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Independent vegan restaurants in Coventry

Published: Friday, 25 January 2019

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Coventry is full of independent restaurants, cafes and pop-up gems who would love to share what they have to offer with you.

We have put together a list of some brilliant places who either specialise in or have a hefty chunk of their menu dedicated to vegan food. From Caribbean Calloo to pizza and from chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice-cream to mezze platters, you will be spoilt for choice.

The Pod serves delicious, hearty, beautifully presented vegan food at an incredibly good price. The vegetables on your plate will have typically come fresh from their allotment - The Pod is at the heart of community work, passionate about food sustainability. What’s on the menu changes regularly, so it’s always worth a look. Serving tasty goodness such as mushroom, tomato and cashew strudel served with roasted potatoes and chilli sprouts, thyme carrots and onion gravy, you would be missing out not to pay a visit. Take a look to find out more.


Basement Browns is the new independent pizza place in Coventry, offering fresh pizza to order. There are lots of vegan toppings including vegan chicken, vegan chorizo, and vegan cheese, plus lots of vegetable options. So, if you thought that choosing the vegan option on the menu meant goodbye to pizza, Basement Browns have a surprise for you. With attentive and friendly staff to make your experience even more enjoyable, good vegan pizza is back on the menu. Click here to discover more.  


Arabian Bites is a project to help promote integration, community cohesion, understanding and tolerance. Newly arrived refugees from Syria and Iraq are being supported to learn new skills and share their culture in Coventry. Serving up their famous vegan falafel roll, delicious mezze platters, cakes, pizzas and wraps, as well as their very popular buffet night, it’s one to add to your regular vegan outings. Take a read to find out more.


Hummus House UK is in the heart of Coventry’s city centre and serves up homemade falafel that is 100% vegan and made to order. You have salad boxes, falafel wraps and hummus wraps, with a variety of salads to choose from and service is with a smile, really making eating vegan at lunch time a treat. Find out more here.   


The Golden Cross offers a lovely atmosphere with ancient wood beams and comfy chairs. One of the oldest pubs in Coventry, the refurbishment has kept the charm but upscaled the attraction. With the menu featuring deliciousness such as spiced carrot and bean burger and salted caramel brownie and vegan ice-cream, you will be able to indulge in comfort. Take a look to find out more.


Rising Café located in Coventry Cathedral, is a hidden treasure. Not only does the food taste great and is kind on your wallet, proceeds from the café goes towards the charity Betel UK, who do excellent work supporting people looking to reform and rebuild their lives, so you can be rest assured that your pennies are going to an excellent cause. When Vegan Shepard’s Pie is on the menu, you know you’re on to a sure thing. Read more here.  


Playwrights Bar & Bistro is located down on the picturesque cobbled Hay Lane, which leads into the historic Cathedral quarter. Playwrights is known for its delicious and expansive menu, featuring an entire vegan menu, with the majority of its traditional menu giving scope for non-dairy/gluten free options too. With their meat-free Monday’s deal on the entire vegan menu, it’s always worth popping in and seeing for yourself. To discover more, click here.     


Totally Vegan @ FarGo Village is a great one for a light bite or lunch for the kids, this café is 100% vegan and dedicated to the lifestyle. With toasted sandwiches, sweet treats, kids’ meals complete with smiley faces, salads, quiche and pizza, “sausage” rolls and more, you are really spoilt for choice. To see their menu, click here.


Leave it to Esmie’s @ FarGo Village brings the vibrancy of West Indian cuisine to Coventry. With vegan dishes like Doubles and Calloo Bake, full of special fresh herbs, spices, fruit and salsa, they promise to take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey.  Here’s their website for more info.


Bean and Leaf is an independent coffee shop, offering a mixture of cosy warmth and cool modern aesthetics, tucked away in the centre of Coventry. With books on the cosy Swedish ‘Hygge’ and the dizzying Coffee Dictionary, it’s easy to see their dedication to good atmosphere and good coffee. With a range of milks on offer for your coffee and vegan cakes to go along with it, it’s a perfect little corner to and enjoy a treat or two. To see more, click here.


There are so many more places to eat and drink out in Coventry, why not take a look? If you’re here for a little longer, why not see what you can get up to whilst you’re in the city?