The Full Monty: Some of the best experiences in Sheffield
Free yourself from mushroom risotto monotony at some of Sheffield’s speciality vegetarian and vegan eateries.
Blue Moon Café
With a mention as one of the Guardian’s best cheap eats in Sheffield and winner of Eat Sheffield’s Best Café Award, Blue Moon is a go-to for vegetarian and vegan grub in the city centre. Housed in a distinctive blue and white building next to Sheffield cathedral, it’s not hard to spot either and the high ceilinged interior makes it a rather “zen” little spot to get away from deadline madness.
“Rainbow food” is all the rage on Insta these days, and Pom’s multi-coloured meals are certainly photo-friendly. With a toast bar, daily hot and cold meals and a fabulous range of desserts, including frozen coconut served in half a coconut. This is one to shake up your diet, and your social media feed.
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Hummus and falafel: the dream team forming the staple of any veggie treat. You’ll find both of them in generous portions at this micro eatery where you’re instructed to tear into the accompanying freshly made pittas and savour their unique range of hummus. Crowned Best UK Street Food Start up at the Virgin Foodpreneur Awards, pop in next time you get peckish in town.
Church – Temple of Fun
Oli Sykes’ new(ish) venture is a bit of everything. Tasty vegan snap (provided by Make No Bones), gaming booths and a rowdy night out all wrapped up in a riverside warehouse just out of Kelham Island. Everything is vegan here, including the signature DD burger.
Visit a Gallery
Amidst the hubbub of the city centre, enter into a calm and quiet oasis where you can relax and soak up some culture at the same time.
Based in the heart of the city and free for all, this popular spot offers a rotating selection of exhibitions showcasing art, craft and design.
Sheffield’s international contemporary art space is a cultural sanctuary in the centre of town. The venue prides itself in connecting people to art and inspiring new thinking and debate.
S1 Artspace is a non-profit artist-led art space that presents an annual programme of exhibitions and events. While you’re there, you can take in the Sheffield staple that is the renovated Park Hill estate.
The top floor of Sheffield Central Library is home to the likes of Cezanne, Turner and Auerbach alongside modern artists such as Grayson Perry. Notably, it features a Damien Hirst piece donated by none other than Jarvis Cocker.