Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have a growing number of venues offering delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Whether it's relaxing lunches, evening meals and fine dining, or afternoon teas and seaside treats at ice cream parlours or fish & chip shops, you can enjoy a full range of delicious vegetarian and vegan food in Thanet's wide choice of eateries. Many other venues will also have vegetarian or vegan options available.
2022 marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Vegetarian Society - in Ramsgate, on 30th September 1847. The world's oldest vegetarian society was established by political progressives, involved with women's suffrage, anti-slavery, and animal welfare campaigns. The Vegan Society, founded in 1944, celebrates World Vegan Month every November.
Why not celebrate too, by sampling some of the amazing vegetarian and vegan food on offer locally?
Beach Buoys - Fish and Chips takeaway on Margate seafront, offering vegan and gluten-free options including battered Miso Tofu and Banana Blossom. 17 Marine Drive CT9 1DH
The Bus Cafe - A double decker bus overlooking Margate Main Sands, serving healthy and delicious street food, including vegan breakfasts. Royal Crescent Promenade
Cliffs - Cafe serving breakfast/brunch every day 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
Giorgios - Italian food in a contemporary space, relaxed and informal by day and lively by night. Separate vegan menu with lots of choice, and vegetarian options on the main menu. 19 Marine Gardens CT9 1UH
L’Olivo - Authentic Italian pizza, lasagne, antipasti, pasta and more. 20 Market Street CT9 1ES
Pan Asian - Thai restaurant serving vegan & vegetarian options among their range of rice and noodle dishes, soup, curry and stir fry. 10 Fort Hill CT9 1HD
Seaside Kitchen And Cake Parlour - Fully vegan shop in Margate's Old Town! 24 Hawley Street CT9 1QA
The Grain Grocer - Supporting health and vitality through a menu of home-cooked food made from organic produce. Breakfast and lunch bowls, toast, coffee, tea, juices and smoothies. 216 Northdown Road, Cliftonville CT9 2QU
The Greedy Cow - Family-run cafe offering simple cooked meals with a seasonal menu of fresh local food. 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, with many vegetarian/vegan options. 8 Fort Hill CT9 1HD
Walpole Bay Hotel -step back in time to the ambience of a bygone era. Vegan afternoon tea available. Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville CT9 2JJ
Zen by the Sea - Healthy food, including vegan and vegetarian options, all prepared with fresh ingredients and love. 60 High Street CT9 1DT
Beaches Cafe Bar - Licensed, with a funky surf shack vibe. Huge portions of quality/ healthy home-cooked food, with plenty for vegetarians. 49 Albion Street CT10 1NE
Posilipo - Italian restaurant with good selection of vegan and vegetarian starters, mains, pastas, and pizza dishes. 14 Albion Street CT10 1LU
The Little Sicilian - Sicilian fresh food in an authentic, rustic atmosphere. Vegetarians, vegans and allergies catered for. 45 York Street CT10 1PB
Sardinia - Authentic Italian restaurant serving pasta, fish, calzone and cocktails. 1-3 Albion Street CT10 1LU
A La Turka - Dishes originating from Gaziantep, in the Southeastern region of Turkey, including Sarma Beyti, mushroom kebab, and falafel. 110-114 Harbour Parade CT11 8LP
Archive Homestore & Kitchen - Menu of cakes, bakes, quiches, soups, and salads made daily in their kitchen, with vegan options. 17 Military Road CT11 9LG
The Greek Arch - The Greek Arch offers a variety of traditional authentic Greek Cypriot cuisine. Vegan main menu provided. 15 Military Road CT11 9JB
Flavours by Kumar - An authentic Indian restaurant with mouth -watering starters, mains, sides and desserts. 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 - Authentic Italian family-run restaurant serving beautifully prepared fresh food, including a range of vegan starters and mains. 9-12 West Cliff Arcade CT11 8LH
Shakey Shakey Fish Bar - Traditional British Chippy with a modern twist, including homemade, gluten-free batter and vegan Tofish. 75 High Street CT11 9RJ
Thai Orchard - Traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine - meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan dishes. 1-2 West Cliff Arcade CT11 8LH