Rye / Camber

A WEEKEND IN RYE & CAMBER 🥰 Looking for vegan food in Rye? This short guide will help you find vegan options in the area.

My boyfriend and I spent a couple of days relaxing in Rye & Camber in East Sussex for his birthday / our anniversary ♥️ I was a bit worried I wouldn’t find any vegan food in Rye but was pleasantly surprised.

Rye is a really pretty, oldy worldy town with lovely old buildings, cosy pubs and cobbled streets. It’s just over an hour outside of London 📍 We managed to catch the most beautiful sunset on the town’s most famous street – Mermaid Street 🧜‍♀️

We stayed at a little Airbnb in nearby Camber. There wasn’t much to do there unfortunately but there is a beautiful beach with sand dunes and more dreamy sunsets. We walked across fields from Camber to Rye and it took us about an hour. It’s not the most stunning walk in the world but it’s nice to get some country air as you walk next to the river and along the golf course.

In terms of food, I didn’t really struggle to find vegan food in Rye. There were no fully vegan places but lots of places with options and we had a couple of nice meals!

📍 @thefigrye – a cosy cafe with a nice bustling atmosphere and a homely feel to it. I had the Green Goddess Bowl (pics three & four) which consisted of Thai green curry with sweet potato & spinach, spirulina roasted kale, sesame crusted aubergine, pak choi, cucumber, ginger & coriander salad, coconut yoghurt, buckwheat, coconut & peanut crunch, fresh chilli & spring onions. It was fresh, tasty and full of flavour. My ideal lunch! It wasn’t cheap at £16 but the quality was great. Probably some of the best vegan food in Rye I’d imagine.

📍 @theunionrye – this was a really nice, modern spot with a small plates menu and a good vegan offering. I had the roast celeriac, oyster & shiitake mushrooms with tarragon & hazelnut, the cannellini hummus with capers, pumpkin seeds & salsa verde, the charred hispi with caraway, chilli, lemon & almonds and the ratte potatoes with sorrel & walnut oil (pics seven & eight). Nice vegetable focused food – my fave was the mushroom & celeriac dish. Wasn’t too keen on the flavour in the potatoes and didn’t love the way the hispi cabbage was cooked but really enjoyed the rest. Again, I think this was some of the best vegan food in Rye based on other menus we saw.

We also found a Thai spot where we had dinner. They had clearly labelled vegan options and good options but the food was far too salty for me unfortunately.

I really enjoyed wandering around the streets, taking photos, buying things from second hand shops and drinking Guinness. A nice place to visit for a day or two.

If you’re curious about other spots that offer vegan food in Rye, I didn’t visit these places but noticed that they also had vegan options: Knoops, Mahdi Lounge, The Devil in Rye, Layla Mezze Grill, Utopia, Fletchers House, Whitehouse, Old Bell & Old Borough Arms.

Has anyone ever been to Rye / Camber before?

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