It's safe to say that vegan dining is well and truly here to stay. From meat-free munchers testing the water during Veganuary to fully-fledged herbivores that know their tofu from their tempeh, there's something for everyone. And when that weekend hunger kicks in? We've got just the thing for you. Sink your teeth into fluffy pancakes, seitan burgers and plates piled high with our guide to the best vegan brunch in Leeds.
Best for piled plates: The Grub & Grog Shop
A quirky warehouse filled with locally-sourced ingredients makes The Grub & Grog Shop a great pick for vegan brunches in Leeds. Alongside crumpets, porridge, buns and salads, there's a mean vegan breakfast (£7.50) that pairs vegetable fritters with baked beans, mushrooms, hashbrowns and toast for a hearty pick-me-up.
Best for Insta-worthy photos: Eat Your Greens
Located down the road from the Corn Exchange, Eat Your Greens is a vibrant restaurant in Leeds city centre... and it has its brunch game on point. Work your way through photogenic toffee pancakes (£6), loaded butties (£5) and an Insta-worthy kimchi hash (£7) - all in a pared-back, yet beautiful setting.
Best for Scandi vibes: Fettle
Housed on Great George Street, a leafy exterior gives way to drop lights, cosy seating and ultimate hygge vibes at Fettle. Dishes draw inspiration from Scandinavia, with brunch available every day of the week. Think crumpets with spinach, shrooms, spiced butter and artichoke (£10), truffled cauliflower soup (£7.50), scrambled tofu (£9.50) and more.
Best for burgers: Cantina at The Old Red Bus Station
Setting up shop at The Old Red Bus Station, Cantina is all about plant-based grub; think jackfruit wings (£4.50), mac n cheeze (£6.50) and fauxfish butties (£8). Don't miss the Seitan Sizzler (£8.50) which takes battered seitan and loads it up with fiery habanero, beer-battered onion rings, lettuce, signature slaw and hot sauce. You can even get your hands on 2 for £12 from Tuesday to Thursday.
Best for Japanese bites: Issho
Not only does Issho boast pretty interiors, slinky private dining rooms and pink floral touches, but this Asian favourite also has dedicated vegan menus. That means pumpkin miso gyoza (£7), grilled sweet potato with smoked lime and coconut (6.5), zen rolls (£7) and a whole host of cocktails to wash it all down.
Best for pancakes: Mrs Atha's
This city centre hideaway may be famed for its vegan BLT, but Mrs Atha's pancakes are just as worthy of a shout-out. Take a seat among bare-brick walls and simple interiors and prepare for fluffy stacks topped with fresh fruit and smothered in syrup.
Best for fry ups: Greasy Pig
Sore head this Sunday? The Greasy Pig is here to help. Satisfying your weekend woes with a stellar lineup of burgers, muffins, grilled sandwiches and brunch staples, this is one for you hungry lot. Top of our list, the vegan breakfast (£7.50) is a mega mound of sausages, hash browns, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes and beans. You're welcome.
For more meat-free inspo, check out our guide to vegan restaurants in Leeds.