Go Vegan this month in the city, with Veganuary!
For those of you who don’t know what Veganism is:
“Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals”
This month, why not change your diet & lifestyle a little and attempt Veganism. Gloucester’s foodie scene is buzzing – with a plethora of award-winning restaurants, hidden cafes and historic pubs, there’s plenty of options that cater for a Vegan diet. Enjoy inventive menus, flavorsome dishes, and sweet treats.
As well as that, more and more supermarkets are offering a vast range of vegan options (even Greggs!). With that said, here’s a range of businesses that offer Vegan options in the city.
Bangkok Canteen (72 Westgate St, GL1 2NZ)
Situated on Westgate Street, only a short walk from Gloucester Cathedral you’ll find Bangkok Canteen. Home of authentic Thai cuisine, it offers a variety of mouth-watering vegan dishes from tofu stir-frys to red curry. They also have vegan drink options AND it’s also Gloucester’s FIRST completely gluten-free restaurant. Check out their menu here!
Portivo Lounge (106, Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet, St Ann Way, GL1 5SH)
Sat on the corner of Gloucester Quays, Portivo Lounge is a spacious, open-plan restaurant offering a full vegan menu. Enjoy a selection of delicious dishes including brunch, light-bite tapas options, falafel & burrito wraps and fruitalicious cakes. Check out their menu here!
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Had a wonderful day off with @dirt_nap_ today. 🖤 Went to @portivo_lounge and had the big vegan breakfast.👌🏼 hash browns, mushrooms, spinach, tomato, beans, bacon, toast, falafel (and avocado that got forgotten but promptly got delivered to our table separately 🥑) ta good folk at portivo! 👍🏼 – – – #vegan #veganfood #veganinstagram #ukvegan #veganfoodshare #veganfoodblog #veganfoodbloggerwhatveganseat #veganfoodlovers #dairyfree #crueltyfree #veganism #veganrecipes #veganlife #veganfortheanimals #veganlifestyle #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantpowered #veganfoodie #veganshare #realisticvegan #simpleveganfood #itseasybeingvegan #itseasy2bvegan #thegreedyvegan #portivolounge #veganbreakfast
Zizzi (Gloucester Quays, Merchants’ Rd, GL1 5SH)
Located in the quays, Zizzi Gloucester is a contemporary, stylish Italian restaurant. Their vegan menu offers a range of dishes such as a NEW Arcobaleno ‘Rainbow’ Salad, award-winning pizza’s, vegan ragu or spaghetti and dairy-free chocolate desserts. Check out their menu here!
Sebz (93 Northgate Street, Gloucester)
For all you tapas lovers, Sebz is the place to be for vegan light bites. Enjoy a taste of traditional Meditteranean and Portuguese cuisine in the heart of Gloucester. With a selection of innovative and tantalising dishes, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into. Check out their menu here!
Hooker & Eight (49 Westgate Street, GL1 2NW)
Joining the many wonderful restaurants & cafes of Westgate Street last year was Hooker & Eight! Bringing a twist of Italy, Gloucester & Rugby together they’ve created a vast range of top-notch pizzas including a ‘Cherry & White’ (vegan Margherita), ‘The Old Spot’ served with vegan sausages and ‘The Big Ruck’. Check out their menu here!
Hubble Bubble Coffee House(42-44 Westgate Street, GL1 2NF)
Friendly neighbours of Hooker & Eight are Hubble Bubble! Quirky, independent and family-run, they offer a range of classic vegan dishes. Start your day off with a vegan full English, grab a light lunch of stuffed jacket potato filled with hummus, falafel & rocket or go wild over some Dirty Loaded Fries. Check out their menu here!
Greggs (19A Southgate Street, GL1 1TP)
Okay, so unless you’ve been under a rock the past few years, you’ll know that Greggs has upped their game when it comes to pastries. Last year they introduced a vegan sausage roll and even the meat-eaters are loving it. They’ve also just recently introduced a vegan steak bake… that’s right a VEGAN steak bake.
Watch out for the new Greggs opening in Kings Walk, bigger & better!
Guru Coffee House (11 College Street, GL1 2NE )
These guys know no limits when it comes to vegan options. The Guru Coffee House are most definitely more than a coffee house, from vegan classic breakfasts to falafel, bean and quinoa burgers, curries, stews, salads, desserts, baguettes, waffles, wraps… the list goes on. Check out their menu here!
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Guru is proud to announce the employment of our new head Chef Phil! Phil has worked all around the UK and Europe in his career as a head Chef and has now brought his skills to Guru. Introducing our special of the week Phil’s allotment curry! A delicious vegan curry base, littered with butternut squash, aubergine, courgette, parsnips and chickpeas then topped with stunning pomegranate seeds! Only £5.95 this week!
Comfy Pew (11 College Street, GL1 2NE )
A friendly, family-run licensed Tea Room in the heart of Gloucester’s historic Westgate Quarter. Set in a listed Tudor framed building, right next to the wonderful Catherdral The Comfy Pew offers a range of homely, hearty dishes including vegan options.
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We went to Gloucester with some friends to visit the Cathedral ⚡️ and stopped for lunch at this little Tudor pub. They had plenty of vegan options on the menu which I was excited about! I had the mushroom cap burger (there is a mushroom hidden under those onions 😂) and my boyfriend had the mushroom and leek pie. Both were tasty 😋 🍔🥧
Sowl Fuud (120 Eastgate street, GL1 1QT)
Known for their mega-mighty, seitan & bean ‘Sowl’ burgers, Sowl Fuud Takeaway has made quite an impression on the local foodies of Gloucester. Located on Eastgate Street, the two chefs & owners are known for their welcoming and charismatic customer service. They offer a range of mouth-watering dishes including pasta, curry, wraps, nuggets, desserts and of course their burgers. Some even say their burgers are better than meat-based burgers! Check out their menu here!
Hilltop Restaurant (19 Worcester Street, GL1 3AJ)
Renowned in Gloucester for their Indian cuisine, Hilltop Restaurant offers a selection of vegan treats. Recommended is their masala dosa (south Indian pancake), made from fermented lentils, rice, filled with a mild lentil dal. Packed with flavour there’s plenty of dishes to choose from. Check out their menu here!