The Vegan Guide to Manchester
We’ve selected some of our favourite vegan restaurants and cafés in and around Manchester to help you find some tasty food in Britain’s second city. From lunch on the go to delicious evening dinners, vegan Mancunians and visitors alike need never go hungry! Check out the following hot spots:
- V Revolution
With its retro American diner feel and wide selection of vegan junk food (think juicy burgers, “cheesy” hotdogs and mouth-watering brownies), V Revolution in the Northern Quarter is a 100 per cent cruelty-free café, not to be missed.
- The Eighth DayThis co-operative on Oxford Road is a one-stop shop for all things vegan. Stock up on ethical groceries and cleaning products upstairs, then head down to the café to feast on delicious soups, stews, smoothies and, of course, cakes!
- Bistro 1847
If you’re after something a little fancier, look no further than Manchester’s Bistro 1847. Right in the centre of town, this upmarket vegetarian restaurant offers plenty of imaginative vegan dishes to explore.
“Bistro 1847, Manchester” by Tricia Neal / CC BY-SA 2.0
- Go Falafel
Looking for something healthy, tasty and inexpensive? This place has got you covered. Everything on the menu is vegan, from the classic falafel wrap to colourful salads and smoothies. There are two branches, one close to Piccadilly and one in Rusholme.
- Sanskruti Restaurant
Experience the Curry Mile vegan-style at this meat-free restaurant in Fallowfield, which serves authentic Indian food that’s bound to get your taste buds tingling.
- Earth Vegetarian Cafe & Juice Bar
Head to this café, tucked into a basement in the Northern Quarter, for cheap, cheerful and wholesome vegan food served buffet style. At around £6 for a plate laden with food, you really can’t go wrong!
- Teatime Collective
Head to Hulme to satisfy your sweet cravings at this all-vegan ice-cream parlour and tearoom. It also does a mean veggie breakfast and serves a selection of sandwiches and savoury items.
- The Thirsty Scholar
Vegan pub grub served with a helping of live music – what’s not to like?! Tuck into traditional favourites, such as fry-ups, toasties and veggie burgers, washed down with some organic ales, ciders or vegan wines.
- Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen
With spring rolls, prawn-less crackers, and crispy veggie “duck”, this Cantonese restaurant in West Didsbury has an extensive menu of crowd-pleasing plant-based dishes.
- Dough Pizza Kitchen
This artisan pizza restaurant in the Northern Quarter offers dairy-free cheese, making it easy-peasy to veganise many of its pizzas. It’s also a great place to go if you’re on a gluten-free diet.
- Fuel Cafe Bar
If you’re in Withington, fuel up at this café-cum-music venue on vegan classics such as sweet-potato wedges and lentil casserole.
- Unicorn Grocery Limited
This not-for-profit supermarket in Chorlton sells products only of non-animal origin, making it a great place to stock up on vegan groceries. Head to the deli section for fresh salads, homemade soup and sweet treats.
Unicorn grocery by veganfishcake / CC BY-SA 3.0
- Ice Shack
This brand-new vegetarian/vegan dessert parlour in Withington is the answer to every vegan’s sugar cravings!. Here you can feast on 10 different vegan ice cream flavours, chocolate truffles, pastries and other mouthwatering goodies. Yum!
As you can see, being vegan in Manchester is a downright tasty experience! Let us know if we’ve missed any gems by leaving a comment below. And if you’d like tips and advice about cooking vegan food at home, order our free starter kit:
Thanks to Georgie Walsh and Johny Henderson for photographs.