This week (14 – 20 May) marks National Vegetarian Week and here at Shakespeare’s England, we want to celebrate some of the great veggie food our region has to offer.

Whether you’re cutting down on meat, in the process of turning veggie or just want to try some delicious vegetarian recipes, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Warwickshire.

Edward Moon host an exclusive ‘Vegetarian Evening’ on the first Thursday of every month from 5 – 9:30pm. Some of their unique dishes include; Asparagus and Mushroom Suet Pudding, Butternut Squash and Feta Tagliatelle and Spiced Poached Pear Salad. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss out on the next Vegetarian Evening on Thursday 7th June!

If you can’t wait until then, pop in and sample their a la carte menu which features more than enough tasty options, such as; Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry, Asparagus, Pea and Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle and a Cauliflower Cheese Tart.

The varied menu from Boston Tea Party (BTP) is bound to make any vegetarian smile! In addition to several veggie options, almost any dish on their all-day menu can be altered to be meat free. But if you’re looking for something different to try this week, we recommend the BTP Veggie Burger. It’s packed with sweetcorn fritters, feta, avocado, chilli, coriander, tzatziki and cos in a sesame bun. We promise it’s not too good to be true but don’t just take our word for it!

Got a celebration coming up? The Rooftop Restaurant at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre offers a vegetarian high afternoon tea from 11:30am – 3pm Monday to Friday, 1:45pm – 3pm Saturday or 11:30am – 3:30pm Sunday. Take in the views of Stratford Upon Avon with a selection of meat free sandwiches and scrumptious cakes with your choice of tea or coffee – you could even add a glass of fizz! Or for dinner, why not try the Sri Lankan cauliflower, squash and cashew curry from their a la carte menu? Make sure you book in advance.

The Cross at Kenilworth, the only Michelin starred pub restaurant in the region, features a vegetarian tasting menu that even the meat eaters will be jealous of!

With a selection of tantalising savoury dishes, accompanying wines, cheeses and dessert, you certainly won’t go hungry from this vegetarian dining experience. If the tasting menu isn’t for you, the main veggie menu is also available. We recommend the Sauté Wild Mushrooms with braised barley, hispi cabbage and red wine sauce!

Café Catalan should not be missed if you fancy giving vegetarian tapas a try. Take your pick from ten different small plates that feature a selection of marinated vegetables, halloumi cheese, omelette and fried potatoes. There’s even veggie paella!

Vegetarian or not, we hope we’ve proven that plant-based food in Shakespeare’s England is far from boring!

To explore more places to eat and drink in the region, visit: http://1098080645.1065853922.temp.prositehosting.co.uk/places/eat-drink/.

You can find out more about National Vegetarian Week here.

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