuud’ menu offers burgers, wraps, kebabs and dogs made with tempeh, seitan, plant-based patties and coconut cheese. There’s even golden tempeh nuggets!

Vegan food at Star Anise Arts Café in Stroud

A family and community café in Stroud, Star Anise Arts Café has a predominantly vegetarian menu which also caters for vegan diners. The menu changes seasonally and uses local produce wherever possible.

Star Anise Arts Café's dishes including quinoa tabbouleh; bean and lentil salad; a Japanese snack box with marinated tofu in toasted sesame and tamari dressing; and a focaccia snack box with olives and hummus.

Vegan food at The Miners Sling in Coleford

Welcoming diners in with a warm community atmosphere, the multi-award winning country inn, The Miners Sling, has some delicious vegan options on its menu. 

With a daily changing menu, using some of the best ingredients in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, diners at the Coleford eatery can tuck in to anything from 'The Miners vegan ploughman's' and burgers to risotto and paninis.

Vegan food at Zitto e Mangia in Tewkesbury

An Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Tewkesbury, Zitto e Mangia has lots to keep vegans happy.

As nearly every dish on the menu is prepared fresh to order, vegan diners can choose from pasta, pizza and risotto, which can all be made meat and dairy-free, with vegan starters including bruschetta, soup and salad available too.

Vegan food at Bhoomi Kitchen in Cheltenham

Serving southern-Indian dishes, Bhoomi Kitchen in Cheltenham offers vegan meals full of colour and flavour.

Enjoy curries like kandala masala with black chickpeas; baby eggplant curry with cashew nut sauce; or vegetable biryani with fragrant rice. For fans of tandoori, try the hara bhara kabab – a chargrilled potato, spinach and pea patty; or opt for a traditional masala dosa with coconut chutney.

Vegan food at Woodruffs Organic Café in Stroud

Offering delicious vegan dishes made with local and seasonal produce, Woodruffs Organic Café in Stroud is an ideal spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Start the day with almond and oat banana bread; avocado on sourdough; or a vegan cooked breakfast; then for lunch, tuck into a hummus and falafel toastie; butterbean and sweet potato stew; or aubergine moussaka. There are also vegan kid’s options too.

Vegan food at Bangkok Canteen in Gloucester

With a menu of fresh Thai food, Bangkok Canteen in Gloucester has a delicious selection of vegan dishes using locally sourced produce and tofu made in the UK.

Starters include fried sweetcorn cakes and veg tempura, while for the main course spice fans will love the tofu kapraw – stir-fried tofu with chilli, garlic and Thai basil; or try something different like chu chee chickpeas with red curry sauce and butternut squash or pad ma kua – crispy aubergine in spicy tamarind sauce.

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