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.
Last updated on 13th February 2018
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.
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.
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.
How could any list of vegan restaurants in Manchester be complete without mentioning the OG’s themselves, V Revolution. Starting out as a vegan grocery store, they’ve expanded into a full on restaurant, offering playful meat-free twists on American classics. So expect some buffalo fried chkn, mac’n’cheez and toona and cheez grill on your plates.
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.
Exposed pipes and brickwork, ping pong tables and American-inspired eats makes Kosmonaut one of the coolest hangouts in the city. But not only do they offer vegan dishes on their standard menu, once Sunday rolls around, they have a whole roast dedicated to meat-free, end-of-the-week stuffing.
1847 is a vegetarian restaurant in central Manchester, with a seasonal menu that shifts depending on what ingredients are fresh and available locally. Don’t worry though vegan friends, not only do they have a wide range of specifically vegan dishes, there’s a whole host of wines, beers, and fruit juices for you to drink as well.
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.
Las Iguanas should be your number one stop to enjoy some Latin fun, with it being known for its atmospheric low-lighting and Latino music. But make sure you sit down for their vast variety of Mexican food, which includes their impeccable vege-chilli – suitable for vegans, of course.
Mowgli not only delivers on wonderful Indian street food, but also has a splattering of great vegan dishes as well. And if you want to convince your friends to turn to the light-side, the restaurant offers up sharing boxes packed with vege-treats that just so happen to be some of the best vegan food in Manchester.
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.