It’s World Vegan Day on November 1st, and with plenty of dedicated vegan restaurants in the heart of the city, and most restaurants offering vegan-friendly options, you’ll be spoilt for choice for places to eat in Liverpool.
This traditional pub serves an all-vegan pub menu, and was ranked in the top 10 places in the UK to get vegan fried chicken, by PETA. Their menu by Cali Vegan Kitchen includes loaded fries, mac and cheese, ‘baecn dbl chs’, ‘bbq pulled dog’ with cherry cola jackfruit, and a full Caledonia all-day-breakfast. All of the drinks are suitable for vegans, and they even serve vegan Baileys!
An authentic Indian restaurant that features an extensive fully vegetarian menu, with options for almost every dish to be made suitable for vegans. Their most popular dishes include the Kathal Lazeez (North Indian style jackfruit curry), Tarka Daal (smooth & rich chana daal cooked with onion, tomatoes & Punjabi spices), mushroom rice and peshwari naan. My personal favourite dish is the mushroom korma.
Down the Hatch
Located on Duke Street, this quirky underground venue is a vegan and vegetarian junk-food restaurant and cocktail bar. The menu includes ‘small junk’ (beer battered garlic mushrooms, cauliflower 5-ways), ‘big junk’ (Satans strips ‘n’ chips), ‘bun junk’ (The Incredible Bulk) and ‘home cooked’ (hakuna frittata, veggie lasagne), so there’s plenty of options depending on the size of your appetite.
An Italian classic, Zizzi has their own separate vegan menu which includes starters, mains and desserts. My meal of choice is the vegan bruschetta to start, vegan zucca pizza for my main (tomato, mozzarella alternative, roasted butternut squash, caramelised balsamic onions & spinach), and the sticky chocolate and praline torte for pudding. For peace of mind, the dishes are served with a little sticker notifying that the dish is vegan, so there’s no need to have to double check!
Situated on Mann Island by the waterfront, Brasco Lounge offers something for everyone. It has a separate vegetarian and vegan menu and an impressively large range of gluten free choices, so this is a great place to take your omni and gf friends. Their menu includes 6 brunch options, tapas, sandwiches and wraps, and a good variety of mains including the butternut squash, sweet potato and black bean rice bowl, and pulled jackfruit burger. I usually also order a side of mini hash browns, and an iced soya vanilla latte.