The world has gone a bit vegan crazy over the last few years. The number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350 per cent in the past decade. And did you know 42 per cent of those are aged between 15 and 34?
There are many reasons why people decide to try a vegan diet, including a love of animals, the environment or making improvements to their health and nutrition. But whether you’re an experienced vegan or are trying it out for the first time, Birmingham is full of amazing restaurants that have heaps of yummy vegan dishes.
Here’s our guide to eight vegan food spots in Birmingham
1) The Warehouse Café
This hip eco-veggie restaurant in Digbeth is a local favourite and its fresh seasonal ingredients make it easy to see why it’s so popular. The dessert menu is also vegan, so treat yourself!
2) Cherry Reds café bar
Get yourself an all-day vegan breakfast at Cherry Reds. For just over £6 you can tuck into Linda McCartney sausage, deep fried tofu, beans, mushrooms, two buttered granary toast, vegan spread, cherry tomatoes and hash browns!
3) Mowgli Street Food at Grand Central
This Indian street food eatery has its own separate vegan menu where you will find nine different vegan dishes, so you can pick and choose as you like.
An up-market option for a treat meal for vegetarians and vegans alike, Land is found in the Great Western Arcade and covers everything from a la carte to tasting menus. Perfect for a special occasion, plant-based style!
5) Plant + Pulse
Plant +Pulse dish up healthy, plant-based food in an environmentally conscious way. They work hard sourcing the best, seasonal, local produce, all plated in green containers to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. You can even grab one of their Bhudda Bowls on UberEats or Deliveroo if you're feeling peckish on campus.
6) The Vegan Kitchen
Located in the gorgeous Great Western Arcade is The Vegan Kitchen, which is well-known for bringing vegan junk food to Brum.
7) Natural Bar and Kitchen
Birmingham's first fully vegan restaurant, Natural Bar and Kitchen offers a la carte dining but also an innovative approach involving a buffet and weigh and pay system - just pay for what you put on your plate! The desserts are all amazing and completely vegan, too.
8) Nu Earth's Kitchen
Just a stones throw away from our City Centre campus lies Nu Earth's Kitchen, serving up some seriously tasty vegan food inspired by Caribbean flavours. We recommend the mac and cheese or one of the many delicious vegan curries they have on the menu.
Got any other recommendations? Let us know!