Vegetarian and Vegan Online Food Store plus High Street shop in Bognor Regis, West Sussex
NOTE: If you are ordering chilled goods outside the local area please ensure you select the correct delivery option at checkout (DEL Chilled (NOT FROZEN) products) as this will ensure correct packaging and 48hr delivery - please see delivery page for details of local areas and more information. At present we cannot deliver frozen goods outside the local area but this is an area we are exploring for the future.
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A local shop providing vegetarian and vegan foods for direct sale or online we offer free delivery locally and also for orders over a minimum value. For all your vegetarian and vegan shopping needs visit us in the hight street in Bognor Regis, West Sussex or online. We are one of only a handfull of truly vegan food shops along the south coast!
Our aim is to provide excellent quality helpful options not just for established vegetarians and vegans but also for those who are making the transition to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Our family is now a mix of ex-meat-eating vegan and vegetarians so we know how difficult it can appear to be when your dietary background has typically included meat at every evening meal. One focus will be on how to get enough protein. The vegetarian/vegan food industry is rapidly making headway with their products and easy information sharing online means that whenever we come across problem areas it is getting easier to resolve them.
We stock many well know brands and a few not so well known - including:
Vbites - the Vbites vegideli range, the Vbites cheatin range and Vbites cheezly range not to mention the delicious vgeusto range of vegan cheeses!
Granovita, Plamil (including lots of delicious Plamil chocolate), Meridian, Infinity foods, Just wholefoods, Taifun tofu, Alpro, Biovegan, Nakd, Biona, Artisan grains, Violife cheese to name but a few.
So, if you're worrying about losing some of your favourite meat based meals, have a look at our delicious meat replacement products. You'll find sausages and burgers as well as a host of other new products. And for those who don't want anything 'meaty' on their plate we have all the ingredients you may need to create delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan meals (and you are all always welcome to make requests or give suggestions). We are always hungry for more ideas.
Whether you want to cook a nice nut roast, have some delicious dairy free ice cream or luxury dairy free vegan chocolate try out our online shop or pop in if you are local. From falafel mix to vegan burger mix, and from vegan pesto to vegan easter eggs we have a great range and anything we don't have we can usually get for you - just phone or email us! Just in time for easter we will soon have a great selection for you to choose your vegan easter egg - look out for the moo free aggs and booja booja eggs that will soon appear on this site. In case you don't know about Booja Booja they do a great range of vegan chocolate - luxury vegan chocolate including booja booja easter eggs - small but scrumptious!
We even stock vegan marsh mallows - you won't find those in many shops! Then there are the chilled and frozen goodies - Clive's pies for a starters - delicious vegan pies - yummy! And what about ice cream, dairy free ice cream of various kinds including the luxurious booja booja vegan ice cream in a variety of flavours. Not mention of course the vegan burgers and falafel ball along with food heaven ice creams. In the chilled section there's the vbite cheatin range including vegan beef style roast, turkey style roast etc and deli items such as vbites beef style slices, vegan cheese substitutes and even vegan sour cream alternatives - but please remember, if you can't find it please ask as we will do our best to source it for you.
Then there is almond butter, cashew nut butter, walnut butter and sesame tahini. Along with vegan cakes, vegan biscuits and so on. Then there are rices, seed and pulses such as mulberries, mung beans, goji berries - the list goes on and on.
Egg replacers are popular as is the orgran vegan gravy mix.
We have also recently added a tab to the menu for vegan recipe ideas and welcome visitors recipe ideas (must comply with copyright law) and will publish these as and when they are available. So why not help us build up a stock of vegan recipes for all to share and enjoy!
Another tab in our menu provides useful links to animal welfare/rights resources.
We are always happy for people to pop in with no obligation to buy if they are simply curious - we welcome vegans, vegetarians and non vegetarians although we would respectfully ask non vegans to respect our views (e.g. if you come into the shop brandishing a meat burger you wll be asked to leave until you have finished eating!) and are happy to impart any knowledge we have with anyone - we have a number of free resources in the shop including leaflets, recipe ideas and even DVD's explaining about veganism - its a way of life not just a diet.
We are currently open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays but keep an eye out as this could change at a later date.
A sample from our blog:
- Early experiences of going vegan
Posted on 3:59pm Thursday 13th Feb 2014
Having been vegetarian for quite some time I decided to go fully vegan a couple of weeks ago. Just a couple of early thoughts for those considering a vegan diet.
Firstly I wouldn't worry about what to eat - my experience is that I am finding so much variety I am actually eating more than before and more variety and lots of it is new - spoilt for choice I am actually worried I may have to curb my eating!
Secondly in terms of health I can say categorically I feel better than ever before. I am no athlete but I do go to a gym regularly and will be running the bognor 10K in may - I did it before in less than an hour and hope to beat that again this year - not bad for a 50 something year old who smoked for many years and ate meat for even longer.
One of the best aspects of going vegan though is the lifting of guilt I held for so many years - I now know that, although guilty in the past, I no longer contribute to the abuse of animals through farming, milking and so on - that feels good!
Lastly, I would say that sometimes it takes a little time to adjust but be patient. I gave up sugar in my tea several years ago and found the first 5 or 6 (maybe it was 20!) cups without sugar were not nice - now I couldn't possibly drink tea with sugar in it. Its the same with going vegan - tea with soya milk (some are better than others and I would recommend Cafe expert which you can find in our online store) tastes a little strange for the first few cups but you adjust - you adjust quickly and now I hve adjusted the thought of animal milk in my tea is quite disgusting to me (just as the thought of soya milk was in the past).
If you are not sure just give it a try and if at first you don't succeed please try again - if you want to chat about it please use this blog space or contact us direct or even on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vegetariabognor?ref=hl
Look forward to hearing from you!