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Your Guide to the Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Bath, UK

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Nestled in amongst some of Britain's most beautiful green countryside, Bath is famed for its Roman Baths, stunning Georgian architecture, and buzzing music / arts scene. The Romans were the first to take advantage of Bath’s natural hot springs, using them as a thermal spa which still stand strong today (pictured). Bath was then developed into an elegant spa city in the 18th century when much of its impressive architecture was built, including the renowned Royal Crescent and Circus. Visitors tend to get caught up in Bath's magical charm, including writers like Jane Austin, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley, who all drew inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. 

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You may be visiting Bath to see some of these sights, to absorb some local culture, or to take advantage of the huge number of quirky and independent shops. Either way if, like me, a highlight of any trip away from home revolves around trying lots of amazing plant-based food and getting inspiration for new vegan dishes, then you certainly won't be short for options in Bath. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to try all of the options if you were visiting for a week, let alone just for the weekend.

That's why I've put together this guide to the vegan and vegetarian restaurants, cafes and shops in Bath. Hopefully it'll help you decide which places to try, or it may just inspire you to give Bath a visit, which I assure you won't be a disappointment - both for the incredible vegan food and for everything else this wonderful city has to offer.  

 

Your guide to the vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Bath, UK

 

THE GREEN ROCKET CAFE (vegan and vegetarian) 

1 Pierrepont Street, Bath, BA1 1LB

The Green Rocket Café is a well established plant-based restaurant, right in the heart of town, with beautiful views of Bath Abbey and Parade Gardens. This multi-award winning independent restaurant has a very relaxed vibe, but hard at work down in the kitchen are very talented chefs creating an array of sophisticated yet hearty food, all from scratch. Famed for their vegan and veggie breakfasts, they also serve up aromatic coffees, delicious lunch and homemade afternoon tea every day. And from Wednesday to Saturday they're also open for dinner in the evenings - this is my favourite time to come as the chefs really get to show off their talents. Options include their smoked mushroom, chestnut and sage sausages with mustard mash, gravy, wilted spinach and onion rings - a wonderful vegan take on a British classic (pictured). Or their rich and fragrant Vietnamese coconut curry bowl with fresh vegetables, tofu, jasmine rice, and pickled vegetable salad (pictured). For dessert you could try their vegan sticky toffee pudding with ice cream, rich chocolate torte with honeycomb and ice cream, or their home made raw cheesecakes with raw almond cream (pictured)

NOURISH PLANT-BASED EATING (vegan and vegetarian)

1 Beaufort West, London Road, Bath, BA1 6QB

Nourish is a relative newcomer to the Bath vegan restaurant scene but they've made quite a splash by serving up incredible food that's been proven to please even the staunchest of meat eaters! Based in the Larkhall area of Bath, they serve up international cuisine with influences from all over the world, with everything cooked from scratch in their kitchen using seasonal vegetables and supporting local suppliers where possible. Why not try their take on Chinese 'duck' pancakes, made with braised tofu in a thick and sticky hoisin sauce (pictured). Or their vegan take on a British classic, 'fish 'n' chips', made with beautifully flaky banana blossom (Google it - I had never heard of it before!) in a crispy batter with a touch of seaweed to give it a subtle taste of the ocean, and served with chunky chips, vegan tartare sauce and smashed minted peas (pictured). Open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday and lunch Friday-Sunday. 

INDIAN TEMPTATION (vegan and vegetarian) 

9-10 High Street, Bath, BA1 5AQ

Indian Temptation could easily be missed, because the restaurant is on the first floor and the small entrance is a little tucked away. But be sure not to miss this gem - especially if you love Indian food - because it's a favourite among the Bath locals who keep coming back for their delicious home made vegan and vegetarian curries. You can order the more traditional curry options or, if you like to try a bit of everything, you can go for their famous vegan thali (pictured) which comes with a beautiful selection of curries, dhal, vegetable side dishes, dosa, and a dessert! And with that view of Bath Abbey (which becomes even more stunning when lit up at night) you have a pretty enviable backdrop to enjoy your food against. 

