Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in York – York has an excellent selection of restaurants that are either vegetarian 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.


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.”


Once Across the Garden

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Source York

Source is a not exclusively vegetarian (in fact they have a slow meats specialism too) but they have a large vegan and vegetarian menu.  Dishes such as vegan seitan ribs, whole roasted cauliflower and vegan fried chicken.  They also have some excellent vegan brunch options like a vegan brunch stack or vegetarian Huevos Rancheros.

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Grön Kafé

62a Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HZ

A new addition to York – “At Grön, we’re all about #KeepingItClean. From fresh, locally sourced ingredients to organic wines from local distributors – we’re committed to delivering a great brunch or dinner, with minimum impact on the environment.  With milk alternatives always free of charge and an extensive range of plant-based options, we’re vegan and vegetarian friendly. Headed up by Masterchef Professionals finalist, Matt Healy, we’re combining clean healthy dishes with a modern British twist!”

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French Toast at Gron

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


12A Church Street,York YO1 8BE

Humpit sell filled pitas, salads, hummus bowls and shakshuka in a street food style setting.  Popular choices are a warm filled pita with falafel, hummus, salad, sauces and pickles.  Try sweet potato fires or pita chips on the side.

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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~

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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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