Need some help figuring out where to find delicious vegan food in Chester, England? A bustling little city, there are tons of mouth-watering options that’ll leave you happy and satisfied! From burgers and bowls to cakes and cookies, here’s my guide to vegan eats in Chester.
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Chester isn’t just a pretty city with gorgeous Tudor-style buildings, ancient Roman artifacts and attractions, quirky pubs, and a ridiculously fun nightlife… it’s also incredibly awesome for delicious vegan food!
In fact, in just the past year there’s been what some are some are calling the “Chester vegan revolution“, with 3 fully vegan restaurants opening in 2019 and more to come in 2020.
And as a veggie living here, I’m loving it!
Whether I’m in the mood for a juicy vegan “burger” or a creamy, delectable cheesecake, I can easily find it in the city.
Not to mention, most of the vegan cafes and restaurants in Chester are small businesses owned by locals! Heck yeah. Who else loves supporting locally-owned establishments?
Anyways, let’s get on with it, shall we? Here’s my guide to the best vegan, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly restaurants in Chester!
Table of Contents
- 1 VEGAN FOOD GUIDE TO CHESTER, ENGLAND
- 1.1 Vegan Restaurants
- 1.2 Vegetarian Restaurants
- 1.3 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants
VEGAN FOOD GUIDE TO CHESTER, ENGLAND
As my go-to vegan cafe to work from in Chester, this little place is serving up some delicious bites!
At Vegan Deva, Donna (the cafe owner who is awesome) is serving up:
- Plethora of homemade paninis.
- Delicious Buddha bowls packed with flavor.
- Sweet treats like cupcakes, brownies, and ice cream.
- Homemade chili with creamy “cheese” and fresh sourdough bread.
- Fresh smoothies.
- And multiple hot drinks (the hot chocolate and oat cappuccino are my favorites!).
If you need a quick and small bite to eat or just a nice hot drink, definitely stop by Vegan Deva! Which also happens to be located on the historic Roman Chester Walls.
Address: 2 City Walls, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2JG
Social Links: Facebook (You can find the full menu here)
Jaunty Goat – Northgate
My second go-to cafe to work from, Jaunty Goat is a 100% vegan restaurant in Chester with a multitude of awesome plant-based meals.
With a relaxed atmosphere and a gorgeous interior, Jaunty Goat is great for lunch with friends.
My personal favorite thing to eat here is their full vegan English breakfast, the creamy avocado toast, daily soup special, or homemade dahl!
And, as I have a raging sweet tooth, I always have to sample one of their cookies or cakes! (Tip: Their lemon poppyseed loaf cake is AMAZING!)
One of the top spots in Chester for affordable and delicious plant-based meals, definitely stop by Jaunty Goat while visiting the area.
Address: 128 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT
Social Links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
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Want to have a ridiculously awesome upscale vegan dining experience? Head to hypha.
The first 100% vegan restaurant to grace Chester, hypha has made the 2020 Michelin guide for the UK (which means this place is serving up stellar food!).
Offering spectacular small plates and tantalizing cocktails, hypha focuses on sustainability by regularly changing their menu to fit seasonal produce!
Even cooler, they use fermentation to minimize waste and their ingredients are all easily traced back to the source — so you know exactly where your food comes from!
If you’re interested in a high-end dining experience with a focus on sustainability, definitely check out hypha.
Located in the cherished Chester Market, which is smack dab in the center of the city, Verde’s Vegan is a totally new vegan establishment with a small — but crazy good — plant-based menu.
As I’m writing this post, I actually just tried this place out for the first time today! And it was everything I hoped for.
Though I went for the lentil, tomato, and coconut dahl (which was fab), they’re also dishing out:
- A house burger with salad, fries, and onion rings.
- Red pepper and tomato stew.
- Zero tuna and mayo sandwich.
- Avocado salad.
- All day vegan breakfast plates.
- And a delicious treat, which changes on the daily.
Although, they tend to change their menu regularly so be surprised to find something new for you to try when visiting!
Furthermore, Verde’s Vegan is an especially awesome place to grab vegan food in Chester if you’re on a budget, as all of the dishes are reasonably priced, yet pretty big portions! Heck yeah.
Address: Market 6 Princess St, Chester CH1 2HH
Social Links: Facebook
If you’re in the mood for some spicy, flavorful Indian food, Chai Station is the place to be!
A fabulous vegetarian restaurant in Chester, Chai Station boasts a packed menu with tons of vegan options, as well as multiple vegetarian dishes that can be made vegan.
