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.

Restaurants | Street food/stalls| Cafes | Pop-ups 

Restaurants

Pieminister 

Bristol-born Pieminister has six plant-based numbers in their popular pie and patty range, which, whether you're vegan or not, are pretty irresistible. Among the bunch there's the Mooless Moo, a jackfruit 'steak' and ale pie; the Kevin (named after Kevin Keegan – cockney rhyming slang for vegan) with mushroom, tomato, red wine and thyme; and the Holy Chipotle, a Mexican-inspired patty with black bean and sweet potato.  

Order a Mother Earth: a vegan pie on a bed of mash with garden peas, finished with a parsnip and kale fritter.

vegan restaurants in Bristol

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Woky Ko

This casual local chain of Asian diners was started by Larkin 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: Rooftop, which specialises in hearty ramen and small plates. 

If you're looking for a filling plant-based lunch, head to Woky Ko in St Nicholas Market for some Korean fried cauliflower or to the new Lunch Bar on Queens Road for vegan editions of their bing flatbreads, poke bowls and hot rice boxes. 

Make sure you order the limited edition vegan chicken katsu curry before it disappears off the menu. Available during Veganuary 2022 only!

Vegan chicken katsu curry from Woky Ko

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The Coconut Tree

Get stuck into the plant-based Roots menu at Sri Lankan street food restaurant The Coconut Tree, which you can find on Gloucester Road and in Clifton. They have new-for-2022 dishes such as brinjals moju, a sweet and sour aubergine relish, and gova mallun, cabbage pan fried with onion, garlic and spices, alongside firm favourites like the moreish pumpkin curry. 

Vegan dishes from The Coconut Tree

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Yakinori

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!

Purezza 

The UK's first plant-based pizzeria opened a Bristol branch in September 2020, bringing their award-winning pizzas to Gloucester Road. The Purezza team spent years perfecting their plant-based mozzarella, which tastes and melts just like the real deal. 

Pizzas and sides from Purezza

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Pizza on the Park

There's more plant-based pizza action over at this Park Street restaurant. As well as a special Veganuary pizza starring San Marzano tomatoes, grilled artichokes, black olives, red onion, chestnut mushrooms and creamy cashew cheese, you can now swap to vegan cheese on any of their thin and crispy Roman-style pizzas. 

Quay Street Diner

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. 

Vegan burger and tortilla chips from Quay Street Diner

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Racks Bar & Kitchen

A favourite for watching sports, enjoy the match with delicious vegan eats at Racks. They've got top pub grub on the menu including vegan fish and chips, the Not Dog, a Moving Mountains burger, nachos, dirty fries, salads and pizzas.

No.4 Clifton Village

Indulge in a completely vegan afternoon tea at No.4 Clifton Village. They serve up a delightful assortment of miniature sandwiches, freshly baked scones with vegan buttercream and jam, almond Victoria sponge cake, chocolate dipped strawberries and lemon sponge cake.

Gin tea cup with afternoon tea at No.4 Clifton Village

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The Real Greek

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 to Friday. 

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.  

Fi Real 

This family-run restaurant in Old Market is all about Caribbean-style vegan and veggie food. Think jerk tofu, ital stew, fried dumplings and spicy kale, which go down perfectly with one of the fresh homemade juices.

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 apple and hazelnut and crispy cauliflower and shiitake. 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.

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 moreish pizza with the option of vegan cheese and call ahead to check if they've got gluten-free dough prepared.

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. And it's not just for vegans! Burger fans should give their vegan diner on Baldwin Street a try or be tempted by a kebab from their 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

Based on Cheltenham Road, 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 

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 diner-style dishes such as vegan burgers, hot dogs, burritos and Vego milkshakes. 

Street food/stalls

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.

Vegan Vend

The first vegan vending machine of its kind in the UK is based at Cabot Circus and offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps and tasty treats.

Cafes

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, with plenty of vegan-friendly drinks on offer too.

Dishes from Friska

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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. 

Organic health food store Better Food Co. now has cafes in Wapping Wharf, Gloucester Road, St Werburghs and Clifton. They serve a slap-up organic brunch offering and vegans are very well catered for, with tasty sharing platters and sweet treats as well as 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. They're currently offering takeaways only. 

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. 

Pop-ups

Pepe Nero at Beer Emporium

This pizza pop-up at King Street pub Beer Emporium features 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.

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