The Best vegan Feasts in Folkestone
Whether you have made the choice for life, or are limiting your meat intake, there are many vegan options in Folkestone. Folkelife has made a list of the places you must visit, and you will definitely feel you’ve eaten like a King or Queen with the delicious options on the menu.
James and Lee have been running Dr Legumes for a number of years. Their strap line is ‘Life-Made-Better’ and they are not only focusing on the environmental footprint of where their ingredients come from and how they are grown, but the health and well-being impacts of eating proper foods has on our daily lives. Based on the East Yard of Folkestone’s Harbour Arm you will definitely have food envy for what’s on your neighbour’s plate, but once you taste what’s on yours you will want to eat the whole menu! These guys are so passionate about the food they present; everything is cooked to perfection.
docker bakehouse and brewery
Just next door to Dr Legumes, and so close that they bake for them, is Docker Bakehouse And Brewery. Their sourdough house loaf is incredibly tasty and available 5 days a week. The team also bake baguettes, sandwich loaves, olive breads and special seasonal treats. They supply various shops and restaurants in town so that if your meal comes with Docker Sourdough, you know it’s fully vegan and full of flavour.
luben’s wild mushroom Mac
The Pullman Family of restaurants owns Luben’s – the pizza place on Rendezvous Street. If you go for the vegan wild mushroom mac’n’cheese then you are surely in for a treat. This has been known to be the best vegan mac’n’cheese tasted by our vegan testers. A lot of their pizza options can be made vegan too. Their other restaurants – The Pullman pub, Market Square and The Harbour Inn all have tasty vegan delights on their menus.
Marleys on The Old High Street, is one of the restaurants that offers Docker sourdough as your bread option. The breakfasts in this lovely Kentish restaurant are ready to set you up for the day and the vegan plate is bursting with flavour. There’s homemade seitan patties, sweet potato humus, field mushrooms, tomatoes, crispy potatoes. The list goes on. If you are too late for breakfast, then try the seitan grilled ‘chicken’, burgers and fantastic things done with beetroots so you won’t be missing out.
Kent food hubs
To order fresh locally grown fruit and veg, you can join the Kent Food Hubs collection. You order online by Sunday evening and then come to collect your produce from Quarterhouse on Tontine Street between 5pm and 6.30pm on a Tuesday. The team source small, independent and ethically minded local traders so this is the place to get seasonal veg. You know that the food mileage is low, and the friendly team will have a few more delights on the night just in case you need a little extra something.
butty’s sandwich shop
Billed as ‘The Best Sandwich Shop in town’ Butty’s have a great selection on offer. In fact, as you go down the list of home-made butties you will marvel at the creativity in their filling combinations. They also bake their own gluten-free cakes which hit the spot, especially their shortbread and Bakewell Tart.
house of hannya
Home Tap Room, the home-base of Angels and Demons Brewery, always has interesting food residencies. House of Hannya has taken on the mantle and serves ‘devilishly delicious Asian inspired plant-based food’. And it is. Try the home-fried ‘chicken’ and you will be booking to come back for more.
If cheese is something you really enjoy, then look no further than our cheese box creators, Bloc. The research Laura has done in finding exquisite ‘Shamembert’ and Notzarella from I am Nut OK that actually melts like Mozarella is work that needed to be done. The cheese boxes also contain vegan crackers, fruit, home-made chutneys and vegan butters too. The selections that Laura provides are so good that non-vegans will be clawing at your box to try, so consider how you feel about sharing.
Brew Folkestone is a coffee, art and more venue on Cheriton Road in Folkestone. It’s known for its support of local artists and creators and often has exhibitions on that range from paintings to plants. Pop in for vegan feasts from breakfast onwards.
The Bao Baron started life on the Harbour Arm, moving to Home Tap Room for the winter of 2020, and back to The Goods Yard for the summer of 2021. Now in it’s own home restaurant on Guildhall Street Grieg and Daisy are expanding their menu. Their ethos is to make food accessible to all, and you can’t leave without trying their Bibimbap with Korean Fried Cauliflower, and their broths to accompany the home-made ramen can be vegetable-based so you won’t miss out on any of the menu.