Cornwall is a beautiful place. I often find myself escaping there from the big city (having a Cornish husband helps 😉)
I love Cornwal. I find that it offers similarities to my hometown in Israel. People are friendly and chatty, the fresh air and the local businesses.
It’s been on the cards for many times for us to give The Cornish Vegan a visit. But every time we missed out on the opening hours. As a small business, they are limited in hours and seating space. But don’t let that discourage you, this place is unique by nature and serves great homemade speciality food that you won’t find anywhere else in Cornwall.
Upon entering, you are greeted with everything animal-related. The salt and pepper shakers are hugging cows, flyers about animal activism, original artwork on the walls by local artists, including printed artwork and greeting cards on the shelves that you can buy!
Combine that with the beautiful, delicate decor, friendly staff (ran by the lovely Dawn) and quietness to the place, it feels like you’ve reached home.
I’ll admit I’ve been to the Cornish Vegan once before on a previous trip, it was so delicious that I had to drag more people to try it 😊 Both times I was with non-vegan diners, in both occasions it was successful!
They offer a range of dishes for all ages and all flavor palettes. My mom chose The Cornish Vegan Buddha Bowl which consists of a selection of their daily salad specials (£7.50) which looked heavenly, fresh and hella filling. Just look at this massive dish.
My partner chose BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich (if you’d know him you know it’s his to-go-food-choice) which was served with chips and coleslaw (£6.50) which is an outstanding price.
And me of course? I always go for the Vegan ‘Fish & Chips’ which is made from banana Blossom ‘fish’ fried in gluten-free cider batter and comes with hand-cut fries and home-made tartar sauce (£10.50).
Let me tell you dear readers, this is the bomb. I had no idea what banana blossom is until I had this, and I am still confused about how, why.. and how!
Seriously, do not miss a chance to try this dish.
They also have desserts which we were too full to try, but honestly it all looks so good one visit is not enough for this place.
Bottom line: Go to the Cornish Vegan. Even if you’re not vegan. For the atmosphere, to support local business, to try interesting, well thought food to name a few reasons.
Do not forget to check they are open before you arrive, don’t be disappointed like we were the first time! You can also book a table, and they have a stunning 5-star hygiene rating.
They have recently also won the Gold award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018 and again at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2019, both times as ‘Cafe/Tearoom of the Year’, and commented “We are extremely proud of this achievement, seeing as we beat out all other cafes across the entire south west (vegan and non-vegan)!“