Are you looking for the perfect vegan escape? As well as being a great cultural city, steeped in history, Bath offers an array of vegan cafés and restaurants for you to indulge in.
Published on 7 Jun 2018
1 Beaufort West, London Road | nourishbath.co.uk
For Bath’s latest plant-based offering, take a trip about a mile from the centre of the city to Nourish. As well as the bonus that you can eat everything on the menu, the options are far from boring, with starters such as enoki mushrooms with tofu and ginger Chinese spring rolls and falafel croquettes, and mains walnut, red pepper and cashew lasagne, Arborio & black venus risotto or mushroom and ale pie. Plus there are great options for the kids, too.
3 Upper Borough Walls | instagram.com/cascarabath
Popular coffee shop and cafe Cascara has recently reopened as a stylish new plant-based cafe, and its menu is packed with delicious items such as their incredibly popular blueberry-filled croissants and a selection of freshly baked goods like the delectable bakewells from Relish Vegan caters.
If you’re heading there for a bite to eat be sure to try the Kimchi and Cheeze toastie, smokey beans with freshly toasted bread or their trio of dips served with a selecton of bread that’s perfect for sharing with friends.
Beyond the Kale
Green Park Station | instagram.com/beyondthekale
If you’re looking for rainbow coloured salads packed full of goodness, freshly made juices and the best falafel wraps you’ll ever try then look no further than Beyond the Kale!
A short walk from the centre of town, the cafe is located at Green Park Station which is a thriving hub for small businesses with weekly markets that are not to be missed.
Beyond the Kale offers customers the chance to dig into hearty burgers and is always well-stocked with a mouth-watering selection of raw cakes. You can even buy fresh veggies and a small number of vegan essentials in the cafe.
The Green Rocket Café
1 Pierrepont St | thegreenrocket.co.uk
This vegetarian café is a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a juice and piece of cake. The menu changes seasonally, but for breakfast you can find dishes such as mashed avocado and bloody Mary salsa on sourdough toast or mixed mushrooms and spinach with cashew crumbs.
Lunch offers tempeh ceasar salad, mushroom, sundried tomato and basil rice burger, or General Tso’s broccoli and tofu stir-fry with jasmine rice. The evening menu offers King Oyster mushroom scallops, Vietnamese coconut curry bowl or smoked mushroom, chestnut and sage sausages. Finish off with a vegan cheeseboard, apple, berry and lavender crumble or sticky toffee pudding.
Roots & Shoots
10 Brunel Square | facebook.com/rootsandshootscafe
There’s nothing worse than arriving for a long train journey and realising you’ve not bought any snacks or food to keep hunger at bay on your journey. Thankfully for Bath-based commuters, there’s a brand new plastic-free cafe in town situated just outside the train station.
The cafe serves up a wide variety of homecooked dishes, including decadent seitan-filled sausage rolls, mac & cheese and even taster boxes which allow you to sample a few different bits and bobs and is perfect for lunch. You can even find creamy hot chocolates topped with squirty cream and marshmallows!
Sky Blue Cafe
Chapel Arts Centre, St James’s Memorial Hall | facebook.com/skybluecafebath
A new vegan cafe has recently opened on the site of the former vegan cafe Chaple Arts Cafe, Sky Blue Cafe. The cafe offers customers the choice of a range of healthy lunch options, with an abundance of superfood salads, breakfast bowls and even pancakes with caramelised bananas for those looking for brunch options.
The cafe also offers a mouth-watering selection of freshly made cakes and decadent drinks such as hot chocolate, alcoholic beverages and gingerbread lattes for those with a sweet tooth.
2 North Parade Passage | acornvegetariankitchen.co.uk
If you’re in Bath for a celebration or special occasion, treat yourself by booking a table at plant-based bistro Acorn. It’s not the cheapest of Bath’s vegan eateries, with the 2-course set menu coming in at £27.90, but the food is exquisite and has won many awards! Think gourmet vegan dining with dishes such as parsnip and hazelnut veloute with hazelnut tortellini for starter, mushroom tart with celeriac or butternut squash terrine with pine nut risotto for mains, and we thoroughly recommend the chocolate and coffee light espresso parfait with a bar of chocolate ganache for dessert.
You’ll feel like you’ve experienced something very special and unique by the end of the meal. A slightly more budget-friendly option is to opt for the lunch menu. The choice is more limited, but two courses comes in at £17.90.
Stock upon supplies
If you’re looking for some vegan treats to get you through your journey home, or need supplies for when you get back, head to Harvest on Walcot Street. Packed with everything you could possibly need, the deli also does some great wraps for lunch.
Take a class
If you’re in Bath for the weekend, you might want to take a break from sightseeing and try a class at Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School. Classes range from Vegan Fast and Delicious to Fermentation, Latin American and Cakes and Puddings.
Chain restaurants with good vegan options…
- The Stable, 1-3 Westgate Building, Kingsmead Square
- Zizzi, 8 Saw Close
- All Bar One, 11-12 High Street
- The Globe, Newton St Loe
- Las Iguanas, Seven Dials, 12 Saw Close
- Cafe Rouge, 15 Milsom St
- Wagamama, York Buildings, 1 George Street
- Handmade Burger Co, 10 Upper Borough Walls
- Pizza Express, 8 Southgate Place & 1 Barton Street