Vegan Food in Manchester

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Over recent years, the number of vegan options in Manchester has gone up dramatically, and about time too. Now, at the start of 2021 we’re in the middle of Veganuary, or the less-snappily-titled ‘Vegan January’. Generally seen as the ideal time to try out new healthy lifestyles, January this year is a little different, for obvious reasons. But don’t feel obliged to restrict yourself unnecessarily, if you look forward to a glass of wine at the end of the day, now is not the time to remove that small source of pleasure.

There are many high-end vegan takeout options and cook-at-home kit meals to explore

Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to vegan food as not only does it taste just as good – if not better – than meat-based food but you’re likely to have a significant energy boost, along with the knowledge that you’re eating ethically and helping the environment in some small way.

Year on year, it’s clear that plant-based eating is on the rise, as vegan cooking becomes more mainstream. As ever, the restaurant scene is one step ahead, and even meat-eaters will be aware of the increasing number of vegan dishes available at their favourite restaurant. Of course, we can’t simply nip to our favourite eateries right now, but there are many high-end takeout options and cook-at-home kit meals to explore.

Vegetarians are well served around Manchester, but it’s time to focus on the restaurants with the tastiest vegan meals. So whether you’re a proud vegan or merely curious, let us guide you towards some of the best food choices for vegans in Manchester this month. Also check our guides to vegetarian food in Manchester, gluten-free food in Manchester and vegan food in Leeds and Liverpool.


Here are our picks

  • 1. Bundobust Manchester

    Bundobust Manchester
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    Bundobust Manchester, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AG - Visit now

    Since opening their restaurant on the edge of Piccadilly, the team behind Bundobust have built one hell of a buzz around Manchester. For the unaware, this underground restaurant serves up tapas-style small plates of vegan (and some vegetarian) Indian food, along with an exhaustive – and somewhat exhausting – list of beers and craft ales. You can’t eat in at the moment, obviously, but you can order for collection or delivery.

  • 2. Unicorn Grocery

    © Unicorn Grocery

    Unicorn Grocery, 89 Albany Rd, Manchester, M21 0BN - Visit now

    An ever popular food cooperative in Chorlton who stock a wide-range of locally and ethically sourced organic, fruit, veg and fair trade products.

  • 3. Six By Nico Manchester

    Six By Nico
    Six By Nico

    Six By Nico Manchester, 60 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BQ - Visit now

    During these lockdown times, Six By Nico have made the successful switch to cook-at-home kit meals, with their Home-X service. As in their restaurants, they offer a fully-vegan option so you can enjoy a six-course plant-based fine-dining experience in your own home.

  • 4. Dishoom Manchester

    Dishoom Manchester

    Dishoom Manchester, 32 Bridge St, Manchester , M3 3BT - Visit now

    Indian street food is often vegan-friendly, and Dishoom have an entire menu devoted to it. Enjoy your vegan delights at home by ordering a delivery.

  • 5. Pizza Punks

    Pizza Punks
    Pizza Punks

    Pizza Punks, 34-40 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6AE - Visit now

    Pizza Punks delivered one of the most simple and best cook-at-home options late last year, with their pizza party box and now they have a sister brand, Veganizza, dealing in all-vegan pizzas. Remember, vegan pizza is for life, not just for Veganuary.

  • 6. V Revolution

    V Revolution.

    V Revolution, 20-26 Edge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1HN - Visit now

    Fast food meets tofu; V-Revolution’s 100% vegan menu delivers hangover-curing, carb-heavy delights in an all-American diner style setting. Order all your favourite dishes at their website for pick-up.

  • 7. Teacup Kitchen

    Teacup Kitchen, 55 Thomas Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1NA - Visit now

    Teacup has an amazing choice of vegan breakfasts and bunches; from superfood porridge to the full vegan breakfast via mushrooms, falafel and avocado. As you’d expect, there’s loads of tea to pick from as well as soya and coconut milk alternatives and even vegan cake. That’s right, cake. Sadly, there isn’t a single vegan choice on the non-breakfast menu, but breakfast is served all day, and as Leslie Knope once said, “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?”.

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