100% veggie/vegan places to eat in Greater Manchester

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We have two lists for your perusal. One is from our friends who organise the Manchester Vegan Festivals and it lists both vegan and vegeterian eateries within Greater Manchester. You can find that here. We haven't checked this list and reproduce it as it was sent to us! 

Below is our own listing, which might not be quite as up to date as the other list. 

MVVG listing
Here are places to eat out in and around (Greater) Manchester with exclusively vegetarian or vegan kitchens. By this we mean they do not serve meat or fish, and that the following applies:
  • Vegetarian kitchen: The kitchen is a meat-free zone but dairy and eggs are handled. If they offer vegan options many kitchens have "best practice" rules with separate implements and areas for vegan food preparation, but you may want to check first.
  • Vegan kitchen: No animal products are handled in the kitchen although the establishment might offer a dairy milk option for coffee. However, to qualify as vegan on our list this must be separate from the main food preparation area.
This list is reasonably comprehensive but we may have missed some (get in touch to suggest additions or amendments!) ALWAYS phone ahead before visiting. Licensed premises are indicated but this is no guarantee they serve vegetarian/vegan alcohol. For Liverpool/Wirral eateries consult Scouseveg (see “Other Nearby Groups”). 

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CENTRAL MANCHESTER / SALFORD:

— CENTRAL
V-Revolution (vegan café)
Bollin House, 20-26 Edge St, M4 1HN (map)

Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, M1 1JG  (map); 0161 834 4517

Go! Falafel (vegan fast food, no seating)
3 Newton Street. Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1HW (map); 0161 228 6888
 
1847 The Vegetarian Bistro (veggie with vegan options; licensed)
55 Mosley Street, M2 3HZ (map); 0161 236 1811

— NORTHERN QUARTER
Earth café (vegan café, with dairy milk option for coffee)
16-20 Turner Street, M4 1DZ (map); 0161 834 1996

— SALFORD/IRLAM
Cowherds (pop-up veggie/vegan cafe that temporarily takes-over local establishments)
See Cowherd's Events list for current or next location of cafe. 

HEADING OUT OF MANCHESTER CENTRE:

— OXFORD ROAD / UNIVERSITY
Cafe Mod (veggie with vegan options; in a pub)
The Thirsty Scholar, 50 New Wakefield Street (near train station), M1 5NP (map); 0161 236 6071

Eighth Day café (veggie with vegan options; licensed)
111 Oxford Road, M1 7DU (map); 0161 273 1850

Greenhouse cafe (veggie; not related to erstwhile veggie restaurant in Rusholme)
University of Manchester Kenyon Building, Oxford Road (map)

Falafil Express (vegan with veggie salads)
127 Oxford Road, M1 7DY (map)

Herbivores Vegetarian Café (veggie)
Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, M15 6JA (map)

— RUSHOLME
Go! Falafel (vegan fast food, no seating; be careful not to confuse Go! Falafel with another falafel place a few doors down)
Wilmslow Road (opposite Edinburgh Cycle Co-op), M22; 0161 256 1372

SOUTH MANCHESTER:

— HULME
TeaTime Collective (vegan café, with a dairy milk option for coffee)
St.Wilfrids Enterprise (next to St Wilfred's church), Royce Road, M15 5BJ (map)

— WITHINGTON / FALLOWFIELD
IceShack (vegan and veggie ice cream parlour/dessert shop)
160-164 Wellington Road, M20 3FU (map)

Jaipur Palace (veggie and vegan indian)
346 Wilmslow Road, M14 6AB (map); 0161 257 2525

Fuel café/bar (veggie with vegan options; licensed)
448 Wilmslow Road, M20 3BW (map); 0161 448 9702

Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen (vegetarian Cantonese restaurant)
536 Wilmslow Road, M20 4BY (map); 0161 445 7457

Sanskruti Restaurant (veggie indian food with vegan options)
95 Mauldeth Rd, M14 6SR (map); 0161 224 4700

— CHORLTON
Veggie Deli (veggie and vegan deli; limited seating)
Manchester Road (roughly opposite Unicorn).

1847 Bistro Chorlton (veggie with vegan options; licensed)
123 Manchester Road, M21 9PG (map); 0161 862 9557

World Peace Café (vegetarian; restricted opening hours)
Vairochana Kadampa Buddhist Centre; 76 High Lane, M21 9XF (map); 0161 861 7012 

Udupi (veggie and vegan indian restaurant; in the back room of larger Sai Spice restaurant although items from the Udupi veggie menu can be ordered within Sai Spice too)
Old Southern Hotel building, Mauldeth Road West, M21 7SP (map); 0161 862 0123 (ask to book for Udupi)

— DIDSBURY
Greens Restaurant (vegetarian, few if any vegan options; licensed)
43 Lapwing Lane, M20 2NT (map); 0161 434 4259

The Hub at Healthy Spirit (veggie and vegan cafe, part of a health food shop)
37 Barlow Moor Road, M20 6TW (map); 0161 434 6784

— SALE
Café Ark (veggie with vegan options; opening hours are seasonal)
Sale Water Park; M33 2LX (map); 0161 969 6775

— TRAFFORD CENTRE
No veggie places – vegan options possible by requesting the allergy menus at Tampopo, The Orient; 0161 747 8878; and vegan options even possible by asking for the allergy menu at Yo! Sushi, The Dome; 0161 747 7689; consider the vegan Pianta pizza at Pizza Express, The Orient (1st floor); 0161 747 2121; Harry Ramsdens fry their chips in vegetable oil, The Orient (ground floor); 0161 747 3725. 

