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Vegan about Nailsworth

31 Jan

Situated in the rolling Cotswold landscape, Nailsworth is a pretty market town and a contender for the most vegan-friendly place in Gloucestershire, with a large amount of vegan-friendly places to eat for such a small town. Let’s not forget it’s very own vegan football club – read on for more details…


E: tips@asparagasm.com

Days Mill, Old Market, Nailsworth, GL6 0DU

Details: Asparagasm Kitchen and Hub is a venue hosting vegan cookery workshops and is a base for Asparagasm pop-up dining events throughout the Cotswolds and beyond.
Asparagasm has a range of wheat-free beer and gorgeous wine. More details here.


Forest Green Rovers Football Club

Forest-Green-Rovers-Football-ClubThe New Lawn, Another Way, Nailsworth, GL6 0FG

T: 01453 834860

Details: Based just outside of Nailsworth, Forest Green Rovers, are the longest serving member of the Football Conference. All the food served on site is vegan. I’d recommend their vegan quorn “Q-Pie”. Forest Green Rovers is dedicated to becoming an environmentally friendly football club, with a rain-water irregated pitch and solar PV installed on site, you can read more about this on their website.

The Olive Tree Restaurant

28 George Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0AG

T: 01453 834802

The Olive Tree Mediterranean Restuarant has an entirely vegan menu with risotto, pizza, pasta, and even a vegan brownie sundae.

Green Spirit

Market Street Nailsworth GL6 0BZ

T: 01453 835735

A fantastic, independent wholefood shop, stocking lots of vegan speciality items, such as vegan yoghurts and plant milks, along with a good selection of organic fruit and veg.

Shiny Goodness

11 Fountain Street, Nailsworth, Glos GL6 0BL.

T: 01453 832986 E: info@shinygoodness.co.uk

Shiny Goodness sells natural remedies, locally sourced produce and “free-from” alternatives.


ruskin-mill-cafeRuskin Mill Cafe

Ruskin Mill College, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA

T: 01453 837527

Off the beaten track, Ruskin Mill Cafe is situated in Ruskin Mill college. There are often vegan options, and much of the food is freshly grown in the college grounds. You can sit and admire the lake in front of the college from the cafe balcony.





Vegan About Cheltenham

17 Oct

A list of shops and places to eat/drink in the Cheltenham area of interest to vegans


Natural Grocery Store


150-156 Bath Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7NG


T: 01242 572 323

Open 8am to 10pm 7 Days a week (except bank holidays)

A well stocked grocery shop, with a large range of wholefoods, vegetables, some vegan alcohol, snacks and vegan products including plant milks,  braised tofu, the ‘Wheaty’ range of mock-meats, tempeh and seitan in jars. They also sell natural cleaning products and toiletries and vegetarian dog food


Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 23.14.26Poco Culina

Details: Vegan Food Delivery Service for central Cheltenham

T: 07500 312391 / E: pococulina@gmail.com

Poco Culina take their inspiration from the flavours and spices of the Middle East and Mediterranean. They are a mobile business and deliver lunch and evening meals in central Cheltenham. Or you can collect from them

Order by 9am on the morning of delivery (or collection). Poco Culina deliver to homes and workplaces by bike.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 15.45.57Flamingos Vegan Bakery

Details: Stunning vegan cupcakes, biscuits & bars and big cakes all available to order for parties weddings and events. Collection from Flamingos in Cheltenham. 3 days notice required for small orders, 1 week for larger orders. Look out for Flamingos at local events and markets in Cheltenham too.

E: flamingosveganbakery@outlook.com

T: 07511507706

screen-shot-2017-02-19-at-16-54-49Kindness & Co

38 Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JS

Details: Kindness & Co have a fresh, vibrant, seasonal menu with vegan options. For those in a rush there is also healthy food to take away.


T: 01242 697 211


Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 09.44.16Not Just Juice

290 High Street, Cheltenham (Above Up & Running Gym)
T: 07709 169997

Details: 100% vegan cafe, with a good range of items suitable for gluten-free and diabetic diners. Serving salads, healthy snacks, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and juices. They also have a kids menu.

Apple Bar

Details: 42 Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2ND

8.30-6.00 Monday to Friday

9.00-6.00 Saturday and 10.30-5.00 Sunday

Apple Bar serve a range of fruit and vegetable juices, from a zingy carrot orange apple lemon and ginger to a green detox apple cucumber celery and spinach. Their vegan smoothie options combine whole fruits/vegetables and juices with ingredients such as natural peanut butter, oats, and soy milk. They can also mix in superfood powder boosters and soy protein powder.

Stable Pizza

Details: 40 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3NX

T: 01242 51416

e: cheltenham@stablepizza.com

Monday – Sunday Midday – 10pm

Stable have launched a vegan menu, with vegan pizzas


The Circus Bar Cheltenham


5, Queens Circus, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1RX

T: 01242 578393

A Samuel Smiths bar/pub. Samuel Smith’s brewery produces a wide range of beers and all of these, with the exception of Old Brewery Bitter, are vegan. However, I don’t think any of the food served is vegan-friendly – just the beer!

