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Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants

As chosen by Alex Connell, the Principal Tutor of The Vegetarian Society Cookery School

1.

Greens

Simon Rimmer’s restaurant is a well-loved establishment for veggies and non-veggies. It’s a great venue for celebrations and when you fancy a treat. One of my favourite dishes to get stuck into is the deep-fried oyster mushrooms served with pancake, spring onion, cucumber, pickled ginger salad and plum sauce. More info.

2.

Sanskruti

Sanskruti is a gem tucked away in South Manchester and is a must for lovers of authentic Indian cuisine. All the dishes are veggie or vegan and there’s so much to choose from. Whether you fancy a dosa, a kaju karela or a ringan methi the menu is full of surprises to tempt your tastebuds. It’s great value too. More info.

3.

V-Revolution

V-Revolution is a small but perfectly formed diner-style venue in the city centre and is completely vegan. You can get hot dogs, facon and cheese toasted sandwiches, nachos and lots of themed burgers, shakes and luscious cakes. You can also buy useful vegan ingredients and lots of vegan treats from their shop. More info.

4.

Lily’s

A family run business Lily’s is all about the food, its Gujurati cuisine is a must to try. Sample the masala uttapam, vegetable Manchurian, paneer pakora and puris. Next to Lily’s is their supermarket where you can buy a broad range of authentic ingredients from fresh, dried and frozen this is a must to visit. Staff are very helpful if you have a question about any of the produce. More info.

5.

Las Iguanas

Although Las Iguanas has a meat menu, it also serves Vegetarian Society Approved dishes which means they use veggie griddles, separate fryers, no gelatine, vegetable stock and vegetarian cheese. Making life easier, they have a separate veggie and vegan menu with a wide range of Mexican sides, mains and desserts. Enjoy classics such as mushroom fajitas and Epic Enchiladas, to Brazilian Moqueca a mild coconut and squash curry and a home style burrito. View the vegetarian menu here. More info.