Brighton is one of the best cities in the UK for vegetarians and vegans. It has numerous vegetarian restaurants, so we had no hope of eating even at half of them. The ones we ate at were mostly great and we’d love to come back and try all the others. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you should definitely spend some time in Brighton.
Out of all the places we ate, this was the best food. Iydea has two cafes in Brighton, with this one being on Kensington Gardens in North Laine. The other cafe is on Western Road. At lunchtime they have a counter service where you choose one hot dish, two side dishes and two toppings. They also have an extensive breakfast menu that’s available until around 11:30.
The photo above doesn’t really do the food much justice. It looked much better in real life and tasted delicious. Blame the cameraman! This would be my number one place to eat if I lived in Brighton.
Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton & 105 Western Road, Brighton
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-17:30; Sun 11:00-17:30 (Western Road store opens 09:30 Mon-Sat & 10:00 Sun)
This is the best value restaurant that we’ve come across in the UK. Bombay Aloo has been around for almost 20 years and still gets packed every day. It’s an all you can eat Indian vegetarian buffet that’s open from noon until midnight every day. There are about 20 dishes to choose from, including Onion Bhajee, Saag Aloo, Chick Peas Aloo, Tarka Dall, Rice & Naan Bread, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Swede & Mushroom Curry and Mixed Vegetable Korma.
Much of the food is suitable for a vegan diet, so just ask the staff to point out which dishes these are. The price is the most amazing part. It’s just £4.95 per person, and only £3.95 during Happy Hour, which I think is from 15:30 to 17:30. Bombay Aloo is one of our favorite veggie places in Brighton
Bombay Aloo Details
Address: 39 Ship Street, Brighton
Opening Hours: Sun-Sat noon-midnight
FilFil Cafe is a great place to eat at if you love falafel. The cafe owner, Amal, is originally from the Middle East, so the falafel here is authentic and prepared from the family recipe. It’s a small cafe and takeaway that has a very relaxed vibe. It’s located on Gardner Street, in the heart of the North Laines. We ate here on our first day in Brighton and were very impressed.
FilFil Cafe Details
Address: 21 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton
Opening Hours: Sun-Fri 10:00-19:00; Sat 10:00-20:00
Infinity Foods Kitchen
I’ve eaten here a few times in the past and always had great food, but I was a little disappointed when we ate there today. I had the curry, dahl and rice, but the food was quite bland. The presentation left a lot to be desired as well.
The food above doesn’t look great and it didn’t taste great either. I wish I’d chosen something else from the menu. The veggie breakfast looked good, but I’d had that a few times recently in the UK, so fancied a change.
This shop is almost opposite FilFil Cafe that’s mentioned above.
Infinity Foods Kitchen Details
Address: 50 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-17:00; Sat 10:00-17:00; Sun 12:00-16:00
Chocaffinitea is a great vegetarian and vegan cafe that sells excellent quality organic single origin coffee, a range of high-quality teas, yummy raw chocolate, delicious lunches and a range of desserts, such as the Vegan Key Lime Pie shown above.
We found this excellent cafe just after eating at Iydea. Walk to the end of Kensington Gardens and you’ll see Chocaffinitea across the road to your left, on Gloucester Road.
This is a great place to hang out if you love coffee or tea. We’d be here often if we lived in Brighton.
Address: 103 Gloucester Road, North Laine, Brighton
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30; Sat 09:00-18:00; Sun 11:00-17:30
Wai Kika Moo Kau
We didn’t eat here but passed it while looking around the North Laine area. It’s almost directly opposite Iydea on Kensington Gardens. This part of town is a great area for vegetarian and vegan food.
Wai Kika Moo Kau Details
Address: 11a Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 09:30-17:00; Fri-Sat 09:00-21:00; Sun 10:00-17:00
Terre a Terre
This is another place that we didn’t eat at, but spotted as we walked passed. It’s near the seafront on East Street, just across the road from VBites.
Terre a Terre Details
Address: 71 East Street, Brighton
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 12:00-22:30; Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 11:00-22:00
This is the third veggie place we spotted but didn’t eat at. It’s near the seafront on East Street, just across the road from Terre a Terre. VBites is owned by Heather Mills.
Address: 14 East Street, Brighton
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 09:30-19:00
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