The daddy of them all, TV chef Simon Rimmer's Greens has been delighting vegetarians and surprising meat eaters since 1990. One of the best restaurants in Manchester, full stop.
Downstairs at the Budhist Centre is the perfect spot for lunch and is as calming as you'd expect. You can have a mix from the hot main courses if you're spoilt for choice.
Since the 1970s, this cooperatively run vegetarian café and shop in the heart of student land has been quietly and effectively standing its ethical ground and serving hearty, delicious food.
Whilst the food at Gorilla is mainly meaty, the veggie options are fantastic, including the best meat-free Sunday roast in the city and full veggie breakfasts, perfect after a night out.
It's very unusual to get vegetarian versions of Persian food, in which lamb is a staple, but Arian offers just that, opening up a whole new range of flavours to those new to Iranian cuisine. The fesenjan is amazing and the rice is perfect.
The Sponge Sisters delightful Urmston café isn't fully vegetarian but has a great and varied selection of veggie and vegan food as part of its daily specials, breakfasts and evening meals.
Indian food is an easy option for vegetarians with most dishes having vegetable versions, but for truly authentic cuisine, choose this one. And whatever you opt for on the extensive menu, don't say no to a naan.
The tasting menu at this wonderful restaurant comes in two sizes, six and nine courses, with vegetarian options for both. Fine surroundings match the quallity of the food.
The menu at this fantastic Withington venue is fully vegetarian, with the halloumi 'fish and chips' standing out as one of the tastiest meals on offer.
In winter, the vegetarian plated pie is absolutely delicious, rich and satisfying with a nice glass of red. Meat free options are available on the summer menu too of course!
A veggie bistro right slap in the heart of the city centre with a mix of traditional and experimental cuisine.
The vegetarian taster menu at the poshest place on the list will set you back a small fortune but this is fine dining for a sophisticated culinary experience.
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