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Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in Leeds

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

These restaurants make vegan dining easy.

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From meat-free burgers to veggie-packed curries, get the lowdown on the best vegan food you can get delivered to your door.

There are loads of incredible vegan-friendly restaurants doing takeaways in Leeds. And when we say vegan-friendly, we mean it. Forget limited choice and being stuck with the same old salads, because at these 22 eateries, you can get heaving burgers, steaming bowls of spicy noodles and seriously scrumptious desserts. So the only question left is, which one will you order first?

Sheaf St

Sheaf St Breakfast

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Sheaf St is an undeniably cool all-day hangout in Leeds that will keep you well-fed with simple but delicious vegan fare from noon ’til night throughout Veganuary. Start your day right with a whopping breakfast – you’ll get meat-free sausages, garlic mushrooms, roasted vine tomatoes, smoky baked beans and a wedge of sourdough toast heaped with smashed avo. Later in the day, you can wrap your chops around a hearty mushroom burger or snaffle a plate of buffalo cauli wings, baked to golden perfection – delish!

Sheaf St, 3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HD. Vegan dishes start at £4.20. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Doner Summer

Döner Summer

Fancy a kebab? Head to Doner Summer to try their plant-based spin on the takeaway favourite. They’ve got five lip-smacking kebabs to choose from. There’s a classic Berlin Doner, packed with spiced seitan, a Mediterranean-inspired Gyros with garlic & oregano chick’n and even a veggie-powered Fava Balle with beetroot falafel, hummus, salads and green chilli sauce. Whatever you choose, you can get it stuffed in traditionally-made Turkish bread or loaded onto a huge plate of skin-on fries.

Doner Summer, 10-12 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DN. Vegan dishes start at £7.95. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Oranaise Cafe

Oranaise Cafe

Oranaise is a slice of North Africa in Hyde Park, decked out with delicate trinkets and ornate chandeliers from far-flung countries. They’ve got a huge vegan menu for you to choose from and all their dishes come bursting with Mediterranean flavours. You can snaffle their kebabs, burgers, mezze platters and tapas all day long. Then come 5pm, you can tuck into their evening menu of hearty tagines. Go for the Dolma – it brings together stuffed peppers, aubergine and tofu in a warming stew that’s served with basmati rice and bread.

Oranaise Cafe, 1 The Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2NW. Prices start at £4.95. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Punk

Punk Vegan Nachos

Punk is a small but mighty eatery that’s hugely popular with the Hyde Park masses. The cafe itself is full of rustic charm, with wood panelling and tumbling green plants – but the cosy decor’s not the only reason that people flock here. They’ve also got some of the best vegan food in Leeds with a menu of belly-busting American classics – think burgers, burritos, chilli cheese fries and cauli wings, all 100% plant-based. Room for dessert? They’ve got everything from raw chocolate cheesecake to almond butter blondies. Yum!

Punk, 82 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1EG. Prices start at £4. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Humpit

Humpit Salad Bowl

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Humpit’s special-recipe hummus is the stuff of legend and you can get it by the bowlful from their Corn Exchange eatery. Everything on the menu is 100% vegan, so you can go wild and tuck into spicy kebabs, filled pitas and salad bowls topped with crispy falafel. Whatever you choose it’ll come with a healthy dollop of that all-important hummus, a drizzle of tahini and an array of colourful salads. You can get fries on the side and if you fancy a dessert, their sweet chickpeas are seriously moreish.

Humpit, Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR. Prices start at £4.95. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Friends of Food

Friends of Food

The folk at Friends of Food pride themselves on using ethically-sourced ingredients to create deliciously unusual vegan burgers you won’t find anywhere else in Leeds. It might be a tiny takeaway, but they’re all about tasty food with big flavours, from truffle oil-infused Chick’n burgers to panko cauli tossed in wasabi mayo. Try the Big B – it’s an American-inspired behemoth, which loads two Beyond Meat patties with smoked gouda cheez, maple ‘bacon’ and pickles, finished with their signature whisky BBQ sauce.

Friends of Food, 12 Hyde Park Corner, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1AF. Vegan dishes start from £7. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Eat Your Greens

Eat Your Greens Leek & Oat Tofu Broth

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Grocery store by day, restaurant by night, Eat Your Greens prides itself on its organic produce for both. You can expect honest fare bursting with local veggies, like deep-fried cauli in sweet ’n’ sour sauce, mushroom falafel with yellow pea hummus and stuffed harlequin squash with dairy-free rarebit. The menu changes weekly, so there’s always a new, delectable vegan dish to try. They also do kitchen takeover events, hosted by local indies, so you can tuck into everything from fiery Colombian food to classic British grub.

