If your Valentine happens to be a vegan, that's potentially a tall order when you're preparing their romantic meal on Valentine's Day – especially if you're not vegan! Of course, cooking a vegan meal for them would demonstrate how much you care but will you make something tasty enough? Why take the risk when there are plenty of vegan restaurants around. Let someone else do the hard work for you in preparing the most delicious vegan dishes, by checking out our top picks for a perfect vegan Valentine meal in Bristol.
1. Vegan Bibimbap
A bibimbap is a classic Korean dish and comes in infinite varieties. Basically, it's a fried rice dish that comes with a selection of different meats and veg. But the Vegan Bibimbap from Tuk-Tuck doesn't have any meat in it, as it's made for vegans. Instead, it's a bowl of rice topped with fresh veggies, along with fried tofu and grilled mushrooms. On the side is a portion of their house "Gochujang" chilli sauce, meaning you can spice up the dish to your own taste. It's a healthy and tasty dish, but also scores highly on the comfort food factor – great for a Valentine's night in.
2. Marinated Artichoke Pizza
More and more pizzerias are offering vegan options these days, in line with the growing percentage of the population turning to a vegan lifestyle. The Marinated Artichoke pizza at Flour and Ash is topped with tomato, almond curd, olives and basil that all complement the delicate flavour of the artichokes. Of course, being a vegan option, this pizza is cheese-free!
3. Jerk Tofu & Spicy Kale
If you ever suspected vegan food of being bland, then we doubt you've ever tried anything served up by husband-and-wife team Fi Real in West Street! With the typical spices and flavours that are synonymous with Caribbean cooking, every dish is prepared from scratch and is mouth-wateringly good. Our recommendation is the marinated Jerk Tofu and Spicy Kale served with rice.
4. Yellow Curry
For a mix and match Valentine's dinner that's heaped with variety, order a number of the tapas dishes from Koh Thai Tapas. Our top pick for a vegan choice is the creamy and mild Yellow Curry that's topped with crispy shallots. And of course, a tapas meal is a great choice for a couple where only one half is vegan – you can order a selection of dishes, with some that feature meat or fish and some that don't!
5. Kare Buroso Ramen
Wagamama have always had a great selection of Japanese rice and noodle dishes, but recently their menu has been revamped to give a much bigger range of choice for vegan diners. The Kare Buroso ramen is a mix of shichimi-coated tofu and grilled veggies served in a curried vegetable and noodle broth. And if you're only choosing vegan food to keep your Valentine company, you won't feel like you're missing out on meat in this delicious dish.
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