A day that’s observed all around the world, 1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. Whether your veggie or a carnivore, you can appreciate the offering that many specialist restaurants and also traditional pubs are now giving those who opt for a vegetarian diet.
The Island’s foodie scene is no exception, so why not try giving ‘going veggie’ for a day a try this 1st October.
We’ve selected five must trys… Enjoy!
A 100% plant based cafe in the heart of Newport. Serving up delicious vegan meals within their cafe and coffee shop with options to eat in or takeaway (don’t forget your container). The ‘not’ dog is a winner as are the amazing blondies! Also, the Island’s first zero waste and plastic free store.
A cool, fun jazz cafe serving vegan style tapas. This little gem located just outside Newport is currently only open for a few special, ticketed events. Visit their website for the latest news on upcoming events and how to book them. So maybe switch your veggie day to the event you attend? https://djangostapas.co.uk/
The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport
This traditional pub is set on the side of the River Medina and is how a ‘proper pub’ should be. Nautical memorabilia adorning the walls, plenty of local ales and cozy nooks to sit in. The vast menu also has a tasty vegetarian offering, and the specials board usually has a couple of options too. This is the pub for you and for your whole party (so if you’re friends don’t want to go veggie for the day they’ll be happy too).
The White Lion, Niton
This quaint village pub is set on the southern end of the Island and has an excellent menu.
Fine dining meets top quality pub food, including varied vegetarian options as well as a daily changing specials board. Also perfect for walking off a hearty lunch or dinner with strolls around the countryside or posted coastal walk.
The Coast Bar, Cowes
Set in the popular sailing town of Cowes, Coast serves locally sourced seasonal food. A perfect setting for everyone in your group to enjoy a relaxed meal out. They offer vegetarian options for breakfast, lunch and dinner so no matter what time of day your passing you’ll be sure of a tasty veggie meal.