As many of you who follow my other social media accounts will know, I study at the University of York and as an avid food lover, I thought I would make a guide for those vegans who are thinking of coming to eat in York, UK. Below are some of the places I have tried and tasted! I have also rated them on their prices, using the UK pounds sign (£).
££ Goji describes itself as ‘tiny cafe for organic, mostly vegan fare from breakfast to dinner, with local art on bright walls’ and it is true that there are several vegan options! I had the hot dog, which was tasty. They also had lots of vegan cake which is a bonus!
However, as a student I probably will not be returning often, as it was rather expensive. It’s wasn’t shockingly pricey, but for the amount of food you get, I found it to be overpriced. For a drink and the hotdog seen below it was around £10.
2. El Piano
£££ Here, one can feast like an actual beast. The food is so good, but it is definitely a place for special occasions. As you can see below, you get a LOT of food and I believe it to be worth the price it costs. I would recommend the mushroom fritters!
3. Once Across the Garden
£ As a student, I have found myself getting the same hot dog from this place and I bloody LOVE it! Once Across the Garden can currently be found on Saturdays at the Shambles market, opposite the food court.
££ Source is not a veggie/vegan restaurant but they do have a vegan menu. I had the vegan fried chicken, which was nice. It’s not the best vegan chicken i have ever had, but i would definitely return if I had the right money!
5. Pizza Express
£ Pizza Express does a yummy vegan pizza! I’m sure you probably knew this already. You could also ask for the dough balls to be served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, instead of garlic butter. BONUS: If you’re a student they sometimes have student discount.
£ Zizzi’s too does a yummy vegan pizza which I’m sure you probably already knew about. Zizzi’s too sometimes have student discount.
7. Ask Italian
£ York’s Ask Italian restaurant is the most extra, yet gorgeous one I have been to. This is by far my favourite chain restaurant in York. I love their vegan dough balls and the fact that on some days they do 40% off for students! AMAZING!
8. Double Dutch Pancake House
££ Here, they have vegan pancakes-be it savoury or sweet, they have the lot! They also do vegan milkshakes, yum yum yum.
9. Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut now do vegan cheese when you eat in! I would say it’s the second best vegan pizza I have had, second to the next one…
10. Pizza de la Sosa
This has to be the BEST vegan pizza I have ever had and I know that is a big statement! It’s the only vegan pizza I can order and I’m glad it is. I just love it! I love both BBQ / tomato bases, always with mushrooms added.
11. Source Deli
£ This has to be the BEST place to grab lunch! With several bread options such as brown, white, sourdough, ciabatta, and even more vegan options – there’s something for everyone!
12. Thomas’ of York
££ York is known for their pubs, apparently there are 365 of them – one for everyday of the year! I cannot confirm this (yet) though ;-). At Thomas’ they have a whole Veggie menu with vegan options, so it’s a great place to go to if you truly want to visit York in York style and go to t’pub.
If you do go to York- let me know what you ate and how you found it!
Compassion is the Fashion, Love Emma