Where to find vegan food in Greater Manchester: takeaways, shops and meal kits

If you're doing Veganuary or just want to cut down on meat, there are plenty of great places to order from in Greater Manchester

Veganuary is set to be more popular than ever this year, with aims to reach half a million people in January 2021.

Lockdown has led to a surge in consumer demand for plant-based products during lockdown and greater health and environmental concerns.

And it’s much easier to take on this vegan 31 day challenge than when it first launched seven years ago, with many more vegan options present on menus and on shop shelves.

Despite restaurants not being fully open yet, if you’re planning on tackling the Veganuary challenge this month, there are plenty of great places to find vegan food to enjoy at home across Greater Manchester.

We’ve rounded up some of the best vegan takeaways and meal kits available for delivery or collection, as well as shops and supermarkets with a substantial vegan offering.

Food to takeaway

The Green Lab in the Northern Quarter

Bundobust: City Centre

This vegetarian Indian street food restaurant has plenty of options for vegans, such as onion and kale bhajis, vegan Vada Pav and Tarka Dhal.

Available to order on Deliveroo from the Northern Quarter restaurant.

Vertigo Plant Based Eatery: City Centre

A fully vegan cafe, Vertigo has a range of plant based brunch and lunch dishes like the Full Vertigo Breakfast with Beyond sausage and scrambled tofu, vegan French toast with ice cream, ‘Supergreen’ Mac & Cheese and a Reuben bagel with peppered tempeh.

They are delivering on Just Eat and Deliveroo.

The Green Lab: Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter health and lifestyle desination, The Green Lab has a range of nutrition bowls, wraps, snacks and sweet treats, the majority of which can be made vegan. Vibrant salads include Crunch Cauli bowl or Tamarind and Maple Quinoa, which can be topped with spiced tofu or roast seeded falafel.

Orders can be made through their website or via Deliveroo.

Four Side Vegan Pizza: Northern Quarter

Opening January 4, this new vegan Detroit-style pizzeria is opening in the former Earth Cafe site in the Northern Quarter. Toppings for their 48-hour focaccia-style pizza dough include seitan ‘pepperoni’, Char Sui tofu

They will be able to order on Deliveroo when they open.

Wholesome Junkies: City Centre, Ancoats & Sale

Blowing apart the myth that vegan food is rabbit food, Wholesome Junkies menu of vegan junk food includes huge stacked burgers like KFC (Kentucky fried cauliflower) and Buffalo Chikn (made with crispy fried oyster mushrooms), as well as topped fries, sides and desserts. They have also create some festive specials which will run through to January.

Available to collect from Ancoats General Store, Arndale Market and Groceries and Beer in Sale. Or order via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Four Side Vegan Pizza

Grub-E-Mart: Redbank

Grub’s online shop which delivers street food and booze to your door while the venue is closed will reopen on 4 January for online orders, with first deliveries on January 9. Delivery is within 6 mile radius of Grub.

Orders can be made here.

V Rev: Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter vegan diner, V Rev has a menu full of American-inspired plant-based dishes like Flavourtown Burritos, burgers, mac and cheez, loaded fries, seitan wings, and cheeseburger nachos.

Open for Click and Collect and Deliveroo.

Tampopo: City Centre & Trafford

Vegan options at pan-Asian restaurant Tampopo include Pad Thai, Singapore Vermicelli Noodles, Sweet Potato Katsu Curry, and a vegan sharing platter with spring rolls, sticky tofu, corn fritters and Jackfruit Rendang.

Available to order on Deliveroo from city centre restaurant  and their Trafford Centre restaurant.

Pasta Factory: City Centre

Italian restaurant, Pasta Factory has always had a great selection of vegan dishes and has even got its own range of homemade vegan cheeses. Plant-based options include Triangoli di Funghi al Tartugo (a mushroom and truffle pasta dish with cashews) and Molle con Crema di Aglio Nero (short pasta with black garlic, shredded red pepper, chillies and almonds).

