The Shack, 37 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8RA.  Tel: 01288 350850  W theshackbude.co.uk  E info@theshackbude.co.uk     Mon-Sat (in season open 8am-10/11pm but out of season its worth calling to avoid disappointment (usually closing between 2-4.30) Sun 8am-5pm, Open all day in season, club nights 11pm-2.30am     4+ vegan dishes  LABELLED VEGAN     £4-£5.95     A family bar restaurant on the edge of town.  They have labelled vegan dishes and can tell you which other dishes are suitable: The Vegans Delight Nacho’s with rich salsa and guacamole and chocolate and ginger torte served with vegan ice-cream are examples of some of the offerings. Recommended to us by a vegan visitor.     Updated 08/16

Sizzlers Restaurant, 9 Princess Street, Bude, EX23 8AT.     Tel: 01288 356331     4+ Vegan dishes     LABELLED VEGAN     They have a seperate fryer for chips and other veggie products to be cooked seperate from meat products.  Just ask them to be cooked seperately when you go in, it just takes a few minutes longer.  They have recently added a vegan menu that includes a breakfast for £3.75, vegan sausage 95p, vegan nuggets £2.50, vegan country mushroom pie, and soya milk for drinks.     Updated 05/16

Pengenna pasties Ltd, Unit 3, Arundell House Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JL. Tel: 01288 355169 http://www.pengennapasties.co.uk 9am-5.30pm, 7 days a week, orders available and delivered with a minimum of 12 pasties. 4+ vegan dishes @ 50p – £4    LABELLED VEGAN The vegetable pasty is labelled vegan and is a whopper. The plain flapjack is also vegan at 75p, scone or fruit scone at around 50p and the apple turnover at 85p but it’s best to check not least because they may have even more goodies.  Unfortunately, there have been reports from customers that staff have been unhelpful on the vegan issue is the past and not known what ingredients are in the food.  This seems to have been resolved now but we would be grateful to hear from you if you encounter similar experiences.    Updated 08/16

Tiandi, 16 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8QU.     Tel: 01288 359686     www.tiandi.co.uk     10+vegan dishes     Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm.  Sun 5.30pm-10pm.     Asian restaurant which is a combination of Chinese, Malaysian & Thai cuisine.  The restaurant understands vegan so mention it when you order.  They do tofu dishes such as sweet & sour with tofu, black bean with tofu or vegetables with cashew nuts with tofu.  They also have other vegetable dishes.    Near the Strand Hotel.

Bude Tandoori, 12 Burn View, Bude, EX23 8BZ.     Tel: 01288 359994 / 352504     http://www.budetandoori.co.uk     10+vegan dishes @ £3.30 sides, £5.50-£6.90 mains (take-away)    5pm-11.30pm, 7 days & 12pm-2pm (except Fridays)      Bangladeshi & Indian restaurant & takeaway.  They understand vegan so mention on ordering and they will tell you whats vegan or what they can adapt.  The onion bhaji or naans are not vegan.  You can have the tarka dahl and most other side dishes, chapati, pilau or lemon rice (can be made vegan) and a range of main dishes.  The food is very fresh and well cooked.  Well recommended.     Opposite the golf club.

Bayleaf, 11 Queen Street, Bude, EX23 8AY.     Tel: 01288 356591 / 359508     www.bayleaf-bude.co.uk     14+vegan dishes @ sides £2.95, mains £5.50-£6.50 (take-away)     12pm-1.30pm & 5pm-11.30pm, 7 days (closed Fri lunch)     Indian restaurant and takeaway.  Some of the vegetarian dishes are vegan as they use vegetable based cooking oils not butter.  They understand vegan so mention on ordering.  For starters the aloo chat & kombi chat are vegan.  The roti and puri breads are vegan.  The steamed basmati rice and all except the pasanda, masala or korma from the mains are vegan.     In the middle of town.

Waves Restaurant,2 Lansdown Road, Bude.    Tel: 01288 488082     W wavesbude.co.uk     3+ Vegan dishes @ £3.65-£5.20     LABELLED VEGAN     The hummus and pepper baked potato, vegetarian pasty and homemade tomato and basil soup are suitable for vegans.

La Bocca Pizza Kitchen  24 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8QU     T 01288 255855     http://www.laboccabude.co.uk     E info@laboccabude.co.uk     Open from 5pm, 6 days a week, CLOSED Tuesday, Open 7 days through half term and main holidays     3+ Vegan dishes     Take away pizza from £6.50     The pizza dough is vegan and in the past they have had customers bringing in their own vegan cheese which they have happily added to their pizzas.  They say it is no problem to add the vegan cheese and you can get it from Bude Health store around the corner or Holland and Barrett.     Updated 03/16

Atlantic Diner, 5 Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JL.     Tel: 01288 354167     W atlanticdiner.co.uk     The owner is vegetarian so more dishes may be identified as vegan in due course, but at the moment the veg chilli and veg bolognese is suitable for vegans.  They stock soya milk but you have to pay an extra 50p.     Updated 03/16

