Whether you’ve been loving all things plant-based for as long as you can remember, are a newbie to the world of veganism, or are mixing up your diet for January, Brum is brimming with tasty plates for you to try. And while the traditional fry up and stack of pancakes may be off the table, the alternatives are all the more exciting, from spicy naans to scrambled tofu and amped-up avocado on toast. So, what are you waiting for? Don those elasticated waistbands and check out our guide to the best places for vegan brunch in Birmingham.
Arriving slap bang in the middle of Birmingham in Spring 2020, Dishoom has earned itself a mega reputation thanks to its decadent Bombay-inspired interiors and vibrant all-day menu. Head to this Chamberlain Square spot to spend your Sunday morning feasting on a selection of plant-based brunch plates, from the signature vegan sausage naan roll to a spicy tofu akuri and their drool-worthy take on a classic full English, complete with Beyond Meat sausages, vegan black pudding, grilled field mushrooms and masala beans.
When it comes to places for vegan-friendly food in Birmingham, none are more picturesque than The Canal House, which can be found perched on the water’s edge. Designed with drawn-out Saturday mornings in mind, the brunch menu here includes the vegan breakfast: a medley of smashed avo, grilled tomatoes, veggie black pudding, scrambled tofu and crispy potatoes. And for those special occasions, you can accompany any dish with an hour and half of bottomless fizz or Aperol spritzes. Cheers to the freakin weekend.
While better known for its incredible happy hour deals and raucous Friday night antics, All Bar One also just happens to serve one of the tastiest vegan brunches in Birmingham. From a plant-based twist on the full English to a crispy breakfast hash and a full lineup of smoothies and juices, the weekend menu here is the stuff of herbivore dreams.
When it comes to places for vegan brunch in Digbeth? The answer has got to be Kanteen. Located in the heart of The Custard Factory, this light and airy space has got sunny mornings, strong coffee and perfectly-ripened avocados down to a tee. A haven for all of those following a plant-based diet, mornings here are all about creamy oat milk porridge, smoky scrambled tofu and fluffy stacks of vegan pancakes, which you can wash down with bottomless coffee if you choose to visit between 8am and 10:30am during the week.
No guide to the best vegan brunches in Birmingham would be complete without a mention of Natural Bar, one of the city’s first entirely plant-based eateries. Located just a hop and a skip away from the Bullring, this place’s unique offering includes an all-day buffet that’s packed with hot, cold and raw dishes. With prices at £2.10 for 100g, you can load up on all the good stuff without breaking the bank. Better yet? The menu is created using ingredients that are all-natural, sustainably sourced and good for your gut, making it the perfect place to cleanse yourself of the previous night’s shenanigans. Hasta la vista hangover.
The Warehouse Cafe
The Warehouse Cafe is a Brum business with community at its heart. Owned by its workers, the unique spot went above and beyond during lockdown, setting up the Solidarity Kitchen to feed those in need from across the city. If you’re looking to pay it forward? Swing by the all-vegan venue and spend your afternoon munching through a selection of mouthwatering plates, from seitan kebabs to hearty veggie curries and freshly-baked cakes, made daily by the in-house pastry chef.
With four venues spread about the city, Damascena and its incredible offering of Middle Eastern cuisine should be firmly on your radar. The independent coffee house is open from dusk ‘til late, serving up an eclectic array of freshly baked pastries, hearty flatbreads and individual mezze dishes. Head here on the weekend to enjoy a colourful feast of fava beans with sweet bell peppers and spicy chilli or crispy falafel balls, served with a choice of fuul, hummus and fresh-out-the-oven bread.
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