From bottomless brunches to tasting menus, get the lowdown on five vital vegan foodie experiences in Leeds.
The options when dining vegan in Leeds are getting better and better. But if you want a foodie experience that will blow your mind and fill your stomach at the same time, there are a few treats that go above and beyond. We’re talking completely vegan bottomless brunch, tasting menus and afternoon teas, so whether you’re full-time vegan or just eager to try new flavours, give these special experiences a go.
Vegan Bottomless Brunch at Banyan
Add the word ‘hash’ to anything, and mouths start watering. The Vegan Breakfast Hash at Banyan, part of their bottomless brunch, is an absolute flavour bomb, based around roasted sweet potatoes. Pepped up with pomegranate seeds, golden & red beetroot, avocado, wilted spinach and spicy sriracha sauce, it’s heavenly. You can pay £5 extra for the sensational Onion Bhaji Wrap. Crisp and crunchy, it’s encased in a beetroot wrap with pickled veg, mango chutney, minted yoghurt and fries – more than a match for the free-flow prosecco or Bloody Marys.
Banyan, 2 The Old Post Office, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES.
Vegan Sharing Pizza at The Yorkshire Deli
Vegan pizzas might be nothing new, but The Yorkshire Deli’s incredible sharing effort certainly is. For £40, you get a seriously epic metre-long, rectangular pizza. It’s big enough for six to share, so make sure you bring your pals. Better still, you get to create your own perfect topping combinations, so it’s all about you! But what will you go for? You can choose any four of their toppings, from mushrooms and peppers to olives, artichokes and capers. Take your pick and tuck in – it’s so big, don’t be afraid to ask for a doggy bag!
The Yorkshire Deli, Unit 23 Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
Vegan Tasting Menu at Chef Jono at V&V
From Wednesday to Saturday, you can book a table in Chef Jono at V&V and tuck into their oh-so-creative vegan tasting menu for £70 per person. Renowned chef Jono Hawthorne will put on a refined plant-based spread across 10 sensational courses. After snacks and sourdough, a procession of tastiness ensues, from whipped tofu with black butter, burnt chocolate and pistachio to beetroot tartare with wild garlic. Going all out? You can add hand-picked drinks pairings for £70 extra.
Chef Jono at V&V, 68 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
Vegan Sharing Combo at Bundobust
When it comes to meat-free grub, Bundobust is always a winner. Their vegan sharing combo for two is one of the best ways to explore the menu at the Indian street food bar. They’ll bring you six of their tastiest dishes in one go for you to tuck into forkful by spoonful. Kick things off with the crunchy sweetcorn chevdo before grabbing a couple of addictive okra fries and munching on a giant onion, kale and broccoli bhaji. They’ll dunk perfectly into raghda pethis, a spicy take on mushy peas. Complete with chole saag and bhel puri, it’s a fabulous feast.
Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ.
Vegan Afternoon Tea at Issho
Issho’s Japanese twist on a classic afternoon tea is already the stuff of legend, but they take it up a gear with their vegan version. For £33 per person, you’ll start with a trio of fish-free sushi, including Nigiri Inari and vegetable Maki. Then it’s time for a trio of desserts – the matcha cheesecake is a joy to behold, but the chocolate tart is sure to disappear quickly too! Don’t forget your tea – classic Japanese brews sit alongside classic English breakfast or you can even make it bottomless with free-flowing Prosecco for an extra £19.30 each.
Issho, Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.