Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in York – York has an excellent selection of restaurants that are either purely vegetarian or vegan or have a good vegetarian or vegan plant based selection.


The Orchid Vegan Chinese Restaurant

16 George Hudson Street, York, YO1 6LP

The Orchid Vegan is a fully vegan Chinese restaurant.  With dishes like Sweet and Sour vegan king prawn, crispy vegan shredded beef with OK sauce and Vegan roast duck, there should be something for everyone.

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Vegan Scallop Balls – Orchid Restaurant


Goji Cafe – Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant in York

36 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF

Goji Cafe is a Vegetarian Cafe, Deli & Take-away. Much of their food is also vegan. “Our Cafe and Deli is located within the historic city walls of York on Goodramgate, just a short walk from York Minster. We have been serving Vegetarian and Vegan Food in York for over 10 years.”

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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake with Almond (Vegan, No Gluten Containing Ingredients) Goji Cafe

Doner Summer

40 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

Doner Summer is a quirky and vibrant vegan restaurant.. Known fondly as ” Vegan junk Food”.

An idea of the delicious dishes they serve are shown below.

Bad Girl Kebab

~doner, garlic chill chick’n, pickled pink cabbage, lettuce, peppers, cucuber, tomatoes, garlic chilli and scotch bonnet sauce served in a bread of your choice~

Chick’n Parm Kebab

~your choice of bread with garlic parsley butter, lettuce, dill pickles, fried crispy chicken, philly cheese, tomato relish and parmesan~

Korean BBQ Teller

~skin on loaded fries with 5 spice, chick’n, korean bbq sauce, pink cabbage, cucumber, pickled daikon, chilli mayo and spring onions~


Wawin Vegan Chinese

41 Heslington Road, YO10 5AR

Part of a small chain, Wawin offer Vegan Chinese food.


Café 21 York

Fenwick Department Store. 2 St. Marys Square, Coppergate Centre Yorkshire, York YO1 9WY

Café 21 York is a stylish and contemporary place to eat within Fenwick in the Coppergate Arcade. 

Café 21 have a separate vegan menu with dishes like Hummus, Chickpea Relish and Grilled Pitta Bread, ‘Coppergate Cheeseburger’ – Vegan Patty, Tomato Jam, Avocado, Cheddar and Chickpea Coconut Curry – Steamed Jasmine Rice.

“With the addition of freshly-made puddings, cakes and pastries, we reckon we have most bases covered.

A home from home where hospitality comes first. Café 21 is a sociable and effortlessly stylish space, serving crafted comforts, lunch bites and sweet treats.

This breakfast, lunch and early evening venue is the place for a mid-shopping trip lunch, business meeting, afternoon tea, or a quiet cup of the good stuff. A place where ‘me time’ matters.”

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Dyl’s Café & Bar, Skeldergate Bridge, York, YO1 9WJ

Dyl’s is a contemporary café & bar situated in the iconic Motor House on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the River Ouse and Clifford’s Tower.   The brunch menu includes such loveliness as a  Vegetarian Three Cheese and Jalapeno Kicker, Vegan Blueberry Overnight Oats, Vegan Smashed Avocado, Coriander & Chilli  and Homemade Cinnamon Brioche French Toast. 

It’s a gorgeous, quirky building too!  We recently visited and I can recommend the ‘three cheese & jalapeno kicker with caramelised onion chutney served on Haxby sourdough’ – completely recommend it, it was divine!

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Ambiente Tapas

14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ

Ambiente Tapas has lots of vegetarian and vegan tapas, like ‘Blue cheese & caramelised walnut stuffed portobello mushrooms’, ‘Triple cooked sagitta potatoes served with aïoli & spicy tomato sauce’, and ‘Ambiente baked focaccia bread served with olive oil & balsamic vinegar’. 

They also do a Mediterranean vegetable paella.

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Ambiente Tapas


Have a look at our post on the Best Restaurants in York.

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