The Best Vegan Eateries In Lancashire
19 April 2019
More people than ever in Britain are now vegan, with people choosing this diet and lifestyle for ethical, moral, or health reasons to name but a few. Although veganism is not a new concept by any means, it has become a lot easier in recent years to find plant-based alternatives that enable people to avoid meat and dairy while still enjoying a fun and varied diet both at home and when eating out.
With that in mind, we thought we’d talk you through some of the best places to go if you want decent vegan options when eating out in Lancashire!
All of the food at the Herbarium is 100% plant-based, and truly delicious to boot. ‘The Herb’ itself is a multifunctional space that combines food, community activities, yoga, and events.
The cafe is a great place to go and hang out, and the menu is impressive. Pea, their wonderful chef, has a natural knack for cooking that means she does an amazing job of serving up food that is full of both imagination and flavour.
The Herbarium is a true favourite with locals, and they also put on special events, which have included an East African meets Western Europe night for Vegan Festival Weekend, and a special vegan Mother’s Day afternoon tea. These tend to book up fast, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page to see what they have planned to avoid missing out.
Lancaster actually has a number of vegan options, so if you’re in the area then you’re in luck. One of the more long-standing vegan-friendly cafes is the Whale Tale, which is completely vegetarian with plenty of vegan options too.
They use fresh, seasonal local produce that is organic and fair trade where possible, and have a varied menu with breakfast, lunch and snacks available every day. They also have a separate children’s menu and are very child-friendly.
There is a secluded patio garden for warm days, and a cosy restaurant if you prefer to be indoors, and they serve teas and coffees as well as organic beer, wine, cider and juices, and stock a variety of plant-based milks.
This plant-based cafe/restaurant in the heart of Wigan town centre has a menu filled with delicious fresh food, made from scratch from simple ingredients to nourish the body and soul. They have recently expanded into a bigger venue, and with it came an expanded menu.
Through the week they are open for breakfasts and lunches Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday to Sunday they are also open a little later on. Since everything is made from scratch, they allow pre-orders, which is great news for those who need to grab a quick working lunch, and they also hold special events such as their Third Thursdays, which are bookable themed nights.
They even do cooking classes, which is great news for anybody who wants to brush up on their vegan cooking to up their game at home. Facebook is the place to keep an eye out for when such events are being held.
Fancy a vegan full English breakfast? Then you’ll want to head to Town House in Preston, who do an absolutely cracking job of whipping one up. They also use plant-based takeaway cups, straws and lids, which will be great news to anybody environmentally minded.
The range of veggie and vegan options is much greater than you would usually expect at other cafes, with plenty of dishes to choose from, but they do also serve meat, which is handy if you’re dining out in a mixed party and don’t want to be resigned to the limited vegan options elsewhere while placating your meat-loving pals.
We hope that this has given you some ideas for places you can grab a bite to eat if you’re in Lancashire, and do be sure to check out the availability of our Lancashire holiday parks if you need a place to stay nearby.