Much to my delight, when I moved to Leeds, I discovered that they have an absolutely incredible range of places for veggies and vegans to eat! It’s great to see so many vegan restaurants in Leeds, and I’ve narrowed down the best of the bunch for you in this list, so all you have to do is scroll until something catches your fancy. It couldn’t be easier to find the best vegan restaurants in Leeds!
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Lola Sherwin.
1. Doner Summer
Address: 10-12 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DN
Phone number: 0113 345 1930
Doner Summer is the ultimate vegan junk food hotspot. They serve unreal kebabs, fried chick’n and sides, and the best part is, everything on the menu is completely vegan friendly! My personal favourite is the fried chick’n combo with buffalo sauce. However, everything I’ve tried from there is amazing, so I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed! They’re also on Deliveroo if you fancy a yummy meal in the comfort of your own home.
2. Friends of Food
Address: Park Corner, 12 Hyde, Leeds LS6 1AF
FOF has a take-out only store in Leeds’ popular student area, Hyde Park. Their menu is overflowing with amazing vegan burgers, ranging from a bhaji burger to a cheeseburger and everything in between. Their cauli wings and poutine are out of this world, so if you’re not in a burger mood maybe just stock up on some of their incredible sides. You can thank me later for the recommendation.
Address: 104 Vicar Ln, Leeds LS2 7NL
Phone number: 0113 345 4390
Cantina proudly holds the title of Leeds’ first vegan eatery, so there was no way a list of vegan restaurants in Leeds would be complete without them! They offer diners a mouth-watering multicultural menu that is entirely plant-based, and it’s served up in a super chilled atmosphere, with curved windows that look out across the city. Their dessert menu is particularly incredible, featuring dishes like deep-fried Oreos with maple syrup. This is the perfect place to totally treat yourself.
4. Hyde Park Book Club
Address: 27-29 Headingley Ln, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1BL
Phone number: 07984 449361
Hyde Park Book Club’s extensive menu caters exclusively to vegetarians and vegans! They use meat substitutes from The Vegetarian Butcher, which allows much of their menu to be vegan, too, and the dishes that aren’t can usually be made vegan, which is great. They have everything from “chicken” sandwiches to breakfast muffins, and all of it is seriously yummy.
5. Sheaf St.
Address: 3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD
Phone number: 0113 245 9487
The menu at Sheaf St. isn’t entirely meat-free, but around half the menu is veggie or vegan friendly, which is a pretty good effort. They have a sizeable daytime menu as well as a shorter evening menu, and you’ll want to stick around all day in this cool spot! They also run events including club nights, so check them out to see if anything takes your fancy.
6. Knaves Kitchen at Oporto
Address: 33 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT
Phone number: 0113 245 4444
This 100% vegan street food popup serves up ‘guilty eats with a conscience’. They have a breakfast menu as well as their main menu, and you are in for a treat if you decide to eat here. The gang at Knaves Kitchen are experts in vegan junk food, so every bite you take here will be packed full of flavour. Oporto is also a great venue, hosting gigs regularly, and they always have great tunes on in the background, so you can get your boogie on after wolfing down your meal.
7. Manjit’s Kitchen
Address: Leeds Kirkgate Market, George St, Leeds LS2 7HY
Phone number: 07941 183132
Serving up vegetarian Punjabi street food, Manjit’s Kitchen is something of a legend on the Leeds food scene. They’ve been operating since 2010 when they launched as a delivery service, and they’ve gone from strength to strength ever since. Their menu consists of small plates and snacks, as well as a couple of bigger dishes, but the Thali is the star of the show, offering rice, roti and two or three curries. Everything they serve is delicious, and it’s great to be able to support such a strong local business.
8. Oranaise Café
Address: 1 The Crescent, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NW
Phone number: 0113 274 4422
If Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine is your kind of thing, then Oranaise is one of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds for you. The restaurant is furnished with traditional North African lamps and décor, setting the scene for your delicious Mediterranean meal. After a lot of requests from customers for veggie and vegan food, the head chef developed a huge vegan menu. In fact, it’s almost as large as the main menu! The main menu also includes a bunch of veggie options, in case you still want to indulge in some cheese.
Address: 6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ
Phone number: 0113 243 1248
Bundobust is a craft beer bar serving Indian street food. What a perfect combination! If you’re after a casual and chilled vibe, then Bundobust will be right up your street. Their menu is pretty big and is entirely veggie, as well as having plenty of vegan options, including a vegan combo for two which looks like it’s full of absolute deliciousness, such as their okra fries. Get yourself down there and order a bunch of dishes to wash down with some lovely craft beers from their selection.