ACORN (vegan and vegetarian)

2 North Parade Passage, Bath, BA1 1NX

Acorn is a magnificent restaurant in the centre of Bath, where you can enjoy modern gourmet food and watch how top quality fresh vegetables can (and should) take centre stage. Set in a historic Georgian building, Acorn opens for lunch and dinner every day so you can enjoy some sophisticated dishes such as their starter of 'old donkey carrots', which are cooked slowly then fire charred and served with pickled carrot, parsley puree, carrot and cashew puree, and seeded spelt grain (pictured). For main course you might enjoy their ingenious whole cauliflower which is broken down and cooked in various ways (roasted florets, truffled puree, pickled core, sauteed leaf, fenugreek and onion croquette, spelt grain and tarragon oil). Their vegan chocolate and coffee parfait with chocolate ganache (pictured) is a dessert you'll dream about for years to come. If you can't decide what to order you can go for their five course tasting menu and can even opt for the wine matching if you'd like to try delicious fine vegan wines that are paired with each of the courses. 

Chaiwalla serves up Vegan Indian street food in the centre of Bath. It's a small shop-front so it could also be easily missed, but the incredible smells wafting from their tiny kitchen where everything is made are sure to stop you in your tracks and drag you towards their food in a trance-like state, just like in the old cartoons. You could grab some channa dhal (vegan lentil curry served with rice) or their samosa chaat - a classic Indian street food dish made with a samosa broken down and immersed into a chickpea curry, covered with fresh onions and tamarind, sprinkled with chickpea rice noodles. Or my favourite are their wraps - filled with either their fresh hot Indian falafels or their onion bhajis and packed with salad, mango chutney, and tamarind sauce. They're open every day for lunch from 11.30am until 5pm (4pm on Sundays). 

BEYOND THE KALE (vegan)

Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 2DR

Beyond The Kale make everything on the premises near Bath’s Green Park Station where you can get a range of salads, quiches, wraps, and cakes which are all vegan, with many gluten free options too. They open every day for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. For lunch, a delicious, healthy, and surprisingly filling option is their fresh salad plate, where you get to try a selection of their raw and cooked salads, roasted vegetables, homemade hummus, vegan pesto, and a tomato and garlic dressing. Or if you want something to take on-the-go, try their falafel wrap (pictured). It's no ordinary wrap - their homemade falafels are insanely good plus they're packed with quinoa tabbouleh, fresh salad, homemade slaw, and a sweet chilli and tahini sauce (the soft wheat wrap is toasted too which takes it to another dimension). 

CASCARA (vegan)

3 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RG

A new (and seriously amazing) addition to the vegan scene in Bath is Cascara - a vegan cafe serving up breakfast, lunch, ridiculously good homemade cakes, smoothies, juices, and speciality tea and coffee. Positioned right in the heart of Bath, it’s the perfect chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city so you can truly relax and indulge your taste buds. You’ll be greeted by super-friendly staff, a relaxing cosy atmosphere, and some incredible vegan food and drink, like their famous kimchi and cheeze toastie which you could eat in or take with you to meander round the shops with.

SKY BLUE CAFE (vegan)

7-9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR

Sky Blue Cafe is an independent family-run business serving delicious hot and cold food, indulgent cakes (all made freshly on site) along with artisan coffee, speciality organic loose leaf teas, and freshly made juices and smoothies from their juice bar! They're nestled beneath the Chapel Arts Centre where you can go to watch some live music, comedy, or maybe even a burlesque show! So you can grab a pre-gig bite to eat and/or drink from this proudly 100% vegan cafe beforehand. It's also right next to the Southgate shopping centre in Bath, so if you need a break from your retail therapy, pop in to rest your feet in this peaceful haven and enjoy some tea and one of their home made vegan cakes, like their raw vegan brownies, or their out-of-this-world carrot cake (pictured)

ROOTS AND SHOOTS CAFE (vegan)

10 Brunel Square, Bath, BA1 1SX

You can now get incredible vegan food and drinks as soon as you step off the train into Bath - because Roots and Shoots has just opened up a stone’s throw from the station! Or if you’re upset about leaving, you can at least make the journey a joyous one by grabbing a fresh coffee and a some delicious homemade vegan food to take on the train with you. One of their ‘facon’ butties or a selection of vegan pastries will set you up for the day perfectly, or if you’re in town (it’s also very close to the Southgate shopping area of Bath) then have an incredible lunch - salad boxes, vegan man ‘n’ cheese, wraps, soups and stews have all tastes covered, or if you’re feeling indecisive go for a ‘taster box’ so you get to try a bit of everything!

