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The Sandbar Restaurant on the Broadway in Leigh on Sea

There’s not a huge list of vegan restaurants in Leigh and this was my first visit to the Sandbar. While there is, of course, the wonderful Oak Tree Market,¬†which I do visit fairly regularly, other than that it’s a little sparse for vegan food.

Leigh on Sea is big on seafood, the clue is in the name. As a result, there’s far more seafood restaurants than vegan restaurants. And we’re in Essex. All these factors contribute to a meaty menu in most places. Continue reading

Oak Tree Market in Leigh on Sea

The Oak Tree Market is a vegetarian restaurant in Leigh on Sea, Essex. We went there the other day for lunch and I was very impressed. In fact, I was very happy to meet another vegan in owner Sam Anderson as you know you’re in safe vegan hands. The Oak Tree Market is really bright and airy inside and a very pleasant place to go and eat.

Raspberry and Almond crunch
Raspberry and Almond crunch

GIANT salad at the Oak Tree Market

Between us we had several of the salads on offer. This wasn’t just a plate of cucumber, spring onion and half a jar of olives, no there are a variety to choose from. I had a Giant salad, Ricotta & Avocado without the ricotta. And then coleslaw and potato salad as a side. These were delicious and enough to fill me up. I would normally be left wanting after a salad but not today.

It’s good to know that everything is fresh and not out of a plastic bag. This means they can actually cater for all kinds of dietary requirements. So gluten and yeast can be easily avoided. Good stuff. Sam mentioned that she didn’t realise there were so many vegans in the area, very encouraging. I was surprised given the poor vegan options available at most places. Continue reading