Where to Find Brilliant Vegan Food in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Vegan Guide

Being vegan in Bournemouth is easy, and new restaurants and cafés are always popping up. To help find the tastiest vegan eats, we caught up with our friends at Dorset Vegan to determine the top vegan hotspots in this happening seaside town.


Mad Cucumber

want this again please and thank u 🌯

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Mad Cucumber was Bournemouth’s first vegan café. This lounge in the town centre, great for chilling out, is still a popular spot and the perfect place for catching up with friends. It’s great for coffee and cake or simple well-cooked home-style food.


Snack spot 🌯 #bournemouth #aruba #snackspot #sunshine

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Looking out over Bournemouth’s beach is Aruba, a beautiful open-plan restaurant and bar. The staff excitedly told us that the veggie curry is vegan, as is the black-bean burger. (Just hold the sour cream.) And vegan wine is available.

Amala Conscious Food

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Located in the quaint area of Westbourne, Amala Conscious Food is an all vegan restaurant. The menu sounds absolutely delicious!

Sweet Greens

All of the veggies with @samanthachard 🌽🍅🍆

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This raw café and juice bar offers some delicious raw vegan cheeses. It’s bijou, with seating for just eight, but it also offers takeaway. Do try the chilli!

Conto Lounge

Our vegan lunch today was so good!

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Like all restaurants in the Loungers chain, Conto Lounge in Winton offers a separate vegan menu. (Ask at the bar to see it.) Options include burgers, sandwiches and a rather yummy chocolate-and-ginger torte for dessert.


Vegan burrito 🔥 #vegan #veganfood #mexican #burrito #veggie #vegetarian

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This Mexican restaurant in the heart of the Bournemouth town centre has several vegan options listed on the menu, including fajitas, burritos and enchiladas. It’s a regular haunt for many local vegans.

Cafe Boscanova

This is my treat, big Vegan breakfast at lunchtime. #bournemouthvegan #mindfullness #veganlove @cafeboscanova #bestintown Thank you @karaboots7

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The big sister of South Coast Roast, Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe is a quirky café with a chilled-out vibe. Several vegan options are listed on the menu, including a delicious full breakfast. And when it comes to coffee, there’s nothing this café doesn’t know!

South Coast Roast


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The little sister of Cafe Boscanova sits in the Bournemouth town centre on Richmond Hill. The menu is fairly limited, but the staff are more than happy to knock you up a delicious avocado on sourdough toasted open sandwich if you ask. The café also stocks raw energy balls, and you may find that some of the daily sandwiches on offer as well as the soup are also vegan – just check with the staff. Like the staff at Cafe Boscanova, they are also mad about coffee and will happily make you one with soya or almond milk.

The Crooked Book

Iced soya latte with my love at The Crooked Book ❤️

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As the name suggests, this is as much a second-hand bookshop as it is a café. It also sells a wide range of antiques. Limited to coffee and cake (but who needs more?), it offers a varied selection of raw and cooked vegan cakes and can brew up a mean soya latte.

The Bear Cross Inn

#lentilcakes #salad #whatveganseat

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Here’s a great secret find on the outskirts of Bournemouth. The owner of this popular pub is very keen to make everyone feel welcome and will make a delicious three-course vegan dinner for you with a bit of notice.


Did your favourite vegan hotspot in the area make the list? Let us know if we missed it by leaving a comment below.


  • Alastair commented on May 22, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Bournemouth Pizza Co. cater for vegans – there aren’t any veggie options listed on their menu, however just mention you’re vegan and they’ll sort you right out. They have vegan cheese (soy based) and everything! Well nice/10

    • frank commented on May 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      thanx for this , its very usfule info

    • JR commented on November 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Pizza Express do vegan options as well. No vegan cheese, but loads of veg options, just have it without cheese, it’s still great.

  • Lisa commented on May 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Flirt Bar on the triangle now have a vegan menu on request, and Cafe Riva on Southbourne cliffs have vegan cake option if you’re passing 😉
    Lovely list, thankyou for compiling 🙂 And excited about trying the vegan friendly pizza place!

  • Pauline Stott commented on May 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    The Salad Centre has always been one of my favourites, delicious food. I wasn’t aware that it was under new ownership so must pop along to try it out.

  • Marilyn Bassett commented on May 25, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Can you tell me about vegan places in Dorset.

    • Anne commented on May 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hi Marilyn, if you’re looking for places outside Bournemouth, Happy Cow is a great place to start: http://www.happycow.net/europe/england/

    • Lizzi Shaw commented on June 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Hi Anne, you might like to take a look at dorsetvegan.co.uk or follow the Dorset Vegan facebook page where I regularly post about vegan friendly places to eat and upcoming events.

  • janine commented on June 5, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Bournemouth vegan places to eat.
    Thanks for telling us about these places. I am going on holiday to Bournemouth next month and can’t wait to try some of these places out!

  • persian catering commented on August 28, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    i’m a vegetarian & i love to find these special places for me, & now specially when i’m going to visit Bournemouth i’m sure going to visit the salad center, Conto Lounge & Aruba.

  • Mark commented on September 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Hi all!
    I’d just like to give our 100% vegan health food store – Sunrise Organics a mention! We carry a wide selection of foods, superfoods, vitamins, supplements, household and personal products, all of which are 100% vegan. We are also aiming to have organic fresh fruit and veg in store very soon!!
    We are in the The Triangle area of Bournemouth – 9 St Michael’s Rd. BH2 5DP

  • Heather Daly commented on October 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Flirt at the Triangle in Bournemouth have Soya lattes etc and have vegan cakes and cookies.

  • Casy Tom commented on January 19, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thanks a lot for telling about bournemouth. Iam going out to for a holiday trip next month. Can’t wait to see these places and experience their food menu.

    • Dorset Vegan commented on January 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Hi Casy, I hope you have a great visit! A few things have changed since we put the above list together, but you can find an up to date one at dorsetvegan.co.uk. 🙂

  • Charlotte commented on November 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Ludo Lounge in Southbourne have a pretty good Vegan menu

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