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Comfort food? It’s got to be pie and mash, and Pieminister now does two vegan pies, as well as vegan-friendly mashed potato and gravy. Monster feast? Oowee Vegan’s filthy burgers are incredibly tasty and are hits with vegans and omnis alike. This place is a must-visit when you fancy something extra naughty. Cosy pub? Nourish on London Road in Bath is one of my go-tos. It offers great twists on pub classics like mushroom and ale pie and banana blossom ‘fish’ and chips. If the ‘crab’ cakes are on, you have to try them. Breakfast? Eat Your Greens is by far the best vegan breakfast around. It’s loaded with garlic mushrooms, vegan sausages, hash browns, tofu, beans and more – it can cure any hangover. Best brew? Castle Farm. It’s so peaceful and perfect for a lazy weekend brew. Favourite grocery shop? Zero Green in Bristol. It recently moved to a bigger shop on North Street and has everything you could possibly want, packaging-free. They now stock a wide range of freezer items and have a fridge packed with local produce, too. Posh nosh? Acorn in Bath. Everything is so well thought out, even down to the cutlery and plates, and the dishes are exquisite. It was the first vegan restaurant in Bath to be in The Michelin Guide. One to watch? I was blown away by Food by Sumear’s cheese when I first tried it last year. He uses his experience in working with dairy to make his vegan cheeses as authentic as possible, and I am interested to see what he creates next. With friends? The Stable caters for everyone and is budgetfriendly. It has a great range of vegan cider and a dedicated vegan menu – what more could you want! Best atmosphere? Tobacco Factory Market. It’s always buzzing and has a wide range of vegan goodies on offer. I love seeing what is new and chatting to all of the local vendors. Something sweet? Dark Matters brownies are decadent and delicious. They are made with 70 per cent dark chocolate and can be found at the Tobacco Factory and Frome Independent markets and in the vegan vending machines in Bristol. On the hit list? Casa Verde at No 12 Easton. Serving tapas with a vegan twist, this is at the top of my list. Most underrated? Phat Yaks, for Nepalese street food. It offers a delicious curry plate and wraps stuffed with freshly made pakoras, homemade sauces and fresh salads. Super service? Cascara. The team are always really friendly, smiley and helpful. They have such a good range of lunches, light bites and cakes. On a budget? You can’t go wrong with Eat a Pitta. For £5 you get a massive box of salads, hummus, falafel and pickles. Yum! Street food? Chaiwalla is my go-to when I want a quick bite. I was loyal to the bhaji wrap until I tried the samosa chaat; now I can’t decide which one I like more! Cocktails? Koocha Mezze Bar makes fab cocktails – my favourite is the Bramble.
Quick! Now add this little lot to your contacts book... Pieminister, Bristol; pieminister.co.uk Oowee Vegan, Bristol BS1 1QZ; ooweevegan.com Nourish, Bath BA1 6QB; nourishbath.co.uk Eat Your Greens, Bristol BS4 2AG; facebook.com/eatyourgreensbristol Castle Farm, Midford BA2 7BU; castlefarmmidford.co.uk Zero Green, Bristol BS3 31HJ; zerogreenbristol.co.uk Acorn, Bath BA1 1NX; acornrestaurant.co.uk Food by Sumear; foodbysumear.co.uk The Stable, Bath and Bristol; stablepizza.com Tobacco Factory Market, Bristol BS3 1TF; tobaccofactory.com Dark Matters; eatdarkmatters.com No 12 Easton, Bristol BS5 6DL; no12easton.com Phat Yaks, Bath BA1 2AF; phatyaks.com Cascara, Bath BA1 1RG; facebook.com/cascarabath Eat a Pitta, Bristol; eatapitta.co.uk Chaiwalla, Bath BA1 1EN; facebook.com/chaiwallabath Koocha Mezze Bar, Bristol BS6 7AD; koochamezzebar.com