The COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021 has forced us all to navigate the world a little bit differently. It’s given us time to reflect on aspects of our daily lives that we otherwise wouldn’t have, and we’ve obviously been stuck inside a lot, mostly without the prospect of eating out at fancy restaurants. Put those two things together and what do you get? An attempted switch to vegan food and a whole lot of take-away. If you’ve been inspired by the pandemic to go vegan and/or try out some delicious new take-away spots, read on to find out our top picks in Manchester!

Vertigo: Plant Based Eatery

Based in the very centre of Manchester, First Street and over in Media City UK, Vertigo is a vegan eatery that offers a whole range of food, from breakfast to desserts and smoothies. Now is the probably the best time to inform you that Vertigo offers a Lotus Biscoff Cake. Yes, you read that right. Don’t blame us for any Lotus-related purchases you might be about to make.

Perfect for either a light midday snack or if you fancy a big meal, the ‘Cheezeburger’ (hold the cheese (and burger)) and variety of European and Asian food has got you sorted.


Bundobust is classy vegan pub food central. If rice puffs, spicy nuts, and popcorn and popadoms are not enough to tempt you into this Indian street food favourite, you need to check out their mouth-wateringly delicious Bhaji Butty vegan burger. Even better, £1 from every Bhaji Butty sold goes towards local charities.

If you feel like sharing, their vegan combo for 2 has it all: okra fries, bhajis, Bhei Puri, Raghda Pethis, and Chole Saag. If that takes your fancy, altogether it will cost just £25 which isn’t too bad when you’re splitting it between two (although we won’t judge if you want to keep it all for yourself).


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V-Rev Vegan Diner

V-Rev are serious about veganism. As well as selling delicious vegan dishes, they also boast the educational side to being a vegan, highlighting the connections between veganism, decolonial feminism, and anti-racism. V-Rev are proud to be vegan and show its potential to change the world.

Anyway, back to the food! This trendy diner is currently operating an online delivery service so you can enjoy their vegan varieties of burritos, burgers, mac n cheese, wings, and loaded fries from home. They even have a carbon-free dining option, where they will plant a tree in your name for the low price of 99p! V-Rev is truly revolutionary.


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Wholesome Junkies

Available on Uber Eats, Wholesome Junkies specialises in vegan and vegetarian burgers and desserts – two of the best things in the whole world, if you ask us. With various spots across the city centre, Wholesome Junkies offers double BBQ burgers, chilli cheeseburgers, and a KFC-inspired burger, as well as combo deals for one or two people!

If you’re in the mood for tasty, wholesome junk food, check out Wholesome Junkies and try some of their delicious sides as well.


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Dishoom is an Indian restaurant located at Bridge Street and is now offering no-contact delivery. They offer a vegan menu full of everything you could ask for: breakfast, small plates, grills, salads, sides, and desserts. You’re practically spoiled for choice.

As well as offering tasty breakfast choices like the Vegan Bombay and Vegan Sausage Naan Roll, Dishoom has also been cooking food for NHS key workers since the first lockdown in March 2020 and continues to donate meals to feed children in the UK and India.


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Tue 19 Jan
Abby Hilton
Published on:
Thu 30 Dec 2021