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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Leeds

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Leeds

The best vegan restaurants in Leeds might, at first, seem like a potentially skinny list. In a region renowned for its love of meat, I mean our regional dish is a Sunday roast! But trust us, vegan or not, you’re going to want to have a try for yourself.

Even in Leeds restaurants that aren’t 100% vegan, they’re still going above and beyond to offer plant-based, conscious dishes that don’t skimp on flavour to be enjoyed by meat lovers and vegetable fanatics alike.

Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Doner Summer - Bad Girl Kebab

Döner Summer

You might think that after forgoing meat you’d never taste fried chicken or doner kebabs again, that unmistakable satisfaction that only greasy meat can bring. Well, do I have news for you, or rather does Doner Summer have news for you, the first on our list of best vegan restaurants in Leeds.

Wolf down any one of their tantalising kebabs and keep it classic with the Berlin, fresh pitta filled with doner strips, fresh salad, pickles, scotch bonnet sauce and pink aioli. Or try a little twist, with buttermilk fried Chick’n Parm kebab. Or just keep it simple with a tray of fried chick’n with spice options and sauces of your choosing.

10-12 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DN – 0113 345 1930

Prashad - Vegan restaurants in Leeds tasting menu plates

Prashad

Otherwise known as the North’s most highly awarded Indian restaurant, Prashad, only a 15-minute drive away from Leeds city centre is bursting with vegan dishes and flavours you need to try. On their menus created by Head Chef Minal, expect to find authentic North Indian vegetarian recipes with their own little twist.

Their popular 7-course tasting menu is also available for vegans, or their flavour-packed curries on the a la carte menu. With so many main dishes, starters and sides catering to the vegan diet, this is a restaurant in Leeds that will certainly satisfy those cravings.

137 Whitehall Rd, Drighlington, Bradford BD11 1AT – 0113 285 2037

Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Indian Tiffin Room - Selection of dishes

Indian Tiffin Room

Some of the tastiest things come in the smallest of packages, that’s what a Tiffin Room is all about. And Indian Tiffin Room is one of the experts, serving some of the best in authentic Indian street food. Boasting a fantastic vegan menu loaded with everything from your classics, homemade samosas, crispy dosas with spice-laden sauces or perhaps a mushroom tikka kebab.

Cross cultures from their Indo-Chinese section with food originating from Chinese communities in Kolkata, with Haka noodles or Schezwan rice. If you’re looking for flavour then you’ve found it.

31-32, Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD – 0113 397 2000

Cantina

Old Red Bus Station is well known for its ever-changing roster of events and great nights out. Perhaps you didn’t know they’ve got some great vegan bites as well. Serving up diner-inspired classics alongside some great drinks, taste the flavours of a Hashbrown Down burger with, you guessed it, hash browns on top, or a sriracha cauliflower stack packed with Korean kimchi and rainbow slaw. Their menu boasts delightful vegan bar bites, subs and loaded fries.

102 -104 Vicar Lane, LS2 7NL – 0113 345 1661



Vegan Restaurants Leeds - House of Fu - selection of dishes

House of Fu

Serving some great Japanese fusion food, you can’t miss the brightly blue lit stylishly tiled interior when you’re walking down the Headrow. Expect some amazing plant-based options; Fancy a rice bowl packed with flavour? You’ve got your spicy tofu or cauliflower bowl.

If you’re in the mood for ramen, which we highly suggest, try out their Spicy Miso Tantanmen made with Shiitake dashi, spicy sesame & miso tare, Tokyo noodles, plant-based spiced mince, pak choi, spring onion and crunchy chilli oil – packed with the ultimate vegan flavours. If you’re looking for vegan restaurants in Leeds that serve great bowls of flavour, look no further!

15-19 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU – 0113 234 6907

Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens is a restaurant doing things a little differently, with the community at its heart. Visit during the daytime for your organic grocery needs shopping for the best local produce. But during the night you can enjoy a humble European-style modern restaurant fit with an organic wine bar.

With delicious vegan options, try the Mushroom & Squash Stroganoff is made with portobello and chestnut mushroom with roasted Harlequin squash, or the house sprout bhajis served with date and prune chutney.

42 New York Street, Leeds, LS2 7DY – 0113 244 6896

FINT

Scandinavian-inspired food is relatively underrepresented here in the UK, and we’re not sure why. I’m sure you’ll feel the same after a trip to FINT. Simplicity is key here, refining only the best ingredients with Scandinavian preparation techniques to deliver food you won’t forget.

With offerings of beautifully intricate and deliciously filled vegetable pithivier, dill and parsley gnocchi with beetroot cream, pickled beetroot and crisps is a dish you simply need to try. Enjoy all of this in their stylishly simple woody interior and a lovely warm atmosphere. Truly one of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds.

