Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Manchester

A few years ago it was almost impossible for a vegan to eat out in Manchester, except for an obscure café somewhere in the city. Now, the whole place is alight with everything from meat-free menus to whole venues dedicated to protecting animals. So whether you need a delicious meal out or need to accommodate for a friend, here’s our recommended list of the best vegan friendly restaurants in Manchester.




Revolucion de Cuba not only offers heaps of Latin fun to Deansgate, it's tapas menu has a whole section dedicated to vegetable based dishes. So if you want a bit more spice in your food and a bit more party to your night, order one of their giant cocktails, order some vegetarian tapas and prove that there's loads of fun places to go when you're vegan in Manchester.

Fuel Cafe and Bar

1 user review 5

Tucked away in the suburbs of Withington is a fun little vegetarian café bar called Fuel Cafe. They play host to quiz nights and live music, they have a selection of board games and their vegetarian and vegan dishes are all cheap. They've also got a selection of important German beer and locally brewed goods.

Trof Northern Quarter

86 user reviews 5

There's only a few things you need to know about Trof: it has one of the best atmospheres in the bizz; it's incredibly cool; and it should be your destination whenever you need a hangover breakfast. Even vegans need a cure, and their remedy comes in the form of a beautiful animal-free breakfast which even features a deep fried, breaded avocado.

The Deaf Institute

92 user reviews 5

If you notice a trend on this list, it's that all the best vegan restaurants in Manchester happen to be the coolest as well. The Deaf Institute, for example, is one of the coolest live music venues in the city and also serves up some tasty vegan food. While the kitchen does serve up some meat – which makes it ideal for those meat-eating friends – they have a whole host of delicious dishes and specials catering to you.

The Thirsty Scholar

1 user review 3

People who think vegans just sit around quiet cafes all day drinking herbal tea have clearly never heard of The Thirsty Scholar. It spends most of its time playing host to bands, comedy nights and poetry readings at night, and in the day it serves up some delicious vegan snacks from their kitchen. If you're look for a place to eat vegan food in Manchester, love to party and love vegan beer, you've found your home.

Dive NQ

4 user reviews 5

While it's called Dive and it runs with that whole aesthetic, it's food is anything but – stop by for big chesterfield sofas to sink into, lots of beer to drink and many different vegan dishes to eat. Sat in the vibrant streets of the Northern Quarter, if you want to tuck into some meat-free dishes while still having a great time, you know your destination.