Ditching meat and trying your hand at Veganuary this year? We’ve rounded up some of Manchester’s best vegan and veggie spots that’ll make the switch that bit more seamless.

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.

Their new brewery-restaurant hybrid on Oxford road will cover all the boozy needs you could possibly hope for too, so it ticks all the boxes.


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St James's Bldg, Bundobust Brewery, 61-69 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EQ
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. After their dark kitchen delivery-only offering proved a hit in Manchester too, they’ve now opened a permanent spot on Portland Street.

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.

48 Portland St, Manchester M1 4QU
Explore a range of locally made vegan & veggie street food at Grub

Grub is one of Manchester’s best and most beloved street food spots. Vegan options are always available no matter what daa you head down, however, every Sunday, they exclusively host incredible, independent vegan and vegetarian vendors, catering for all your plant-based needs and then some.


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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.

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
Vegan comfort dishes at Herbivorous

Now operating out of Hatch and a recently-opened bricks and mortar spot in Withington, Herbivorous have cemented themselves as legends of the vegan street food circuit in Manchester.

Their dishes were first inspired by a trip to the States, where the team were inspired by the vegan explosion taking place—bringing back a whole host of properly mouthwatering creations.


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Unit 16, Hatch, 103 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED / 445 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 4AN
Sat 1 Jan - Mon 31 Jan
Jessica Cooper
Published on:
Thu 6 Jan 2022