To celebrate World Vegan Month throughout November and World Vegan Day on 1st November, we present to you the top plant-based food experiences to complement a “green” trip to the Isle of Wight on board our hybrid energy flagship, Victoria of Wight.
Start your journey with some delicious, locally-sourced food and drink onboard our ships. There are plenty of vegan options available in our Wight Taste and Costa cafes.
Just a short walk from Ryde pier where our FastCats arrive, Craft Vegan Pizza is opening for takeaway on 1st November, from a pop-up to permanent residence. Craft is excitingly opening for dine-in from 20th November. A brain-child of The Vegan Boys, all plant based ‘meats’ and ‘cheese’ are handcrafted in-house and the sourdough is made 24 hours in advance. Diners can enjoy a selection of micro brewery craft vegan beers and ciders to wash down stone baked sourdough crusts and vegan toppings.
Django’s fully licensed jazz & tapas bar is set in the tranquil surroundings of the fifteenth century courtyard at Staplehurt Grange. With its ever changing 100% plant-based menu, the restaurant offers visitors the best quality local, seasonal produce with influences from around the globe. The owners form the perfect partnership where food and music meet, with chef, Aidan Gant, cooking soulful vegan dishes in the kitchen, while performer, Poppy Dee, provides fabulous entertainment with live jazz music. Special evenings with jazz and blues in the courtyard ensure a memorable evening out and seasonal Sunday lunches are a firm favourite among locals.
The first of its kind on the Isle of Wight, Peach Vegan Kitchen & Zero Waste store is 100% vegan. The owners believe that the most happy, fun and rewarding lives belong to those who realise that living sustainably and without cruelty to animals and fellow humans isn’t restrictive – but completely liberating. Whilst constantly making sure that every step is taken to ensure the best care and protection for animals, the environment and for people, the entirely plant-based menu features dishes including delicious seared tofu steaks, mouth-watering macaroni and cashew cheese, Kentucky fried seitan wraps, sweet pancakes and smoothies.
A pioneer in vegan cuisine, Tansy’s take-away, restaurant and cafe serves flavourful, freshly made 100% plant-based food. A great choice for supporting local farmers and suppliers on the Isle of Wight, as the eatery uses a selection of fresh, organic produce including The Tomato Stall, Isle of Wight Mushrooms and Hunt’s Fruit and Vegetables among others. Drinks are equally guilt-free, as wines, beers and spirits are sourced from the local Isle of Wight Distillery, Goddard’s Brewery & Wight and Wessex Wines.
A must visit for anyone craving a sin-free dessert during a trip to the Isle of Wight, Healthy Indulgence stocks a wide range of organic, vegan foods, including a selection of hard to resist raw cakes, as well as herbal remedies, vitamins and mineral supplements and aromatherapy. A priority among eco-conscious customers that is becoming increasingly popular and widely encouraged in stores across the UK, the shop also offers a refill service for hair, body and home cleaning products to reduce the overall consumption of single-use plastic. The team at Healthy Indulgence are passionate about offering their customers the best foods, supplements and products for optimal health and wellbeing. The store also offers healthy, tasty and vegan-friendly recipes encouraging people to reduce the consumption of animal products and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
And if you’re not able to travel to the Island just now, check out The Tomato Stall who deliver to almost anywhere in the UK. The Isle of Wight has a unique maritime climate and the tomatoes have been growing in the Arreton valley in the sunny south of the Island for more than 30 years.