Thali Cafe

64-66 St. Marks Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JH

12 York Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5QE

Thali started as a street food truck at Glastonbury Festival after founder Jim Pizer travelled to India and fell in love with the food.

India have been promoting the vegan way of life for the last 1,000 years and whilst it’s not widespread across the UK, it’s certainly featuring more and more in our diets. Do not fear though – whether you’re committed to the vegan way of life, or you’re testing it out for ‘Veganuary’, here at Thali we’ve got you covered.

Let me give you the lowdown on our ‘Vegan Variety’:

  • Pea Kachoris with Pickled Onions – garden peas spiced with cinnamon, black pepper and ginger, wrapped in atta pastry.
  • Aloo Bondas – spiced mashed potato balls in chickpea batter.
  • NEW Baingan Paturi – baked aubergine, wrapped in a banana leaf, served with Keralan samba, crunchy salad and tomato & tamarind chutney.
  • Pumpkin and Coconut Olan – sweet roasted pumpkin in a coconut, black-eyed bean and curry leaf sauce.
  • Masala Fried Potatoes – fried spiced potatoes coated in chickpea batter, served with tomato and tamarind chutney.
  • Chocolate and Coconut tort– super rich, delicious chocolate and coconut tort, adorned with coconut shavings.

For us, veganism should never mean a compromise on taste; instead it’s an opportunity to discover a whole new world of ingredients and flavours.

3 thoughts on “Thali Cafe

  1. If you go with a bunch of friends or just as a couple, make sure to get their homemade chutneys, some of them are vegan and absolutely delicious.


  2. Tried the Easton branch the other day for lunch, on recommendation of a friend. Never had a Thali before but as it’s their signature dish I had to try it. It was a delicious selection of 5 different things (rice, curry, dhal, 2 salads, dip etc) – all so tasty and fresh. I really liked this café – the atmosphere is relaxed and it has a comfy lounging area as well as tables. Vegan dishes can be picked out by looking for V for veggie along with D for dairy-free, but the pleasant staff fully understand vegan anyway so it’s not a problem. I thought £11 was a little pricey for lunch – but saying that, I would treat myself again!


  3. Want curry? Look no further than Thali – their dairy free thali is vegan and absolutely delicious. You get an array of dishes, including a curry, rice, salad, and dhal. Always a nice atmosphere, and if you buy a tiffin you can get thalis to take home!


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