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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:37 pm 
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Feel free to shoot more questions my way & lemme know if you need an eating buddy!


That would be awesome! Originally I was going to visit friends in Brighton after a friend's 50th in Southampton but they're away on holidays and I only found out after booking the train tickets, so I'm going to have a bit of free time to spare! Are you about Tuesday anytime or Wednesday daytime?

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 8:37 am 
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I can be about Tuesday or Wednesday daytime! Drop me a PM or an e-mail & we'll make a plan!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:48 pm 
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WaiKikaMooKau have added vegan cheese (VioLife) to their menu. It's not on the printed menu yet (it's super new) but just ask. I'm excited about getting myself a cheeseburger!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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WaiKikaMooKau have added vegan cheese (VioLife) to their menu. It's not on the printed menu yet (it's super new) but just ask. I'm excited about getting myself a cheeseburger!

YAY awesome news. I <3 WKMK

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Are there any places in Brighton that sell soy curls? A friend of mine is heading that way at the weekend and I just wanted to check if I could send him on a mission for impossible-to-find vegan food that we can't get in Wales.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Are there any places in Brighton that sell soy curls?


Nope!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Are there any places in Brighton that sell soy curls?

Nope!

yeah, as far as i know you can only get them from the US.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Ah, I thought it might be the case but it was worth a try. I miss them so much :(

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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We were planning on going down for Vegfest but it turns out that weekend isn't good for us, so we are now going the weekend after (easter) Sunday-wednesday.

From what I've been reading, parking in Brighton is ridiculously expensive yes? All the NCPs seem to cost a lot! Hopefully we can park at the hotel and walk...

Is everything likely to be shut on the bank holidays (Sunday and Monday)?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:07 am 
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A lot of hotels don't have parking either I'm afraid (or it's an NCP or ridiculously tiny) so it's probably best to budget for parking too.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:53 am 
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Everything won't be shut over Easter weekend but Infinity Foods will be closed on Sunday & will have reduced hours on the Monday. I think most restaurants & cafe's will be open both days but it's probably worth making a reservation if you wanted to go to Terre à Terre or Food for Friends. Also driving into Brighton on Easter Sunday will take a good hour longer than Google maps suggests and you'll want to get there as early as possible to get a spot on a car park. NCP wise they're all stupidly expensive but I think the London Road one was cheapest last time I checked. If you want to try to park on the street you'll need to go out to the Hannover area. Oh and definitely call your hotel to ask where they'd suggest you park.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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On the upside, if you're there over Easter weekend, you'll see all the Mods bikes on the seafront.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Wow thanks jojo! We are staying at the travelodge near the train station and they've told us they have parking but it's limited so, who knows. We are definitely budgeting enough to spend extra on that.

Ruby Rose - that sounds cool even though I'm not quite sure what it is. Is there an event happening?

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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You could always drop off your stuff at the hotel then drive back and park on the unrestricted streets around Preston Park or Hanover area - just walk back (you could take in Al Campo, Hisbe, The Level, Loving Hut on your way on foot) or get the bus or train - or actually if there's two of you the cab fare might work out similar to the bus/train fare x2.

A lot of central Brighton closes at 5.30pm but wander across Old Steine/Palace Pier to St James Street in Kemptown and you'll find the cafes (and some shops) are open later.


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:11 am 
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If you're not using the car over the weekend and want to save on parking, consider parking it in Portslade and get the train in! Only takes a couple of minutes, 2.50 single or so. We live in Portslade, so know the area isn't bad!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:03 pm 
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Morelli Zorelli now have a range of vegan mock meats as well as vegan cheese. Our group had pepperoni, choritzo and chicken. They are working on a vegan menu but in the meantime ask and they'll tell you what they have, they're very accommodating. They even knocked us up some garlic bread which they hadn't done vegan style before!

There are only a few tables (we rang ahead as there were 4 of us) and although they have vegan beer (Peroni & Birra Moretti) there isn't any vegan wine at the moment. I'm sure if there is demand they will look into this, apparently we were the first people who had asked about wine. They also had Fentimans soft drinks.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:52 am 
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We are back from Brighton, I have to say they're were a couple places that stood out as great and a couple that weren't so great.

