More and more people are turning away from meat and dairy towards a plant based diet and Liverpool’s food and drink scene is here for it, with plenty of vegan-friendly eateries to suit everyone. Whether it’s small plates, eastern-inspired dishes, or meat-free burgers that you’re after, you’ll find tasty and creative alternatives in a city that just loves to eat out. Book your table now at one of the best vegan restaurants in Liverpool.
From brunch to evening meals, Hafla Hafla is a surefire hit with vegans who like their dishes thoughtfully prepared with fresh and interesting ingredients. Head to this middle eastern inspired eatery on Lark Lane on weekends to try the vegan shakshuka or ask for the dairy-free version of the Veggie Hafla breakfast which usually comes with marinated halloumi, creamy mushrooms, falafel, house harissa beans, sweet potato hash and sourdough bread. Enjoy with fruity juices and boozy brunch cocktails. For dinner, check out the Romesco cauliflower with roasted red pepper tahini, harissa oil and almonds, the Squash & Chickpea Kibbeh, or the Hafla salad with beetroot tahini, crusted walnuts and a balsamic glaze. There’s meat, dairy, and fish options on the menu too.
Down the Hatch
Popular Duke Street vegan and vegetarian restaurant Down the Hatch serves up vegan chilli cheese fries with dairy free cheese and jalapenos, vegan mac n cheese, soy and falafel burgers with skinny fries, meat free ‘wings’, and jack fruit nuggets.
This unique Indian vegetarian and vegan restaurant offers an extensive authentic menu pairing fresh meat-free and dairy-free ingredients with aromatic herbs and spices. Open for dinner midweek and from lunchtime at weekends, seasoned vegans and first-timers alike will find loads to choose from at Sanskruti. Try the crispy Pani Puri stuffed with chickpeas and potatoes or the Vada Par Bombay burgers from the Street Food menu, or sample the filled crepes from the South Indian Paradise menu. Gujarati mains include Kela nu Shaak – ripe bananas sauteed with turmeric and curry leaves – while the Punjabi mains offer Mushroom Masala and Channa Pala – chickpeas and spinach cooked in a spicy aubergine gravy. With many additional exciting dishes on the menu, you will be spoiled for choice and definitely won’t be left hungry or disappointed.
Once just a traditional pub, The Caledonia has enjoyed a more modern lease of life for a number of years now as the place to be for a vegan menu, live music, and a warm welcome for dog lovers and their four legged friends. The Cali Vegan Kitchen cooks up junk food vegan style – try their meat free burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and tasty sides and desserts.
LEAF on Bold Street
A Bold Street favourite, LEAF tea room is perfect for brunch or to take a break from shopping or sightseeing. Enjoy their vegan breakfast of falafel sausages, roasted vine tomatoes, kale and field mushrooms with beans, sourdough, spiced avocado and home fries. For lunch and dinner, vegan diners can choose from pulled jackfruit tacos, loaded vegan hummus with pomegranate on toasted ciabatta, Goan vegetable curry with coriander rice, South American stew with cassava, plantain crisps and tapioca fritters, or the LEAF vegan kebab – seitan shawarma, fruit pilaf, with pickled red onion, tomato salad, lemon & garlic tahini and served with flatbreads.
100% plant based Frost Burgers, named after founder Monami Frost, serves up ‘badass street food’ from meat free quarter pounders, vegan cheeseburgers, falafel burgers, and alternatives to chicken, bacon, and fish. Team with fries and dairy free sauces, milk-free shakes, and vegan ice cream cones for dessert.
Bacaro on Castle Street is ideal for shoppers and sightseers, close to the Cavern Quarter and within walking distance of Liverpool One shopping centre. Head here for Mediterannean inspired small plates from across Italy and Spain. Excellent vegan options include roasted tomato and fresh basil pizzette with dairy free cheese, pea and trofiette pasta with lemon thyme oil and spinach, the chickpea hummus with chilli jam, crispy onions and garlic flatbreads, or the dressed fennel with charred kohlrabi, guacamole, radish, and a bergamot dressing. Finish with matcha sorbet with thyme meringue, poached pear and raspberries.