DEMUTH'S COOKERY SCHOOL (vegan and vegetarian)

6 Terrace Walk, Bath, BA1 1LN

While you're in Bath do you fancy learning how to cook some amazing plant-based dishes to expand your repertoire and impress your friends when you get home? Well, Demuth's has you covered. They run cooking courses and day (or half-day) classes ranging from Asian street food and Ethiopian cooking, to bread baking and seasonal salads. Taught by experienced chefs in their modern, spacious and inviting kitchen, all their classes are vegetarian and many are vegan with some raw and gluten-free options too. They even run vegan diploma courses throughout the year if you really wanted to improve your technical abilities, or if you're visiting Bath with a group you can book the school for the day and choose whichever course you like! 

HARVEST (vegan and vegetarian)

37 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BN

If you're staying in Bath and need some supplies, then Harvest will come in very handy indeed. They sell all sorts of food, drinks, store cupboard staples, frozen foods and they even have an awesome deli selling vegan and vegetarian stews, sandwiches, pies and cakes. Everything in the shop is vegetarian with the majority being vegan, and most products are local and ethically sourced. Harvest is a worker-owned cooperative, and their ethos is to provide ethically assured, healthy and fair trade produce with many local artisan products which can make the perfect gift to bring back for someone from your trip to Bath! 

BEERCRAFT OF BATH (vegan and vegetarian options)

3 Argyle Street, Pulteney Bridge, Bath, BA2 4BA

To wash everything down? Well if you enjoy a tipple, then Beercraft of Bath has a great selection of vegan beers and ciders. The staff are super helpful too and happy to tell you which beers are vegan. My favourite they stock has to be Electric Bear which is brewed in Bath, and the head brewer is himself vegan, so the vast majority of their beers are vegan friendly. Plus their branding is super-cool, which to me is half the fun of  choosing a tasty beer! 

MISSION BURRITO (vegan and vegetarian options)

4 New Street, Bath, BA1 2AF

Mission Burrito is an independent chain of Mexican restaurants, making ridiculously good burritos with fresh ingredients from scratch every day. They do serve up meat but they're definitely worth a mention in this article because they have some awesome vegan options, and unlike many burrito places I've been to, their rice and guacamole are both vegan. So their vegetarian burritos, tacos, rice box and salads are all vegan friendly. Watch out for their vegan specials too - their black bean and butternut squash chipotle chilli burrito (pictured) was so popular that they now put it on for the first week of every month! 

THE STABLE (vegan and vegetarian options)

1-3 Westgate Building, Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AE

The Stable is another place that does serve meat, but I couldn't miss it out of this article because they have a dedicated vegan menu which has some mouth-watering options. And you can tell these vegan options weren't just an after-thought as they often are in many restaurants - options include 'heart skipped a beet', 'the good life' or 'hazelnutter' (pictured) which are all made with their famous sourdough bases, rich tomato sauce, fresh local vegetables, and vegan cheeses. They even have awesome vegan puddings such as their rich brownie with raspberry coulis, or tender cider poached pear, both served with vegan ice cream. 

YAK YETI YAK (vegan and vegetarian options)

12 Pierrepont Street, Bath, BA1 1LA

Yak Yeti Yak brings a taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine to the UK in this relaxed and informal independent restaurant in the heart of Bath. If you haven’t tried Nepalese food before, expect a beautiful, fragrant hybrid of Asian influences, with many dishes having Indian, Thai and Tibetan origins. And there's no finer example than Yak Yeti Yak, who take pride in cooking their Nepalese cuisine to perfection: everything is freshly home cooked, with the talented chefs bringing their years of experience cooking in Nepal to treat us to some classic dishes (and family favourites) here in Bath. They do have meat on the menu, but as traditional Nepalese food tends to be vegan, naturally some of their best dishes are plant-based. Try their incredible vegetable momos, Nepalese-style spiced dumplings which are one of the most popular foods in Nepal. Their musurko dal is also a must - orange lentils cooked with mild spices, then refried with garlic-infused vegan ghee. And you can't go wrong with any of their freshly made vegetable dishes, which are cooked to order so you can tell them how spicy you like them! 

Or if you don't have time for a sit-down meal, try their sister establishment - Phat Yaks in Kingsmead Square - serving equally delicious Nepalese street food from their cafe / takeaway. Their vegan menu includes 'curry in a hurry' or build your own vegan wrap filled with crispy vegetable Nepalese fritters, a bean and cumin pate, pickled slaw, and your choice of sauce such as their garlic chilli confit. And you can even choose a vegan lassi (mango or banana are favourites) to wash it all down. 

