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Vegan and veggie hotspots for Veganuary

Whether you fancy ringing the changes by taking part in Veganuary this year or are a seasoned vegan looking for new places to grab a bite to eat, take a look at our local vegan (and veggie) hotspots.

City centre eats

Starting in the city, Oscar & Bentley’s is a British bistro in Canterbury’s Guildhall Street. Its menu changes regularly but you’ll always find vegan options – think aubergine katsu curry, mushroom goulash or squash risotto. Sweet-toothed vegans are well-catered for too – there’s a special vegan pudding menu.

Tucked under Burgate’s distinctive archways, The Veg Box Café is a plant-based restaurant, open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. With steaming hot pots, brimming salad boxes and abundant brunches, this is one of the district’s favourite veggie hangouts.

Kitch Café believes in serving delicious, fresh, homemade food made with all-natural and wholegrain, seasonal ingredients, and it’s a great place for a healthy wholesome lunch or brunch no matter your diet choices. Find it on St Peter’s Street.

You’ll also find a wide range of vegan and veggie choices at The Lady Luck pub, including an incredible looking dessert menu and wholesome vegan junk food. This rock n’ roll bar in the city centre has a safe and friendly vibe by day, with a menu that truly has something for everyone.

For a final stop in Canterbury, you must try out award-winning chef Dev Biswal’s innovative approach to Indian cuisine at The Ambrette in Beer Cart Lane. Dive into imaginative vegan options and a great tasting menu, and talk to the team and they’ll adapt most dishes to be vegan too, where possible.

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Herne Bay hotspots

Find vegan-fare at the coast, in Mortimer Street’s The Coffee Lab. The café has a good selection for vegans; great for a simple caffeine hit made with plant-based milk options, or for tasty lunches and home-made cakes. Find them on Instagram.

Rawbar is an all-vegan coffee shop near the seafront on William Street. Homemade cakes, vegan sausage rolls, fantastic coffee and even a small bookshop area at the back – what more could you ask for?! There’s also a provisions store inside and a refill station stocking Ecover products.

The Wallflower Café on Herne Bay High Street is exclusively vegan, with cheerful décor and a friendly team. If you’re grabbing something to go, their biodegradable cutlery and take-out boxes are a go-to. Top picks include their banana pancakes, the falafel buddha bowl and loaded chilli chips.

With restaurants in Herne Bay and Canterbury, A La Turka Turkish Restaurant has loads of veggie and vegan options infused with Eastern flavour. We recommend you try its dolma, mousaka and kebab, all served with rice or bulgar.

Grab a bite in Whitstable

Whitstable is known for its great places to eat, and there are plenty of choices for vegans and veggies here.

Family-run café / restaurant Farm and Harper is a must-visit when in town. Go there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a coffee – vegan options include their Za’atar spiced aubergine sandwich, a charred gem, feta and pomegranate salad or a simple vegan burger – which claims to be the best out there!

The Café + Kitchen Anglo-Asian café on Harbour Street serves up a good variety from its Little Katsu Kitchen – you’ll find mung bean noodle salad with tofu, or cauliflower and aubergine katsu on the menu.

If you want to make an even bigger difference while grabbing a bite, The Umbrella Café CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise serving tasty, affordable food – and they guarantee to always have vegan choices on the menu. 

A short hop along the coast to Tankerton, and you’ll find Land and Sea that will take you from brunch to lunch to home dining, with an in-store deli if you want to buy and eat later. Our favourites are the seaweed bhaji starter served with seaweed aioli, followed by a butternut squash and orzo risotto with sage.