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    19 Things Every Vegetarian Must Eat Before They Die

    Featuring zero stuffed peppers, promise.

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    1. The “Notdog” at Bloc, Glasgow.

    2. Meat-free meatballs at Samphire Brasserie, Plymouth.

    3. Bhel puri at Bundobust, Leeds.


    Chow down on delicious Indian street food – the bhel puri is bursting with turmeric and tamarind and is delightfully crunchy. If you'd rather a warm meal, you can't go wrong with the dahl.

    4. A loaded plate at Ethos, London.

    5. Falafel at Falafel King, Bristol.

    6. Lunch at Café Roya, Nottingham.

    7. Tofush and chips at Norman's Coach and Horses, London.

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    Tofush and chips like you're never had it before, at this Soho vegetarian institution. Perfectly cooked tofu, wrapped in a seaweed cloak, then coated in a crunchy batter. It's served with a zingy tartar sauce, peas, and chips. Delicious.

    8. Macaroni pie and chips at Old Salty’s, Glasgow.

    9. Crispy arancini balls at Gas Street Social, Birmingham.

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    All of Gas Street Social's vegetarian sharing plates are good (Tempura vegetables! Sweet potato cake!), but it's the arancini that really stands out. Wild mushroom and truffle rice balls, with a garlic mayo for dunking. Delightful.

    10. A loaded tofu dog from Beelzebab, Brighton.


    Vegan doner kebabs + tofu dogs = hangover food that even meat lovers will enjoy. Go for broke with the mustard, or be brave and try the Pappadog: mango chutney, curry ketchup and crushed papadums on a tofu dog.

    11. Ploughman’s lunch and a pint at The Fat Cat, Sheffield.

    12. Chickpeas and rice at Al Bab Mansour, Bristol.

    13. Dumplings from Alplings, Edinburgh.


    These mouth-watering alpine dumplings not only have the cutest name, but they also deliver! And the sauces, OMG the sauces – parmesan buttermelt, horseradish, mushroom and gorgonzola. Plus there's apple strudel for pudding if you've got the space.

    14. Veggie Sunday roast at The Prince George, Brighton.

    15. Himalayan cheese on toast at Mowgli, Liverpool.


    The Indian street food at Mowgli is good, but the cheese on toast takes it to another level. Sharp cheddar, red onion, and a green chilli dressing, served with pickle. Basically, book your train to Liverpool post-haste.

    16. A ciabatta at Tin Kitchen, Cambridge.

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    Sometimes you just want a really great sandwich. And if that sandwich happens to be an artisanal ciabatta from Tin Kitchen, so much the better. Our money's on the halloumi and aubergine combo you can see above.

    17. A cheese and vegetable pasty at Philps Cornish Pasty, Hayle.

    18. Pani Puri at The Hungry Gecko, Manchester.

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    Jackie Kearney, the owner of The Hungry Gecko, really knows her stuff. So much so that she's even written a cookbook called Vegan Street Food. There are many veggie delights on the menu here, but the pani puri and veggie duck spring rolls are a must. The best bit? She makes her own vegan fish sauce too.

    19. Plant-based tapas at El Piano, York.

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