New year’s resolutions come in a number of forms. Whether you’re trying to quit old habits or try something new, Veganuary could be the answer for you. Tried and tested by 580,000 people throughout 209 countries in 2021, Veganuary is a worldwide campaign that encourages people to be kinder to both themselves and the planet by switching to plant-based foods for a month.
Luckily, there is a plethora of vegan restaurants around the UK that will make cutting down on meat and animal products feel like a walk in the park. Not only do they serve indulgent plant-based meals but they also make for great Instagram snaps on your feed.
Here are the trendiest and most Instagrammable vegan restaurants in the UK. And trust us, there is a little something for everyone. Who knows, your taste buds might never want to revert back to your traditional diet after you try these places!
Purezza – Did somebody say pizza? – 61.6k followers
It all started with one simple question: “How do we make pizza better?”. The answer is right in front of your eyes: Purezza.
Purezza has come a long way in the vegan culinary industry. It started out as the first vegan pizzeria in the UK, founded in 2015, and was awarded Best Vegan Restaurant 2021. Since then, they’ve kept the inventions coming. From wholegrain sourdough to the ground-breaking cheesesteak calzone, innovation is at the core, tied together by a vision for a better world. Plus, Purezza’s menu is 95% gluten-free.
Because the love for vegan pizza keeps growing, they’ve branched out across the UK. The state-of-the-art vegan pizzeria can be found in Brighton, Hove, London, Bristol, and Manchester.
Church – Temple of Fun – Say a little vegan prayer – 36.1k followers
Church is a place that not only brings together holy vegan food, exquisite music, and a retro arcade but also has quite an intriguing story. Located in Osborn Works in Sheffield’s Kelham Island, Church is the creation of Victorian architect William John Hale who specialises in church design and is the only industrial building he ever designed.
Church, Temple of Fun is the dream come true of Bring Me The Horizon frontman, Oliver Sykes, who opened the venue in 2018, on the eve of the building’s 100th anniversary. The arcade bar overlooks the River Don and features South American religious iconography. It is a 220-capacity live music venue and, most importantly, serves 100% vegan food. From the Gouda God burger to a classic Buddha Bowl, devour food in the company of renowned artists in the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Deaf Havana, and Sophie and the Giants.
Erpingham House – Variety is key – 27.9k followers
Erpingham House – a paradise abundant with vegan food – is an incredible place to start your Veganuary journey. A bright and inviting space, the plant-based food is as colourful as the floral décor. The whole menu is vegan, and the business is completely plastic-free, so you can dine on ethical and divine food. Not only that but Erpingham House is a certified carbon-free dining restaurant. Diners are given the opportunity to plant a tree with each bill for the small price of 99p added to their bill; there are 5,488 trees planted to date.
The menu has something for everyone, from Caesar Salads to Chimichurri Tacos. If you’re heading over to try the meals on offer, consider indulging in the Mac & Cheese. Rich and delicious, you’ll be shocked to find out this is made completely from vegetables. The carrot sauce is flavoured with nutritional yeast – a vegan staple!
Erpingham House is located in several locations, including Edinburgh, Norwich, Brighton, and London.
Eat of Eden – The taste of Jamaica – 27.3k followers
Enter the garden of (vegan) Eden where organic, ethically sourced food meets Caribbean Ital and European-infused dishes. Complement your meal with a spirulina moss healthy drink or a sorrel juice made with fresh hibiscus roots.
Winning on food taste and presentation, both your taste buds and Instagram feed will be thriving. Share an indulgent platter with your friends and family or devour one of Eat of Eden’s signature dishes, such as the pumpkin curry meal or the ackee and sweet pepper meal. Finish off with a mouth-watering dessert, like the chocolate heaven cake served in a surprise jar. It’s made from organic chocolate, and packed full of nutrients, so you’re doing both yourself and the planet good.
Eat of Eden embraces that home cooking feeling at several locations around London, including Clapham, Brixton, Shepherd’s Bush, Lewisham, Walthamstow, and Croydon. Make sure you visit!
This Veganuary, celebrate your taste buds and the planet by indulging in some of the snazziest and most inviting restaurants across the UK. Because plant-based can be fun too!