Many of us are adopting a healthier lifestyle, which may include making changes to our diets. Although I can’t see myself ever cutting out any particular food groups, I do try to make more of a conscious effort to eat less meat than I have done in the past. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or just want to opt for something more sustainable and nutritious when eating out, I’ve compiled a useful list of places serving healthy and delicious plant based food in Worcester. There are plenty more restaurants who will adapt their menus to offer a vegan option upon request, but these are a few which I think already incorporate a good variety of choices on their existing menu.
All Bar One
Vegan options at All Bar One
Breakfast / Brunch: The Vegan Breakfast. Banana & Bowl.
Small plates: Houmous and pitta topped with Ras-El-Hanout roasted chickpeas. Crispy mushrooms with som tam dipping sauce and chilli
Mains: Plant based burger. Falafel wrap. Nourish bowl. Butternut squash and falafel bowl
Sides: Charred stem broccoli with toasted pine nuts and lemon dressing . Sweet potato fries. Seasoned skin-on-fries with smoked paprika and saffron aioli. Onion rings.
Dessert: Carmel Biscuit Torte
All Bar One, Unit 3-8 Cathedral Square, Worcester
Call to book on 01905 677863
Vegan options at ASK Italian
Starters, Breads & Nibbles: Italian olives. Rosemary & olive oil bread. Vegan no’duja dough bites. Folded garlic bread. Vegan folded garlic bread with mozzarisella. Vegan lecca lecca. Vegan bruschetta.
Pizza: No’duja Vegana. Vegan Margherita.
Pasta: Vegan Spaghetti Al Pomodoro. Spaghetti Lentil Ragu. Non Gluten Fusilli Pasta.
Salad: Vegan Insalata Di Capra
Sides: Baby gem side salad
Dessert: Blood orange & chocolate tart. Raspberry sorbet. Mango sorbet.
ASK Italian, 2, High Street, Cathedral Square, Worcester
Call on 01905 22730
Vegan options at Bill’s
For the table: Roasted flatbread. Miso Padron Peppers. Roasted Flatbread.
Starters: Coconut, spinach & green lentil soup. Wedge salad. Chimichurri roast beetroot.
Mains: Vegan Santorini salad. Dirty Vegan Burger. Vegan Shawarma. The Hippy Bowl (ad vegan bacon or smashed avocado). Roasted chestnut & butternut bake.
Sides: Fries. Roasted flatbread. Bill’s house salad. Sweet potato fries. Roasted flatbread.
Dessert: Chocolate & salted caramel tart.
Bill’s Restaurant, Crowngate Shopping Centre, Chapel Walk, Worcester
Call on 01905 21095
The Botanist Bar & Restaurant
Vegan options at The Botanist
Brunch: Bircher muesli
Nibbles & Starters: Cauliflower wings. Sweet potato houmous. Crispy mushrooms. The vegan board (sharing board).
Mains: Vegan meatball hanging kebab. Superfood salad. Coconut sweet potato pie. Plant based burger.
Sides: House salad. Grilled flatbread. Rainbow coleslaw. Tenderstem broccoli. Chunky chips. Properly seasoned fries. Sweet chilli fries. Scotch bonnet hot sauce.
Desserts: Raspberry and almond frangipane tart.
The Botanist, Cathedral Square, Worcester
Call on: 01905 952052
Chester’s Mexican Restaurant
Vegan options at Chester’s Restaurant & Bar
Tapas: Around half of the tapas options can be adapted to a vegan version. Please specify when ordering.
Starters: Salsa Ranchero & chips. Salsa Picante & chips. Sour cream & chips. Guacamole & chips. Tricolour dip. House nachos. Nachos Grande.
Mains: Vedura Frita. Soft shell tacos with pulled BBQ jackfruit or sweet jalapeno jelly. Crispy cauliflower wrap. Fajitas with field mushrooms or smoked tofu. Burritos. Chimi-changas. Enchiladas. Chilli basket.
Sides: Mixed rice. Loaded fries. Rice with black beans & peas. Mixed greens. Refried beans. Red & green jalapenos. Mexican black beans. House salad. Guacamole. Corn tortilla chips. Soft flour tortillas.
