Veggie Sheffield: The 8 best spots for non meat-eaters
Free yourself from mushroom risotto monotony! Sheffield’s got plenty on offer for non meat-eaters.
Whether it’s speciality vegetarian and vegan eateries, or regular restaurants with a healthy smattering of those all important little green V’s there’s no reason to settle for less than delicious plant-based grub in Sheffield, with a “vegan quarter” even starting to take shape around Chesterfield rd/Abbeydale rd.
Check out the plant power on offer…
Veggie and vegan only menus
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 the city centre.
45 Leopold Street, www.humpit-hummus.com
“Rainbow food” is all the rage on Instagram 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. Th is is one to shake up your diet, and your social media feed.
388 Sharrow Vale Road, Facebook: Pom Kitchen
Make No Bones
Once a vegan food truck, ‘No Bones has since become a more sit down affair with a roof over its head, but it still retains its casual feel and stripped-back menu of hearty comfort food. This is a place to bring non-vegans to dispel the myth that plant-based diets are all salad and no fun, with dishes like southern fried tofu and “avocado wings”. The Chesterfield road location is certainly worth a trip for anyone seeking a different vegan experience.
85A Chesterfield Road, Facebook: MakeNoBonesVegan
Blue Moon Cafe
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.
2, St James Row, Facebook: Blue Moon Cafe
Twisted Burger Co @ The Harley
You might already be familiar with Twisted Burger at The Harley but if you’re not, their colossal creations are a must-try. Their vegetarian and vegan burgers are legendary, which can be accompanied by a choice of three ‘Dead Twisted’, sauces to slather it in, courtesy of Drop Dead Co. Everything is locally sourced and freshly made to order.
334 Glossop rd, Facebook: TwistedBurgerCompany
Shy Boy Cantina @ The Great Gatsby
Shy Boy Cantina are renowned for their unique approach to Mexican street food and they’re certainly not ones to hold back when it comes to inventing their veggie options. Why not try the aubergine, peanut and coriander aioli taco with a side of sweet potato and squash fritters? Bag yourself two tacos for £5.50 or branch out with a large plate – their wild mushroom quesadilla is second to none.
73-75 Division St, www.thegatsbybar.co.uk.
All Siam Thai
Traditional, elegant and delicious; the All Siam Thai restaurant can be found on Ecclesall Road and offers a veggie feast in the most classy of dining rooms. Stir-fried tofu, deep-fried aubergines, spring rolls with mushrooms and crunchy vegetables are just a few of delicious dishes on offer here. There’s even 10% off takeaway orders plus free prawn crackers.
639 Ecclesall rd, allsiamsheffield.co.uk
The Depot Bakery
This urban-chic bakery on Burton Road is the perfect destination to start off your mornings veggie-style; they have everything from sourdough breads to bagels, salads, eggs benedict and a whole range of cakes to get you going.
92 Burton rd, Facebook: TheDepotBakery
Make your own!
For a bit of home cooking without the meat there’s no better place to pick up your ingredients than Sheffield’s first and only 100% vegan grocery store The Incredible Nutshell.
31 Chesterfield rd, www.incrediblenutshell.co.uk