May 14, 2018

Eating Vegan has seen a huge increase in the past few years with it estimated that over 545,000 people in the UK are now living a plant-based lifestyle, this is an incredible 360% increase in the last 10 years! With the ever-growing popularity of the plant-based lifestyle, we have put together our very own veggie friendly and healthy eating guide to Kings Heath, including a selection of the top vegetarian and vegan dishes available in our lovely suburb.

Order: Coconut Porridge at Bloom (£5.50)

Where: Bloom

Located: Poplar Road

Do I need to book: No

Opening Times: Wed – Sat 9-5 | Sun 10-4

(kitchen closes 2.30 daily)

What can we tell you about Bloom? Well, in short, if you haven’t had chance to visit Bloom yet, you simply must!

First of all Bloom looks great just check out their Instagram to get an idea of what we mean here (swoon) but, and more importantly, they deliver BIG time when it comes to offering an incredibly tasty place to eat.

Bloom serve hot drinks and a vast menu of delicious dishes with plenty of choice, one of them being their incredible Coconut Porridge, which is served with charred pineapple, mango curd, cashew butter, banana bread crumbs, black sesame & sweet plantain. The rich porridge is not only a palate pleaser but is also packed full with nutrients that will have you feeling super energised.

Take a look at the full Bloom Cafe menu here.

Order: Goan Vegetable Curry at Loco Lounge (£8.95)

Where: Loco Lounge

Located: High Street

Do I need to book: No

Opening Times: Mon – Sun 9-11

Loco Lounge is like a home away from home, serving delicious dishes in a range of styles to suit all appetites. One of our favourite things about this place is the friendly staff, they are always on hand to help out and really do make Loco the perfect place to enjoy a tipple or meal.

Our other favourite thing about Loco is how family friendly they are, the layout means you can bring a few pushchairs and really stretch out, they also offer a really diverse menu from Gluten free to veggie and vegan dishes.

You can check out their latest events on their Facebook or full menu here.

Order: All Day Vegan Breakfast at Kitchen Garden Cafe (£7.95)

Where: Kitchen Garden Cafe

Located: York Road

Do I need to book: No

Opening Times: Mon – Sat 9-4 Sun 10-4 (Sunday Lunch 12-4)

KGC is one of Kings Heath’s most treasured venues, they bring live music, comedy and poetry all the time, not to mention offer a really wonderful venue for enjoying a sunny day with the whole outdoor garden vibe they have going on.

The superb staff are, well, superb as it happens! We should also mention the delicious range of food on offer, Kitchen Garden Cafe host regular Vegan and healthy eating pop up events with a variety of different health and wellbeing organisations, to find out exactly what is going on please Kitchen Garden Cafe’s website and plan your next visit.

There’s just something about Kitchen Garden Cafe that we, and the rest of  Kings Heath love.

Order: Shobzi Platter at Sylhet Spice (price)

Where: Sylhet Spice

Located: York Road

Do I need to book: Yes – Click here to book.

Opening Times: Mon – Sun 5:30 – 12

The delicious flavours and incredible spices of Sylhet Spices food are why it is considered one of Kings Heath’s favourite dining experiences. Taking influence from modern cuisine and classic Indian and Bangladeshi dishes Sylhet Spice’s food is packed full with incredible flavour and a kick of spice.

The Shobzi Platter available at Sylhet Spice is one of their most flavoursome and tasty dishes and it just so happens to be vegetarian, featuring Onion Bhaji, Samosa, Paneer Pakora & Satney Chop and is the perfect dish to share if you are that way inclined.

Check out Sylhet Spices full menu here.

Order: Halloumi Salad at Byzantium (£8.00)

Where: Byzantium

Located: York Road

Do I need to book: Yes – Click here to book.

Opening Times: Mon – Thu 5:30-10 | Fri – Sat 12-10 (Closed 2:30-5:30)

With the mission to create food that gets you talking it’s no surprise that Byzantium’s Tapas take inspiration from traditional Spanish and Mediterranean Tapas dishes.

Who doesn’t love Tapas, a chance to eat multiple dishes with no judgement, yes please! Byzantium’s tapas dishes don’t just taste amazing but many of them are vegan and veggie too!

Take a look at all the amazing healthy dish options and book your table at Byzantium here.

This is just a snapshot of what is on offer in Kings Heath, we would love to hear you thoughts so we can add to our list of wonderful treats on offer in the Heath and help others discover their new favourite dish or perfect place to stop off for a bite to eat.