67 High Street Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1DL


Family-run Dessert Parlour

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND DINE IN!!! You can also get delivery with Uber Eats, click and collect with Just Eat or you can come and order in store and take away your sweet treats!

Have you got a sweet tooth, if so then Chillin’ is just perfect for you take a look at all the sweet treats on their menu, you won’t be disappointed. The hardest part will be deciding what to choose.

COME ON DOWN!! Grab something cold to cool off.

Vegan Friendly Places on Park Street (ish)

Catch 22 info HERE.

Swoon info HERE.

Recommended Pizzarova info HERE.

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ALL VEGAN Soy Ahoy info HERE.

More Florist info HERE.


Friska info HERE.

Yakinori info HERE.

More Coconut Tree info HERE.

Bills info HERE.

Backyard info HERE.

Thankyou to all whose pics have been used to show how it easy it is to vegan in Bristol

Vegan Friendly places to visit in Stokes Croft (ish)

Masa + Mezcal info HERE.

Flow info HERE.

Pepenero info HERE.

Cafe Kino info HERE.

Gin Treet info HERE.

Pieminister info HERE.

Bristol Porridge Project info HERE.

See The Canteen info HERE.

See Biblos info HERE.

See The Social info HERE. Next event 24th January.

More Caper and Cure info HERE.

Mr Laheys info HERE.

Oowee Picton Street info HERE.

Thankyou to all whose pics have been used to show how it easy it is to vegan in Bristol

Bristol Vegan Street Feast & Market #3

House of Veg is not your normal vegan street feast and market! Located at the Pennywell Project on Pennywell Road, Bristol, House of Veg offers more than just food and market stalls. We also have music, talks, games and a vibe like no other.


The House of Veg is made up of 3 rooms:

Room 1 – The Food Hall – Stalls serving up your favourite plant based junk food, healthy food & juices. This is where the bar is for anyone wanting a cheeky cocktail or beer with their grub. The House of Veg DJ’s will be playing here until late as well.

Room 2 – The Market Hall – Here is where you can browse and buy all your vegan goods, products & services. There may be a few activist groups looking for support as well. Open from 12-5PM.

Room 3 – Talks & Workshop room – What it says on the tin. Timetable will be announced closer to the day.

Come discover and explore the vegan and plant-based lifestyle. There will be something for everyone, so bring your vegan and non-vegan friends with you! Be sure to come hungry and ready to shop local! If you are interested in getting involved with the House of Veg please email:

See more info HERE.

Vegan Business Exchange – Bristol

Tue, 26 February 2019

Bristol’s Vegan Business Exchange is a series of face-to-face networking events where we can help and refer business to people whose values align so closely with our own. And the reality is, that businesses far less invested in driving positive change are spending huge amounts of time and energy networking in face-to-face meetings themselves, because they know it genuinely works.

See more info HERE


We are holding a day of cream teas on Sunday 24th February!

We’ve been doing these for years now and they’re always popular but this time there’s a slight twist so that we can fit more of you in! There will be two sittings: a Sunday brunch cream tea at 11am and an afternoon tea at 3pm.

Each ticket includes a selection of sandwiches, a variety of sweet treats including berry scones with jam and whipped coconut cream, and unlimited tea/herb tea and coffee.

Clifton, Bristol.

£15 per person, due at time of booking. Booking is essential.

To buy your tickets, please email

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ale Seitan: Spring Edition

Thats right, it’s nearly the last Sunday of the month (29th). That means Vegan Roast time at Pie Baby! This is a prepay event so we can avoid food wastage and places are limited. We will not be doing an event in May as we will be at Vegfest, so don’t miss out this time.


Your £16 Ticket includes:
*Ale Seitan Roast with all the trimmings. 🔥🔥
*Dessert- Apple Crumble Pie with custard or ice cream. (this will change month to month)

See more HERE.

Wimpy Vegan

Wimpy Vegan restaurants could be coming to Bristol as ‘exciting vegan’ expansion plans announced

Fast food fans, rejoice – you may soon have more choice of where to get your burger and fries fix thanks to the UK revival of multinational chain, Wimpy. If you don’t remember them, ask your folks. Yes, the fast food joint is planning a huge UK expansion in the hope of getting back to their glory days, going green, adding jackfruit, tempeh, cheekin, seitan, and tofu burgers to the environmentally friendly menu.

There were over 500 Wimpy restaurants across the UK, one of which is still at the Brean Leisure Park near Weston-super-Mare. But now, Wimpy is going to try and reverse its decline, announcing plans for “expansion and investment, and going vegan.” “We do have some exciting new plans in terms of continued expansion and an investment programme,” Len Teal advised. “Not many details have been revealed, but further plans could be announced very soon”, Ken Wah added.

