Vegan Friendly Food Chains - Eat in and Take Out UK

This article has now been transferred to our new blog and will be updated from there.
This started with the Vegan Society brief list and I have added further information and pictures and links.

All menu's and ingredients change regularly. So lookout for new recipes and changes.

ASK Italian - this restaurant wasn't on their list, but they do have vegan options - email for updated vegan list. See veganuary for further info

Bagal Nash - vegan options

Bella Italia - ask for pizza and pasta without cheese.

Boots - hummus sandwich and salads. Part of the meal deals. They also have builder protein bars, crisps including vegetable crisps, coconut water, smoothies, other drinks and fruit salad.
Smartphone users can get a Boots meal deal every Monday from 10am to 3pm for £1 via the O2 Priority Moments app. Simply show the code from the app to staff at the checkout. 

kimchi and edamame salad, raw juice and beans and houmous meal deal £3.29

Burger King - order the bean burger without cheese and mayo (check the oil is vegan-friendly).
2Our vegetarian products, which have been endorsed by the British Vegetarian Society, are prepared separately from meat products and there are a number of procedures, specified by BURGER KING® and approved by the British Vegetarian Society, to ensure that no cross contamination take place.

Neither the bun nor the veggie patty contains milk or egg and if you were to remove the cheese and mayonnaise, the burger would not contain any animal ingredients.  However, our products may not be appropriate for a vegan diet as we cannot guarantee a 100% vegan-approved preparation."

Café Nero

Other: bear yo yo's fruit rolls, chocolate and crisps and vegan mince pie November to January.



Xmas only - mince pies (Nov - Jan)

Carluccio's - has a vegan menu that offers starters, pasta, sides and a dessert.

Center Parks - Pancake House - other vegan friendly eateries in Center parks too.

Chimichanga - vegan options

Chipotle - allows you to make your own vegan-friendly burrito.

Chiquito - info on Veganuary

Costa Coffee - Offers a fruit crumble snack and a salad with more options coming.

Crown Carvaries - vegan main kiew - made with chickpeas, tomatoes and peppers and the sticky toffee pudding on their new menu is vegan without the ice cream!

Fayre and Square - Main meal and  side dishes including garlic bread.

Frankie and Benny's - order tomato soup and sorbets. Some franchises use vegan pasta/dough while others do not, so check before ordering a pizza/pasta without cheese. Link to our blog article

Giraffe have many vegan options, some ideas here, but menu's change.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen - offers a vegan-friendly burger. Further guidance.

Greggs  - offer a Belgian bun and iced fingers that are vegan-friendly but only in certain areas - check their allergy book in store for more details.

Handmade Burger Company - have a fine selection of vegan burgers and other sides, now registered with The Vegan Society. Now with vegan ice creams.

Hungry Horse - try their veg skewers and dips. Further ideas, although menu's can change.

La Tasca - see Veganuary for further info

Las Iguanas - some good options, including three mushroom fajita (ask for vegan). Dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu. See vegan info

Leon Restaurants - Curries, salads and more for vegans.

Loungers - a vegan menu which includes a burger and falafel among other items. Three course options.

McDonalds - fries, hash browns and the veggie delite (ask for without mayo) are vegan-friendly in UK.

Marks and Spencer's, falafel and houmous snack pack, samosas, sandwich wrap in selected stores and lots of salads. Pictures in take out article.

Nando’s - try the veggie wrap (just remember to hold the dairy). The soy burger may or may not be vegan dependent on the franchise.

OK Diner - options

Pizza Express - Pianti pizza, pizza without cheese, dough balls and sorbet. See our article for more details.

Pizza Hut - a wide selection at the salad buffet, deep pan pizza without cheese. See our article for more details.

Pound Bakery - vegan sausage rolls, veggie pasty, belgium buns and potato cakes  - also most of the bread is vegan, see nutritional list.

Pret - a range of lunch items like sandwiches and soups, as well as almond milkshakes. They do a monthly special vegan sandwich as well as a regular line. Usually 5 vegan items to choose from.

Prezzo - ask for pizza without cheese, or get a salad. More ideas on veganuary

The Real Greek - info

Sainsbury's - select stores sell has a roast veg wrap from Urban Eats and salads. See this article for pictures.

Slug and Lettuce - info

Starbucks - offers a vegan-friendly salad, porridge and other options dependent on the franchise as well as vegan soy-based drinks. Currently the salad has been taken off whilst the xmas menu is on, they have a vegan flatbread as part of the xmas range. See our article for further info and link to Sophie's article.

NEW JAN 16: gluten-free wrap with Moroccan-spiced carrot and orange chutney, lemon and coriander houmous, shredded carrot, crisp spinach leaves and roast mixed vegetables - YET TO SEE AND CHECK IT IS VEGAN AND GET PICTURE.

Subway - ask for a veggie delite without cheese, and not on the flatbread or the honey oat sub.

Toby Carvery - main meals such as vegan-friendly pies and bakes as well as desserts including chocolate cherry torte.
The vegetables maybe cooked in butter. They can steam a portion of vegetables for you.
(ve = vegan). Kids jelly too.

Tesco - Tesco have two falafel sandwiches. This is the vegan one, clearly labelled no mayo on the front.

West Cornwall Pasty Co - can rustle up a wholemeal vegetable pasty in select branches.

Wagamama - a large selection of Asian-inspired sides and mains his gives an idea of previous dishes. They will easily remove fish sauce and eggs and make dishes vegan.

Wasabi - offers vegan-friendly sushi

Wetherspoons - a vegan-friendly curry (specify an extra poppadum instead of naan), salad, chips and an apple crumble with fruit compote not cream or custard. There is more options if you think outside the box, unfortunately I don't know anyone working there to be able to update our Weatherspoon's blog article. This is for guidance, some items may no longer be available. They now have a dedicated vegan menu to make it easier when ordering.

WHSmith Railway Station branches- vegan-friendly wraps, salads and sandwiches from Urban Eat. See this article for pictures. Usually many snack bars as well

Yo Sushi - a large selection of Asian-inspired sides and mains. Further guidance. When last checked there was 19 vegan dishes and others that can be made vegan.

Zizzi - pasta, pizza with vegan cheese and dessert.

All menu's and ingredients change regularly. So lookout for new recipes and changes.

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  1. Hi, I'm currently trying to transition into a vegan lifestyle in the UK and as a student and just wanted to let you know that countless of your blog posts have really helped me! Please keep it up!

  2. Waggamamma in stratford westfield was amazing the other day..they sent over a young gentleman who told me all the vegan dishes available and what dishes they could also make for me..adapted to vegan.some noodles are made with egg and some are not they told me everything i needed to know..all the staff were was delicious!

  3. Hi, small question: why would the oil at Burger King not be vegan friendly? Their veggie burger is confirmed to be cooked separate from the meat - it's vegetarian society approved. So what is it that needs to be asked about the oil exactly?

    1. To check the store is doing it correctly. Some stores sometimes do this wrong and cook with other products without thinking. But should be ok if all procedures have been followed.

  4. Really informative and helpful. Just on my way to a Crown pub now for the vegan option mentioned. Thanks for the info! x