Vegan pasta restaurant Pastan to open its first restaurant in Bristol

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  17th January 2023

Customers will be able to indulge in plant-based Italian treats including Loaded Gnocchi, Spaghetti Carbonara, and homemade Tiramisu

Vegan pasta chain Pastan is opening a new restaurant in Bristol, the vegan capital of the UK. 

Founded in 2020, the eatery aims to ‘make plant-based pasta as exciting and as accessible as possible to entice vegans and non-vegans alike’.

Already serving vegan Italian delights London and Manchester, Pastan has now secured the keys for a new location in Bristol.

Pastan to open in Bristol 

Customers will be able to choose from an array of vegan dishes, including Loaded Gnocchi, Spaghetti Carbonara, and homemade Tiramisu. Prices for main courses start at £12. 

According to Bristol Live, Pastan’s brand manager Sophie Weir said the new location followed the success of a pop-up – which ‘demonstrated an appetite for plant-based pasta options’ in Bristol.

She added: “It’s an exciting city, a really vibrant city, one that we really want to put our mark on. 

“We noticed for the pop-up we had that Bristol has an amazing vegan and plant-based community and people are open to trying new vegan options.”

The world’s best city for vegans?

It’s no surprise Pastan has witnessed first-hand the demand for vegan food in Bristol.

In 2019, the city was voted the most popular city in the world for vegans, thanks to its eclectic range of plant-based eateries such as Vx, Eden Cafe and Purezza.

“While this may come as a surprise to many, the locals know all too well that their city has turned into a vegan Mecca,” Chef’s Pencil – who curated the list – wrote.

“There are lots of vegan restaurants, cafes, vegan hair and beauty salons, and even an active Vegan community.”

* Pastan’s Bristol restaurant will open on January 17, located at 53 Prince Street, BS1 4QH

Planning a trip to Bristol? Take a foodie tour of the city and discover the best vegan restaurants in Bristol. 

Featured image credit: @pastan.uk/Instagram

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

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