The Best Vegan Food in Hampshire

Some of the restaurants recommended in this guide to the best vegan food in Hampshire myself or Nicole may have previously worked with – there is no paid advertorial in this post, however some of the linked blog posts may be press reviews.

January has brought a new year with it, along with Veganuary – a vegan movement that has been gaining momentum each year! Each week more & more restaurants, cafes and small businesses across the county add vegan food to their offerings – it’s fantastic to see places become more inclusive to all diets. I personally am not vegan, and likely won’t ever be – however I do try to vary what I eat both at home and when out & about! As I’m not an expert in this field, I asked my friend Nicole to help with this Hampshire Food Guide and share her favourite vegan food spots across Hampshire. As with my other Hampshire Food Guides, I will continue to update this post whenever myself (or Nicole!) have any new vegan food recommendations – this is a post for life, not just Veganuary!

As you would expect, all of the restaurants featured in this guide have varying opening hours & delivery options during the current COVID situation – however we have tried to include places that we know are offering some sort of takeaway/delivery service so that you can enjoy excellent vegan food at home!

So, without further ado – let us show you the best vegan food in Hampshire!

Hampshire Food Guide
Illustration by Amy Harwood Illustration

About Nicole

Nicole lives in Southampton with her fiancé Adam and their two dogs, Archie & Fox. In 2018 Nicole tried Veganuary for the first time and has been happily vegan ever since! She is passionate about finding the best vegan food, recipes & snacks, posting her favourite finds over on her Instagram page. Nicole is a great source for all things vegan, from good meat alternatives and the best vegan products in Supermarkets, to vegan food options in restaurants across Hampshire.

Visit Nicole’s blog here


The Best Vegan Food in Hampshire

  1. Offbeet (New Forest)
  2. Cafe Thrive (Southampton)
  3. Mango Thai (Southampton)
  4. Dumpling Dumpling (Isle of Wight)
  5. Natty’s Jerk (Portsmouth)
  6. Breeno’s Kitchen (Portsmouth)
  7. Arepa2Go (Portsmouth)
  8. Rawberry (Winchester)
  9. Bangkok Bistro (Winchester)
  10. Overdraft (Winchester, Southampton)
  11. Noodle 8 (Southampton)
  12. Piecaramba (Southampton, Winchester)
  13. Black Phoenix Pub (Southampton)
  14. Southsea Donut Co (Portsmouth)

Offbeet, New Forest

Offbeet is one of Nicole’s favourite vegan haunts, and for good reason! They have a fantastic range of vegan food on their menu, which changes regularly, alongside excellent baked treats available to takeaway – including some rather impressive donuts. Offbeet also have an online deli shop for all of your at-home vegan needs.

Read Nicole’s full review here

www.offbeetfood.com


Cafe Thrive, Southampton

Now there isn’t any photo evidence from Cafe Thrive (which in itself means the food is good, right?) but Nicole regularly visits their spot in Southampton for vegan foodie treats. Situated close to the busy Southampton High Street, Cafe Thrive is a great lunch destination if you’re in the city for the day.

www.cafethrive.co.uk


Mango Thai, Southampton

Both myself and Nicole are big fans of the authentic food at Mango Thai, however I haven’t sampled any of their vegan options so Nicole is the expert here! Mango Thai have several locations across Southampton, currently offering delivery & collection options from their Portswood & Above Bar sites. Nicole is a fan of the mango corn cakes and the tofu golden curry – both pictured below!

Read Nicole’s full review here

www.mangothai.co.uk


Dumpling Dumpling, Isle of Wight

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll already know that I’m a big fan of Dumpling Dumpling – and the good news is, they have plenty of fantastic vegan flavours which change regularly! At the moment Dumpling Dumpling are offering mainland deliveries of frozen dumplings on selected dates, or if you’re a resident on the Isle of Wight they do hot & cold dumpling deliveries at the weekends.

Both myself & Nicole are fans of the Hoisin Not Duck dumpling, and some of their previous vegan flavours (which are all delicious) have included pesto mac & cheese, Shitake teriyaki, Buffalo cauliflower & plenty more!

Read my full review here

www.dumplingdumpling.com


Natty’s Jerk, Portsmouth

Natty’s Jerk cooks up authentic Jamaican flavours from their kitchen in Southsea, with plenty of vegan options – all available for delivery! Vegan options on the menu include jerk cauliflower wings (pictured), jerk jackfruit burgers, ital curry, rice & peas and their signature vegan mac & cheese. Plenty to choose from, all packed with flavour!

