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:
From Almond Butter Bites to warming dairy-free mac ‘n’ cheese, the veggie branch of popular takeaway chain Pret A Manger has plenty on offer for hungry vegans. First opened as a pop-up in London, Veggie Pret now has four branches, and this is the first in Manchester.
Winner of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Restaurant of the Year Award in 2017, Bundobust built up its great reputation by offering south Indian–style small plates. The vegetarian restaurant has many vegan options – such as the idli sambhar, bhel puri, and popular vada pav.
Go to Folk & Soul for the steamed vegetable dumplings, nachos served with tofu crème fraiche, or anything else at this 100 per cent vegan café-restaurant. The venue hosts a number of music nights and cultural events showcasing Manchester talent, which is a wonderful bonus.
Every Sunday, this local hotspot hosts The Vegan Hangover club, serving up everything a vegan could dream of. Pancakes, burgers, “cheesecake” … you’ll get it all between 3 and 10 pm.
For those who can’t quite make it out of bed on a Sunday, the Deaf Institute’s menu is 80 per cent vegan throughout the week, so swing by another day.
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.
This fully vegan restaurant is a must if you’re looking for a fine-dining experience. You can’t go wrong with the brilliant seven-course tasting menu, complete with a cheeseboard of cultured nut cheeses. Make sure to add a side of the famous Cauliflower Hot Wings while you’re there too.
This 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!
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.
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.
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.
Head to this café, tucked into a basement in the Northern Quarter, for cheap, cheerful and wholesome vegan food served buffet style. At around £7 for a plate laden with food, you really can’t go wrong!
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.
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.
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.
If you’re in Withington, fuel up at this café-cum-music venue on vegan classics such as sweet-potato wedges and lentil casserole.
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.
This 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.
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.
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