Terre à Terre
Terre à Terre‘s proprietors believe that a vegetarian lifestyle should be about indulgence. Their menu titles are cheeky and intriguing, featuring dishes such as ‘I dream of arancini’, ‘rosti revisited’, and ‘how’s ya vada’. These pun-packed dishes are tasty and full of flavour.
Terre à Terre, 71 East St, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 127 372 9051
Food for Friends
Food for Friends finds fresh combinations of flavours and ingredients to dispel the myth that the vegetarian options aren’t as interesting as regular choices. This former hippy haunt has an elegant yet laid-back feel.
Food for Friends, 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HF, +44 127 320 2310
The bright Iydea here is to serve up healthy, affordable vegetarian food in a flash. Their meals might be plated quickly, but this is by no means a typical fast food experience. In a cafeteria-style setup, customers begin by choosing a dish from the display, then top it off with their choice of vegetables, salads, toppings, and sauces. The ever-changing menu offers a range of both classic dishes and seasonal experiments, so you’ll never run out of options. Iydea is perfect for the health-conscious individual rushing to make the most of their lunch break, but also welcomes any guests looking to stay for a more relaxed meal.
Iydea, 105 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex, UK +44 127 396 5904
Located on the upper floor of Iydea’s Western Road branch, Rootcandi is the UK’s only all-veggie tapas restaurant. When Iydea founder Steve Billam grew frustrated with the quality of plant-based and vegan options in other restaurants, he began a brand new venture with award-winning chef Reuben Waller to create their own 100% plant-based menu. This is a thriving venue that is growing quickly in popularity.
Rootcandi, 105 Western Rd, Brighton, UK, +44 127 396 5904
The Prince George
A refurbished pub filled with good beer, good conversation, and good vegetarian food, The Prince George is a lively spot that’s sure to entice even the most stubborn meat-eaters. Between the award-winning vegetarian menu, the street food sold in the evening, and the Sunday menu, there’s something on offer here at any time of day, making The Prince George the perfect place to visit before or after a long day’s shopping on the North Laine.
The Prince George, 5 Trafalgar St, Brighton, UK, +44 127 368 1055
Based in the heart of Brighton, this vegan cafe serves up their own vegan renditions of classic meat, fish, and cheese dishes, with a wide variety of options for dining in or take-away. Their spin on the full English is an unusual yet tasty way to start the day. They also offer an impressive array of vegan cakes.
VBites, 14 East St, Brighton, UK, +44 127 374 7371
Gourmet Girls is a pop-up installation run by Titbits Catering, a company which specialises in vegan and raw cuisine for all occasions. Every Friday at Fanny’s of Hanover, Titbits takes over and serves a fresh menu for their Gourmet Girls Restaurant Pop Up Nights. Menu items update frequently, so be sure to check their website for their latest themes. You’ll need to book ahead as their seating fills up quickly, and be sure to note that this venue is cash-only and BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle).
Gourmet Girls (at Fanny’s of Hanover), 135A Islingword Rd, Brighton, UK, +44 127 367 0779
Wai Kika Moo Kau
Wai Kika Moo Kau is a standout spot for several reasons, but it’s their sheer friendliness that shines through most of all. Staff and patrons have a warm sense of humour, which gives the cafe a laid-back, genuine ambience. This welcoming atmosphere is busy with a bustling mix of customers, from students snacking between classes to workers dashing in on a quick lunch break. Wai Kika Moo Kau serves great food at great prices,.
Wai Kika Moo Kau,11A Kensington Gardens, Brighton, UK, +44 127 367 1117
Infinity Foods is a trendy café with ample seating in a light, airy, open space. Their upper floor displays regular exhibitions by local artists and printmakers, as well as a pleasant view of the streets below for people-watching while you eat. Billed as Brighton’s original organic vegetarian café, Infinity Foods serves a completely veggie menu and takes care to provide options for wheat, gluten, and sugar-free diets. They’re also the only café in Brighton with their own brand of organic products certified by the Soil Association. Infinity Foods has served the community in many forms over the past 44 years, and we have no doubt that they’ll continue to stand the test of time.
Infinity Foods, 50 Gardner St, North Laines, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 127 367 0743
The Almond Tree
The Almond Tree is an independent veggie cafe planted right in the centre of town. The owners make their own vegan cheeses, their own vegan (and gluten-free) cakes, and even their own hazelnut spread. For something more filling, try the exceptional spiced nut roast, served on Sundays with a selection of seasonal vegetables and a jug of tomato and basil sauce.
The Almond Tree, 109C Dyke Rd, Brighton, UK, +44 127 372 9505