Gone are the days when finding a restaurant with a vegetarian menu was like searching for the holy grail. More and more people have decided to cut meat from their diets, and even veganism is on the rise.
Several restaurants, bars and cafes in Kent now offer vegetarian menus, and vegan options, but here’s our list of the top restaurants in Kent for vegan and vegetarian diners.
Singh’s Pure Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Restaurant
151 Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RG
Singh’s offers delicious and traditional Indian dishes, but with a twist: everything’s vegetarian! Rather than having to flick through the menu in search of a few vegetarian options, you’ll have your pick of the whole menu.
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner; a flying snack, or a sit-down meal, Singh’s has something for every occasion. There’s even a lunchtime buffet.
Beano’s Vegetarian Café Bar
43 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JT
Located in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, Beano’s is the perfect place for a bite to eat if you’re vegetarian or vegan.
If you’re looking for somewhere with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, Beano’s is the place to be. You won’t find a single meat dish on their menu, and even vegans will be spoilt for choice.
You can snack a toasted sandwich, dig into a vegetarian burrito, munch on some nachos or tuck into a healthy salad whilst taking in one of Kent’s most artistic and liberal locations.
The veg box café
17A Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HG
The Veg Box Café is a great place to go if you fancy an informal dining experience with a positive vibe. With brightly coloured walls and friendly staff, you’re bound to leave with a smile on your face.
They have a breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a range of vegan cakes for those who are just stopping by for a sweet treat. It’s also worth noting that their breakfast doesn’t stop until 11:00am, so even if you’re a late riser, you should still be able to make it in time to try their healthy vegetarian breakfast dishes.
The Skinny Kitchen
7A St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AT
The Skinny Kitchen is a health food restaurant, but it’s not specifically for vegetarians. They cater for meat-eaters as well, but their menu features some impressive vegetarian and vegan options. From courgette noodles to cauliflower rice, The Skinny Kitchen has some dishes you might not have tried before.
St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BZ
The Monument is somewhere you can both eat and drink, without having to worry about there being any traces of animal products. In fact, they’ve labelled themselves ‘Canterbury’s only plant-based pub’.
Often, being a vegan is not just a dietary choice but a lifestyle choice, and at The Monument you’re bound to meet other likeminded people. It’s a social hub for vegans and vegetarians.
The Wallflower Café
The Mall, 116 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5JY
The Wallflower Café is a vegan café in Herne Bay. Their plant-based dishes range from vegan breakfasts, to burritos, to burgers, and of course there are plenty of salad options. They also have a range of delicious vegan, and often gluten-free cakes as well.