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York and Harrogate’s Best Vegan Restaurants

In November, World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world to recognise veganism, highlighting the accessibility and benefits of choosing a vegan lifestyle. It is estimated that the number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled to 650,000 since 2011. With this growing trend becoming increasingly popular as people choose vegan lifestyles for either ethical or health reasons, we have put together a handy guide for a vegan minibreak in York. Our serviced apartments in York and Harrogate are close by to a fantastic selection of great eateries and shops where you can treat yourself to quality and original vegan dishes.

True Story

True Story, located on Lord Mayor’s Walk is an independent and family run café serving fantastic fresh food which is completely vegan, nutritious and delicious. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also serve afternoon tea. True Story also has event nights such as open mics, live music, craft parties, science parties, yoga and are available for private parties like hen dos and baby showers.

Vegan cocktail

Goji Vegetarian Café and Deli

Goji Vegetarian Café and Deli on Goodramgate serve up vegetarian, nutritious and wholesome food, lovingly prepared in-house. They definitely have a passion for good food, which can be seen in the quality of the dishes and they work with local suppliers and organic produce, just ask which dishes are vegan when ordering and you are sure to enjoy a delicious meal! The deli offers a choice of sweet and savoury snacks, vegan wines and gifts too, and you can take away food too.

Filmore and Union

Filmore and Union, located on Petergate, are all about natural and wholesome foods. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving organic coffee, fresh juices and smoothies, 100% gluten-free cakes and much more. 90% of the menu is gluten-free, and they’re a Coeliac Association Accredited café, and are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements with many dishes being vegan or vegetarian. The relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant makes it a top place to eat no matter the time of day, especially in the evening when it transforms into a candle-lit cosy haven. You can also find a Filmore and Union in Harrogate, located on Station Parade.

Humpit – The Hummus and Pita Bar

Head to Church Street to Humpit, the Hummus and Pita Bear where the menu is totally vegan! Their menu has three items; salad bowls, hummus bowls and loaded pitas. You can choose your ingredients for the salad bowl, and the hummus bowls and loaded pitas come with chickpeas, pickles, olives, falafel and more. Humpit has been providing tasty hummus, falafel and pita dishes for over four years, and their York cafe opened in February of this year, and continues to grow!

Vegan salad bowl

Ippuku Tea House

Ippuku Tea House on Blake Street in York is a Japanese Tea House serving gluten free and vegan friendly food. The modern yet authentic Japanese food and tea represents the ideals of a Japanese lifestyle, and uses only high quality products and produce popular in Japan. One of the most popular items on the menu is the sushi sandwich and there is a wide variety of tea to choose from. The Tea House also do origami workshops and language exchange evenings.

King Chips

Everyone loves chips, and King Chips is the place to go for vegetarians and vegans, as they only use vegetable oil to fry their Bintje Dutch potatoes. Chips are made fresh on site in their Lendal outlet, and the vegan sauces available are ketchup and curry ketchup, the rest are vegetarian. King Chips has become a popular fast street food place in York, bringing the famous Dutch fries to the UK!


Just down the street from The Lawrance on Micklegate, you’ll find Partisan, an independent family run café and restaurant. Supporting local suppliers and independent producers, Partisan cooks everything to order using fresh ingredients for their rustic, modern British menu. They serve a variety of dishes and work hard to cater to vegans and vegetarians with inventive dishes. The relaxed atmosphere of Partisan makes it a great place to dine out for lunch or evening when they are open later from Thursday to Saturday.

Vegan burger

Once Across The Garden

Once Across The Garden is a catering company based in York, and each Saturday have a stall at The Shambles Market serving delicious vegan cakes, cupcakes, tray bakes, millionaire’s shortbread and other delicious treats. You can also find a great selection of vegan-friendly food at Holland & Barrett if you want to cook something for yourself at your aparthotel.

So! Bar and Eats

While Harrogate is smaller than York, there are still a few excellent eateries in the town which cater to vegan diets, all close by to our Harrogate aparthotels. So! Bar and Eats on Otley Road are award-winning and offers informal dining combined with top quality food. Dishes are cooked to order using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. Let them know you are vegan when ordering, as there is a separate vegan menu with starters, salads, burgers, main plates and puddings.

10 Devonshire Place

Another Harrogate restaurant on Devonshire Place, the great atmosphere, local beers – some of which are vegan! – and selection of gin makes Devonshire Place a favourite amongst locals, and visitors are sure to love it too! Named Harrogate’s Bar of the Year in 2017, they do pop-up kitchens on Thursday and Friday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes with vegan options.

Vegan salad

Filmore & Union, Partisan, Humpit and True Story are all dog-friendly, as is The Lawrance, so if you are bringing your dog with you, there are plenty of places to take them when you dine out.

Our aparthotels also have stocked kitchens, so if you have specific dietary requirements, you can eat in in the comfort of your luxury accommodation. If you want more information about The Lawrance before you book, don’t hesitate to contact us and find out how we can accommodate your needs so you’ll have the best trip to York or Harrogate!


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