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Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have a growing number of eateries offering delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine...

Don't worry if you missed Veganuary this year...there's never been a better time to embrace vegetarian and vegan food choices.

In fact, the greatest change that individuals can make to reduce the effects of climate change on our planet - and help to fight poverty, hunger, and inequality globally - is to become vegetarian or vegan.

Whether you've already made the change, are thinking about a plant-based diet, or just want to try something new, there's plenty to choose from around Thanet's cafes, takeaways, and restaurants...

From relaxing lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals, to seaside ice cream parlour treats and fish & chip shops, you'll enjoy a full range of delicious vegetarian and vegan food in our wide choice of eateries...

With around 3.1 million vegetarians and 2.5 million vegans now in the UK, it's never been easier to find great places to eat and drink.

Our Isle of Thanet is no exception - here are some of our best options *:

* We've included those where menu offers approximately 30%+ vegetarian/vegan options

  • Margate

    Alexandria Cafe - Small cafe serving Egyptian snacks, dips, wraps, rice and pasta dishes. 9 Market Street, CT9 1EU

    Beach Buoys - Seafront fish & chips takeaway with some seating & vegan and gluten-free options, including battered Miso Tofu and Banana Blossom. 17 Marine Drive, CT9 1DH

    The Bus Cafe - Double-decker bus overlooking Margate Main Sands, serving healthy and delicious street food, including vegan breakfasts. Royal Crescent Promenade, Westbrook, CT9 5AG

    Cliff's - Cafe serving daily breakfast/brunch with great vegan and veggie options.  172 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, CT9 2QN

    Flavours by Kumar - Authentic Indian restaurant with mouth-watering starters, mains, sides and desserts. 176 Canterbury Road, Garlinge, CT9 5JW

    GB Pizza - Popular pizzeria overlooking the main Sands, with vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options. 14a Marine Drive, CT9 1DH

    Giorgios - Italian food in a contemporary space, relaxed and informal by day and lively by night. Separate vegan menu, and vegetarian options on the main menu. 19 Marine Gardens, CT9 1UH

    High Dive - Sister restaurant to the Harbour Arm's popular summer pop-up. Nachos, quesadillas, small plates, and cocktails with good meat-free options. 121 High Street, CT9 1JT

    Lafayette'sNewest addition to Sundowners. Burgers, hot dogs, waffles, loaded fries. Every option on the menu available fully plant-based. 1 Albert Terrace CT9 1UJ

    Mori Mori - Izakaya-style Japanese eats & drinks. Ramen, soups, gyozas, kimchis, sake, wines & teas. 80 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, CT9 2RE

    Olby's Soul Cafe - Caribbean cafe & bar, with good choice of starters, small plates, burgers, salads and mains. 3-5 King Street, CT9 1DD

    Olivo - Authentic Italian pizza, lasagne, antipasti, pasta and more. 20 Market Street, CT9 1ES

    Pan Asian - Thai restaurant with range of rice and noodle dishes, soups, curries and stir-fries. 10 Fort Hill, CT9 1HD

    Thao Thao - Vietnamese cafe, serving Banh Mi, noodle soup and drinks. 18 King Street, CT9 1DA

    The Grain Grocer - Home-cooked food made from organic produce. Breakfasts, lunch bowls, toasts, coffees, teas, juices and smoothies. 216 Northdown Road, Cliftonville CT9 2QU

    The Greedy Cow - Family-run cafe offering burgers, hot dogs, nachos, and salads. 3 Market Place, CT9 1ER

    The Old Kent Market - Indoor open-plan eating and drinking space with a variety of independent small kitchens, serving international food. 8 Fort Hill, CT9 1HD

    The Pickled Fox - Old Town bar and pizzeria, with small menu of Neapolitan-style pizzas & drinks. 7A Market Place, CT9 1EN

    Walpole Bay Hotel - Elegant Edwardian Hotel, serving afternoon teas. Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville CT9 2JJ

    Wildes - Relaxed brunches, coffees & signature cocktails against background of disco beats. 4-5 Market Place, Old Town, CT9 1ER

