I must have walked past the Wild Fig Deli on countless occasions, but never quite managed to make it inside! Those familiar with the quirky town of Totnes will know that there’s countless boutiques, independent stores, and small cafés, many of which are worth a visit.
However, this time, I was visiting the town with two vegan friends, and so we were looking for somewhere which was affordable, fun, and catered to us, non-meat eaters. Located in the very heart of Totnes High Street, not far from the Clock Tower which dominates the road, The Wild Fig Deli serves a whole range of cakes, soups, and other snacks, many of which are vegan, gluten-free, and some even being raw.
Food & Drink at the Wild Fig Café Deli
Upon entry to the coffee shop, we were greeted by a friendly atmosphere and few empty tables- always a good sign! Soon enough we’d found a table for three and were placing our orders; vegan tarts and a minestrone-style soup. When it came to dessert, we enjoyed a chocolate cake, lemon cake (the last one), as well as several lovely loose leaf teas.
Nearby Attractions to the Wild Fig Deli
Of course, while the food scene in Totnes may be great, the whole town is best known for its abundance of independent shops, ancient motte and bailey castle, and even as having its own currency! In fact, the Totnes Pound was introduced in 2007 and is a way of maintaining and supporting the local economy.
Totnes Castle: For fans of Devonian Castles (and, of course, there are plenty of fortifications to visit when it comes to Devon), Totnes Castle is simply a must-see. Now owned and managed by English Heritage, it costs a small fee to enter, and once inside you can explore the well-preserved ruins of a Norman Castle.
Revival Vintage: If you’re a fan of all things vintage related and quirky clothing items, then you simply must head to the vintage shop at the top of the High Street. Filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful pieces, there’s even an entire room to the back of the shop dedicated to bridal wear and wedding dresses!
Berry Pomeroy Castle: Just a few miles drive away from the outskirts of Totnes, and you’ll reach the hauntingly beautiful remains of Berry Pomeroy Castle, often reported to be the most haunted castle in England. The current walls are the ruins of a Tudor Mansion House constructed within the confines of a much earlier castle and can be visited during daylight hours for a fee. Nearby, there are plenty of countryside walks and local wildlife to spot.