being vegan in Winchester

where to eat if you're vegan in winchester

With more people looking at ways to reduce their own carbon footprint in the light of the climate emergency we find ourselves in, more and more people are turning to a plant based diet (the lowest carbon footprint of any human diet). But for those new to plant based eating, or just new to Winchester, where can you go to still fill your stomach with delicious food?


Breakfast/Brunch

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The Old Gaol House - Wetherspoons - Yep, 100% serious a vegan breakfast is £3.35. Quick, easy, cheap and unhealthy - ideal to satisfy those cravings for the vegans who love to eat and aren't counting the calories. Hash browns, beans, tomatoes, toast, mushrooms ... it's got all the essentials!

Greens - a choice of a fabulous full vegan breakfast or lighter bites of avocado on sourdough toast or granola with oat milk. All delicious.

Rawberry - A great place for healthy vegans needing a refreshing, nutritionally dense breakfast. The breakfast menu is vast you'll want to order one of everything. From overnight almond oats, avocado on sourdough toast to Chocoberry cacao porridge with berries and seeds. Feel zingy and healthy after a visit to Rawberry, and totally hipster!

Forte Kitchen - For a full vegan breakfast in a beautiful setting then head to Forte Kitchen and you won't be disappointed.

Lunch

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Piecaramba! - Could also be a dinner time venue to fit in all this eating hit Piecaramba! at lunch time for a mouth-watering hot crispy filled veg pie and vegan mash potato. Our favourite is the Porky Pie filled with BBQ jackfruit that tastes just like pulled pork. You can also enjoy a quick game of Top Trumps at your table too. What's not to love about that!

Pret A Manger - a great pit stop for quick served retail food. Pret have a few vegan sandwiches and rolls on offer, our favourite is the avocado, sun-dried tomato and rocket roll. Vegan chocolate coconut snacks will settle the sweet craving with a soya latte. Lunch complete.

Wagamamas - In 2018 Wagamamas released their vegan menu and it certainly lived up to expectations. Their Thai food is renowned for being, quick, authentic and full of flavour. Anything with pickled ginger and we're there! If you're going down the vegan junk food route hit up the Yasai Yaki Soba with rice noodles or tofu Harusame Glass Noodle Salad has all the flavour without the calories!

Leaf & Bean - A lovely traditional family run cafe in Winchester with homemade delights. You'll find huge cakes and delicious bagels worth tucking into all at reasonable prices. Leaf & Bean are great at tailoring to your dietary needs and the super friendly staff are very approachable.

Dinner

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The Stable - Has a great atmosphere and focuses solely on great ciders, pizza and pie. They know what they do well and stick to it. A great selection of plant based and veggie pizzas on offer...yum!

Pizza Hut - Vegan pizza made it to Pizza Hut a few years ago and it's just got better and better. These fully loaded pizzas are great for hungry children to share and they won't even know it's vegan!

The Golden Lion - Classic pub food. A menu staple item plus daily specials. The best time to go is on a Sunday for the vegan pie Sunday Lunch special!

Our A,D8 Marketing Co-ordinator, Sara, has been vegan since 2013 so understands how difficult it can be eating out. Thankfully since 2013 Sara has noticed a huge increase of accessible vegan foods and Winchester is a hot place to be. Eating vegan can be eye-opening to new flavours and refreshing new feelings when wonderful local caterers such as Greens, Rawberry and Leaf & Bean cafe offer beautiful healthy dishes. If you would like any further recommendations about eating vegan in Winchester email Sara directly at sara.truckel@a-d8.com.