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Best Veggie Food in Manchester

Monday 08-07-2019 - 11:15

Whether you’ve been veggie for years, trying a new diet or just want something different, Manchester has loads to offer, whatever the budget. Here are the best places exclusively dedicated to veggie food.


V-Rev Vegan Diner

Located in the Northern Quarter, V-Rev is most veggie’s first recommendation for good meat-free food. 
Full of vegan junk food at friendly prices, this small diner is always packed and once you go you’ll know why. You won’t believe it’s not real cheese if you try the ‘Mac & Cheez’. It tastes bad for you, without the actual real life consequences. 

Make sure you book in advance so you don’t end up salivating on the windows. 


The 8th Day

Across the road from All Saints Park, there is a charming shop and café where you’ll find the largest selection of veggie, vegan, organic food and Fairtrade food in the North West.
It is home to a legendary vegan/veggie breakfast and has a great selection of vegan beers and ciders. With mains from a fiver in the café and a great take out selections, it’s a great spot for lunch between lectures.

Earth Café

This proud vegetarian café and juice bar is round the corner from the Manchester Arndale. The food is made from scratch daily and has a changing menu depending on what’s available at the local market.

It’s super cheap and great for lunch, especially as for £6 you have your plate piled high with 4 items of your choice. 


Folk & Soul

Another Northern Quarter fave, Folk & Soul are all about helping you make good choices with your food and still giving you the best taste. 
As well as loads of tasty options, it offers vegan wines, beers, coffees and teas – plus according to the website the most expensive thing on the menu is £12 so it’s student budget friendly.

Honourable mentions:
These are not 100% just vegetarian, but they have some great options. 

Dough Pizza Kitchen

Although not solely dedicated to vegetarian snacks, veggies will have loads to choose from in this Northern Quarter restaurant. The menu offers gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options on all their dishes – and it’s not too expensive either. With its dog friendly seating area and great selection of drinks, it’d be perfect for a sunny afternoon or a late night feast.


In the heart of the city centre there’s Bundobust. Its Indian street food with loads of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options and famous for the selection of craft beer (with four beers regular, and ten 

Plus, if you’re tight on cash their weekday lunch offer of two dishes for £7.50 is too good to miss. 


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