Vegan Grasmere

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Grasmere is the quintessential Lake District village with stone-clad buildings separated by drystone walls all clustered around a village green. It has cafes, restaurants, the inevitable outdoor activity shops, an excellent art gallery and some hotels, but still retains its rural character.

Vegans are well served with Greens Cafe & Bistro offering an excellent selection of plant-based options. Emma’s Dell offers vegan options on it’s sweet and savoury crepe menu, and the famous Grasmere Gingerbread is vegan – but beware queues get long at peak times.

Having said that, vegan evening meals in Grasmere seem harder to come by. The places mentioned are only open during the daytime. So you may find yourself travelling to nearby Ambleside for supper if you are a vegan based in Grasmere. We’ll be investigating this more fully on our next research trip there.

The most famous walk from Grasmere is Helm Crag which is topped by an imposing outcrop of rock visible from all around. It’s not the tallest of Lakeland fells though, so it’s a very achievable and rewarding hike. However, this is just the closest of innumerable spectacular walks starting from Grasmere. For a visitor wanting to explore the lakes it’s an idyllic place to stay.