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Our Top 10 | Vegan Cafés in Yorkshire

By Lyndsey Thomas – 01st March 2020

Say hello to Veganuary! Here’s ten amazing vegan places to eat across Yorkshire!

Whether you’re a committed carnivore or have been vegan long before it was popular, we are sure you will find something to tickle your taste buds at these fab vegan cafes and restaurants.

 

True Story, York

We headed to this vegan café in the centre of York after our first Girl About Blog Squad Retreat. Safe to say, we weren’t feeling our best after the night before’s antics. The most I can usually manage on a hangover is a piece of dry toast so I was a bit apprehensive about our brunch spot of choice, but, it worked an absolute treat.

Despite the enormous amount of menu choice, both myself and Lyndsey opted for the hummus platter. And it was huge. With homemade bread. a ginormous bowl of thick homemade hummus, and salad complete with an incredible spicy dressing, it definitely soaked up the sins of the previous evening. The café itself was quirky and cool, without being overly styled and pretentious, with big plush sofas and tiger print cushions that matched the teapots. If you’re looking for a vegan café in York then we would both absolutely recommend True Story.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

The Cheerful Chilli, Otley

Located on the outskirts of Leeds in the market town of Otley, The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant & Tearooms is renowned for its monthly vegan banquet nights. Taking place the last Wednesday of the month, the vegan banquet features constantly changing dishes inspired from global cuisines.

As well as banquet evenings, this vegetarian restaurant has a huge array of vegan food on the menu, including curries, chimichangas, enchiladas and, of course, the famous Cheerful Chilli. Open on the weekends as a tearoom, there are always numerous vegan cakes and sweet treats on offer. The restaurant itself is located in a converted farmhouse, just a stone’s throw from the glorious countryside of Otley Chevin, giving it a rustic yet homely feel, which really compliments the friendly atmosphere of the place.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Humpit, York, Leeds & Sheffield

Humpit. The name itself warrants its place in our top ten. With cafes in York, Leeds, and Sheffield, Humpit has been a reigning champion in the vegan world since 2014 when they opened their first branch in the Leeds Corn Exchange.

The entire menu is vegan-friendly and stars, yep you guessed it, hummus and pita. Whether that’s a giant bowl of hummus with pita to rip and dip, a stuffed pita or a salad bowl, you’re sure to get your hummus fix here.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Prashad, Bradford

From humble beginnings on a Bradford side street back in 1992, Prashad has grown into an award-winning restaurant becoming the only two-star AA and Michelin Bib Gourmand Indian Restaurant in Yorkshire.

This incredible veggie restaurant is a family-run establishment serving Gujarati cuisine, with recipes handed down from generation to generation but always featuring a new and creative twist. With vegan tasting menus as well as a huge variety of vegan dishes on the menu, Prashad’s is not one to be missed.

And, if you’re already a Prashad fan, then why not head to Bondobust in Leeds? This street-food inspired café and craft beer emporium is run by the same family and features many of the same Gujarati flavours in a more relaxed environment.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Cantina, Leeds

Located in The Old Red Bus Station on Vicar Lane, Cantina is one of Leeds’ best plant-based eateries. Combining an ever-changing menu of American-inspired diner classics and restaurant specials with regular events and charity cook-ups, Cantina is the perfect spot for some vegan grub and chilled vibes.

With dishes such as ‘Mac Got Fat’ – a deep fried mac n cheese burger – and ‘Ribbed For Your Pleasure’ – seitan slices in a sticky rib sauce – Cantina puts a great vegan (and witty) spin on all the old classics. They also have a range of food and drinks deals, happy hours, and cocktail pitchers – what’s not to like?

For more info CLICK HERE

 

The Greenhouse, Horsforth

This 100% plant-based café in Horsforth, Leeds has a huge variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Whether you eat in or take-away, come for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or just pop in for a vegan cake and coffee, you are absolutely spoiled for choice at The Greenhouse.

The Greenhouse is famous for its vegan bowls. Each nourishing bowl is specially designed to promote a certain health goal – from the Chill Out Bowl to the Power Bowl, these dishes will certainly leave you feeling healthy and suitably full. They are also one of the few vegan cafes that have a daily vegan afternoon tea, and priced at just £16.50 for two people, it’s a great alternative to the creamy classic.

