Ten vegan and veggie-friendly restaurants to try in 2020

Most of our resolutions for the New Year often include eating better, losing weight, becoming more active or something of that sort. Going vegetarian or vegan could be the best and most simple option to help you do all these things, saving the planets pending doom in the process. Not to mention, Brighton was voted the most vegan-friendly place in the UK, so it can be much easier than you think.

By going vegan this January, you can spare the lives of at least 30 animals each year and cut your carbon footprint in half instantly by removing meat from your plate. Not only does veganism have environmental benefits, but the health benefits are also countless. The Mayo Clinic reported that switching to a plant-based diet could add up to four years on your life. Other benefits include weight loss, lower risk of heart disease and stroke, greater physical performance…the list goes on.

To get you started, here are some delicious vegetarian and vegan restaurants in and around Brighton:

Iydea – North Laine Bazaar

Takeaway or eat in with raw and natural ingredients with a range of mains, sides and bowls all packaged in biodegradable and compostable packaging!

What The Pitta

What the Pitta – East Street

If your looking for that hangover cure that still ticks the vegan boxes look no further! What The Pitta meets all your vegan doner kebab needs.

Green Kitchen Brighton – Preston Road

Run by a wife and wife team this fully vegan independent café is one to tick off the list. They have also created their own highly reviewed meat-free bacon and are completely dog-friendly too!

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Food For Friends

Food for Friends – Prince Albert Street

For a classier vegan dining experience away from the street food menu head to Prince Albert Street. Offering a full a la carte and brunch/breakfast menu, Food for Friends was once named in the top 20 restaurants in the UK.

Loving Hut – Gardener Street

As one of the largest vegan families of vegan restaurants in the world, Loving Hut is one you can trust to help you do veganism in style.

Planet India – Richmond Parade

If Indian food is your fave, do not fret – Indian food does not stop at veganism. Planet India offers a completely vegetarian and vegan menu still packed with all the tasty flavours of India.


Purezza – St James Street

Purezza was the first fully vegan pizzeria in the UK and claiming to have the best ‘mozzarella’ on their passionate Italian pizzas. This will sure to make the transition to veganism easier.

Happy Maki – Pool Valley 

Brighton’s best fusion sushi-burrito joint, all vegan of course. And if you need another reason to go, every wrap that is bought they plant and tree and feed a hungry child. Yipee!

Smorl’s Kitchen

Smorl’s Kitchen – The Open Market

Offering a totally vegan menu this is one for the chickpea lovers. Selling itself as a houmous and falafel bar this is sure to tingle your (cruelty-free) taste-buds

The Prince George – Trafalgar Street

Room for some pub grub? The Prince George offers your pub favourites with a vegetarian and vegan twist along with their incredible roasts on a Sunday.

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