Over the last decade, there has been a huge rise in people taking up vegetarianism and veganism as a lifestyle choice, and as a result, there has been an increased demand for restaurants that cater to vegan consumers. So, in no particular order, here are 10 of the best vegan restaurants in Bristol.

1. Koocha Mezze Bar

For anyone who loves Middle Eastern and Persian flavours, Koocha Mezze Bar stands as a great choice for a meal out. Based on Zetland Road, this total vegan restaurant has been in business since 2018 and has had glowing reviews from its patrons. Dishes such as sweet potato samosas and spiced cauliflower are certainly enticing and are served at £4.50, or 4 for £16, so they make for a great group meal out.

2. Suncraft

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Summer is the perfect time for fresh, cold drinks, and for vegans looking to indulge in seasonal beverages while also having a meal with friends, Suncraft is perfect. This health-conscious vegan eatery serves a selection of freshly-pressed juices, as well as plant-based dishes such as kimchi fried rice and dhal masala. And, on top of the delicious food and drinks served, Suncraft’s ethos surrounds the use of ethically-based produce in their dishes, so you know whatever you order is 100% wholesome.

3. East Village Café

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This Clifton café is 100% vegan and serves distinctive superfood lattes and tasty snacks. On top of this, East Village Café stocks ethically produced toiletries and homewares, which are fun to browse through while waiting for one of their signature rainbow lattes. Definitely worth a visit!

4. Vx Bristol

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Many people think that going vegan means that your diet choices are limited, but Vx Bristol certainly proves this stereotype wrong. Known for its ‘vegan junk food’, Vx Bristol serves menu items such as delectable milkshakes and burgers that use high quality vegan cheeses. This restaurant fits the bill for any vegan wanting to get their junk-food fix!

5. Fi Real

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For anyone who loves Jamaican food, Fi Real would satisfy for sure. Opened in 2014 with the mission of bringing healthy food to the area, this restaurant has definitely delivered. Fi Real serves delicious juices and smoothies, as well as dishes with classic Jamaican flavours. And everything on the menu is plant-based!

6. Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens is an all-vegan restaurant that also serves delicious cocktails, making it a perfect location for an ethically-sourced dinner date. The establishment offers excellent meat-free roasts, and well as some top-quality dessert options. Their double chocolate brownie looks particularly hard to resist!

7. Maitreya Social

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This Easton restaurant specialises in veggie and vegan dishes, serving some finer dining options for your plant-based diet. Maitreya Social serves delectable starters such as soup and pate, beautifully presented mains like their spicy jackfruit and black bean tacos and tasty desserts from panna cotta to chocolate torte. The wide range of menu options makes Maitreya Social a top choice for sure.

8. The Coconut Tree

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The Coconut Tree has restaurants country-wide, and it isn’t hard to see why. You can find Coconut Tree restaurants both on Gloucester Road and in Clifton, and the enticing Sri Lankan food served is definitely worth a try! If you are a fan of spicy food, The Coconut Tree provides dishes ranging in heat, and it would take some effort to not want to taste them all.

9. The Spotless Leopard

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The Spotless Leopard serves their plant-based treats from their van, often stationed in Clifton, and they are known for their adventurous creations. This business has no set menu, so they are always experimenting with new recipe ideas, which makes every trip to The Spotless Leopard exciting! From vegetable wraps to cakes, The Spotless Leopard rarely fails to produce something unique.

10. Earthcake

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Afternoon tea is a quintessential British classic, and Earthcake makes it an accessible experience for those on a plant-based diet. As well as selling whole cakes, you can pre-book for afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, mini cakes and unlimited hot drinks. The vegan scones are probably the star of this ensemble, completing the iconic afternoon tea experience.