National Vegetarian Week in the City Centre

It’s National Vegetarian Week, and with Bristol having just been named the Vegan Capital of the World(!!) it’s no surprise that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting our five a day. Here’s the City Centre BID’s favourite places to tuck into a delicious vegetarian meal…

City Centre…

Backyard

Newly opened in the site previously occupied by Cau, Backyard focuses mostly on chicken dishes but one third of its menu is strictly vegan. Add to that a huge selection of inventive sides such as pickled watermelon or miso edamame beans and you’ll almost be able to get your five a day in one meal!

Spicer and Cole

Pop into any Spicer and Cole cafe and the first thing you’ll notice is the food counter, piled high with salads, frittatas and tarts. Brightly coloured and prepared daily on site, you can’t go wrong with their ever-changing counter options – we recommend the watermelon and feta salad!

The Stable

Although best known for their non-traditional pizzas, The Stable has greatly improved it’s salad offerings in recent years – think smoked salmon with avocado, cucumber and orange or tempeh with tenderstem broccoli and sweet potato. Not to mention their huge selection of cider is an easy and delicious way to drink your apple-a-day!

Bun Fiction at Kongs

Bun Fiction are masters of disguise when it comes to totally plant-based meals that taste just as good as their meaty alternatives! You’ll have to move quick if you want to get your hands on their delicious sandwiches though as they’ll be vacating the kitchen at Kongs on the 26th May.

No.1 Harbourside

As they say themselves, No.1 Harbourside likes meat but they think it should be a treat! Combine this with a ‘slow food’ philosophy and you’ve got a menu that’s “good, clean, fair” and features extensive vegetarian and vegan options.

Friska

With a focus on feel good food, it’s no surprise that Friska has a huge range of vegetarian options across their breakfast and lunch menus. Salads, wraps, hotpots and burritos are served up all day alongside great coffee and cold drinks, with plenty of vegan choices too!

Subway

Whilst Subway might not be the first place that springs to mind if you’re after a healthy lunch, their sandwiches are a quick way to get a few of your five a day if you go for all the salad! The ideal choice if you’re craving fast food but don’t want a guilt-inducing burger and fries.

Further Afield…

Root

Part of the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion group, Root is a small plate restaurant at the uber-trendy Wapping Wharf that gives vegetables star billing and serves meat on the side. They even offer a strictly vegetarian roast on Sunday’s, and put on regular vegetarian tasting evenings and pop-ups.

Flow

Taking a contemporary, inclusive approach to plant-based dining, Flow strives to provide interesting and diverse vegetarian and vegan sharing plates. Tucked away off one of the bearpit subways, this really is a hidden gem that is going from strength to strength with its innovative menu.

Eat a Pitta

The lunchtime queues for Eat a Pitta’s falafel salad boxes are legendary, and they really do speak for themselves. When you reach the front of the line you’ll be greeted with plates piled high with various salads, falafel and pickles, and you can have it all for just £6!

Eat Your Greens

Cafe by day and relaxed dining by night, Eat Your Greens is a plant-based eatery in Totterdown that is a true champion of community culture. Working with ethical, local suppliers and supporting small business is just as important to these guys as serving up healthy, tasty food!