Bundobust - credit Tom Joy


Top Vegan Restaurants in Leeds

15th January 2022

With plant-based food becoming ever more popular and accessible, there’s never been a better time to try out vegan meals. As the Foodie Capital of the North, Leeds has got you covered. Whether you’re a vegan foodie or simply want to try something new, with a vast array of restaurants offering vegan versions of all types of cuisine. Here’s just a taste of what we have to offer.

Cantina at the Old Red Bus station is Leeds’ oldest all-vegan eatery. With an ever-changing menu, you’ll never get bored.

When you’re after a quick bite to eat, Manjit’s Kitchen in Kirkgate Market has veggie Punjabi street food at the ready, with a wide selection of vegan curries. Bundobust is another must Indian street food, with plenty of vegan options available.

If you fancy digging into some vegan fast food, try all-vegan Döner Summer on Call Lane for a taste of Berlin-style kebabs, Knaves Kitchen at Oporto for 100% vegan street food, or Fat Annie’s in Kirkgate Market for New York inspired burgers.

Just out of the city centre in LS6, you’ll find Punk Vegan, for even more choice of meat-free burgers, ‘wingz’ and more. Perfect for a quick bite before heading to a gig at Brudenell Social Club round the corner.

If you prefer fine-dining, Chef Jono at V&V on New Briggate offers a vegan signature tasting menu made compiling seasonal produce and creative cooking.

For a classic roast and good beer, Wapentake on Kirkgate has got you covered. They even offer a vegan brunch to start your day the right way.

If you’re more of a wine person, check out Eat Your Greens. A grocery store by day, tranforming into a European style restaurant and wine bar in the evening – as well as serving up the all-important brunch on a Saturday.

For Scandinavian-inspired dining head on over to FINT (formerly Fettle) on Great George Street, serving lunch or dinner with vegan options for every course. Or if brunch is more your thing, Grön is serving up plant-based pancakes and more over at Green Room just across from the train station.

For something with a little more spice, South Indian Kerala on Eastgate offers a vegan alternative to nearly every item on their menu, so you’ll be left spoilt for choice. Try Nam Song for Vietnamese eats, with loads of their dishes made vegan. Or, long-time favourite Little Tokyo can cook you up a taste of Japan, with meat-free versions of classic dishes, all in a traditional setting.