My friend Charlie recently visited Cornwall so I asked her if she would let us know what the vegan options were like in that part of the country.
So over to Charlie…
“So the last time I went to visit my friend in Cornwall (about 3 years ago) she said there wasn’t many vegan places to go out and eat. Cornwall hadn’t quite caught up to the idea of veganism yet. Either that, or we just wasn’t aware of what was available.
Well on this trip, we were determined to go out and explore some vegan friendly eateries. And we did just that!
The Cornish Vegan, Truro.
This was the first place we wanted to visit on this trip. My friend, also a longterm vegan, had heard great things about this little cafe, but had never quite made it there.
We walked into this tiny little cafe, with painting on the wall of pigs and cows. We were immediately greeted by a lovely American lady, who directed us to a quiet table and gave us menus.
Straight away I had a tough time deciding what I was going to get. The ‘TLT’ sandwich or the BBQ jack fruit burger. I decided to go with the ‘Chikin’ burger with handcrafted chips, served with salad and homemade sauces. It was gorgeous. Reasonably priced and filling. I them choose from their assortment of homemade cakes, a white chocolate and strawberry slice, which I took home for later.
The atmosphere was lovely, the staff really chatty and polite. I would definitely visit here again.
The Stable, Falmouth.
The little town near the fishing lake was a place I didn’t expect to see any vegan food. But after a bit of a shopping we passed this bar/resturant with a massive sign saying ‘vegan options available’.
This place offered 4 vegan pizzas, two salads and a side of garlic bread (with vegan cheese option).
Anyone who knows me knows I won’t ever turn down garlic bread, so cheese galic bread was a definately and I choose ‘The Bute Island Blazer’ and my friend ordering the ‘The Allo Aloha’.
The cheesey garlic bread was FANTASTIC! Really stingy, melty cheese with the right amount of garlic.
Wasn’t sure I’d be able to fit in a whole pizza after that, but actually when it arrived the smell hooked me in. Really delicious, just maybe a bit hot for me. Having scraped off a few chillies I was able to enjoy another round of bread. Would definitely recommend.
Nice staff. Quick service. Very satisfying.
When in Cornwall, you must get a Cornish Pasty! It’s an unwritten rule.
And Warrens in Hayle do 3 vegan pasties! I had the curried mixed vegatables….and it definitely hit the spot. Great for lunch if you are on the move and filling.”
Thanks Charlie! I’ve visited The Stables branch in Bournemouth and I would agree their pizzas and garlic bread are pretty special. I haven’t been to Cornwall myself but now I wouldn’t be worried there would be a lack of vegan options.
If you’ve had some vegan adventures and want to share your finds please don’t hesitate to contact me for a guest post.
Have you been to Cornwall as a vegan what options did you find? Let me know in the comments below.