Eat out in the world’s vegan capital - Bristol! In a recent worldwide survey (by foodie website Chef’s Pencil), the city topped the list of vegan-friendly cities! So we've put together a list of the best vegan restaurants in Bristol to enjoy a plant-based meal.

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Bristol-born Pieminister has just added two new vegan numbers to their popular pie range. The latest, Chooks Away, is a meat-free take on a classic chicken pie made with tofu and seitan ‘chicken’ in a smoked garlic and sherry sauce. While Kevin (named after Kevin Keegan - cockney rhyming slang for vegan) is filled with mushroom, tomato, red wine and thyme. Order a Mother Earth: a vegan pie on a bed of vegan-cheesy champ mash with garden peas, finished with a parsnip and kale fritter.

vegan restaurants in Bristol

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This casual local chain of Asian diners was started by Larken Cen (MasterChef finalist), and all of them offer a lip-smacking selection of vegan options. Woky Ko: Cargo is based in CARGO 1 on Wapping Wharf, serving up bao and noodles just a few doors away from Woky Ko: Kaiju, which specialises in hearty ramen and small plates. Woky Ko: Jing Xu, on Queens Road, is set over two floors and serves ramen and sharing plates. If you're looking for a filling plantbased lunch, head to Woky Ko in St Nicholas Market for some Korean fried cauliflower, served with a choice of sauces and noodles or rice.

  • No.1 Harbourside 

Part of a small family of local, sustainable restaurants (the others are The Canteen and the Old Market Assembly) this lively waterfront independent includes tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes on its healthy, seasonal menu. Their drinks list includes a few vegan options, too.  

vegan restaurants in Bristol

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Take your pick from a range of vegan mezze, souvlaki and other dishes from the dedicated vegan menu at The Real Greek in Cabot Circus. Take advantage of their vegan lunch deal, available from Monday-Friday, where you can enjoy

With a branch in Bristol Shopping Quarter, Bella Italia has created an entire vegan menu with multiple options on almost all courses (try spiralised veg with lentil and mushroom ragu). 

The ‘World banquet bar’ in the UK’s largest restaurant – a 1000-seater mammoth based on a multi-cultural street market – has plans to add a dedicated vegan section to its vast buffet of world cuisines. A case of watch this space…  

vegan restaurants in bristol

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  • The Coconut Tree

Get acquainted with Sri Lankan cuisine, including a range of vegan dishes such as fried okra, spicy mushrooms, coconut dhal, stir fried chickpeas and a very moreish pumpkin curry.

  • Revolucion de Cuba

Bristol Harbourside’s sizzling Latino restaurant has added a choice of vegan specials to their Cuba-inspired menu: try sautéed tofu with Romesco, Arroz con Padron (aromatic rice with spinach, Padrón peppers and hazelnuts), Paella Vegano or delicious beetballs (beetroot, coriander and mint). 

  • Fi Real 

An Old Market newby, this is vegan and veggie Caribbean style: Jerk tofu and spicy kale, okra and butter beans, yam stew, a side of plantain and a tropical smoothie. All locally sourced, organic and mostly gluten free. 

  • Root

Josh Eggleton’s (of Michelin-starred gastro pub The Pony and Trap) innovative veggie-focused restaurant in Wapping Wharf is not strictly vegan but makes vegetables the heroes of the menu, and puts meat and fish on the side. This small-plates menu includes beetroot with blackberries, hazelnuts and seaweed and cauliflower pakora with plums and cashew milk and the restaurant gets rave reviews from guests who delight in the chefs having fun with food.

Vegan restaurants in Bristol

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  • Flow

Hidden down a flight of stairs near Bristol coach station just across from the Bear Pit, this vegetarian restaurant creates food that belies its surroundings. With an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients, this is sophisticated vegan dining with vegan-friendly wines and good service.

  • Wagamama

Wagamama launched their vegan menu last year to high praise from both vegans and meat-eaters alike. It’s as extensive as the regular menu and so tasty that they believe it’ll inspire non-vegans to 'menu hop' from time to time!

Aiming to be as colourful and varied as their regular menu, Yakinori have created a fantastic vegan menu with an abundance of options for all courses. The pumpkin katsu curry is not to be missed!

Quay Street Diner is a vibrant Californian diner inspired by the sunshine and fresh produce of the American Golden State. The menu offers diner classics burgers and authentic tacos, with lots of exciting veggie and vegan options. 

Quay Street Diner Bristol

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  • Pizzarova

Pizzarova specialises in handmade sourdough pizza. You'll find restaurants on Gloucester Road and Park Street and a takeaway kiosk at Wapping Wharf. Build-your-own extremely more-ish pizza with the option of vegan cheese and call ahead to check if they've got gluten-free dough prepared.

