Veganuary has begun, and according to the figures, over 140,000 people have pledged to give veganism a shot this month. With this amazing news in mind, we’ve rounded up three of our favourite vegan restaurants in and around Leeds to give you a helping hand. Long gone are the days when being vegan meant being confined to a salad, and now veggie restaurants attract plant eaters, flexitarians and meat eaters alike. From healthy eats to indulgent delights, there’s plenty to choose from. Let’s get started – are you ready?
Humpit in the Corn Exchange is a celebration of a food that vegans know and love – hummus. With a fully vegan menu, Humpit prides itself on serving delicious middle eastern food that’s made fresh every single day. The food offering is simple, affordable and delicious. You can either order a hummus bowl, a loaded pita or a salad bowl, and you can add extra plant-based toppings to any of these. The falafel at Humpit is delicious and not oily at all, the pita is fluffy and the hummus is creamy and flavourful. We recommend going for a hummus bowl with spicy salsa and pickles on the side. So simple, but so good.
The award-winning Hansa’s on North Street has served vegetarian Gujarati cuisine since 1986, and was the first vegetarian restaurant to open in the city. In addition to a restaurant Hansa’s runs a cookery school, and owner Hansa Dhabi has written two cookery books. If you’re having a lazy Sunday be sure to visit for their Sunday buffet, which serves popadoms, starters, two types of curries with rice and puris and nine types of salads, all for just £10.95. You must try the Bhel Puri – this deconstructed samosa is absolutely delicious and something you won’t find in your standard Indian restaurant. This is an absolute must-visit if you’re a vegan who likes things a little on the spicy side.