Delivery is available via Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Plus, there’s collection available from sister restaurant Noi Quattro.

Wholesome Junkies in Manchester Arndale Market

Dishoom: City Centre

Dishoom has a specific vegan menu featuring a substantial number of plant based dishes, including a Vegan Sausage Naan Roll for breakfast, and dishes like Vegetable Samosa, curries like Chole, Chilli and Broccoli salad and Basmati Kheer rice pudding for dessert.

Available to order via Deliveroo.

Nell’s Pizza: Northern Quarter & Chorlton

There’ll be a point during Veganuary when all you want is a massive cheesy pizza and Nell’s is there to provide with four vegan options available to order as a 14” or the huge 22” version. Options include the Vegan Deluxe with artichokes, marinated peppers, red onion and vegan n’duja and the Veganic with mushrooms, roasted garlic cashew cream, forza win sauce, chilli and thyme.

Available to order via Deliveroo from their kitchens at Common in Northern Quarter and The Beagle in Chorlton. For deliveries of 22” pizza, email massivedeliveries@nellspizza.co.uk to order for delivery in M1-M4 or massivedeliverieschorlton@nellspizza.co.uk for people living in Chorlton, Whalley Range, Old Trafford, Didsbury or Stretford. Collection also available from both restaurants.

Lily’s Vegetarian: Chorlton and Ashton

A couple of shops down from Unicorn, Lily’s recently opened deli stocks a fully vegetarian range of products, with many vegan options too like curries, Indian snacks and sweets. Their Ashton restaurant is also offering takeaway from their full vegetarian menu, available to order via their app.

Lily’s Deli is open 11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays. For more information, visit their website.

Mama Z: Sale

Popping up at Groceries and Beer in Sale until 19 January, Mama Z’s menu of Filipino street food includes some cracking vegan dishes including her crispy broccoli Ukoy fritters served with banana ketchup, Fili Fries loaded with banana ketchup, lime aioli, crispy corn and pickled onions, as well as Aubergine Sisig, a spicy stir fry with lime aioli and served with steamed rice.

Available to order for takeaway at Groceries and Beer. If you’d like to pre-order, call 07456935248.

Zad’s: Chorlton

Serving a fully plant-based menu of pizzas, burgers and hot dogs, Zad’s vegan takeaway is currently operating deliveries from its Chorlton site.

Orders available via Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Lily’s Deli in Chorlton

Go Falafel: Piccadilly, Deansgate, Rusholme

Freshly fried falafel packed into wraps or sat on top of vibrant fresh salads, pickles and hummus, Go Falafel is a great and quick vegan option to have on the go. There are also fresh juices and smoothies.

Available for takeaway from each of their three Manchester sites.

Sanskruti: Fallowfield

The majority of dishes on the menu at this brilliant vegetarian Indian restaurant in Fallowfield are vegan or can be made vegan on request. This includes a selection of Indian street food dishes like Bhel, Pani Puri and Samosa Chaat, starters like a vegan omelette and veggie seekh kebabs. There’s also curries like Tofu Makhani and Mushroom Korma, and lots more.

Call 0161 224 4700 for collection or order via Just Eat and Deliveroo.

The Gherkin: Levenshulme

This vegetarian and vegan bistro bar in Levenshulme is currently operating as a deli, takeaway and off license under the current restrictions. Dishes include a Superfood Salad, Jackfruit Curry and a Full Bonanza Breakfast with scrambled tofu, vegan sausages and Holy Grain sourdough with vegan butter.

Call on 0161 257 2412 or pop in.

Bhaji Pala: Gatley

Gatley restaurant Bhaji Pala in Gatley has a full menu of vegan Indian dishes including Tandoori Broccoli, Basil Tofu Tikka, Avocado Chaat, Walnut and Corn Tikki and a wide range of curries filled with tofu, chickpeas, soy, aubergine and lots of other plant-based ingredients.

