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8 vegan or veggie places to eat out

Vegan or vegetarian curious? Get your local plant-based fix at one of these foodie joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour.

Right now working from home lunch plates are a virtuous smorgasbord of homemade soups, lentils and salads. However, it is possible to be on a new year healthy eating trip and still eat out (honest!).

Here are our favourite local spots that still leave us feeling virtuous, plus we’ve done our bit for supporting our friends in hospitality – you can also take away too. If we’ve missed anywhere good near you, do pop a mention in the comment box below. Ready to tuck in?

Sabzi Deli, Truro

Sabzi, the Muddy Award winning deli in Truro, serves up gorgeous-looking vibrant and healthy salads and fresh juices, all with previous Masterchef quarterfinalist Kate Attlee’s signature Iranian twist. (fyi, sabzi is the farsi for ‘herb’).

Box & Barber Coffeehouse, Newquay

Acai bowl from Box & Barber

Box & Barberserves a seriously special super-food breakfast, brunch and lunch including acai bowls, avocado on toast and eggs. Aside from the usual excellent coffee they also serve a host of healthy hot and cold drinks including almond turmeric latte, coconut chai latte, dairy-free milkshake and smoothies brimming with superfoods.

Scott & Babs Wood Fired Food at Retorrick Mill, St Mawgan 

Healthy cafe mawgan porth Scott and Babs

“This place never fails to disappoint. The hosts are welcoming, the building and furniture is quirky and eclectic, the atmosphere fun and informal, and the food is rustic, locally produced and excellent. Whilst meat eaters are well catered for, the chefs are always happy to cater for those following restricted diets, with plenty of wholesome food to go around. A meal eaten here, enhanced by the good company of family and friends, is always good for the belly and the soul.” (Sprout Health Food Shop owner Claire)

Good Vibes Cafe, Falmouth

Good Vibes Falmouth Aubergine dish

There are undoubtedly lots of good places to grab a bite in Falmouth but this bustling cafe on Killigrew Street is now a firm local favourite. The emphasis is on great coffee, fresh and hearty breakfasts and lunch dishes packed with tasty, wholesome ingredients. There are always creative veggie and vegan options and the cafe has begun hosting popular vegan nights.

The Cornish Vegan, Truro

Offering home-made, 100% plant-based food in Truro, The Cornish Vegan is also dog-friendly, does takeaways and, we’re told, has a lovely garden for when the rain stops!

Plus, look out for these when they re-open in the Spring:

The Bean Inn, St Ives, takeaway only (closed Jan)

All the food at The Bean Inn is Vegetarian Society approved and is either vegan or can be adapted. The restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world, use local, organic and seasonal produce whenever possible. Interestingly, The Bean Inn goes one step further, declaring that no cleaning and laundry products & soaps are tested on animals, and all are environmentally friendly and free from animal ingredients.

The Hidden Hut, Portscatho (re-opens Spring)

Simon Stallard’s now famous low-fi cafe by the sea serves fresh seasonal lunches from their outdoor beach kitchen – soups, chowders and spiced dhals during the spring and autumn and big beach salads and grilled seafood in the summer. Eat at one of the big wooden tables with a gorgeous sea-view, take-away and eat on the beach, or time your coastal walk just right to pick up something to eat as you walk.

Potager Garden & Cafe, Constantine (re-opens 27 Jan)

Potager Cafe and Garden mezze plate

Potager Garden serves up great veggie breakfasts and wholesome lunches made to order. The menu changes all the time according to what’s in season or has just come out of the garden.

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