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Where to eat vegan-friendly in Kent

Vegan or vegetarian curious? Get your local plant-based fix at one of these foodie joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour.

VEGAN EATS…

Life On High, Sevenoaks

Winner of Best Cafe in Kent thanks to you! We know how much you love Life On High Cafe (us too!) but if you don’t know, Life on High is a speciality coffee and pro-plant cafe with a wholesome and sustainable menu in Sevenoaks. Their menu is filled with nutritious plant-based dishes and there’s some options to supplement with carefully selected local meats, dairy and responsibly sourced fish. They champion in-season, organic and locally grown produce. They also have a community board allowing customers a chance to ‘pay it forward’ offering free coffees for anyone to come in and use, a coffee that someone in the community might not otherwise be able to afford. 

Woodies, Paddock Wood

Just opened is this family-run vegan and vegetarian cafe along Commerical Road in Paddock Wood. With super stylish interiors enjoy pancakes, no beef wellington, sandwiches, toasties, sharing patters, cakes and soups. We like the sound of their Woodies Afternoon Tea with coronation chickpea, cucumber with mint yoghurt and eggless mayo, quorn tikka and more! Open Mon-Sat, 9am – 5pm.

The Veg Box Café, Canterbury

Plant-based restaurant in the heart of Canterbury serving organic and vibrant food. Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch plus dinner from Thurs-Sat until 10pm with live music. You’ll want to check this place out!

Goupie Chocolate House, Tunbridge Wells

Family-run Goupie have been selling vegan products for years but their latest venture is the Goupie Chocolate House in Tunbridge Wells. It’s a wonderful, cosy cafe where everything is vegan. There’s no dairy, eggs or animal products on their premises and all their hot drinks are made with oat milk as a standard but they do have soy, almond, coconut or hazelnut as well! They have an amazing range of hot chocolates, our favourite is the 55% Chocolate with Orange Natural Flavour, thanks us later! Plus pastries and desserts like Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Planet Earth Kitchen, Folkestone

Good healthy, hearty and delicious food is what you can expect here. Everything is vegan friendly with a rustic, organic decor, a wonderful vibe and seating over 2 floors.

The Wallflower Café, Herne Bay

Using fresh ingredients to make super tasty meals, The Wallfower Cafe is a completely plant-based and 100% vegan restaurant / cafe in Herne Bay. They’re open Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm.

The Plant Base, Tunbridge Wells

Now moved to a new location on Camden Rd, The Plant Base serves nutritious, whole-food dishes. Their aim is to demonstrate how versatile a healthy, plant based diet can be which we think they do SO well. They have a huge range of vegan creations so you definitely won’t get bored eating here.

Ragamuffins, West Malling

Meet brand new family-run vegan cafe in West Malling, Ragamuffins! We not only love their bold decor but also their brunch, sandwiches and cakes. Open 10am – 3pm on Mon, Weds, Thurs and Fri. 9am – 2pm on weekends.

The Zero Waste Company, Tunbridge Wells

We don’t need to tell you much about these guys! The Zero Waste Company is plastic-free store set on The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. They provide a complete zero waste environment, offering refill stations on bulk goods, household and personal toiletries, as well as ethical vegan make-up, perfume and accessories. They work with a local farm to offer fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, and a zero waste florist for beautiful flowers without the cellophane! There’s also great coffee and breakfast, bring a cup or container (or use their compostable ones) and take away, or come and hang out in store in their comfy seating area. Whether you are looking for an eco solution to your shopping or a place to chill with some like minded individuals, they’ve got it covered. 

The Beet Bar, Margate

A hub of health and tranquility in the heart of Margate Old Town. The Beet Bar have a plant based menu as well as freshly pressed juices, smoothies, tea and raw cakes. They’re also planning to open a Health & Wellness Studio with a time table of yoga, meditation classes, workshops and seasonal gatherings. Open 10am – 4pm, Weds – Sun. Currently closed but will be back open in the Spring.

Vegan Antics, Gravesend

Ok so it’s not a café or restaurant but Vegan Antics is a 100% Vegan Bakery, serving some seriously tasty baked goods. Using hand-crafted, delicious and dairy-free desserts catering for birthdays, weddings and any celebration you have coming up! They also use bio-degradable and recyclable packaging.

VEGAN-FRIENDLY…

Marley’s, Folkestone

Expect simple comfort food where they champion locally sourced food and drink from Marley’s in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone. Whilst not exclusively vegan, they have an impressive selection of vegetarian and vegan options which we think you’ll love.

Kitch, Canterbury

This healthy, vegan-friendly, all-day brunch cafe sounds right up our street! Serving delicious, homemade food made with all natural, wholegrain and seasonal ingredients. No refined sugars, refined flour or processed foods in site. Even their free-range meat and eggs come from local farms who rear their animals traditionally giving their animals the best quality of life. How responsible! We like.

Vittle & Swig, Tunbridge Wells

Small Plate Restaurant & Bar on Camden Rd in Tunbridge Wells, serving very good veggie options and vegan options on request. We love this cosy restaurant, perfect for your next date night.

Stag Coffee & Kitchen, Canterbury & Ashford

An independent, family-run coffee shop serving up speciality coffee and delicious food sourced from local producers. Stag have a yummy selection of vegan breakfast and lunch options, so treat yourself to a hearty meal or tasty treat!

7 comments on “Where to eat vegan-friendly in Kent”

  • Vanessa Hill February 27, 2022

    The old bank house Westerham does an amazing vegan tasting menu alongside a ‘regularl’ one. Absolutely fantastic!

    Other ‘high end’ vegan friendly ….
    Fordwich Arms
    The poet at Matfield

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  • sonia hayward January 4, 2022

    The Rainbow skull in Maidstone. If you like artizan vegan burgers to die for. Then there is the Retreat Animal sanctury and cafe, not open till March, but a free look around at all the rescue animals, a visit to their charity shop, and a visit to their vegan cafe, lovely staff, and open all summer, till end of Nov. Pizza express, zizzi, wagamamas, most indian resturants, Toby cavery, Brewers fayre, and Harvester, and most places have a vegan friendly option or two.

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    • aliagnew January 5, 2022

      Ah, thank you Sonia – you are clearly in-the-know on vegan eats! Yes, gladly lots of high street favourites are vegan-friendly these days. And lots of brilliant local independents doing vegan food to shout about! Thanks for the suggestions… xAli

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  • Helen Francis January 4, 2022

    Woodies in Paddock Wood is also a new addition to the scene and is fab!

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    • aliagnew January 4, 2022

      Oooh, Woodies sounds like a perfect addition to this round up, Helen. Thank you so much for the suggestion! We will pop it in here… xAli

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  • Hilary November 17, 2021

    Hi. The Monument in Canterbury went out of business just before the pandemic. It has recently reopened but is no longer a vegan pub

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    • aliagnew November 18, 2021

      Thanks for this Hilary – we have removed that one. Also if anyone has any worthy suggestions of venues near them that they’d like to add in – let us know! xA

      Reply

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