Last month we had our first trip of the year to Devon, it was only a few days but we managed to squeeze quite a lot in.
First off we had to visit our favourite fish and chip shop so we had a mooch around Torquay beforehand and stopped in our favourite vegan-friendly bar for a cocktail, because you’re allowed to get drunk before 5pm when you’re on holiday. 😀
Also I conceded defeat and submitted to a sorbet since there is no vegan ice cream in the whole of Devon yet (prove me wrong Devon!!!). It was actually a pretty good one – blackcurrant which had actual blackcurrants thrown in there too.
On this trip we decided to go down to Gweek to visit the Seal Sanctuary. We haven’t been for a few years and my little one has never been. They rehabilitate and release injured seal pups rescued from the Cornish coast. FINALLY I got to visit the new vegan cafe in town. Kind Grind opening almost a year ago now and it’s been killing me that I could never manage to drop in. We only had time to pick up some food to take away this time, but now that we know it’s so close by to the in-laws hopefully we’ll be back for cake and definitely coffee which Mr Ikeda really enjoyed.
We might have gone to our other favourite fish and chip shop for dinner and a cocktail 😊
On our last day we took a drive down to Salcombe for afternoon tea at South Sands. It is the quirkiest little town with the weirdest location, the steepest hills and very car unfriendly one-way streets which obviously do not marry very well. But also such a pretty place. The hotel overlooks the beach. I picked this place because they offered a vegan afternoon tea but I’m always a bit hesitant as well as a hella hopefully that I’m not going to end up with a plate of fruit. I think their vegan option is possibly also their gluten-free option as for some reason there were no sandwiches and my ‘fillings’ seemed to be all in little pots. It actually was pretty decent and everything did taste good, but when you think you’re having afternoon tea you do expect a little cakage.
After lunch we took a ‘stroll’ up along the coastal path. I would have loved to have done the whole thing as the views were amazing but we turned round spent a little time on the beach and then headed home.