There’s no denying it: veganism is huge right now. And whether you’re vegan yourself, or just having a couple of meat-free days, or simply vegan-curious Brighton is a good spot to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Many of the restaurants in Brighton offer meat-free fare but if you want a solely vegan experience then give these places a visit. Obviously you can’t leave the pooch behind, luckily you can bring them along too to these wonderful dog friendly vegan eateries.
You can’t do a best vegan list without mentioning Purezza. The first 100% vegan pizzeria in the UK opened in Brighton in 2015 and since then has been an unstoppable force in the vegan scene.
Their handcrafted sourdough pizzas are made with love and an amazing attention to detail. Absolutely bursting with original flavours, we guarantee you won’t miss the meat or the cheese. Don’t believe us? Well, ask the judges at the National Pizza of the Year Awards – yes that’s right, Purezza were crowned Best Pizza of the Year in 2018 beating out stiff competition from the likes of Gino D’Acampo and Prezzo.
And to top it all off their warm welcome to you and your pooch will have you feeling right at home. So what are you waiting for? Head on down for a taste experience like no other.
The Roundhill reopened back in 2018 and has been a force to be reckoned with. Redesigning the traditional vegan pub grub, the unbelievably talented Jake Swayne and his team are knocking out some absolute culinary delights and showcasing vegan food at its absolute highest. And the best part? They keep their award-worthy food down to earth by delivering it with a friendly welcome and keeping prices affordable, ensuring everyone can enjoy it.
They change up the menu from time to time but expect mouth wateringly good burgers, sharing platters, Buddha Bowls and of course, the ultimate Sunday roast.
The Roundhill has a great selection of vegan real ales, lagers and wines as well as copious amounts of soft drinks. All of this served up in a light, breathable, happy space to make this one of the best vegan experiences in Brighton. Probably the best vegan dog friendly pub in the world.
The home of the vegan sushi burrito. I bet that sentence surprises you on many levels! Brighton has a range of good vegan sushi but none better than Happy Maki. What is a sushi burrito you ask? Well, it’s basically one really long maki roll, stuffed with creative and inventive vegan recipes. They’re no stranger to innovative plant-based meats, so many of the sushi rolls contain vegan chicken and vegan duck. A staff favourite is the sweet chilli chick – flavoursome ‘chicken’ style pieces, pepper, cucumber and that all important avocado, all smothered in a sweet chilli sauce. Mouths are watering as we type!
Your maki will be tightly wrapped, and with the beach a few meters away the perfect on-the-go food when you’re enjoying a seafront dog walk. Bit windy and blustery outside? No worries – Happy Maki has a small seating area downstairs to enjoy your roll, and they welcome dogs with glee.
What the Pitta finally came to Brighton in 2018 to serve the good folk on the coast their cult classic vegan doner kebabs. As with their London branch, they’re more than dog friendly.
Situated in the heart of the city and a short walk from the beach this is a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat with friends and that special pooch of yours. What The Pitta! serve up some of the best vegan fast food in Brighton. Perfect when you want something quick, delicious and maybe even a tad dirty.
They’re known for their doner style kebab pieces but we also recommend checking out their ‘chicken’ style nuggets. Offered in two serving sizes these are ideal for sharing, or actually, maybe they’re too tasty to share… yeah, we’d recommend your friend get their own! Hands off my nuggets!
Green Kitchen is a wholesome little cafe just outside the city centre. They have a quality menu with some delicious homemade options, all at reasonable prices.
If you want a good vegan breakfast then this is the spot. The Full English is a staff favourite here at Bring The Pooch, with tofu scramble, bacon style rashers, hash browns, vegan sausages, toast and even a vegan black pudding! The best part? It’s super filling, essential if you’re gearing up for a hike to the downs with the pooch. Green Kitchen is fairly small so often gets busy but it’s definitely worth trying to squeeze in as long your dog doesn’t mind.
There are plenty more amazing dog friendly vegan restaurants, pubs and cafes in Brighton, as well as numerous others offering vegan friendly menus. Get the full lowdown on Brighton’s dog friendly scene with our full guide to dog friendly Brighton & Hove. Already enjoyed all of the restaurants above? Then check out the rest of Brighton’s dog friendly vegan spots here.
If there are any we’re missing, then do let us know in the comments below!