You've probably heard all this before, but cutting down on meat can can reduce your risk of cancer, aid weight loss, save you money, lower cholesterol AND help save the planet. We know, you're sick of hearing about it. What we really want to let you in on, is how many unbelievably good meat-free dishes there are out there! 

The shiny new vegan offering at Bagelman has been going down a storm! You're invited to come and check out some of our favourite picks, with any of the following vegan bagels and an iced coffee. Options include: Vegan cream cheese, marmite, avocado and rocket, Beetroot falafel, houmous, tabbouleh and pomegranate seeds, Vegan BLT, Seitan, tomato, lettuce and vegan garlic mayo, Veggie sausage, mushrooms, vegan smoked gouda and hash browns. Enjoy any of these delicious vegan options with a soy or oat milk-based vegan iced coffee.

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To celebrate to launch of the brand new Plant Room deli on London Road, you're invited you to come and enjoy a box of Summery salad goodness, 100% vegan and packed full of flavour! Every day The Plant Room - Deli prepare fresh, colourful, vibrant and wholesome salads, ranging from the beautiful Panzanella (Italian bread salad with tomatoes, capers, spring onion & basil), to the delicious Moroccan carrot salad with turmeric, pickled cauliflower and roasted red peppers. Pair your zingy, healthy lunch with a refreshing soft drink, including Sparkling Cucumber Water or Lemon-aid for the perfect lunch break. Fancy something warmer? Opt for a delicious Allpress coffee instead.

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The Bok Shop is launching on Wriggle with an almighty bang! Get down to East Street and try any of their delicious burgers and sides. Choose between Bok Shop spice coated, golden crunchy and juicy thigh chicken fillet sandwiched in a brioche bun and the vegan spice coated faux chicken, vegan mayo, vegan cheese (+50p in-house) and sour dough rolls. How great do these sound? The Classic - Fillet, lettuce, lemon kewpie mayo. Simple. The Satay Night Fever - Fillet, crunchy satay sauce, lettuce, chili jam, fresh cucumber. Nutty. The Hot As Cluck - Fillet, spicy chipotle slaw, lettuce, pickled cucumber. Fiery. The I Believe I Can Thai - Fillet, Thai basil & jalepeño mayo, slaw, pickled onions. Aromatic. Awesome sides include fries, slaw, naked slaw salad, grilled corn & Bok BBQ beans. For an extra £1 in-house upgrade to homemade mash & hot chicken gravy or fried pickles. It's pretty tough to choose just one from that tasty bunch.

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For a lighter way to lunch this summer, we implore you to seek out Lost In The Lanes and have yourselves one of their summer lunch boxes. Serving a half sandwich with a side of fresh, zingy salad you've the perfect combo for lunch on the beach, in the park or anywhere away from your co-workers. The salads are always veggie or vegan and change daily whilst the sandwiches have all fillings to suit everyone which are nestled between fresh, artisan brown bread.

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Improve your lunch options with this cheeky deal from the chaps at Croustillant D at The Seven Stars. As both options come with fries you will be leaving satisfied, who doesn't like chips? The Vegan choices are Jackfruit Cigars or Vegan Chimichanga w/ red kidney bean & chickpea chilli, fried in a burrito, salad and guac.

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Spice up your evening today with this tantalisingly good Wriggle, courtesy of the lovely gang over at the oh-so-sophisticated, effortlessly stylish pub-come-restaurant The Walrus. With this Wriggle, you'll be sitting down to a seriously indulgent dinnertime treat. Choose any main course from their fabulous menu, and accompany it with any drink – soft or boozy. The main courses are seasonal, vibrant, and utterly mouthwatering.

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Wriggle your way over to the beautiful and bountiful Larder, and nab yourself a feast that's as delicious as it is nutritious. With this Wriggle, you'll dive into a vibrant, colourful and tasty buddha bowl. Bursting with delicious, healthy produce and salads, these are the perfect way to fill your belly and satisfy your hunger. Regularly changing toppings including quinoa stuffed pepper with mixed leaves, sun-blushed tomatoes & crispy chickpeas, butternut squash jambalaya with cajun kidney beans, raw veggies, chunky hummus and seeds. You'll also enjoy a soft drink (cans or bottled water). Yum!

