5 amazing vegan restaurants in Cambridge
Vegans and vegetarians are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out in Cambridge.
If you think there are already plenty of meat-free restaurants in the UK already, just wait another few years. 500,000 people signed up for Veganuary at the last round-up in 2019 – and more than one quarter were from the UK.
Also, new research shows more people are willing to try out plant-based meat alternatives such as sausages and veggie burgers. The survey, by investment bank UBS, and carried out between March and November 2020 showed 53% of 3000 respondents were ‘up for it.’ And more than half of those said they would continue to eat plant-based foods at least once a week.
@ToniShephard of Veganary says: “It really feels to me that plant-based eating is no longer controversial,” said Toni Vernelli from Veganuary. “Pretty much everyone has accepted we need to be reducing animal products in our diets for environmental reasons.”
So, here are our 5 favourite vegan restaurants in Cambridge:
Doppelganger, Regent Street
Famous for its speciality burgers, Doppelganger is a popular choice in Cambridge. Check out the vegan desserts too. Doppelganger doesn’t just serve up glorious vegan food, it’s other saving grace is that it’s open early until late, seven days a week. It was also one of two Cambridge vegan restaurants to make the Top 50 list of popular blogging site GoHen. The other was:
Stem + Glory, Station Road
This popular dining outlet, which has a sister restaurant in London, has recently moved from King’s Road to Station Road where it has a huge outdoors area complete with parasols. It’s open for lunch and dinner but fully expects to be providing breakfast soon too. Check out the Black Rice and Lentil Bon Bons.
Not a sit-down restaurant or café, so much as a travelling seafood truck, the Wandering Yak is much adored in Cambridge. Find its lovely Middle East and Indian-inspired dishes at Food Park and various festivals in the town. We like the look of the yummy Coconut, ginger and chilli lentil dal with aubergine and hand-made pitta. The truck can also be hired privately for a special birthday etc.
Vanderlyle, Mill Road
This small restaurant works directly with local farmers, growers and producers to create what it calls ‘ingredient-led dishes and drinks.’ It aims to source ‘ethical and regenerative produce.’ What’s served up is what’s available from local farmers.
Offers seasonal tasting menus for £65 per person.
Wagamama, St Andrews Street
It’s a fun, Japanese-style chain restaurant with benches. Wagamama serves up lots of spicy, more-ish, vegan dishes that many of us just can’t get enough of. This restaurant in Cambridge is particularly popular.
There are many more delicious dining options to choose from when you stay at one of our Cambridge Checked Inn apartments.