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How to eat vegan on a shopping trip


There was a time when eating out was a game of chance for vegans. You’d always need a few spare snacks in your bag just in case you ended up in one of those restaurants that thought that you could ‘still eat chicken and fish’.

Luckily, as more people join the herbivore gang, restaurants and cafes have expanded their menus to include a range of meals that don’t contain any animal products at all. Here’s a selection of dishes you can happily eat on a day out at Westquay without a worry. 

Japanese dining includes plenty of veg-packed dishes, so Wagamama is a great choice for vegans. Try the Yasai Itame, £10.50 – a tasty selection of stir-fried vegetables – or get the Yasai Pad Thai, £9.75, but with egg-free noodles.

If you’re looking to get your energy levels back up, head to Auntie Anne’s for a sweet pit-stop. The Cinnamon Pretzel, £3.30, is vegan-friendly and so delicious.

YO! Sushi has lots of offerings that feature vegetables as the main act. We’d recommend the Tofu Katsu Curry, £4.20, which even won an award at the PETA UK Vegan Food Awards. 

Pret a Manger has totally upped its vegetarian and vegan offerings and introduced a selection of dishes that are all about the vegetables. We’d recommend the Super Beans, Broccoli and Turmeric Cauli Veggie Box, £4.50, or the Sweet Potato Falafel and Smashed Beets Veggie Box, £4.50.

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