The best vegan and veggie restaurants

Vegan, plant-based and vegetarian cuisine has never been more in demand. As the trend for healthier and more socially conscious consumerism grows, so too has the list of places that cater for these needs. This is very welcome news for the growing number of vegans and vegetarians as they have suffered from a lack of choice for too long now.


In this article we’ll talk you through some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Exeter – you’ll be delighted to learn that there is plenty of choices!



Herbies has been catering for vegans and vegetarians of Exeter for over 30 years now, and is well-established as a go-to restaurant for those looking for plant-based treats. It’s a family-run business and has been since 1990. Herbies offers an extensive takeaway menu, alongside an eat-in menu and set menus for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. Based on North Street, Exeter, it’s easy to get to and close to plenty of other shops and bars. Every single dish on the menu is either vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or all three, so there’s something for everyone here.


Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds is a restaurant in Exeter that boasts a 100% vegan menu. You’ll find it hidden along McCoys arcade amongst a plethora of quirky shops and cafes. It’s open every day of the week until 4pm, and specials can include smoky beans with scrambled tofu and avocado. They also put on special event nights such as a harvest festival and tasting days where you can go along and try something completely new.


The Flat

The Flat is another restaurant offering a 100% vegan and vegetarian menu. Known for its pizzas and decadent desserts, this is a great place to spend a celebratory evening. Based on Fore Street which is the independent and quirky end of Exeter, you’ll find a wide range of excellent quality pubs and live music and entertainment venues such as the Corn Exchange and Exeter Picturehouse right nearby. The Flat uses local producers and suppliers to ensure that everything has the lowest possible carbon footprint and impact on the planet.


The Lin Den

Also based on North Street, the Lin Den is a 100% vegan patisserie that’s perfect for plant-based aficionados with a penchant for sweet treats. This fabulous café offers a wide range of mouth-watering cakes and pastries, buns and rolls, with head chef Paula having trained at Claridge’s Hotel, London. Vegans with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist!


Vegan food has come a long way in the past few years, and the fact that Exeter boasts this many plant-based and vegan eateries is proof that this is a trend that is here to stay. It’s one of the many reasons that so many visitors flock to Exeter every year, and why so many return. Where’s your favourite place to enjoy healthy vegan food in Exeter?

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