Probably The Best Vegan Restaurants in Birmingham
Birmingham has always been a big culinary city. As one of the biggest cities in the entire country, and such a melting pot of cultures, it is no surprise that it has been at the forefront of vegan cuisine over the years. This has come into greater focus as the popularity of veganism amongst the general public has increased, and you’ll find a plethora of fantastic vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and cafés in many different areas of Birmingham. We’ve had a stab at narrowing it down to a few for you, but keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground, as there are many more to sample.
Natural Bar & Kitchen (Suffolk Street)
Located in the city centre, Natural Bar & Kitchen offers the best of both worlds in terms of easy, fast, buffet-style eating, and an a la carte menu after midday. The main menu has a wide range of choices, from lighter open sandwiches on sourdough bread, ‘tofish’ and chips, loads of tasty salads, and a big, tasty, vegan burger. The buffet is priced by weight, which makes it an interesting proposition when you’re choosing what to eat! There are loads of savoury dishes, and loads of cakes and sweet treats. Matcha tea, turmeric coffee, and smoothies are great vegan drink options. Not only is it a great place to sample some of the finest vegan food in the city, it is also home to regular live jazz bands, and is fantastic as a local pub too!
The Veggie Chippy (New John St. W)
The very first plant-based fish and chip shop in the UK, The Veggie Chippy on New John St. W has always got people excited, began or otherwise. Vegan fast food has always taken some time to get right, but the Veggie Chippy certainly delivers to high standards, serving up mostly spy-based versions of all the classic fish and chip shop dishes you know about, such as pies, battered sausages, pasties, battered fish, curry sauce, and mushy peas. It is also serves amazing Indian meals, pizzas with vegan cheese, burgers, and other tasty side dishes. There is some seating inside, but it is mostly known as a takeaway joint.
The Warehouse Café (Allison St.)
This vegan-friendly establishment was closed for a short while back in the early part of 2019, which was worrying for those in the city that loved what was on offer. Luckily, it has reopened under new management and continues to have that same, warm, community feel. It is a workers co-op, a bar, and a vegetarian café, which can be found on the bottom floor of Birmingham Friends of the Earth. The majority of the menu is vegan, and there is a daily specials board to keep an eye out for. The café is spacious, clean, simple, and comfortable, and is a vegan oasis near the hustle and bustle of the Bullring.
Jyoti’s (Stratford Road)
Serving delicious vegetarian food since 1977, Jyoti’s on Stratford Road is one of the best Indian restaurants in Birmingham, and is in fact the only all-vegetarian Indian restaurant in the city. Some of the menu is also vegan, as you would expect from authentic, good quality, Indian cooking, and there are loads of options on the menu to suit all tastes.
BA-HA (Wharfside St.)
We all deserve proper junk food from time to time, and in BA-HA, Birmingham has one of the finest examples of vegan junk food around. Everything is homemade, packed full of flavour, and offers that guilty pleasure of greasy junk food, except everything is plant-based. Vegan food is most-certainly never boring in this amazing street food establishment that has made a name for itself after various successful pop-ups and residencies over the years. Comfort food, soul food, American BBQ food, all with a vegan twist. Expect dirty burgers, rainbow fries, perfectly crisp fries, mac n’jeez, chick’n nuggets, and some mouth-watering sides.