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Eating & Staying Out Guide

Local Exclusively Vegetarian Cafés, Restaurants & Takeaways

Some of the shops on our Shopping page also sell takeaway food, eg sandwiches, pasties, cakes.

We've included a few just outside our area too - roughly within a 30 mile radius of Southampton as the crow flies. If you are travelling a long way, please contact the place before you go there - veggie places do sometimes close down, or change hands and become non-veggie. Opening and closing days and times can change too. If you know of any changes - i.e. places opening, closing or changing to non-veggie outlets, or if you'd like to send us a review, we would love to hear from you - please email us.

Amala Conscious Food, 18 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Dorset, BH4 9AR. 01202 766797. www.amalafood.com. Fully vegan. Used to be Zoukinis until April 2016.

The Art House, 178 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW. 023 8023 8582. www.thearthousesouthampton.co.uk. It's an art gallery with a fully vegetarian café serving an imaginative range of internationally inspired vegetarian and vegan food. 10% discount on food and drink for Solent Vegetarians & Vegans members.

The Beech Café, The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR. 01730 823 166. www.sustainability-centre.org/beech-cafe1.html.It's part of the Sustainability Centre, which practices permaculture at its 55 acre site.

Café Paradiso, 45 North Street, Chichester, PO19 1NF. 01243 532967. Fairly limited choice for vegans. Moved to this new address in 2015.

[New] Earth Restaurant and Takeaway, 35 Chapel Street, Petersfield, GU32 3DY. www.eatatearth.com www.facebook.com/EatatEarth. Fully vegan, fast food. Opened Feb 2017.

[Closed while they move] Happy Healthy UK, originally in Whiteley shopping centre, Whiteley, but according to their Facebook page they closed on Sunday 18th June 2017. www.facebook.com/happy.healthyuk. A vegetarian café and deli. Opened in April 2017. They say that they are moving to a new location in Denmead (near Waterlooville) but it isn't open yet. Check their Facebook page for details.

Indian Melody, 25 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF. 023 8063 899. www.indianmelody.net. Indian vegetarian restaurant.

[New] Johnny V's, 11b North Cross Street, Gosport, PO12 1BE. www.johnnyvs.co.uk www.facebook.com/johnnyvsveg. Vegan café inside Square Pegs Charity. Opened a limited service on 11 March 2017. Full service start on 1st April 2017.

Mad Cucumber, 7 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RY. 07871 856300. www.facebook.com/mad.cucumber. A vegan bistro which opened in June 2013.

Muffins Galore, Braxton Gardens, Lymore Lane, Milford-on-sea, Lymington, SO41 0TX. www.muffinsgalore.co.uk. Fully vegetarian tea rooms in Braxton Gardens.

Offbeet Food, Chesapeake Mill, Bridge Street, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5JH. 01329 834078. www.offbeetfood.com. Used to be non-vegetarian, but went fully vegetarian in Jan 2015, and all of the food has been vegan and gluten-free since early 2016. They also offer events catering, eg weddings. Used to be called Café Meon.

[New] Paula's Vegan Bakery (pop up), inside Judylou Cakes, 11 North Cross Street, Gosport, PO12 1BE. www.therealjunkfoodvegan.com www.facebook.com/paulasveganbakery. Vegan pop up bakery that sometimes has a small stall inside Judylou Cakes - check website for when it's open. Pop up started in Feb 2017, but Paula also sells cakes by mail order.

Puja Sweet Mart, 57 St Mary's Road, Southampton, SO14 0BH. 023 8023 3677. www.pujasweetmart.co.uk A takeaway that sells both Indian sweets and savouries, e.g. pakoras, samosas, onion bhajis. Most of the savouries and a few of the sweets are vegan. It's owned by Jagdish and Kashmira Chavda who are both vegetarian.

[Moving soon] Pure Cuisine, 58 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BN. 01202 484 757. www.purecuisine.co.uk. Mostly vegan. Opened in early August 2016. Moving from 1st July to 166 Tuckton Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3JX

Rawberry, 52-54 St Georges Street, Winchester, SO23 8AH. www.rawberry.net. Mainly juices, but they do sell soups, wraps and desserts too.

[New] Sukha Lounge, Ground Floor, 706 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH7 6BY. Vegan café, mainly raw foods.

[New] Thrive Café and Wellbeing, 95 Oliver's Battery Road South, Winchester. 01962 864999. www.facebook.com/thrivecafeandwellbeing. Opened in June 2016. Vegetarian café, yoga classes and retreats, workshops, supper clubs.

Other Websites with Recommendations

This Facebook page has a list of places that people have recommended for vegans, although the places are mostly non-vegetarian.

Pompey Vegetarian Option is a blog by Clare reviewing places to eat in the Portsmouth area. All are non vegetarian, but Clare is impressed by the vegetarian food that the places offer.

Local Exclusively Vegetarian Caterers

Hannah Banana vegan cakes and sweet treats. Southampton area. www.hannahbananabakery.co.uk

Kuro Vegan and gluten free food, every Saturday at Winchester Market. www.korufreefromfood.com

Sweetie Pie home-baked sweet pies, all vegan and gluten-free. Portsmouth area. www.sweetiepiesouthsea.wordpress.com

Roses Bakery vegan and gluten free cake business from home, providing made to order treats, tarts and cakes as a pick up service and Portsmouth delivery available if first discussed. www.facebook.com/rosesbakeryportsmouth

Eating Out Veggie in Other Parts of the Country

There's a few internet sites which list places to eat out for veggies and vegans. You can help them to grow by sending them your recommendations and corrections. We recommend www.happycow.net (worldwide coverage) and www.veggieheaven.com (UK and a few other countries).