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Somehow each time we leave Foodilic we feel half a stone lighter and five years younger. Not from a lack of food; pile your plate high with rich verdant haricots, glistening roast veg, tartly seasoned cous-cous and much more. Grab one of the famous takeaway boxes from our friends down on North Street.

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With this Wriggle, you'll get to choose any 2 dishes from the menu. You'll be hard-pressed to choose, but if you want a lil nudge of recommendation, why not try the Beyonce a "hot and vegan" pizza, with 'sausage', rocket, chipotle relish, jalapeños & 'cheese'? Or, there's a whole host of loaded fries: with toppings of either pork & chipotle, 3 bean chilli, pulled chicken & jerk gravy, candied bacon or seitan meatballs & marinana sauce. Naughty! There's plenty of options whether you're a veggie, vegan, or meathead - Mrs Fitz has you covered.

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The idea for Happy Maki was born after owner Anna returned from working on an organic black Tahitian pearl farm in French Polynesia. Inspired by the beautiful oceans she'd spent months working on, upon returning to the UK she researched marine issues further and came up with The Happy Maki concept. She aims to raise awareness of these issues and improve the appeal of veganism. Having built up a great following doing the UK festival circuit, the Happy Maki team have decided to make Brighton their first home (and we're chuffed they did). Based just off East Street, on Pool Valley, they're making a name for themselves in the tastiest of ways. With delicious vegan sushi wraps and delectable sides, Happy Maki is already loved by all. Even the hardy meat eaters!

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On the corner of Church Street and Portland Street sits The Coffee Counter, a hotspot for coffee lovers and toastie fanatics. First establishing themselves as real coffee artistes, owner Hayden expanded their offerings to the tempting veggie and vegan-friendly menu you’ll find there today. Inside this cosy joint, you’ll find handwritten chalkboards and local artists work adorning the walls, making it a great spot to go and relax with a cuppa and a snack. Their uber friendly team serve an amazing range of tasty brekkies, catering for carnivores or herbivores alike. For lunches, we’d recommend the Reuben Toastie (Meaty or Vegan)... it's dang delicious!

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Oseta Cafe is a small independently owned cafe in the heart of the North Laine. They pride themselves on fresh, delicious breakfasts, wholesome lunches and rich, tasty Brazilian coffee. Their delicious dishes are made fresh daily using only the best local produce and there’s always plenty to cater for meaties, veggies or vegans. Pop in for a lunchtime special or make it a boozy brunch with a bottle of Oseta’s finest. This community led cafe is one of Wriggle’s favourites and a real hidden gem.

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Tlaloc is a new Mexican Restaurant, who are skipping all the stereotypes of the Mexican food. No Sombreros and burritos allowed! Taking their tacos to the next level, cooking everything from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. The entire​ menu is Gluten wise and all our veggie options are also vegan.

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Hells Kitchen is a deli with a difference. Since opening in 1951, this New York-style eatery has been delighting Brightonians with its huge array of “saintly salads” and “mean munches”. There’s no such thing as a small portion at this deli. Go for the seven deadly sins of sandwiches and you’ll be full all day - a particular delight being the Sloth, which is a bacon, peppered-tomato, avocado, rocket and pesto filling in a choice of homemade breads. Hells Kitchen classics The Wrestler, Chairman Mao, Deadly Deb and Paradise Joe are all oozing with mouth-watering ingredients: shredded duck, salt beef, peppered salami and of course, dill pickle and American mustard. For a larger lunch the Mac & Cheese is a must - covered in a decadently cheesy sauce and accompanied by a delicious fresh salad. With food like this, it’s no wonder they’ve been around for over six decades!

