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10 of the Best Vegan Restaurants in York

10 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 Habanero Tofu Burrito, 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 will 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 accessible with some 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 are completely against any animal cruelty.

With your family or friends, you could share the ‘Aromatic Shredded Vegan Duck’ served with pancake, spring onion and vegan duck sauce. Although their menu is on the 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 tomato, 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 buttermilk 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 849 090

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 vegan 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.

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

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Dogs Nose Taqueria

Vegan restaurants in York are only getting more popular with the help of places like Dogs Nose Taqueria adding to the scene. Among the 3 most popular vegan takeaways in York, this trader has also made a name for itself by becoming the North’s first plant-based taco and burrito bar.

Located in Spark York, which is a lively outdoor community space filled with a range of start-up bars, street food traders, retail shops, art and social enterprises. In popular opinion, the ‘Loaded Nachos’ topped with cheeze, guacamole, pico degallo, habanero onion, salsa, and chipotle mayo continue to be a ‘must have’ for customers when ordering. You would not know it was a fully plant-based menu according to one restaurant-goer, however, this is not an issue with the incredible Mexican flavours behind the vegan ingredients!

17-21 Piccadilly, York, Y01 9PB

Vegan Restaurants York - Source - Vegan Katsu Curry


If you are on the hunt for vegan restaurants in York that offer more than one brunch option, Source is the hotspot. With 9, yes 9 smoothie options, you do not have to worry about finding a hangover cure – the ‘Detox Zing’ has a rejuvenating hit of banana, blueberry, carrot, courgette and ginger that can most definitely sort you out.

If you desire something classic, the ‘Grilled Avocado’ screams simplicity with a burst of lime and served on sourdough toast with fresh tomato salsa and vegan feta. Or, Source’s ‘No Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Tofu’ offers thin slices of smoked “carrot” with scrambled-tofu and herby crème fraiche on sourdough toast.

1 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN – 01904 676 000

Partisan York Exterior


Among York’s reviving Micklegate sees 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. Or on their daytime menu, the smoky tempeh sandwich with fresh tomatoes, homemade ketchup, and rocket all served on Haxby Bakehouse bread – completely vegan and completely delicious.

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. If you are unsure about what a vegan meat alternative is like their ‘tempeh’, do not hesitate to ask their incredibly supportive staff who are there to ensure your experience is everything you desire it to be.

112 Micklegate York YO1 6JX – 01904 629 866

Dough Eyed Pizza York - vegan mushroom toppings landscape

Dough Eyed Pizza

An intimate and relaxed setting, Dough Eyed Pizza has a menu full of classic pizzas with great vegan options. Their vegetarian options can be made vegan by simply switching out the mozzarella cheese. Sometimes there is just nothing better than a simple pizza on a Friday night, and the vegan marinara and Margherita pizzas can both satisfy those needs. However, if you’re feeling a tad spontaneous, why not try their portobello and truffle pizza with mushroom salsa, freshly sliced portobello mushrooms, thyme and olive oil.

7 Jubbergate, York YO1 8RT – 07591 977 986

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’, ‘Vegan Korean Fried Chicken Bao Bun’ or the ‘Tofu Katsu Curry’. One customer advised that if you were to only visit three places in York, make this one of them. In doing so it is notably encouraged to arrive before peak time as the popular venue often has queue’s filled with people hungry for more.

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

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Orinoco Vegan

Don’t be fooled by Orinoco’s dark exterior, their plant-based menu offers nothing short of excitement with their unique approach to fast food. Loaded fries could not possibly get any more loaded with the five different options you can choose from.

If you are an avid gravy goer, the ‘Cheesy Beefy Gravy Fries’ with shredded seitan beef style patty, fries, vegan cheese, spring onions and gravy is most suitable for you. Alternatively, you can spice it up with the Sriracha Mayo Combo including their southern fried seitan pieces, fries, sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomato, carrot, spring onions, and herbs. Their ‘Lemon and Raspberry Bakewell’ is seemingly the most obvious dessert preference you could conclude your meal with.

10 Church Street, York, YO1 8BG

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. While they also offer an ‘Italian’ ‘Amsterdammer’ and ‘The Greek’ yes, GREEK savoury pancake! 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


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Sloane Caetano


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