Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town of 7 miles on the south coast of England. During 2011 the town has a population of 183,491 making it the largest settlement in Dorset.
It was marketed as a health resort. The town center has notable Victorian architecture and the 202-foot (62 m) spire of Saint Peters Church. Bournemouth’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife. (source Wikipedia).
We spent three days in the town and to be honest it’s not my cup of tea. It all depends on your preference.
An increasing number of Vegan Restaurants are now popping up around. You can call the city Vegan Bournemouth! Why not! They typically provide simple but comfortable meals. That include organic produce and gluten-free choices. The prices are reasonable and most of them offer a cozy environment to relax.
Here is a list of a few awesome Vegan restaurants.
The Skinny Kitchen – Vegan Bournemouth
A healthy hangout serving clean, fresh food all day long. Whatever your diet, goals or macros there’s something for you. It is located in the heart of Bournemouth in a nice pedestrian road.
The food & drinks we tasted: We visited it for breakfast. For drinks, we tried Acai Energy smoothie and a soy cappuccino. The smoothie was with berries, banana and orange juice. Highly nutritious and delicious!! Cappuccino with thick cream and it was one of best Vegan coffees! I also tasted a delicious Avocado toast with capers and olives. Yum!!
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free
Mad Cucumber – Vegan Bournemouth
You would be a lucky passer-by if you stumble across this relaxed Vegan lounge. It is hidden away from the noisy road. It relies almost entirely on its reputation for imaginative Vegan recipes. Plus a warm atmosphere. Everything is made from scratch, by hand, from mainly local, seasonal and organic ingredients. A passionate team looks at the menu, approaching it with care and spirit. Moreover, the restaurant provides a nice collection of books, games and they often organize various events.
The food & drinks we tasted: We visited it for lunch. Toothsome Portobello Mushroom in creamy garlicky sauce served with brown rice. We also tried Multiseed tortilla baked with homemade enchilada sauce & vegan cheese. Served with cucumber, chili & poppy seed salad and rice. For dessert, we had a blueberry cake and a warm and well-balanced espresso. Exceptional tastes that worth a visit!
Espresso Kitchen – Vegan Bournemouth
A nice tiny cozy double floor coffee shop for the alternative style lovers. Loved the style! Prices are modest and the atmosphere and service relaxed. Hence, you would not expect any less than delicious food and drinks.
The dessert & drinks we tasted: We visited it for a relaxed afternoon. In addition, we tasted a banana bread cake and a soy cappuccino. Most of all, the cake was not very sweet and you could not guess that is dairy free! A lovely afternoon indeed.
Cafe Boscanova – Vegan Bournemouth
This restaurant is located in the Boscombe, the borough of Bournemouth. It is around 30 minutes walk from the town center. To be honest we only visited the center of Boscombe. Thus not our favorite area of the town. It seemed creepy and quite dangerous. Be aware of your belongings.
The cafe has a nice Bohemian vibe for the buzzy coffee lovers. Do not get discouraged by the area and just visit it. Their roasted coffee is excellent!! The team also runs regular public workshops at the roastery, as well as courses for one on one or small groups.
The dessert & drinks we tasted: We visited it during the morning. We tasted lovely coffee and a chocolate brownie.
Website: Cafe Boscanova
Turtle Bay – Vegan Bournemouth
It is not surprising that this bar-restaurant is achingly fashionable. Inspired by beach shack & street vendors across the Caribbean islands. Their great tasting dishes are perfect for a starter or order some to share with friends. It is also easy to be seduced by their cocktails or one of the Caribbean softs. Cheery staff will help you match your drink to one of their Vegans specialties. Latin and Caribbean Music is at the heart of the bar. They can accommodate a big group of people. This double floor bar is huge indeed!
The food & drinks we tasted: We visited it for drinks and light dinner. The salads are big and absolutely delicious! Kale, avocado, rocket, chickpeas, baby spinach, red onion, pomegranate. Plus, citrus lime dressing in a heavenly delicious salad. For drinks, we had amazing margaritas and coconut softs.
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free