Mirage Sandwich & Salad Bar


38 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3NX

This sandwich bar has some good vegan options available. They make their own vegan burger, sausage and falafel mix on the premises. Unfortunately they don’t offer soya milk for tea/coffee yet.



56 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1EE

Open for Dinner 6.30-9.30pm Tuesday-Friday, 6.30-10.30 Friday-Saturday

Open for Lunch Friday-Sunday 12noon-2.30pm

T:  01242 578811


Gloucestershire’s only Carribbean restaurant is independant and family-run with vegan options available daily. Their website states that they are delighted to accommodate any dietary needs.

Menu items include: Home-made pan-fried vegan patter of white and yellow yam, squash, sweet potato, callaloo, peppers, onions and garlic. Served on a bed of wilted spinach and drizzled with a sweet mango syrup. Also Stir-fried Vegetables with Spicy Jerk Tofu and home-made sweet potato pudding.

The Curry Corner


133 Fair View Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2EX

T: 01242 528449

E: info@thecurrycorner.com

Curry corner have an inventive interesting menu and specialise in vegetarian food they also cook vegan dishes.

Pitta Place



82 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1EE

T: 01242 234016 or 07909 331 900

The pitta place serve pitta breads and wraps with a variety of fillings. Vegan options include falafel and salads fillings. They also sell vegan flapjacks. A pitta with fillings is £3.90.

Paparritos Mexican Cantina


214-216 High Street Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3HF

T: 01242 511942

E: info@paparritos.com

Mexican food in the centre of Cheltenham Town. The vegetarian Burrito is a tasty tofu dish, and can be made vegan, although it’s marked as “vegetarian” on the menu.

Vegan About Gloucester

9 Dec

A list of shops, market stalls and places to eat in the Gloucester Area of interest to vegans


screen-shot-2017-02-19-at-17-18-27Bangkok Canteen

72 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NZ
T: (0)1452 306 288

E: eat@bangkokcanteen.co.uk

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.

120713PortivoLounge_042-690x470-1Portivo Lounge

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.

African Experience

Park House, Montpellier, Gloucester, GL1 1LF
T: 07470 001200


Authentic african cuisine served in Gloucester. The African Experience have the following vegan items on their menu: 5 Beans cooked in peanut and tomato sauce, Ndengu (Moong Beans) in curry sauce, Lentils/Chick Peas in Ethiopian Sauce, Tofu Meals (either in Ethiopian sauce, curry sauce or a peanut and tomato sauce, Chick pea and butternut squash curry. As well as vegan sides such as plantains, cassava chips, vegetable samosas, Bhajia (deep fried potato slices coated in gram flour and coriander) and Chips Masala (chips in a sauce of spices).

Hill Top

Hilltops Masala Dosa19 Worcester St, Gloucester GL1 3AJ
T: 01452 308377

Opening times:
12.30 – 2.00pm Lunchtimes
6.00-11.30pm Dinner
7 days a week
This small, South-Indian and Nepalese restuarant serves a small selection of vegetarian items, many of which are also vegan. One of the most delicious items on the Hilltop menu is a masala dosa, or south indian pancake, made from fermented lentils and rice and filled with a mild lentil dal. They are crisp, delicious and dairy-free. They come with a spicy vegetable sauce and coconut chutney. Another one of Hilltop’s specialties are the uttapams, which are like indian cheeseless pizzas topped with yummy onion and pepper. All the food is packed with flavour and really good value,  it is just worth checking thoroughly about which items are vegan before you order.

Guru Coffee House

29 Brunswick Road, Gloucester


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Plenty of vegan options including soups, sandwiches, salads and breakfasts.

Cafe Rene

31 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1TP
T: 01452 309340

Opening times:
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:
• Trio of Roasted peppers stuffed with savoury rice, mushrooms and mixed vegetables served with salad
• Hummus, Olives, Sun-dried tomatoes and pitta Bread
• 3 bean salad and peppers with a mint vinaigrette with hummus and pitta bread

Robert Raikes’ House

Robert Raikes’s House, 38 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DR
T: 029 2039 1910

Opening times:
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.
There are also a few vegan items on the food menu including Thai Green Curry.

Tang Tastic – Chinese Takeaway

122 Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5JN, England
A 100% vegetarian/vegan Chinese takeaway place. Has plenty of vegan options on the menu and will also make other dishes vegan upon request.

This is the old Pepper’s Shop – new one just around the corner in Bull Lane

Peppers Sandwich Bar

Bull Lane, Gloucester
T: 01452 384343


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.


Motala & Sons

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.

Gloucester Farmers Market

Where: At the crossroads between Eastgate, Westgate, Northgate and Southgate streets
When: Every Friday 9am-3pm
There are some vegan-friendly stalls at Gloucester Farmers Market, and it is a good place to shop for organic vegetables.
Vegan friendly stalls include:
Kuskus Foods – Beautifully fresh and flavourful Middle Eastern inspired food. They make an amazing aubergine caviar, and some pretty good falafel.
Gloucester Brewery – All bottled beer is suitable for vegans (although the bottles are not labelled, the brewery confirmed that no fish finings are used on the bottled beer.)

Vegan About Stroud

5 Dec

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