As the city that started the vegetarian movement, Manchester is home to the Vegetarian Society, and of course, many restaurants across the city cater to vegetarians and vegans alike. From completely plant-based eateries to restaurants with delicious veggie options, there’s a plethora of options to tickle your taste buds.
Here are our top picks for vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants in Manchester:
A must-visit for anyone who enjoys exceptionally thoughtful cooking; The Allotment, offers seven and ten course vegan taster menus with courses such as smoked roots, fennel, pear and avocado tartare, Irish cream cannelloni and fermented nut cheeseboards. Vegan wine-pairing is also available. More info.
Firmly established as one of the city centre’s best low-key Indian restaurants, Bundobust is entirely vegetarian with around half of menu options suitable for vegans or able to be made vegan. It’s also a beer lover’s paradise with great ales, largely from across the north of England. If you’re planning a visit, we recommend the combo for six which includes every dish on the menu! More info.
This much-hyped eatery is a celebration of Iranian cafés in Bombay. With dishes from a country where almost 40% of the population is vegetarian, you’re sure to enjoy authentic flavours and a carefully curated menu. Plus, the vegan menu is full of exquisite plant-based offerings. From curries to samosas and uniquely flavoured desserts, Dishoom certainly lives up to its reputation as a must-visit hotspot. More info.
It looks like a grocery shop from the surface on Oxford Road – but there is so much more to Eighth Day than meets the eye. Located opposite the Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints campus, this is a worker’s co-operative (one of the longest running in the area), which provides vegetarian and vegan groceries – as well as an innovative under-floor café. Here you can enjoy a range of meat-free food, with daily dahl, soup and salad station options, as well as changing specials; all made from fresh, ethically sourced produce. The canteen-style service means that it is ideal for a quick lunch – though the range of pastries and cakes at the upstairs counter is also tempting. More info.
Looking for something healthy, tasty, quick and inexpensive? This place has got you covered. Everything on the menu is vegan, from the classic falafel wrap to colourful salads and smoothies. More info.
Not only is HOME a place to enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan food, but there are five cinema screens, two theatres and an art gallery. With three dining locations to choose from you can enjoy lunch on the go, a lazy brunch, or a pre-event dinner, or if you fancy a quiet night in there are takeaway options too. More info.
Afternoon Tea at The Midland has been a tradition since the hotel opened its doors in 1904. But since 2017 vegan diners have been able to indulge an exclusive menu filled with scones, home-baked cakes and delicious sandwiches from 100% plant-based sources. More info.
Where better to find delicious plant-based and meat-free dishes than a restaurant and bar at the heart of Manchester’s newest eco-friendly green hotel. Enjoy good for the soul dishes that are low-milage, ingredient-led and seasonal. More info.
Hardly needing an introduction, most vegans – local and visitors alike – have heard of or seen photographs from V-Rev which has been around since 2011. This is ‘dirty food’ made 100% from plants: beefy or chkn burgers stacked high and covered in vegan sauces, mac and cheez bites, frickles, loaded fries; the menu features everything that vegans are often denied. More info.