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29th November 2019

World Vegan Month- Liverpool’s 10 best vegan-friendly restaurants

If you’re vegan you’ll be accustomed to the same spout of questions every time you mention it in passing, ‘but WHERE do Vegans get their protein from?’, ‘Do you just eat lettuce and stuff?’ and ‘Don’t you miss meat?’

Well, 2019 has been the vegan revolution and we live in a world where a measly Subway salad sandwich is a thing of the past, and plant-based power is dominating the aisles of Asda. Vegans are faced with the unthinkable possibility – choice.

However, with this surge in popularity, comes food outlets attempting to cash in on the movement. Here, at LGSM we’ve filtered out the lacklustre attempts and selected the best restaurants to get your plant-based fix.

Frost Burgers

Image Credit: Author – ‘Frost Burgers £10 meal deal’

Wood Streets not-very-well-kept best secret, Frost burgers boasts a 100% plant-based menu, and mostly recyclable packaging. Owned by tattooed influencer Monami Frost, the burger hotspot brought fast-food into 2019, veganizing all your favourite burgers. Not only that but it’s the only place you can get Vegan whippys in Liverpool town centre. Even your carni mates will admit, they’re incredibly tasty.

Address: 58 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4AQ

For More information click here to check out their website.

Etsu

Sushi restaurants may not be the obvious choice for Vegans, but Etsu changes all of that.  The authentic Japanese restaurant offers everything from vegan sushi to vegan curry, a world away from the tasteless supermarket imitations. They’ve even been teasing Vegan-friendly Eel, Shrimp and Kalamari on their social media, so watch this space!

Address: 25 The Strand, Liverpool L2 0XJ

For more information click here to check out their website.

Bundobust

Image Credit: Author- ‘People Watching at Bundobust’

A newbie to the Bold Street cannon, Bundobust takes craft beer and marries it with exotic Desi street-food. It’s a literal stairway to heaven, ascending into a vibrant luxe-canteen atmosphere – which is also the best place to people watch on Bold Street. Who would have known that Okra fries would have made you question your commitment to the faithful potato? Student’s head down on Wednesdays for the Bombay mix, ‘beat, beers, and bhajis’. And with 2 for 1 cocktails plus 2 for £10 on all dishes, it’s also insanely affordable.

Address:  First Floor, 17-19 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4DN

For more information click here to check out their website.

Crust

Gone are the days you’d go to a pizza restaurant and be faced with a glorified tomato bread. As well as doing Vegan Cheese, Liverpool’s rustica pizza hangout offers an impressive five (!) options for bases, from the classic dough to the detoxing black dough. Not feeling pizza? Crust offer plenty of Italian pasta dishes to choose from as well. Whatever your choice, you’re sure to leave with a satisfied tummy.

Address: 25 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4DN

For more information click here to check out their website.

Craft Taproom

Image Credit: Author- ‘Burger and a pint at Craft Taproom’

You’d be mistaken for thinking that Craft Taproom is just a pub, (which has a great selection of ales by the way). But they actually have one of the most extensive Vegan menus on Smithdown, going 90% vegan and fully vegetarian last year. With everything from vegan lasagne, to seitan wings, there’s something to satisfy every mid-pint craving. Craft is also a hub for all things plant-based – watch out on Facebook for special collaborations and their regular Vegan markets. 

Address: 174 Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15 3JR

For more information click here to check out their Facebook page.

Veggie Republic

Veggie Republic’s whole ethos is that anything can be veganised. Veggie Republic’s menu is impressively extensive from kebabs to ‘fish N chips’, to a Cauliflower Bang Bang Salad for those eating healthily. It’s definitely a restaurant for when you just can’t come to a resolution on which cuisine everyone fancies. 

Address: 16 Cook St, Liverpool L2 9RF

For more information click here to check out their Facebook page.

The Egg Cafe

Image Credit: Author- ‘The Egg Cafe’s spicy burger’

After being open for over twenty years now, the egg is a Liverpool pilgrimage for everything plant-based. The iconic purple entrance and utopic airy loft interior makes The Egg a great hangout for friends, or even for a getaway from the dull interior of the Sydney Jones. The Egg serves everything from traditional cafe food, spicy burgers. Look out for their Sunday Roasts and speciality nights.

Address: Top Floor, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool L1 4ED

For more information click here to check out their Facebook page.

Bakchich

Bakchich offers authentic Lebanese food that is as vibrant on the palette, as it is on the eyes. The restaurant caters well for Vegans, and makes the tiresome trope of falafel and hummus actually very appealing. It’s reasonably priced, hearty food with clearly marked vegan options such as the Vegan Burger and Vegetable Idam. If you find yourself on Bold Street looking for a quick bite to eat, drop into Bakchich.

Address:  54 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4ER or 3 Brythen St, Liverpool L1 1LG

For more information click here to check out their website.

Down The Hatch

Image Credit: Author – ‘Vegan Kebab at Down The Hatch’

An easily-missed haven for junk-food vegans, Down The Hatch is located in the depths of the Duke Street. From burgers to kebabs, to mac and cheese there’s something to settle the dirtiest junk food cravings. You would never have guessed the tasty versatility of the humble cauliflower until you’ve sampled the ‘Cauliflower Five Ways’. If you’re still not convinced, their extensive cocktail menu is a reason to visit alone, and are 2 for £12 all day, every day.

Address: Basement, 62 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AA

For more information click here to view their website.

Sanskruti

Tucked away in Liverpool’s Business district, Sanskruti transports your tastebuds to the aromatic flavours of India without the 13-hour flight and jet lag. The completely vegetarian and vegan restaurant boasts a menu that would sway even the meat-eaters among you. The jackfruit curry (Kathal Lazeez) mopped up with a garlic naan is a must. 

Address: Bixteth St, Liverpool L3 9LP

For more information click here to view their website.

For more vegan food inspiration check out our vegan snack guide here.

Feature Image Credit: The Author