Changing the way you eat is incredibly essential to some, whether it’s due to allergies or personal preferences. Eating vegan is important to people, but it can be hard to find the perfect place to eat!

To support World Vegan Day on 1st November we’ve put together places in Exeter where you can have a vegan meal, a quick bite to eat or buy vegan-friendly treats all year round!

When you’re visiting the city, it’ll put a vegan’s mind to rest knowing there’s surprisingly a wide selection of restaurants that serve vegan specialities!

Queen St Dining is filled with variety to facilitate their customer’s dietary needs. Book a table at Turtle Bay to enjoy Caribbean inspired salads and patties, to taste wok-fried rice and noodles at Pho or experience Comptoir Libanais’ vegan feast (available in January)! If you fancy a pizza or a pie, The Stable prepare these with vegans in mind and you can also take these away and enjoy at home – bonus!

Kernal Vegan at Turtle Bay

Shoppers at Princesshay will be pleased to hear they can fuel their retail trip with coffee – completely vegan! Grab your caffeine fix at Starbucks where oat, almond and soy milk is served (the current promotional drink, the dairy free cereal latte, is not vegan!) or head to Costa for their vegan sticky toffee and pecan cookie and Thai red curry pot. That’s lunch sorted!

Not to mention the shopping centre caters for those hungry appetites too, including vegan Japanese dishes at Wagamama (with the iconic katsu curry within that list!) or Italian pastas, salads and tarts at Carluccios. Giraffe has also introduced their new vegan menu, with their plant-based ‘Up-Beet Burger’ taking centre stage!

The Old Firehouse has an impressive vegan pizza range plus the Farmer’s Union has plenty of starters, mains and burgers that any vegan would love! Las Iguanas has joined the list too, as the chain still allows people to enjoy the flavours of Mexico, Brazil and beyond whilst living a vegan lifestyle. In addition to this, catching a production at Exeter Phoenix has never been easier as over half of their menu is vegan-friendly!

Jackfruit Burrito at Las Iguanas

If you’re looking for something a little different to do of an evening, book a table at Board for an endless choice of family games along with vegan-friendly food and refreshments! Gift searching (or treating yourself) has also been made a lot easier in Exeter, as Roly’s Fudge prepare salted maple & pecan fudge and maple & cashew fudge, both dairy-free and accredited by the Vegan Society!

Known for their brunch and tapas, The Cosy Club has adapted these favourites inviting everybody to enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere that is adored by all (the restaurant was awarded the best Vegan menu at the PETA awards in 2018). Also in Southernhay is Hotel Du Vin, with a vegan menu inspired by French cuisine.

Vegan BLT at The Cosy Club

You can find vegan food and drink across Exeter, not just in the city centre! If you find yourself down by Exeter’s quayside, you can still enjoy the much-loved pizzas at The Waterfront or eat at Emma's Bread at the Boatyard Bakery and Cafe! Treat yourself to a lunch at the bakery, with comforting soups on their vegan menu as well as their delicious garlic mushrooms on toast.

Herbies and The Plant Cafe specialise in vegetarian and vegan food, and the Rabbit Vegan Cafe is Exeter's first 100% vegan cafe!

Even further afield you will find The Donkey Sanctuary, where vegan dishes are served in their ethically-sourced café including winter hot pots, sandwiches and jacket potatoes – a lovely warming meal after meeting the friendly donkeys!

Whilst attending a race, event or conference at Exeter Racecourse, vegans can feel at ease with a menu suited to their needs. Choose from a selections of dishes which include freshly filled sandwiches, sweet potato falafel bites and an apricot, orange and almond tray bake!

For a city that is jam packed with attractions, events and activities, it is complimented by the extensive list of vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes, making Exeter the perfect foodie break! View the Exeter Food and Drink Trail and start supporting these locally produced businesses today!


Queen St Dining
Queen St Dining entrance

From dawn ‘til dusk and to supper and beyond, Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines in cool casual dining destinations

View of Princesshay from the car park

Local cuisine and global flavours, there’s something on the menu for everyone at Princesshay. With an abundance of cafes and restaurants to choose from, you can treat yourself to stunning food and drink, views of Exeter Cathedral and the Roman wall.

The Old Firehouse
Two pizzas at Old Firehouse

Widely acknowledged to be one of Exeter’s best ale and cider pubs, The Old Firehouse is very popular with students and locals alike and offers a buzzy atmosphere along with a great range of food and drink at reasonable prices. Serving the famous square pizzas, large enough to share or enjoy the challenge as well as a fantastic Sunday Roast, with vegan and vegetarian options, there’s so much choice that no-one goes hungry!

Las Iguanas Exeter
Chicas Cocktail Club

Las Iguanas Exeter is home to fresh & authentic Latin American food & cocktails. Here you’ll discover the finest Latin American dishes with unique flavour blends & inspiring recipes from Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond. The menu comes to life with quality, fresh ingredients, cooked with passion, love & lots of Latin magic. Eat Latin, Drink Latin!

Exeter Phoenix
Arts Centre
Exeter Phoenix - front of building

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter's city centre. Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning many disciplines.

Board, Exeter

The south west's first board game cafe.

Roly’s Fudge Exeter
Sweets & Confectionery
Making fudge

At Roly's Fudge, visitors can watch fudge being made right in front of their eyes. Using artisan methods, the fudge is a melt-in-the-mouth experience made in a variety of flavours.

The Cosy Club
Busy interior of Cosy Club

Quirky, eccentric and playful, the Cosy Club offers informal, casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.

Hotel Du Vin
Dining in Bistro Du Vin

Bistro du Vin is at the heart of our hotel in Exeter. Experience an elegant and informal setting for lunch and dinner - where our esteemed guests can meet, celebrate or simply pass the time.

On The Waterfront
On the Waterfront, Exeter - taken from across the Quay

Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, we are housed on the ground floor of a magnificent 19th century warehouse. This building and many like it nearby served the booming woollen industry of the mid 19th century.

The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary
The Kitchen restaurant

Indulge in a serving of farm-fresh food, while soaking in the unparalleled views across donkey paddocks, Devon’s rolling hills, and the Jurassic Coast.  Take sanctuary in the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant and choose from the colourful menu, packed with fresh, local, seasonal produce. All dishes are made on-site by the expert chefs who have hand-picked only the freshest ingredients for you to enjoy.   Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting afternoon treats are dished up daily – best served with friends, family and fabulous views.  As a passionate animal welfare organisation, all meat dishes are responsibly sourced from producers with high standards of farming and welfare, while vegan or vegetarian options are promin

Exeter Racecourse
Sports Ground/Stadium
Haldon Gold Cup race

Set in a stunning location overlooking beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter Racecourse prides itself as being one of the UK’s most progressive tracks, with excellent facilities and transport links.

Emma's Bread at the Boatyard Bakery & Café
Spelt in tins

Small artisan bakery specialising in sourdough bread with integral café overlooking Exeter's historic ship canal.



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