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Wholesome salads, Small Batch coffee, daily-changing hot and cold specials, quality breakfasts and freshly made sandwiches await you at this gem of a café on Trafalgar Street. Grab a seat and watch the people go by as you enjoy wonderful home cooked food. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting pop-ups in the future too, with a great space tucked away downstairs (which is currently home to cereal innovators- Brighton Cereal Cafe).

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For next level donuts and coffee, here’s the place you donut want to miss. Next to The Level you'll find Glazed, a unique cafe that make the best donuts daily from fresh in ever changing flavours. Sit back in the simple skater-style cafe and enjoy the little quirks like takeaway boxes for lightshades and skateboards on the walls. Expect to taste the likes of Chocolate & Coconut, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Lemon & Poppyseed and Sea Salted Caramel - what better way to enjoy them than with a perfect coffee made by top baristas? And here’s the best bit; all the donuts are vegan and ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

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A proper local independent boozer with a family at the helm - lovingly restored in the heart of Brighton. Just two minutes from Brighton station lies the charming West Hill Tavern. Their decor - a stylish blend of old and new, sets the stage for a perfectly formed menu. Most notably, the pub is home to the Cosmic Pizza Co. who serve up classic pizzas with out of this world twists (Tuesday to Saturday evenings). Pizza not your thing? No worries - these lovely folk make some amazing burgers, fish ‘n’ chips, and vegan and veggie treats. And what's a pub without a Sunday roast? Theirs isn't your average - it's bangin'. Stars of the show include Top-side Beef (served pink), Lemon and Thyme Roasted Chicken, Mushroom and Lentil Loaf with Tomato and Balsamic Glaze, and Cider Roast Pork Belly with Crackling. Booze wise you can expect an array of local ales from S.I.B.A (Society of Independent Breweries), carefully selected glug-able wines, craft beers, not so crafty beers, and bloody good Bloody Marys. The wonderful team work hard to curate a programme of events which they host at the pub, so keep an eye on their social media to see what's coming up. There is something for everyone - so gather your most knowledgeable mates for their Quiz Nights, potter down to Piano Bingo, and dance away to local DJ's. Wriggle favourite is their Jazz Thursdays and live band shows, not to forget Open Mic Nights!

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A recent addition to Brighton & Hove's teeming food and drink scene, Jaldee Jaldee offers authentic homemade vegetarian and vegan street food from different regions across India and East Africa. With recipes having been lovingly passed down from generation to generation, the aim is to create the same experience of enjoying delicious plates of mouth-watering food found on the bustling streets of India and East Africa right here on your doorstep. Dedicated to providing the best quality food using fresh herbs and whole spices, all of their sauces and chutneys are homemade! We love street food, and we love great pubs, so Jaldee Jaldee's exciting new residency at the vibrant, Bottom's Rest pub is something we're super proud to share with you!

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A true hidden gem of the Brighton food scene, the lovely folk at Smorl's serve up the most stunningly delicious falafel boxes from a cosy unit in the corner of Brighton Market. Here you'll receive a hearty box packed-to-the-brim with a rainbow-array of middle-eastern salads, falafels, houmous and sauces, which is equal parts delicious, healthy and filling - making it a firm Wriggle lunch-hour favourite. The food is boxed to go, but there's a handful of neatly laid-out tables to sit down and enjoy your grub amid the gentle hubbub of the Market. Plus, there's a public table-tennis bang in the middle for a spot of post-prandial exercise. Delightful.

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Sophie, the brains behind Superdoux creates bespoke cakes, hosts vegan supper clubs and fun cookery lessons for the people of Brighton. SuperDoux uses the finest ingredients, with a large range of vegan, gluten-free and sugarfree bakes. Taste is the number one priority, aiming to create great tasting food and cakes that everyone can enjoy. Whilst always supporting local businesses by using locally sourced products along with fairtrade cocoa and sugar. Her vegan repertoire is growing by the day, so be sure to pop along to one of her supper clubs for a proper introduction to delicious meat-free foods!

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Published -1st November 2018