The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Food in Manchester

Where to find vegan food in Manchester

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Manchester is known for its culinary scene, and you’ll be pleased to know it’s also teeming with delicious plant-based options. If you’re looking for a hearty vegan brekkie, a special afternoon tea or a place to get your fast food fix, this city has a lot to offer.

There are plenty of spots where vegans can dine out with non-vegans too, making it easy to find a place to suit everyone.

Here’s our guide to some of the best vegan food in Manchester, which includes fully vegan eateries and restaurants with vegan options.

Note: Eateries marked with * are not 100% vegan but have vegan options

Vegan Fast Food in Manchester

When those junk food cravings hit, there are several spots to visit in Manchester.

  • Wholesome Junkies – Award-winning restaurant offering burgers, loaded fries, tater tots and more
  • Little Aladdin – Vegan takeaway offering lunch and dinner options
  • The Vegan Shack – Vegan fried chick’n, burgers, fries and milkshakes
  • Herbivorous – Vegan comfort food such as buffalo wings, burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese
  • What The Pitta – Döner kebabs, fries, popcorn chick’n, desserts, as well as lighter options such as wraps and falafel
  • Hip Hop Chip Shop* – Vegan fish and chips, pies and sausages
  • BrewDog* – Several vegan offerings on the menu, including vegan seitan wings and burgers

Vegan Breakfast in Manchester

On the hunt for the best plant-based breakfast and brunch in Manchester? Here are some places to try.

  • Active Wellness Café – Vegan eatery with a full English breakfast option, porridge, beans on toast and more
  • Koffee Pot* – Serves a traditional vegan English breakfast, waffles and pancakes
  • Feel Good Club* – Vegan breakfast and brunch options include tofu scramble, a traditional breakfast, a toastie and more
  • Hampton & Voius* – Coffee house and brunch spot offering vegan pancakes and more
  • Idle Hands* – Coffee shop with several vegan breakfast and brunch options, including a classic fry-up
  • Foundation* – Coffee house with vegan breakfast and brunch options, including a fry-up
  • Trof* – Serves a traditional vegan breakfast

Healthy Vegan Food in Manchester

There are plenty of eateries in Manchester offering wholesome dishes made with seasonal ingredients. If you’re looking for plant-powered lunches and dinner options, check these out.

  • The Allotment – Award-winning restaurant using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients
  • Go Falafel – Casual lunch spot with hummus, falafel, salad and smoothies
  • Greens Sale* – Vegetarian and vegan eatery serving wholesome plant-based dishes
  • Eighth Day* – Vegetarian and vegan café and shop serving hearty dishes (with some sweet treats too!)

Vegan Cakes and Bakes in Manchester

It’s not difficult to satisfy your sweet tooth in Manchester! Whether you’re looking for a slice of cake or a savoury treat, you’re sure to find something you love.

  • Teatime Collective – Vegan cakes and bakes to order online or to buy at festivals and local markets
  • Hillgate Cakery – Independent vegan cakery
  • The Vegan Picnic Basket – Bakery serving vegan scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pies and more at local markets
  • Tea Hive* – Family-run café serving vegan bakes and bakes
  • Fig & Sparrow* – Coffee house with some vegan cakes
  • Moose Coffee* – Café with vegan options
  • 92 Degrees Coffee* – Café with vegan options
  • Nibble NQ* – A great selection of vegan and gluten-free options
  • Ezra & Gil* – Coffee shop with vegan options

Vegan Pan-Asian Food in Manchester

Check out these vegan-friendly restaurants serving Asian cuisines.

  • Lotus Plant-Based Kitchen – Serves vegan alternatives to traditional Chinese and Asian dishes
  • Desert Island Dumplings – Asian-inspired vegan and nut-free dumplings
  • Bahn Vi* – Pan-Asian dishes including vegan Bahn Mi and Pho
  • Rosa’s Thai* – Thai-inspired restaurant with plant-based options
  • Tampopo* – Pan-Asian street food with vegan options
  • Wagamama* – Asian-inspired restaurant; 50% of the menu is vegan

Vegan Pizza and Italian Food in Manchester

When only pasta or pizza will do, head over to these restaurants serving vegan Italian-inspired food.

  • Purezza – The UK’s first vegan pizzeria
  • Ortica Italian Plant-Based – Vegan Italian bar and deli
  • Nell’s* – Pizza spot with plant-based options
  • Rudy’s* – Pizzeria with vegan options

Vegan Afternoon Tea in Manchester

There are several vegan afternoon tea options in Manchester for those special occasions.

  • The Allotment
  • Midland Hotel*
  • Richmond Tea Rooms*
  • Cloud 23*
  • Hotel Gotham*

Vegan Indian Food in Manchester

In the mood for vegan Indian food? You’re spoiled for choice in Manchester.

  • Bundobust* – Vegetarian and vegan Indian street food restaurant
  • Vedic Vegan & Vegetarian* – Vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurant
  • Sanskruti* – Vegetarian and vegan Indian food
  • Lily’s* – Award-winning vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurant
  • Dishoom* – Indian restaurant with vegan options
  • Mowgli* – Indian street food eatery with plant-based options

Vegan Sunday Roasts in Manchester

You can’t beat a Sunday roast, and thankfully vegans don’t have to miss out! Here’s where to find vegan roasts in Manchester.

  • Wholesome Junkies – Vegan roast (complete with Yorkshire puddings) served on Sundays 12-6pm
  • Otto Vegan Empire – Sunday menu includes a roast with vegan Yorkshire pudding
  • Chorlton Tap* – Offers a vegan roast menu including squash wellington and chick’n kiev
  • The Old Wellington* – Sunday menu includes a vegan nut roast
  • The Refuge* – Serves a vegan wellington on Sundays
  • Grand Pacific* – Sunday menu includes a plant-based wellington
  • Ducie Street Warehouse* – Sunday menu includes a vegan roast option
  • Elnecot* – Serves a plant-based nut roast
  • Trof* – Offers a beetroot wellington on Sundays

We hope you enjoyed our guide to vegan food in Manchester. Don’t forget to check out our restaurant guides and our London vegan guide for more help when dining out.

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