Liverpool has a thriving restaurant scene and there are intriguing destinations for vegan food in the city. Camilla Coco is your guide to this vibrant city’s vegan scene…
Published on 25 May 2017
Blackberry Grove, 3 Grosvenor Rd, New Brighton CH45 2LW
Slightly further outside Liverpool, this independent restaurant is in the seaside resort of New Brighton, Wirral. It is well worth the trip for inspiring vegan cuisine such as Thai green curry made with local Wirral watercress and vegetables, and succulent marinated tofu scallops. The BBQ Jackfruit burger with vegan cheese will satisfy any burger craving too.
Price guide: Starters from £5.95, mains from £9.95 and sides from £1.95
Maray, 91 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HF
Maray is unmissable for their creative small plates and they serve a varied vegan menu; the restaurant is usually busy, which is a testament to the popularity of dishes such as salt baked beets with orange and endive. Every Monday from 5pm, their meat-free Monday event means you can choose four vegan dishes from the menu for £20.
Price guide: Snacks from £3, sides from £4 and small plates from £5
Izakaya, 6 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NB
This newly opened Japanese restaurant is in the heart of the business district of Liverpool and they offer an irresistible vegan menu, including crispy tofu bao, squash and aubergine katsu curry and enoki and vegetable ramen. Vegan sushi is also on the menu and the tofu and cucumber volcano rolls and crispy squash and red cabbage rolls are delicious.
Price guide: Vegan sushi from £5.25 for four pieces, bigger dishes around £10 and desserts from £5
Sanskruti, Lombard Chambers, Bixteth Street, Liverpool L3 9LP
Sanskruti serves Indian vegetarian and vegan food inspired by authentic dishes from various regions of India. There is an impressive variety of vegan choices available, the aubergine and tomatoes cooked in gujarati spices and garnished with coriander is a delicately spiced delight and the North Indian style jackfruit curry is hearty and satisfying. Street foods such as chaat are on the menu too, and the chaat platter is ideal to share.
Price guide: Appetisers from around £3, mains around £7
31 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9HX
On Hope Street, Host is a Pan-Asian restaurant with an excellent vegan menu, including Balinese chickpea curry with spinach, squash and coconut cream that delivers a range of exotic flavours. The crispy Brussels sprouts, cauliflower steak and onion bhajis are great to share and bright interior design and friendly, efficient service are further plus points.
Price guide: Small plates from £3.50 for crispy Brussels sprouts, bigger plates around £7
Ghetto Golf, Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street L8 5XJ
For somewhere fun to eat, look no further than Meet Frank located at Ghetto Golf, an indoor crazy golf course with zany décor and a bar. A purveyor of gourmet hotdogs might not sound like a destination for vegans, but there are some delectable vegan hotdogs on the menu. The Hafla Hound Dog is full of bold flavours, with sesame coated falafel topped with grilled pickled red cabbage, chillies and houmous, while the Funghi Franky is the ideal option for mushroom fans, with shredded Portobello mushroom served in a smoky house barbecue sauce. This is the ultimate place to indulge in some vegan street food in wacky surroundings.
Price guide: Vegan hotdogs from £6.95, sweet potato fries £3.50
Manolis Yard, 8 Colquitt St, Liverpool L1 4DE
Every Sunday, craft beer bar Brewdog host their Vegan Sundaze event, with specials like ‘Soy Division’, tofu hotdog on a brioche bun available alongside ‘Hail Seitan’, a BBQ seitan steak burger.
Price guide: Vegan seitan steak burger £8, Soy Division tofu hotdog £8
Mowgli Street Food
Mowgli, 69 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ
Mowgli Street Food has won legions of fans over the years and the extensive vegan menu is impressive. Choose from tiffin boxes, tea steeped chickpeas, ginger and rhubarb dhal and the famous Mowgli chip butty of fenugreek seasoned fries on a roti wrap.
Price guide: Smaller dishes from £4, vegan tiffin box for one £12, sides from £1.50
Miyagi, 77 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ
This Japanese inspired restaurant and bar has a secret hideaway feel to it, with an interior design aesthetic of polished dark wood, striking artwork and flickering candlelight. Their vegan dishes include coconut rice, edamame beans tossed with sesame seeds and vegetable yakitori. Where possible, the chefs will happily adapt other dishes to suit a vegan diet too.
Price guide: Small dishes from £3.50, bigger plates around £7
White Wolf Yoga & Kitchen
White Wolf, 14 Cook Street, Liverpool L2 9QU
This unique venue combines a yoga centre with a health food café and it is a good spot for a casual daytime bite to eat with a menu of breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, soups and juices. The caprese sandwich of vegan cheese, basil and tomato on rye bread makes a tasty lunch.
Price guide: Breakfast around £4, sandwiches and salads from £5, soup of the day £4 and fresh juices £3
Love Thy Neighbour
Love Thy Neighbour, 108 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HY
Love Thy Neighbour is located on Bold Street, an area of the city which is full of superb restaurants. The interior design is quirky and cool, with neon signs and custom artwork and the menu is equally inventive. You can expect imaginative small plates such as coriander falafel with spiced aubergine, confit yellow cherry tomatoes and harissa dressing, and slow cooked cauliflower with celeriac, ras el hanout, raisins and almonds. Do not miss the fresh fruit smoothies and vegan cakes from local bakery Studio Raw.
Price guide: Small plates around £5, bigger plates around £9
The Chancery, 98 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 3HE
A wine merchant, delicatessen, restaurant and bar in one space, The Chancery sells a selection of vegan wines that are the perfect accompaniment to their vegan meze platter, brimming with roasted vegetables, olives, houmous, aioli and crudités. The organic beetroot risotto is excellent, too.
Price guide: Vegan linguine £7.45, vegan meze platter (serves 2) £13, beetroot risotto £11
Delifonseca Dockside, Brunswick Way, Liverpool L3 4BN
This restaurant and food hall is a great place to shop for gourmet goodies and they serve a range of vegan cuisine such as tabbouleh, spiced roasted vegetable couscous and a falafel wrap with chickpea fritters and tahini dressing.
Price Guide: Sides around £3, starters from £4 and salads and sandwiches around £7
The London Carriage Works
The London Carriage Works, 40 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9DA
Situated in the elegant Georgian Quarter of the city, The London Carriage Works is renowned for fine dining and Chef Dave Critchley formulates menus around seasonal produce. His past vegan creations have included textures of carrot with soya milk and maize as well as cauliflower with pear, roasted onion and kale. Vegan desserts are covered too; with examples including almond milk panna cotta with strawberries, and rhubarb and lemon sorbet with lime and basil. This is a wise choice for a sophisticated vegan dining experience in Liverpool.
Price guide: Sample prix-fixe menus offer two courses for £22 and three courses for £27.50