73 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR – 0113 244 3838


Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Bundobust - selection of dishes

Bundobust

Another staple of the vegetarian/vegan community. Bundobust is well renowned for its fantastic contribution to the Leeds food scene, changing the way we eat Indian food. Opting for smaller bites to share with your friends, choose a few go on!

You’ll never go wrong with the crispy dosa, or their new meatless meat range. With a fantastically broad range of options to turn even the biggest meat lovers out there, shami kebab anybody? Yes please!

6 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ – 0113 243 1248

Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Bundobust - selection of dishes

Water Lane Boathouse

There are few places nicer to spend a day outside supping under the sun than Water Lane Boathouse, right next to the canal. But even if the sun is nowhere to be seen, and let’s face it that’s pretty much all the time, Water Lane Boathouse is still the place to go for great drinks and great no-fuss food.

Enjoy freshly made sourdough pizzas from their wood-fired pizza oven and yes there are vegan options too! Choose either the simple marinara, topped with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh oregano, or opt for the squash & brie pizza topped with garlic chilli spinach and roquito peppers. Alternatively, fill your boots with their falafel sandwich, bursting with red pesto, rocket, red onion and garlic mayo. Get yourself down!

Canal Wharf, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 5PS – 0113 246 0985

Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Gron Kafe - overhead

Grön Kafé

Another vegan restaurant in Leeds carving out its name in the food scene, with great attention to sustainability is Gron Kafe. They pride themselves on ‘keeping it clean’ with a huge range of plant-based options for vegetarians and vegans alike. They’ve got delicious offerings to suit any time of day and any mood, with delectable pancakes, banana bread and garlic mushrooms on toast.

36 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 2DE / 454 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, LS8 2HU – 07857 644566


Vegan Restaurants Leeds - Manjit's Kitchen - selection of dishes

Manjit’s Kitchen

Manjit’s has been a Leeds lunchtime staple since it opened, and there’s no trouble understanding why. Variety is the key here, with a multitude of curries to choose from daily, from your classic dhal to a fantastic range of temple curries.

We’d recommend going with the thali plate, showcasing a little bite of all the curries they have that day. Or if you’re not in the mood for curry today then the bhaji wrap is calling your name! Whatever you choose you’re going to be happy at Manjit’s, one of the most flavourful and best vegan restaurants in Leeds.

333 Kirkstall Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2HD / Leeds Kirkgate Market, George St, Leeds LS2 7HY – 07941 183 132

Fat Annies tofu burgers milkshake and fries

Fat Annie’s

Found in Kirkgate Market is a vegetarian vendor, Fat Annie’s. They serve up plant-based American-style street food that’s perfect for those looking for some affordable vegan junk food for a quick lunch. Fat Annie’s was established in the popular market back in 2017, but in late 2020 they decided to expand their menu and go completely meat-free. 

Now fully plant-based for all your breakfast and lunch needs, treat yourself to a stack of fluffy pancakes, German-style franks with organic tofu, delicious burgers packed with plant protein, loaded fries and lots of other side dishes to fulfil your vegan desires. When you’re looking for the best vegan restaurants in Leeds, don’t forget to check out Fat Annie’s.

Kirkgate Market, Leeds, LS2 7HY – 07857 950954

The Oxford Place - Vegan Restaurants in Leeds

The Oxford Place

Hidden away behind the prominent Town Hall stands The Oxford Place, who offer a completely gluten-free fine dining experience with plenty of vegan options available too. They provide a warm and comfortable environment with a cosy and stylish decor, perfect for those looking for a new vegan restaurant to try in Leeds.

Catering to both vegans and vegetarians, most of their dishes can be adapted to suit your needs. This multi-award-winning restaurant is certainly one you don’t want to miss.

2 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX – 0113 234 1294

Anand Sweets selection of curries and side dishes

Anand Sweets

Another popular vegan restaurant in Leeds is based in Harehills and Hyde Park, known as the leading vegetarian Indian restaurant Anand Sweets. Known for its warm atmosphere, bold flavours and affordable prices, this authentic eatery should be the next one on your list to try.

Loved by the locals of Leeds, Anand Sweets serves up an array of traditional curries, their famous samosas and of course their wide selection of sweet treats. Serving the people of Harehills for 25 years, they became even more popular after they were featured in the BBC show ‘Remarkable Places to Eat’ with Nadiya Hussain and Fred Sirieix for their delicious and flavoursome samosas.

109 Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS – 0113 248 1234 / 53-55 Queen’s Road, Leeds, LS6 1HY – 0113 322 4855

Falafel Guys Hummus wraps and mezze boxes

Falafel Guys

Happily found in their food truck based on Briggate is Falafel Guys, deliciously healthy Middle-Eastern street food that is loved by many people in Leeds. Expect to find a menu boasting homemade hummus, vegan-friendly wraps made with falafel or halloumi and other mouth-watering options at this vegan restaurant in Leeds.

47 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6HF – 07814 677825


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