SWOON (vegan and vegetarian options)

15 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AE

Had a lovely vegan meal at one of these amazing Bath restaurants and now looking for something sweet to round off your day/evening? Seriously guys, just make sure you head to Swoon (trust me, you won’t be disappointed). They have a delicious range of vegan sorbetti which are all so rich and creamy that you might not at first believe that they are in fact vegan! The trick to getting them so smooth and flavoursome is using the freshest ingredients, and churning that little bit slower to make them even creamier. Swoon is a small independent establishment with just two outlets, in Bath and Bristol. All of their sorbetti and gelatos are made by their talented chefs on site and I’m not at all surprised that they’ve won several Great Taste awards. They have two permanent vegan sorbetti flavours on the menu - rich dark chocolate and vibrant mango. Then they have guest flavours each month, so there are always several vegan sorbetti to choose from (don’t worry, they’ll let you taste a couple before you choose). Guest flavours have included pistachio (using the best Italian pistachios from Bronte), raspberry, pear, and blackberry with lavender. I like to get experimental by combining flavours - great combos include the dark chocolate with pistachio, or the raspberry with mango.

Bath always has new shops and restaurants popping up, so if I've missed any or if something opens that you think should be included in this guide, send me an email and I'll check it out!

Planning a trip to London? Check out my reviews of the vegan food available at the famous Borough Market and Broadway Vegan Market! 

Your Guide to Broadway Vegan Market

Broadway Vegan Market Review

If you're vegan or vegetarian and you live in London, then like me you'll probably delight in the fact that there's now a regular market, open every Saturday from 10am - 4pm, dedicated to incredible vegan street food. Or, if you're visiting London, a trip here should definitely be on the itinerary, because it's like coming to a free mini vegan food festival, except you can just wander in and out at any time, and with a really laid-back atmosphere. Pretty much every taste or craving is catered for, almost to the point where there's TOO MUCH to choose from. The solution to this? Bring as many friends as possible so you can all try something different and sample a bit of each other's food. Or just keep coming back, that works too. To help you decide what to opt for, or just to inspire you to give this little gem a visit, here's a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the delights on offer. 

Your Guide To Vegan Broadway Market

(London Fields Primary School, Westgate St, London E8 3RU )

Eat chay - In Vietnamese, chay means vegan. Their food is an incredible fusion of punchy, fresh flavours, with a modern twist on Vietnamese and Korean classics. For example, their Korean BBQ banh mi (baguette) stuffed with incredibly ‘meaty’ grilled soy based strips, pickled carrots, fresh herbs, mushroom walnut pate, spicy mayo, and crispy onions is street food at its finest. Also on the menu is a lemongrass Chick'n banh mi and a hearty Vietnamese noodle salad, so there's something for everyone.

Eat Chay vegan Vietnamese street food stall
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Eat Chay vegan Banh Mi at Broadway Vegan Market

Kally Cooks – Indian food is one of my favourite cuisines, and what better example of how to do it properly than Kally Cooks. Offering up a street food feast - you can get cauliflower and quinoa spiced cakes, perfectly tender rice, rich aubergine puree (slow-cooked for six hours), homemade coriander & apple chutney, plus a mint, lemon & carrot yoghurt dressing, all for just £7.50. It's great to know that while Kally creates the most amazing-tasting food, she also commits to ensuring the meals are as healthy and nourishing as possible. What's more, Kally gives employment training and mentoring opportunities to women who have received hardship - way to go Kally!  

Kally Cooks stall at Broadway Vegan Market
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Kally Cooks vegan Indian Street Food

I am nut ok – these spreads, made from nuts and a few other simple ingredients, are pure genius. They're seriously tasty, and can be used to spread on crackers, as a dip for pitta / veg, as a flavoursome sandwich filling, or pretty much any other occasion where you'd otherwise use hummus or a cheese spread. They have three distinctly different flavours: ‘Cashewlater’ – a creamy, cheesy, cashew spread; ‘Smokeydokey’ – a bold-flavoured (and a bit spicy) smoked cashew cream; and my personal favourite ‘Foiegeddaboutit’ – a walnut and mushroom pate, flavoured with a hint of truffle for a really rich flavour. They have free tasting samples on offer so you can try them out before choosing your favourite to buy and take home with you. 

I Am Nut OK vegan nut spreads
vegan nut spread

We are ima – think of vegan sushi and you probably think of avocado or cucumber rolls. And, while there's nothing wrong with that, thanks to ima vegan sushi can be way more exciting and imaginative. They create beautiful sushi 'burritos' stuffed with BBQ pulled sweet potato or Katsu cauliflower. And their fresh sushi sets contain awesome flavour combinations like sweet chilli tofu, sweet potato & avocado, and asparagus with their special pickle spread. 

