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.
Just when you thought The Alchemist was only fronting killer concoctions and quirky cocktails, they prove you wrong. From 'phish' finger sandwiches and plant burgers to Buddha bowls and vegetable gyozas, the Media City, Spinningfields and New York Street venues have vegan grub galore.
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.
Peter Street Kitchen is a truly unique culinary experience, combining contemporary Japanese fine dining with Mexican dishes. Better yet, they haven't left vegans going hungry. There's a full menu for you to enjoy, including avocado tartare and tobanyaki.
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.
Fronting a full vegan and vegetarian menu, Slug and Lettuce in Deansgate and on Albert Square isn't to be passed up if you're looking for somewhere to gather with friends. From the stylish interiors to a whole host of cocktails, you can really make a night of it here.
Bringing a slice of the sunny West Coast to Manchester, FoodWell is an LA-inspired restaurant in Salford that puts healthy eating at the forefront. Tuck into a long list of herbivore-friendly food, including cauliflower hot wings, lemon courgette scallops and a Korean aubergine fillet.
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 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.
Fancy vegan food in Manchester doesn't get much better than at The Allotment. If you're marking an occasion, the Michelin Guide restaurant has a selection of taster menus, with standout cruelty-free dishes that include the likes of butternut squash bon bons and roasted apple mousse.
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.
A bar which also dabbles in tasty bites, Speak in Code is fronting an exclusively vegan menu to boot. The space is a café 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.
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.
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.