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 or somewhere to accommodate a friend, here’s our vegan guide to Manchester's restaurants.

Last updated on 11th January 2022

Fuel Cafe and Bar

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

Mowgli Corn Exchange

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Mowgli not only delivers on wonderful Indian street food, but also has a splattering of great vegan plates 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. 

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. 

The Counter House

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The Counter House is an Aussie-inspired restaurant in Manchester with 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. 

The Thirsty Scholar

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

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


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One of the city's most sustainable restaurants, Sandbar has a great selection of pizza made with Tofutti plant-based 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.

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 spot in Chorlton 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. 

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