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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.

Baboo Ji Vegetarian Kitchen, 273 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2LD. 023 8058 3229. babooji.co.uk. Indian vegetarian restaurant which opened Dec 2019.

The Bay Vegan Deli Coffee House, 13 High Street, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 8DA. 01983 240544. facebook.com/thebayvegancoffeehouse.

The Beech Café, The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR. 01730 823166. sustainability-centre.org/beech-cafe.html. Vegetarian café within the the Sustainability Centre, which practices permaculture at its 55 acre site.

Café Paradiso, 45 North Street, Chichester, PO19 1NF. 01243 532967. facebook.com/cafeparadisochi. Fairly limited choice for vegans.

Café Thrive, 18 Hanover Buildings, Southampton, SO14 1JX. 023 8129 0599. cafethrive.co.uk. Fully vegan, opened in August 2017.

Chikhenn, 4 Market Road, Cattle Market Car Park, Chichester, PO19 1JW. facebook.com/Chikhenn.ltd. Takeaway kiosk. Vegan KFC style food.

Cocoloco, 706 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH7 6BY. 07776 025009. cocolocofood.co.uk. Fully vegan

Dane & Port, 122 Poole Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9EF. www.daneandport.com. Vegan café.

Earthling, 181 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JU. 07459 786128. facebook.com/earthlingfooduk.

Happy Bean Coffee Bar, 66 Bedford Place, Southampton. 023 8058 3229. happybeancoffeebar.co.uk. Vegetarian café.

Hunter Gatherer, 249 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0JR. huntergatherer.coffee. Used to be vegetarian but is now a fully vegan café.

Java, Tilly Mead, Commercial Road, Swanage, BH19 1DF. facebook.com/javaindependentcoffeehouse. Coffee shop, fully vegetarian food with some vegan choices.

Késarum, 25 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF. 023 8063 8998. kesarum.co.uk. Upmarket Indian vegan restaurant.

Kind, Ellis Square, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0AF. 01243 606720. thriveselsey.com/kind. Vegan cafe in the Thrive Selsey Gym/Fitness Centre.

Lemon and Jinja, Unit 11 Belbins Business Park, Romsey, SO51 7JF. lemonandjinja.uk. Vegan cafe, Zero waste and wholefood shop in a business park in the outskirts of Romsey.

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

Mangosteen, 91 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3PR. mangosteensouthsea.co.uk.

Maple Maple Strawberry, 212 Hunts Pond Road, Park Gate, Fareham, PO14 4PG. 07964 341914. maplemaplestrawberry.com. Vegan coffee shop, also serving vegan savouries and cakes.

Miiko, 33 Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL. wearemiiko.com. Vegan café (apart from cows' milk option for drinks). Fairly close to Parkstone railway station.

Muffins Galore, Braxton Gardens, Lymore Lane, Lymore, Milford-on-sea, Lymington, SO41 0TX. facebook.com/muffinsgaloreuk. Fully vegetarian tea rooms in Braxton Gardens.

The Nest Coffee House, 31 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AG. thenestcoffeehouse.co.uk. Vegetarian coffee shop with sandwiches and sweet treats such as doughnuts.

Offbeet Food, 83 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, P05 2SG. 023 92793195. offbeetfood.com. Fully vegan with many gluten-free choices.

Padharo, 100 East St, Southampton, SO14 3HH. 07424 772153. padharo.co.uk. Indian vegetarian restaurant.

Pause Cat Café, 119 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1HF. Vegetarian cafe. Note that you must book online to visit. pausecatcafe.co.uk

Peach, 89 St James Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1LB. facebook.com/peachstorevegankitchen. Vegan café and zero waste store.

The Plant Pot, Students' Union Building 42 (floor 3), University Road, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. susu.org/eat-drink-shop/plant-pot. Vegetarian café at the University of Southampton, opened September 2019. Open to the public as well as to University students/staff.

Puja Sweet Mart, 57 St Mary's Road, Southampton, SO14 0BH. 023 8023 3677. 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.

The Tinker's Granddaughter, 20 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AD. thetinkersgranddaughter.com. Vegan café.

Twelve Eatery, 12 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RY. 01202 310166. twelveeatery.com. Upmarket vegan restaurant, opened in late November 2018.

Vegivores, 53 Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DW. wearevegivores.com. Fully vegan café. They started in Caversham near Reading, and opening their second café in Bournemouth in 2024.

[Mondays only] Veg Out Community Vegan Café, 189 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2NF. facebook.com/popupvegan. A pay by donation pop-up within October Books on Mondays only (closed on bank holidays) from noon-3pm, last orders 2.30pm.

Vemillion, Unit 9 Chineham Shopping Centre, Reading Road, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8BQ. vemillion.com. Vegan café.

VK Plant Based Diner, 244A London Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7HG. vkonline.co.uk.

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Café, Yaverland Road, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 8QB. wildheartanimalsanctuary.org/visit/cafe.

Local Exclusively Vegetarian B&Bs & Hotels

The Nest, The Tree House, 2 Young Street, Chichester, PO19 6BT. 07843 261732. thenestatthetreehouse.com. Plant-based B&B in Northern Chichester.

Local Exclusively Vegetarian Caterers

Hampshire Vegan Catering Fully vegan, based in Romsey. Can cater for events, weddings, etc. hampshirevegancatering.co.uk

One Planet Bakery Vegan cakes, cookies, etc. oneplanetbakery.com

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

The Vegan Scullery You can buy by mail order, and they sometimes have a stall at events. facebook.com/theveganscullery

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 happycow.net (worldwide coverage) and not as good but still useful myvegantown.org.uk (mostly UK).