The 8 Best Vegan Restaurants in Manchester Right Now

The restaurant scene in any major city is always an accurate indicator of the most current food trends, and a walk around Manchester makes the UK’s appetite for plant-based food very obvious indeed. Truth is, veganism has become way more than just a trend, hence the best vegan restaurants in Manchester right now cover all of our favourite cuisines.

1. The Allotment Vegan Eatery

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The Allotment Vegan Eatery began life in Stockport but now occupies prime real estate right in Manchester city centre, just off Deansgate before you get to the Town Hall. As vegan restaurants in Manchester go, Allotment has won all of the awards and taken all of the kudos for being extremely bloody good. The restaurant itself is cool and the regularly rotating, often set menus are fresh, engaging and local. Seasonal and sustainable is always the name of the game, as is beautiful food that feels refined.

Address: 18/22 Lloyd Street, Manchester, M2 5WAPrice: The 7-course set menu is £48 eachBest dish: Cream of roasted butternut squash, porcini and toasted chestnutsAtmosphere: Sophisticated but not pretentious

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2. V Rev Vegan Diner

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Less refined but sensational in a very different kind of way, V Rev Vegan Diner in the Northern Quarter is dirty, American-style food that you might struggle to believe is vegan. But vegan it is, as V Rev Vegan Diner makes it quite clear that cows are not required to gorge on a sinful, loaded burger. And you can expect plenty else that’s loaded, from fries through to ‘chicken’ strippers and vegan mac & cheese. Don’t bother here if you’re not starving.

Address: 20-26 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1HNPrice: Fill right up for £15Best dish: Donut Have A Cow, Man!Atmosphere: Casual with napkins at the ready

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3. Bundobust

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If you’ve done the walk to Market Street from Picadilly Station recently, chances are you’ve seen Bundobust nestled away on Picadilly. It’s a pretty new kid on the block but has already built a reputation for itself as one of the best vegan restaurants in Manchester. Serving vegan (sometimes vegetarian) Indian food as tapas, Bundobust ticks all the boxes for becoming an even bigger hit: curry, social dining and (almost) completely animal-free.

Address: 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AGPrice: £4-6 per little plateBest dish: This is tapas. Try them all!Atmosphere: Pretty bustling, always busy, still chill

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4. Greens

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Possibly the most famous vegetarian restaurant in Manchester is Greens. You’ll find it in Didsbury, where Greens comes courtesy of Simon Rimmer (the nice bloke off Sunday Brunch). More and more vegan dishes keep being added to the menu – adaptation is a sign of the highest quality restaurants – which means Greens is a good place for vegetarians thinking about making the jump to veganism. The restaurant is charming and the food is internationally-inspired.

Address: 41-43 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2NTPrice: Two courses and a main will be about £25 eachBest dish: Sweet potato katsu curry with Japanese rice & Asian slawAtmosphere: Simple, stylish, casual

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5. 1847

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Just off Market Street is 1847, the best vegan restaurant in Manchester for pre-theatre dining given how close it is to The Exchange. It’s also a modern fine dining restaurant that celebrates the best of British ingredients and recipes, with monthly live jazz thrown in for extra points. The a la carte menu is a thing of beauty and Damien Davenport, the man behind the wheel, is passionate about making sure each and every guest leaves having had a meal they’ll tell their friends about.

Address: Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HNPrice: Two courses are £28, three courses are £35Best dish: Jerk chickpea, pineapple salsa, curried mango, pickled chilli, coconut, plantain crispAtmosphere: Contemporary and cool

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6. Earth Cafe

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Perfect if you need something quicker than a full meal but still want to enjoy your food in cosy surrounds, Earth Cafe is right below the Northern Quarter Buddhist Centre and makes all of its food from scratch, every day. The menu therefore varies according to a number of things, the weather and what’s good at the market on any particular day, for example, but you can expect hot snacks, salads, cakes, meals, juices, the lot. Earth Cafe isn’t a completely vegan spot (a lot of stuff is just vegetarian), but vegans certainly won’t be left wanting.

Address: 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZPrice: No need to spend more than a tennerBest dish: Customise your own platter!Atmosphere: Humble, peaceful, hidden away

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7. The Deaf Institute

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The Deaf Institute definitely isn’t where you’d look for a solid vegan menu. It’s famous for its music, after all. But head to its bar and kitchen and you’ll find an 80% vegan menu complemented by a very lovely soundtrack. If loaded vegan nachos and hot dogs, satan burgers and vegan ice cream all sound good, picture eating them in space that feels like your living room with surf, garage and hip-hop playing in the background as well. The Deaf Institute is, quite surprisingly, one of the best vegan restaurants in Manchester.

Address: 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZPrice: No need to spend more than a tennerBest dish: Customise your own platter!Atmosphere: Humble, peaceful, hidden away

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8. The Pasta Factory

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Fear not, pasta lovers, as The Pasta Factory makes sure Italian food features in this list. The Pasta Factory is a quick and easy sort of place where all the focus is on the quality of the food, meaning the team makes fresh pasta by hand every day. Ingredients are all-natural and plenty of the menu is vegan, including the antipasti. We often find vegan Italian food difficult to come by, so The Pasta Factory is a restaurant we’re very glad exists. There’s also a decent selection of wine and beer. Perfect.

Address: 77 Shudehill Street, Shudehill, M4 4ANPrice: For two courses and a wine, near £30 eachBest dish: Mushroom ravioli with garlic and cashews, dressed with black truffle and porciniAtmosphere: Rustic and Italian, of course

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