We first tried to go to the Almond Tree on Monday morning as it was relatively close to the hotel, and they had made a post on facebook saying they were opening at 8 that day. We got their at 9 and it was shut up tight. We tried again Wednesday morning when it was open, but we got put off because the lady running the place kept coughing on the cake places and moaning about her "big cold" - didn't fancy breakfast there after that.

We had breakfast both days at Wai Kika Moo Kau instead and it was great! The service was excellent as was the food so I was really pleased with that.

We found everywhere super busy at lunchtime so decided to get a takeout panini from Infinity foods cafe, but it didn't work out so well. My husbands was great but after they had had my panini in the machine a while, one of them told the other that the machine mine wasn't in was not actually working. Soooo they just gave me a squished cold sandwich. I wouldn't have minded if they'd actually mentioned it and apologised but they acted like we wouldn't know the difference.

The other good experience we had was with Morelli Zorelli, we got pizza delivered to the hotel and mine had vegan pepperoni and chorizo on and was delicious! And it got delivered very quickly, I'm not sure how the pizza guy managed it, but I'm sad now we have nothing like that here!

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I've never been impressed with the Infinity Cafe, such a shame given the parent company!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Very excited about the fact that Loving Hut is now in the North Laines rather than The Level (as I always forgot it was there and would never have gone that far).

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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We had breakfast both days at Wai Kika Moo Kau instead and it was great! The service was excellent as was the food so I was really pleased with that.
I love that place! When I was growing up in Brighton and its environs, I would never go there because they seemed to be all about the stodge. Now: I LOVE IT AND I GO THERE EVERY TIME I CAN.

My memories of Brighton are a bit out of date... is there still that nice Japanese place by Seven Dials?

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I'm going to Brighton for VegFest this year. I have never been before and am really looking forward to it! I'm only going to be there for the two days, so what would you recommend doing/seeing/eating for the whistlestop tour?

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Terre a Terre is a must if you can find time. But you'll definitely need to book.

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I'm going to Brighton for VegFest this year. I have never been before and am really looking forward to it! I'm only going to be there for the two days, so what would you recommend doing/seeing/eating for the whistlestop tour?


If you need shoes it's worth taking a look in Vegetarian Shoes for the luxury of being able to try them on (unfortunately I'm between sizes on a lot of their shoes but I've successfully bought boots from them before).

I enjoy browsing Infinity Foods (they sell my favourite lip balm, the cherry Hurraw).

Second the Terre a Terre rec. even if just for one course (dessert!).

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Blueberry I third the Terre à Terre rec's if you want to have a fancy meal - it's miles better than Food For Friends.

I haven't been able to try either of these next recommendations but the food that Beelzebab are making at the Hope & Ruin pub looks epic and there's a new 100% vegan pizza place called Purezza (I think I spelt that right!) who even do a vegan stuffed crust so that'd be a must eat for me. Browsing in Infinity foods is always great and, as dropscone suggested, Vegetarian Shoes is good if you wanna try stuff on. If you like hot chocolate I'd go to Chocaffinitea in the North Laine area for their thick Spanish style hot choc (take some marshmallows if you're feeling fancy!) and Boho Gelato is always a must in my mind.

Oh and Dropscone that's my favourite lip balm too! I'm wearing it right now!

Gulliver I'm not sure if that place is still there but there's a great Japanese place specialising in Ramen on Preston Street now.

Mat, LH is in the North Laines and on the Level! The one at the level has new owners and the food is better than at the North Lane location in my opinion.

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Have a look at Rootcandi on Western Rd. I went the first week it was open and wasn't massively impressed but the owner asked me for feedback and when I went back
in October he had really taken it on board. Even then I said it was a shame they didn't make their own ice cream and then a few weeks later they tweeted me to say they
had bought an ice cream maker and were experimenting. I took my non vegan Mum and we both really enjoyed it.

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