National Vegetarian Week 2021 takes place from Monday 10 until Sunday 16 May to promote vegetarianism and showcase how exciting and fulfilling it can be. You can take part in the vegetarian 3-2-1 challenge to give the lifestyle a try, and to make it easier for yourself, check out some of these food spots. We’re sure you’ll find a new favourite right here with our guide to the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants Manchester has to offer…

Hearty breakfasts & meat-free snacks from Vertigo Plant Based Eatery

Vertigo is a plant-based eatery with multiple branches, so you can get your fix from anywhere in the city. From scrumptious breakfast bagels and naughty 5-stack pancakes with maple syrup, to main meal feasts like the ¼ lb Cheezeburger with fries and the Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Dhaal – Vertigo has so much on offer, there is sure to be something that takes your fancy! The menu can be found by following the link below.

Royal Exchange, 18 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AE / First Street, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester, M15 4RA / Bridge House, Mediacity UK, M50 2BH
Indulge in classic American junk food at Wholesome Junkies

Your favourite classic American junk food has just become vegan. Wholesome Junkies makes familiar dishes with plant-based ingredients, so you won’t miss out on treats like Thai Potato Tots, Cheesy Fries, Korean Corn Dogs, a selection of burgers and melt-in-the-mouth Biscoff Cheesecake. You can even buy DIY Kits with instructions to make your own at home for a cosy night in. Find out more by following the link below.


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Arndale Market, 49 High Street, Manchester M4 3AH
Tackle delicious Indian street food at Bundobust

It’s not hard to see why this gem was named the best restaurant in Manchester in 2020 by Ratebeer. Bundobust is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant, serving a variety of Indian street food and a huge selection of craft beers. All of your Indian cuisine favourites, all made vegetarian, such as the green chilli-spiced Egg Bhurji and the vegan Vada Pav burger. More information can be found by clicking the button below.


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Order viral-hit vegan treats from Frost Burgers

Frost burgers was founded just a few short years ago in 2017 by Youtuber Monami Frost in Liverpool and has recently opened a delivery-only branch in Manchester. There is a huge selection of 100% plant based street food, most notably the American burgers, such as the Double Trouble burger featuring 2 beef-free patties, melted cheddar cheese, burger sauce and salad, served on a triple sesame bun. If you’re looking for something sweeter, they also serve desserts such as the No-Honeycomb Brownie. Find their Deliveroo menu by following the link below.

Explore a range of locally made vegan & veggie street food at Grub

Grub is Manchester’s best and most well-known venue for street food in the Green Quarter. Currently running a delivery and collection service while they gear up to re-open, Grub regularly hosts incredible, independent vegan and vegetarian vendors, and often runs plant-powered Sundays – a weekly vegan street food event. We can be sure when lockdown eases, Grub will be hosting even more incredible vendors and running even more events. Book a table now by following the link below.


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50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4HF
Order burgers, shakes and fris at V-Revs Vegan Diner

Located in the heart of the Northern Quarter, V-Rev Vegan Diner is a treasure of a find, wholly committed to their meat-free ethos. Serving classic burgers, milkshakes and other mouth-watering food, you can hardly believe it’s all vegan. Why not try the Barbecute without the ‘E’, formed from Beyond Meat, served with smoked gouda and grilled to order. Perhaps you’re more inclined to the Buttermilk Seitan Chicken Wings, served with fresh chives and available as original, Nashville hot, or maple garlic glaze? Either way, you can find them all on their menu by following the link below.


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20-26 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN
Enjoy hand-crafted Indian snacks from Lily's Vegetarian Deli

This hidden gem of the North West specialises in delicious and authentic vegetarian Indian cuisine, using the freshest spices from all over India and Rajastan. Lily’s most popular dishes include Sev Khamani, a non-fried delightful and delicious Gujarti snack, the Vegan Jackfruit Vegetable Curry and a selection of cool street food Chaats – including a combination of crunchy tangy, hot and sweet flavours. Not to forget the freshly-made naans! Find out more by visiting their website below.


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85 Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7DF
Mon 10 May - Sun 16 May
Jessica Cooper
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Mon 10 May 2021