Vegan and vegetarian diets are popular choices for many and there is now a plethora of choices for those who choose to enjoy this lifestyle, especially at restaurants and cafes around the UK. For those planning a visit to Cornwall, exploring the vegan and vegetarian options beforehand is always a good idea. In this guide, we take a look at the best vegan and vegetarian options in Cornwall and the surrounding areas, so you don’t have to. Keep reading for menu choices, comments from the restaurants themselves and local recommendations.
The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cornwall:
· The Cornish Vegan, Truro
· The Bean Inn, St Ives
· Olive & Co, Liskeard
· The Cornish Pizza Company, St Agnes
· Sloth and Sparrow Plant Based Kitchen, Falmouth
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The Cornish Vegan, Truro
Based in the heart of Cornwall at the centre of the sole city in the county, Truro, The Cornish Vegan serves delicious and homely vegan food prepared daily in their kitchen. Rob and Graham are proud owners of the popular establishment, and both follow a vegan lifestyle themselves, so they know a thing or two about the delicious meals that can be created.
The restaurant prides itself on choosing local and sustainably sourced products to create their delicious meals and cakes, and their popularity is a testament to their wonderful creations. Visitors can expect intriguing options like Thai red curry, f’sh & chips, mac ‘n’ sheese and a twist on the traditional Cornish pasty. If you’re planning to visit the city of Truro and want to enjoy the delights of The Cornish Vegan then make sure you book your table online and its popularity makes it a busy spot during peak times.
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The Bean Inn, St Ives
With the motto ‘more taste, less waste’, The Bean Inn in St Ives is an all-around winner among the vegan and vegetarian community. Serving brightly coloured food that isn’t beautiful on the eyes but healthy for the body whilst also retaining delicious flavours. Situated in one of the prettiest areas of Cornwall, it is only right that the food at The Bean Inn reflects this, and that is exactly what it does.
Expect wonderful and colourful dishes like seasonal buddha bowls, Moroccan vegetable and chickpea casserole and homemade seasonal soup, to name just a few. These wonderful dishes can be enjoyed in the restaurant or as a takeaway and eaten in the amazing Cornish surroundings. If you’re planning to visit, make a booking enquiry online or give the team a call on 01736 791706.
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Olive & Co, Liskeard
Just south of Bodmin Moor is Liskeard, the town where you can find Olive & Co, an independent café serving delicious homemade food, cakes, coffees, and teas. With a breakfast and lunch menu to choose from, the vegetarian and vegan customers have plenty to choose from with offerings like the Olive & Co vegan breakfast, vegan BLT, thali wraps and vegan bacon sandwiches.
The team at Olive & Co is full of fun and laughter as they explain a little more on their website: “Our philosophy is simply to make the kind of food and drink that we love to have ourselves. Food is made by hand in our kitchen and as locally sourced as possible, while our coffee comes from small independent roasters using fairtrade coffee beans. We take a great deal of pride in saying that a great deal of thought, care and attention has gone into every dish, cake, and cup of coffee we make.”
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The Cornish Pizza Company, St Agnes
Situated in the pretty seaside village of St Agnes is The Cornish Pizza Company, which makes some of the best pizza in the area with a selection of great vegetarian options on the menu. All their stone-baked pizzas are freshly made to order and are 12” in size and made using slowly proved dough and their very own recipe sauce, gluten-free bases, vegan cheese and smaller 7" pizzas are also available on request.
Some of the vegetarian options include Wheal Jane, a vegetarian twist on a margherita pizza, Wheal Friendly, a mighty three cheese pizza and Wheal Geevor, a roasted seasonal vegetable option. You can order your pizza ahead of time to avoid disappointment via the online booking tool.
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Sloth and Sparrow Plant Based Kitchen
Sloth and Sparrow is an all-vegan, plant-based restaurant in Falmouth. Their aim is to create the best plant-based food possible with as much locally sourced and organic produce as possible, alongside using compostable disposables and biodegradable cleaning products within their establishment.
The team explain a little more about their goals for the restaurant: “Our food is inspired by the world around us and created without any animal products of any kind. We truly appreciate the need for satisfying textures and flavours and aim to change perceptions of what ‘Vegan Food’ is. We are Food lovers at heart, and we won’t settle for anything less than GREAT! We have been lucky enough to travel to some far-flung places, taste some outstanding food and work with some amazing chefs along our journey. Our menus reflect our experiences, our continual quest for new flavours and great taste, alongside our compassion for the Planet, and the Animals that live on it!
If you’re in the Cornwall area and are wanting to enjoy some delicious vegan or vegetarian food, then hopefully this guide has given you some inspiration. If you’re looking for dog-friendly hotels in Falmouth, then look no further than St Michaels Resort, sitting on the coast in Falmouth.