If you are vegan, vegetarian, or just love eating (who doesn't?!), you should pay a visit to the hip foodie town that is Brighton, England. There is a seemingly endless amount of vegan food in this city. You can find vegan meals at almost every restaurant, cafe or pub. And I'm not talking nuts and crisps, I'm talking vegan cheeseburgers, pizzas, hot dogs, BLTs, ice cream, nachos, even the classically British fish and chips and full English breakfast! Something for everyone!
So, now that our mouths are watering, let's get to it. Here are some of my favorite vegan eats in the city. And also, when I would recommend to go. Except for the pizza. You eat that all the time. Obviously.
breakfast & brunch
Wai Kika Moo Kau
A.k.a.: "Why Kick a Moo Cow". Another one of my favorite go-to spots in the North Laines, this place has a comfy cozy and chill atmosphere. They do great food, including a killer vegan English breakfast, and always have a big selection of vegan cakes and treats. Awesome soy lattes. Also, free wifi. More.
The Almond Tree
Located in Seven Dials, this unique little neighborhood spot is locally famous for breakfast and lunch. They also do great juices and excellent coffee. Cute and fun little spot to grab a bite and relax for a bit. Free wifi. Their vegan BLT is amazing. These people know how to do tempeh! Worth the hike up the hill! More.
A small and cozy eatery in the North Laines, with a cafeteria-style selection of local, organic and vegetarian foods. Does English breakfasts, tofu scrambles, pancakes. Also has lots of prepackaged items like wraps and drinks you can grab and go. More.
A cozy coffee and breakfast joint across from the train station that offers a yummy vegan english breakfast, wifi and live train times!
The Loving Hut
Part of an international vegan chain, The Loving Hut has 2 locations in Brighton, in The Level and in the North Laines. They're well-known for vegan comfort food galore. And, done really well. Find cheeseburgers, chips, hot dogs and even soft serve ice cream. Also sells vegan meat and dairy products. More.
100% vegan cafe with burgers, fish, nachos, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and more. Part of the Vbites mock meat brand. Cafe also has a small shop where you can buy vegan products, meats, sauces and drinks. Certified by the Vegan Society. I think the Elvis Burger is my all-time favorite thing about this place. More.
A cafeteria-style selection of locally sourced nutritious meals await you at Iydea. Their menu changes daily so you're always in for a surprise. And their freshly-made juices are delicious. They have two locations, in the North Laines and in Hove, which also houses their sister restaurant, Rootcandi, upstairs. More.
A 100% vegan cafe serving up simple and delicious breakfast and lunch foods like burgers, sandwiches, and toasties. Dog-friendly!
Terre à Terre
Definitely the most interesting, original and inventive presentations I have ever seen on a plate, this food is both refreshing and delicious. Definitely a worldly-inspired menu, the food ranges from pan-asian tapas to creamed pea puree. It's pretty to look at and fun to eat. Also sells their own products in store. More.
Food For Friends
A clean and modern classic in the South Lanes, Food for Friends is a longtime staple of the vegan and vegetarian community in Brighton. Dishing up some of the most beautifully presented food, their menu is a testament to their mastery of the art of delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine. More.
Living in the cozy upstairs dining room of Iydea in Hove, Rootcandi is the UK's first 100% vegan tapas restaurant. They offer various meticulously arranged tapas platters served in beautiful custom-designed tiered displays. Both innovative and beautiful food in an intimate and cozy atmosphere. More.
New, local branch of vegan and vegetarian fine dining restaurant with a distinctly hip, trendy vibe. Innovative restaurant design composed of 3 levels complete with a beautiful spiral staircase, and their own cocktail bar, Dandelion, on the bottom floor, concocting custom super cool botanically-infused drinks. More.
Authentic Italian pizzeria in Hove that boasts a huge menu of vegan and vegetarian pizzas, including 2 types of vegan mozzarella cheeses and mock meats from Vbites. Very interesting and romantic dining room in the basement of the restaurant. Available gluten-free. Also offers local delivery, with wine! More.
100% vegan pizza cafe that also does breakfast, including yogurt, sandwiches, salads and ice cream. Really tasty pizza with the perfect vegan cheese. Try the Monete for a classic Italian favorite with delicious setain medallions. Gluten-free options. Also available for delivery via Deliveroo. More.
Pizza place that does a killer vegan pizza called the Thom Yorke, with cheese and sour cream. With locations in Hove and Kemptown, they also deliver, AND you will also be pleasantly surprised to find their pizzas cooked to order at local pubs such and movie theaters around town, too! Gluten-free options as well. More.
Pizza Me does vegan pizza amazingly. They have great tasty, stringy, melty, vegan cheese. Really delicious, authentic Italian dough and pizza. Two thumbs up. Go to the shop and get a slice or a pie, or order your pie online via the good folks over at Just Eat. More.