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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Liverpool

Published by: Bounce17 May, 2022

Liverpool is known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City and the Historic Centre of Liverpool. The city is also home to several museums, art galleries, and other tourist attractions. And, of course, as most people know, it's the birthplace of The Beatles which draws tourists from all over the world.

Located in Merseyside, Liverpool is a well-known port city with around half a million residents. As the largest city in northwest England, you'd expect there to be tons of food choices in town. And, you'd be right. Vegetarian and vegan food is readily available in supermarkets and in many of the city's trendiest and most welcoming restaurants. It's safe to say that you won't have to look very far for one of the many tempting vegetarian restaurants in Liverpool.

Before you set out to explore the plant-based cuisine in Liverpool, drop off your bags at a Bounce luggage storage. There's nothing worse than enjoying a tasty veggie meal while worrying about your bags. Plus, it will make it so much easier to get around.

Now, to guide you through your culinary journey, here is our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Liverpool.

The Old Hardware Shop - Woolton

What it's like:

The bright and colorfully decorated vegetarian and vegan cafe in Woolton called The Old Hardware Shop starts our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Liverpool nicely. Specializing in vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, this quaint spot also serves vegan desserts, tasty vegan hot dogs, and salads that will have your mouth watering instantly. This vegan restaurant is first on our list to get an important meal out of the way: breakfast. From the big vegan breakfast to the scrambled tofu breakfast to the mega falafel breakfast, no one leaves hungry from The Old Hardware Shop. It's truly one of Liverpool's great vegetarian cafes, and as a result, is often very busy.

Our recommendation:

Get here early, especially on the weekend for the popular breakfast menu. In addition to breakfast, any of the toasties or sandwiches are excellent. Opt for the mushroom, hummus, and chutney toastie and you won't regret it!

Location:

8 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5JA

Veggie Republic - Cavern Quarter

What it's like:

If you're looking for a great vegan restaurant in Liverpool, then you should definitely check out Veggie Republic. This place has an extensive menu of delicious vegan food, and the prices are very reasonable. One plus about Veggie Republic is that you can easily squeeze it into your sightseeing activities. Especially for Beatles fans, the location just a minute on foot from the Cavern Club is certainly enticing.

Their fully vegan menu is grouped into areas of the world so you can easily choose the type of cuisine you're craving. There are sections for Pan Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Pan American. What more do you need? This is a great spot for groups with varying tastes due to the abundant selection. One person can have Israeli cous cous salad, another can enjoy Peruvian lentils, and someone else can go with Korean sticky cauli wings. The vegan meat alternatives help carnivores avoid missing their usual meat.

Another feature of Veggie Republic is their inclusive raw vegan options. Although there are only two raw vegan dishes, this is good to know if you're into this way of eating.

Our recommendation:

The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and is open in the late afternoon to 9 pm on other weekdays. On the weekends, you can stop by starting at 1 pm for a late lunch. They're open the latest on Saturday but lose by 8 pm on Sunday. Make sure you know the restaurant is open when you want to go to avoid disappointment.

Location:

16 Cook St, Liverpool L2 9RF

Indigo Greens - Clubmoor

What it's like:

Another Liverpool restaurant specializing in vegan food, Indigo Greens offers a cozy and bohemian atmosphere, which is somewhat typical of a vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Their vegan menu offers everything from desserts to breakfast to main plates. Beyond patties make for excellent vegan burgers topped with vegan cheese on a homemade bun. The spicy veg stir fry is loaded with fresh veggies and even pomegranate and pineapple. The menu manages to be filled with comfort food and other classics with just enough of a twist to keep your palate interested.

Our recommendation:

If you happen to be in Liverpool on a Sunday, you have to get the two-course Sunday roast menu. You'll enjoy a vegan nut roast plus all the fixings including minted mushy peas and garlic and herb potatoes. This is a great way to experience the traditional Sunday lunch as a vegan or vegetarian.

Location:

132 Queens Dr, Clubmoor, Liverpool L13 0AL

The Egg Vegetarian Cafe - Ropewalks

What it's like:

The Egg Cafe near Liverpool Central station is a great stop for food before or after boarding your train. The top floor loft-style location is light and airy with a modern feel. Open most days from 9 am to 9 pm, you don't have to worry about this place being closed. Although, they do close by 6 pm on Sunday, so that's good to keep in mind.

Breakfast is served daily until noon, but if you miss those hours, they have great sandwiches, burgers, and quiche. The menu is a little on the small side, but many of the already vegetarian dishes can be made vegan with a few substitutions. They offer vegan cheese, vegan coleslaw, and vegan garlic toast to name just a few of these add-ons/replacements.

Our recommendation:

The Sunday roast. Although you might get sick of this as an option, it's only available on Sundays. This one has all the trimmings of roast and veg plus cranberry sauce to really complete the experience. If your trip doesn't coincide with the availability of the Sunday roast menu, you can't go wrong with the spicy bean burger or the full English breakfast.

