Vegan eats in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Colin and Alice were lucky enough to spend most of April in the UK – and if you followed our Instagram or Facebook at the time, you’ll know we pretty much just ate and walked and ate and walked. It was great!

Most of our time was spent in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On previous visits we had struggled to eat out there. This time, we were spoiled for choice!

Raw Food Rebellion is a treasure – Belfast’s first vegan cafe – and the food is absolutely delicious. (Confusingly, it’s not all raw food!)

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KaffeO is a very stylish omni cafe with great vegan options.

The Melting Pot stall at St Georges Market had luxurious vegan fudge (amongst its regular, dairy-based products).

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The supermarkets were well-stocked with vegan goodies too, including Tesco’s own brand icecream cones and, at Asda, vegan Quorn!

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But our most extraordinary vegan experience in Belfast was the city’s first Irish Vegan Festival, held on Saturday April 9 in the Ulster Hall. We were glad to have bought our tickets online weeks earlier – because of space constraints, those who hadn’t pre-purchased tickets had to wait until some people left. There was a queue around three sides of the building, with hundreds of people waiting for up to two hours on a very cold Belfast spring day.

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Can’t wait to see how things have progressed by our next visit to Belfast!