Being vegan and eating out is progressively becoming easier and Canterbury has some delightful places to get a restaurant meal, lunchtime snack or tasty treat.
So come, vegan Freshers, and feast your eyes on my handy little guide.
Zizzi’s vegan menu is spectacular and inexpensive.
Plus they accept NUS cards and send discount vouchers out if you sign up to their newsletter.
From salads to pizzas, olives to desserts, they’ve got you covered. I’d recommend the lentil ragu and chocolate torte.
This cosy little cafe is full to the brim of colourful vegetarian and vegan food.
The members of staff are helpful and kind and you get given a blanket to sit outside with if it’s chilly (adorable).
Their Buddha Boxes are made to order and can be filled with fresh veg, homemade hummus, nuts, seeds and other toppings. If you fancy a sweet treat, there’s a cabinet of gorgeous vegan cakes and tray-bakes for afterwards.
Recycle your packaging in store and you’re good to go!
Azouma is a Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant on Church Street.
They offer a weekday lunch buffet for £7.95 a head, as well as options for home delivery, and there’s such a variety of mild, spicy and fruity dishes.
Each dish is labelled clearly with what it is and the staff are helpful if you have any queries.
With a beautifully decorated outside seating area, it’s the perfect place for a hidden lunch break away from the busy city centre.
You’ll find this little place in Whitefriars, almost opposite Tiger.
All of their food is labelled for dietary requirements and freshly made in store, with an array of vegan options.
Their Harissa Sandwich is spicy and flavoursome, while their chia pots (some made with coconut milk) are zingy and refreshing.
It’s an ideal spot for a quick lunch or a coffee and snack date with friends.
Cheap meals, cheap drinks – vegan food. As a student, what’s not to love?
If you’re after a light lunch option, the Smashed Avocado Bagel is a dream.
However if it’s more of an evening meal you want, The Vegan Society have approved the Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry (if ordered with extra poppadums and not naan bread).
There’s two Wheterspoon’s in Canterbury, at opposite ends of town.
If you’re catching a train from Canterbury West you can pop in while you wait, or if you’ve just finished a lecture, there is one near the university.
Places to visit
If you go to either of them, or have any other vegan food shares we should know about, get in touch with us on Twitter @CCSUUNIfied with the hashtag #veganincanterbury.