We take meat free eating very seriously here at Wriggle and love that there are plenty of restaurants and cafes that feel the same way. We could have done an list of places that serve a decent vegan or veggie option but we wanted to sing about the places that cater to the meat free massive exclusively. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or a nice slice of cake, we have everything covered! 

Vx (Bedminster)

VX is a meat-free junk food lovers dream! If you want gut-busting sweet an savoury indulgence, this is the place to be. Think towering burgers, loaded hot-dogs, sweet and stick doughnuts and plenty of gooey, runny vegan cheese,meat free doesn't have to be fat free!

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Flow (Bear Pit)

Flow is the sophisticated ying to the Vx's junk food yang. This beautiful restaurant tucked away in the dingy Bear Pit serves exclusively and veggie and vegan menu. Delicate and perfectly balanced plates that make the most of the seasonal produce, fermentation and pickling.

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1847 (Center)

Another restaurant anyone would be pleased to find themselves for date night or fancy lunch, 1847 is all about clean lines, great service and some very nice cocktails. Sometimes they like to riff off the classics, such as their version of "Fish and Chips", which is a plate full of beer battered halloumi, pea puree, tartare sauce and the must have triple cooked chips. The menu changes seasonally too so you can enjoy the best of everything.

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Cafe Kino (Stokes Croft)

The ultimate people watching spot can be found at Cafe Kino, with their huge windows, comfy seating. You will also be pleased to know their commitment to fair pay, fair trade and meat free menus means you can enjoy a few hours here guilt free. Not only are the breakfasts and brunches hot and satisfying, the lunch time burgers are packed with toppings and the cakes are enough to have us coming back at least once a week. Look out for community events held downstairs as well as comedy shows too. So much greatness packed into a small venue!

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Matter Wholefoods (Easton)

Head over to this vegan paradise in Easton, side-step the supermarkets and stock up on organic veg, then pull up an oh-so-fabulous seat at the red and white spotted mushroom tables and chairs which have sprouted outside the shop. If you're hungry for more vegan treats, head to Fishponds Road and check out sister shop, Matter Fastfoods. Vegan fish and chips has to be tried to be believed, but trust us when we say, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Mission Pizza

Slinging pies and savin' lives sums up Mission Pizza. Firing up the mobile pizza oven, these vegan pizza perfectionists make the " finest mobile, artisan, wood-fired vegetarian and vegan pizza you'll taste anywhere". Although these guys don't have a bricks and mortar place (we hope this changes!) they are serving up the best flame cooked vegan and veggie pizzas in the South West. Check their website to find out where to catch them next.

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Gopals Curry Shack

Gopal's have been a central part of the Bristol street-food scene for years - serving up the most amazing vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine. It's vibrant, fresh, aromatic and seasonal food that's lovingly prepared - and served up by the lovely Heather and Mel. Think bountiful buddha bowls, spicy chickpea curries, samosas and those incredible onion bhaji scotch eggs. All available to eat in their wee shack or to take away to enjoy outside or at home this is guilt free curry!

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Falafel King (Cotham Hill)

Falafel King has reigned the falafel scene in Bristol from the very beginning. The small, unassuming takeaway cart has stood for several years beside the harbour, and introduced many Bristolians to deep-fried chickpeas. The Falafel King restaurant can be found along Cotham Hill in all its Bedouin-style glory, and serves a wider range of Middle Eastern cuisine. A cave-like kasbah of authentic Israeli and Mediterranean delights, it promises an entertaining evening of mezze madness. A real original of Bristol's explosive food scene.

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Folk House Cafe (Park Street)

The Folk House is an incredible asset to Bristol, offering a huge array of classes from writing, dress making to pottery as well as a cosy cafe to use regardless of whether you have just finished your "Beginners Jazz Drums" class or not. The Folk House Cafe serves up an exclusively vegan and veggie menu including hearty salads and soups, generously packed sandwiches and moreish cakes. If the weather is behaving this can all be enjoyed in their lovely courtyard.

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The Spotless Leopard

Open 4 days a week on Alma Road in Clifton, The Spotless Leopard continue to please fans in their van of organic, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Mastering both sweet and savoury treats (the mac & cheese arguably their most delicious), these guys are adored by many by constantly switching up their menu and staying fresh on the vegetarian scene. Their peanut butter and chocolate cake is claimed to hold mysterious powers in converting customers to a fully vegan diet, so if you're deliberating a vegan lifestyle, this place might just be the place for you.

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Published -26th April 2018