Ten of our favourite vegan spots in Manchester
Not so long ago, there was only really one option for vegans who wanted to eat out, salad usually served without dressing. Thankfully things have come a long way since then, and like any city worth its Himalayan salt, Manchester now has an excellent and varied selection of options for both vegan visitors and locals.
1. Boho Utopia, Withington
2. The Pasta Factory, Shudehill
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food and the people at the Pasta Factory use only the freshest, all-natural ingredients in order to bring diners authentic Italian “piatto di pasta”. The owners say their target audience is everyone and with that in mind, they’ve created three tasty vegan pasta options and a decadent vegan chocolate ravioli desert. Check out the full menu here. 77 Shudehill, M4 4AN.
3. Vertigo, Central
Vertigo is an entirely plant-based eatery based in the Royal Exchange Building, serving breakfast, lunch and tea, as well as coffee, cakes, wines and beers. Food is served seven days a week and is available to eat in or take away. Click here to see the full menu. 18 Cross St, M2 7AE.
4. Double Zero, Chorlton
The ‘bring your own booze’ pizzeria prides itself on authenticity. From the dough, which is made on site daily using only four ingredients, to the wood-fired oven brought in from Naples. With the option to substitute dairy cheese for vegan cheese on any pizza or calzone and freshly made gluten-free pizza and garlic bread available on request, there really is something for every pizza lover. Just make sure you ring up 24 hours before so they can prepare the dough. See the full menu here. 368 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 8AZ
5. V Rev, Northern Quarter
Claiming to be Manchester city centre’s first and only 100 per cent vegan diner, V-Rev promises an ‘all plants no pain’ concept, offering meat-free dirty food, including ‘beefy’ burgers, fried ‘chckn’, ‘baecon’ and mac’n’cheez. Click here to see the full menu. 20-26 Edge St, M4 1HN.
6. The Allotment, Albert Square
The people at The Allotment have brought an entirely new plant-based experience to Manchester and are promising vegan and gluten-free food like you’ve never tasted. All made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients sourced from sustainable growers wherever possible. Check out the full menu here. 18-22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA.
7. Manchester Vegan Cafe and Wellbeing Centre, Northern Quarter
Situated on the ground floor of the iconic Afflecks Palace, Manchester Vegan Cafe specialises in healthy, delicious vegan dishes and, although all dishes are created with vegans and plant-based eaters in mind, all are welcome. Click here to see the full menu. 35-39 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG.
8. The Beagle, Chorlton
The popular brunch spot offers a typical tasty fry-up and even a kids brunch. And for those who want their brunch with an exotic twist, there’s the mouthwatering breakfast burrito or smashed avocado and frijoles on toast. All of which can be made vegetarian or vegan, with the option to go bottomless for £25 per person and enjoy unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Schofferhofer or tea and coffee. See the full menu here. 456-458 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton, M21 0BQ
9. One Plus Restaurant, Oxford Road
Claiming to be the North’s only Chinese hot pot restaurant, One Plus is divided into two, with the hotpot restaurant on the ground floor and a noodle and rice bar offering hand stretched noodles in the basement. Diners can create their own hotpot, choosing ingredients from a rotating conveyor belt of options and the owners say they have just as many, if not more, dishes for vegetarians, pescatarians and vegans to choose from. For more information click here. 42 Charles St, M1 7DB.
10. Zaytoon, Chorlton
The lively Lebanese restaurant promises traditional dishes and good value for money. The menu is simple but tasty, all dishes are made using fresh ingredients and the portion sizes are generous. The star of the show is the mezze platter and they have one for everyone, whether you’re vegan, veggie or not. Click here for more information. 352 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 8AZ.
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