Eat Your Greens, 42 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY. Vegan dishes start from around £6. Prices change each week. Order deliveries on their website.

Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo is a small slice of Japan in Leeds with a deliciously authentic menu. It bursts with Asian flavours and there are plenty of vegan options for you to enjoy. Kick things off with avocado tempura or deep fried veggie sushi buttons, then move on to their array of bento boxes and noodles. The yaki soba brings together tofu, oriental veg and soy sauce, all stir-fried with wheat noodles. Pair your meal with a warming bowl of miso shi ru or veggie gyoza to complete the Little Tokyo experience.

Little Tokyo, 24 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE. Prices start at £8.20. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

JJ’s Vish and Chips

JJs Vish and Chips

Fancy a fish and chip supper? Head to JJ’s. It’s got a traditional chip-shop feel, but you won’t find any actual fish here. Instead, they’ve put a veggie spin on all your chippy favourites and there are loads of delectable options for vegans to choose from. There’s ‘vish’ (deep-fried banana blossom) and ‘tofish’ (soya bean) fillets, which come in crispy, golden batter. Or you can ditch the fake fish and go for battered Sosage, deep-fried Scam-pi or tasty Fricken nuggets. Get yours with a portion of their delightfully fluffy chips and a couple of classic sauces for dunking.

JJ’s Vish and Chips, 402a Kirkstall Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2QD. Prices start at £4.50. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Hyde Park Book Club

Hyde Park Book Club Sandwich

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Once a disused petrol station, now a cool, casual cafe-bar, Hyde Park Book Club serves a small but tasty menu of vegan-friendly bites. They’ve got all your lunch needs covered with a slew of chunky sarnies, oozing melts and stacked bagels. Why not treat yourself to their ‘Meat’ball Marinara? Juicy meat-free meatballs are smothered in a rich tomato sauce, sprinkled with dairy-free cheese and toasted ’til crisp and golden. It’s served with fluffy hash browns, perfect for mopping up that delicious marinara sauce.

Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1BL. Vegan dishes start at £8. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Rola Wala

Salad, Rola Wala

Rola Wala serve up twisted Indian street food made the way you want it, so it’s easy to go vegan at this Leeds eatery. First, choose your base – there’s naan, rice or a low-cal cauli bowl. Then get it loaded with either a warming Keralan chickpea curry or a fiery ‘Meatball’ rogan josh, which is full of Meatless Farm ‘meatballs’ plus Indian chillies and spices. Top it all off with salad and lashings of sauce. You get at least 47 spices and ingredients packed into each dish, so it’s a real treat for the tastebuds.

Rola Wala, Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT. Prices start at £6.75. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Bundobust

Raghda Pethis, Bundobust

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Bundobust is always a winner. They combine craft beers with irresistible Indian street food and better yet, the menu is fully veggie with plenty of vegan options to boot. Slow-simmered tarka dhal, crispy bhajis drizzled in sweet tamarind chutney and hearty chole saag infused with ginger – you’ll want to order the lot. They even do a vegan version of their ever-popular Vada Pav. A deep-fried ball of spiced mashed potato, sandwiched in a golden bun with red and green chilli chutneys, it’s a must-try.

Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ. Vegan dishes start at £4.50. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Grove Cafe

The Grove Cafe

Grove Cafe is a straightforward, no-frills eatery in Hyde Park. They pride themselves on their huge and varied vegan offering, so you can feast on everything from belly-filling burgers to creamy soya kormas. But don’t miss out on their pizzas. There are 15 different types and each one comes loaded with veggies and stringy dairy-free cheese. The vegan feast is a 12-inch behemoth that comes loaded with juicy chicken, garlic sausage and fiery pepperoni – all meat-free versions of course.

Grove Cafe, 133-135 Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LJ. Prices start at £5.95. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Tharavadu

Tharavadu

Tharavadu is a Michelin-recommended restaurant that specialises in a proper Keralan dining experience. They serve a refined take on the food traditionally enjoyed in Keralan family homes and there’s loads of vegan dishes for you to snaffle. There’s the chickpea kadala masala, potato masala or the vazhuthananga – a curry that blends aubergines with roasted onions and coriander seeds in a creamy cashew nut sauce. Can’t decide? Go for the thali – it’s a feast of seven chef’s choice curries, soup, sides and dessert.

Tharavadu, 7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ. Vegan dishes start at £6.29. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Mog’s

Mog's

Mog’s was one of the first all-vegan eateries in the city and their plant-based junk food never fails to hit the spot. It’s burgers galore, with everything from classic cheeseburgers to whopping BBQ stacks. But that’s just the start, because they also do sticky ‘ribs’, gorge-worthy hot dogs and some of the best fried ‘chicken’ in Leeds, which you can enjoy tossed in Korean BBQ sauce or smothered in Southern-style gravy. And to wash it down? It’s got to be a dairy-free frappe.