However, with well-established giants like McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC ruining the high street, it’s going to be a hard market to break into. What’s more, the British public are a lot more health-conscious than we were 50 years ago, and a lot more emphasis is placed on where food has come from, that animals don’t need to die to feed appetites. That said, the nostalgia factor may help bring in older people – or meat free hipster millennials who’d be all over a potentially retro vibe.

The first Wimpy opened in 1954 at Lyons Corner House in London and soon became known for its burgers and chips. A few decades later, the chain had dominated cities and towns across the UK. But as American fast food chains moved in, the British public fell out of love with Wimpy, and after several attempts to revive the restaurant, its success eventually waned. Whether Wimpy’s comeback will be a winner or not remains to be seen, but vegan is the way to go.

In other news, an artisan vegan sex toy shop will open on the ever-gentrifying North Street according to Mark Thomas.

Vegan Supper Concert With Emaline Delapaix

30 August at 19:30–22:00

Join us for an intimate vegan supper concert with Berlin based singer songwriter Emaline Delapaix (piano/guitar/baby harp) with with Lukas Creswell-Rost on lapsteel/electric guitar.

Tickets are £30 per person including a delicious 3 course vegan meal. Space is limited so please pre book your tickets @ 07719605200 or
5% of CD sales from that evening will also go to a local animal shelter an suggestions are welcome.

More info HERE

1847 Vegan Taster Night

1 August at 19:00–22:00

25 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol BS1 1JX

Lovely bristolian vegans, we are excited to announce our PURE VEGAN tasting menu!

Our first vegan night will run with a seven course tasting menu for £45pp Inc an arrival cocktail.

Get your booking in now to avoid disappointment!

More info HERE

Best cooked breakfasts in Bristol & Bath (vegan)

Thank you if your pic is included, for helping to show how easy it is to be vegan in Bristol, please let me know if you have any other Bristol vegan breakfast instagram pics to add.

Matter Fastfoods Jellied Eels

“Wow what an opening night. We’re so glad that people want this. Really great to meet everyone, thanks soooo much for helping to make this work” Jon posted a few weeks back now, and Russell also posted on Facebook “Hands down THE best Vegan takeaway I’ve ever had. I’ll be coming back a lot!”

Matter Fastfoods is Bristol’s (& the UK’s) 1st fully vegan tofish and chip shop, serving a healthy vegan take on classic dishes, like fish or fried chicken and chips, kebabs, and wraps. Having already included a new addition to the menu, jumbo sausage, a Taifun tofu-wiener in their famous crispy organic batter, and “as well as specializing in chips and salad, we also have the best value raw chocolate bars around, with Mulberry lucuma, and coconut oil. Matter fastfoods, making junk food healthier. Chips and chocolate!” says Jon. But now Matter Fastfoods are looking to add jellied eels to their menu also, a vegan version of course, that you may be able to try it soon. Following the vegan tofish and vegan jumbo sausage, the ‘veganising’ of traditional foods continues with this vegan version of the Bristol favourite – Jellied Eels! With the rapid growth in veganism in Bristol over the last 18 months, Jon & Matter Fastfoods including Rick (previously a Grillstock employee now vegan) have been experimenting in the kitchen and the result is ‘Somefin Fishy’, a classic turned vegan with all the flavours and texture of Jellied Eels.

If you haven’t visited yet, Bristol 247 did and wrote “The delicious waft of fried food hits me first when stepping inside what claims to be the UK’s first vegan fish and chip shop; this small Fishponds takeaway smelling possibly better than any chippy I’ve ever been in. Delicately flavoured, fried to perfection and accompanied with a lemon wedge, hot mushy peas and a bonus fresh side salad, the tofish was a taste revelation that left me satisfied but without the sick-to-my stomach full of a more traditional greasy takeaway. And leaving the best to last: the chips. Always my own favourite of any fish and chip supper, the ‘proper chip shop’ chips were lavishly coated with salt and vinegar, fried to a golden brown crunch and tasted as good as any I’ve ever devoured on the harbour side of Cornwall’s finest fishing ports. With prices that better reflect the takeaway total of my childhood, my tofish and chips, with a side of mushy peas and an elderflower presse set me back £7.70 – another reason, if any more were needed, why a vegan alternative could be the way ahead.”

Wriggle also visited, describing “Their tofish is pure deep fried food porn”. Watch their brief video below.

