To celebrate World Vegan Day on November 1st, we have compiled a list of some of our favourtie vegan friendly eateries across Belfast.
Bread and Banjo Bakery
Bread & Banjo is a Continental/American bakery, based on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, specialising in artisan breads, as well as patisserie, celebration cakes, savoury pastries, buns & more. Their bakers handmake around 30 different breads a week including rye, spelt & nut breads, focaccia, wheaten/soda breads, flatbreads and sourdoughs made the old-fashioned way over several days. They love using Durrow Mill’s rye, wheat, buckwheat and amaranth organic sprouted flours and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Everything is made from scratch with quality ingredients, no pre-mixes & nothing artificial. Most of their breads are vegan and daily you’ll find vegan bagels, lunch options and sweet treats too.
Every Friday at Bread & Banjo is Vegan Day when they make lots of extra vegan-friendly bakes including croissants, scones, banana bread, iced buns and cakes. For World Vegan Day, they'll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate the delicious diversity of plant-based baking!
Feel good food served in a well established, award winning restaurant, in the heart of the city centre. Home Restaurant, winner of Michelin Bib Gourmand for the past six years, is a well designed venue with cosy lighting and NY style high ceilings. The exposed columns, stainless steel shelving, and dark wooden floors, create a welcoming atmosphere, a home from home. Head chef Ben Arnold (Great British Menu, Great Britain Olympic team) and his team have created an extensive menu of all time favourites using fresh and seasonal produce.
Home restaurant appreciates the importance of a nutritious and healthy diet and they pride themselves on serving the best of local produce adapted to your own needs. Located in Wellington Place, it's right in the heart of Belfast City Centre. Pop in and check out their fantastic vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and skinny menus!
Located in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, Buba serves modern day Eastern Mediterranean inspired food and cocktails and is open seven nights a week plus lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. The menu is comprised of lots of small plate dishes, designed to share and half of their menu is dedicated to vegan dishes including roast carrots, hummus, confit tomato and chermoula and spinach, chilli jam and spiced cauliflower flatbreads. There really is something for everyone.
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Also located within the Cathedral Quarter, this establishment is a nod to the days of 1920's prohibition USA. Well known for their burgers and their 'parful fries', food is served seven days a week whilst the bar serves up original cocktails, local and American craft beer and of course, Moonshine. Its menu is ever evolving and now includes some fantastic vegan options like their Buffalo cauliflower 'wings' and 'The Steve-O' - curried sweet potato and chickpea, lettuce, tomato, roast red pepper hummus served on a sesame seed bun. Try it for yourself and see what all the fuss is about.
Gua Bao, also known as a steamed Bao, is a popular and tasty Taiwanese street food. Open seven days a week and with 2 locations on Botanic Avenue and Lisburn Road, BaoBun is an excellent choice for both lunch and dinner. With a modern design and vibe, tonnes of vegan options to choose from, and all food freshly prepared in house daily.
387 Ormeau Road
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From a cup of coffee and cake, to sandwiches, or even a breakfast burrito, 387 can cater to your vegan cravings. As you can tell from the name, this wee gem is located on the ever popular Ormeau Road.
Guilt Trip Coffee
There are few combinations in life better than coffee and donuts, which is why Guilt Trip don't compromise quality for quantity and specialise in exactly this. Brewing and baking fresh coffee and donuts daily in East Belfast since 2017, the chilled out vibes and rotating vegan options make Guilt Trip a great place to refuel.
Latin for 'I eat', EDŌ brings the taste of Europe in a relaxed environment. For those wanting to experience a range of tastes through a sharing themed menu, EDŌ is ideal. The starter and main course format is also available for those who prefer a more traditional service. With a desirable city centre location and an extensive vegan menu, EDŌ provides small plates of goodness, an ambient atmosphere and cocktails to make your mouth water. 'Patatas Bravo'.
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A food group in its own right (depending on who you talk to), pizza for some, is life. Not one to play by the rules, Pizza Punks encourages freedom of expression and anarchy in the oven by giving customers exactly what they want. To create a unique dining experience they allow you to take back control of your pizza and select unlimited toppings for a flat fee. With vegan mozzarella (that actually tastes like cheese!), BBQ pulled jackfruit, veggie haggis, vegan chorizo to name a few, there's no shortage of options to choose from.
Lavery's & The Woodworkers
This long established bar in the Queen's Quarter area of the city is familiar to many and caters to all. So many vegan options are on the ever evolving menu, including the Buddha Bowl - a base of lime, coriander and sriracha brown rice, cumin and maple roasted chickpeas, sauteéd garlic kale and Asian red cabbage slaw with optional add-ons. We challenge you to finish one. A little birdy told us there's a nut roast on the Christmas menu too.
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