The 5 Best Places To Get Vegan Food In Manchester

The number of vegans has quadrupled in the last eight years, and they’ve left a delicious range of plant-based restaurants, cafés and bars in their wake. Finding vegan food in Manchester is now easier than ever!

Take a trip down Canal Street and enjoy an all-day vegan breakfast: the perfect way to start your day. Spend your shopping break with a stone-baked vegan pizza, or tantalise your tastebuds with Asian-inspired cuisine.

Trust us for the five best vegan restaurant recommendations:


1. Lotus Plant-Based Kitchen

If you love traditional Chinese and Asian dishes but struggle to source plant-based replacements, Lotus Kitchen has everything you need. 

Established in 2014, this gorgeous little restaurant has put its mark on Taiwanese, Malaysian and Japanese cuisine with recipes that pay homage to Asian culture. 

They offer customers a range of crispy dim sums, soups, sizzling mains, noodles and rice that you can wash down with a beverage from their drinks selection. Due to religious beliefs, none of Lotus Plant-Based Kitchen’s meals contain onion or garlic. 


Address – 536 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BY

Opening Hours

Mon 16:30 – 21:30

Tues-Weds CLOSED

Thurs 16:30 – 21:30

Fri-Sat 16:30 – 22:00

Sun 16:30 – 21:30


2. Purezza

Purezza is tucked away in Manchester’s Northern Quarter neighbourhood, the ideal place for a hidden gem. This Italian-inspired restaurant is every pizza-lover’s dream and has a small-plate menu with over 16 different vegan pizzas.

If you’re dining in the evening, Purezza has a roster of nibbles, organic sourdough pizzas and delectable desserts to satisfy your appetite. Sample their famous “Mac & Cheese” (vegan, of course) and keep an eye out for their flavourful “Courgette Spaghetti”.

Dining with children? Purezza has that covered: you can get a kid’s pizza free with every paying adult. They even offer poochy pizza slices so your dog can experience the wonders of vegan food in Manchester.


Address – 75-77 High Street, Manchester, M4 1FS

Opening Hours: 

Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00

Sun 12:00-18:00


3. The Allotment Vegan

Afternoon tea has never felt so organic. The Allotment Vegan, opposite Manchester’s famous Shamble’s Square, is a vegan eatery so fresh your tastebuds will be forever changed.

Stop for afternoon tea and nibble on sweet and savoury afternoon delights. At just £18.50 per person (with a bottle of Prosecco included), we think this culinary delight is something all vegans should experience at least once.

But if you’re more peckish, they also offer small and large plates and a set menu of three courses for £28. Take all the thinking out of plant-based dining with The Allotment.


Address – 1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, M3 1SW

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat: 12:00–23:00

Sunday: 12:00–20:00


4. Via Manchester

Located in the heart of Manchester’s world-famous gay village, Via is the place to come for dinner and a show. This cabaret bar is dedicated to exceptional customer service, offering diners a large menu that’s, frankly, too hard to choose from. 

Start your day with a vegan breakfast loaded with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and veggie sausages. 

You can also choose a sharer plate and invite a friend to indulge. Via offers everything from vegan pizzas to hot dogs, desserts to burgers, all made with fresh plant-based ingredients.


Address – 28/30 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3EZ

Opening Hours (food serving times) 

Mon-Sun: 12:00-22:00


5. What The Pitta

What The Pitta makes the finest Turkish and German-inspired vegan food in Manchester. Putting a spin on the traditional donner kebab, brothers Roj and Kem specialise in making meat-centred dishes more accessible to plant-based diners.

Grab a fully-loaded gyros packed with fresh vegetables and smothered in What The Pitta’s signature vegan tzatziki. Pair it with a side of waffle fries, onion rings or their ‘Chick’n’ nuggets. 

For a cost-effective dinner, sure to hit the spot, pick one of their meal deals. You’ll get a filling main course, a side and a soft drink of your choosing.


Address – What The Pitta, 42 Back Turner Street, M4 1FR

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 12:00-21:00

Fri-Sat: 12:00-22:30

Sun: 12:00-21:00