Available to order via Just Eat and Deliveroo.

Bhaji Pala, Gatley

The Garden: Hale

Health food eatery and juicery, The Garden in Hale has a range of vegetarian and vegan all day brunch dishes like buckwheat pancakes and chia flax porridge, as well as sandwiches, salads and veg-packed bowls.

Order via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Vegan Shack: Collyhurst

Vegan Shack serves up plant-based fast food, currently available for collection and delivery from their Collyhurst site. The menu features vegan doner wrap and loaded BBQ fries, as well as four vegan burgers and sides like peri peri chik’n tenders, tater tots and waffle fries. There are also Shack Shakes made with soy milk in either biscoff, strawberry or chocolate flavour.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, orders can be made through their website or via Deliveroo.

The Cheesefake Company: Prestwich

Based in Prestwich, The Cheesefake Company makes vegan cheesecakes for collection from their HQ daily and from the city centre on Wednesdays. Toppings include Biscoff, Chocolate Orange, Oreo, Banoffee, Black Forest, Lemon Meringue and Jammy Dodger.

Visit their website for details on how to order: cheesefake.co.uk/shop.

Vegan biscoff cheescake from The Cheesefake Company


Eighth Day: City Centre

Vegetarian co-op Eighth Day on Oxford Road has a wide range of vegan food products, as well as vegan alcohol, cruelty free cosmetic products and herbal supplements. Their cafe serves up freshly made vegan dishes like vegan burgers, curries, and ‘super bowls’ which are available to take away.

Eighth Day is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm. Food can be ordered via Deliveroo.

Village Greens: Prestwich

Located in Prestwich precinct, Village Greens co-op’s fully vegan product range includes seasonal fruit and veg, meat and dairy alternatives, plastic-free products, fresh bread, fresh kombucha on tap, refills of grains and pulses and lots more. Their deli counter also has a selection of prepared dishes like mezze from The Ottomen and vegan pizza from Lupo Caffe Italiano.

Village Greens is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. For more information visit: village-greens-coop.co.uk.

Village Greens in Prestwich

Unicorn Grocery: Chorlton

Organic co-op, Unicorn stocks a fully vegan range of products including fruit and veg, alternative dairy and meat substitutes, wine and beer, and a deli counter serving freshly prepared salads, dips, snacks and bakes.

Unicorn is open daily throughout January. For more information visit: unicorn-grocery.coop.

Salut Wines

It feels like all wine should be vegan, but in reality it’s not, as often the products used to clarify the wine aren’t always plant-based. Salut Wines is operating solely as a shop at the moment until it can reopen the bar and has a range of vegan wines available as well as a vegan case with a selection of 3, 6 or 12 wines to try.

For more information, visit their website or head in store to get advice from the team.

Meal kits

Green Haus

Made by the team behind Six by Nico, Green Haus is a vegan meal kit created by a team of non-vegan chefs. It includes eight vegan tasting dishes, designed to be shared. The kits cost £55 and includes food for two people with a bottle of vegan wine.

Available to order here.

Blue Caribou Poutine

Think chips, cheese and gravy is off the cards for Veganuary? Think again, as all of Blue Caribou’s poutine kits can be made vegan as the meat and dairy options can be swapped out for plant-based alternatives. There’s the classic kit with cheese curds and gravy, the Reuben with ‘pastrami’ and pickles, Buffalo poutine kit with crispy ‘chicken’ and blue cheese, a Doner poutine kit, and more to choose from.

Order here: bluecaribousnackbar.co.uk.


How about some vegan fine dining? Wood’s five course tasting menu for two box has a vegan version and includes all the pre-prepared ingredients and full cooking and plating instructions.

Deliveries are on Fridays and Saturdays, and collection is available from the Manchester restaurant on Saturdays only between 9 and 11am. Order here.

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