Personally, my absolute favorite vegan dish from here is the Chana Masala — made extra spicy of course!
Dan tends to switch it up everytime we visit, but he loves everything he tries from Chai Station.
Address: 91 Brook St, Chester CH1 3DX
Social Links: Facebook
Chester is ridiculously close to the border of England and the underrated country of Wales… check out my post on how to best explore North Wales HERE!
Yearning for a mouth-watering slice of ooey gooey, cheezy *vegan* pizza? Dough Dough will be your damn savior.
A great place for both omnivores and herbivores alike, Dough Dough is hands down one of my favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in Chester because I can visit with my entire group of friends (who aren’t plant-based) and we can all be happy with what’s on the menu!
While Dan is a big fan of the vegan pizza, I’m love their calzone!
Not to mention, their vegan mozzarella — which is made in-house with their own recipe — is crazy good.
This gorgeous restaurant, which has received a number of awards and certifications for their incredible food, serves up its own separate vegan menu of amazing plant-based dishes with a unique twist.
Roasted cauliflowers with medjool dates, mushroom and chestnut risotto with truffle oil, roast beetroot topped with toasted almonds, red wine poached pear and mandarin sorbet?
How freakin’ good does THAT sound?!
Though the Chef’s Table is a bit more high-end than other vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants on this list, it’s a tantalizing treat and experience that’s totally worth it!
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The Flower Cup
A cute little botanical coffee shop situated on the infamous Chester Rows, The Flower Cup is literally overflowing with charming green plants and delicious vegan options!
When Vegan Deva and the Jaunty Goat are packed with customers, this is another great vegan-friendly cafe I go to when I need to work.
They have a separate vegan menu that changes seasonally (which is great for sustainability!), as well as an array of loose teas and coffee drinks. Personally, I LOVE their chai latte with oat milk!
While I haven’t had the opportunity to try all of their vegan options, they serve up a vegan bap (aka sandwich) with sausages, avo, and sauce that’s delish!
Plus, the vegan Biscoff french toast sounds amazing!
Death By Tacos
In the mood for some ridiculously awesome, flavor-packed vegan tacos? Without a doubt, the best place for some tacos in Chester is the rugged food stall called Death By Tacos!
Located in the awesome Chester Market (right by Verdes Vegan!), Death By Tacos is the ultimate place for both meat-eaters AND veggies!
My friend, Lauren, loves the chicken tacos and I’m a bit obsessed with the spicy habanero seitan tacos! Incredibly spiced seitan cut into strips and grilled to perfection… ugh, my mouth is watering again.
If you visit this awesome vegan-friendly restaurant in Chester, don’t forget to cool your jets with a strong margarita! I’m a lover of their mango one.
Address: Unit A6, Market Hall, 6 Princess St, Chester CH1 2HH
Social Links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Did you know Manchester isn’t far from Chester? Read my blog post on 3 awesome vegan restaurants in Manchester HERE!
Mad Hatters Tea Room
Want to experience a quaint vegan afternoon tea? The Mad Hatters is the place to go in Chester! (Just make sure to secure your reservation 48 hours in advance.)
Otherwise, this is a great place to grab a steaming cup of tea with a vegan treat. Or if you’re in the mood for something more, visit the Mad Hatters for a quick vegan breakfast and lunch!
Personally, I’m a big fan of their mint tea! So give that a try.
The only negative thing about this cute cafe is that there’s no free WiFi! But it’s still great for a vegan afternoon tea in Chester, which is a must when in the UK.
Artichoke Cafe Bar Bistro
Located just on the outskirts of city centre, the Artichoke is situated on the picturesque canals that run all about the area.
A great vegan-friendly restaurant in Chester, the Artichoke has amazing hummus + flatbread, vegan pizza, spiced sweet potatoes, and more!
Not to mention, they’re all priced ridiculously good for Chester (which is a not-so-cheap city).
Additionally, their cocktails and drinks are delicious, too! I’m a big fan of their fruity mixers, such as their ginger and rhubarb gin cocktail or their fresh berries one.
So, the big question is… if I had only one day in Chester and had to choose which of these vegan food spots I would eat at?
Though I regularly stuff my face at these restaurants, there are definitely a couple which hold a larger chunk of my heart (aka tastebuds)…
Vegan Deva for a good cup of coffee. Death By Tacos for a small taco lunch. Dough Dough for incredible pizza at dinner. And the Artichoke for lovely drinks and small plates.
If you stop by any of these vegan-friendly places in Chester, definitely let me know in the comments below!
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