The Bristol Post also visited too and wrote “It hasn’t even been a full week since Bristol’s newest takeaway opened its doors and it’s already won an award. Matter Fastfoods has been awarded the Proggy Award from PETA, which recognises animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. People travelled for hours to sample its tofish and chips on launch night, and they weren’t disappointed. But Jon Freeman, who is behind Matter Fastfoods, is well versed in providing, healthy, tasty vegan food, already running Matter Wholefoods in Easton. He said: “It’s about giving people food that is good for them and will nurture their bodies, as well as helping the environment. “We’ve already had such a great reaction, and it’s been great to see so many non-vegans interested in what we are doing. “Matter Fastfoods is a stepping stone for people to take into veganism. Of course people won’t want to be eating chips every night, but we have plenty of salads and healthy stir-frys, and we just want to show people that there are options out there if you want to live a healthier lifestyle.”

With Fish and chips off the menu as marine experts warn haddock has become unsustainable it looks like Matter Fastfoods turned up at exactly the right time. When asked recently about a deep fried Twilight (Vegan Mars Bar) bar Jon says “don’t worry, we have stuff in the laboratory” & “even busier than our opening night tonight! It’s becoming evident that this type of eating is no passing craze, this is the way it is and it’s going to get bigger. Yes! People care!” and admits “We want to employ people, lots of vacancies going on but we really need front of house staff and cooks, the right people will have passion for this type of thing and I guess experience would definitely be an advantage! Also looking for someone with lots of experience in the industry to take over from me at Matter Wholefoods too. Can we get a CV from you if you’re interested or feel you have something to offer” and wished to pass on “Lots of love to all the Matter customers and crew, without you this amazing movement wouldn’t have happened! Thanks all”.

See more Matter Fastfoods info HERE

The cows of Bristol Harbourfront


The recent Bristol Post article titled ‘Two cows to mooove into Bristol Harbourfront’ provided a distinctly one sided account of animal farming, that appears to have been devised to reassure people over their continued exploitation of animals.  As such the article became an appeal to a false idea of the dairy industry that at best hid a great deal of the ‘truth’ behind animal farming.

The article itself suggests a number of issues to contend with; first and foremost, what exactly are cows doing at Bristol Harbourfront amongst ‘cafés, bars and boats’?  It certainly isn’t their natural habitat, and yet neither would the farm be their natural habitat either, for cows that have been specifically bred to be farmed by humans, there isn’t a natural habitat for these animals.  In fact the whole process of animal farming, and the subsequent consumption of milk taken from another species is quite unnatural in itself, as humans are weaned from human milk at a young age, and are not supposed to consume the milk of another species thereafter.  The milk mothers produce for their calves is specifically formulated for them to grow quickly, not for humans to consume as part of a ‘balanced’ diet.  This goes against the claim in the article that milk is a ‘very ‘normal’, everyday product.’ Of course the consumption of dairy has been normalised culturally, but that in itself doesn’t make it either natural, normal or necessary to consume.

The fact there is an artist at the event suggests there will be a degree of theatrics in the performance.  Yet there also doesn’t seem to be a genuine attempt to speak the truth about dairy farming, where people could make their own minds up, instead of dealing with another layer of distraction.  The intent here seems to be in reinforcing the bucolic image of farming peddled by the likes of McDonald’s and Waitrose, and found in the fables of children, in order to reassure and further encourage the unnecessary consumption of dairy products.  The article then goes on to say the artist will be ‘sleeping together in the pavilion with the cows, milking them, and feed[ing] them.’ It would seem to support an illusion the cows are being well looked after, and are also generally well looked after, until they are no longer useful and are then killed.

The animals themselves aren’t  genuinely considered in the ‘true cost of farming’, whilst it is reasonable to say the environmental costs of animal farming are high, as outlined in the Cowspiracy documentary, and a recent article in the Science journal that also made this point. But the answer isn’t reform, the answer resides in a fundamental change in our behaviour, where we take these issues seriously.  The article also mentions that ‘our planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals, with industrial agriculture being one of the largest contributors.’  This is true, and arguably animal farming is a big driver behind this event, so we need to take more radical action in regard to our environment, and make different choices in regard to consumption.  We also need to change the way we view nature and the way we live in this world, and veganism can play a significant role in that.  There is also a mention in the article of ‘Global Food System Inequalities’, and it will be interesting to see how issues of neo-liberalism will be addressed within the performance itself.

