The 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities in the UK
With lockdown and travel restrictions across the UK set to be lifted and summer just around the corner, we want to take a look at the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities and get you excited about your next staycation.
The UK has been in lockdown for over 8 weeks now, with warnings against all non-essential travel abroad issued on the 17th of March. And let’s be honest, the key aspects of travel as we know it will certainly change in the future. However, countries worldwide are now starting to ease their restrictions and airlines are putting plans in place to resume flights for the UK.
A vegan-friendly city break
Looking at current news updates and predictions, your first post-lockdown trip will most likely take you to a place in the UK. And believe us, a British break can certainly have its advantages, especially when following a vegan diet. Vegan-friendly bed and breakfasts and countless vegan restaurants ranging from fine dining destinations with exciting plant-based menus to fully vegan cafes – doesn’t that sound promising? We wanted to share a little bit of positivity and get you excited about the 10 most vegan-friendly cities in the UK.
This lovely seaside spot hosts some of the very best vegan restaurants. It is even often described as the mecca for vegans all over the UK. Expect vegan fish and chips, the UK’s first vegan Italian restaurant and some of the best vegan Indian spots.
Terre a Terre
The Blanch House
Brighton Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast
London’s well-deserved and long-standing reputation as vegan heaven continues with nearly every eatery offering plant-based options. From fancy fine dining to filthy street food this city simply doesn’t disappoint when it comes to vegan food. In addition, a number of vegan-friendly hotels and bed and breakfast opened their doors recently, such as La Suite West by Hyde Park. And when you’re not busy stuffing your mouth with vegan doughnuts or meat-free kebabs, hop on a vegan afternoon tea bus tour or try one of many vegan cooking classes.
La Suite West
Vegan Suite at Hilton London Bankside
Vegan-friendly B&B at the Temple Lodge
Leeds has become a massively vegan-friendly city in recent years, and it’s now one of the most popular vegan cities in the UK. With over 40 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, you’re in for a treat.
Temple Coffee and Donuts
Manchester is certainly one of the top players in the vegan world. Even meat-eaters will be aware of the rising number of vegan dishes available at their favourite restaurant. But Manchester also isn’t running short of all-vegan cafes, bakeries and restaurants, with new sites popping up every month.
The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
The Deaf Institute
Glasgow’s a competitive city when it comes to vegan food. Whether you’re looking for full vegan junk food with fry-ups, kebabs and burgers or exclusive plant-based tasting menus, Glasgow is certainly at the forefront of the vegan revolution.
Bristol certainly has one of the strongest vegan communities and most diverse offerings. From Vietnamese to American, Meditarian to Italian, you are seriously spoilt for choice here.
The Spotless Leopard
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Glanville Guest House
From quirky cafes to vegan-friendly bakeries to healthy, seasonal and locally inspired vegan meals, Cardiff is continuing to maintain its place as one of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities. And plant-based eating continues to rise in the Welsh capital, with deliciously diverse sites popping up left right and centre.
The Lazy Leek
Anna Loka Cafe
Liverpool has a great selection of vegan and veggie dining options and it’s an ever-evolving scene. From Indian to American, Meditarian to Italian, you will be plesently surprised!
Down the Hatch
Norwich has embraced the plant-based way of life, like no other city. In 2019, a study identified Norwich as the most vegan-friendly city in the UK. From authentic Indian cuisine to organic and locally sourced food and American-style diners, Norwich is worth a visit.
The Tipsy Vegan
River Green Cafe
The days of dull plant-based dining in Newcastle are long gone. Newcastle visitors are in luck, with everything from vegan Mediterranean sharing platters to filthy vegan burgers keeping their palates entertained.
Super Natural Cafe
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