The best veggie burger you’ll ever eat can be found in a humble yet divine vegetarian café in beautiful Bath, The Green Rocket.

Seriously. I urge you travel to Bath purely for the sole reason of trying this plant- based burger! I have taken many dinner companions to this spot and forced them to order it!

The setting

You’ll find The Green Rocket sitting pretty on the corner opposite Parade Gardens and the Abbey- a five minute stroll from Bath Spa station. The café itself is simple and reliable.

You know you’re going to get a great, straightforward meal to set you up for the rest of your Bath adventuring.

Think clean, green walls and a selection of art and scrubbed wooden tables – each topped with a flower. They have also recently opened up the basement for more table space, making it easier to get a table during peak times. There is also three small outside tables.

The Little things

As with the majority of the cafes and coffee shops in Bath, the little things very much make up the bigger picture. From the friendly, smiling faces as you walk through the door, to the amazing array of cakes (yes, lots of plant-based options!) that are spread across the counter top.

My go-to every time is the banana bread. It’s gooey and fluffy at the same time, packed full of chocolate chips that melt in your mouth instantly.

Yes, they do have plugs and WiFi, but I wouldn’t say it was the type of place where you would sit for hours with your laptop. The Green Rocket is definitely more of a place to enjoy slow lunches with friends rather than on your own with work.

There are plenty of other coffee shops in Bath for that. There are plenty of foodie magazines dotted around, so if you did want to chillax on your own, it is a great spot.

The fresh juice test

You can choose from four freshly made juices. The Green Rocket is a combo of apple, cucumber, broccoli, celery, parsley and spirulina.

It has quite  a savoury taste, but is very refreshing and oozing with goodness.

What we ate

Two veggie burgers, of course! I always choose mine smothered in creamy cashew cheese, whilst my non-vegan boyfriend gets his with halloumi. The burger is mushroom and brown rice based, with a crunchy, pesto soaked lettuce leaf and a juicy tomato.

We shared a side of crispy beer battered onion rings, complete with a pot of vegan aioli, and a garlic ciabatta, because well, life is all about balance after all. I also recommend the filling salads.

The bill

Mushroom, sundried tomato and basil rice burger X2 – £9.50
Onion Rings – £3.95
Garlic and Parsley ciabatta – £3.50
Juice £3.95

What else?

The Green Rocket offers all the plant-based milks, as well as standard dairy too. If you’re looking for a lighter, slightly healthier lunch, there is usually a soup of the day on offer, as well as comforting curries and courgetti bowls.

It’s also worth noting that they have a different menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What made us glow

The different types of people you’ll find in The Green Rocket- some long-term veggies, others new to plant-based diets and even, like my lunch date – just like eating vegetarian every once in a while.

It doesn’t feel exclusive or pretentious about the food served. In fact, it’s the total opposite.

The Green Rocket

1 Pierrepont Street
Bath BA1 1LB

01225 420084
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