Long time no talk. It feels like a whole century has gone by since I last blogged. Well, a lot has happened, including the fact that I went to Brighton (again) because it’s my favourite place in the whole wide world.
Did you know that the latest study has found that Brighton is one of the happiest places to live and work according to 74% of those surveyed. From the breath-taking beach views and vibrant culture to the quirky shops and amazing food, it is the most incredibly city in the world (to me).
Food in Brighton
One of my favourite things of Brighton is the endless amount of restaurants and cafés that I have never seen before. Every time I visit Brighton, there’s somewhere new that I discover that is absolutely out-of-this world.
As a vegetarian, it can sometimes be difficult to find places with lots of different food options (that isn’t just a portobello mushroom burger…. I bloody hate mushrooms). Recently, I have made the shift to being vegan. I wouldn’t call myself vegan quite yet, but I’m definitely on a journey there.
I have tried the most amazing meals in Brighton. Things that I have never tried before. Things that have blown my mind. So I have put together a list of places that I have visited that have blown my mind. I’ve got you covered for a whole day, from breakfast to your evening dessert and your middle-of-the-day snack.
1. Cafe Coho: Breakfast
I was recommended this place a while ago by one of my friends from university, so I thought I would check it out.
Cafe Coho is an award winning espresso café with three locations in Brighton. I’m not a coffee person myself, but my boyfriend Kieran loves coffee, so that’s a massive positive.
The café itself is absolutely beautiful. It is definitely aesthetically pleasing enough for Instagram, that’s for sure. It has the nicest rustic vibe to it with the friendliest staff. I honestly couldn’t fault this place.
The food there was absolutely exceptional, with lots of veggie options available. I didn’t know I was a fan of avocado on toast when I tried it there. I’m not entirely sure what kind of magic they put into their food, but it tastes incredible.
Here is their menu so you could check it out too. My recommendation is to get yourself a Vegan Bruschetta and a nice coffee. Affordable and delicious.
2. The Flour Pot Bakery: Lunch
I didn’t really know what to expect from The Flour Pot Bakery. I had seen Zoella post an Instagram story about this place a couple of times, but that’s pretty much all I knew about it. Well, let me tell you, it was bloody fantastic.
The Flour Pot is a modern British bakery made in Brighton, in love with the idea that something so special can be created out of three simple ingredients – flour, water, salt.
They have a range of food bits and bobs available, including pastries, savouries, cakes, sweets and coffee/tea. When we walked into the bakery, we didn’t even know where to look. Everything looked absolutely incredible and making a decision felt nearly impossible.
I went for the Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Pesto sandwich (ve) from their savouries menu. I’m not a massive pumpkin lover, but I decided to give it a go. I am so happy that I did because it is probably the best sandwich I have ever had in my life. I’m not exaggerating. The flavours were out of this world. Even if you don’t like sweet potato or pumpkin, just trust me and try it. You won’t regret it.
3. Redroaster: Dinner
I had wanted to go to Redroaster for absolutely ages after seeing their pictures on Instagram. The pictures looked good, but the place itself is even better.
When I first looked at the menu, I knew exactly what I wanted right away. The famous ‘Impossible Burger’ (ve) was calling my name. I decided to pair it with sweet potato fries with a coconut herb dip (ve) and I was good to go. I had never really paid attention to the ‘Impossible Burger’, but I was excited to try it. The ideas of it is that although it is vegan, it is so realistic to meat that it is basically impossible.
Well, it’s all true. The burger looked insanely real. Like nothing I had ever tried before. The taste was incredible as well. Even the sweet potato fries were seasoned with actual fairy dust (well… that’s how good they tasted at least), because they were wonderful too. Overall, this is definitely my favourite dinner place ever.
4. Dum Dum Donutterie: Dessert
Who doesn’t love donuts? Well, how about cronuts? I had never heard about the concept of cronuts before Zoe Sugg talked about it in one of her vlogs. It’s basically a mix between a croissant and a donut. Weird, but absolutely wonderful.
I believe the donuts that they make are vegetarian, not vegan. So if you’re vegan, I’d suggest you check the next dessert/snack option of this blog – I got your back.
Dum Dum Donutterie does the most amazing cronuts and donuts ever. I had them when I first when to Brighton and ended up bringing a whole box home with me. This is what Dum Dum have to say:
Our donut flavours include Crême Brûlée, Boston Creme, The Dum Dum Dubai and our Signature Cro, ‘The Zebra’. The Zebra contains layers of croissant dough and chocolate croissant dough, filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache and is now famous in its own right – it is the daily top-seller in all of our outlets!
P.S. make sure you go at the beginning of the day as they sell out quick. The first time we visited Brighton, we went there in the evening and there were only two donuts left. The next day we went in the morning and bought a box of all of the different flavours because we didn’t want to miss out!
5. Boho Gelato: Snack
This is the best independent gelateria in Brighton. They have been hand-making gelatos daily in their kitchen since 2019. Boho Gelato has a wide selection of flavours, from carrot-cake to white chocolate honeycomb, which is why they’re my favourite.
On my most recent visit, I obviously went for the vegan flavours. I truly suggest you check them out (there are lots of options), because there is no way you’d be able to tell that they are vegan. After we had ordered three scoops of different flavours of vegan gelato, the people behind us said they’d try those too! You will not regret it.
All in all, Brighton is truly the happiest place on earth, especially when it comes to food. I hope this blog post helped you out a little bit to make your food experience in Brighton incredible. If you have any other suggestions for food in Brighton, leave them in the comments below for others to discover!
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