Some of the best places to enjoy Vegan Food in Norwich
Published date: February 2020
Across Britain more and more people are choosing vegan products and plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular. Supermarkets are stocking more vegan-friendly food and in recent years there has been a dramatic rise in consumers looking for restaurants and cafes serving vegan food and drink.
A survey in 2018 by the Vegan Society found that there were around 600,000 vegans in Great Britain, and it is believed that social media has had a big part to play in the rise of the plant-based lifestyle. Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus are some of the well-known figures who don’t eat animal products and #vegan has more than 87 million posts listed on Instagram to date.
With veganism on the rise and Norwich fast becoming one of the vegan capitals of the UK, here are some of the best places in Norwich to enjoy delicious vegan food.
River Green Café - Trowse
Established in 2011 in a former bakery overlooking the village green, River Green Café is today run by Chris Avey, who joined as Head Chef and became sole director in 2017. Using fresh, seasonal and local produce, Chris is passionate about producing delicious plant-based dishes that will appeal to everyone. He also runs a teaching kitchen in which people of all ages and abilities can learn to cook vegetarian and vegan dishes. In 2018 River Green Café was named finalist in the Norfolk Food Awards, Restaurant of the Year and has just been named the best Vegetarian Restaurant in the country, in the 1st Vegetarian & Vegan Awards 2020.
River Green Café, The Street, Trowse Newton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8AH
Tel: 01603 622448
The Tipsy Vegan - Norwich
This hidden gem located on St Benedicts Street in Norwich’s historic Lanes, serves brunch, lunch, burgers, tapas, cocktails and suppers. Discover creative and innovative menus that take vegan food to another level.
The Tipsy Vegan, 68-70 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AR
Tel: 01603 666788
Wild Thyme - Norwich
Established in 2013, Wild Thyme is located in the centre of Norwich and serves both vegetarian and vegan food. This first-floor venue overlooks a pretty courtyard and alfresco lunches are lovely on sunny, warm days. Using fresh, seasonal and consciously sourced produce, sample their creative vegan food that take in influences from around the world.
Wild Thyme, 3 Old Fire Station Stables, Labour in Vain Yard, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JD
Tel: 01603 765562
Moorish Falafel Bar - Norwich
Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and Middle East, find freshly prepared delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the heart on Norwich’s city centre. Sample their vegan falafels, burgers and wraps and maybe their luxury vegan hot chocolate? A small yet perfectly formed eatery, enjoy their vegan food either inside or take it away.
Moorish Falafel Bar, 17 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1EL
Tel: 01603 622250
Namaste India - Norwich
This authentic family-run vegetarian Indian restaurant serves fine Indian food, much of which is suitable for vegans. Discover tasty vegan dishes from across India that have been carefully made using the freshest ingredients.
Namaste India, 2A Opie Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3DN
Tel: 01603 662016
Erpingham House - Norwich
A 100% plant-based restaurant that also boasts being plastic-free as well as mostly gluten-free too. Sample their healthy and delicious vegan food and drink in this stunning grade 2 listed building in Norwich’s Tombland.
Erpingham House, 22 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RF
Tel: 01603 733834
Tofurei - Norwich
Located in Norwich’s Lanes, Tofurei serves pastries, pizza and cakes as well as a good variety of hot and cold drinks in their café on Pottergate. There is also a well-stocked deli-counter with delicious vegan products including sandwiches, soysages and burgers, their own tofu and chocolates.
Tofurei, 12 Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DS
Tel: 01603 627717
Ancestors Coffee - Norwich
This independent family business is 100% vegan and serves some of the best speciality coffees, brunches, light bites, juices, smoothies and homemade cakes in Norwich. On Magdalen Street, this vegan café is the perfect spot to indulge, refuel and relax, and dogs are welcome too.
Ancestors Coffee, 27 Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LE
KindaKafe - Norwich
Find KindaKafe on Castle Meadow in Norwich. A friendly café that serves a selection of vegan food.
KindaKafe, 21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3DH
Tel: 01603 850309
Little Shop of Vegans - Norwich
Located on St Benedicts Street in Norwich’s Lanes, the Little Shop of Vegans is an independent vegan-owned business selling items made by over 30 vegan companies and traders. With over 500 products from food to go, dairy-free cheeses, meat alternatives and pizzas to pick n’ mix, chocolate bars, candles, eco-friendly toiletries and plastic-free household goods. They also have a refill section. They are proud members of the Vegan Traders Union and were awarded the Viva! Award for Best Vegan Shop (England) in 2019.
Little Shop of Vegans, 49 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG
Tel: 01603 633364
Deerly Beloved Bakery - Norwich
Established in 2011, Deerly Beloved Bakery is an award-winning vegan artisan bakery run by Kayleigh Baddeley-Read. A vegan herself, Kayleigh always had a dream of running a bakery in her home city of Norwich and in 2011, her dream became a reality. Cafes and shops soon started stocking her vegan creations and today stockists include Biddy’s Tea Room, Little Shop of Vegans and Mitre. Specialising in vegan celebration cakes, novelty cakes, wedding cakes, pastries, whoopie pies and cupcakes, all cakes are handmade to order.
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