We are heading out of Veganuary into the rest of the year. But why stop eating vegan now? Thankfully, these days, restaurants and pubs have many more vegan choices to choose from.
In Salisbury the Old Ale and Coffee House is an atmospheric gastropub, where Tom, the chef, cooks a warming Wild Mushroom Stoganoff.
If it is a restaurant atmosphere you are looking for, Cote Brasserie, serves a healthy Risotto Vert: Risotto with Peas, Broad Beans, Green Beans, Courgette, Baby Spinach, Pesto, Mint and Rocket.
In this cold weather, spicy food might warm you up. You cannot go wrong with a visit to Café Diwali, Indian Street Food. Rasheed and his team will cook you a delicious Sweetcorn and Spinach Pakora, followed by Vegetable Mappas: Seasonal vegetables with coconut milk, ginger, curry leaf, flavoured with fennel, black pepper and cardamom.
At The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury, chef Jack Stoodley serves a delicious Falafel, with Baba ganoush, Roast Pumpkin, Harissa, and Pea Shoots or Celeriac Fritters, Smoked Paprika, Tahini, Roasted Tomato & Pepper Dressing, Chicory.
The Pelican Inn at Stapleford has new owners, Colin and Lisa. Some menus can be disappointing when looking for the ‘v’ sign, but The Pelican Inn’s menu is dotted with many vegan choices: Giant Moroccan-Style Couscous, Italian-Style Aubergine Pasta or BBQ Cauliflower Wings.
The Carriers at Stockton are very accommodating. Jean the owner said “if you ring ahead and say what vegan food you would like we will prepare it for you.”
At The Pembroke Arms, Wilton, try one of Gino the chef’s signature pies: Chickpea and Spinach Shortcrust Pie served with Chips. Or for something lighter Green Lentil and Red Pepper Bolognaise Linguine.
Sit in front of a cosy log fire at The Beckford Arms, in Tisbury, where they serve Roasted Cauliflower, Cumin Lentils, Pickled Red cabbage, crispy Cavolo Nero, and Hazelnuts.