From meat-free Mondays to Veganuary, the trend to eat less meat and turn towards a more plant-based diet is growing. We're here to help you get on board that meat-free train with five vegetarian breakfasts that will turn your usual bacon sandwich into a distant memory.
Meat-free is far from fun-free. From lightly-spiced huevos rancheros at All Bar One to strawberry scented French toast at Cox & Baloney, there are options for all tastes, savoury or sweet. So vegetarian, flexitarian, or taking-a-day-off-meat-atarian, here's our pick of meat-free breakfasts designed to wake up your taste buds and set you up for the day ahead.
1. Veggie Brunch, Giraffe
Giraffe has been doing a roaring trade in breakfast since it first opened in 1998, and its prized Veggie Brunch is testament to nearly 20 years of practice. Opt for this dish and you'll get crispy sweetcorn fritters, ripe avocado and roasted field mushrooms alongside scrambled egg, baked beans and artisan sourdough toast. If this feast doesn't get you into a good mood for the rest of the day, nothing will.
Where: Giraffe, various locations
2. Huevos Rancheros, All Bar One
You'll be shouting arriba all day long after tucking into All Bar One's famous huevos rancheros. This Mexican-inspired breakfast has a grilled tortilla topped with mildly-spiced pico de gallo and black bean salsa, two fried free range eggs, avocado, spring onion and red chilli. You can show your appreciation with a Mexican wave if you wish.
Where: All Bar One, various locations
3. Eggs Florentine, Carluccio's
The vegetarian version of eggs benedict – Eggs Florentine – is a top breakfast contender, from legendary Italian restaurant Carluccio's. Perfectly poached eggs and steamed spinach top toasted Italian bread – all covered in rich and creamy hollandaise sauce.
Where: Carluccio's, various locations
4. Scrambled Egg on Toast, Mojo Coffee House
There are meat-free breakfasts a-plenty on offer at Brighton's Mojo Coffee House. We especially love their scrambled eggs with toast because it's such a no-brainer to start the day – perfect alongside a cup of coffee or a thick smoothie to get you ready for whatever the day might throw at you.
Where: Mojo Coffee House, Brighton
5. Roast Vegetable Frittata, Cox & Baloney
This lip-smacking delight sees a frittata cooked with all sorts of vegetables and a whole lot of goodness. Served up with a fresh seasonal salad, you can really start your day off the right way. And trust us, you won't be hungry an hour after this beauty either.
Where: Cox & Baloney, Bristol
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