Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, or just trying to cut down on your carbon footprint, finding delicious vegan dishes when you’re dining out can be a tricky task. But here in Huddersfield, we’re proud to say that our town has one of the most diverse food scenes around – so when it comes to eating vegan, we’ve got the pick of the bunch.
Northern Tea House
Shopping, working or just having a wander, there’s always time for a tea and cake break. Located on King Street, Northern Tea House have got a huge selection of tea, as well as plenty of vegan sweet treats – and they’re all lovingly hand-made on the premises. From their vegan cookie pies to soft and squidgy cakes, there’s something to go with every kind of cuppa. And if you fancy tucking into something savoury before indulging in dessert, this industrial-style tea house also serves up a wide range of vegan brunches and lunches, too.
For fans of Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, Med-One won’t disappoint. Vegan diners will be spoiled for choice at this classic Huddersfield restaurant, with a huge amount of dairy-free dining on the menu. To get a little taste of everything, we recommend going for their mixed vegan starter, which features their stuffed vine leaves, falafel, and homemade hummus dip. For main courses, you can choose from moussaka, goulash and even pizza, and when it comes to dessert, you’ll find it hard to turn down their delicious traditional baklava. Filled with nuts and cinnamon and oozing with rose water syrup, it’s a treat worth leaving room for.
TJ Thai and Japanese Restaurant
Set in stunning surroundings with stylish décor and cosy lowlighting, TJ Thai and Japanese are a friendly Huddersfield restaurant with an impressive number of vegan dishes on the menu. Serving up a combination of the tastiest dishes from Thailand and Japan, you can choose from starters such as crispy aubergine, curry dishes crafted with lashings of coconut milk, spicy salads, and even vegan sushi – all hand-crafted using the freshest herbs and spices around.
Zephyr Bar and Kitchen
Located next door to Huddersfield’s iconic Byram Arcade, Zephyr Bar and Kitchen is perfectly placed for you to tuck into some proper grub after a day of shopping. With an outdoor terrace and a huge array of beers and cocktails to choose from, you can easy while away an hour or two with friends here. Perfect for vegans who love tucking into hearty food, their menu is packed with options, from kebabs, burgers and pizzas topped with plenty of vegan mozzarella. And if you’ve got room for dessert, we recommend going for one of Zephyr’s vegan cheesecake sundaes…you’ll thank us!
Meson La Pepa
When it comes to classic Spanish tapas, you won’t find much tastier than Meson La Pepa. Ideal for a spot of lunch, you can enjoy spicy patatas bravas and classic garlic mushrooms, with plenty of rustic bread and olive oil on the side. If you’re after something heartier, their classic paella veduras is packed with fresh veg – perfect with a glass of cold white wine on the side.
These guys may be takeaway only, but they deserve an honourable mention for serving up some of the best vegan food in Huddersfield. When it comes to classic comfort food, it’s hard to beat ICON Burgers, and they’re perfect for picking up some vegan grub to enjoy at home. They’ve just launched their brand-new vegan menu, which means you can tuck into plant-based burgers, vegan hot dogs, jackfruit loaded fries and even vegan loaded nachos – all made fresh to order and absolutely packed with toppings, sauces and big American flavours.