Although, you might think it hard to find vegan restaurants in Norwich, it’s not! This city is thriving. In addition it is experiencing a culinary explosion – giving its inhabitants lots of choice, which includes having to choose from these 9 vegan restaurants in Norwich. There are multiple cuisines available on the menus. Consider a vegan Indian restaurant, a vegan street-food stall and even an upmarket restaurant with a custom vegan menu. That’s all available in the beautiful city of Norwich. So, if you would like to try one of these vegan restaurants in Norwich, don’t hesitate for even a second. Check out their homepages and menus below.
The best vegan restaurants in Norwich, UK
During my travels through Norfolk, I stayed in the city of Norwich at the Holiday Inn Norwich City. This charming hotel was only a 10-minute walk away from the heart of the city. While I was strolling around the medieval streets of this cathedral city, I quickly observed that the lively restaurants weren’t just busy, they were absolutely buzzing. Hence, it came as no surprise that I was able to list as many as 9 vegan restaurants in Norwich.
If you want to learn more about my stay at Norwich Holiday Inn, don’t miss my review of the Holiday Inn, City of Norwich.
Holiday Inn, Norwich – City
NR1 1HU, UK
(0)870 890 1000
new vegan restaurants in Norwich
Those who live in Norwich would concur with me, that Norwich is experiencing a boom in the vegetarian and vegan food movement. Why is this so? Well, perhaps the increasing rise of veganism in the UK might have something to do with it. As a result of that trend, in January 2018, up to 200,000 people tried to eat vegan for the entire month of January. January is also known as Veganuary. The whole point of the campaign is to showcase that vegan food is nutritious, filling and equally delicious. So erase the misconception of being scrawny while eating vegan. This can’t be further from the truth.
In fact, nowadays, vegan food is associated with vast health benefits. Try to make the switch. Or at least, attempt to participate in the next Veganuary campaign and challenge yourself. Soon, you’ll see it’s no challenge at all!
Completely vegan restaurants in Norwich, UK
1. The Tipsy Vegan
A great name for a great restaurant. Indeed this restaurant offers a complete selection of vegan items on their menu. Being a vegan restaurant, it is completely suitable for vegetarians as well as carnivores who are prepared to try something different. Above all, the dishes consist of complex flavours and provide a nutritional balance. Every meal is deliciously inviting!
To check out The Tipsy Vegan’s homepage, click here.
Address: 68-70 St Benedicts St, Norwich, NR2 4AR
2. Loving Hut
Prepare to get served in true takeaway style with a vegan twist. All vegan dishes are really filling and the takeaway-only place offers a wide selection.
To check out Loving Hut’s page, click right here.
Address: 28 Cattle Market St, Norwich, NR1 3DY
3. Bia Vegan Diner
This is not a restaurant, but rather a stall. You’ll have to catch the market hour to eat in this incredible place.
To check out Bia Vegan Diner’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Row B, Stalls 54/55, 82 Market Pl, Norwich, NR2 1ND
This has got to be the best place for tofu in all of Norwich! They use soya beans grown exclusively in Norfolk. Make sure you check it out!
To check out Tofurei’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 12 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS
5. Erpingham House
This restaurant serves 100% plant-based food. It also prides itself on being completely plastic-free and mostly gluten-free. It is open 7 days a week so make sure you plan a visit!
To check out Erpingham House’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 22 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1RF
6. Ancestors Coffee House
This coffee house serves outstanding 100% vegan dishes as well as specialty teas, coffees and cakes.
To check out Ancestors Coffee House’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 27 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1LE
7. Vegan Wok Norwich
This restaurant commits to serving vegan food without any addition of MSG nor colouring. The menu includes items such as Vietnamese summer rolls, Curried sweetcorn cakes, Nutty tofu and more.
To check out Vegan Wok’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 131 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1NF
8. Indian Feast on Norwich Market
Again, you’ll have to catch the market hour if you wish to visit this place. Prepare yourself for melt-in-your-mouth samosas.
To learn more about Indian feast, click here.
Address: Market Pl, Norwich NR2 1ND
9. Little Shop of Vegans
This is not a restaurant, but rather an independent shop where one can find a range of vegan products. This includes chilled food, pizza, confectionaries and much more.
To check out Little Shop of Vegan’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 137-139 Magdalen St, Norwich NR3 1NF
vegan-friendly restaurants in Norwich
These mainly include restaurants that include special needs as well as vegan items on the menu. These restaurants are not completely vegan, but even a vegan can come out feeling completely satisfied out of one of these!
This is an award-winning restaurant offering a high-end dining experience. Benedicts is in the Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK thanks to its talented chef and owner.
This eaterie offers a vibrant menu for everyone. Although, if you are a vegan or a vegetarian, you can request a special vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian tasting menu. As with the normal menu, you can also go for 8 delicious vegetarian courses! Be aware though, that Benedicts closes for extended breaks, both at Christmas (typically 25th Dec – 8th Jan) and during Summer (typically 29th Jul – 13th Aug). Make sure you don’t miss my review of Benedicts in which I tell readers all about my experience and the items on the menu.
To check out Benedicts homepage, click right here.
Address: 9 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PE
11. Namaste India, Norwich & Namaste Village
This is a charming family-run restaurant which serves Gujarati cuisine. You can easily find vegetarian items on the menu such as ringan pakora, chilli mushrooms, and more. Don’t forget to check out my review of Namaste in Norwich. I tried multiple meat-free Indian dishes and loved them all!
To check out Namaste’s homepage, click right here.
Address: 2a Opie Street, Norwich, NR1 3DN
The address of Namaste Village (the second Namaste Restaurant in Norwich) is: 131 Queens Rd, Norwich NR1 3PN
12. Wild Thyme
This is an excellent spot for tasting those vibrant vegetarian and vegan dishes that get your taste buds going. When you look at the reviews, you’ll see that even those who are not vegetarian love to go there. Locally, it is known as one of the best places in Norwich to have a tasty vegetarian meal. Located at the heart of the city, you can’t miss it!
Due a fire incident last year, the restaurant temporarily closed. I am happy to find out that the restaurant plans to reopen in January or February 2019.
To check out Wild Thyme’s homepage, click right here.
Address: Labour in Vain Yard, Norwich, NR2 1JD
13. River Green Café
This café is completely meat-free with dishes embodying different cuisines from around the world. In fact, these guys host several cooking workshops where you can practise your vegan cooking skills – and even your Christmas cooking skills! River Green’s meals include chestnut, leek and sage stuffed mushroom as well as a delicious potato gratin. Also, there are several mouth-watering risottos.
To check out River Green Cafe’s homepage, click right here.
Address: The Street, Trowse Newton, Norwich, NR14 8AH
14. Moorish Falafel Bar
As the name suggests, this falafel bar offers delicious Asian and Middle Eastern items on their menu. You can easily choose between multiple salads to complement your platter of fresh falafel (fried balls made with chickpeas).
To check out Moorish Falafel Bar’s homepage, click here.
Address: 17 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EL
things to do in Norwich
Are you keen on learning about Norwich? Keep an eye out for my Things To Do In Norwich article where I’ll detail a set of activities you can participate in. For starters, I highly recommend you checking out the Norwich Castle Museum which is a stunning fortification steeped in history. Plus, you’ll get a chance to see some of the world’s amazing collections and galleries. It holds thousands of historical artefacts and objects from the past, making it an excellent educational activity if you’ve got kids.
P.S. I was a guest of the Norwich Tourism Board.