I became a vegetarian at the beginning of this year and since then I’ve eaten at some amazing restaurants across Hull & East Yorkshire.
With vegetarianism and veganism becoming more and more popular, restaurants are answering back with great cruelty-free options that rivals the meaty counterparts on their menus. With the help of our readers, and using my own experience, here are 7 of the best places to eat in Hull & East Yorkshire that have incredible vegetarian and vegan food.
(Vegetarian with vegan options)
1 Bishop Lane, Hull old town
Hitchcocks is an ‘off-the-wall’ experience located in the heart of Hull’s old town. The all-you-can-eat restaurant is 100% vegetarian with lots of options for vegans as well. In terms of cuisine, there’s a different theme each night ranging from Mexican and Italian, to Thai and Greek.
I’ve eaten here once and it was one of the strangest/best experiences in my life. The food was fantastic, and the decor/building is super inspiring. I ended up eating way too much and was up all night.
Hitchcocks have reopened last week with table service until further notice.
31 Percy Street, Hull city centre
If you have a fried chicken hole in your vegan heart then Huckleberry’s is the place for you.
Huckleberry’s American diner inspired menu includes burgers, hotdogs, nachos, chicken skewers, and a range of deserts
I’ve eaten at Huckleberry’s a couple of times and ordered a lot of takeaways from there during lockdown. The fried ‘chicken’ remains a personal favourite!
(Vegetarian with vegan options)
80b Newland Ave, Hull
Located off Newland Avenue resides Zoo Cafe, possibly one Hull’s best kept secrets. Zoo Cafe was one of my favourite eateries even before I became a vegetarian.
Zoo Cafe’s menu is colossal and has food perfect for any meal of the day.
I’ve eaten at Zoo Cafe more times than you’ve had hot dinners, and most of those times I’ve had the Zoo breakfast.
216 Newland Avenue, Hull
Newcomer Barleys is causing a storm down Newland Avenue – and for good reason! Barleys is 100% vegan and offers a great range of deli style products as well as a range of fantastic sandwiches – my personal favourite is the chicken caesar wrap.
Barleys has only been open for a couple of weeks now and I’ve visited more times than I care to admit. Plus they don’t charge extra for dairy-alternative milks which makes it the cheapest place to get coffee down Newland Avenue.
Head of Steam
(Vegetarian and vegan options)
10 King Street, Hull old town
Head of Steam isn’t a vegan restaurant but they serve some of the best vegan food in the city. Located opposite Hull Minster, Head of Steam have a reasonably sized vegan menu which contains some amazing burgers and pizzas.
I’ll never forget the first time I tried their hoisin duck pizza.
One of my favourite spots in Hull’s Trinity Market, Only offers a great range of vegan goodies, perfect for a quick & satisfying lunch. My personal favourite is the pesto mac ‘n’ cheese, but they also offer sandwiches, pizza, tacos, and sweet treats – all under £5
106 King Street, Cottingham
Blondes in Cottingham was voted number 1 vegan choice in a local Vegan Facebook group. It’s not one that I’ve tried as yet, but you can see how good it looks from the photos so it won’t be long before I check it out!