Are you on a holiday or visiting St Ives and looking for some Vegan dishes to tickle your tastebuds?

Take a browse through our culinary tour of ‘Vegan St Ives’ and see vegan pasties, cream teas, cafes and restaurants even some oh so good vegan ice cream. 

From milk alternatives to entire vegan menus, take a look at: 

Vegan Restaurants

Vegan Cafes

Vegan Pasties

Vegan Cream Teas

Vegan Ice Cream

Colourful plate of vegan sushi - carrot, red cabbage, sesame, cucumber and mint.

Vegan Restaurants in St Ives

Enjoy an evening dinner at the following vegan restaurants in St Ives from burgers, Mexican and gourmet dishes. You can enjoy the evening with this variety of accommodating, vegan-friendly eateries.

The Bean Inn

Escape the St Ives town crowds and head to an exclusive vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Carbis Bay. A bit of a local celebrity with the chef appearing on television and the eatery itself being recommended by Channel 4 and The Guardian. With local art covering the walls, a candlelit atmosphere and warm, friendly staff it’s a great dining experience. With organic or local wine and beer on the drinks list, a mostly vegan and gluten-free menu that you can top off by a vegan dark chocolate & raspberry mud pie, this place is a must to visit.

  • Open for Dinner Tuesday – Saturday 
  • from 5.30pm until 10.30pm
  • Open Breakfast Friday & Saturday 
  • 8.30am until 10.00am (advance bookings only)

Blas Burgerworks

A gourmet vegan burger? Yes yes. Make that a choice of 3! The black bean and beetroot burger, the chargrilled corn salsa and guac burger and finally they do an amazing vegan tofu burger, with ginger, coriander & chilli and served with tahini sauce, roast peppers & fresh salad sprouts… delicious! Finish off with their vegan passionfruit sorbet or a soy latte. Blas Burgerworks has a strong ethos around sustainability and minimising their environmental impact.

  • Open 7 Days
  • from 5pm till late
  • (seasonal, do takeaway)
Sweetcorn fritter, vegan burger in takeaway brown paper.

The Mex

Try some vegan dishes in St Ives’ only local Mexican restaurant, they have a traditional, laid back atmosphere, have welcoming staff and family friendly. With a range of vegetarian options, The Mex is known for being very vegan-friendly and serve a delicious vegan combo dip with tortilla chips.

  • Open 7 Days
  • from 5.30pm till late

Porthminster Kitchen

In a stunning location, the creative chefs of Porthminster Kitchen curate many dishes that are already meat and dairy free however they are more than happy to adapt their dishes to suit a vegan diet. With awe-inspiring, panoramic views over St Ives harbour, enjoy a stunning evening with fresh Cornish ingredients.

  • Open 7 Days for Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Cakes
  • Lunch Served From 12.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Dinner & Cocktails Served From 18.00 till late

Hub

The famous Hub is based on the harbour front and serves dishes in an American street food-style. These guys offer an entirely separate vegetarian and vegan menu section with a range of choices from the Sweetcorn Fritter Burger served with vegan chipotle mayo to the imaginative Tofu and Jackfruit burger. Their menu is versatile and their vegan cheese is a must try!

  • Open 7 Days
  • From 11.30am till late
  • Food served till 9pm

These are just our top 5 vegan restaurants in St Ives, we recommend seeing our entire list of St Ives Restaurants and calling up the eateries that take your fancy as most can arrange and prepare vegan dishes ahead of time.

Vegan Tacos with avocado, sweetcorn, red onion and lemon with salsa.

Vegan Cafes in St Ives

Fancy a vegan latte, lunch or piece of cake? Visit these cafes in St Ives that cater to the vegan diet and enjoy the number of vegan options available, including alternative milk for that perfect cappuccino. 

The Digey

Hidden among St Ives’ cobbled streets, The Digey offers a range of delicious salads, quiches and cakes to eat in and takeaway. Alongside their alternatives milk for the perfect coffee and vegan cakes available, this cafe can adapt their vegetarian menu dishes to be vegan. The Digey work hard to include vegan alternatives wherever possible and alongside their wholesome vegetarian lunches and gluten-free options, they are continuously working to increase the choice for vegans. Try out their takeaway picnic box and visit them at 

6 The Digey, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HR on:

  • Open 7 Days
  • from 9am until 4pm
  • All food served until 3pm.

