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.
Cantina Fauxfish Butty
Cantina’s fauxfish butty and chips keeps that classic batter crunch, but with an all-vegan filling. The fish is actually seaweed-soaked banana blossom, delicately fried until light and crispy, then layered into a soft bun with lettuce and mayo. Pair it with their skin-on chunky chips on the side, and you’ve got a vegan-friendly meal to die for.
Cantina at The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.
Leek & Oat Tofu Broth
Warm your tummy and your soul with Eat Your Green’s delectable Leek & Oat Tofu broth. They slowly simmer fermented fava bean stock to create an aromatic base, then add a ton of leeks and gradually fold them in. Next into the pot is the asparagus, before it’s all topped off with the star of the show, hearty chunks of silken oat tofu. Packed with nutrients, it tastes amazing and it’ll do you the world of good. Want to add a kick of spice? Just ask them to throw on a little kimchi.
Eat Your Greens, 42 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
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 salted caramel and pretzel 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.