The Vegan Guide to Manchester

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Where to Find Vegan Food in 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
    Vegan cafe in ManchesterSquare hotdog
    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 DayEigth 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
    CC Bistro
    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
    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
    Earth Cafe Manchester
    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
    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
    DoughDough Pizza
    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
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    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 

    Ice Shack Manchester Vegan Ice Cream
    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.


  • al commented on November 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    You missed the best one of all Greens in Didsbury

  • Andrea Schiblon commented on November 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

    thank you

  • Nicola Barrett commented on December 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Please send me the downloadable vegan starter kit.
    Many thanks

    • Anne commented on December 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Hi Nicola, please fill in your details on this page to receive your starter kit: 🙂

  • Aarti commented on December 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm


    We have been making Indian street food in Manchester for the last two and a half years. All our food is vegan friendly and delicious. We cook at events, festivals and pop-ups. We are up for private and corporate catering too. Find us through Facebook and Twitter. We would love to be included in your guide. Thanks

    Aarti 🙂

  • Susannah commented on December 6, 2014 at 12:31 am

    We do Vegan Wednesdays at Inspire Cafe in Levenshulme. You’ll find the likes of carrot & coconut cake; vegan burritos; caulifower, chickpea & coconut curry; and sweet potato hash.

  • veg is good commented on December 7, 2014 at 12:55 am

    some tasty vegan dshes to be found here too!


  • Mani commented on August 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    They do great vegan food in this lovely indian restaurant I tried its just amazing south indian food , huge variety …..

  • sue commented on October 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Oak Street Café!!! We are based in Manchester Craft and Design Centre and we make delicious homemade and offer MOSTLY VEGAN food and cakes… Our menu changes daily but will ALWAYS cater for vegan, veggie and gluten free diets. check us out on twitter @oakstreetcafenq or on facebook oakstreetcafebar OR better still contact us and come down to try out our menu…We would love to be part of your guide!

  • Toyah commented on January 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Love Juice in Chorlton is now fully plant based & has a high raw, fully organic salad bar!

  • Steph Magenta commented on January 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Hello, just to keep you all in the juicy loop! we are also a 100% vegan/plant based juice bar and cafe in south Manchester, Chorlton, on Beech Rd to be precise, called Love Juice. Here’s a link to our Facebook page, and we also have very active twitter and instagram accounts, please add us to your listings when you renew? love love love xx

  • This & That commented on February 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    This & That Cafe in the Northern Quarter has entirely vegan vegetarian curries! And it’s delicious and cheap to boot!

  • Jen commented on July 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    As a born & bred Manc, this makes me happy! 🙂 I co own Michelé Marie Cakes on School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester. We are delighted to serve the vegan community. We offer Vegan afternoon teas, Vegan Cupcakes, Sandwiches and Celebration Cakes 🙂

  • Gerry diamond commented on July 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Lolos in Ramsbottom,Bury…. The finest vegan restaurant and cocktail bar in the north west

  • Martin Chepner commented on July 24, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Lolos restaurant and bar in Ransbottom, Bury, is a fantastic vegan restaurant! Brilliant food and first class service in an classy venue.

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