10. Roots and Fruits
Address: 10- 11 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG
Phone number: 0113 242 8313
Rather than having a set menu, Roots and Fruits operate using their Specials board, meaning the menu changes regularly in accordance with what produce is on offer at the local market, as they are passionate about supporting local businesses and shopping locally. One thing you can count on is that almost everything on their menu will be plant-based, though, as well as there being a few vegetarian options. Expect classic café fare like soups, burgers and pastas, among other things.
Address: Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BR
Phone number: 07957 757674
If you want a filling meal that’s also healthy, head on down to Humpit in the Corn Exchange or at Leeds University Union. Here you can choose between salad bowls topped with healthy delights such as hummus and falafel, filled pittas, Turkish pizzas, loaded fries and more. Everything on the menu is plant-based, so take your pick and dig in!
12. Punk Vegan
Address: 82 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1EG
Phone number: 0113 217 0360
Punk Vegan is another of the best vegan cafes in Leeds for any junk food lovers out there. Punk are experts at burgers, nachos, and loaded fries, as well as a ton of other dishes. The café is very rustic and is decorated with plants and wood panelling, adding to the cosy vibe of the place. The food is delicious – try the “juck” loaded fries and the seitan buffalo nuggets. You won’t regret it.
Address: 73 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR
Phone number: 0113 244 3838
Fettle is a local favourite in Leeds thanks to its yummy food and charming Scandinavian-style décor. Their brunch menu has dishes from across the globe and plenty of options for us meat-free folk to tuck into, while their smaller evening menu also has several veggie-friendly options. If you’re after a calming atmosphere and some delicious food, then get booked in here now.
14. Eat Your Greens
Address: 42 New York St, Leeds LS2 7DY
Phone number: 0113 244 6896
Eat Your Greens is a grocery store by day, and a restaurant and wine bar by night. They focus on organic, local produce, and their dinner menu changes weekly to reflect what’s on offer in the local area. They also offer a limited lunchtime menu from 12-4, so why not stop by here for a quick bite if you’re in the area? Their vegan dishes are delicious. Check out their socials to see what they’re serving up that week, as they don’t have a menu on their website due to the fact it changes so regularly!
15. The Grub & Grog Shop
Address: 3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD
This ethical and sustainable café and coffee shop is leading the way in Leeds’ #eatyourgreens movement. They source ingredients locally before serving up delicious meals in a funky renovated warehouse. Grub & Grog comes from the same people as Sheaf St., and their impact on the vegan food scene here in Leeds has certainly not gone unnoticed. They do veggie and vegan Sunday roasts, too. What more could you want from a sustainable café?
16. If Coffee
Address: 43 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT
Phone number: 0113 245 0295
Fancy a lovely planet-friendly brunch? Then head on down to If Coffee. More than half of their menu is veggie-friendly, and there are a fair few vegan options on offer here too. How about a vegan classic grilled cheese with red onion marmalade? Sounds pretty incredible to me! Brunch just got a whole lot better.
Address: 92 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ
Phone number: 0113 243 6248
If it’s vegan Sunday lunch you want, then it’s vegan Sunday lunch that you’ll get. Wapentake serves up a banging Sunday roast that can be vegan or veggie, and at just £7 you’d be a fool not to try it. Their main thing is brunches though, and they have a really decent selection of veggie and vegan options on their brunch menu. Their aim is to have a vegan alternative for every meat option, and they do a pretty good job of achieving that aim!
18. La Cafetiere
Address: 6 The Crescent, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NW
Phone number: 0113 467 9442
Inside the warm and bright La Cafetiere, you’ll find a menu packed with veggie and vegan options. Their menu is Mediterranean, and their food is delicious. You’ll be spoiled for choice here, with vegan options ranging from vegan pizza to falafel wraps, with a whole world of yumminess in between.
19. Ecco Pizzeria
Address: 93 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3PS
Phone number: 0113 278 2828
A classic Neopolitan pizzeria, Ecco has a huge pizza menu, and the good news is, a lot of them can be made vegan by swapping out the cheese for vegan mozzarella! There are at least fifteen veggie pizzas on the menu, too, so there’s plenty of choice. Their extensive sides and salads menu also has loads of options for veggies and vegans, so you definitely won’t be going hungry at Ecco.
20. JJ’s Vish & Chips
Address: 402a Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2QD
Phone number: 0113 274 1459
Chippy food can often be pretty boring when you’re veggie or vegan. You’re sort of limited to chips and a veggie burger if you’re lucky. Well, that’s about to change for you, as at JJ’s the entire menu is vegan friendly. They’ve taken the classic chip shop and turned it into a plant-based haven, with banana blossom or tofu taking the place of fish in your classic fish & chips. If fake fish doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, then don’t worry, because there are plenty of other options including battered “sausage”, “scampi” and “chicken” nuggets. You’re in for a real treat here!
