Gone vegan for January? After my steak review the other day, it’s clear I have not, but lots of people I know have, and I’m beginning to hear several of those people bewail their lack of options for tasty eats around Birmingham. Never fear, I’ve investigated the best vegan friendly options in the city to get you through the rest of January and beyond.
The vegan shop and cafe is the obvious choice for finding tasty vegan food. The flagship store in the Orion Building has a cafe attached, where you can order brunch or dinner from an array of cooked and raw options, raw desserts, kombuchas, teas, juices and much more. The store itself is well stocked with everything you could need too. I’m there for a review meal next week, so expect a full report then! If you can’t wait til then, check out what Bite Your Brum thought of the brunch.
I’ve reviewed vegetarian restaurant 1847 before. It’s a great space, with lovely food, and a large proportion of both their a la carte and express lunch menus are suitable for vegans too, with still more dishes with a vegan option available on request.
I’m surprised I’ve never written about The Warehouse Cafe, as I’ve eaten there a few times and always liked it. Hidden away in Digbeth, once you’ve found your way in through the Friends of the Earth building, the cafe is cosy and welcoming. The whole menu is vegetarian, with many options for vegans, such as a take on a Katsu Curry, a vegan burger, a vegan chocolate brownie. Check out the write-up from Independent Birmingham.
Fressh is a relatively new addition to the city centre, serving an entirely vegan menu. With a large menu of breakfast, lunch, salads, drink and dessert items, there’s plenty of choice to keep you visiting again and again. Cast your eyes over Nutella Tasha’s review for more details.
An Arcadian must-visit, Cafe Soya does a great job catering for vegans, with a huge vegetarian menu. I’d recommend asking with your server first, as vegan dishes aren’t always clearly flagged on the menu in my experience, but many of the veggie dishes are vegan friendly, with a lot of incredibly convincing mock meats made from soya.
Vegan pizza? Yes, really. All vegetarian pizzeria, Mr Singh’s, offers lots of vegan choices from a faux Pepperoni to a Vegetarian Supreme piled high with veg. They offer takeaway too, so this is a good replacement for your usual cheese filled choice from the local pizza shop.
I love Cherry’s, and I’ve reviewed it before. But what about options for vegan eating? They offer a delicious sounding vegan breakfast, a vegan burger, and several vegan options from the main and sharers menu. They often have vegan cakes on offer too, just ask at the till.
I loved Mowgli when I visited. Indian food is often a great option for more interesting vegan choices. Mowgli have a seperate vegan menu available, which makes figuring out what you can eat incredibly easy. You can get all sorts, including puri, dahls, chickpea dishes, curries and lots more. Gorgeous.
There are lots of places to get your eat on, and I’d love to hear any suggestions you have! Looking for more choices? I highly recommend you follow Nutella Tasha who is always full of good tips for the best vegan food in town, and the Ting Thing. Ting recently went plant based in her diet, and focuses her reviews on the ease of ordering, catering to dietary requirements and information available, which is incredibly helpful for making informed choices.