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21 Places That Are Great For Vegetarians And Vegans In Sheffield

Veggie and Vegan Eats In The North.

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1. Shy Boy Cantina at The Great Gatsby

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Plenty of veggie options at this great Mexican kitchen, if you fancy tacos then check out the spicy mapo tofu, the aubergine, peanut and coriander aioli and the portobello mushroom, walnut and hoisin. Plus there's burritos, salads and a nice mix of sides including a couple of great fritters in the way of courgette and quinoa and sweet potato and squash.

2. Make No Bones

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Make No Bones is Sheffield's only all vegan catering company. They do pop-up restaurants, events catering and also have a mobile vegan snack bar, called the Horsebox, that crops up in various places and pubs across Sheffield, serving things like vegan donner kebabs, tempeh bacon and avocado club sandwiches, jerk tofu, rice and peas and jackfruit pulled pork subs. They often do special events too, creating a one-off menus for the evening, such as Burns night. Keep an eye on their website and social media for movements.

3. The Red Deer

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A cosy pub in the city centre with great ales (including vegan labelled ones) and a nice roaring fire during the winter months. It also has an incredibly vegetarian and vegan-friendly daily menu, including weekly Sunday roast options too. The menu also has an extensive allergen key for those who need to avoid certain items.

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4. Pure on Raw

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A vegan and raw food café that has a variety of menu options, from a specialised raw pizza section to salads, brunch, hot wraps and sandwiches and an impressive selection of desserts.

5. Showroom Cinema

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Cinema's might not usually be synonymous with vegetarian and vegan food but the award-winning head chef here is a lifelong veggie, so the menu leans heavily that way. Daily dishes include: compressed aubergine, tempura smoked tofu, artichoke purée and salsa verde; soya and black bean burger in a freshly baked bun, flat cap mushroom, Henderson’s Relish rarebit, red cabbage slaw, chips and dressed leaf; and feta, spinach and sweet potato pie, mash, greens and vegetable jus. There are also a few special gourmet vegetarian nights hosted throughout the year.

6. Blue Moon Cafe

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Plenty of hearty, healthy veggie and vegan grub here. All made fresh daily and Blue Moon has been serving Sheffield for twenty years now. It's a licensed café too, should you fancy a local organic beer with your lunch.

7. The Real Junk Food Project

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This is a volunteer-staffed café that's part of a larger country-wide charity, attempting to raise awareness of food wastage. Rather than binning perfectly edible food, they cook meals with it, serving it up on a pay-what-you-feel basis. The menu changes regularly based on what food they have to hand but you can expect a regular variety of veggie and vegan options.

8. Urban Choola

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Offering eat-in or takeaway Urban Choola is an Indian street kitchen and has plenty of veggie options that differ from the usual selections to be found on an Indian menu.

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9. Forge Bakehouse

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Forge Bakehouse does superb breakfasts and they are very veggie and vegan-friendly. Any number of their veggie baked egg dishes, such as huevos rancheroes or aloo sabzi, can be swapped for Burmese chickpea tofu to make them vegan. Their daily one pot lunch option is almost nearly always vegan too.

10. Twisted Burger Company

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The Twisted Burger Co. run the kitchen in two Sheffield bars, The Harley and the Riverside. They do massive burgers, messy, loaded fries and proper shakes. They also offer veggie and vegan options, such as their drop dead double stuffed falaf-hell burger, comprised of: double falaf-hell patty, grilled aubergine, sweet chilli and lime sauce, vegan minted sour cream and red onion. They've even concocted a vegan milkshake to wash it all down with.

11. Depot Bakery

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Aside from baking artisan breads, pastries and patisseries daily, The Depot Bakery also has a cafe and the menu is heavy on the vegetarian side from breakfast onwards.

12. The Beer Engine

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If you fancy some food to go along with your craft beers and real ales then the Beer Engine offers a slightly different variation with its selection of pub tapas, many of which are veggie and vegan. The menu changes but example dishes include: courgette and halloumi fritters with cardamon and lime sour cream; patatas bravas; and aubergine tortilla with raisons and pine nuts.

13. Homemade by Thelma's

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You'll find meat-free (both veggie and vegan) options on all of Homemade by Thelma's menus, be it their breakfast, lunch or bistro one. One such option being the pictured vegan laska.

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14. The Bhaji Shop, Thali Cafe

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You often need to book weeks in advance because the small amount of tables this place does have get booked up quickly. Perhaps this is because their Indian-fusion food caters very well for the non-meat eating crowd, with numerous veggie and vegan options available. They have also recently acquired a mobile kitchen in the form of their Thali Truck which will begin to hit the road as of April 2016.

15. Cafe Des Amis

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This Turkish and Middle Eastern cafe offers a great selection of animal-free options, including excellent Turkish and Palestinian vegetarian breakfasts. For lunch there is a nice selection of meze type stuff too, along with salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers (V and VG options available here too).

16. Tamper Sellers Wheel

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Excellent Kiwi-inspired food at Tamper Sellers Wheel, doing breakfast and lunch daily as well as a late night menu every Friday. It's generally fantastic for vegetarians and keep an eye out for vegan specials too, such as the pictured crispy tofu with basil crisps and beef tomato.

17. Rutland Arms

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Good solid pub food at the Rutland to go along with an excellent beer, cider and perry selection. Veggie and vegan options are a constant on the menu and there's an ever-changing specials board too. Their battered halloumi burger with mustard mayo has been a city favourite for many years now.

18. Soya Express

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This is a small, and very cheap, Chinese place in the city centre, ideal for grabbing a quick lunch. This place is good for vegetarians and vegans because of its speciality dish, tofu, which is made freshly on the premises, daily. There is a separate veggie menu too.

19. The Fat Cat

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No frills pub grub in a traditional Sheffield boozer here. All main courses are just £5 and there's plenty of veggie and vegan options, such as spinach and potato curry, cheese broccoli hot pot, mushroom and mustard pie and a ploughmans. Kelham Island Brewery is just next door too, so the beer is as fresh and local as you can get.

20. Steel City Cakes

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Vegan baking can often look a little bland or unappealing in the wrong hands but Steel City Cakes offer up some vegan options that have no problem rivalling their diary-stuffed cakes. Their vegan Oreo cake (pictured) being one example.

21. World Peace Cafe

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A little cafe tucked inside the Kadampa Meditation Centre, it has a nice, albeit small, selection of veggie and vegan breakfast and lunch options, as well as various vegan sweet treats.

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