VEGAN FRIENDLY BRIXHAM
With the rapid rise in veganism in the UK, many restaurants in Brixham have some really great vegan options popping up on their menus, which makes me very happy being vegan myself!
Whilst on my trips to Brixham staying at Forget-Me-Knot Cottage I try to get out to as many eateries as possible, I am a self proclaimed foodie and nothing makes me happier than discovering a new restaurant serving a tasty vegan dish.
I have noted below the Vegan friendly Brixham Restaurants I have visited and I hope you enjoy trying them as much as I did!
Almost every visit to Forget-Me-Knot Cottage I visit the Curious Kitchen, normally for tea and cake and sometimes lunch, the menu changes seasonally as do the cake options available but they have things like avocado on toasted sour dough bread with toasted seeds, roasted lemon & coriander or harrissa baked beans on sour dough toast with spring onions, dairy free milkshake, brownies & cakes. It really is a great place for a tasty brunch or lunch.
On a visit earlier this year to Brixham I discovered where I could get vegan friendly chip shop chips! The Rockfish restaurant have a fryer dedicated to chips which makes them vegan friendly and gluten free, I happily devoured 2 bags from the takeaway on that trip! On my next visit I went into the restaurant upstairs where I had the vegan burger and chips which was nice although I’m not personally big on meat replacements which the burger was, if you like that you won’t be disappointed! And when you run out of chips they bring more over!
One of my favourite places to eat whilst in Brixham is ‘On the Rocks’ which is just down the steps opposite the cottage and one of the first places you come to on the harbour side. They always have some really delicious options, I never know what to have! The accompaniments that come with them too are always really tasty! The chips are seasoned well (and have their own fryer), the burgers are always good, on my last trip down I had the vegan tacos with violife cheese – they were excellent! Good views of the harbour if you are near the window and really great food, perfect Brixham dinner spot!
The Old Market House on the harbour didn’t have any vegans options when I first became vegan back in 2016, however this year they have some really nice options on their menu, I have had the sweet potato and chickpea curry with rice and garlic naan which was absolutely delicious and the burger with chunky chips and houmous which again was really nice. There are amazing views of the harbour from here and the option to eat on the upstairs balcony if the weather is good and if its winter time a cosy log fire downstairs.
The Guardhouse Café on Berryhead has a good selection of vegan cake and some vegan lunches, I recently went walking on Berryhead with a friend and her lab, we stopped off before heading to St Marys Bay. I had vegan chocolate cake and a cup of tea, even Ben the lab was given dog biscuits from the counter – absolutely perfect on a long walk to keep you going!
Bombay Mix Indian takeway, when I visit with my mum and my cousin we always have Indian takeway one night – I explain to them I am vegan and what cannot eat on the phone, I usually have vegetable curry with vegetable rice, chapati and maybe a chana dish, it’s always really tasty and nice if you want dinner delivered at home (these guys are take away only).
The Railway Inn (was Weary Ploughman) just outside of Brixham has some good vegan options although the chips are not vegan friendly, they do a really nice vegan Sunday roast; it includes a spiced apple nut roast, herb roasted potatoes, spiced red cabbage and seasonal vegetables with a cider gravy. They also do pizzas and some other tasty sounding vegan meals.
The Breakwater Bistro is another one I have only just noticed have vegan options, food is pretty good although the chips aren’t vegan friendly so you get a jack potato instead, great views from here and your doggos are allowed in too!
Oats Healthy Living Store, I always visit here for some vegan and organic shopping, grab my teas and nibbles for my stay. They also do vegan lunches and cream teas which I haven’t tried yet but I hear they are good and are on my vegan hitlist!
I have also heard that Simply Fish Takeaway & restaurant (in front of you to your left when you come down the steps) are going to have a dedicated chip fryer soon so another place to enjoy a bag of vegan chips in Brixham! I was also told they currently serve a vegan curry in their restaurant which is meant to be really nice.
**update – sadly they kitted out their new restaurant but still no dedicated chip fryer so Rockfish for chips still!
I am sure there are plenty of other places I haven’t yet discovered that have delicious vegan options on their menus, I shall write about those as and when I find them, if you find them before me please do let us know 🙂
Happy eating in Vegan friendly Brixham! 🌱