Categories: Food & Drink

If you’re all about those plant-based feasts, we’ll help you find the best vegan friendly restaurants in Belfast. Here are some of our favourite places where you won’t be stuck ordering veggie sides as your main.

100% Plant-Based Vegan Restaurants

Eat Street

With the rise of dedicated fully vegan restaurants in Belfast, Eat Street has been helping lead the way. Food is served all day, so that’s your vegan options sorted for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The menu includes ‘quick fix’ options, ‘chef choices’ and veganised versions of some traditionally meat-based dishes. The range of options makes this a great choice for vegans and our reducetarian friends who are just looking to eat less meat. If you want to eat where the local vegans eat, you’ll find them at Eat Street on Lisburn Road.

387 Ormeau Road

If the name didn’t give it away, you’ll find this vegan gem tucked away on Ormeau Road. 387 is the perfect spot to nip in for a cosy cup of coffee and cake. Craving something a little more? There’s also delicious vegan sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and vegan provisions available as part of their store.

From Burgers to Buns

Bootleggers

If you’re looking for a stacked vegan burger, with a nod to 1920’s prohibition America, Bootleggers is the place. Well known for its burgers, loaded sides, original cocktails, crafts beers and of course, Moonshine.

Bootleggers like to change it up with their menu, so be sure to check out their site to see the most up to date vegan options. One thing that never changes is how unbelievably mouth-watering everything is. We’re drooling just thinking about their vegan mushroom truffle mac and cheese. When you’re ready to see what all the fuss is about, Bootleggers is set up in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast and food is served seven days a week.

Bread and Banjo Bakery

You’ll find Bread and Banjo on the Ormeau Road in Belfast. That delicious fresh bread smell might lead you there all by itself. Everything is made from scratch with quality ingredients, no pre-mixes and nothing artificial.

Most of the breads are vegan plus there are incredible vegan bagels, lunch options, and sweet treats daily. If you want to go all out, every Friday at Bread and Banjo is Vegan day. That means loads of extra vegan-friendly bakes. You know how it’s almost impossible to find vegan croissants? On Vegan Day, you can treat yourself to vegan croissants, scones, banana bread, iced buns and more!

Quick and Shareable Vegan Bites

Guilt Trip Coffee

Being vegan shouldn’t mean missing out on the classic combos like coffee and donuts. Guilt Trip specialise in exactly this, they’ve been brewing and baking fresh coffee and donuts daily in East Belfast since 2017. Drop in, chill out, and treat yourself with their rotating vegan donut options. Perfect place to refuel before exploring one of East Belfast’s many famous local trails.

BaoBun

Gua Bao, also known as steamed Bao, is a popular Taiwanese street food. BaoBun is a great spot for lunch and dinner, with tonnes of vegan options you can choose from. All food if prepared fresh in-house daily.

Open seven days a week, with 2 locations on Botanic Avenue and Lisburn Road.

Buba

Unsurprisingly, Eastern Mediterranean food has become a staple for most vegans. Buba focuses on small plate dishes, shareables, and half their menu is fully vegan. The wide range of options, including roast carrots, hummus, and spiced cauliflower flatbreads with chili jam, means there’s always something for everyone.

Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, Buba is open seven days a week, including lunch from Wednesday to Sunday.

EDŌ

Another great place for share plates, EDŌ offers up European dishes with a vibrant range of flavours. Right in the centre of Belfast city, the appeal stretches far beyond its extensive vegan menu. The relaxed, ambient atmosphere is as finely crafted as their cocktails.

EDŌ also offer a more traditional starter and main course menu, if you prefer.

Vegan experiences you might not expect

Home

You know you’re in good hands when a restaurant has curated its own specific vegan menu. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the award-winning, Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Home. Serving up feel-good food using fresh and seasonal produce, in a well-designed and cosy venue. Home proves that finer dining can also be vegan.

Located in the heart of the city centre at Wellington Place, Home offers incredible value for an exquisite dining experience.

Pizza Punks

Vegan Pizza. Two words you don’t expect to see side by side, but Pizza Punks never do anything expected. Over in the Cathedral Quarter, Pizza Punks encourages anarchy in the oven by giving customers exactly what they want – unlimited toppings, for a flat fee.

This isn’t just flatbread with sauce and veggies. You can load up your dough with vegan mozzarella (that actually tastes like cheese!), BBQ pulled jackfruit, veggie haggis, vegan chorizo, there's no shortage of options to choose from. Oh, almost forgot… Pizza Punks also do vegan milkshakes!

And to cap it all off

Lavery's & The Woodworkers

Vegan eats isn’t exclusive to cafes and restaurants. This long-established bar in the Queen’s Quarter of Belfast has a well-earned place on our list by catering to all. They like to switch things up on the menu, but there’s always plenty of vegan options to choose from. The staff are also more than happy to advise you on what craft beers and drinks available are vegan-friendly. We’ll cheers to that!

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