    Zen by the Sea Cafe - Coffees, teas, smoothies & cakes. 60 High Street, CT9 1DT

  • Broadstairs

    Beaches Cafe Bar - Licensed 'surf shack'-style cafe, serving large portions of quality/ healthy home-cooked food. 49 Albion Street, CT10 1NE

    Bella's - Relaxed family cafe/restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks. 52c High Street, CT10 1JT

    Creta Restaurant - Greek restaurant and takeaway with good variety of starters, gyros, souvlaki, main dishes and sides. 140 High Street, CT10 1JB

    Forts - Cafe serving breakfasts, coffees, snacks and cakes. 1 Chandos Road, CT10 1QP

    Namaka - Fully vegan (but seasonal) surf cafe kiosk for breakfasts, acai bowls, juices, smoothies, coffees & cakes. Stone Bay Kiosk, CT10 1DU

    Papa John's - US fast-food pizza chain with vegetarian/vegan options & sides. 47-49 High Street, CT10

    Posilipo - Italian restaurant with good selection of starters, mains, pastas, and pizza dishes. 14 Albion Street, CT10 1LU

    Prezzo - Italian chain restaurant with outside terrace and many options. 16-18 Albion Street, CT10 1LU

    Raindell's - US restaurant (late afternoons & evenings) with choice of burgers, hotdogs, sides, and desserts. 19 Albion Place, CT10 1LU

    Salt of the Earth - Coffee shop and sustainable lifestyle store with refillables. 127 High Street, CT10 1NG

    Siam Kitchen - Cafe restaurant/takeaway with lots of options. 40 Albion Street, CT10 1NE

    Thai Four Two - Restaurant and takeaway with many options. 42 York Street, CT10 1PB

    The Little Sicilian - Sicilian fresh food in an authentic, rustic atmosphere, catering for meat-free diets & allergies. 45 York Street CT10 1PB 

    Sardinia - Authentic Italian restaurant serving pasta, fish, calzone and cocktails. 1-3 Albion Street CT10 1LU

  • Ramsgate

    A La Turka - Southeastern Turkish cuisine, with a good choice of starters, mains, and sides. 110-114 Harbour Parade, CT11 8LP

    The Greek Arch - Traditional authentic Greek-Cypriot cuisine, and separate vegan menu. 15 Military Road, CT11 9JB

    Flavours by Kumar - Authentic Indian restaurant with variety of options. 2 Effingham Street, CT11 9AT

    Il Tricolore - Italian restaurant offering a range of vegan starters and mains alongside the main menu. 13 Harbour Street, CT11 8HA

    La Magnolia - Family-run Italian restaurant, cafe and deli with good  range of choice. 9-12 West Cliff Arcade, CT11 8LH

    Papa George - Family-run Greek cafe & takeaway, with starters, sides, and souvlaki wraps. 4c York Street, CT11 9DS

    Shakey Shakey Fish Bar - Traditional fish & chip shop/restaurant offering homemade, gluten-free batter and vegan Tofish.  75 High Street, CT11 9RJ 

    Thai Orchid - Traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine. 1-2 West Cliff Arcade, CT11 8LH

  • Villages

    Christie’s Wine Bar & Bistro - Light lunches, snacks, and Sunday roasts. 1-5 Station Approach, Birchington, CT7 9RE

    Felicity’s Cafe at Quex - Cafe with outside seating, offering breakfasts, lunches, milkshakes and hot drinks. Quex Barn, Quex Park Estate, Birchington, CT7 0BB

    Little Brown Fairy Cake - Cake shop and cafe serving hot drinks, savouries, and cakes. 5 Station Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8RB

    Millie's Beach Bar - Popular cafe serving breakfasts, brunches, snacks, roasts, etc. Beach Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8FF

    Smugglers’ Lounge Bar & Restaurant - Family-run restaurant/bar with starters, mains, sides, Sunday roasts and vegan menu. 212 Canterbury Road, Birchington-on-Sea, CT7 9AQ

    Taj Mahal - Indian restaurant & takeaway with plenty of options. 18 Cuthbert Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8NR

    West Bay Cafe & Beach Bar - Licenced seafront cafe with breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes and hot drinks. West Bay Promenade, off Sea Road, CT8 8QA

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