Bude Health Store, 8 Lansdown Road, Bude, EX23 8BH. Tel: 01288 352425     Health food shop     Updated 03/16

Olive Tree Coffee House & Bistro, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG    Tel: 01288 359577     www.olivetreebude.co.uk     3 vegan dishes @ £5.50-£9.50     They stock soya milk but ask for no biscuit with your drink.  The pizza bases are not vegan.  The Hummus, sun blushed tomato and spinach sandwich is vegan at £5.50.  Also the superfood salad or clean food salad in two sizes for £6.50 or £9.50 is vegan.      Near the car park with the tourist information in.     Updated 03/16

Crooklets Beach Cafe, Crooklets, Bude, EX23 8NE.     Tel: 01288 350009     They stock soya milk for drinks, pure margarine for beans on toast and soya ice-cream for dessert.

Cafe Bellini’s, 24 Queen Street, Bude, EX23 8BB     Tel: 01288 359550      The mediteranean vegetable salad is vegan.  The pizza bases are suitable for vegans and with a bit of advance notice they can arrange a suitable replacement for the mozzarella.  The homemade soups are usually suitable and again with a day or so notice they can usually adapt or ensure they have vegan suitable pasta/risotto options available.  They always have soya milk and can get almond/rice milk if needed, the date & sultana/ ginger & apricot flap jacks are suitable and are always in stock. Whilst they do not claim to be a vegan café,they are always happy to do everything they can to accommodate for all dietary requirements, including gluten free.  The website http://www.cafebellinis.co.uk has the full menus and thefacebook page, http://www.facebook.com/cafebellinis is updated regularly with specials that visitors may like to have a look at before visiting so that they can get in touch with any individual requirements

Bangors Organic B&B & Restaurant, Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DP.      Tel: 01288 361297 http://www.bangorsorganic.co.uk B&B, restaurant and small holding growing all the fresh produce served in the dining room. 4 course evening meal for £28 per person. Soil association certified and are happy to cater for vegans.

Widemouth Bay Cafe Marine Drive, Widemouth Bay, Bude, EX23 0AH     T 01288 361927     http://www.widemouthbaycafe.co.uk     E info@widemouthbaycafe.co.uk     Summer (Mar-Oct) 9.30am-6pm, Summer school holidays 9am-7pm, Winter (Nov-Feb) Weekdays 10am-5pm, Weekends 9.30am-5.30pm     A recent vegan guest had a dish of chickpea and butternut squash burger with chips and salad that was labelled vegan on the specials board.  Updated 09/16

Morwenna Cafe Bar, 2 Morwenna Terrace, Bude, EX23 8BU.     Tel: 01288 356600     They understand veganism.  The veg burger is not vegan. They can do jacket potato with beans, veggie breakfast (tomato, mushrooms, hash browns, beans & toast), chips and beans or mediteranian vegetable soup.

Urchins Bistro, 8 Princess Street, Bude, EX23 8AT.     Tel: 07970 015053     Open in the Summer 7 days a week     They have dishes for vegans and if you contact them they can discuss particular requirments.  A previous vegan diner said the food was great.

Elements Hotel & Bistro, Marine Drive, Bude, EX23 0LZ.     Tel: 01288 352386     Italian themed hotel & restaurant.  Nothing on the menu is vegan but a previous vegan guest said if you state you’re vegan on arrival they are happy to adjust dishes to be suitable.

The Falcon Hotel, Breakwater Road, Bude, EX23 8SD.         Tel: 01288 352005 http://www.falconhotel.com Mon-Sun noon-2pm & 6.30 – 9pm. Hotel, restaurant & bar. They have a number of dishes on their standard menu suitable for vegans but it is better to inform them in advance.

Ocean View coffee shop, (upstairs at Wroe’s), 13 Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JN.     Tel: 01288 353789     9.30am-5pm Mon-Sat     Most vegetarian dishes come with dairy or eggs, but they are able to do salads without any dairy.  Also, roasted vegetables or baked beans on jacket potato.  State your vegan and they can tell you what if any of the bread is suitable.

Life’s a beach, Summerleaze Beach, Bude.     Tel: 01288 355222     They can make something vegan when you go in or they have some salads that can be made vegan. Also chips are cooked in a fryer of their own.

KJ’s charcoal grill & Pizza, 1 Belle Vue Lane, Bude, EX23 8BR.     Tel: 01288 355879     The pizza bases contain egg but they can do a veg kebab which is a pitta bread with veg & salad.

The mermaid takeaway, Princess Street, Bude, EX23 8AT.     Tel: 01288 355056     The chips are cooked in vegetable oil and they say always seperate from the meat and fish, but nothing else is suitable for vegans.

The tasty plaice, 16 Queen Street, Bude, EX23 8BB.     Tel: 01288 352746     The chips are the only thing that is vegan, cooked in palm oil and seperate from the meat and fish.

