Where to find vegan food in Ventnor
Ventnor is home to many independent stores and restaurants and quite a few of them sell vegan food.
Vegan Friendly Ventnor
Three local traders got together and came up with a scheme to support Ventnor traders in offering vegan friendly options. We designed a logo for traders to display to show that they have vegan food available. They are listed below. Look for the sign in shop windows.
Vegan Food & Living Magazine – Article about Vegan Friendly Ventnor initiative.
Ventnor Country Market – small range of vegan food including cakes, biscuits, pastries, veg/salads but need to get there early. Their cafe does not have soya milk.
Lesley’s Nutshell – small range of vegan food such as stock cupboard items, also baby care, bodycare, haircare, she now has a small fridge with some fresh vegan food items such as Humous, pate and salads.
Stripped – stylish restaurant with veggie and vegan options. Stripped has really good reviews. Pizzas, burgers, cocktails and childrens’ portions.
Two Cooks – do great Vegan Breakfasts and usually have at least one vegan cake or tart, sometimes up to four but you need to ask which ones are vegan. The fruit tarts and strudels usually are, as is the treacle tart and apricot or date slice – all homemade. Soya milk and spread available. Two lovely ladies.
Ventnor Botanic Garden – do a vegan breakfast and occasionally a cake or traybake (you need to ask). Usually have soya milk.
The Met – the Chef is (or at least was) vegan but vegan choice is a bit limited, there are some tapas dishes and they do a good vegan pizza. Usually have a lemon sorbet available. Don’t usually have soya milk.
The Kitchen@London House – occasionally do vegan cakes and scones. Sometimes do savoury vegan food options such as bacon butties and fab homemade onion bhajis, sometimes vegan cheese available.
Ventnor Exchange – Over 40 artisan beers, the majority of which are vegan, also vegan wines are available. Loads of arty events on there too.
Red Chilli – will make their vegetarian dishes vegan.
Smoking Lobster – freshly cooked vegan dishes alongside other menus.
Tramezzini – will adapt their dishes for any time of the day. Deserts usually limited to sorbet and poached fruit or sometimes a tart such as tart tatin. If you call them first they will come up with lovely vegan food
The Tea House – do at lease one vegan cake, usually avocado and chocolate but sometimes more. Will adapt lunch snacks.
Crave Ice Cream, Ventnor – proper ice-cream parlour run by warm and welcoming Chris and Tracy. They make the ice-cream themselves and constantly create new flavours – they usually have 4 or so vegan ice-creams and sorbets. And dogs aren’t just welcome, they get a mini cone – for FREE.
Le Tour Du Monde offer a few veggie and vegan alternatives
Bonchurch Inn, Bonchurch – don’t actually advertise vegan food, however they are super-friendly and helpful and we have had vegan guests highly recommend them – see below.
Tansys Pantry, Godshill – very popular family-run vegan cafe. Tel: 01983 855326, church Hollow, Godshill PO38 3HH
Other Isle of Wight vegan places to eat:
The Woodvale in Gurnard have vegan options
Django’s in Newport – vegetarian/vegan tapas bar and restaurant and live music venue
Isle of Wight Vegans Facebook group – Recommendations
Peach in Newport – Vegan kitchen & Zero Waste Store
Tansys Pantry in Godshill – Vegan Restaurant
The Olive Tree Restaurant at Busy Bee Garden Centre in Ryde – vegan pizzas and other options
The Plaza Ices – fleet of ice cream vans seen at events – sell vegan Magnums and other vegan tubs
Novo Restaurant in Newport – have a vegan menu
I would like to put a shout out for the Bonchurch Inn for doing a great job of accommodating us vegans without any advance notice! We went there knowing the menu didn’t have much that would work, but my brother was staying at the Inn, so we figured we’d eat chips or something. Anyway, the cook’s sister-in-law happens to be vegan, so he was used to thinking up ideas. He created 4 “vegan surprises” for us. They were delicious. Curried quinoa with jackfruit. (I mean, who happens to just have jackfruit kicking about the place?!) Really tasty, and great, personable service. The others seemed happy with their pizzas and stuff, too, but mostly I wanted to share about our positive vegan experience. Nice little Inn, a good local beer from the barrel, and good selection of wine and kids’ drinks.
The Happy Cow – list of vegan friendly eateries on the Isle of Wight
Vegetarian and Vegan Facebook Group – this is really useful for realtime news on what’s happening locally. If you’re visiting us you can ask a question to the group and get friendly immediate responses.
There are 2 supermarkets in Ventnor, however they are quite small. The Co-op has some vegan friendly food such as plant milks, tofu and few frozen items and a good ‘Free From’ range that includes quite a few vegan items, plus they sell their own brand donuts! They will deliver to Petit Tor free of charge if you’ve spent over £20.
These supermarkets will deliver to Petit Tor and have a good range of vegan cheese, milks, ready meals, meat free etc
Sainsbury’s – Or visit main store in Newport (25 minutes drive from Petit Tor).
Tesco – Or visit main store Ryde (30 minutes drive from Petit Tor).
Waitrose – Or visit main store East Cowes (30 minutes drive from Petit Tor).
Morrisons – Or visit Lake or Newport store (15 and 25 minutes respectively).
Matt & Cat's Isle of Wight Vegan Eating Guide
Petit Tor holiday accommodation is vegan friendly. This means that the welcome pack is vegan, the toiletries are vegan and cruelty free and so are all the cleaning products used to get it ready for you stay. All known textiles are animal free which includes the pillows, duvets, curtains, voiles, throw, rugs, blankets and are made without animal products (free from wool, feathers, silk etc).