Monday, January 25, 2016

Traveling Vegan: Belfast, NI


Traveling Vegan: Belfast, NI

Belfast is my husband's hometown, so naturally we spend quite a bit of time there while we are visiting Europe. Honestly, Belfast has been one of hardest places to find vegan options in my travels, so we spend most of our stay eating his mom's home cooked vegan meals. Though many European cities are bursting with delicious vegan options, Belfast is not yet there. Thankfully, every time we return we can usually find one additional option. So, don't fret if you are planning a trip to the north of Ireland in the future. It's becoming more vegan friendly every day.


The Woodworkers
20-22 Bradbury Place
Belfast
BT7 1RS
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Pub favorites
Pros: Pub atmosphere, Lots of seating
Cons: Not all vegan
Highlight: Vegan platter
Rating: 4/5




Coppi
Belfast
BT1 2LR
44 28 9031 1959
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Italian favorites
Pros: Vegan menu, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Not all vegan
Highlight: Roast Vegetable & Tarragon Triangoli
Rating: 3/5


Little Wing
322 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 6GH
028 9066 6000
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Lunch, Dinner, Italian favorites
Pros: Vegan menu
Cons: Not all vegan
Highlight: Bruschetta
Rating: 5/5




Underground Dining
119 High Street
Bangor, Co. Down 
BT20 5BD
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Lunch, Dinner
Pros: Vegan menu, Friendly staff
Cons: Location
Highlight: Garden Hummus Salad
Rating: 3/5




Black Bear Cafe
17 Stranmillis Rd.
Belfast
BT9 5AF
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Brunch, Lunch
Pros: Brunch, cute atmosphere
Cons: Warm smoothie, limited seating
Highlight: Banana bread
Rating: 3/5


The black bear cafe is a super cute little cafe across from my husband's alma mater, Queen's University. It's obvious that this cafe is geared toward the students at the university so it makes total sense that they would offer some vegan options.

They have several vegan options each day and the day we stopped in we ordered the hummus sandwich with edamame salad. The food was really filling and healthy which is a great when you are traveling and healthy foods can be few and far between. They were served on a square of wood which I thought was really unique. Make sure you stop in if you are in the Queen's University area.


Home
22 Wellington Place
Belfast
BT1 6GE
Menu

All Vegan?: No
What's on offer: Brunch, Lunch
Pros: Brunch, cute atmosphere
Cons: Warm smoothie, limited seating
Highlight: Banana bread
Rating: 3/5

Home is a great place to go if you are vegan. It's not a vegan restaurant but with so little options in the city, this place can be a life saver. They have a decent size vegan menu for lunch and dinner, which offers healthy dishes that can be made starter or entree size. Though, most of the options are salads or sides, you'll enjoy your healthy vegan meal in this really trendy restaurant.

We had the tofu and a couple of sides for our meal and it was really enjoyable. Especially, to have our own menu to choose from. Home is blazing the trail for vegan friendly restaurants to come in Belfast.

Honorable mentions:

Maggie Mays
50 Botanic Ave.
Belfast
BT7 1JR
Menu

Acton's
17 Brunswick St.
Belfast
BT2 7GE
Menu

387 Ormeau Road
387 Ormeau Road
Belfast 
BT7 3GP
Menu

The Cloth Ear
16 Skipper Street
Belfast
BT1 2DZ

What are your favorite vegan spots in Belfast? Let me know in the comments!


All photos by Ashley of theveganadventure.com

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