21. Inkwell Arts Café
Address: 31 Potternewton Ln, Leeds LS7 3LW
Phone number: 0113 307 0108
Tucked inside Inkwell Arts is a wonderful café that serves a completely vegetarian menu, with a ton of vegan options too. Their environmentally conscious and ethical ethos guides their cooking, and you can taste the love that went into making each and every dish. They have menus that start with breakfast and work down to late afternoon, so no matter what time of day it is, you’ll find something to love. Their tacos look particularly delicious, but everything on the menu looks amazing really, and there truly is something for everyone, from sandwiches to nachos and beyond.
22. Rola Wala
Address: 27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT
Phone number: 0113 243 4986
If you’re planning on spending a weekend in Leeds, make sure Rola Wala is at the top of your list of places to eat at! Indian street food is renowned for having plenty of veggie options, and Rola Wala’s menu is no different. At Rola Wala, you follow a three-step process to order: first, you choose from naan rolls, rice bowls, cauli bowls or salad bowls; second, you choose your filling, of which there are three meat-free options; finally, you add any extras and drinks. Simple and satisfying, they are the kings of Indian street food.
Address: Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU
Phone number: 0113 426 5000
Fancy a little Asian fusion food? Then consider going to Issho, one of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds. Here you’ll be delighted to find a dedicated vegan menu! The spicy tofu bao buns are incredible, so be sure to add those to your order if you want to experience a flavour sensation. Their rooftop terrace is absolutely gorgeous oo, so try and get a table there to add to the experience of eating here. They also offer a lunch menu if you fancy a lighter bite earlier on in the day, and the restaurant is also home to one of the best bottomless brunches in Leeds!
24. Grove Café
Address: 133-135 Cardigan Rd, Leeds LS6 1LJ
Phone number: 0113 230 2727
If you just want a low-key, no-frills meal, then Grove Café is one of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds for you. Their varied vegan offering means you won’t be short on choice, either, making it even more of a perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends. Their vegan and vegetarian menus are genuinely huge, and they include things like pizzas, burgers, curries, and so much more. This is an ideal place to go if you’re not sure what cuisine you’re in the mood for, as they have a bit of everything.
Address: 55 Kirkstall Ln, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BE
Phone number: 07946 287561
This spot became fully vegan in 2018, and these days it offers vegan junk food classics like burgers, fried “chicken” and hot dogs. Their fire fries are absolutely unreal, and their churros always hit the spot if you fancy a little something sweet after your meal. You can eat in or takeaway from Mog’s, depending on what you’re in the mood for.
26. Jino’s Thai Café
Address: 38 North Ln, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HU
Phone number: 0113 278 8088
Jino’s are another casual, relaxed eatery, focused on serving delicious Thai food to their customers. They have a dedicated vegan menu that offers meat-free and dairy-free alternatives to their standard menu, and it’s pretty extensive, so you’re in luck if you’re in the mood for Thai. It’s the perfect place to come for a chilled meal out with your mates, and even better, it’s reasonably priced, too. If you can’t already see why it’s one of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds, you best try it out for yourself to see what all the fuss is about!
27. The Swine That Dines
Address: 58 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Phone number: 0113 244 0387
If you’re after something slightly more unique, then why not try the 7-course ‘roots to shoots’ menu that is offered by The Swine That Dines once a month in the place of their usual supper club? The menu is full of incredible small plates that open you up to a world of flavour. A meal here is certainly one of the best date ideas in Leeds! They also offer a lunch menu as well as a regular evening menu, so don’t fear if you don’t fancy a 7-course meal because the food on the lunch menu is just as delicious.
28. Falafel Guys
Address: 47 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6HF
Phone number: 07814 677825
Falafel Guys‘ street food van serves some of the most amazing food in Leeds. Their Arabic wraps are to die for, and they are absolutely full to the brim with delicious fillings. It may only operate on a takeaway basis, but it’s a great option to stop by for lunch on a day out shopping, as it’s pretty centrally located too.
Address: 14 The Crescent, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NW
Phone number: 0113 224 9222
This menu is based on Turkish and Syrian dishes, and the amount of options for veggies and vegans is astounding! They’ve got pizzas, kebabs, burgers and so much more for you to enjoy. If you fancy a classic takeaway, then you’ve definitely found it in Mardin. Spicy vegan pizza and chips, I’m coming for you!
There are plenty of options for you to feast on here, so you’ll never have to struggle to find good veggie or vegan food in Leeds again! From takeaway to dine-in, Thai to Turkish, there’s are vegan restaurants in Leeds for every kind of taste in this list. Which of these vegan restaurants in Leeds has most caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below. Or why not try them all, find your favourites, and thank us later?