As an exceedingly popular and thriving foodie destination, Exeter has been at the forefront of the rise in veganism over the last few years, offering fabulous variety across the city. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan or just curious about plant based living, there’s a whole host of delicious options to enjoy.
Want to the start the day off right with hearty breakfast? Making your veggie fry up dreams come true are South Street Standard, the Cavern Club Cafe, Tea on the Green and Exeter Phoenix, who all offer their own take on this classic dish. If a beautifully-made brunch is what you’re after, then head down to the serene Sacred Grounds in McCoy’s Arcade. These new kids on the block offer a carefully-curated and entirely vegan menu in stunning surroundings.
For an indulgent lunch, there’s nowhere quite like Rabbit on Well Street – Exeter’s first fully vegan cafe serves up American-inspired comfort food, from mac and cheese topped hot dogs to sloppy joe style hamburgers or, for the more saintly among you, they offer a tasty range of lighter dishes too, such as substantial salads and flavourful bean burgers. The vegetarian Plant Cafe is another favourite light lunch spot, with their freshly made salad selection, falafel wraps and various delectable homemade cakes. Head to the Cavern Club Cafe along Gandy Street for a warming cheese toastie or a plate of tofish and chips if you’re looking for a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, or to Exeter Phoenix for a rich olive bolognese or a scrumptious burger.
Need a sweet pick-me-up? Chococo have got you covered with their divine hot chocolates and range of creamy vegan chocolate truffles, or if you’re happy to take away, check out Roly’s mouthwatering crumbly vegan fudge. For a more luxurious experience, wander down to Fore Street for a quaint afternoon tea with homemade cakes and sandwiches at Hidden Treasures Tea Room – entirely vegan, entirely delicious.
When the evening rolls in, Exeter has an immense amount to offer for an amazing vegan dining experience. Dreamy handmade pizza and pasta can be found at The Flat on Fore Street, South Street Standard offers stylish dining with a range of dishes to choose from, while veggie landmark Herbies on North Street serves up a huge menu of nourishing dishes from lasagne to nachos. For a tasty takeaway to enjoy at home, get to Tye Pye Dong for a yummy selection of Asian cuisine. The chain restaurants have kept themselves in the running too, with Wagamama, Zizzi, Pho, The Stable, Las Iguanas, Yo! Sushi, Comptoir Libanais and even Nando’s and Absurd Bird offering a fantastic range of vegan options. For the night owls out there, The Old Firehouse serve up some of the best vegan pizza money can buy until late into the night most evenings.