The city of Bristol is known as an artistic hub open to alternative lifestyles. Where better to head for a cool holiday – especially if you love a hearty vegetarian meal and some delicious, wholesome meat-free delights? Book a room at our Bristol Central Travelodge or our Mitchell Lane Travelodge to be right at the heart of the action.
1. Best for a Quick Snack: Café Kino
This not-for-profit co-operative serves lunch and dinner, and is owned and operated by its workers. Everything served here is 100% vegan and free of any animal products. Plus, the staff make every effort to source local and organic items where possible. The food menu changes regularly and includes burgers, falafels, soups and cakes, so you’re sure to find something to satisfy. The kitchen is open until 9.30pm.
2. Best for a Fancy Night Out: Maitreya Social
Often listed as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country, Maitreya Social is a cosy bar, a restaurant and an arts space with frequently changing art works and furniture installations. Breakfast is served from 10am-12pm and lunch from 12pm-3pm with seasonal soups, speciality burgers and burritos. The evening menu is more substantial with a selection of starters, mains and desserts including ‘Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes’ and ‘Crown Prince Squash Gnocchi’. Advance bookings are recommended.
3. Best for On the Go Dining: The Spotless Leopard
Food vans are the latest trend in dining, with mobile food vendors offering wild and wonderful creations on the go. The Spotless Leopard is based in the Bristol area and offers 100% vegan food. Their aim is to show how delicious and nutritious vegan cooking can be, with mouth-watering pasties, sandwiches and cupcakes. Follow them on Facebook to find out where you can catch them next.
4. Best Local Tip: Eat a Pita
Handmade falafel, hummus, salad and pita have put this place on the foodies’ map in Bristol. The original is nestled in St Nicholas Market and there’s also a new store in Broadmead. This popular café is perfect for a quick lunch on the go. Nothing on the menu is more than £5 so you’ll also have plenty of change left over!
5. Best for Caribbean Flavour: Fi Real
An unusual offering on the vegan and vegetarian scene, this café in Old Market serves up delicious Caribbean food in a unique and tasty way. The menu offers items including Quorn Jamaican curry, plenty of rice and peas, and a selection of delicious fresh drinks.