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Vegan eats in Brighton

What's so good about visiting Brighton 

I've been to Brighton a few times now and I see it as a vegan paradise! Why? The cafés and restaurants are simply amazing. The staff understand what vegans will and won't eat and there's a variety of vegan snacks, meals and desserts on the menu. Here's some of the other things I liked about Brighton:-

  • walks along the coast are beautiful
  • it's easily accessibly by train and car
  • the area is full of people from all walks of life 
  • there are lots of boutiques selling funky things 

Eating out 

I have found eating out to be relatively easy in most places and I've written about that in a number of articles, which can be found here. However, even though I believe this be true about snacks, starters, sides and mains; I think that most restaurants have a bit of work to do in terms of vegan desserts. It's not that the desserts are naff, but rather that, most places don't have any on the menu! 

This is not the case in Brighton! :)

If you like desserts and you'd be up for trying out a number of different ones, then you'll have plenty of choice, but be prepared for not being able to try them all, as there's so many! 

Some of the places I'd recommend eating at

We found these sweet and savoury treats at Chocaffinitea, which is on 103 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP. 

When we visited Chocaffinitea, it was a small, cosy and peaceful café. The staff made sure they understood what we wanted and then made the effort to deliver it. We wished we'd discovered it sooner!

Food for Friends is on 17-18 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HF. 

We have enjoyed eating at Food for Friends a number of times over the last few years and we've realised that it's nearly always worth booking a table.
Whenever we dined here, I felt that the staff had got the balance right between leaving us to enjoy our meal, yet being attentive enough to know when we needed something. They were often very busy, yet I didn't feel neglected or rushed, but rather as if the staff were focused on ensuring that we felt looked after and that they had plenty of time to answer any questions we had about ingredients in the dishes or vegan options. 

We enjoyed our meal at Moshi Moshi on Bartholomew Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1JS. It's now called Moshimo

Eating at Moshimo was exciting because the number of vegan options was huge. In addition to this, the portions were small so we could order lots and lots of things without wasting any food, and we didn't feel as if we'd over-eaten! 

VBites is on 14 East St,reet Brighton BN1 1HP.

We've eaten at VBites a number of times. I remember it being cosy and homely. A place that we could visit for a drink or meal over and over again, without getting tired of it or wanting to go somewhere different. 

I love supporting businesses that are completely vegan, so eating at VBites felt really positive. It also felt effortless, because I didn't need to think about what I could or couldn't eat, because everything was vegan! 

We've been to Iydea a couple of times. It's located on 17 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4AL.

Iydea is a small café where you can count on getting fresh, wholesome food quickly! They have a large selection of hot and cold foods, which taste delicious. 

Wai Kika Moo Kau are located at 11A Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL.

Wai Kika Moo Kau is small and cosy yet it's often busy and buzzing. The last few times we ate there, I felt as if the staff, although employed, cared for the customers and business as if it was their own. I found that refreshing and positive. This is another place that we visited a number of times and wanted to go again. 

In addition to all the restaurants and cafés, if you're ever in Brighton on a Friday night, it's worth booking a place and indulging in a three course meal made by the Gourmet Girls. Read my review here.  

Are you convinced? 

So what do you think? If you haven't visited Brighton yet, does it sound like it's your cup of tea? 
If you've already been, how did you feel about it?

Here you'll find the vegan and vegan-friendly places that are listed on HappyCow
Find out what's on Vegan London's list for eating vegan in Brighton

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