Brighton’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants, cafes and delis you must try in Brighton
Brighton’s known for being a Mecca for vegetarians – so much so, our seaside city has in fact been named the country’s vegetarian capital. And with a plethora of vegetarian – and vegan – restaurants, cafes and delis, across the city; we can certainly see why.
As it’s National Vegetarian Week, we thought we’d round up a few of our favourite Brighton vegetarian eateries – great for veggies, vegans and those who fancy trying something new!
Opening as a vegan sandwich shop and deli in the beating heart of Brighton, in January 2017, by vegan owner, Liv; Larder has quickly become one of the local destinations for vegans, veggies and residents alike.
Serving homemade food, great coffee and delicious cakes (including donuts from cult Brighton vegan destination Glazed), Liv is keen to show that you can have great simple food which doesn’t involve lots of fake meat and fake dairy products. Don’t forget to try Larder’s raved about Buddha bowls – such as Butternut squash jambalaya with cajun kidney beans or their platters. Lentil dal, onion bhaji, sourdough toast and mango chutney, anyone?
Address: 53 Kensington Gardens
WAI KIKA MOO KAU
Located in the heart of bustling North Laine, Wai Kika Moo Kau offers a great selection of delicious veggie and vegan treats – from breakfasts and lunches, to cakes and wine. All food is cooked in the charming café’s kitchen, using local produce where possible. Can’t find a seat inside? Pull up a pew in the outside seating area and enjoy people watching as you tuck into your tofu wrap. Bliss.
Address: 11a Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 671117
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 9am-5pm
With a signature dish of homemade, cooked-to-order hot vegan falafel; FilFil’s been a firm veggie (and vegan) favourite hotspot for years. Go for a tasty falafel wrap or tub, or if you’re feeling extra hungry; opt for a mouthwatering mezze. The vegetarian platter includes falafel, humous, vine leaves, baba ghanoush, haloumi, tzatziki, avocado whilst the vegan mezze consists of tasty delights such as falafel, humous, vine leaves, baba ghanoush, avocado, couscous, sweet potato and aubergine.
Address: 21 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 696289
Opening Times: Sun-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-8pm (spring/summer time)
Opening in 1998, Infinity Foods Café is one of Brighton’s oldest vegetarian restaurants. With a focus on fresh, natural, organic food that’s delicious, it’s easy to see why this Brighton’s institution’s been delighting residents for 11 years. As well as tasty lunches (the thalis are a must!), leave room for cake, as there’s amazing organic and locally produced cakes most of which are vegan, wheat and gluten free, with a couple that are also sugar free.
Address: 50 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 670743
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 10:30am-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-4pm.
Looking for a tasty, healthy, quick vegetarian lunch? Look no further than Iydea! Iydea offers a huge variety of freshly prepared hot and cold vegetarian meals served in seconds, so you can make the most of your lunchtime. Iydea’s owner created the much-loved cafe and ‘servery’, after feeling frustrated that there was nowhere to go to grab real food fast. Now, the veggie establishment is one of the busiest Brighton lunchtime spots – thanks to delicious dishes such as veggie lasagne, enchiladas and curries.
Address: 17 Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 667992
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:30 pm; Sun: 10am-5:30pm
TERRE A TERRE
Describing their food as ‘world class flesh free fare with flare’, Terre a Terre is one of Brighton’s most iconic and acclaimed restaurants – where vegetarianism is more about indulgence than abstinence. Situated in the historic Lanes, Terre à Terre has been feeding its loyal customers and international visitors for 20 years. “Eating with us will stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds and we believe it will change the way you view vegetarian cuisine forever,” they say and with creative dishes such as Better Batter and Lemony Yemeni Relish, Aloo Sailor and Chimchimney Soufflé and Sooty Tops, along with imaginative afternoon teas – without a sarnie in sight – we believe them!
Address: 71 East Street
Phone: 01273 729051
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12pm-10:30pm; Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 11am-10pm
Not just a place to pick up your fave veggie and vegan goodies, VBites Café offers a delicious selection of vegan food and drinks to eat in or takeaway. Start your day with their renowned hearty breakfast, or sample their main menu dishes – such as the Hickory Chick burger and tempt yourself with a slice of cake or a Knickerbocker Glory. Who could resist?
Address: 14 East Street
Phone: 01273 747371
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 9:30am-7pm; Sun: 10am-6pm