A list of shops, market stalls and places to eat in the Gloucester Area of interest to vegans
72 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NZ
T: (0)1452 306 288
Bangkok Canteen serves Thai dishes with locally sourced ingredients. The menu lists several vegan items all marked with a “VE” symbol, including Veg Tempura, Pad Thai with tofu and Vegan Kang Dang. They also have soya milk for tea/coffee.
Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, GL1 5SH
Monday – Sunday 11.30am-10pm
T: 01452 529066
Zizzi has a vegan menu which includes garlic bread, bruschetta, 3 types of vegan pizza, pasta dishes and desserts including gelato. They also have vegan wines.
Unit 106-107, Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet, Gloucester, GL1 5SH
T: 01452 300881
Portivo Lounge has a separate menu for vegans! Available to view online here. Vegan options include a range of sandwiches, salads, tapas, falafel, curry. There is even vegan breakfast options. Based on the quayside in Gloucester, you can dine outside and enjoy views of the historic docks, or inside Portivo Lounge has a shabby-chic, vintage vibe.
Park House, Montpellier, Gloucester, GL1 1LF
T: 07470 001200
12.30 – 2.00pm Lunchtimes
29 Brunswick Road, Gloucester
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Plenty of vegan options including soups, sandwiches, salads and breakfasts.
31 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1TP
T: 01452 309340
11.00am -9.30/10pm – Later on Fridays and Saturdays
Cafe Rene call themselves “Gloucester’s best known secret”! It’s a relaxed, friendly cafe/bar, with live music on the weekends, and food served during the day and evening. Vegan options available include:
Robert Raikes’s House, 38 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DR
T: 029 2039 1910
Monday to Saturday: 12.00pm -23.00pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 12.00pm – 22.30pm
A Samuel Smith’s brewery-owned pub in a recently refurbished timber-framed building. Samuel Smith’s brewery produces a wide range of beers and all of these, with the exception of Old Brewery Bitter, are vegan. This is really unusual as most brewerys add Isinglass (from fish) to keg conditioned beers in order to make it look less cloudy. In addition to almost all the beers being vegan, the prices at Samuel Smith’s pubs are kept to the minimum, as they are only increased in line with alcohol duty and inflation increases. This means you can get a pint of vegan stout in Robert Raikes’ House for just a little over £2! The building dates from 1560. Robert Raikes, founder of the Sunday School movement published the Gloucester Journal newspaper there from 1758 and by 1772 all of his family had moved in. It has been restored with solid oak staircases and timber walls and beams. There are a series of rooms, ranging from small to large, with comfy chairs and fires. The pub often seems quite quiet and you can easily have a room to yourselves.
Tang Tastic – Chinese Takeaway
Peppers Sandwich Bar
An organic sandwich shop and salad bar with some vegan options. They do not label the vegan options, but ask at the counter and they are very helpful. Newly moved from Westgate Street to Bull Lane, Peppers now has seating upstairs as well as outside.
95-99, Victoria St, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 4EP
Tel: 01452 525915
Firstly, a disclaimer, there is a halal butchers section in this shop. That aside, this is an amazing grocery shop particularly for it’s wide selection of bulk-bags of spices, grains and pulses – it can be a really cost effective way of buying vegan whole foods. Motala stocks lots of Asian foodstuffs including mock duck, silken tofu, and vegetable-based ghee. There is also a fresh produce section and you can get big bunches of coriander very cheaply. I particularly like the “chikki” they sell – it’s nuts set in a hardened sugar syrup with saffron. They sometimes stock vegan naan breads, but as with most shops, it is worth checking the labels as nothing is labelled as “vegan” specifically.