Vegetarian Food in Manchester

Esther Routledge

The choice of vegetarian food in Manchester is getting better all the time. Whether you are all-the-time vegetarian, or just like to try out a non-meat fast from time to time, reducing your carbon footprint by eating out in vegetarian style can make you feel good about your choices. We’ve gathered together a handpicked list of some of our favourites – meaning you need never suffer a stuffed pepper ever again. Well, not unless you want to, that is.

Want more? Check out our guide to vegan food in Manchester.

Our top picks

Greens Didsbury

Greens Didsbury, 41-43 Lapwing Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2NT - Visit now

Greens of West Didsbury does a sterling job at high(er)-end vegetarian dining. Simon Rimmer’s Greens has been waving the V flag for over thirty years now, and regularly hosts events such as vintage afternoon teas.

Greens Didsbury

HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4FN - Visit now

There are a number of meat and seafood dishes on the menu at HOME, but even hardened carnivores and pescatarians should dive into the vegan and vegetarian dishes. This is what HOME’s first-floor restaurant truly excels at.

HOME Manchester
Paul Karalius

Dishoom Manchester

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

Dishoom was an instant hit with Manchester food-lovers and their expansive vegetarian menu is just one of the many reasons why.

Dishoom Manchester

The Rivals Bar & Restaurant

The Rivals Bar & Restaurant, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH - Visit now

You expect high-quality food and wine from the in-house restaurant at the Royal Exchange Theatre, but you might not have expected such a great vegetarian selection. There are a quite a few choices for veggies here and it’s all quality, hearty meals too.

Fuel Cafe

Fuel Cafe, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 3BW - Visit now

Withington is home to Fuel Cafe, who serve only vegetarian and vegan food, as well as hosting quiz nights and lively open mics. They are well known for their hangover busting, meat free, full breakfast menu, and the decor is pleasantly found-object-eclectic.

Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen

Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen, 536 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 4BY - Visit now

Head south of the city centre for Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen, which promotes a healthier, meat free lifestyle. Their menus are inspired by the owner’s travels to Hong Kong, Canada and Taiwan, where vegetarian Chinese restaurants are more abundant than here. Child friendly and BYOB, their special lunch menu starts at £5. Their dinner menu reads like a lesson in tofu and uses a whole rainbow of vegetables.

Photo of the restaurant's logo on their front window
Image courtesy Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen.

Bundobust Manchester

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

Fantastic and endlessly original Indian street food, all vegetarian (and often vegan).

Bundobust Manchester
Ian Jones

V Revolution

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

This red-boothed, heavy-metal haven on Oldham Street does vegan junk food – think burgers, and hot dogs – and boy does it taste good. There’s not an animal product in sight; the small shop at the back is stocked with credible vegan alternatives to things like cheese, mayo and ice cream, as well as a selection of hard core records.

V Revolution.

PLY

PLY, 26 Lever Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1DW - Visit now

Pizza is a wonderful thing and Manchester isn’t short of places to grab a slice. We’re going for PLY. You might not have to queue for a table, there may not be a hushed hype circulating the office, but the pizza is fantastic and who likes queuing anyway?

Image of signage outside PLY in Manchester's Northern Quarter
Ben Williams

Lunya Manchester

Lunya Manchester, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2BB - Visit now

Lunya has long been a Creative Tourist favourite – both the original Liverpool restaurant and the equally-lauded Manchester branch. There’s plenty of choices here for veggies and even a dedicated vegan menu too.

Image by Martin Kevill

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