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Curious About Plant-Based Foods? Visit These 10 Vegan Restaurants!

25 January 2023

The plant-based lifestyle has become increasingly popular in recent years. Veganuary, an organisation that encourages people to adopt a vegan diet at the start of the year, had 620,00 pledges in 2022, which is 37,462 more than the previous year.

A vegan lifestyle is popular with all generations, although one study found that people aged 55+ are more likely to adopt a vegan diet than millennials and gen-z. They reported choosing this lifestyle change to help with their health and the environment!

Businesses are also changing their palettes to accommodate for this shift. In fact, Veganuary found that restaurants across the UK had introduced 1540 new vegan products and menus in 2022. These plant-based destinations are paving the way for people wanting to try cruelty-free food!

These restaurants are well worth a trip across the country for – so why not make a trip out of it? To help you discover your next destination, here are 10 of the best vegan restaurants in the UK.

10. Pink Lettuce (@pink_lettuce_chester – 2.4K followers – Chester)

Pink Lettuce deserves to be celebrated! The aesthetic interior design is enough to make you stop and stare from across the street. Once you enter, the classic checkered floor, hanging plants and decorating accents will make you want to stay all day. Plus, the food is as delicious as it looks, with plant-based potato pancakes, chickpea boats and pink burger buns!

9. The Herbarium (@theherbariumbar – 5.2K followers – Lancaster)

The Herbarium is one of Lancaster’s hidden gems. The interior is decorated with hanging plants, rustic wooden tables, organic green accent walls and everything you’d expect in a cosy vegan restaurant. It has brunch, evening, bar and after dark menus filled with delicious, home-cooked food. So, it’s the perfect place to go when you buy a lodge in Lancaster or the Lake District!

8. Herbivorous (@herbivorousfood – 8.624K followers – Manchester)

Next is Herbivorous, a vegan destination inspired by mouth-watering food from the United States. The menu is the epitome of comfort food! Choose from cheesesteak sandwiches to paprika wings and loaded fries in their colourful restaurant in Manchester.

7. Jumon (@jumondreams – 8.680K followers – Belfast)

Jumon takes vegan food to the next level! The Asian-inspired menu has something for everyone, including ramen, curry and an assortment of tempting sides. If you’re in Belfast this year, head on over and see the atmospheric restaurant and bar for yourself.

6. Tony and Jen’s (@tonyandjens – 12.5K followers – Belfast)

Vegan snacks have never tasted this good! Tony and Jen’s is run by two ex-nutritionists who understand how to combine healthy eating and fantastic flavours. From peanut butter oats noodle salads, you’ll be stuck for choice. And you can grab a snack for your pooch, too!

5. Doner Summer (@donersummer – 37K followers – Leeds, York, Manchester and Sheffield)

Doner Summer has restaurants in Leeds, York, Manchester and Sheffield. Each destination is as lively as the next, with characteristic brick walls and energising hanging plants accompanying a menu of simple pleasures. Garlic chili chick’n kebabs? Buffalo ranch burgers? Parmesan fries? It doesn’t get any better than that!

4. Wholesome Junkies (@wholesomejunkies – 44.9K followers – Manchester)

Wholesome Junkies has everything on offer. If you’re in the mood for a home-cooked vegan roast, corn ribs or teriyaki burgers, this is the place to be. You’ll feel straight at home with the rainbow tables, colourful plates and purple benches. Time to take a picture!

3. Bubala (@bubala_london – 46.7K followers – London)

London is overflowing with vegan destinations. Bubala is one of the best, with deep green tiles and a golden accent wall welcoming you on arrival. The food – including oyster mushrooms to sash batara harra – is exquisite and fitting for a visit to the capital of England.

2. Mildreds (@mildredsrestaurants – 54.8K followers – London)

Everyone should experience Mildreds. With restaurants in Soho, Camden, King’s Cross and Covent Garden, you’re always a stone’s throw away from delicious vegan foods when you’re in London. Try the chipotle cheez nachos, Korean fried chick’n* and sticky toffee Puddling!

1. Farmacy (@farmacyuk – 79.5K followers – London)

Farmacy is the most popular vegan restaurant on our list! A beloved destination in London, the bohemian interior and diverse menu is enough to make anyone try a vegan diet. All ingredients are grown at ‘Farm’ Farmacy in Kent on a certified biodynamic plot of land, so you know you’re getting the very best food delivered to your table.

Once you’ve tried delicious vegan foods for yourself, you’ll be determined to incorporate plant-based meals into your daily life. And if you’re vising our holiday parks in Lancashire, the Lake District and Wales, why not go and see for yourself?