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Bristol’s Hidden Gems: Top 5 Vegan Restaurants

31 January 2019 | Charlie Kenber

With Veganuary fresh in our minds and the Vegan Society reporting that around 600,000 Brits are now Vegan, Bristol’s restaurant scene has long been in on the act. Plus, with new eateries opening all the time, scrub up on your greens and check out our top picks below…

This delightful little restaurant in Stokes’ Croft draws inspiration from all over the world, meaning its menu is constantly evolving and changing. Using local suppliers and ingredients in their ‘plant focused dining’, Flow creates a small plates experience – so come ready to share! Whilst strictly a vegetarian restaurant, Flow features plenty of vegan options and variations on their menu, so there’s many a reason to pay a visit. And if that’s not enough, they do some mean seasonal cocktails.

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Flow is at 8a, Haymarket Walk, BS1 3LN

Vx Bristol
At the other end of the spectrum, head to Vx Bristol for some vegan junk food. That’s right, we’re talking Mac’n’Cheese, Nachos, Burgers, Kebabs and Cake. A relatively recent fixture on Bristol’s scene, Vx is all about making veganism exciting. On top of that, Vx isn’t just a restaurant, they also import plant-based products from around the world and offer vegan clothing and merchandise. So stock up on all your hard-to-find vegan groceries by heading over to Bedminster’s happening East Street to find this chapel to cruelty-free.

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Vx Bristol is at 123 East Street, BS3 4ER

For a bit of Persian mezze, head to Koocha, which opened in Zetland Road in June 2018. This Redland eatery is all about colour and creativity, and has quickly won the attention of vegan and non-vegan Bristolians alike. With food filled with Persian flavour, and signature gin cocktails to go with them, this is mezze as it’s meant to be.

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Koocha is at 10 Zetland Road, Redland, BS6 7AD

Fi Real
Fi Real is the place to go for vegan and vegetarian Caribbean food. This local café is as friendly and colourful as its food and is particularly proud of their home-made juices and drinks. Family run since 2014, Fi Real uses local, organic ingredients wherever possible, so head over to find twists on all your favourites such as Ackee and tofu, Trelawney yam stew, Okra and butter beans and plenty of dessert options.

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Fi Real is at 7 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0BZ

Café Kino
Finally, check out this not-for-profit vegetarian and vegan eatery run collectively by everyone who works there. Have you ever tried a vegan BLT? Or a vegan burger? Now’s your chance, safe in the knowledge that any profits are going straight back into the café. Plus, check out the range of loose leaf teas, fairtrade coffee, local beers, ciders and wines. And on top of all of that, Kino operates as a community space interested in reinvigorating the local area, and hosts evenings filled with music, life drawing, discussions and screenings.

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Café Kino is at 108 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU

For more ideas on where to eat vegan, check out our UK-wide vegan restaurant guide


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