  • The Stable

Diners following a vegan diet can eat with ease at The Stable in Bristol. Simply choose from any of the vegetarian options on the menu and the chefs will make a simple swap for a vegan-friendly cheese to make it completely animal-free. Try the Hazelnutter vegan pizza - you won’t regret it.

  • Oowee Vegan

Masters of concocting fully stacked 'dirty burgers' and loaded fries, Oowee have now turned their hand to vegan fast food made from meat imitation products plus vamped-up veggies such as buffalo cauliflower. And it's not just for vegans! Oowee hopes burger fans will give their vegan diner on Baldwin Street a try or that you'll be tempted by a kebab from the new Oowee Vebab shop in Montpelier.  

Vegan restaurants in Bristol

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  • The Burger Joint

This gourmet build-your-own burger restaurant has oodles of vegan options, from patties to toppings and sauces.

  • Koocha Mezze Bar

Just off Gloucester Road – Bristol’s ‘independent quarter’ – this sociable, vegan mezze bar showcases plant-based Persian cuisine (think eggless kookoo, veggie fritters, spicy rice balls and beetroot dip). All dishes are designed to share and go down awfully well with a house gin cocktail.

  • VX Bristol 

Vegan junk food? Surely not. But, yes, this Bedminster outlet proves that ‘a vegan lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring’. Along with its older London sister, VX claims to be the UK’s first chain of cruelty-free food shops. Order a vegan burger, soya steak, a classic Cheesie Toastie (toasted artisan bread with Jeezo cheese and organic mock meat), a Hotdog (organic sausage with ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut) or a Vego chocolate milkshake. 

  • Las Iguanas

Bringing Latin American food, drink and vibes to the UK, Las Iguanas divide their menu up by country, and vegans will be pleased to hear that they are catered for in every cuisine. They’ve even taken on the tricky area of vegan puds and come up trumps with not one but four options!

Street food/stalls

Have a wander through St Nicholas Market on a Monday for the Vegan and Wellbeing market. You’ll find a mix of street food, producers and vegan beauty products, delicious Dal from The Thali Cafe, vegan cheeses, raw cakes, scummy vegan burgers, gut-friendly slaws, fermented foods, plant-based sandwiches and lots more! 

  • Eat a Pitta

Some say they make the best falafel in Bristol…go judge for yourself and pick up a rainbow-coloured salad box from one of their stalls (you’ll find them at St Nicholas Market, Gloucester Road, Broadmead and Queens Road). With a fully vegan menu (minus the tahini) you can order it all.

  • Gopal’s Curry Shack

This snug little eatery, housed in a refurbished shipping container lovingly prepares delicious Indian vegan street food with fabulous West Country, seasonal produce to create vibrant modern dishes. Some of the menu’s triumphs are wild garlic pakoras, creamy coconut and seasonal vegetable curry and parsnip and ginger pakoras.

vegan restaurants in Bristol

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  • Vegan Vend

The first vegan vending machine of its kind in the UK is based at The Island, Nelson Street (look out for the yellow palm trees) and offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps and tasty treats.

  • House of Veg

A vegan street feast and market that takes place at the Pennywell Project (close to Bristol Shopping Quarter). The next date is yet to be announced - keep an eye on their website for details. 

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  • The Vegetable Diva

The Vegetable Diva serves creative vegetarian and vegan food such as seasonal curries, fresh salads and pastries that you can have to eat in or takeaway. This Harbouside café and deli is a zero waste, packaging-free zone - take along your own container or rent a tiffin box for takeaways, or make the most of the pedal-powered tiffin delivery service. 

  • Folk House Cafe

Hidden away in a corridor off Park Street, is the Folk House Cafe. Here, the wholesome menu changes with the seasons, and features everything from soups to pizzas, salads, stews, bakes and cakes, catering for almost every dietary need. They also have a well stocked bar selling local ales, wine, a huge array of soft drinks plus teas and coffees.

  • Friska

Friska offer a huge range of vegan lunch options including wraps, hotpots, pho and sandwiches, and with all of them coming in at under £6 you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck. They’ve also got plenty of vegan-friendly drinks on offer, including milk alternatives.

  • Cafe Kino

Cafe Kino is an ethical, community-focused vegan and vegetarian cooperative café in Stokes Croft offering delicious wholesome, ethically-sourced food. The food and kitchen is 100% free of animal ingredients, with the only animal-derived produce onsite being organic dairy milk, which is provided as an option in hot drinks. The team care about the environment and the majority of their menu is organic, sourced locally and handmade. Try the burgers made with British grown badger beans or falafel (created with UK-grown fava beans) or treat yourself to one of the scrumptious cakes.