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Delicious vegan sushi rolls at Vegan Broadway Market
IMA rolling vegan sushi

Veeg London – these guys create healthy and tasty vegan street food dishes, centred around seasonal, locally sourced vegetables, and packed with punchy herbs and spices. Their food is inspired from around the globe, with incredible dishes such as: butternut squash and chickpea curry; vegan meatballs in tomato, basil and oregano sauce; and Moroccan vegetable tagine – all served on bulgar wheat or soft Jasmine rice for £6. The perfect kind of food to thoroughly warm and nourish you, just what we need at this time of year! 

Veeg stall at Broadway Vegan Market
Vegan street food at Broadway Market

Dees Table - we all need some more Jamaican sunshine in our lives, and Dee's Table comes as close to transporting us to paradise as we could possibly hope while in wintery London. They serve up modern vegan Jamaican food that's to die for. Grab some vegan jerk 'ribs' with ginger beer BBQ sauce, on a coco-roti stuffed with plantain and callaloo. You can also devour some warming red pea soup or their deliciously flaky patties filled with perfectly spiced sweet potato and lentils. 

vegan jamaican street food - jerk bbq ribs
dee's table Jamaican vegan pasties

Leles London – while Lele's cafe is open every day on Lower Clapton Road serving up delicious vegan food and coffee, they also have a stall at Broadway Vegan Market (and Victoria Park Market on Sundays) selling jaw-dropping patisserie cakes and tarts that are worthy of any high-end window display in Paris. Grab something sweet to round off your street food experience or buy some treats to take home with you - they have a great selection for any taste - fruity tarts, rich chocolatey brownies, and spectacular cakes like the Oreo raw cheesecake that was stopping everyone (including me) in their tracks! 

Vegan Oreo cookie cake at Broadway vegan market
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Lele's vegan patisserie vegan chocolate brownie

A match made in heaven – great hummus and pitta chips for dipping. ChicP makes amazingly healthy and colourful vegetable hummus. And the best part? Eating ChicP hummus is helping to tackle food waste, because the dips are made from surplus or wonky raw vegetables that would otherwise be thrown away. Flavours include: carrot, ginger and turmeric; beetroot, horseradish and sage; and a mega herby green hummus. Use it as a spread, dolloped on salads, or best of all, dipped with Soffles Pitta Chips - bags of roasted pitta chips in amazing flavours: chilli & garlic; or rosemary and thyme. They're made with simple fresh ingredients and then oven roasted in a little olive oil until crunchy... genius!  

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Nini Organics vegan beauty products

Nini organics – Vegan Broadway Market has impressive goodies to offer other than food. You can also take away some indulgent vegan beauty products like Nini's 100% natural and organic oils, balms, scrubs, and masks. Their original products are tested on themselves and other Nini fans – never on animals, plus everything's hand-made on a small scale so they have 100% control over quality. Everyone deserves some pampering now and again, especially in the middle of winter, so why not do it in organic, cruelty-free style!

Liha beauty - this amazing duo combine the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy. And I love that they just make a few products - because you know that they can concentrate on making those few products really, really good. Treat yourself or get someone a unique gift such as their shea butter, idan oil, or their handmade African black soap. These natural and organic products are handmade in small batches in Hackney (and Cheltenham), they're 100% vegan, and made with simple natural ingredients that your skin will love. 

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Jackpot vegan peanut butter at Broadway Vegan Market London

Jackpot nut spread – double roasted salted peanuts and a little rapeseed oil are the only simple ingredients that go into this delicious PB. The result is an amazing natural flavour and a unique creamy consistency. And guess what? Jackpot also supports the Music Venue Trust, giving the local live music community a welcome boost. Double win!

Natural born wine – all of this shopping and eating leaving you in need of a little tipple? Well you're in luck because Natural Born Wine is dedicated to finding and celebrating biodynamic and natural wines from around the world. I love how each bottle comes with a story telling the tales of origins and the growers, with information about the environmental and ethical choices they’ve made throughout the production. We should all pay more attention to how and where our food and drinks are made. It helps that each one is delicious too! 

Incredible selection of vegan wines

You might also be impressed with the amazing range of vegan food available at London Borough Market. Or planning a trip to beautiful Bath? Check out my guide to the vegan and vegetarian restaurants, cafes and shops in Bath!