Five of the Best Places to Eat Vegan in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds & Glasgow
It seems that veganism is gaining more and more popularity, so it’s no shock that there are vegan cafes and restaurants popping up in all areas to accommodate the needs of this growing lifestyle.
Unsurprisingly, it seems to be the UK’s major cities that are home to of some of the best vegan eateries around. So if you find yourself in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds or Glasgow, be sure to check out some of the best vegan food they have to offer.
All of Cookies and Scream’s products are vegan and gluten free, only containing refined sugars, so there’s no reason why you can’t treat your sweet tooth. (Suggestion: try one of their cookie-based pies, you won’t regret it!)
Where: The Market Place, London, NW1 8AF
2. Ms. Cupcake
The staff at Ms. Cupcake believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a good cupcake, regardless of what they’re able or unable to eat, and who can disagree with that philosophy? Ms. Cupcake is 100% vegan and 100% delicious.
Where: 4-8 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF
The menu at Tibits is wholly vegan on a Tuesday, and 80% vegan on every other day of the week. This modern restaurant fits right in with its swanky Mayfair location and welcomes vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Where: 12-14 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4DA
4. Grain Store
Spacious and modern, this innovative restaurant has plenty of eclectic vegetable-based dishes for vegans. So if you’re after something healthy, but a little bit different, this is the restaurant for you.
Where: 1-3 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB
5. Vegan Hippo
Located in Soho, Vegan Hippo is impossible to miss with its bright orange exterior. But, on the inside, it keeps things simple with only high-quality food free from animal produce.
Where: 52 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DS
1. Earth Cafe
This vegan cafe is situated in a Buddhist Centre and you’ll definitely feel zen when you try one of their organically sourced juices. Earth Cafe’s menu varies daily (depending on what they can buy at the market each morning!), so you’ll always be spoilt for choice every time you visit.
Where: 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZ
The Teatime Collective is a fully vegan cafe and ice cream parlour, so whether you eat dairy or not, this is the perfect place to chill out on those sunny summer days.
Where: St. Wilfrid’s Enterprise Centre, Hulme, M15 5BJ
Ever been to a vegan burger bar before? No? Well, we recommend V-Revolution, which was once Manchester’s only 100% vegan eatery. Regardless of whether or not you’re a vegan, V-Revolution will be able to satiate your burger cravings.
Where: 20-26 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN
Cowherd’s Cafe is a vegan and vegetarian lunch wagon that tours Manchester with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle. You can get all sorts of delicious food from Cowherd’s Cafe, from curries to chia pudding, but what they really know how to do is make a great juice.
Where: Greengate Square, Manchester, M3 5AS
Lolo’s doubles up as both a vegan restaurant and a cocktail bar that is open five days a week for lunch and in the evenings from Wednesday until Saturday for events. This restaurant is named after the owner’s daughter and is not short of a family friendly atmosphere.
Where: 2 Market Place, Bury, BLO 9HT
1. Not Dogs
Completely vegetarian with vegan options, you can satisfy your inner fast food junkie without bringing any harm to animals at Not Dogs. But it’s not just hot dogs on the menu here; you can treat yourself to burgers, breakfast muffins and desserts, too. There are even gluten-free options, so whatever your dietary requirements or food cravings, you can fill yourself up at Not Dogs.
Where: Link Street, Birmingham, B5 4BS
If you want a good, honest brew, without making a song and dance about it, get yourself down to 3 Three’s Coffee Lounge. As well as being exceptionally tasty, all of their food is vegetarian or vegan, so if you’re after simplicity, this cafe is for you.
Where: 10 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AQ
The Warehouse Cafe is almost 100% vegan and offers you a wide variety of starters, main courses and desserts. Their Warehouse Burger, made from sunflower seeds, butter beans, quinoa and spinach, is said to be a real winner, so if you find yourself in Birmingham, you should definitely pay this restaurant a visit.
Where: 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham, B5 5TH
The Vegan Grindhouse is a 100% plant-based restaurant that travels around Birmingham. Specialising in Americana street food and desserts, this quirky pop-up restaurant offers a unique alternative to the classic American diner, with vegan burgers, chilli and milkshakes.
Where: TBC on website
5. Bistro 1847
Bistro 1847 takes vegetarian and vegan food to a new level, with gourmet dishes that will make you drool. Its lively atmosphere and stylish décor makes it the perfect restaurant for a fancy evening out. Bon appétite!
Where: 26 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, B2 5HU
Serving only vegetarian, vegan and raw food, Global Tribe Cafe is a growing hub for Leeds’ plant-based enthusiasts. All of the food at this cafe is made with good health and nutrition in mind, so leave all of your nutritional worries at the door.
Where: 18 Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LG
This spacious vegetarian and vegan cafe has been around for 20 years and, right in the centre of Leeds, it’s perfect for a coffee and a cake while you take a break from shopping. The menu at Roots and Fruits changes seasonally, so you will always be kept on your toes.
Where: 10 Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6PG
This vegetarian and vegan cafe is well known for its ‘vegetarian butcher’ menu, where it serves a variety of faux meats. Friendly to animals, friendly to your meat cravings.
Where: 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL
There are plenty of mouth-watering vegan dishes on the menu at Filmore & Union and they even host yoga sessions at their venue. This versatile restaurant caters for all dietary requirements, so nobody will have to go without a great meal.
Where: 6 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 6PX
The Inkwell Saturday Cafe is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans and is run by volunteers. This cafe is perfect for your little ones, as alongside great food and coffee, it also puts on arts and crafts activities.
Where: 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW
1. The 78
If you love classic pub grub, but want to be animal friendly, The 78 is the perfect place for you to dine. This restaurant, with both music and great food, has all of the assets of a good, British pub, with the added bonus of being 100% vegan.
Where: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow, G3 8NU
No one should have to go without chocolate cake and, if you’re a vegan, Tapa Coffeehouse has you covered. You can enjoy their great brews with a delicious vegan treat – all guilt free.
Where: 721 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AA
If you’re sick of the same vegan food over and over again (spicy bean burger, anyone?) then you need to try Riverhill Coffee Bar’s peanut butter and jelly cupcake. You can thank us later.
Where: 24 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU
At Mono, which also doubles up as an entertainment venue, you’ll find a fully vegan menu that you can enjoy while you get a culture fix with book readings, art exhibitions, or a good old gig.
Where: 12 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB
5. Project Cafe
This delightful cafe strives to make all of its food from scratch, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. If you’re after a bit of entertainment alongside your dinner, Project Cafe won’t let you down as it often holds events such as poetry readings and art exhibitions.
Where: 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6ST