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Celebrating Kent’s Vegan Festival

To celebrate this weekends Kent Vegan Festival, we found three of the best places to eat and drink in Canterbury and nearby and 2 deserts you can make at home!


We asked Canterbury residents where they like to eat and we picked these from the suggestions. Whether you’re a vegan or not, these cafe’s and restaurants offer a wide range of food and drink options for you to try, guilt free, knowing no animals were harmed in the making of your lunch!

1. Oscar & Bentley
10 Guildhall Street, CT1 2JQ Canterbury, Kent

According to their Facebook page, Oscar & Bentleys is an intimate bistro set in one of Canterbury’s beautiful, historic buildings, with a modern art deco interior. They serve classic & inspired seasonal dishes. They have a wide range of vegetarian, gluten & dairy free options available at all times. If you check out their Facebook page their cakes and deserts look almost too pretty to eat! Their not specifically a Vegan resteraunt however they have chef’s who will cater to your diet and needs.

They have a full menu of gluten-free food, including vegetarian options. They also make Gluten-free celebration cakes made to order and you can even get cake to take away, what’s not to like?

View their full menu here!

2. The Veg Box
17B Burgate, CT1 2HG Canterbury, Kent


Right in the heart of Canterbury, just minuets from the cathedral, the Veg Box Cafe is very popular with students and residents.
They Make simple food spectacular by using the best local & organic produce available. They make breakfast, lunch and dinner and are open until 8 most days.
A quote from their Facebook – “Warm, friendly, chilled out, good music, good food, family friendly (we have a corner with sofas and toys). Come to us for a lovely healthy affordable meal or a more relaxed drink in the evenings. Look out for info on acoustic music nights, games nights, knitting clubs, mums/dads and babies groups, comedy nights, free-range music nights, craft sessions, art classes, poetry readings, swap shops etc etc.”

3. The Wallflower Cafe
116 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent


Recommended by a Canterbury resident, this cafe in Herne Bay boasts Veggie,vegan and coeliac friendly food available for breakfast an lunch. Their Facebook says they have a wide range of food available all day from British food, Greek and Mediterranean,Tapas Bars and Vegan and Vegetarian options available. It’s not in Canterbury, but the pictures they’ve posted on Facebook make it look too good not to take the small journey there!

Two things you can make at home! 

If you’re not feeling up to going out, you can put your feet up on the sofa with a nice cup of green tea and tuck into one of these delicious vegan deserts you can make yourself.

Vegan chocolate tart 

Jamie Oliver is known for making school meals healthier, but now this recepie makes Chocolate tart healthy and Vegan! (Okay, it might not be THAT healthy, it is 344 calories)
“You won’t miss the dairy in this rich, decadent tart, which is beautifully offset by tangy rhubarb.”

Taking just under half an hour to bake, this tart is perfect for a lazy afternoon binge watching shows on Netflix.

Find the recipe and more here!

Again, the recipe and more is on Jamie Oliver’s website here, with many more vegan options to keep you busy in the kitchen all summer!