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Eating out in Worcestershire
Word of Mouth is a cafe in the town centre. Although not exclusively veggie, veggie and vegan things are both marked on the menu (and on the daily specials blackboard) and they cater for all sorts of special diets (always have home made gluten free bread, dairy free spread etc to hand). It is mainly a soup and sandwiches type place but the service is excellent and they will throw together anything you want if there is nothing that appeals. There is always a fresh vegan stew on the menu and a vegan soup of the day. Absolutely everything is freshly prepared and homemade. They try to source things locally and some of their food is organic (not much yet though).
Word of Mouth Cafe, 19-20, Vine Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4RL. Map. Tel: 01386 422259.
St. Ann's Well is a delightful and charming 100% vegetarian and vegan café set up in the Malvern Hills, just above Great Malvern town (requires a short walk up a steep hill!).
There is a good selection of generously-portioned soups and bread, all of which are vegan, and a good range of cakes, several of which are vegan. Soya milk available.
The Cake Tin is an independent cafe running within the Malvern Cube community centre, serving seasonally inspired and locally sourced food and drinks. They specialise in healthy salads, tasty sandwiches and filling soups. The Vege-ta-balls are delicious, especially the beetroot and carrot falafel. They serve a delicious selection of cakes, biscuits and other treats, many vegan, and have gluten free items. There’s a good range of drinks. Open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm.
Cake Tin, Albert Road North, Malvern Link, WR14 2YF. Map. 0747 453 3766
Vasai Indian Restaurant is an indian restaurant offering several dishes marked as vegan on the menu, and the owner Parvez is knowledgable about vegan issues and requirements. As well as classic Indian restaurant dishes, Vasai offers some unique and creative (and tasty) dishes not seen elsewhere. Takeaway service also available. Fully licensed, or bring your own alcoholic beverages. And for once here is a mainstream restaurant with vegan desserts!
Vasai Indian Restaurant, 267-269 Worcester Road, Malvern Link, Worcestershire, WR14 1AA, opposite the Co-op supermarket. Map. Tel: 01684 564400 or 564411.
Greenlink Organic Foods is an organic health-food shop with a seating area for tea/coffee/cakes etc. within.
9, Graham Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2HR. Map. Tel: 01684 576266
The Agra is a non-vegetarian restaurant in Barnards Green which has a “vegan delight” pizza on the menu!
The Agra, 107 Barnards Green Road, Barnards Green, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3LT. Map. Tel: 01684 577366.
The Fig Tree offers a good vegetarian selection, and are happy to cater imaginatively for vegans.
The Fig Tree, 99b Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2A. Map. Tel 01684 569909.
The Karmic Café is a pleasant 100% veggie café offering at least a dozen very tempting good value for money vegan dishes, such as falafel wrap, shepherless pie, vegan breakfast, plus nice fresh fair trade coffee, soy milk and a couple of choices of homemade vegan cake - see the menu on their web site.
Karmic Café, The Market Hall, The Shambles, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RA. Map. Tel: 07968 307457.
Chesters is a Mexican restaurant in the centre of Worcester. Although it serves many meat dishes, lots of the dishes are vegan, and labelled as such on the menu, unusually including some that are served with vegan sour cream. There are no vegan desserts listed on the menu but a selection of vegan ice cream flavours was readily produced when this was pointed out. £8-£12. Vegan wines available and labelled as such after suggestions by some of the Three Counties Vegan group!
Chesters Café Restaurant, 51, New St, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2DL Map. Tel: 01905 611638.
Charlie’s is a sort of “greasy spoon” type café near the centre of Worcester. Although they serve meat dishes, they also do full vegan all day breakfast plus things like vegan sausage sarnies, sausage, chips and beans etc. and even a nut roast, with all vegan items labelled as such on the menu. Licensed. Reasonably priced.
Charlie's Café Bar, 57, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU Map. Tel: 01905 612167.
The Fold EcoCafe
is mostly vegetarian and offers many vegan options.
It is set in a converted barn 3 miles outside Worcester and is part of a not-for-profit centre including craft studios, a complementary therapy centre and a garden plants centre.
The Fold, New House Farm, Brandsford, Worcester. WR6 5JB Map. Tel: 01886 833422.