Vegan Food in Wakefield

Veganuary got you wondering where you can eat out? We're here to help.

Eleanor Taylor, Experience Wakefield

It’s Veganuary! You’ve made your resolution, so don’t falter at the first hurdle – start your New Year right with our useful list of options for vegan food in Wakefield.

1. THROWBACK COFFEE HOUSE

A latte coffee having milk added to it.

They call themselves “Throwback“, but if anything, they’re a throw-forward: with super-cool surroundings, a menu full of amazing vegan treats, and ethically sourced coffee (and oatmilk, of course), it’s a 21st century trailblazer, and heaven for those of a plant-based persuasion. Oh, and dogs are welcome, too. What more could you want?!

2. CORARIMA

The interior of Corarima restaurant, with wooden tables and traditional Abyssinian pendant lamps

Prepare to be amazed, because not only is Corarima’s menu super vegan-friendly, it’s also gluten free, and (believe us) incredibly delicious. Like, tell-all-your-friends delicious, learn-to-make-injera delicious, who-knew-gluten-free-vegan-could-be-so-tasty delicious. And with oodles of friendly charm, it’s a perfect place to take your vegan-sceptic friends for dinner. Who knows, you may just convert them…

3. DOBOY DONUTS

Oh boy… if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love Doboy. With branches in Wakefield and Castleford, Doboy is the king of gooey, indulgent donuts packed full of flavour, topped with all manner of delights – and proud to be vegan friendly. They’re constantly refreshing their menu, adding seasonal variations and special creations throughout the year. Go on… treat yourself.

4. EGO

Like Doboy, Ego have a couple of venues in the Wakefield district: Ego at The Bull’s Head in Horbury, and Ego at The Beverley Arms in Ackworth. Both serve up delectable dishes from around the Mediterranean – including French, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Moroccan food – and have a dedicated vegan menu, with some seriously tasty options. Saving the planet while treating your taste buds? Yes, please.

5. TÊT RESTAURANT

Located in the heart of Wakefield city centre, Tết is a chic, modern Asian restaurant (with some seriously slick decor), serving up incredible Vietnamese and Thai food. They have a dedicated vegan menu with some decidedly delicious dishes on it – Mushroom Satay, Fine Bean with Garlic & Black Pepper, Sweet Corn Cake… we could go on, but we’re making ourselves way too hungry as it is, so we’ll just say: go, eat, enjoy. You’re welcome.

6. FREYA COX

A Picture Of Celebrity Chef, Freya Cox

OK, she’s not a restaurant, so maybe we’re cheating a bit, but we’re excited and we want to share! Vegan baker Freya Cox (along with British-Iranian food writer and chef Sabrina Ghayour) is coming to Rhubarb Festival 2022!
Watch her concoct an amazing creation right here in Wakefield, and pick up some top tips on how to cook up a storm in your own kitchen.
For more about Rhubarb Festival, click here.

So what do you think? Do you agree with this list? Are there venues we’ve missed? Let us know! Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and give us your best plant-based tips for Veganuary and beyond.