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.
With acclaim from national reviewers, Bundobust's street food and craft beer philosophy may seem simple, but it's hella tasty. With tonnes of vegan options to munch on, the basement restaurant's food is best for sharing; though don't end up squabbling over the bhel puri - a mouthwatering mix of pastry, peas and tamarind chutney.
Tucked away in the suburbs of Withington is a fun little vegetarian café bar called Fuel Cafe. Along with serving cheap and tasty vegan and vegetarian eats, the spot hosts regularly live music nights, performances, and even has boardgames to keep you entertained.
Head to Cross Street where this unique little restaurant and bar is serving up some seriously good vegan food. Starting with their breakfast offerings of waffles, fry ups and pastries, Vertigo offers all-day dining, ending with some equally delicious dinner spreads.
Bringing a slice of the sunny West Coast to Manchester, FoodWell is an LA-inspired spot in Salford that puts healthy eating at the forefront. Tuck into a long list of vegan bites including cauliflower hot wings, lemon courgette scallops and a Korean aubergine fillet.
Fancy vegan dining doesn't come much prettier than at The Allotment, the dedicated restaurant in Spinningfields. If you're marking an occasion, the space has a selection of taster menus, with standout cruelty-free dishes that include the likes of butternut squash bon bons and roasted apple mousse.
One of Manchester's most sustainable restaurants unsurprisingly has a great selection of vegan pizza, made with toffuti vegan mozzarella. Hidden on Grosvenor Street, this spot is also keeping you refreshed with a large choice of vegan beers and innovative touches such as 100% renewable energy and a no-straws policy.
Combining old photos and colour-popping interiors with a stunning historical location, Dishoom is one of Manchester's prettier vegan spots. The hearty menu has been adapted for meat-free eaters, with a strong selection of vegan bites, and lunch plates that centre around small plates such as vada pau - a slick take on the chip butty.
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 vegan glory and a scrumptious mix of spiced chickpea, potato, spinach, and ginger, all served in a loaf.
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.
A bar which also dabbles in tasty bites, Speak in Code is fronting only vegan goods. The space is a cafe during the day, but by night it transforms itself into a slick bar, rustling up the likes of cauliflower wings, BBQ jackfruit and smart cocktails.
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 pub grub, all with a vegan twist - perfect for soaking up any lingering hangovers.