Eating vegetarian and vegan in Liverpool is fairly easy thanks to the city’s diverse range of cafes, restaurants and bars. Alongside dedicated meat-free eateries, there’s also plenty of other spots to check out with excellent vegetarian and vegan choices. Here’s a look at some of the best places to visit if you’re looking for meat-free places to eat in Liverpool.
For brunch: The Bagelry
Located in Chinatown, The Bagelry offers a range of handmade bagels with an excellent selection of toppings with choices to please vegetarians and vegans. Mainly of the options are vegetarian and can be made vegan, and there are sweet and savoury dishes available. They also do various specials listed on a blackboard and if you see the pizza bagel (which can be made with vegan or dairy cheese) it’s not one to be missed.
42 Nelson Street – thebagelryliverpool.co.uk/
For junk food: Down The Hatch
Vegetarian food doesn’t have to be all about the healthy salads and if you want something more hearty check out meat-free junk food joint Down the Hatch. From meat substitutes to great meat-free alternatives like pulled jackfruit, chickpeas and lentils, the menu mainly features burgers and fries and you’ll definitely leave feeling full.
62 Duke Street – facebook.com/downthehatchLIV/
For pizza: Maguire’s Pizza Bar
Just because you don’t eat meat, doesn’t mean you should miss out on a range of pizza toppings. Maguire’s Pizza Bar has a full menu of vegan, vegetarian and meaty options. They offer some more traditional options as well as some quirky choices (on our last visit, we shared a vegan cheeseburger pizza). It’s got a cult look to it complete with iconic films screened on the wall and a decent range of booze too.
77 Renshaw Street – facebook.com/MaguiresPizzaBar/
For street food: Baltic Market
Baltic Market is a permanent street food market located within the revamped Cain’s Brewery complex in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and has become extremely popular within just a few months. It features a range of food stalls with cuisine from across the globe. One of the most sought-after vegetarian options is the sensational halloumi fries from Hafla Hafla. They’re not cheap (about £6 for a portion) but they’re definitely delicious!
Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street – balticmarket.co.uk/
For cheap eats: Egg Cafe
Egg Cafe is one of Liverpool’s most traditional vegetarian eateries, located on the top floor of a kooky building off Bold Street. With a chilled, bohemian vibe it’s a good spot for a relaxing lunch. Options include soup, salads and daily specials which can include shepherd’s pie, bakes or pasta dishes. For vegans, dairy-free drinks and cakes are available and it’s great value for money.
Top Floor, 16 – 18 Newington – eggcafe.co.uk/
For lunch: Malmo Mat
For fans of Scandi-inspired grub, Malmo Mat is the perfect spot for lunch. Colourful Smørrebrød options make up most of the menu with meat-free options including beetroot hummus and avocado, squash with goats cheese and edamane beans and roasted veg. They also do vegan and vegetarian breakfast platters and have soya and coconut milks for vegan brews.
65-67 Hanover Street – malmomat.com/