Looking for a plant-based meal out in the local area? You are in luck, there has been a recent explosion in vegan eating and there are some marvellous vegan restaurants in Bournemouth and Poole to try right now.
Although many restaurants serve vegan options, this article focusses on places to visit that serve exclusively plant-based food. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get rooting around:
1. Mad Cucumber Vegan Lounge, Central Bournemouth
Located in the trendy Triangle part of Bournemouth, the Mad Cucumber has been serving delicious organic food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere since 2013. Sourced from mainly local suppliers, they aim to cater for a range of allergens and intolerances and are happy to cater for any specific dietary requirements.
There is a specials board updated daily and they bake delicious cakes which you can also pre-order for special occasions.
2. Twelve Eatery, Central Bournemouth
Also located in the Triangle, Twelve Eatery is a lux organic restaurant and cold-pressed juice bar. These juices make the ideal foundation for some rather splendid cocktails, including the Basil Luchador and Carrot Gimlet. Not to be out-done, the wines are also organic and the beautifully presented food is even served with compostable napkins. This is all to be enjoyed in a chilled-out atmosphere paired with excellent service.
The Adventurous Glutton also visited this restaurant recently and has written an informative and unbiased Twelve Eatery review that serves as useful guide too.
3. Dirty Vegans, Boscombe, Bournemouth
For something totally new and contemporary, go and visit this vegan burger joint 10 minutes east of Bournemouth in edgy Boscombe. Here they serve a variety of different patties such as spinach and quinola, moving moutains, crispy gluten-free BBQ jackfruit and seitan fried chicken all in a vegan brioche bun.
The decor is very cool and decidely urban, with spray-painted walls and compelling graffiti art. Many reasons to try this unique burger bar.
4. Miiko Everyday Nourishment, Whitecliff, Poole
A sophiscated vegetarian and vegan café a short walk from Ashley Cross, Miiko specialises in ‘everyday nourishment’ and offers massages and yoga in addition to healthy food and drinks. The staff are very friendly and helpful and enabling you reconnect with your inner zen during your visit.
Miiko is also included in our post on the best coffee shops in Poole.
5. Kind Kitchen, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Run by a mother and daughter team, Kind Kitchen is a raw food café with a Buddist theme that takes pride in serving serves organic and deliciously nutrious breakfasts and lunches.
Amongst the goodies you can try a an Indian ‘soul bowl’, a large wooden bowl filled with tasty salads, raw banoffee pie and homemade almond milk. In addition to this, they sell fresh hearty-looking vegetables and run raw food classes in Bournemouth town centre.
6. Happy Hippie Vegan Shack, Charminster, Bournemouth
Located in a studenty suburb of Charminster is perfect for a quick meal out and about. This no-frills pop-up bistro serves well-priced vegan food, including a great vegan english breakfast and chuna (chickpea) mayo and hoi sin mock duck wraps. It has an outside area for warm weather too.
That’s the end of our list, thank you for reading. Do you know of any vegan restaurants in Bournemouth or Poole we have missed or information we could add? Feel free to get in touch and let us know.