National Vegetarian Week encourages people to think about the food they consume and if it would be possible to make a lifestyle switch.
Many people choose vegan or vegetarian diets as they are more environmentally friendly and one of the easiest ways to reduce personal carbon emissions.
For others it’s a choice based on animal welfare, or health reasons - compared with meat eaters, vegetarians tend to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol.
Or maybe you just fancy a change.
1. Indigo Greens
This vegan cafe comes top of the list according to TripAdvisor.
Their menu includes the famous rainbow roast which is a cacophony of colour and vegetables.
📝 Alan19721948 wrote: “Best vegan food around without a doubt, service is brilliant and friendly. They were voted the best vegan restaurant at VegFestUK 2019.”
📍 Address: 132 Queens Drive, Clubmoor, Liverpool, L13 0AL
2. Dale Street Kitchen and Bar by Shino
This eatery is known for its mega brunches but they also have a wide range of vegetarian options.
Notable items on their menu include falafel, halloumi kebab and dolmades.
📝 ACW1963 wrote: “We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, food was fresh and so delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful - we would definitely recommend and come back on our next trip to Liverpool.”
📍 Address: Unit 3, Westminster Chambers, 90 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 5TF.
3. Pippin’s Corner
The bistro serves a range of lunch options as well as delicious home baked goods.
A fan favourite of the vegetarians are the spicy eggs on toast.
📝 Kaye W wrote: “Lovely food and service. Staff were amazing, there were super delicious and high quality dishes.”
📍 Address: 64 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UU
4. Aldente Restaurant and Bar
Coming in at number four is the Aldente Restaurant and Bar.
Their most popular dishes for vegetarians include Al Dente Pizza (goats cheese, onion and mozzarella), halloumi burger and a falafel wrap.
📝 S0phieewards97 wrote: “Lovely food and staff, atmosphere was great and the service was quick and efficient, will be coming back.”
📍Address: 1 Lark Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool, L17 8UN
5. Greek Taverna
Tapas is the star of the show at the Greek restaurant - their menu includes spanakopita, papoutsaki and fried courgettes.
📝 Vtozser wrote: “Best Greek restaurant I have ever been to. Kind and lovely staff - would highly recommend it.”
📍Address: 76 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR
6. The Old Hardware Shop
This family run vegan cafe opened in 2014.
Their menu includes the vegan big breakfast, Jaffa cake cupcakes and maple and pecan pie.
📝 Zuzutron wrote: “A really delightful vegan cafe. Friendly staff and great food. If you’re after vegan cakes, they’re made on the premises.”
📍Address: 8 Woolton Street, Woolton Village, Liverpool, L25 5JA
This Indian restaurant is full of vegan and vegetarian options - they include mung chatpata, sweetcorn chevdo, okra fries, bhel puri and raghda pethis.
📝 Al_th_scot wrote: “Very tasty Indian street food complimented by a fantastic selection of craft beer. Well worth seeking out if looking for a casual, cheap eat in Liverpool.”
📍Address: 17-19 Bold Street First Floor, Liverpool, L1 4DN
8. Chamber 36
This Asian restaurant offers many vegan options including summer rolls with spring onion, vermicelli tofu and peanut sauce and vegan croquettes in a creamy mushroom sauce.
📝 Naomi C wrote: “Excellent staff, very pleasant and welcoming. A great menu for vegans which is always half the struggle when arranging a meal out for the whole family.”
📍Address: 45-49 Berry Street, Liverpool, L1 9DF
9. The Floating Grace
This is not your average restaurant as this eatery is inside a boat on the famous Albert Dock.
They offer vegan nut roasts on their boat cruises.
📝 Chatawayl wrote: “It’s great value for money and we really enjoyed it. I had a gluten free, vegan nut roast which was delicious.”
📍Address: Albert Dock, Salthouse Quay, Liverpool, L3 4AE
10. YourThai Cafe
This Thai restaurant has vegetable spring rolls, deep fried dumplings and spicy noodles - all suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
📝 BiondaSam wrote: “My partner and I ordered three vegan dishes and they were extremely fresh and delicious.”
📍Address: 323 Prescot Road Old Swan, Liverpool, L13 3BS
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Now we know there’s no shortage of purely plant-based restaurants in Liverpool, but there are also some great venues around the city that cater to omnivores - if not all diners in the group wants to go vegetarian.
With the original Mowgli still located on Bold Street, a larger premises on Water street and additional venues located up and down the country, the Indian street food restaurant has a cult following thanks to founder Nisha Katona and the flavourful food served in her restaurants. Chat bombs, treacle tamarind fries and mango lassi are just some of the veggie-friendly menu items on offer.
If you’re heading to Maray, which has venues at the Royal Albert Dock, Allerton Road and Bold Street, then there’s one thing you have to try, and that’s their famous Disco Cauliflower. Flavoured with tahini, chermoula, and harissa whilst adorned with pomegranates and flaked almonds, it elevates the vegetable to a whole new level.
Carousel Cheese Company
The Carousel Cheese Company is Liverpool’s first revolving cheese carousel. Featuring the best of the British Isles, you can find cheese, crackers and wines to pair alongside them - all presented on a revolving sushi style conveyor belt. It’s just one of the offers from The GPO Food Hall in the Metquarter.
Madre serves up authentic Mexican food, and their courtyard at the Albert Dock is a real sun trap. With tacos, nachos and quesadillas, which pack a punch. Their grilled corn on the cob with chipotle aioli, lime and cheese is one of the highlights on their menu.