‘Vegan’ really does seem to be the buzzword of all things food this year. While it’s true that the popularity of the plant-based lifestyle is on the sharp rise, there’s still a misperception that it’s difficult to cut down on dairy. 

Whether you feel like you want to try something new or have been plant-based since forever, we’ve put together the best vegan hotspots so you can tick them off your list. 

From Michelin Guide eateries to cosy cafes, relaxed restaurants to sizzlin’ street food, Bath’s got some place suitable for every occasion, proving that vegan food isn’t all leaves and greens one slice of dairy-free cake at a time!

Bath’s number 1 cafe, according to Trip Advisor, is fully vegan, after being vegetarian for a number of years. With plenty of house-plants, local artwork and three floors of calm seating areas, this cafe is 100% vegan heaven. They cater to both kinds of vegan/vegan explorer, those who want to reap the health benefits and those who only want one thing: cake. Whether you’re after a freshly made meal, a fruit, veg and root smoothie, hot coffee or a slide of a homemade bake, Cascara should be top of your list. They’ve also recently started offering CBD drops in their smoothies and hot drinks. Go hungry, leave nourished.

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We know, everyone hates the word ‘moist’. But, sometimes there just isn’t a better word to describe something. Vegan food done badly is usually pretty dry and uninspiring but the ‘m-word’ is an absolutely appropriate description of their food - in the best way possible. Their sausage rolls, salads and pastries will tickle your tastebuds and leave you wanting more. If you’re after something a little more indulgent, their Mac & Cheeze is made of literal dreams. They’ve also got a small selection of free-from groceries so take your tote and make the most of your visit! Even if you fill your bag entirely full of Vego bars… we’re not judging.

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As the name suggests, Beyond The Kale’s menu goes much further than what non-vegans might assume a plant-based person eats. Expect wraps, burgers, salads, soups and a banging breakfast menu complete with all your fried favourites. The setting is really rustic, with thick wooden tables wild flowers on tables. They’ve also got a small number of tables that are outside the cafe and inside Green Park Station; perfect for people watching during the regular markets! Don’t worry salad fans, kale is still actually available…

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One of the only times were being a social sheep is encouraged, follow the crowd and head to Chaiwalla for lunch. Trust us, don’t let the queues put you off; they’re a sign of Chaiwalla’s pure brilliance. Owner Niraj Gadher makes everyone feel welcome regardless of whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned regular. Naturally, there is no seating areas as Chaiwalla is proper street food. But don’t let that put you off either, there are plenty of parks in the area to go and enjoy your food al fresco.

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If you love contemporary art and light, airy spaces, you’ll love Nourish. Every internationally-inspired meal is cooked from scratch in their kitchen using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Head Chef Babs Greaves doesn’t use processed soya or rapeseed products and most of the menu is also suitable for coeliacs too. The menu is short but well curated with great attention to detail. They’ve even got a vegan cheese board, complete with crackers, pickled pears and seasonal chutney, to finish so you don’t have to miss out on your dairy favourite.

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Fully vegan since 2018, Acorn is Bath’s only plant-based restaurant to be featured in the Michelin Guide. It’s also the only UK restaurant to be included in The Big Seven’s ‘50 Best Vegan Restaurants in Europe’... pretty cool, huh? With sustainability on the top of Acorn’s priority list, they’ve even started growing their own ingredients, which we whole-heartedly applaud. As you might expect with a restaurant in the Michelin Guide, Acorn offers a fine-dining experience in a cosy, intimate setting. Expect modern dishes exquisitely presented and paired with excellent wines.

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Published -23rd September 2019