New vegan restaurant Seed Sip in Plymouth opens inside Grade II listed former mortuary

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  2nd October 2022

Seed Sip, which is owned by Jamie and Stephanie Sharp, now boasts a varied plant-based menu, with the owners saying they want to persuade meat eaters that they should give vegan food a go

Seed Sip, a new vegan restaurant in Plymouth has opened inside an unlikely location – the former mortuary.

Owners Jamie and Stephanie Sharp, who previously ran the Gin Sanctuary in the Grade II listed building, decided to rebrand the business and add plant-based food to its offerings.

While the outlet will still serve cocktails featuring gin, guests can now dine at the 35-seat eatery, choosing from a varied menu.

Dishes include a cooked vegan breakfast, arancini, Korean bao buns, and meat-free roast dinners among others.

Seed Sip

Jamie Sharp told Plymouth Live that opting for a vegan restaurant menu ‘made sense’, as almost all of the eatery’s staff are vegetarian or vegan, and it is something he is ‘passionate about’.

According to Jamie, while they are keen for vegans and veggies to enjoy their fare, there is ‘nothing more rewarding than having a hardened meat-eater come in and say “that was amazing”.’

He added: “We need everybody to make small changes rather than a few people to make a dramatic change, to have the impact we need for our children and their children.

“If we can convert 10 per cent of the Plymouth population from having meat seven days a week to six days a week it’s a dramatic win, and by showing that great-tasting plant-based food is available, that would be a big win.”

‘Everyone is welcome’

The couple also took to Instagram to voice that everyone is welcome at the eatery, and that its animal-free offerings should suit all tastes.

Sharing an image of their popular bao buns, they wrote: “We’re launching a 100% plant-based restaurant & cocktail bar.

“We’re on a mission to create great experiences for all. We still love meat-eaters.

“Everyone is welcome at Seed Sip so come and enjoy the food & cocktails, which just so happen to be plant-based.”

Tempted to create your own tipples, but unsure of which alcohol is animal-free? Find out all you need to know by reading Is alcohol vegan? A vegan’s guide to ethical alcohol

Featured image © Seed Sip Facebook

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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