It might be a little under the radar, but there are plenty of food deals for plant lovers knocking about; all it takes is a little investigating… and fortunately for you, I’ve done the dirty work.
So feel free sit back and relax and read about the best (and cheapest) food deals for vegans and vegetarians in Manchester.
2 Dishes for £7
Piccadilly’s Gujurat-inspired street food parlour is a veggie/vegan haven, selling tasty, flavoursome food at an insanely low price. But guess what? Even this award-winning hot-spot has weekly food offers; who’d have thought it could get any cheaper! Between 12-4pm, Monday- Friday, Bundobust offers 2 dishes for £7. Fresh, flavoursome food and an insane selection of beer? Can’t go wrong!
Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG
Didsbury – Greens is a totally vegetarian restaurant that runs with one mantra in mind, “It’s not your lifestyle, but your taste buds we care about”. And by gosh, do they know how to please our taste buds! Whilst Greens may be slightly costlier that many veggie joints, it’s the perfect spot for a special evening with a special someone. But don’t fret, even somewhere as prestigious as Greens has deals on offer. Head to their voucher page on the website and select the offer that is best from you. From meals for two with wine to special lunchtime deals, you can dine in class at a more than reasonable price!
Greens, 41-43 Lapwing Ln, Manchester M20 2NT
MFDF Early Bird Offer
To celebrate the fact that they’ve been nominated for an MFDF Award this year, the brilliant Chaat Cart in Marple are offering an Early Bird special between 5pm and 7pm Wednesday to Sunday. You can get 5 specially selected vegetarian plates with a bottle of house wine for just £25 – perfect for sharing. If you’ve still not tried this place – now is the time.
Chaat Cart, 13-15 Derby Way, Marple, Stockport SK6 7AH
The Deaf Institute
If you love going to gigs or just enjoy getting totally leathered, you’ll have been to Deaf Institute at some point during your life. But, turns out they do amazing veggie and vegan food too- which is actually buy one meal, get the other one free, every single Wednesday. From sweet potato Thai curries to mouth-watering avocado flatbreads, you and all of your vegan pals will be totally spoiled for choice. I’m sure you’ll have a few pennies left over for some delish beers, too…
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE
Pre-Theatre & Express Lunch
When I think about 1847, I think about a posh restaurant with not-so-posh prices- certainly my kind of place! Located right by the Royal Exchange Theatre, 1847 is a veggie/vegan dream- serving top-class, bespoke food that will make you wonder why you ever touched dairy or meat in the first place! Their Pre-Theatre menu, which is available Monday-Saturday 3-6pm, includes the Chefs’ Choice starter, main course, and your choice of a glass of wine, cocktail or soft drink. And you get all of this for £19.50! Alternatively, 1847 also offer an Express Lunch, which includes a man and a glass of wine for £10, between the hours of 12-3, Monday to Friday.
1847 – Manchester, Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HN
When it comes to vegan food, it is safe to say that Italian food can be tricky. There is an abundance of milk, cheese and eggs in food from this part of the world and it is usually off limits. Vegans can jump for joy, however, now that Cibo offers a 100% vegan menu. Expect such delights as roasted courgette bruschetta with basil, pappardelle pasta with tomatoes, aubergine and chilli, and even desserts like Pana Cotta with vanilla and berry compote. Oh and, there is 50% off until the end of August so make sure you get down there and get involved!
Cibo, 3-11 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NW
Imagine going through a breakup without a tub of ice cream to sob into? It’s a Vegan’s worst nightmare. But do not fret my planet-loving friends – Withington have opened a completely vegan-friendly ice cream parlour called the Ice Shack, meaning your heart-break binge eating may just be back on the cards! Whilst Ice Shack don’t necessarily offer any deals (it’s literally too cheap as it is), the do offer a ‘money off recycling scheme’, every time you return any boxes or packaging from them. So basically, you get your super delish vegan-dessert and save the planet, all in one trip!
Ice Shack, 160-164 Wellington Rd, Manchester M20 3FU
Chorlton based, The Beagle, has something for everyone on the menu. From veggie tacos to vegan snacks, you’ll be spoilt for choice- especially if you sign up as a member and get access to loads of amazing deals! From discounted, £11.95 bottles of house wine, Buy one, Get One Free on burgers every Tuesday and Taco Thursday’s, you’ll never venture anywhere else for cheap, scrumptious veggie/vegan food ever again. And signing up is completely, 100% free!
The Beagle, 456-458 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0BQ
Daily Specials Menu
Can you imagine getting four freshly cooked meals, beaming with exotic spices and herbs, all for £7? You’d probably think I was having a laugh. And you’re right, I’m laughing at how bloody cheap Earth Café is! If you’re a vegan, you’ll definitely be acquainted with Earth Café; the home of the most varied, vegan-friendly food in town. Whether you’re craving a spicy Caribbean curry, yummy Polenta bake or some seductively creamy mushroom lattice- no taste bud will be left disappointed (neither will your wallet).
Earth Café, 16-20 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ
Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen
10% off all delivery orders
CBA leaving the house? I feel ya- but don’t panic, because Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen offer 10% off all online orders, meaning you’ll actually save money by being a lazy f***. This completely meat-free restaurant serves dozens and dozens of veggie/vegan- friendly oriental dishes, from ‘Sizzling Plates’ to the classics. Sometimes you just need something naughty and greasy- whether you eat meat or not. This place will sort you out.
Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen, 536 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 4BY