Manchester has an excellent range of places to eat for vegetarians and vegans with venues to suit all moods whether you’re looking for junk food, street food or something for a special occasion. Here’s a guide at vegetarian places to eat in Manchester that you should look out for.
For something spicy: Bundobust
Bundobust originally opened up in Leeds a few years ago, but towards the end of 2016 they brought their unique blend of vegetarian Indian street food and craft beer to Manchester with the launch of their second site. The entire menu is delicious – and much of it is vegan too – and you must try the Okra Fries!
59 Piccadilly, M1 1RG – bundobust.com/Manchester/
For pub grub: The Marble Arch
Not completely vegetarian but The Marble Arch on Rochdale Road always has some excellent vegetarian and vegan options available – including a vegetarian roast on a Sunday. They’re also known for their cheese menu and vegetarian cheeses are clearly marked. The beer, produced at their own brewery just down the road, is also vegetarian.
For street food: Grub at Fairfield Social Club
Over the space of a few months, Grub’s weekly street food events have become a must-visit to try food from some of the UK’s most exciting street food traders. On Fridays and Saturdays each stall has at least one meat-free option and Sundays are their vegan-only events, Plant Powered Sundays, which will always include someone selling sweet vegan goodies. Tip: try and attend on a week that The Ottomen are there as their Med-inspired cuisine is very vegetarian friendly and extremely delicious.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Fairfield Social Club, Mayfield Depot, Archway 6, Temperance Street, near Piccadilly, M12 6HR – twitter.com/GRUBMCR
For Chinese cuisine: Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen
Located in the ‘burbs of South Manchester, Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen is worth travelling for. Tofu and mock meats make up their menu so forgot the boring ‘mixed vegetables’ option you may find at other Chinese restaurants and go for something much more tantalising. The crispy ‘duck’ pancakes are a must – and it’s BYOB for a small corkage fee which is another plus.
536 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 4BY – lotusvegetariankitchen.com
For junk food: V Rev
V Revolution originally opened on Oldham Street as a vinyl music shop with some vegan food on sale, but last year they moved to a new, larger site on Edge Street which allowed them to open a full kitchen. Burgers using fake beef and chicken, hot dogs and loaded fries are on offer as well as vegan desserts and milkshakes. The service can sometimes be a bit slow but the food is fun. They are currently closed after a damaging flood but are set to reopen shortly – check out their Twitter for updates.
20-26 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1HN – vrevmcr.co.uk/
For something more upmarket: 1847
Looking for somewhere for a special occasion but still meat free? 1847 – named after the year the Vegetarian Society was founded – is a modern vegetarian restaurant where plants really are the star. They’ve recently moved to a new site and offer some great value two and three course menus.
Chapel Walks, M2 1HN – by1847.com/manchester/
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