If you are vegan or vegetarian you know that sometimes can be difficult to find a place to eat, but you don’t need to worry, Cambridge has plenty of options. As a vegan living in Cambridge for almost 4 years, I will give you an insight of the best places to eat while you are visiting this extraordinary city.
Stem + Glory, Chesterton Road – it’s a strict vegan place more suitable for breakfast, lunch or brunch.
Stir, Chesterton Road – Delicious coffees and cakes plus veggie brunches and lunches.
Rainbow Vegetarian Café, King’s Parade – this is a well-known multi-award winning veggie cafe and restaurant specializing in vegan and gluten-free food.
Arjuna Wholefoods, Mill Road– it’s a worker’s cooperative, and great to grab a snack or a vegan lunch.
Fudge Kitchen, Kings Parade – they make artisan fudge and offer dairy-free fudge made with soy cream.
Curry King, Jordans Yard Bridge Street – it’s an Indian restaurant and almost all their menu can be served with vegetables instead of meat.
Espresso Library, East Road – This cafe has plenty of vegan options for breakfast and lunch.
Market Hill, Market Square (10am-4pm) – this is the local market, not all vendors show up every day, so you never know exactly what you’ll find, but for sure you have a couple of options to choose from, like falafel, smoothies, breads, cakes, churros, noodles, cookies, muffins, flapjacks and, dumplings.
Giraffe, Christs Lane– has good vegan options for lunch or dinner. They have a special discount of 50% off all vegetarian main courses during National Vegetarian Week.
Other places that I like, Wagamamas, Prana Old Bicycle Shop, Millworks, The wrestlers, Urban Shed, Navadhanya and the Taj.
Always check if there is a vegan market or the Cambridge Vegan Fair happening while you are visiting the city. It’s an immense sea of stalls, serving a bit of literary everything.
If you are with friends that are not vegan, all restaurants (one better than others) will have options for you, even the pubs. If you don’t want to waste time and money, you can always grab a packed meal at one of the many small street shops.
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha
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