Thanks to ethical eating initiatives such as World Vegan month, and with an ever growing number of your favourite celebrities adopting the life style, more and more people are taking the plunge and going totally meat and dairy free this 2018.
Being vegan isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to eating out. You have less options and often need to be picky about where you go – but the good news is, the days of dull, earnest vegan dining you once knew are long gone, in fact with so many new and exciting places opening it’s difficult to choose one!
So, whether you’ve got Veganuary on your list of things to do in 2019 or just want some new places to try, you’ll definitely find some places you love in this list!
3 Water Street & 69 Bold Street, Liverpool
The Indian Street food restaurant that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with, with tapas sized dishes giving you the chance to try a little bit of everything and the cosiest of atmospheres, Mowgli aim to bring you into the kitchen of a typical Indian home and we think they achieve that perfectly.
There are so many options to choose from on their menu, but a few of our favourites include the chip butty, chickpea curry and the puri! We’ve also heard that they’re in the process of creating a vegan version of their infamous chaat bombs, so keep your eyes peeled.
Down The Hatch
Basement, 62 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AA
Blink and you’ll miss this basement vegan and vegetarian spot on Duke Street, hidden amongst an eclectic selection of vibrant bars and restaurants you’ll find Down the Hatch.
The menu is split into ‘small junk’, ‘big junk’, and ‘home cooked (like ye ma does) so there’s something for any occasion whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on your lunch break or out dining with friends. Cauliflower wings and jack fruit BBQ pulled pork are winners on this menu.
The Old Hardware Shop
8 Woolton Street, Liverpool, L25 5JA
This cosy little café sits opposite The Elephant in Woolten, it’s vibrant and busy but it has the best atmosphere, you’ll be surrounded by quirky décor and heavenly food. Everything on the menu can be ‘veganised’ (apart from the eggs) so you’ll definitely not be short of options to choose from.
If your meat eating friends want to join you, they won’t even notice the difference as the café still serve ‘fish and ‘chicken’ – just with the added inverted commas.
White Wolf Yoga
14 Cook Street, Liverpool, L2 9QU
Owner Louise Fitzsimmons said the idea of opening a yoga studio and vegan café came to her at the same time – so why not combine the two?
She stated prior to opening in 2016 that she felt there was a shortage of good vegan options in Liverpool, and fast forward 2 years that is definitely changing! Both the yoga studio and the kitchen offer a calming, serene atmosphere and all of the food is fresh and locally sourced.
16 Cook Street, Liverpool L2 9RF
‘Aiming to satisfy every veggie and vegan palette from fast food to raw’, Veggie Republic are a 100% vegan restaurant located on Cook Street.
They’ve even currently got a festive menu in the mix this December offering starters of sage and mushroom turnovers and red pepper and tomato soup, followed by Tofurkey filled with homemade stuffing or Beefless wellington, finish it all off with caramel apple pie or a vegan cheese board.
25 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4DN
There is nothing better than going to a restaurant with friends and seeing that they cater to your dietary needs, Crust has introduced meat and dairy free options to make dining out with friends a hell of a lot easier.
‘Pizza, Pasta, Beer’ makes for the perfect starting point on a Saturday night with friends.
96 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Lucha has been a much loved part of Wood Street for years now, and for good reason. The Mexican street food restaurant is constantly adapting and expanding their menu, we recently went for a feast of coconut cauliflower tacos, Maria Sabina quesadilla, veg chilli tacos and veggie tostadas – and of course tequila.