If there’s one city that’s embraced plant-based culture, it’s Manchester. A haven for vegans and foodies alike, the Rainy City has attracted vegan eateries in all of its corners – from innovative fast-food and health grub, to gooey desserts and moreish Sunday roasts. But it’s brunch, in particular, that we’ve excelled in. From bottomless brunches to luxurious treat days, here’s our guide to the best places to get a vegan brunch in Manchester.
1. Flight Club
One of Manchester’s most fun bottomless brunches caters to vegans, too, with free-flowing pizza to enjoy alongside plenty of drinks and a fun game of social darts – Flight Club‘s speciality activity. Stuff your face with vegan chicken and potato waffle pizza served on a sharing paddle while enjoying a full bottle of prosecco (to yourself!) and 1 hour of social darts. Flight Club, Ship Canal House, 98 King St, M2 4WU.
While not a vegan restaurant, Fress has a number of great options that vegans can enjoy when having brunch with mates, including a proper plant-based full English and posh beans on toast. Hearty, filling and everything you’d want from a proper British brunch, each dish is made with flavour in mind – meaning there’s no compromise when it comes to having a good meal. Add bottomless drinks for 1hr15 for a truly epic brunch experience. Fress, 62 Oldham St, M4 1LE.
One of Manchester’s flagship brunch spots – alongside sister restaurant Manahatta – Banyan serves up a pretty diverse menu, aiming to please all members of the group, including vegans. From the sweet potato breakfast hash to their ‘meatless’ meatball wrap, Banyan’s vegan brunch offering is sure to satisfy (particularly when paired with bottomless booze!). Banyan, Unit 4, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, M4 3TR.
4. Ducie Street Warehouse
Providing the perfect airy atmosphere to enjoy brunch in, Ducie Street serves up some pretty tasty vegan dishes – including healthy breakfast bowls, full English brekkies, and crispy potato bakes. Dogs are, of course, welcome, and you can even finish off with a tasty treat from Gooey (vegan specials are not always on offer, however!).
For the ultimate brunch experience, try Ducie Street Warehouse’s Disco Brunch any Saturday! Classic disco tunes accompany a meal of your choosing, along with bottomless Cosmos or New York Sours when you book in for one of their bottomless slots – really groovy baby! Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP.
5. The Anthologist
Uber-cool cocktail spot The Anthologist, sometimes known for being the First Dates restaurant on Channel 4, is perfect for a vegan brunch in Manchester. Serving up tasty dishes such as avo on toast, vegan shrimp lollipops, vegan Shepherd’s pie, noodles and more, this central spot never fails to impress with its rustic industrial interior and the best quality cocktails served up by the smoothest mixologists. Enjoy brunch alongside delicious cocktails, healthy smoothies, and modern twists on the classic Bloody Mary. The Anthologist, One St Peter’s Square, M2 3DE.
Beloved for its Neapolitan pizza, Proove have enjoyed success with their fantastic vegan menu – which can also be enjoyed as part of their weekend bottomless brunch. Think stuffed calzones and smashed avo, alongside smoothies and bottomless Bellini’s and mimosas. Later in the day, try out their extensive pizza menu packed full of delicious pizzas (vegan mozzarella included), alongside vegan wines and more. It’s worth the journey from the city centre! Proove Pizza, 160 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, M20 1LH.
7. The Counter House
Serving up a seemingly endless array of international cuisine, The Counter House is the place to be for a warming, filling vegan brunch in Manchester. Whether you’re vegan or not, their chefs know a thing or two about what tastes good – meaning you’re bound to be blown away, whatever you order. Think full English breakfasts, vegan hummus and flatbread, crispy tofu salads, plant-based brownies, tacos and so much more. The Counter House, 35 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 6AJ.
8. Wholesome Junkies
100% vegan heroes Wholesome Junkies aim to provide the tastiest vegan fast food possible, and with a menu chock-a-block with burgers, mac n cheese, tots, fries, and everything in between, there’s truly something for everyone up for a vegan brunch in Manchester. Open from 11am, brunch time is catered for with organic crafted juices and other lighter options to accompany, taking any guilt out of the experience. You’ll find Wholesome Junkies nestled under a railway arch, setting the scene for a decidedly urban brunch. Wholesome Junkies, 4 Mirabel Street, M3 1PJ.
9. Crazy Pedro’s
Although not technically a brunch (but why not have pizza all day everyday?), Manchester natives Crazy Pedro’s have the wildest combos you just have to try. Maybe you like the sound of ‘Can’t Cook Won’t Cluck’, an amalgamation of vegan chicken nuggets, potato waffles, beans and sauce, or perhaps ‘Giuseppe’s Not Sloppy He’s Vegan’ takes your fancy.
If you’re more of a purist and want to give the bottomless option a try, Giuseppe’s also available in slices, as well as the more traditional margherita and other non-vegan offerings. This option offers 90 mins of bottomless house beer, Hooch, classic Ped’s frozen margaritas, prosecco, mimosas and some soft drinks, all at either of the Crazy Pedro’s Manchester locations. Crazy Pedro’s, 55-57 Bridge Street, M3 3BQ | 1 Short Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1AA.
Vegan pizza spot Purezza takes vegan brunching in Manchester to another level with its mighty breakfast pizza, complete with scrambled tofu egg and potatoes, and its salmon and cream cheese ciabatta. Ridiculously everything is completely vegan, with options to remove soya and gluten from many of their dishes. If you feel like extending your brunch into the afternoon and evening, Purezza’s got your back with an extensive menu ranging from spaghetti, to mac and cheese and roast potatoes. Purezza, 75-77 High Street, Manchester, M4 1FS.
Manchester brunch veterans Evelyn’s still have it when it comes to the 11am-1pm slot, providing classic brunch satisfaction for any dietary requirement. With the option to make their jumbo oat granola and their shakshuka vegan, as well as vegan dishes on offer such as their avocado on toast and superfood bowl, diners are able to have their brunch catered specifically to them, whilst wrapped in the beautifully botanical blanket that is Evelyn’s. Classic brunch drinks such as Bloody Mary’s and mimosas are of course on offer, as well as house health shots and cold pressed juices, completing the most perfect easy brunch in Manchester. Evelyn’s Cafe Bar, 44 Tib Street, M4 1LA.