11 reasons Bristol is one of the best vegan-friendly vacation spots
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Whether you’ve never heard of Bristol or it’s been on your travel wishlist for years, Bristol is a must-visit destination for vegans. 

With vegan vending machines and vegan afternoon tea, Bristol is dedicated to fostering a community for those living a plant-based lifestyle. And we couldn’t love it more. 

See for yourself with our guide to all things-vegan in Bristol! 

Cute Cafes

Cafe Kino 

Cafe Kino is a  vegan cafe serving up almond milk chai lattes and vegan coffee cake, but more than that, it’s a home away from home. They host a variety of events including concerts, life-drawings sessions, discussions, yoga classes, and screenings in their basement. Even their walls are a celebration of the community as they hang local artwork. Come for the fair trade coffee, stay for the plant-based family feel. 

East Village Cafe

This bright and airy cafe will first make you want to redecorate your apartment and then cancel your return ticket home (it’s that cute!). East Village Cafe is absolutely gorgeous with potted succulents on shelves, uniquely designed cake plates, and hanging plants. Plus, all of the food is vegetarian with lots of vegan options like corn and quinoa waffles and avocado toast. 

Craving something to sip on? Check out the extensive smoothie and latte lists. We’re partial to the Blue Skies Latte made with blue spirulina and oat milk and the Hula Hoop shake made of pear, ginger, and strawberry, but you can’t go wrong. 

Casual Eats

Suncraft

With the motto “Eat, Grow, Shine,” Suncraft is hard not to fall in love with. The vegan menu features Asian-inspired dishes like coconut laksa soup with fried tempeh, soba noodle salad with wild mushrooms, and spiced cauliflower. Not to mention, their tables are made out of recycled yogurt pots and they grow herbs next to their kitchen to produce ingredients that are as local as can be. 

Bristolian

Sit on the front garden patio at The Bristolian with a homemade vegan burger and you’ll never want to leave (can’t say we didn’t warn you!). Whether you’re coming for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Bristolian has plenty of vegan options for all types of cravings. Hello, tofu scrambles, homemade hummus with flatbread, and ginger-apple-mint juices. 

Pho

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This family-run restaurant serves Vietnamese food with a focus on healthy, fresh ingredients.  While the menu at Pho is not exclusively vegan, it does feature plenty of plant-based options like vegan pho with shiitake mushrooms, rice bowls, wok-fried noodles with tofu, and bun veggie spring rolls. 

Cozy Dinner Spots

Koocha Meze Bar

Shareable plates like dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), falafel, hummus, and eggless kookoo (spinach balls) make Koocha Meze Bar a Persian food paradise with a vegan twist. All of the food is plant-based and from local suppliers, so there’s no guesswork about where you’re food is coming from. And while there’s no evidence the colorful plates make the food taste better, we’d argue that they do! 

Flow

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Little posh squash, also making its final fling this weekend. Local squash, smoked with fragrant meadow hay from our foraging friends at @bellowildfood on a juniper, olive oil + buttermilk pastry biscuit base. Topped with torched @somersetcheese Pennard Ridge Red Goats cheese, a cider vinegar gel and crispy sage leaves. Pairs impeccably well with our newest biodynamic red, El Primer, sourced from Catalonia by family outfit @laltrevi, which is so light yet complex. Perfectly easing you in to red wine season 🍷 We have a couple of early tables left for tonight if you’d like to try! 🍁[email protected] . . . #seasonalrestaurant #bristolrestaurants #seasonal #vegetarian #vegan #plantbased #stokescroft #bristol #bearpit #independentbusiness #squash #britishproduce #haysmoking #hardgoatscheese #pickled #cidervinegar #sharing # biodynamicwine #catalanwines

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For a fancy-ish dinner spot, check out the vegetarian restaurant Flow. But rest assured, there are  plenty of vegan options to walk away with a full stomach. The menu changes frequently based on what’s in season and locally available, and the bar is stocked with biodynamic wines and local beers. 

Sweet Treats

Earth Cake

Vegan afternoon tea, anyone?  Say no more! Earth Cake is a bakery specializing in vegan cakes and they also offer a vegan afternoon tea which includes scones, cakes, finger sandwiches, and hot beverages aka heaven on earth. 

Vegan Vend

Bristol is making our dreams come true with Vegan Vend, a vegan vending machine (yes, you read that right). We’re talking vegan brownies and vegan chocolate chip cookie sandwiches straight out of a vending machine. With sweet gems like this, how can we not love Bristol? 

Activities

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Vegan and Well-Being Market

No #MondayBlues in Bristol. Every Monday, they host a Vegan and Well-Being Market which is packed with cruelty-free and good-for-you vendors. From booths featuring wellness-based literature to vegan street food, this outdoor market will make you feel like you’re walking into a plant-based storybook. 

Bristol Yoga Centre

If you’re feeling full from all of the vegan deliciousness you’re consuming, check out Bristol Yoga Centre. The gorgeous studio with wood floors and white walls has a full schedule and even includes donation-based classes throughout the week. Yin, vinyasa, and hatha flows await you! 

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