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8 of the Best Vegan Restaurants in York

8 of the Best Vegan Restaurants in York

The best vegan restaurants in York have unbelievably mouthwatering dishes that might just convince even meat-eaters to eat more plant-based foods. With the likes of a Japanese-style curry, or a vegan sweet biscoff and banana pancake topped with dairy-free icing sugar and vegan ice or whipped cream, the wide range is undeniable.

Perhaps you are travelling to the northern city to visit York Minster and its renowned history, but you inevitably have to fill your tastebuds amidst the busy day. If you’re wanting to satisfy your vegan cravings, these York restaurants can most certainly develop your palate while nevertheless embracing flavour throughout their dishes.

Vegan Restaurants York - The Orchid Vegan Restaurant

The Orchid Vegan Restaurant

First on our list of vegan restaurants in York is The Orchid. Finding vegan food these days is becoming more and more accessible with these great international options. The Orchid offers vegan food with an Asian twist, and for all ethical vegans, you can be reassured that Orchid supports animal welfare and is completely against animal cruelty.

With your family or friends, you could share delicious dishes like the crispy shredded vegan beef, general Tso’s Tofu or sweet and sour vegan king prawn. Although their menu is on a smaller scale, perhaps this straight away displays the obvious dishes you must try during your trip to the Orchid.

16 George Hudson Street, York, YO1 6LP – 01904 625 855

vegan restaurants Leeds - Doner Summer - Bad Girl Kebab

Doner Summer

In attempting a plant-based diet, you can quickly miss some favourite meat dishes that you assume could not be made vegan. Doner Summer is here to prove you wrong! Kebabs are known to be a traditionally meat-cooked dish with your choice of toppings. Located just across from Deans Park on the popular street of Gillygate, you can choose between a Turkish pide sandwich or garlic and coriander flatbread as your base.

An enticing selection of five kebabs could see you trying their ‘Berlin Doner’ with pink cabbage, cucumber, spring onion, dill pickle, scotch bonnet sauce, and pink aioli. Or, if you are feeling increasingly adventurous, why not indulge in their ‘Chick’n Parm kebab’ with buttermylk fried chick’n, garlic parsley butter, Philly cheese sauce, pickles, tomato relish, spring onion, dill pickle mayo and vegan hard cheese.

40 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ – 01904 849 909

The Grand, York

A take on the classic British dining experience of afternoon tea, this hotel offers six different afternoon tea menu options – including a children’s afternoon tea. When making your reservation, you can request the vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free afternoon tea option. This luxurious 5-star hotel is as stunning to take in from the inside as it is on the outside. You are most certainly ensured an elegant experience while dining at The Grand, York, one of the finest on our list of vegan restaurants in York.

Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD – 01904 380 038

Ippuku Tea House

If home-style, vegan-friendly food is what you’re looking for, there’s no need to look anymore. Since opening its doors in 2017, Ippuku Tea House has been serving authentic Japanese food to the people of York. Using high-quality Japanese products and produce, they’ve certainly made a name for themselves in the York restaurant community.

Found on Blake Street, you can taste the flavours of Japan with their donburi bowls or teishoku sets, Japanese-style curry and many other delicious sides. The restaurant may be small but expect to find homemade soul food that never fails to warm you up. So, if you’re looking for something new to try, this vegan restaurant in York should be your next pitstop.

15 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ – 01904 671311

Partisan York Exterior


Among York’s reviving Micklegate sits Partisan, an independent family-run business catering to all café lovers. Serving a mouthwatering all-day breakfast menu, freshly baked goods and lunch specials. We’d recommend the Vegan breakfast skillet of scrambled rose harissa tofu, tempeh, mushrooms, vine tomatoes, homemade baked beans, home fries, avocado and chimichurri.

With the owners having their own farm, every dish has fresh, local ingredients behind them that you know will deliver complete precision. Their intent to continuously use their own grown ingredients caters to vegans who want to reduce their carbon footprint. This is a vegan restaurant in York that is happy to cater to all your needs.

112 Micklegate York YO1 6JX – 01904 629 866

Vegan Restaurants York - YUZU Vegan Street Food - Vegan chicken

YUZU Street Food

Owners Emily and Chris were inspired by a trip to Asia to bring Asian flavours to the UK food scene. Their menu showcases four different offerings, Gyoza dumplings, Bao Buns, Katsu Curry, and sides, all of which have at least one vegan option making it apparent that YUZU is a highlight within our vegan restaurants in York guide. The extremely reasonable prices can only help persuade your decision to dive into their ‘Vegetable Gyoza’, ‘Bang Bang Cauliflower Bao Bun’ or the ‘Tofu Katsu Curry’.

Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT – 01904 894 009

Double Dutch Pancake House - Vegan restaurants in York

Double Dutch Pancake House

In the heart of York’s city centre on Church Street and just a 4-minute walk from York Minster, we conclude our enticing list of vegan restaurants in York with a captivating family-run café specialising in pancakes. Don’t restrict yourself to Shrove Tuesday to indulge in your favourite pancake, when you venture to Double Dutch, the options are endless.

They’re proud of their vegan menu options proving that pancakes do not always have to be the classic sweet tale. For instance, their savoury approach to a Mexican-style pancake is served with onions, sweet peppers, sweetcorn, salsa and guacamole. They also offer an ‘Italian’, ‘Amsterdammer’ and the ‘Totally Dutch’ topped with vegan bacon and Dutch syrup. If you are feeling inventive, don’t hesitate to alternatively create your own pancake with their vegan or gluten-free base.

7 Church Street, York, YO1 8BG – 01904 658 728

Herbivorous vegan restaurants in York burger and fries


Bringing a new level of vegan cuisine to the food scene in York is Herbivorous. Taking over one of the units in the city’s favourite destinations, Spark, their modern take on vegan comfort food is inspired by America. Their menu is full of original recipes including buffalo wings, Philly cheesesteaks and loaded mac and cheese, amongst other delicious sides. Their signature style was crafted and perfected whilst touring the UK for food festivals.

Unit 6 Spark, 17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB – 07853 174742


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