But let us wonder whether this is really part of a campaign by Nessie the performance artist.  Someone who is concerned about the dairy industry, and is willing to spend five days and many nights on the harbourfront milking two cows three times a day, possibly on her own time and at her own expense.  If it is, then I admire her dedication, though there are a number of fundamental issues with the claims she has made so far.  Despite this, I think it is possible to understand the struggles of the farming industry too, and there is no doubt it is difficult for people in a declining industry.  Sadly, the government and National Farmers Union will be of little help here, because they rarely show genuine concern toward people that are struggling, indeed they don’t really seem to care at all.  This of course is awful, but it is another truth the industry needs to face in these changing times.  The answer isn’t going to be in reform, the answer is in alternative ways of living.

In regard to dairy itself, there are many alternatives that are widely available, from oat milk, soya milk, coconut milk, hemp milk and almond milk.  The vegan yoghurts, cheeses and creams are also widely available and the homemade cashew cheeses are truly very good.  Whilst it may be difficult to think in terms of ‘giving up’ certain things, when we consider the environmental costs, and the costs to animals themselves, it becomes easier, necessary even, so next time you realise you are reaching for the dairy, think about picking up one of the alternatives instead.



The Vegan Society on dairy farming.

The Vegetarian Society on dairy farming.

By orcas and animals

Tips on marketing your vegan options

1) Marketing to customers seeking vegan food

If you can already offer vegan options, let your potential customers know!

# Preferably this will be by putting a vegan options on the menu and labelling it.

# Specifying which dishes are also available in a vegan version is another approach, if some existing dishes can easily be modified to make them suitable for vegans on request.

# Or at the very least, put a mention on the menu somewhere that vegan options are available – this is at least an indication that you are happy to cater for vegan customers, even if they don’t know what they’ll be getting.

# In addition, a mention on your website will also help to catch potential customers who are searching the internet for restaurants which offer vegan food.

Don’t wait until customers come to you and ask – they probably won’t!

Saying “we’ll do something vegan if someone asks” is not the best way of attracting vegan customers or groups including vegans.

If there’s nothing vegan or that at least looks like it might be vegan-friendly on the menu, the average customer won’t approach you to ask for a vegan meal and wouldn’t assume they would be entitled to (unless they’ve been invited along by non-vegans and don’t have a choice).

It’s much simpler for potential customers to choose somewhere else that appears more likely to cater for them.

2) Marketing vegan-suitable food in a way that is accessible to all customers

Vegan food is suitable for practially all customers, and tasty vegan options will appeal to most people in its own right.

However, promoting a dish as VEGAN in big letters, or making the fact that it’s vegan more prominent than the description of the dish itself, can sometimes be a barrier for customers who aren’t specifically seeking vegan food. Often it’s because they don’t identify with the label ‘vegan’ and feel that a specifically vegan dish isn’t ‘for them’.

Fortunately, this situation is easy to avoid once you’re aware of it. Make sure your labelling is present, but keep it subtle.

For instance, don’t call a dish “Vegan Cake” or “Vegan Lasagne”. Call it “Chocolate Fudge Cake” or “Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Lasagne” and put in small writing next to it, ‘(vg)’ or ‘(vo)’ or ‘vegan’, ‘egg-free and dairy-free’ with an approriate key at the bottom of the menu. (‘vg’ often refers to ‘vegan’, ‘vo’ to ‘vegan option/version available’. The vegans will spot it, the non-vegans won’t.

This is taken from the Vegan Society guide to vegan living, & tweaked.

Three main reasons why vegan options are good for business

1) Vegan food is not just for vegans!

Having good vegan options on the menu means the restaurant is automatically ready to cater for a wide range of different customers.

Vegan food also meets the needs of:

# vegetarians, including lacto-vegetarians who do not eat eggs.
# many religious dietary requirements (for example, if the meal does not contain alcohol then vegan food is halal, and is suitable for those who do not eat various types of meat for religious reasons).
# often more suitable for healthy eaters or people watching their weight than traditional meat / cheese-laden restaurant dishes.
# people trying to cut down on meat consumption either for ethical, environmental or health reasons, and any customer looking for something a bit different.
# everyone else! (barring any individual food allergies or intolerances).

Vegan options are a useful way of making your life easy.

2) Good vegan options could win the custom of large groups. If a group of friends, relatives or colleagues is going out for a meal, and one or two members of the group are vegan, they may well all go somewhere which can cater for everyone in the group, including the vegan(s).

Or, put another way, if you don’t have good vegan options, the entire group may well go somewhere else.

3) It’s not difficult and you probably don’t have to put extra dishes on the menu. Every restaurant has vegetarian options, usually a selection of vegetarian options. Just make several of your vegetarian options also suitable for vegans. Job done.

This is taken from the Vegan Society guide to vegan living, & tweaked.