Meat, dairy and animal-product free, these dishes make vegan dining deliciously easy…
It’s rare for a vegan to find themselves centre of attention, which is why we’ve made a list just for you. It has 5 of the finest vegan dishes the city has to offer – from flavour-packed soups to decadent doughnuts and even a naughty-but-nice donner kebab, these downright scrumptious eats put you centre stage. Who knows, you might just find a new favourite.
Mac Got Fat
The deep-fried Mac Got Fat is living proof that vegan junk food is downright dirty. Head to the famed all-vegan eatery Cantina where you’ll get two fresh buns stuffed with a gooey mac’n’cheese patty, which is topped with a spicy black bean chilli and fresh salad. But it doesn’t stop there, because you’ll also get a juicy deep fried pickle is thrown into the mix for good measure.
Cantina at The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.
Bundobust’s Raghda Pethis is a wholesome vegan feed that fuses classic Indian flavours with Northern English staples that we all know and love. They pair an old school potato cake with spicy mushy peas, then load on turmeric noodles, diced tomato and onion. And to tie it all together, they add a dash of sweet and sour tamarind chutney which brings this culinary marriage to life.
Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ.
The Seitan Voner is proof that vegan food can be down, dirty and delicious too. It starts with a fresh tortilla, lightly toasted on both sides. Then comes thin slices of pickled pink cabbage and the crunch of red onion, before the fresh kick of cucumber and tomato chunks. To round it off, you’ll get mounds of flame-grilled seitan doner meat, lovingly mixed with a dollop of their basil & fava bean dip, chilli sauce, vegan mayonnaise and a sprinkling of lemon juice and coriander. Finally, the tortilla is wrapped up, ready for you to sink your teeth into it.
I Am Döner, 21A Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3AA.
Temple’s Coffee and Doughnuts
Glazed, dusted, glittery and swirled, Temple Coffee’s doughnuts are fantastic instagram fodder and delicious vegan treats to boot. For the ultimate experience, pair their raspberry triangle doughnut with a Sabbath coffee, a steaming dairy-free blend of cafe latte, oat milk and charcoal. You’d best be quick though, their doughnuts go like hot cakes.
Temple Coffee and Donuts, 3 Burley Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AR.
Got a hankering for a big juicy burger? Look no further than Knaves Kitchen’s incredible OBB, or Onion Bahji Burger. They fry fresh onions with a pinch of turmeric and chilli to make the golden bahji patty, then tuck it inside a soft brown roll. Crisp iceberg lettuce and thick cut tomato are piled on, then the whole mixture is drizzled with cucumber ketchup and traditional recipe riata for a cooling creaminess. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked.
Knave’s Kitchen, 33 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.