Mog’s, 55 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BE. Prices start at £8. Order deliveries on Just Eat.

Jino’s Thai Cafe

Jinos Thai

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Jino’s Thai Cafe is a no-frills eatery that’s known for its freshly made, authentic Thai food. They’ve got a special vegan menu, filled with meat and dairy-free versions of their most popular dishes. That means you can slurp up big bowls of noodles like pad kee mao or go for a fiery curry that’s loaded with Asian veggies. Feeling particularly ravenous? Bring a friend and go for the Lotus set menu. You’ll get an assortment of veggie tempura and sweetcorn patties to start, before gorging on Paenang Thai curry, spicy veg stir fry and fragrant rice.

Jino’s Thai Cafe, 46 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AL. Vegan dishes start at £4.85. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Fettle

Fettle Brunch

Fettle is the go-to restaurant for vegan foodies in Leeds. They use inventive ingredients and unique flavour combinations to bring you a brunch menu like no other. You can look forward to sweet options like chai spiced red rice porridge, as well as savoury treats like salt-baked cured carrots on pumpernickel rye – a meat-free take on salmon gravalax. Come evening, they serve an equally indulgent dinner menu. Expect culinary treats like ackee cream on truffle toast, followed by vegan blue cheese pearl barley risotto.

Fettle, 3 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR. Vegan dishes start at £6.95. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Manjit’s Kitchen

Manjit's Kitchen

Manjit’s Kitchen is a local Leeds legend, renowned for their downright delicious Indian street food. It’s a vegetarian restaurant with a tempting array of vegan curries for you to enjoy on the menu. The house dhal slow-simmers lentils with garlic, ginger and tomatoes for a warm, comforting bowl, while the Punjabi-style chana masala is full of rich, tomatoey flavour. They’re so delicious, you’ll want to order them both – and why not? Pair your curries with roti, cumin rice and bhajis to make up a Thali and give yourself a feast.

Manjit’s Kitchen, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 28-34 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY. Vegan dishes start from around £4.50. Order deliveries on their website.

Pinche Pinche

Pinche Pinche

Pinche Pinche serve up mouthwatering Mexican street food in a funky, vibrant restaurant. They’re constantly expanding their vegan range, so you can look forward to loaded nachos, ‘cheezy’ quesadillas and silky-smooth black bean hummus, complete with homemade tortilla chips for dipping. Their gorge-worthy burritos come bursting at the seams, stuffed with plantain, spiced beans, slaw, avocado and cashew crema. If you’re on a health kick, you can get all the same deliciousness in a low-cal rice box – what’s not to love?

Pinche Pinche, 116 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4NY. Vegan dishes start at £5.95. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Ecco Pizzeria

Ecco Pizzeria

Pizza lovers, rejoice! You can still get your fill of Italian goodness from Ecco this Veganuary. The Leeds pizzeria specialises in proper Neapolitan slices, made in a traditional wood-fired oven, and the best part? Loads of their veggie options can be made vegan with dairy-free mozzarella. That’s right – you can scoff everything from the classic Margherita to the vibrant Vegetali, topped with roasted Mediterranean veg and caramelised red onions. You can even go wild and create your own combo from their huge array of toppings.

Ecco Pizzeria, 93 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PS. Prices start at £8.25. Order deliveries on their website.

Absurd Bird

Absurd Bird

Did you know that Absurd Bird do a meat-free version of their special-recipe Deep South fried chicken? From crispy tenders to bulging buffalo wraps, you can feast on loads of their deep-fried delights and it’s some of the tastiest, most finger-licking vegan food in Leeds. There’s even more choice on their dedicated Absurd Vird delivery menu. You can get a plate of tenders loaded on vegan waffles, a bubbling bowl of mac and cheese or a Korean BBQ burger stack, delivered right to your door.

Absurd Bird, Trinity Kitchen, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER. Vegan dishes start at £4.75. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Cafe 164

Cafe 164 Pea, Feta & Pistachio

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Cafe 164’s sandwiches just can’t be beat. They combine Italian and Middle Eastern flavours to create downright delicious fillings you won’t find anywhere else. They’ve got plenty of vegan options to tempt you. Will you try the hearty portobello mushroom, smothered in vegan pesto and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds? Or there’s sweet potato satay, veggie meatball melts and hummus and onion marmalade to choose from. Whatever you go for, it’ll come in a freshly baked roll.

Cafe 164, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AG & Cafe 164, 103 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PX. Prices start from £4.50. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.