Read my full review here

www.nattysjerk.com

Natty's jerk - vegan food in Hampshire

Breeno’s Kitchen, Portsmouth

Breeno’s Kitchen offers Indo/Pak fusion flavours that you’re going to love. Currently based at Outside-In Food Court with food available for collection or delivery, Breeno has an ever changing menu of street food classics. Her vegan options are delicious and I’d recommend ordering from Breeno’s for something a little different!

www.outside-in-food.com

Breeno's Kitchen - vegan food in Hampshire

Arepa2Go, Portsmouth

Arepa2Go is one of my favourite food spots in Hampshire, and I’ve never tried anything else like it! Serving Venezuelan street food you won’t have seen before, ranging from stuffed arepas to tostadas and everything in between. There are plenty of vegan options on the menu, all of which are guaranteed to be delicious. Arepa2go is currently located at Outside-In Food Court, and you can order their food for collection or delivery in Portsmouth.

Read my full review here

www.outside-in-food.com


Rawberry, Winchester

Rawberry is a very popular vegan friendly cafe in Winchester, and hands-down one of my favourite places to visit whenever I’m in the city. It’s a vibrant, airy, friendly spot with great coffee, fresh juices, vegan food and deli items to go. There’s something for everyone here, so the next time you’re in Winchester make sure you swing by for a bite to eat!

See my full review here

www.rawberry.net


Bangkok Bistro, Winchester

If you’re after some really excellent, authentic Thai food – Bangkok Bistro is a great choice. Offering collection or delivery to Winchester residents, their menu has an extensive selection of vegan options – pictured here is the stir fried aubergine (which was very, very good) and the mango sticky rice. This was some of the best food we had in 2020, so I would absolutely recommend giving Bangkok Bistro a go!

See my full review here

www.bangkok-bistro.co.uk


Overdraft Craft Ale Bar, Winchester & Southampton

Crispy avocado atop a taco. Need I say more? Overdraft is a very cool craft ale & food spot, with locations in both Winchester and Southampton. They have plenty of delicious vegan options to choose from, ranging from tacos to other Mexican favourites. They have OD at home taco kits available too, for local hungry people – head over to their website to download the app for more information!

See my full review here

www.overdraftcraftale.co.uk


Noodle 8, Southampton

Noodle 8 offers Asian street food favourites with a healthier approach to their cooking compared to the average Asian takeaway offerings. They have plenty of vegan options available, and a lot of their dishes can be customised to include tofu or tempeh instead of meat.

Facebook/Noodle8StreetFood


Piecaramba, Southampton & Winchester

With popular locations in Southampton & Winchester, Piecaramba have brought a refreshingly different take on the classic pie & mash. They have a huge selection of inventive flavours available, with at least 4 vegan pies to choose from alongside vegan mash (which Nicole can vouch for!). They are currently offering collection of frozen pies for you to enjoy at home – head over to their website for all the details!

www.piecaramba.co.uk


The Black Phoenix Pub, Southampton

Sunday roasts, delivered – one of the best things to have come out of Lockdown, and I 100% agree with Nicole on this one! Pictured here is the vegan seitan roast with all of the trimmings, including a vegan Yorkshire pudding – Nicole has had several deliveries from The Black Phoenix Pub and highly rates their roasts.

The Black Phoenix Pub is located in Southampton (SO15 2DX) and offers delivery via UberEats. They have a rotating menu with loads of vegan options, with food available from 5pm to 10pm daily. All of the vegan options on their current delivery menu look incredible – head over to their Facebook page for their latest information!

See Nicole’s review here

Facebook/TheBlackPhoenixPub

The Black Phoenix Pub - vegan food in Hampshire
Seitan Roast with trimmings from The Black Phoenix Pub (Photo: Nicole)

Southsea Donut Co, Portsmouth

Newly launched by owners _ and _, Southsea Donut Co. bake batches of vegan donuts daily from their Portsmouth location. They’re very proud of their donuts (which are baked not fried) and have an ever changing range of unique flavours. Pictured here are some of their donuts that I sampled in December!

Southsea Donut Co regularly supply Hunter Gatherer & Wild Thyme Whole Foods in Portsmouth with their donuts, and you can also order from their Instagram page directly.

Instagram/SouthseaDonutCo

Southsea Donut Co - Vegan Food in Hampshire
Selection of donuts from Southsea Donut Co.

Other places that myself and Nicole are yet to try, but have heard great things about:

  1. Southsea Coffee
  2. Hunter Gatherer
  3. Ding Dog

I hope that this Hampshire Food Guide to the best vegan food in Hampshire is helpful! All of the places featured have been tried and tested by myself and Nicole – and we hope you love them as much as we do! If you have any food recommendations for us, please leave a comment!

A big thankyou to Nicole for helping me with this guide – make sure to follow her on Instagram for great vegan food recommendations, both at home and out & about!

You might also like these Hampshire Food Guides:

The Best Street Food in Hampshire

Independent Food Businesses in Hampshire Currently Offering Delivery & Takeaway

The Best Breakfasts in Hampshire


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