This week’s #FoodFriday comes from Mitch from @plantbasedbristol_,. Here he shares some of his passion for plant-based food with his pick of places to grab a vegan meal in the city.

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Koocha Mezze Bar

Any list of my favourite gaffs in Bristol has to start with Koocha in Redland, because Koocha is a vibe. When it comes to food, there are very few things that excite me more than a visit to this all-vegan, Persian restaurant. The mezze dishes compliment each other so well. They taste as vibrant and colourful as they look, so fresh and oozing with aromatic flavours. It’s a must visit, Noda and her team are brilliant. Be sure to check out their cocktails, always two for £10.


Everyone has their favourite pizza joint and Pizzarova Park Street is easily mine. The aesthetics of the place are scandi, with floor to ceiling windows and communal tables meaning the atmosphere is as fresh as the food. The staff are warm and friendly and they have plenty of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The vegan cheese they use is the best I’ve had on a pizza. Chewy sourdough bases also make for the best crusts, dipped in their homemade vegan chilli-jam.


Image: Pizzarova by @plantbasedbristol_

Bun Fiction

This long-standing pop up at Kongs of King Street serves up Pulp Fiction themed vegan sandwiches, with uncompromising flavour and some of the best seitan in Bristol. It’s so good, you can find their seitan patties in Asado’s vegan burger. If that’s not a testament to Bun Fiction’s quality, I don’t know what is.

Shake Wrap & Roll

There are no gimmicks here. It’s simple, fresh produce and passionate staff. It epitomises Gloucester Road in my opinion, even though this is Cheltenham Road. Glenn has been at the helm for nine years now and I believe him to be the producer of the best wraps in Bristol. My go-to is onion bhaji, aloo gobi, hot sauce and all the salads. This is plant-based heaven on your lunch break.

Fi Real

This Old Market gem is somewhere everyone needs to try. Caribbean and vegan don’t always go hand in hand, but the Jamaican couple behind this authentic establishment bring the taste of the Caribbean to Bristol's veggies and vegans. The ackee and tofu is only available on Mondays so I implore you to head in at the start of the week, and be sure to try the mind-blowing plantain. 

The Beaufort Arms, Clifton.

Not a vegan pub, but do you know what is vegan? Lots of ciders, including the Thatchers range. This pub is, in a very good way, the land that time forgot. A manual jukebox, exposed brickwork, with wooden beams and flooring. It’s a proper boozer, and my local. They take their pool very seriously here; no chip shots as damaging the felt is likely to get you barred. 

About the author:

Mitch is a freelance photographer and content creator. As a proud Bristolian, the local architecture is his main muse for photography but after going plant-based last year, he quickly became a passionate foodie keen to share the vegan delights this city has to offer. He can usually be found at The Beaufort Arms, Kinkajou or Ashton Gate on any given Saturday.