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Vegan travel

If you're out and about check out the UK's vegan cafes, shops and B&Bs. This section also includes links to vegan travel guides.

Vegan restaurants and cafes

The cafes and restaurants listed in this section are all run by vegans. Those marked 'virtually vegan' tend to be 99% vegan, for example offering an all-vegan menu but with the choice of soya or dairy milk in drinks. Please check opening times before making a special journey.

222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant

Virtually vegan restaurant in Kensington, London. Buffet at lunchtime, a la carte evening menu. Takeaways and outside catering also available.

The Big Strawberry

Virtually vegan coffee house and sandwich bar in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

Cafe Kino

Virtually vegan licensed cafe in Bristol serving soups, sandwiches, "BLT's", burger & chips, weekend breakfasts and daily specials and desserts (including muffins, organic chocolate fudge cake and vegan pancakes!). Also hosts special events and exhibitions.

The Cowley Club Cafe

Virtually vegan cafe in Brighton serving a selection of meals changed on a daily basis. Also fair trade organic teas and coffees, and bookshop with large selection of radical books, magazines and pamphlets.

The Earth Cafe

Virtually vegan cafe in Manchester. 95% organic. Home-cooked food including soups, salads, mains, sandwiches and cakes.

G&T Coffee Shop

Organic, vegan store and coffee shop in Bethnal Green, London. UK stockists of Akrux and Sottolestelle products from Italy.

The Harvest Moon

Cafe and 'healing centre' in Holyhead serving sandwiches, burgers, snacks and desserts. Tea, coffee, herbal teas and smoothies. (No website available, address is 4 Newry Street, Holyhead, Wales, tel 01407 763670)

inSpiral Lounge

Virtually vegan cafe bar in Camden, London, also offer raw food and wheat free menus.

Mono

All vegan cafe-bar/restaurant in Glasgow with record shop and occasional live events.

Oracles Organic Juice Bar and Restaurant

100% vegan juice bar in Brixton.

Pogo Café

100% vegan cafe in Hackney, including raw food, organic and fair-trade.

Stereo

Live music venue in Glasgow with relaxed cafe bar.

Sumac Centre

Vegan cafe in Nottingham. Fair trade drinks and herbal teas. Soya served as standard. Limited opening times.

The 78

Vegan cafe/bar in Glasgow with organic cask ales and a largely organic kitchen.

Vantra

Organic vegan restaurant in Soho, London with a raw food emphasis.

VBites

Licensed vegan cafe in Hove. Includes breakfasts, light snacks and main meals.

Plus a special mention for Saf in London. Also for The Flying Duck in Glasgow which is a vegan-run night club. For a guide to the vegan raw food restaurants and Thai-Chinese buffets in London see Brian and Julie's Vegan London.

Vegan shops

If you are really lucky, you may live near one of the few vegan shops in the UK.

1066 Cake Stand

Vegan cakes and snacks in Hastings.

Alternative Stores

Shoes, food, books, health and beauty, vitamins and minerals, natural remedies, clothing, gifts and toys in Newcastle. (Limited opening - check times on the website.)

Bourgeois Bohème

Vegan shoes, handbags and jewellery in London W10. (Limited opening - check times on the website.)

Honest to Goodness

All vegan grocery store in the Hoylake, Wirral. Includes food, drinks, toiletries and household goods, as well as organic veggie boxes and vegan vitamins. Online ordering available.

The Olive Branch

Virtually vegan fair trade shop in Bradford, also selling general wholefoods, environmentally friendly household products, recycled stationery etc.

One Earth Shop

Entirely vegan wholefood shop in Birmingham, also selling household goods, cruelty-free cosmetics, essential oils and greetings cards.

Pulse Wholefoods

100% vegan wholefood shop in Cardiff, also selling organic fruit & veg and wine & beer. Some items available by mail order.

Salon Q

Hairdressers in Kew, using all organic, vegan products.

The Screaming Carrot

Vegan bakery in Nottingham, with a vegan shop selling groceries and cakes, pasties and pies to take away.

Soundbites

Vegan wholefood shop and small cafe in Derby. Local and organic food, fair trade goods, eco cleaning products and cruelty free toiletries. Noticeboards for the use of local groups, and a meeting room.

