Best chain restaurants for Vegetarians & Vegans in East Anglia
Eating out can be a vegetarian or vegan’s worst nightmare. Chips or a limp salad are sadly more often than not our best friends in many restaurants so it’s time to get organised. Memorise this list so you know where you’ll find some decent veggie & vegan offerings around the East!
With a separate vegetarian and vegan menu which features starters, mains, desserts and sides –including spaghetti, bruschetta, olives and fancy Italian breads. www.carluccios.com
You can find Carluccio’s in: Bishop’s Stortford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans
Well known for their vegetarian and vegan offerings, you should be able to find a Pizza Express in most major towns! Read more about their latest Vegan offerings: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/news/veganuary
You can find Pizza Express in: Bury St Edmunds, Kings Lynn, Ipswich, Newmarket, Ely, Sudbury, Colchester, Cambridge, Braintree, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Chelmsford, Bishop’s Stortford, St Neots, Biggleswade, Rayleigh, Harlow, Billericay, Southend-On-Sea, Basildon, Brentwood, Epping, Hitchin, Hertford, Bedford, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Norwich
Pret a Manger
Whilst more of a café than restaurant, Pret has made this list due to their fantastic veggie & vegan offerings! Not really a place for a 3 course meal, but fantastic for a tasty lunch and dairy-free coffee! www.pret.com
You can find Pret in: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Norwich, St Albans, Lakeside Shopping Centre (Essex)
There are more options for vegetarians than vegans but Wagamama’s is great at clear labelling and always has at least some vegan options. www.wagamama.com
You can find Wagamamas in: Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge, Peterborough, St Albans, Milton Keynes, Lakeside Shopping Centre (Essex)
Not only is there a huge vegetarian selection there’s also a very respectable vegan menu too so you’ll be bound to find something here! The menu is clearly labelled and you can choose from starters, mains & desserts. www.iguanas.co.uk
You can find Las Iguanas in: Lakeside Shopping Centre (Essex), Chelmsford, Braintree, Cambridge, Norwich
Bills is definitely better for vegetarians than vegans, but there are a few choices for vegans that should keep most tastes happy. Take a look at the menu at bills-website.co.uk
You can find Bills in: Bishop’s Stortford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Norwich, Peterborough, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City.
A good vegetarian selection plus a few set dishes for vegans on the menu too. A perfect choice for 3 course meals and light lunches. www.giraffe.net
You can find Giraffe in: Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Lakeside Shopping Centre (Essex), Milton Keynes, Norwich, Wisbech
This is perhaps not the restaurant that you would expect to find on this list, yet Yo! Sushi has a great selection for both vegetarians and vegans! Take a look at the menu at yosushi.com – it’ll surprise you!
You can find Yo! Sushi in: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Lakeside Shopping Centre (Essex), Milton Keynes, Norwich