The best vegan restaurants in the UK

Manchester may not be famous for its vegan restaurants, but you won’t be disappointed with its offerings. From cafes and restaurants to more upmarket eateries, there are hidden gems around every corner.

summer giver

If you’re craving vegan junk food, try Doner Summer. Stuffed with garlic chili ‘chicken’, pickles and salad, these impressive kebabs are bursting with flavor and will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

Italian Herbal Ortica

Ortica Italian Plant-Based is also a real find. This independent family restaurant is the place to go for authentic vegan pizza and pasta – all served with a smile and maybe even a classic Aperol Spritz.

ice hut

And as if that weren’t enough, Ice Shack is an all-vegan dessert parlor – yes, you read that right. Choose from an extensive list of treats, including cakes, cookies, ice cream and waffles in every flavor you can imagine.

Vegan Restaurants in Edinburgh

Known for its imposing castle, panoramic views and historic old town, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and a beautiful city to visit any time of the year.

But are vegans welcome? Well, you might be surprised to learn that a study rated Edinburgh as the best city for vegans in the UK!

In fact, it has around 640 vegan restaurants in total – from cozy cafes to street food stalls and gourmet vegan restaurants.


If you’re looking to start the day right without compromising on flavor, make your first Grams stop in Stockbridge. This pretty pink cafe serves the most beautiful raw cakes, oatmeal waffles, protein pancakes and a brunch menu to die for.

It’s not an all-vegan restaurant, but there are plenty of delicacies to choose from if you’re plant-based.

seeds for the soul

Seeds For The Soul is another must visit. The only problem is knowing what to choose from the extensive menu! Highlights include the Mac and Cheese Burger, Tofu Satay Bowl, and “Chick N Chorizo” Flatbread. The restaurant also offers a range of vegan seafood.

David Ban

But for those who want something a little fancy, head to the Royal Mile, where you’ll find the vegetarian restaurant David Bann. Enjoy dim lighting, beautiful presentation and unusual flavors at this intimate eatery, where many options are vegan or can be made vegan.