10 Vegetarian Restaurants In York, England

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The capital of Yorkshire county, the city of York, is one of the most historic cities of the United Kingdom. Situated in the northern part of England, York was voted European Tourism City in June 2007, was also deemed as the ‘Best Place to Live’ in Britain by the Sunday Times, highlighting the city’s mix of culture, history, and technology and also as a culinary destination with many innovative restaurants. Following the trends of the last years, many vegetarian restaurants opened in the region and even the meat offering places have added tasty options for their vegetarian guests. We have gathered the best options for an amazing vegetarian culinary experience in the coolest vegetarian restaurants in York, UK. Let’s go!

1. Goji Cafe Vegetarian Cafe & Deli

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Goji Café is a vegetarian café that also offers plenty of vegan dishes. Chef Wendy used to be a painter and now has a personal goal to make the customers’ day better by providing healthy food. This thought has been passed on to the clients, convincing them to visit Goji Café quite often. You should not miss the hummus platter or the quiche potatoes, but when entering Goji’s your eyes will also catch the various delicious cakes!

Goji Cafe Vegetarian Cafe & Deli

Address: 36 Goodramgate, York, England, YO1 7LF

Website: Goji Cafe Vegetarian Cafe & Deli

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 4:30pm; Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm; Sat: 9:30am - 5pm

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2. Source

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Source is an innovative fresh food restaurant on Castlegate. It’s not an exclusively vegetarian restaurant, but even though it serves meat, it has plenty and delicious vegetarian and vegan options. The whole dessert menu is also vegan! The ambience is really cosy and the names of the dishes are sometimes fun. Be sure to try Tofish and chips and the pulled jackfruit!


Address: 1 Castlegate , York, England, YO1 9RN

Website: Source

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 10pm; Sat: 10:30am - 11pm; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm

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3. Humpit - Hummus & Pita Bar

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The Humpit began in 2014 with a dream to create real authentic hummus and to be able to enjoy it with a warm pita. Five years later, the Humpit has established itself in the York community. The ambience is really nice and cosy, the staff super friendly and the healthy food always lives up to your expectations. With lots of gluten-free options, the menu is absolutely tasty and a true value for money option. Accompany your pita with a salad and enjoy a complete and mouth-watering experience.

Humpit - Hummus & Pita Bar

Address: 12A Church Street, York YO1 8BE, England

Website: Humpit - Hummus & Pita Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 6pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 8pm

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4. True Story

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True Story is a family business, offering 100% plant-based vegan cafe where you can start your day with coffee and brunch, or visit afterwards for lunch. The ingredients used are mostly organic and local. The ambience is warm and the staff with a positive attitude. You will find a huge selection of cakes, very tasty coffee beans and delicious ice cream. As for the savoury part, the portions are, in a word, hearty!

True Story

Address: 18 Lord Mayors Walk, York YO31 7HA, England

Website: True Story

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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5. Las Iguanas

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With a hidden rooftop garden and meat-free Mondays, Las Iguanas, a typical Latin American restaurant, has managed to become a true go-to place in York. With many vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu, the veg community has an opportunity to taste more exotic food. The jackfruit burrito will amaze you not only with its taste but with its looks as well. Just don’t forget to order a cocktail with your tapas!

Las Iguanas

Address: 21 Back Swinegate | City Centre, York YO1 8AD, England

Website: Las Iguanas York

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10pm -11pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 12pm; Sun: 10pm - 10:30pm

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6. Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant

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Kennedy’s Bar & Restaurant is really the place to be. It stays open until late, with not expensive alcohol, open-mic nights, two-for-one burger on Wednesdays and a special roast on Sundays. Furthermore, the staff keeps the ambience and the smile at all times. The food is super tasty and the menu has many vegetarian options. You can also visit Kennedy’s for a nice cup of coffee and brunch in the morning, in order to talk to your friend’s and the staff about the crazy last night you had at the same place!

Kennedy's Bar & Restaurant

Address: 1 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX, England

Website: Kennedy’s Bar & Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 8am - 11pm; Wed - Thu & Sun: 8am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 8am - 2am

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7. Melton's Restaurant

Melton's Restaurant
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Melton’s is renowned for serving high-quality food in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with a fine selection of wines; it is one of York’s leading restaurants. Since the opening hours are limited, it would be better to make a reservation prior to your visit. The pleasant staff will guide you through the menu and will find the most suitable wine for your options. As for the vegetarian plates, an excellent choice is the butterbeans and the seasonal vegetable broth.

Melton's Restaurant

Address: 7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, England

Website: Melton’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Wed - Sat: 12pm - 1:45pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

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8. Skosh

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The Skosh presents itself as a restaurant with contemporary British cooking with an international twist. The menu is really diverse, having seafood alongside meat and of course vegetarian plates. The mushroom risotto or the spinach and ricotta cannoli are delicious! Just be aware that the restaurant has a strict reservation policy, so just don’t miss it!


Address: 98 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, England

Website: Skosh

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 12pm - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm – 4:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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9. Coconut Lagoon

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Coconut Lagoon is an authentic Indian restaurant with special Southern Indian recipes, specialising in Keralan cuisine. Spicy food lovers will not be disappointed. In between delicious seafood and juicy meat dishes you may find amazing vegetarian options, such as Avial, an exotic Kerala-style brahmin’s mix, a truly green mix of Indian drumstick, snake guard, green plantains, suran and grated coconut. You may also want to try the dosas and vegetarian curry. The portions are good and the staff friendly! So let’s spice it up!

Coconut Lagoon

Address: 56 Clarence Street, York YO31 7EW, England

Website: Coconut Lagoon

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm – 10:30pm; Sun: 5pm – 10pm

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10. Delrio's restaurant

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Delrio’s is an Italian restaurant in the heart of York. The menu offers locally sourced meat, fresh seafood, traditional pasta, pizzas, and home-made desserts, with the use of highest quality ingredients provided by both Italian and local suppliers and of course a wide selection of wines and cocktails. You will have the opportunity to watch the preparation of your dish since there is an open kitchen. As for vegetarian dishes, you will find plenty of choices. But can you really resist not ordering everything?


Address: 10-12 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AE, England

Website: Delrio’s

Oening hours: Tue - Sat: 6pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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A vegetarian experience in York, UK

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Being one of the best places to live in the UK, York has a well-developed restaurant market. The vegetarian options are many and some of them belong to the best restaurants in the city. Keep our guide to be able to find the tastiest dishes for you! Bon appetit.

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