Committed to promoting healthy habits, The Greenhouse also hosts yoga classes and running clubs every week where you can reward yourself with a cuppa and cake for all your hard work.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Goji Café, York

Serving up vegetarian and vegan food in the centre of York, Goji Café is a firm favourite with the vegan crowd. And it’s no surprise why. Their menu is extensive. With burgers, sharing mezze platters, soups, quiches, noodles, hotdogs, sandwiches and wraps, as well as daily specials, Goji isn’t one of those cafés with only a few vegan items available.

As well as a breakfast menu and plenty of savoury lunch options, Goji also serves up a vast array of delicious vegan cakes and treats – perfect for an afternoon tea stop.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Make No Bones, Sheffield

Famous Sheffield vegan eatery, Make No Bones, has set up their new street food kitchen in Church – Temple of Fun, located in Sheffield’s Kelham Island.

With a vegan twist on American classics including avocado wings, fried ‘chicken’, Cajun ‘shrimp’, colossal burgers, loaded fries, and even a Turkish-spiced donner kebab, as well as a weekend brunch club, Make No Bones serves great veggie food in a quirky setting complete with retro arcade games.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Pom Kitchen, Sheffield

This Aussie-inspired vegetarian and vegan café is best known for its bright and quirky approach to food. Every single dish here is an insta-worthy rainbow of colour and vibrancy. This neon jungle has a dazzling array of colourful dishes, from breakfast, lunch, nibbles and cakes – each presented to absolute perfection.

I honestly don’t think words can do this place justice, you’ll have to head over to their Instagram to see just how incredible each plate looks.

For more info CLICK HERE

 

Humblest of Pleasures, Hebden Bridge

Another aesthetically brilliant café. Located in Hebden Bridge, Humblest of Pleasures is the cutest fully-vegan café serving up some incredible-looking cakes, as well as a full menu of savoury delights, including the most amazing vegan full English.

It’s worth a trip just to see the cheese-plant inspired paintwork which covers the outside of this café!

For more info CLICK HERE


There you have it – our top ten vegan cafés in Yorkshire. Let us know if there’s anywhere else we need to try!

How wrong was I?

We parked up in the large car park with plenty of parking spots and headed round the back of the old building, and through a modern entrance that lead through glass double doors into The Kitchen Café.

 

Tables are on a first-come, first-served basis and there’s room for the odd pram, although it doesn’t scream ‘child-friendly, which was more than ok with us on this occasion – our little people were well out of the way at school, leaving Emma and I to chat and enjoy our delicious brunch without any interruption.

 

That being said, if you do have a little lady in your life, who is old enough to sit still and hold a conversation – this is a perfect venue for a little Saturday girly treat. The atrium to the right of the full-length counter featuring jugs of freshly-squeezed smoothies and scrummy looking home-made scones, cakes and other treats provides a lovely view out into the courtyard which leads through to the very well-appointed bathrooms.

 

It really is a beautiful setting for brunch. You won’t want to leave. Sadly, on this occasion, it wasn’t to be. The 3pm school run was calling.

 

Still, I excused myself and slipped away to the little girl’s room, seizing the opportunity to have a good old nosey round. I stumbled upon a very sophisticated looking cocktail bar and the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Emma – who recently dined here, and got to stay overnight, had VERY good things to say about both. (Read her full review HERE)

 

I also loved the little work corner complete with desk and i-pad. I could happily set up shop for the day here.

 

The Menu:
The menu in The Kitchen offers a good selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch faves. I kicked off with a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice served decadenty in cut crystal and went on to order crushed Avocado and poached egg on sourdough toast. Emma opted for the pancake stack with berries, yogurt and maple syrup.

 

There’s a big focus on wellbeing here at The Manor House, and that’s apparent in the menu choices, which are all about healthy, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a dollop of indulgence.

 

Emma’s pancakes arrived and the food envy kicked in – two good sized fresh, fluffy discs of deliciousness with a good dollop of yogurt and fresh berries – she went onto drizzle them in the ample-sized portion of honey served on the side in a miniture jar.

 

It soon subsided when the waiter put my ample-sized portion of smashed avocado and perfectly cooked poached egg on toasted sourdough in front of me. We both polished our plates off, and went on to order tea and a home-made scone with jam and clotted cream to share. Why the hell not!

 

No gripes and groans from either or us – our food was delicious, well cooked, warm, and plentiful – and it was served with a cheeky smile and a little bit of banter from our lovely young waiter and a very reasonable bill of less than £25 between the two of us at the end.

 

Opens daily from 6am to 7pm.

 

With love,

Lyndsey x

 

To find out more visit: https://manorhouselindley.co.uk/

READ Emma’s review of her overnight stay at Manor House Lindley

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