City Guide: Eating Vegan in Canterbury



I went to university in Canterbury, and aside from studying, I spent a lot of my time searching for vegan food (because why wouldn’t you?). When I first moved into the City the vegan food scene was pretty good, and there was always somewhere to eat, but now, there are so many vegan options that it’s become increasingly difficult to decide…

The Monument

Yes, Canterbury has an all-vegan pub, and it’s incredible. The location is slightly away from the centre of town and closer to residential areas, however, I can assure you that the walk is worth it. The Monument has friendly, welcoming staff, a beautiful, big garden area, amazing food, and two really cute cats. Check out their menu here; you can expect food like burgers, hot dogs, toasties, etc. I took both of my parents here (who both eat meat) and they said they wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between the vegan burger, and a real meat burger – they loved it!




This restaurant isn’t fully vegan but they do have a couple of vegan pizza options, with vegan cheese on top, which makes all the difference! The serve sourdough pizzas cooked in their clay pizza oven, which gives it a nice authentic Italian taste mmm. The vegan cheese is cooked to perfection, and I think that’s so impressive at a non-vegan restaurant?! The interior is lovely, there is plenty of natural lighting, as well as huge booths to sit at.


Lady Luck

Lady Luck was one of the first places I realised had a great vegan menu in Canterbury. It’s a fairly small pub in the centre of the city, has a great vibe, and usually has bands playing in the evening. One of my favourite things I have ever had at Lady Luck definitely has to be the ribs – I think the only way you could tell it was slightly different to meat was that it was quite a bit chewier.



Veg Box

I am so gutted that I didn’t try Veg Box sooner because their salads are incredible. I think I avoided it throughout University because I’ve never been a huge lover of salads, and I absolutely hate the boring side salads you get in restaurants. Veg Box has some of the freshest and tastiest salad ingredients I’ve ever eaten. It’s actually a vegetarian café, but a lot of the food is vegan and (I think) all of the salad bar is too. I haven’t tried any of the warm food yet; they sell breakfast, curries, soups etc. It tends to vary as they sell whatever is in season. It’s so difficult to make salads look photogenic sometimes, but just trust me, it tastes good!


Veg n Out

Even though it’s fairly new, I’ve eaten at the Veg n Out van countless amount of times. The food is so reasonably priced, and tastes so good – definitely better than your typical ‘burger van’. They sell ‘fish and chips’, breakfast buns, home made desserts, and more; it’s actually surprising how much they sell just from their van!


There are plenty of other vegan options in Canterbury, for example, chain restaurants, and independent cafes like Kitch; these choices are just a few of my favourites!

Have you ever been to Canterbury? If you have, what’s your favourite place to eat at?


P.S If you liked this post then you might like another vegan city guide here.

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  • disorientedmom
    Posted at 16:32h, 02 December Reply

    This all looks so amazing!!!

  • therunaway
    Posted at 21:55h, 25 November Reply

    You made me so hungry now. Everything looks so delicious, but the dishes from the Monument would be my first choice 🙂

  • Mummy Lauretta
    Posted at 13:56h, 22 November Reply

    These look great especially the salad, doesn’t matter if it’s no photogenic! x

  • Just a Kidd
    Posted at 23:11h, 21 November Reply

    Man, you’re so lucky! I’m at uni in Reading and there are no vegan restaurants here. Luckily most large chain restaurants are starting to introduce more vegan options so I can get by 🙂 My boyfriend is in Brighton so whenever I visit him I spend SO much money on food, the vegan scene there is HUGE. If I ever find myself in Canterbury I’ll be sure to check out these spots

    Lon x

    • Jenny
      Posted at 13:12h, 22 November Reply

      Aw no I feel for you! Chain restaurants really are life savers though! Brighton is definitely the best place to be if you’re vegan, I would be so poor if I lived there because all my money would go on food! x

  • hairwday
    Posted at 16:22h, 21 November Reply

    These vegan places look amazing!!! I am following plant based diet and any vegan advice is always super appreciated! xx

  • Corinne and Kirsty
    Posted at 21:39h, 19 November Reply

    This is an amazing selection of vegan places! All the food looks absolutely amazing! It is making me so hungry ahah xx corinne

  • glowsteady
    Posted at 20:39h, 19 November Reply

    I also went to uni in Canterbury and I’m really sad that I’ve never been to any of these places and I don’t live there anymore. They look so good. I think I’m going to have to start planning a reunion trip! x


    • Jenny
      Posted at 20:55h, 19 November Reply

      Small world! You should definitely come back and visit, you must go to The Monument pub! x

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