Location:

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

Sanskruti Restaurant - City Centre

What it's like:

Right in the heart of the action of the Liverpool City Centre, Sanskruti Restaurant caters to lovers of classic English curry. And for an added bonus, the restaurant is completely meat-free. The restaurant's interior is clean and cozy and the menu offers almost every Indian dish you can imagine from street food to Punjabi or Gujarati mains to South Indian dishes. The restaurant offers the option to convert meals into vegan options if the items aren't already vegan.

Our recommendation:

It's going to be tricky to pick just one dish to highlight at Sanskruti, but our official recommendation is one of the North Indian curries. The Kathal Lazeez is a unique option made with jackfruit in a rich gravy that even they say will surprise the meat-eaters in your group.

Location:

Bixteth St, Liverpool L3 9LP

Down The Hatch - Ropewalks

What it's like:

Just because you opt to eat at vegetarian or vegan restaurants, doesn't mean you don't eat meat occasionally. Also, if you're a religious vegetarian or vegan, it doesn't mean that you want to eat healthy all the time. For the best vegan junk food burgers and vegan junk-style food, head to Down The Hatch. In terms of the restaurant's vibe, think brick walls, bench seating, and an open kitchen.

Wings, burgers, loaded fries, and mac and cheese all feature on the vegan junk food menu here. It must be said that while not everything is vegan, the 100% plant-based options are clearly marked and substitutions can always be made to accommodate.

Our recommendation:

The vegan mozzarella dippers make the perfect starter followed by the zinger burger that's topped with hashbrowns and their own signature sauce.

Location:

Basement, 62 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AA

Guac 'n' Roll Kitchen - Islington

What it's like:

Another of the restaurants in Liverpool with an entirely vegan menu, Guac 'n' Roll is the perfect stop if you're out for a day of shopping. The punk-style interior and outdoor street art give this spot an edgy vibe and the vegan food is always tasty. From vegan burgers to international creations to tempting desserts, Guac 'n' Roll has all your plant-based meal needs covered.

As an added plus, they offer both indoor and outdoor seating if you're in Liverpool and the sun just happens to be shining.

Our recommendation:

This vegan restaurant is only open from Thursday to Sunday, so make sure you're not heading to a closed location. They are open from noon to 8 pm for lunch and dinner. As for what to eat, the gyro and chickn cheesy sub are fantastic options!

Location:

The Fashion Hub, 12-14 Gildart St, Liverpool L3 8E

Planet Vegan Diner - Sefton Park

What it's like:

Planet Vegan diner is another of the entirely vegan restaurants that we can absolutely recommend in Liverpool. They have an extensive menu filled with vegan burgers, footlong hot dogs and subs, burritos and tacos, and sweet treats like waffles, milkshakes, and soft serve. Planet Vegan really leans into the traditional American diner experience and it's a great place to get a classically American burger and a milkshake.

Our recommendation:

If you like to customize your food, opt for the taco bowl where you can pick and choose your toppings. Otherwise, the reaper burger offers great flavor and a kick from the chillies and reaper sauce.

Location:

77 Lark Ln, Liverpool L17 8UP

Potts Coffee and Kitchen - Ropewalks

What it's like:

Predominantly a vegan coffee shop, Potts Coffee and Kitchen also serves some excellent vegan food. The vibe here is trendy and the small cafe is extremely popular. Grab a cup of ethically-sourced coffee to accompany your vegan breakfast or select one of their famous vegan pancake stacks available in multiple combinations. They also offer vegan sandwiches and a delicious brunch menu.

Our recommendation:

To start your day, go for the breakfast burrito. If you're dining a little later, the festive club sandwich is a must. It's a twist on the typical club and adds layers of sage and onion stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. It's a unique sandwich you likely won't find anywhere else.

Location:

18a Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BS

Bundobust - Ropewalks

What it's like:

A light and airy space with communal seating and bright colors, Bundobust is a fabulous place to enjoy Indian food at a completely vegetarian restaurant. In fact, about two-thirds of the menu here is also vegan. Meals at Bundobust are typically made up of a bunch of small dishes, which is ideal if you like to try a little bit of everything. They recommend you get two to three different things to make a satisfying meal.

Our recommendation:

Since everything on the menu is so good, we can only recommend the Bundo Combo. Why? Because it literally contains every dish on their menu. It feeds six to eight people and is the best way to find your favorites. If you're dining in a smaller group, the bhaji butty with a bhaji patty and fixings in a brioche bun is delicious!

Location:

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

Conclusion

As you can see from all the great vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Liverpool, the biggest problem you might have dining here is having too much choice. Spread your meals around and try a little bit from as many places as you can. You'll soon find your own favorites and hopefully can get back to them on your trip.

The best area of the city for plant-based food is Ropewalks, but in truth, you will never have to look very far for restaurants with vegetarian and vegan options, assuming the restaurant isn't actually vegan already.

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