Studio a dream for students
With a menu overflowing with Indian classics, the Vegetarian Food Studio is a must for student diners. You’ll find amazing meals without straining that student loan.
Founded in 2002, the Vegetarian Food Studio in Cardiff quickly established itself as the mecca for Indian vegetarian cuisine, and a string of both local and national awards over the years has reinforced its position as the number-one destination for both vegetarians and vegans alike.
It has featured on many occasions in The Sunday Times (including featuring in an article headlined the best 130 places in Britain for cheap eats); The Guardian; The Independent and online in several articles/awards from Tripadvisor (as one of the 12 best vegetarian restaurants in the UK), Wales Online, South Wales Echo and WOW247.
A list of some of these are linked on its website: www. vegetarianfoodstudio.co.uk/Home/ Awards.
The latest award has been its crowning achievement, beating several highly regarded restaurants to win The Food Awards Wales’ best vegetarian establishment at the awards ceremony in Cardiff. The award has national recognition and has brought great attention to this family-run business. Loyal customers travel from far afield so booking is now essential six days a week.
All of the food is cooked specifically to order, using locally sourced vegetables and spices imported from India, never blended curry powder.
On the main-course menu there is a choice of three daals, and three tofu dishes, whose tastes are all totally diverse, meaning each dish has its own character and uniqueness.
The most popular dish in 2017 is proving to be the Ringan No-oro – a barbecue-roasted aubergine cooked with onions, coriander, tomatoes and chillies. Along with North Indian dishes, the Studio offers an oriental section, as well as a South Indian menu, serving dosas, uttapams and sambars
Strictly through word of mouth, the Studio’s outside catering service is catering for a range of weddings as more and more people are turning to the Studio to provide a more cost-effective wedding banquet without detracting from traditional flavours.
The Studio is also embarking on its vegetarian day promotions, encouraging local businesses to indulge in meat-free lunches. It delivers, directly to the office, a tiffin, consisting of the curry of the day, a rice and daal, four roti and a can of drink. With dates at various food fairs around Wales this summer, there has been the chance for all to sample their wares including their delightful range of Indian sweets and cakes.
And with delivery service available, it’s a students’ dream!