  • Better Food Co. Wapping Wharf

The cafe in this organic health food store serves a superb slap-up organic brunch offering until 4pm each day (3pm on Sundays). Go for Avocado Guacamole on Hobbs Quern Toast, Leaves and Tamari Pumpkin Seeds, or a Full English Vegan equivalent. Vegans are very well catered for here with tasty sharing platters and sweet treats as well fresh organic juices, teas and coffees. Afterwards you can stock up on organic, locally-sourced vegan food and household products in the shop.

Better Foods

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  • Earthcake 

Co-founder and head baker, Gerzson turned vegan while working in Michelin-starred restaurants as a pastry chef. Then came this south Bristol enterprise: Earthcake bakes everything from Coffee and Toffee cake to Victoria sponge and Black Forest gateau, plus a sumptuous afternoon tea, all without a trace of eggs or dairy.  

  • Eat Your Greens

A fully vegan café in Totterdown with amazing breakfasts and roasts dinners. It also makes a very cosy place for dinner in the evenings - perfect for date night!

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  • East Village

This very slick café in Clifton Village creates extremely Instagrammable food and has a fully vegan menu. Go for great cake, breakfasts and lunches.

  • Taste of Napoli

This family-run Italian café in Broadmead is handy for a post-shopping spree refuel. Here you'll find a selection of vegan homemade pizza, breakfast pastries and cakes and it's also worth knowing they also do Aperol Spritz evenings!

  • Pret A Manger

Pret have four vegetarian sites across London, so it’s no surprise that they have an abundance of veggie and vegan options available in all their cafes. 


  • Bun Fiction at Kong's

A well known face on the street food market scene, Bun Fiction have taken up residence at Kong’s of King Street to bring you their gourmet vegan sandwiches, dirty fries, and 'currywurst'. Proving that vegan food isn’t all salads and raw veg, these guys are pioneers of plant-based junk food, and they even do a fully vegan roast service on Sundays!

Vegan restaurants in Bristol

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  • Pie Baby at The Golden Lion

Pie Baby are the creators of delicious vegan pies with a kiwi twist, hitting the Bristol food scene with a residency at The Golden Lion Pub on Gloucester Road. Go fill your pie hole with vegan pies including delights such as 'Cheesy Rider' - Macaroni and cheese, 'El Fuego Bandida' - Mexican bean chili and 'Stroganoff Molotov' - Mushroom Stroganoff, the perfect accompaniment to an ale!

  • Pepe Nero at Beer Emporium and The Full Moon

These pizza pop-ups at two Bristol pubs feature a broad selection of vegan options. All of Pepe Nero's pizza bases, tomato sauce, toppings and vegetables are freshly made and organic and the whole range of ingredients - dairy, dairy free, any meat, or meat free - are prepared using different utensils such as knives and chopping boards, to avoid any kind of cross-contamination in respect of any religion, ethical reasons, intolerance, or simply a lifestyle choice.


A week-long celebration devoted entirely to this lentil-based, international dish, plus peas, beans and pulses. 

Dal festival - vegan restaurants in Bristol

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  • The Bristol Food Tour

All tour routes can be tailored to vegan dietary requirements, but look our for specific vegan tours taking places throughout the year.

  • Bristol Breweries

Most breweries in Bristol produce predominantly vegan beer, with the exception of some stouts and a few others.

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Pieminister - Broad Quay
Pieminister - Broad Quay

Award winning pies, craft ales, salads, hot pots, cocktails & good times. Perfect for a spot of lunch, after work cocktails and food or even a pre theatre dinner.

Woky Ko: CARGO
Credit Paolo Ferla

Woky Ko's original award winning Asian restaurant at Wapping Wharf. Woky Ko: CARGO serves Asian street food for lunch & dinner (plus takeaway) featuring Bao, Xiao sharing plates, noodle and rice dishes.

Za Za Bazaar
Za Za Bazaar, Zaza Bazaar, Zaza Bazaar Bristol

Take your taste buds on a food tour of the world at Za Za Bazaar, Bristol's finest banquet-style global cuisine restaurant

St Nicholas Market
St Nicks Market Corn St

Established in 1743 St Nicholas Market is the oldest and best loved market in Bristol, famous for some of the best food in the city.

British Dal Festival
Food and Drink
British Dal Festival

The British Dal Festival will celebrate the magic of dal and similar pulse dishes from around the world.

Woky Ko: Rooftop

Woky Ko Rooftop, is located on the second floor of Wapping Wharf on a beautiful terrace, expect outdoor seating, ice cold beer and a bao and small plates menu designed for the sunshine.

The Gallimaufry
Al Fresco
The Gallimaufry

The Gallimaufry is an independent restaurant, bar, live music venue and arts space in the heart of Gloucester Rd, Bristol.