The Cornish Deli

Serving a great selection of local, Cornish, homemade food which is made at the cafe and served up fresh, The Cornish Deli has a range of vegan options. The homemade soups are mostly vegan and the deli bar has plenty of vegan fillings for their baguettes including roasted pepper and balsamic syrup, houmous, tomato, onion, tomato, fried mushroom and simply salad. The Mushroom and tomato-based brunch dishes can also be vegan and they pride themselves in offering a wide range of gluten free options! In the evenings they are open in the summer months. Visit them The Cornish Deli, 3 Chapel St, Saint Ives TR26 2LR on:

  • Open 6 Days
  • Monday to Sunday: 9.30 am until 4pm

Scoff Troff Cafe

A quirky cafe with a diverse menu that offers a number of vegan options. The cafe is open throughout the day and evening, with scrambled tofu on offer with vegan breakfasts and vegan burger and pizza options available in the evening. These vegan dishes include spiced falafel, a Quinoa, beetroot and edamame bean patty featured in the burger and pizza with vegan cheese and delicious range of vegetables.

  • Open 7 Days
  • Sunday – Thursday from 9am till 5pm
  • Friday – Saturday : 9am – 9pm
Pizza with grated lemon zest, vegan cheese, rocket and roasted tomatoes.

Delices Du Monde

Fancy some vegan-friendly, handmade sushi to take away? Based on Tregenna Place, Delices Du Monde is a sushi-style restaurant what offers a tempting selection of sushi, ramen and miso, with most of the menu easily converted to vegan or vegetarian. The sushi burrito is a favourite, as well as vegan cakes and if you are lucky, the sweet chilli organic tofu that often features on the specials menu.

  • Open 5 days
  • Tuesday to Saturday
  • 10am till 5pm

The Allotment Deli 

An absolute treasure cove for vegans ranging from their homemade soups, stews, salads and cakes! They also stock local vegan-friendly products such as ‘Grumpies’ Vegan Pies, ‘Ann’s Vegan’ Pasties and ‘Let them eat’ speciality vegan pasties too. If you want to know more about their vegan and vegetarian stock then ask for Laura, The Magical Maid, a creative and clever lady who makes the mouth-watering and healthy salads and sandwiches. And guess what? She’s the famous St Ives Mermaid!

  • Open 7 Days
  • Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday from 10am till 4pm

Vegan Pasties in St Ives

As already mentioned you can find two brands of vegan pasties in The Allotment Deli: Ann’s Vegan Pasty and Let Them Eat’s pasty. Let’s see some pasty shops that offer this Cornish delicacy out for the vegan community.

The Yellow Canary

Along with a soy latte, try out both savoury and sweet versions of Cornish pasties made especially for the vegan diet. As a sweet snack or dessert see the Sweet Apple and Blackcurrant and other sweet fruit variations and if you are in the mood for a savoury the Thai Curry flavour will satisfy your taste buds whether you are vegan or not!

  • Open 7 days
  • Weekdays from 7am till 10pm
  • Weekends from 7am till 4.30pm

Warrens Bakery

As one of the oldest pasty makers in Cornwall, Warrens bakery has adapted to the rise in demand for vegan pasties. And they do not disappoint! Offering three delicious flavours, choose from the following vegan pasties: Mexican, Thai and a classic ‘Cornish Pasty-Style’ flavour.

  • Open 7 days
  • Monday to Saturday from 8.30am till 5pm
  • Sunday from 10am till 4pm
Woman holding two types of pastry in  speckled serving bowls.

St Ives Bakery

These bakers are known for their extravagant shop front displays and located in the heart of the old town St Ives. Their delicious Wholemeal Vegetable pasty is actually vegan without the egg wash, so simply ask at the counter and they will happily accommodate.

  • Open 7 days
  • Weekdays from 9am till 5pm
  • Weekends from 10am till 4pm

Vegan Cream Teas in St Ives

Market Place Tea Rooms

Cornish cream teas, just like the pasties are iconic in Cornwall, so finding out that you can get vegan cones and even vegan cream (you read that right) in St Ives really is a real treat. Head to the Market Place Tea Rooms for a vegan cornish cream tea and also see their tasty vegan waffles with a range of toppings. They also offer vegan pasties for a Cornish duo!

  • Open 7 days
  • 10.30am till 5 pm
Dairy free and gluten free ice-cream flavours for vegans.

Vegan Ice Cream in St Ives

Willy Wallers Ice Cream Factory

Last but not least for dessert we have an ice cream factory with a dedicated dairy free range of sorbets suitable for vegans and to be enjoyed by everyone. A very popular, tasty choice is incredibly creamy and chocolate flavour.

  • Opening 7 days (weather dependent) 
  • Summer holidays from 10 am to 10.30 pm
  • Feb to School holidays from 11 am to 5 pm (weather dependent)
  • Winter hours: Open on a fine day and most weekends
By: Tony Townsend On:27th June 2019
Categories:Blog

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