Bude new life centre, 35 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8BR.     Tel: 01288 359714     They can do a jacket potato and beans and sometimes the soup is vegan.

Hillbrook B&B, 37 Killerton Road, Bude, EX23 8EL.               Tel: 01288 353156 wwww.hillbrook-bude.co.uk B&B that is happy to cater for vegans.

Tasty Pasties, 4 Princess Street, Bude, EX23 8AT.      Tel: 01288 354353     They have 3 falvours of vegetable pasty they beleive are suitable for vegans. They are spicy vegetable, wholemeal vegetable & normal vegetable. They are made with a margarine that is made up with vegetable oil, but we cannot verify for certain that the margarine is vegan.

Lansdowne Bakery, 16 Lansdowne Road, Bude, EX23 8BH.     Tel: 01288 352777     They have rolls that can be vegan and also say the vegetable pasty is suitable as it’s made using vegetable margarine but we cannot be certain the margarine is vegan so best to check when ordering.

Palms guest house, 17 Burn View, Bude, EX23 8BZ.     Tel: 01288 353962     www.palms-bude.co.uk     palmsguesthouse@tiscali.co.uk     If you tell them exactly what you eat in advance they will cater for vegans.

Tee-Side B&B, 2 Burn View, Bude, EX23 8BY.     Tel: 01288 352351     teeside.bude@gmail.com     They can cater for vegans if you explain your requirments when booking.

Holland & Barrett, 30 Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JS. Tel: 01288 359219     Health food shop     Updated 03/16

Smiffy’s Cafe, Kings Hill Industrial Estate, Bude           Open weekdays from 7.30am     They can do vegan food as its cooked to order. They often have Linda McCartney sausages on the breakfast and they cook most food in vegetable oil, but check the mushrooms on the breakfast as they sometimes use butter.     Next to KJ Bromell on Kings Hill.

Silver River, 20 Strand, Bude, EX23 8QU.     Tel: 01288 352028     The only thing they offer for vegans is boiled vegetables.

The Old Wainhouse Inn, Wainhouse corner, St Gennys, Bude, EX23 0BA.     Tel: 01840 230711     Nothing on the menu is vegan but they can cater for vegans with a couple of days notice.

The Tree Inn, Fore Street, Stratton, Bude, EX23 9DA.     Tel: 01288 352038     www.treeinn.co.uk   Snacks £3.75-£6, Main £9.50+, Desserts £9.50+.     Pub with restaurant. They can provide vegan dishes with out a problem, but ask for a couple of days notice so the chef can source ingredients the don’t normally keep.

Trevigue Restaurant, Crackington Have, Bude, EX23 0LQ.     Tel: 01840 230418     www.trevigue.co.uk   Thur-Sat 6p-8.30pm     As long as they know you are coming they can cook vegan choices.

Brendon Arms, Falcon Terrace, Bude, EX23 8EW.     Tel: 01288 354542     www.brendonarms.co.uk   They only have jacket potato on the menu that is suitable for vegans but with advance notice they can cater for vegans.

Widemouth Manor Hotel, Widemouth Bay, Bude, EX23 0DE.     Tel: 01288 361207     If you give prior notice they can cater for vegans.

Hawkers at the Camelot Hotel, Downs View, Summerleaze Avenue, Bude.     Tel: 01288 352361     Can cater for vegans with prior notice.

Cafe Widemouth, Bude.     Tel: 01288 361927     They stock soya milk for drinks.

NOTHING SUITABLE FOR VEGANS – Mirchi Indian Restaurant, Lansdown Road, Bude   ***       The Green Inn, Week St. Mary, Bude.   ***   Funky’s take-away, 21 Strand, Bude   ***   Coasters, 2 Belle Vue Avenue, Bude   ***   The Waterfront coffee house, Bude   ***   The Butter Bean coffee shop, Belle Vue, Bude   ***   Cornish ice-cream cafe, Queen street, Bude   ***   The Globe, 13 Strand, Bude   ***   Rosie’s Kitchen, Crooklets Amusements, Crooklets Beach, Bude   ***   The coffee shop & bakery, Queen Street, Bude   ***   Crooklets Inn, Crooklets Beach, Bude   ***   Sunrise B&B, 6 Burn View, Bude   ***   The Castle Restaurant, Bude castle, Bude   ***   Bullers Arms Hotel, Marhamchurch, Bude   ***

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6 Responses to Bude

  1. Leonor says:

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
    It is the little changes which will make the biggest
    changes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. lillbjorne says:

    This is really helpful, thank-you! 🙂

  3. VibrantKate says:

    Thanks so much for this helpful post, it was ace to know there were vegan-friendly eateries when I visited on holiday. Big shout out to The Shack, which provided a pan fried vegan breakfast and delish choc and ginger torte. The owners were v friendly too :-).

  4. Ant says:

    Sadly the Bullers Arms Hotel were not very accommodating. Enquired today and was advised that they could not cater for Vegans.

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