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Vegan Adventures: Brighton Edition

21 Jan

I was in Brighton for work last week, which is always a massive treat because Brighton seems to be the epicentre for awesome vegan eats and treats. 

I visited last summer with The Boy. We stayed at Paskins Townhouse, and ate at Terre a Terre. We had an awesome time.

Paskins was a great B&B, and we enjoyed our stay there immensely. It was a little bit of a walk from the town centre, so this time, because work was paying, I stayed at the Hilton on the sea front. 

I love seaside hotels with that faded Victorian glamour, and the Hilton had it in spades. Grand sweeping staircases, massive high ceilings, the full shebang.

Whilst my accommodation was different I was determined to return to Terre a Terre because I had nothing but great memories from my visit last summer. 

I wasn’t disappointed either.

The restaurant, when I arrived at 6pm, was still almost empty. Even so, attentive wait staff showed me to my table and gave me the menu. I chose the set menu, because it had things on it that I would have chosen anyway, and seemed good value for money.

I don’t usually go for 3 courses: it’s usually too much food for me, but this time I thought ‘to hell with it’ as the food at Terre a Terre is too good to pass on. 

My three courses were absolutely amazing, but like my last visit, I think my starter was my favourite.

I noticed that they also offer an afternoon tea, and I would love to experience that. Has anyone tried the vegan tea? What’s it like? I was also recommended Food With Friends by a local, has anyone had a vegan meal there, and how does it compare to Terre a Terre? 

I also had a good mooch around the great vegan shops in Brighton, stopping into Infinity Foods to drool over all the amazing things they had on offer, and purchase some of their delicious vegan baked goods.

I dropped into Vegetarian Shoes to have a look at what they had on offer. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this brand. I like their products, but I think they are expensive. Also, the quality of the shoes is really hit and miss. I’ve had the Snowdon Walking boot and the Vegan Ugg boots from them, and they have been great, but other shoes I have purchased from them have not been great quality and have fallen apart in less than a year, which makes me reluctant to buy from them. Have you had is experience with Vegetarian Shoes? What do you think of their shoes and boots?

 I also came across a gorgeous dress shop called Pretty Eccentric (http://www.prettyeccentric.co.uk) which had some beautiful stuff. Sadly a lot of it was a little out of my price range, but it was stunningly beautiful.
The young lady I spoke to explained that they design for the modern woman, but are inspired by design from the 20s – 50s. The result was just stunning.

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