Chester’s Restaurant & Bar, 51, New Street, Worcester
Call on 01905 611638
The Cosy Club
Vegan option sat The Cosy Club
Breakfast / Brunch: Vegan fry up. Vegan garden breakfast. Smashed avocado. Vegan Mexican brunch. Vegan Shakshuka. Vegan sausage bun. Toasted sourdough. Extras are also available to add on to your breakfast.
Mains: Small plates (4 dishes to choose from). Chestnut mushroom risotto. Vegan cheeseburger. Warm harissa baked squash salad.
Sides: Roast new potatoes. Tenderstem broccoli. House salad. Fries
Dessert: Vegan baked vanilla cheesecake
The Cosy Club, 6, Cathedral Square, Worcester
Call on 01905 915085
Vegan options at Grounded Kitchen
Mains: Tofu bao. Tempeh bao. Shichimi tofu. Shichimi Tempeh. Shichimi sweet potato. Shichimi chickpea. Korean slaw. Happy green bowl. A variety of vegan quenchers and superfood lattes are also available.
Grounded Kitchen, Foregate Street, Worcester
Call on 01905 674499
Vegan options at HASH
Breakfast: Vegan breakfast. Moving Mountain vegan sausage buttie.
Mains: The vegan hot bread sarnie. Patatas Bravas. Vegan moussaka.
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding.
HASH, Crowngate Shopping Centre, Chapel Walk, Worcester
Call on 01905 697971
Little Bento Box
The entire menu at Little Bento Box is vegan.
Little Bento Box, The Shambles Gallery, Worcester
Call on: 07818 573832
No Frickin Chicken
The entire menu at No Frickin Chicken is vegan
Find No Frickin Chicken at various pop-ups. View the events calendar HERE to see when they’re next in Worcester.
No Fricking Chicken can be found at various locations in Worcester city centre throughout the year
Call on 07786 546623
Smokin Brad’s at Firefly
Smokin Brad’s is more than just a burger joint! With a focus on quality ingredients, Smokin Brad’s serve up authentic low ‘n’ slow street food packed with flavour, but it’s not all about the meat.
A brand-new vegetarian menu was launched in April 2023, with 8 different veggie burgers and 3 veggie loaded fries to choose from, almost all of which can be made vegan on request, and there’s no fake meat in any of these dishes. All Smokin Brad’s plant based patties are made from fresh ingredients (vegetables!) in house, just the way they believe that they should be.
The Olive Branch Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar
Vegan option sat The Olive Branch Mediterranean Bistro
Tapas: Marinated mixed olives. Bread and dipping oils. Sun-dried tomato humous. Artichoke tapenade. Patatas Bravas. Bruschetta Rosso. Catalana spinach. Zucchini fritters.
Mains: Vegan paella. vegan fideua. Vegan gnocchi. Veganrisotto de rossi. Rigatoni verdura. Rigatoni Rosso.
Sides: Greek flatbread. Warm rustic bread. Roasted Mediterranean vegetables. Sweet potato fries. Skin-on chips. Herb potatoes. Side salad. Leaf salad.
Dessert: Chocolate brownie. vegan ice cream. Fresh fruit sorbet.
The Olive Branch, Church Street, Worcester
Call on 01905 616669
Reishi Plant Kitchen
The entire menu at Reishi Plant Kitchen is vegan and includes a main menu, bar menu and children’s menu.
Reishi Plant Kitchen, The Lamb & Flag Inn, The Tything, Worcester
Call on: 01905 729415
Vegan options at Zizzi
Nibbles: Pasta crisps. little soul breads. Cheeky olives.
Starters: Garlic bread. Vegan meatless ‘meatballs’. Bruschetta.
Mains: Rustica Italian garden pizza. Campanelle lentil ragu. Vegan rainbow lasagne.
Sides: Chips. Sweet potato fries. Fried purple gnocchi. Rainbow heritage carrots.
Dessert: Zillionaire’s fudge cake.
Zizzi, 106, High Street, Worcester
Call on 01905 936865
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*Article last updated March 2023