The Third Estate

Independent clothing and footwear shop in Camden, London, stocking vegan shoes from Vegetarian Shoes, Macbeth (vegan range), Ethletic (organic and FSC certified) and Novacas.

Unicorn Grocery

Large vegan grocery store in Manchester, specialising in organic food.

Vegetarian Shoes

Vegan shoes and jackets in Brighton.

Vegonia Wholefoods

Vegan health food shops in Porthmadog, Gwynedd and Nantwich, Cheshire with over 3,000 lines including chilled and frozen and ambient foods, pet and baby foods, toiletries, vitamins and remedies. Online shop and mail order available.

Vx

Vegan shop in Kings Cross, London, selling vegan food and Vegetarian Shoes.

B&B's and Guesthouses

Vegan-run guesthouses, holiday cottages and B&Bs in the British Isles.

The Barn Vegetarian Guest House

Environmentally-friendly vegan guest house in Ashurst in the New Forest with two double rooms. B&B with optional evening meal. Discounts for those arriving by public transport or bikes!

Bay Tree House

Pet-friendly, vegan B&B in Hastings, East Sussex. Continental-style organic breakfasts. Licenced bar and free wi-fi access. Bookings for meetings, events and workshops welcome.

Brambles Vegan Guest House

Vegan guesthouse on the Isle of Wight. Packed lunches and evening meals available by arrangement. En-suite rooms with tea and coffee making facilities and TV. Also guest lounge and TV room.

Fern Tor

Virtually vegan guesthouse in Devon set in 12 acres. Packed lunches and evening meals by arrangement. Cordon Vert cookery. Pets welcome.

Fox Hall Vegan B&B

Family-run vegan B&B established 1990. 4 Double en-suite rooms, 2 miles south of Kendal, Cumbria. Good local walks and extensive evening meal menu. Children very welcome. No smoking or pets.

Green Lodge

Vegan self catering accommodation in peaceful, relaxing surroundings in Co Cork, Ireland.

Heartspring

Vegan Retreat Centre offering retreats and mini-breaks, plus holiday apartment, in stunning coastal Wales. All food is organic.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Two fully equipped self-catering holiday homes in Norwich. Both properties are situated on Hillside Animal Sanctuary, where they are surrounded by countryside and close to the Sanctuary's rescued animals.

Making Waves

Self-catering apartments overlooking St Ives bay in Cornwall. Central but quiet location in a restored Victorian house, with stunning sea views and private sunny gardens.

Our Lizzy B&B

Vegan B&B with two ensuite rooms in Malvern. Rooms include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Evening meals can be arranged by request.

Westaways

Vegan B&B in a 17th Century cottage in Cornwall. Garden and retreat with meditation and/or yoga. Lots of local walks. Double room, twin room and 2 sofa beds.

Travel guides

Vegan Backbacker

Includes vegan travel tips.

Vegan Guide to Bristol

Includes good places for vegans to eat and shop in Bristol and Bath.

Coventry Vegans

Includes best places for vegans to eat out in Coventry.

Cruelty-free Guide to Edinburgh

Where to eat, sleep and shop in Edinburgh.

ERVegans guide to Hull

Guide to eating out and shopping in Hull and surrounding areas.

Glasgow Vegan Guide

Vegan guide to the best places to eat in Glasgow.

Brian and Julie's Vegan London

Vegan guide to London, including vegan-friendly restaurants and places to shop and stay.

Manchester Vegan Society

Where to eat and shop in and around Manchester.

Vegan Guide to Nottingham

A guide to all the places in Nottingham that cater for vegans.

Vegan Guide to Oxford

Includes a guide to eating out at the local pubs and restaurants.

Glasgow Vegan Guide to West of Scotland

Vegan guide to the best places to eat and stay in the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Thames Valley Vegans (T3V)

Where to eat, shop and stay in and around Reading.

The Vegan's Guide to Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire

Vegan-friendly shops, restaurants, guest houses and groups.

EatOutVeganWales

A guide to places where vegans can eat out in Wales.

Plus a special mention for the Vegetarian Guides series of books, written by vegan Alex Bourke.