15 Veggie And Vegan Eats Not To Miss In Bristol

There is exceptional vegetarian and vegan dining in Bristol, if you know where to look.

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1. Shakshouka at Souk Kitchen, Southville

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The ultimate hangover or comfort food, Souk Kitchen serves Shakshouka, a rich mix of poached eggs, peppers, tomatoes, and onions, baked to perfection. Souk Kitchen is now in two locations – the Clifton branch opened earlier this year.

2. The vegan chocolate cake selection at Cafe Kino, Stokes Croft

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The struggle is real at Cafe Kino, an entirely vegan café where EVERYTHING is out-of-this-world tasty. For starters, I'd sink your teeth into this sticky, oozing raw chocolate brownie and follow it up with some chocolate cake. With a vegan flat white on the side. Yum.

3. The Beet Boy at Bagel Boy, St Nicholas St, City Centre

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Bagel Boy has flavour and quality oozing from its bricks and mortar, and no more so than with the Beet Boy. Huge slices of roasted beetroot, a slab of melted goat's cheese, tomato, leaves, and red onion chutney,wedged on a chewy, fluffy, fresh bagel...and maybe get a side of crunchy homemade slaw and some sweet onion rings to seal the deal?

4. Roasted veg wrap with vegan mayo, Roll for the Soul, City Centre

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It's a community-focused, not-for-profit bike shop, an events space with a solid line-up of acts on a weekly basis, and a café serving a sumptuous, entirely vegan and veggie menu. If you haven't tried their veggie wrap with lashings of vegan mayo, get on your wheels and get down there. Find out more here.

5. The Olive Shed vegetarian platter, Princes Wharf

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Try the platter with a friend and wash down tortilla, tomato salad, pea and mint puree, chilli mint aubergine, olives, and bread with a cold glass of wine, overlooking the beautiful Bristol floating harbour. Watch the boats go by and book your table here.

6. Wild garlic frittata at Poco Cafe Bar, Stokes Croft

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Poco's food changes with the wind, never mind the seasons. Take a look at this deliciously light frittata bursting with local wild garlic and delicately whipped eggs. View the seasonal menu and plan your visit.

7. Vegetarian breakfast at Cafe Ronak, Gloucester Road

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Cafe Ronak brings the Med to vegan and vegetarian food with a wonderfully welcoming vibe. The veggie breakfast is to die for, with golden, runny-yolked eggs and roasted seasonal vegetables. Check them out on Facebook.

8. The Tempeh Reuben at the Spotless Leopard food truck

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This vegan Reuben has juiciest blackened organic tempeh served in seeded bread with springy salad leaves, fresh tomato, fried onion, sauerkraut, sauces and a rich and creamy tahini dressing. The Spotless Leopard can usually be found parked at Alma Road, Clifton, but check the website for details.

9. The Farinata at Cafe Maitreya, Easton

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Chilli and warm sunblushed tomato farinata with pepperonata, griddled artichokes and rocket is a favourite at Easton's best-loved veggie café, bar, and arts space. It's often packed to the rafters, so it's best to phone ahead and book. Also, check out the wonderful selection of vegan and veggie recipes on Maitreya's website and try some of the delicious food at home!

10. Deli salad at The Better Food Company café, St Werberghs

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This Bristol institution boasts a Clifton deli and a St Werburghs café and is focused on providing better, organic, locally sourced food for the city. Both outlets do impeccably flavoured and generously packed veggie and vegan salad boxes, featuring winners such as crisp kohlrabi and poppy seed salad and the creamiest of hummus selections. Find out more here.

11. The grilled halloumi at Greens, Zetland Road

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Greens is high-end dining at reasonable prices and boasts an ever-changing selection of vegetarian options to suit all palettes. This month's special is grilled halloumi and apricot skewers with a sourdough flatbread and a delicate Lebanese-style chickpea salad.

12. The Thai rice pudding at the North Street Standard

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Executive chef Jasper Prickett shows off his vegan pudding skills with this colourful Thai coconut black rice pudding with mango compote, toasted almonds, and coriander. You can follow his Instagram and drool over his latest creations from both the North Street Standard and its older sibling, the Urban Standard on Gloucester Rd.

13. The Northern Thali at Thali Café

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Thali Café is as Bristol as the suspension bridge, and every local craves its delicious fresh curries at some point! Proudly vegetarian, the Northern Thali can also be served vegan or dairy-free. This is Punjabi aloo methi, tarka dahl, crunchy Keralan salad, Basmati rice, and raita. For cheese eaters, add golden fried paneer in a creamy spinach sauce. Check out the menu here.

14. Samosa Chaat from Gopal's Curry Shack, various locations

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Find Gopal's at various food markets in Bristol mid-week, and at festivals and events at weekends. Its all-vegetarian menu and spiced perfection is summed up by the crunchy, zingy samosa chaat, which is finished to perfection by no less than seven toppings in meticulous order for a maximum flavour bomb!

15. Jamaican dumplings with tofu curry at Fi Real, West Street

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Bristol's only Caribbean vegan and vegetarian restaurant is home to flavour and spice, incredible-looking vegan cake (guava jam sponge anyone?), and its own mouthwatering range of fresh tropical juice drinks. Get your tastebuds going and book your table here.

16. Correction

The Mighty Food Fight closed on 22 August. This post has been updated to reflect that.