Vegan Food in Leeds

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Cruelty-free eating is becoming ever-more popular across the North of England and beyond, and of course, Leeds is proving to be one of the finest cities for sustainable dining, so we’ve rounded up some of the very best vegan food in Leeds.

Vegan restaurants are far from the underground happenings of yesteryear, and along with the glut of vegan-only diners, you’ll find plenty of standard meat-serving restaurants have jumped on board, along with more than a few major chains. Obviously, places dedicated to vegan (and vegetarian) cuisine are better placed to provide the most high-quality experience, but some of the Johnny-come-latelies deserve a mention too.

And this guide covers the lot. Our main criteria is the tastiest vegan food – it just so happens that this more often comes from the plucky independent venues. So, if you’re at all interested in the future of the planet – or even if you couldn’t care less and just want a healthy meat and dairy-free diet, you’ve come to right place.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Knave’s Kitchen

    Knave's Kitchen

    Knave’s Kitchen, 31 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT - Visit now

    This 100% vegan street food pop-up serves up a spectacular array of down & dirty dishes – some might say ‘vegan junk food’ but we couldn’t possibly comment. What you’ll find is a pleasing lack of kale and lentils, with the emphasis on cruelty-free food that tastes utterly delicious. Expect top-drawer vegan chicken and all manner of ‘ooh you are awful’ deep-fried brilliance.

  • 2. Cantina


    Cantina, 104 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL - Visit now

    Make Cantina your first destination if you’re looking for vegan food inspired by flavours from all over the world. Currently based in The Old Red Bus Station, expect to find the best dessert this side of Yorkshire.

  • 3. Bundobust Leeds


    Bundobust Leeds, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ - Visit now

    Wildly popular and top-quality Indian street food at the original location in Leeds. Expect to find an impressive array of affordable small plates (and bowls), all vegetarian and quite often vegan.

  • 4. The Grub and Grog Shop

    The Grub and Grog Shop, Visit now

    Making waves in the Leeds food scene, this vegan breakfast never disappoints. Head down to Sheaf Street, stat.

  • 5. Rola Wala

    Rola Wala, Trinity Leeds, Albion St, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 5AY - Visit now

    Indian street food doesn’t get better than this, plus with a wide range of vegan options, this is the ideal destination for the socially-conscious diner.

  • 6. Tharavadu Restaurant

    Tharavadu Restaurant Leeds

    Tharavadu Restaurant, 7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ - Visit now

    Tharavadu Restaurant is a widely-loved Indian restaurant in Leeds, focusing on cuisine from the coastal area of South-West India. It has an impressive collection of awards and a great selection of vegan choices.

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