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Veganuary in Brighton

Our top picks

Brighton’s Veganuary options are abundant, reflecting the city’s status as the vegan restaurant capital of the UK.

If you’re new to veganism or exploring Veganuary, navigating the diverse plant-based offerings might be challenging.

Our guide aims to make you a vegan expert in Brighton, ensuring a seamless Veganuary experience with no fear of slipping off the veg wagon or experiencing food FOMO (fear of missing out.)

Smorls Houmous on London Road Brighton. Vegetarian Restaurant Brighton

Veganuary | Vegan and good for vegan venues

First, here are the best places to grab some yummy vegan treats for Veganuary at our pick of the Brighton vegan restaurants. These are the city’s top plant-based hangouts. We’ve organised this page by totally vegan, vegan and vegetarian and a selection of omnivore options that have a better than average plant-based selection.

At Smorl’s Kitchen, the menu is entirely vegan and centered around the versatile chickpea. Indulge in delightful pittas stuffed with homemade falafel or opt for generous salad bowls bursting with wholesome goodness. Don’t miss the opportunity to test their renowned spicy falafel-based Bolognese, served alongside oven-roasted Hasselback sweet potatoes for a warming and satisfying experience.

Pictured: Smorl’s Kitchen at Brighton Open Market

Sundays to go nuts for this Veganuary

Veganuary month is still very much roast season, but you may be worried that a roast without the meaty main event just won’t hit the spot. These pubs and restaurants serving vegan roasts have our favourite selection of nut roasts, wellingtons and even seitan roasts, so you won’t miss a thing.

The Roundhill Pub serves a 100% vegan menu which includes a Sunday roast. With the choice of three mains, each accompanied by all the trimmings, including a vegan Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy. 

Pictured: Petit Pois vegan roast. Lentil, mushroom and chestnut Wellington, olive oil roast potatoes, vegan cauliflower cheese, veg and vegan gravy. 

Vegan roast of lentil, mushroom and chestnut Wellington, olive oil roast potatoes, vegan cauliflower cheese, veg and vegan gravy. Veganuary in Brighton

Mooo-ve over meaty! 

Burger cravings are insatiable, luckily you’ll usually find a vegan burger nestled in most menus where the meaty ones are found. This Veganuary guide picks out the best options from entirely plant-based cafes and restaurants and a few others of notable exception as picked out by our vegan expert Rhys. a Few vegan burgers of notable merit include:

  • New Club – Cashew and butternut patty with beetroot ketchup and dill pickles.
  • MEATliquor – ‘Tempeh Tantrum’ double tempeh and mushroom patties and “cheese” burger sauce. 
  • Smorl’s Kitchen – Chickpea based, baked, not fried and flavoured with aubergine, sundried tomato and herbs.

PUREZZA | mindful eating

Originating in Brighton, Purezza is a trailblazer in sustainable Italian dining, offering a city center experience rooted in plant-based excellence.

With innovative plant-based cheese and distinctive wholegrain sourdough, Purezza stands out as a leader in vegan cuisine, providing a 100% vegan experience and claims the title of the best vegan pizzas in town.

hand cutting vegan cheese and tomato pizza at Purezza Brighton

Ask a vegan for Veganuary

We’ve all seen the memes about how much vegans love telling people that they’re vegan. And now you’re giving it a go yourself you might realise you’re doing it too (embrace it now, as a well-tenured vegan I can tell you it won’t ever stop).

So when we asked for votes for the BRAVO plant champion we were inundated. See who won a spot in the top 20 in last year’s BRAVOs.

Pictured: Plant Champion winner Bonsai Plant Kitchen on Baker Street.

Dragon artwork on the wall at Bonsai Plant Kitchen with a shelf of bottle beer. Located on Baker Street in Brighton. Featured in our veganuary guide
over head shot of four people having a feast by the table

Vegan to you

Majahma is a family-run vegetarian and vegan Indian takeaway subscription that’s zero waste so an excellent option for Veganuary. Every week you’ll get a lovely homemade feast for two, delivered in traditional tiffin tins, which they’ll take away when they drop off your next meal. Our blogger Torsten gave it a try, you can read about that here.

Find out more about Majahma here

group of friends having a toast by the tablel in Terre a Terre. Located in The Lanes Brighton

Vegetarian Restaurants in Brighton

Exploring the finest vegetarian dining in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex? Look no further! As we curate a list of top vegetarian restaurants and standout options, one of our favourites stands out:

Terre à Terre: Terre à Terre, established in 1993, is a beacon of culinary excellence in the region. Renowned for its innovative and creative vegetarian dishes, the restaurant offers a modern take on British dining with a focus on premium ingredients and elevated flavours. With an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan options, Terre à Terre provides a delightful dining experience for those embracing plant-based cuisine.

Pictured: guests raising a glass at Terre à Terre

Veganuary Vegan offers

Our food and drink offers page can help you easily find who’s enticing you through their doors with vegan deals for Veganuary, check those out here

vegan restaurants in Brighton. a plate of middle eastern food including houmous, red cabbage, falafel and sald presented on a white plate on a wooden table.