Best Vegan Restaurants in Brighton
Known for being a young, modern and forward-thinking city on the south coast, it’s no surprise that Brighton is home to some of the most renowned vegan eateries in the UK.
If you’re used to a lack of variety when it comes to vegan options at restaurants, take a moment to think again when you come to this city! With so many cafes, brunch hotspots and late-night dining restaurants offering extensive and varied plant-based menus, take a look at our list of the best vegan restaurants in Brighton and treat yourself with a guilt-free bite to eat!
1. Food For Friends
Featuring in The Good Food Guide 2018 and winner of multiple awards, Food For Friends is the original vegan and vegetarian eatery in the city being established in 1981. Perfect for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, this warm and welcoming restaurant is perfect for those looking for a guilt-free bite to eat whilst exploring the city centre due to its convenient location next to The Lanes in the city centre. However, this can also mean that tables fill up quickly on busy days and at peak times, so if you’re planning a visit then it might be worth checking first!
17-18 Prince Albert St | Website
2. Happy Maki
Specialising in mouth-watering sushi burritos, Happy Maki was born out of the owner’s goal to re-create her favourite food, sushi, but without the fish. Now, this restaurant serves a huge range of vegan treats and imitations ranging from hoisin “duck” to crispy “chicken”! What’s great about this restaurant is its proximity to the beach and Brighton’s Palace Pier, where you could even head down to after picking up your food to enjoy in the sunshine!
8 Pool Valley | Website
3. The Roundhill
Just to the north of the city centre and a short distance from London Road Brighton train station is The Roundhill, a brilliantly atmospheric pub that offers a mouth-watering vegan menu! Perfect for late-night dining or just somewhere to grab a quick bite to eat during the afternoon, this restaurant has everything on offer from imitation burgers to mac n’ cheese! If you fancy a drink, you’ll find four local and constantly rotating vegan real ales as well as plenty of other beers, wines and soft drinks. We also have a list of the best bottomless brunch in Brighton.
100 Ditchling Rd | Website
4. Smorl's Houmous Falafel & Salad Bar
If you’re after a taste of the Middle East, then the best place to head over to would definitely be Smorl’s Houmous Falafel & Salad Bar, situated in Brighton’s Open Market. A small, family-owned business, this eatery uses traditional recipes from the region and uses the highest quality ingredients it can to make the amazing vegan food they serve every day to hungry shoppers! In fact, this café is so popular that you can find their houmous on sale at a number of different stores around the city!
Open Market, Marshalls Row | Website
5. Terre a Terre
A favourite in the city since 1993, Terre a Terre is widely recognised for its creativity when it comes to cooking up some of the best vegan food in the country. Claiming to host regular celebrity visitors like Jonathan Ross, this restaurant has been praised by the Observer, being runner up for the “Best Ethical Restaurant in the South” six years in a row. As well as their extensive and unique menu, you’ll also find a range of products like jams, sweets and more on sale for you to take home with you as well!
71 East St | Website
6. Planet India
Just north of the city centre you’ll find Planet India, a fantastic vegetarian & vegan restaurant that now operates two sites, one in Brighton itself and one in neighbouring Hove. The Brighton site, situated just next to the Valley Gardens, this eatery features a compact yet varied menu, featuring delicious curries and a whole lot more!
4 Richmond Parade | Website
7. Purezza Brighton
An entirely plant-based pizza restaurant, Purezza Brighton is the first of its kind anywhere in the country. Founded in 2015, the owners have pushed to bring new and exciting additions to their menu by experimenting with different cruelty-free ingredients to create something totally out of the ordinary… such as developing a vegan mozzarella from Italian brown rice, for example! Just note though… this restaurant operates entirely cashless.
12 St James's St | Website
Situated inside The Hope & Ruin, an establishment we’ve featured on our list of the best pubs in Brighton, Beelzebab Brighton started out as a street food stall in the city before moving into this awesome pub. Specialising in vegan doner kebabs, lots of this menu draws inspiration from the owner’s visits to Berlin, a huge city for world street food like the famous “Currywurst”… which you’ll also find here too!
The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Rd | Website
9. Cornish Pasty Shop
Although this isn’t a strictly vegan-only place to grab some delicious food, the Cornish Pasty Shop Brighton still offers some amazing guilt-free options for you to enjoy! This includes their own vegan sausage roll with sage & onion stuffing, a Thai vegetable curry pasty and the Mexicana for those who like a bit of spice! And if you fancy a sweet treat afterwards, take a look at their selection of vegan cakes too.
24 Gardner St | Website
10. Honest Burgers
Now with over 30 different locations across the UK, Honest Burgers Brighton boasts an epic plant-based burger that you simply have to try! As you’d expect from the name, this company aims to use local, high-quality ingredients in as much of their food as possible across each of their sites in the UK. Open from around midday ‘til late, there’s never a bad time to stop off at this eatery whether you’re looking for a late-night bite or something a bit different for lunch.
8 Duke St | Website
11. The Plant Room
Since 2016, The Plant Room Brighton has been serving in-house, plant-based food and delicious coffee from their site in Brighton Square, right in the middle of the city centre. With a bright and modern interior, this welcoming café serves everything from vegan samosas to full breakfasts… so no matter how hungry you are, there’s always going to be something to satisfy your appetite here. Being right in the heart of the historic Laines area of the city, this is an ideal place to kick-start your day with a great meal before exploring the rest of this seaside resort.
17-18 Brighton Sq | Website
12. The Prince George
Also in the North Laine area is The Prince George Brighton, a quirky yet warm & welcoming pub that’s known for its awesome food menus… including its very own dedicated vegan/vegetarian menu! On there, you’ll find a range of wraps, mains, sides and small plates to take your fancy, as well as an eclectic range of Mexican-inspired vegan specials as well. You’ll find this pub just a short walk away from Brighton train station in the middle of the city.
5 Trafalgar St | Website
13. Wai Kika Moo Kau
Named after a small town in New Zealand, Wai Kika Moo Kau Brighton (or “Why Kick a Moo Cow”, to put it simply!) can be found in the iconic and ever-popular North Laine Bazaar in the city centre. Serving up some of the best vegan food in the city since 1990, there’s not much that this little restaurant can’t offer you! Whether you’re after a mouth-watering vegan breakfast or a guilt-free burger, we’d recommend taking a look to see what’s on offer if you’re shopping or exploring the area!
11A Kensington Gardens | Website