14 August 2009
I have been visiting Brighton for as long as I can remember. As I child I played on the beaches, in my 20’s I went to house parties and crashed on friends floors, in my 30’s I stayed with a friend who owned a sea front apartment.We would meditate and practise yoga in the lounge in front of the sea view and have a glass of wine in the evening
Brighton is a friendly city, people always have time for you and for years I have toyed with the idea of moving there. The city is so large with so much to do that there is something for everyone in Brighton and anything goes. Best of all it has the sea, where children and adults can both play. The children fill the sea front pools and play parks, while the adults come out in the evening as the sun goes down for beach BBQ’s and impromtu music.
This was my first official vegan visit. Mits had done her research and we arrived with two maps and a list of vegan places to check out. I saw the city with fresh eyes.
The George – veggie/vegan pub. We were there too early to eat or drink but the staff were friendly, letting us deposit a pile of leaflets on the side. This one is ear marked for next time.
The Guarana Bar – popped in for a few photos. There is a very nice chill out area upstairs.
Infinity Foods supermarket/cafe – A health food supermarket with loads of lovely food to buy but unfortunately there was no room in our bags. Another one to be revisited next time we go! The cafe had lots of vegan options and cakes – the banana and choc chip was tasty. The staff were very friendly too
Angel Food Bakery – We had to pre order 4 vegan vanilla cupcakes. In the future they will be cooking these daily. Nice cupcakes with a generous frosting.
Terre a Terre – Veggie/vegan posh nosh restaurant near the sea front. We had crispy sesame seed aubergine and bread and dips to start followed by the vegan tapas. The tapas (for 2) included 8-10 of the vegan options from the menu, well worth doing to taste as much as possible. 2 course meal with a soft drink each was £48 including (optional) service charge, it was well earned by the waiter who knew all the dishes and kindly explained them to us as he put the plate down. He was a lovely friendly guy who also likes cupcakes.
VBites – We walked down to Hove to check out Heather Mills new vegan restaurant. It was a long walk so next time I would either get a taxi from Brighton or a train. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 9.30 – 23.30. It sits back from the sea front, in the middle of a childrens play park. We didn’t have time to eat ot drink anything. I would like to go back one evening and check it out when the kids have gone home.
Brighton is a great place anyway and good for vegans to eat, drink and be merry.