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.
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
Source is a now exclusively vegan. 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.
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.
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~
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.”
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!
62a Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HZ
“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!”
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.
Have a look at our post on the Best Restaurants in York.