— ALTRINCHAM
güd (vegan)
New Market Square, WA14 1SB (map)

The Greenhouse café (vegetarian, few if any vegan options)
43 Oxford Road, WA14 2ED (map); 0161 929 4141

— STOCKPORT
The Allotment (vegan restaurant)
6 Vernon Street, SK1 1TY (map); 0161 478 1331


NORTH MANCHESTER:

— BURY
Veggie Rae (veggie with vegan options)
93a The Rock, BL9 0NB (map); 07495 992924

— RAMSBOTTOM
2/4 Market Place, BLO 9HT (map); 01706821150

— BOLTON
The Kitchen on Great Moor St (veggie with vegan options)
Great Moor Street, BL1 1NH (map); 01204 770881

Mistrys (veggie indian cafe with vegan options)
181 Derby Street, BL3 6JT; 01204 772321

Earthlings (vegan cafe and juice bar)
221 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9BS (map); 07514 532153

— ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE
Topaz café (veggie with vegan options)
216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS (map); 0161 330 9223

Lilys Indian Restaurant (veggie with vegan options)
75-83 Oldham Road (map); 0161 339 4774

Veggie Vibez (vegan with veggie options)
40 Boodle Street (map)

Jaipur Express (vegetarian)
71-73 Oldham Road, OL6 7DF (map)

— BLACKBURN
V.Fresh Vegetarian Café (vegetarian) 
35 King Street, BB2 2DH; 01254 844550

— BURNLEY
Red Triangle Café (vegetarian)
160 St James Street, BB11 1NR (map); 01282 832319

— PRESTON
Beautiful Planet Café (veggie with vegan options)
69 Friargate, PR1 2ED (map)

WEST OF MANCHESTER:

— WIGAN
The Coven (veggie with vegan options)
43 Hallgate, WN1 1LR (map); 01942 237801

NORTH DERBYSHIRE:

— GLOSSOP
The Globe pub (vegan; café in a pub)
144 High Street West (map); 01457 852417

People’s Kitchen (vegan)
Various locations

— NEW MILLS 
Pulse cafe (veggie/vegan)
34 Union Road, SK22 3ES (map); 01663 741468

WEST YORKSHIRE:

— SOWERBY BRIDGE / HEBDEN BRIDGE
Dandelion and Burdock restaurant (vegan; licensed)
16 Town Hall Street, W Yorks, HX6 2EA (map); 01422 316 000

— TODMORDEN
The Bear Café (veggie with vegan options; licensed)
29 Rochdale Road, OL14 7LA (map); 01706 813737

Kava Café (veggie with vegan options)
53 Halifax Road, OL14 5BB (map); 01706 818 730

— GRASSINGTON
The Retreat café (veggie with vegan options)
14-16 Main Street, BD23 5AA (map); 01756 751887


NON-VEGGIE OF NOTE 
(CONTACT US if you'd like to suggest an addition):

Northern Quarter: 

Dough (Northern Quarter) can use vegan cheese on pizzas and offers a vegan desert

Central Manchester/Salford:

The Deaf Institute (Sunday sees Vegan Hangover event with 100% vegan foods)
135 Grosvenor street, M1 7HE (map)

Salford Arms pub on Tuesday night has vegan/raw tasting
146 Chapel Street, M3 6AF

Meat Free Monday at the Lass O’Gowrie, central Manchester
36 Charles Street, M1 7DB; 0161 273 6932

Didsbury:

Ask to see the vegan menu at The Lounges766 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2DR; 0161 448 2141 

Stockport:

Tiamo's Continental Cafe apparently offers vegan options; 1 Great Underbank, Stockport, SK1 1LF; 0161 480 9800

The Kathmandu restaurant (Nepalese cuisine), 115 Buxton Rd, Stockport, SK2 6LR, 0161 483 2514, serves meat and some veggie dishes but will convert the meat dishes to vegetarian on request (reportedly using Quorn).  

North Derbyshire:

Glossop
Ask to see the vegan menu at Pico LoungeUnit 3 & 4, Howard Town Mill, Victoria Street, Glossop, SK13 8HT; 01457 868280

Buxton
The Hydro in Spring Gardens, Buxton, North Derbyshire, offers vegan options.