Vegan 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 23rd December 2020




Mowgli Corn Exchange

81 user reviews 5

Mowgli not only delivers on wonderful Indian street food, but also has a splattering of great vegan dishes as well. If you try one dish, make it the Holy Chow, their crowning plant-based glory and a scrumptious mix of spiced chickpea, potato, spinach, and ginger, all served in a loaf. 

Pho Manchester

170 user reviews 4

With venues across the country, Pho know what they're doing when it comes to tasty vegan food. Named after the Vietnamese noodle soup, the restaurant has a variety of vegan choices, ranging from hearty rice bowls to healthy salads, along with plenty of gluten-free options too.

Fuel Cafe and Bar

1 user review 5

Tucked away in the suburbs of Withington is a fun little vegetarian restaurant called Fuel Café. Along with serving some of the best cheap vegan eats in Manchester, the spot hosts regularly live music nights, performances, and even has board games to keep you entertained.

The Thirsty Scholar

2 user reviews 2

People who think vegans just eat boring salads have clearly never heard of The Thirsty Scholar. This vegan pub spends most of its time playing host to bands, comedy nights and poetry readings, serving up a menu of hearty grub with a plant-based twist.

How could any list of vegan restaurants in Manchester be complete without the OG's at V Rev? Starting out as a vegan grocery store, they've expanded into a full dining space, offering playful meat-free twists on American classics such as burgers, fried chicken and mac 'n' cheese.

This BYOB pizza restaurant in Manchester also happens to serve up some of the city's best plant-based slices. Chomp away on vegan pizza such as the classic marinara, trichome topped rustica and bianca neve with Portobello mushroom and truffle oil in chilled surroundings. 

With acclaim from national reviewers, Bundobust's street food and craft beer philosophy may seem simple, but it's hella tasty. The Manchester restaurant is a must for sharing vegan food; though don't end up squabbling over the bhel puri - a mix of pastry, peas and tamarind chutney.

The Counter House is an Aussie-inspired vegan restaurant in Manchester with a few powerful plant-based choices, including a belter of a full English. If you're heading over later, check out the black dhal with cauliflower rice before diving into the peanut butter dark chocolate brownie. 

Though it's not technically a vegan restaurant, Elnecot happens to be serving up some of the finest plant-based small plates in Manchester. What's on the menu? Think fun dishes like the sexy greens, disco cabbage and wild mushroom arancini among the seasonal specials. 

Combining old photos and colour-popping interiors with a stunning historical location, Dishoom is one of Manchester's prettiest vegan restaurants. The hearty Indian menu has been adapted for meat-free eaters, with a strong selection of small plates and aromatic curry mains.

Sandbar

1 user review 4

One of Manchester's most sustainable restaurants has a great selection of vegan pizza, made with Tofutti vegan mozzarella. Hidden on Grosvenor Street, this spot is keeping you refreshed with a large choice of vegan beers and features innovative touches such as 100% renewable energy.