One of the things we LOVE about Bristol is the diversity of food available here! For some of the Bigg team this is especially important as we’re looking for delicious meals free from animal products.
Luckily, being in Bedminster, South Bristol, we’re spoiled for choice! Here are some of our absolute favourite Bigg Vegan hotspots, just another one of the things that make Bristol so great.
Perfect for the kind of days where nothing but filthy junk food will sort you out. VX offers guests a host of dishes most plant-based punters might have given up hope of eating ever again. Enjoy hot dogs, mac’n’cheese, cheese toasties and kebabs - all completely cruelty free!
123 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4ER
- Monday and Tuesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am - 9.00pm
- Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
- Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Cheese burger, mac and cheese and chick’n nuggets
Bonus points - the love that the VX guys have for all sorts of animals extends to your four-legged canine companions, as Bigg dog Poppy can testify. (Here she is cooling off on their tiled floor on a particularly warm June day)
We know Earthcake as the one-stop-shop for all your cakes and treats for special occasions. They offer completely vegan wedding cakes, birthday cakes and festive goodies for Christmas. They also offer delicious baguettes, sandwiches, and hot and cold drinks if you wanted to stop by for some refreshments.
71 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES
- Monday and Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Their stunning Christmas yule log
The Old Bookshop
Whilst not exclusively vegan, these guys are more than happy to cater for the plant-powered amongst us. They also have a fantastic range of local drinks on tap and brilliant gigs and events to keep punters entertained.
65 North Street, Bristol BS3 1ES
- Mondany 5.00pm - 11.30pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday 4.00pm - 11.30pm
- Thursday 4.00pm - midnight
- Friday 4.00pm - 12.30pm
- Saturday 11.00am - 12.30pm
- Sunday 12.30pm - 11.30pm
The Sunday roasts always have a veggie option which can be made vegan with a few simple switches. (And they’re super delicious)
Bonus points - The Old Bookshop has a sister bar just a few doors along called the Old Butchers. Their summer pop up kitchen for 2018 was Izzy & Irie Cosy Dinners. Fantastic vegan options with a brilliant atmosphere. Plus, both The Old Bookshop and The Old Butchers are both dog friendly. (Evidence)
This little bakery is tucked away at the Brewery end of North Street. Selling a great range of some of the finest bread, baked in-house using the best local ingredients and traditional methods. As well as being a bakery, Mark’s also stock a selection of grocery products and there’s a cafe!
291 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU
Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 4.30pm (Or until their last loaf sells)
The vegan sandwiches at Mark’s are delicious, varied and fantastically filling! A past favourite for the Bigg team has been onion bhaji, pineapple chutney and slaw sandwich.
The Southville Deli
The Deli is a local hotspot for all your vegan needs. As well as lots of more obscure vegan products in the grocery section, the Southville Deli always has plenty of vegan lunch options in the fridge.
262 North Street, Southville, BS3 1JA
- Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm
- Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm
- Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Pretty much all of their vegan baguettes!
The perfect venue for food, varied local ales, music and theatre! The Tobacco Factory is one of the cultural hubs of South Bristol. Family friendly with a large beer garden and an extra pizza oven in the outside bar, TF has something for everyone.
Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
- Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 11.00pm
- Friday to Saturday 10.00 - midnight
- Sunday 10.00am - 11.00pm
Chickpea & aubergine salad
Bonus points - The Tobacco Factory Sunday market always has lots of vegan and cruelty-free products on sale. It makes for a great day out!
Oowee is another one to help with those junk food cravings. These guys have a range of filthy burgers, sides and fries to keep any vegan topped up with greasy deliciousness. They even have a separate frier to help with any specific dietary requirements of their customers!
202 North St, Bristol BS3 1JF
- 12.30pm -11.00pm daily
Up until recently (when it was removed from their menu) it had been the Sneaky Clucker. Now we’ve got to make do with the Good Burger - which is actually still incred’, so don’t worry too much.
Delicious, varied pizzas with both authentic and unusual toppings to choose from. These guys really nailed it with their ‘One thing. Made well’ slogan. You do need to ask for the standard cheese to be replaced with their vegan alternative, but as the pizzas are made fresh then and there it shouldn’t be a problem.
232 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JD
- Monday to Wednesday 5.00pm - 10.00pm
- Thursday 12.00pm - 10.00pm
- Friday and Saturday 12.00pm - 10.30pm
- Sunday 12.00pm - 10.00pm
The ‘THREE’ - mushrooms, marinated artichoke, Taggiasca olives (with vegan cheese.)