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Vegan Hastings: Cafes, Restaurants, and Takeaways

Whilst it's doubtful that there have been vegan restaurants in Hastings since 1066, there's no shortage of vegan-friendly places to eat now.

Gaining a reputation as an arty and bohemian centre on the south coast, the historic seaside town has plenty of vegan cafes, restaurants, and takeaways to choose from. Each one presents fresh, seasonal fare packed full of flavour. We know you'll be blown away by the meat-free dishes on offer.  

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The Hempist

Situated close to the Old Town on Marine Parade, The Hempist Cafe and Lounge Bar has a menu stuffed with organic ingredients. Enjoy culinary delights from around the globe, including the quintessential fish and chips, breakfast fry up, and Sunday Roast – all with a vegan twist.


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Stooge Coffee

Vegan options at cafes in Hastings don't get much cooler than Stooge Coffee. This independent coffee shop is for coffee connoisseurs. Serving ethically sourced and organic coffee from around the globe, you can even pick up your at-home brewing kit. 

Beach Cafe

If you're looking for somewhere that serves fresh options for vegan food in Hastings with a view, you won't be disappointed by this venue. Situated right on the seafront, the Beach Cafe enjoys panoramic views across the south coast. The menu has everything from vegan sausage rolls to vegan cheesy chips in biodegradable packaging. 

Boulevard Bookshop and Thai Café

Books and Thai food might be an unlikely combination, but it turns out vegan Thai food and paperbacks are a match made in heaven. Situated in the heart of Hastings Old Town, this vegan restaurant in Hastings is a somewhat hidden treasure. If you're looking for a unique dining experience then Boulevard Bookshop and Thai Café should be top of your list. 

Bullet Coffee House and Eatery

Serving a wide range of food, including homemade fresh bread, Bullet Coffee House and Eatery offers meat and vegan options to Hastings' bustling community. Start the day with a fresh smoothie before tucking into a vegan full English. 

If it's a lunchtime light-bite you're looking for, you're in luck. This café in Hastings serves delicious vegan dishes throughout the day. 

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eat @ The Park 

You'll find eat @ the Park vegan café in Hastings situated in Alexandra Park. Presenting a menu of homemade food packed with quality ingredients, it's fast become a focal point for many art and leisure activities in the community. Enjoy long leisurely lunches in the summer or grab a coffee on those colder winter mornings. 

Goat Ledge

A boho beach hut serving vegan food in Hastings? It doesn't get much cooler than that. You'll find the brightly coloured Goat Ledge café right on the seashore. Serving fresh, seasonal food, grab vegan brunch with a view when you visit this local gem. 

Half Man Half Burger

Meat eaters and vegans alike will love Half Man Half Burger. They've made it their mission to create the freshest locally sourced beef and vegan burgers. One of the most popular vegan restaurants in Hastings, non-meat-eaters will love their homemade bean burgers. Packed full of flavour, they offer eat-in and takeaway options. 

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Work up an appetite before grabbing your table at one of Hastings' vegan restaurants by visiting some local attractions with 2FOR1 deals on activities around Hastings and the rest of the south coast. 

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip today and enjoy all the vegan dishes Hastings has to offer. 

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