Taking part in Veganuary this year?

This campaign challenges members of the public to adopt a vegan lifestyle for the first month of the year.

If you are taking part in this challenge it doesn’t mean you have to live off a diet of water and vegetables.

You can still enjoy tasty food, as many restaurants are vegan-friendly have offer a variety of plant-based options.

Best of all, each one of these places is operating a takeaway or delivery service during the pandemic.

Here are some of the best vegan-friendly places to order from in Cumbria.

Timmy’s Bar and Kitchen, Carlisle

If you fancy some delicious vegan food this month, then one of the first places to consider is Timmy’s Bar and Kitchen in Carlisle.

They have some delicious looking food on offer, including vegan nuggets and Chorizo Smoked Applewood pizza.

(Facebook/Timmy's Bar and Kitchen)

If you order from here, make sure to save room for pudding as Timmy’s Biscoff Bar is for sale.

One of the most popular dishes on the menu is Vegan Gyros, which consists of ‘chicken’ style pieces which are coated in a  tzatziki sauce wrapped in a hand stretched flatbread.

If you want to get some vegan food from here, place your order on the Timmy’s Bar and Kitchen website.

Casa A Roma, Whitehaven

Fancy a taste of Italy without breaking the Veganuary challenge?

Luckily for you, there are plenty of mouth-watering options at Casa A Roma.

Bruschetta Pomodoro (homemade focaccia, tomato and pesto) and Roast Pepper Risotto are some tasty looking items on the menu.

Tripadvisor users also seem to have high praise for the establishment.

One person wrote: “My mother has recently gone vegan and I was surprised at the amount of options they had for her… it seems they do cater extremely well for vegetarians/vegans/people with intolerances which is hard to find in small places!” 

Order your food online.

Simple Goodness, Penrith

This small bistro and restaurant specialises in simple, fresh and delicious vegan and vegetarian food.

Their vegan mains are all served with house salad and there are some exciting options available’ quinoa and bean veggie burger and chickpea madras curry are two options.


There is also a special vegan dish which is updated weekly.

If you have a sweet tooth, there are also plenty of vegan cakes and traybakes available to purchase and the options available change daily.

If you want to order from this restaurant, it will be open from January 12th.

Until then, feel free to browse the online menu.

Sweet Pepper Café, Barrow

(Facebook/ Sweet Pepper Cafe)

If you fancy a small meal or just a little something to nibble on, then you should consider getting some vegan food from the Sweet Pepper Café in Barrow.

Best of all, every item is either vegetarian or vegan so you can scroll through the menu knowing you can eat the majority of items on the list.

One of their best sellers is ‘Creemy Garlic mushrooms’, which include button mushrooms served in a ‘creemy’ garlic sauce served on two slices of garlic toast.

Unique to this café are bubble shaces which come in several flavours.

Browse the menu online.

Share your favourite Vegan-friendly restaurants in the comments.