Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or a meat-eater testing the waters, Bristol’s restaurants offer an incredible array of meat and dairy-free food for you to try without breaking the bank.

Here are a few of the best places for the hungry plant-based eater on a budget; you should be able to eat like a king without spending more than £10.

The Full Moon

Full Moon and Attic Bar’s kitchen is currently being looked after by pizza pros Pepe Nero, who offer a 12” pizza and a drink for just £6.99. They have a dedicated vegan menu and offer gluten free bases on all of their pizzas.

The bar and huge outdoor seating area offer a relaxed atmosphere during the day and great live music and DJs at night. A top spot for drinking the night away after you’ve finished your food.

Pepe Nero Vegan Pizza credit: Wriggle
Pepe Nero's pizza at The Full Moon (Credit: Wriggle)

Mela

Traditional Indian takeaway treats that you thought you would have to wave goodbye to after going vegan are back on the menu at Mela Indian take away in Montpelier.

This little-known gem offers a full vegan menu to take away and you can get a Thali of three dishes with a chapatti & rice for just £6.

Tuk Tuck

In the city centre you’ll find Tuk Tuck offering colourful and fresh Korean, Japanese and Thai street food that caters for all. This relaxed café offers great value for money, with big portion sizes and low prices.

Their kimchi fries are an amazing fusion dish which can be made vegan on request with Vietnamese pickles, Sriracha sauce, grilled mushrooms and fried tofu. Their bibimbap is also a winner.

Tuk Tuck Vegan Dishes
A selection of vegan dishes at Tuk Tuck

Eat a Pitta

A Bristol favourite for veggies and meat eaters alike; luckily for us all they’re dotted around the city at St Nicholas Market, Gloucester Road and Broadmead, with their newest location on the Triangle on Queens Road.

Pick up falafel in a salad box from one of their stalls for a super filling rainbow of flavours, and with a fully vegan menu (minus the tahini) you can order it all. It’s been argued they make the best falafel in Bristol.

Eat A Pitta St Nicks
Veg aplenty at Eat a Pitta

Chilli Daddy

Chilli Daddy was the first Szechuan street food stall in the UK, and the team have won a range of awards for their authentic Chinese food.

Great for lovers of spice, their stall in St Nicholas Market is perfect for lunch when you’re out and about exploring. They also have restaurants on nearby Baldwin Street, Perry Road and Queens Road in Clifton.

Biblos

You may have seen Biblos serving up delicious wraps at festivals this summer, but you can get their full menu all year round at their restaurants in Stokes Croft or St Werburghs. A great place to get some mezze and share with friends, or just order one of their huge wraps all to yourself!

Their menu isn’t exclusively vegetarian so meat-eating friends will be happy grabbing a bite to eat here too. You can also bring your own drinks, so it’s a good option for a cheap meal out.

Biblos Stokes Croft Vegan Wrap
Wraps at Biblos's cosy Stokes Croft branch

Afendi

Situated by the Arches on Cheltenham Road, Afendi offers a selection of mezze dishes and mains made to be shared.

Another bring your own alcohol restaurant, this authentic Lebanese restaurant is a great place to celebrate with friends.

Rana’s Dhaba

Rana’s Dhaba offers delicious Indian homemade meals for those on a budget at the junction of the Haymarket and the Horsefair in Broadmead.

There are a couple of seats outside, but this is one for grabbing on the go and taking back to the office during your lunch break.

Rana's Dhaba Bristol Vegan Street Food
Rana's Dhaba in Broadmead

Find out more vegan top eats in this video from local food tipsters Wriggle...

About the author:

Louise is our newest marketing intern who is joining us from UWE Bristol, where she studies Business and Event Management in between feasting at Bristol's top veggie establishments.

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