If you’re in search of the best vegan restaurants in Belfast, you’ve landed in the right place.
There are some excellent restaurants in Belfast, but many are lacking when it comes to tasty vegan options.
However, fret not – there are plenty of great spots for vegan food in Belfast, once you know where to look!
In the guide below, you’ll find our favourite vegan restaurants in Belfast along with some great eateries that offer a decent selection of vegan dishes.
Our favourite places for vegan food in Belfast
The first section of this guide is packed with our favourite vegan restaurants in Belfast, from the brilliant Sage to the very popular Umi Falafel and more.
Note: As always, we recommend asking before you order to ensure that whatever you’re about to eat is suitable for any dietary requirements you have.
Transformed from a fine dining establishment to a casual neighbourhood restaurant, takeaway, and a shop in 2021, Sage is a great place to enjoy delicious vegan food in Belfast.
Whether you wish to try the chef’s signature leek pasta, the vegan burger & chips, or sample desserts like chocolate coconut tart a visit to Sage promises to be a memorable dining experience.
The restaurant boasts a lovely interior and a large covered outdoor area. This is widely regarded as one of the best vegan restaurants in Belfast for good reason.
Located in the centre of Belfast, Jumon mainly focuses on delicious Asian vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
The head chef and owner Tamsin is in charge of preparing mouthwatering delicacies from the south-east Asian region such as Cambodian curries, Korean kimchi, and Sichuan rice.
You should definitely try the signature Pok Pok (tomato, avocado, carrot, pickled pineapple, and papaya). Jumon also offers a wide range of artisan cocktails and both local and Asian beers.
3. Umi Falafel
Umi Falafel is an award-winning chain of restaurants with branches in Cork, Dublin, and Belfast that focuses on Middle Eastern cuisines and delicacies.
This chain of dining establishments has won numerous awards including John & Sally McKennas’ Best in Ireland since 2018′ and Travellers’ Choice 2020.
The menu is entirely vegetarian and largely vegan with favourites such as the Palestinian Falafel pita which is filled with hummus, tomato, cucumber, tahini sauce, parsley, aubergine, and chilli and Falafel salad and sweet potato fries with tzatziki dip.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best brunch in Belfast in 2021 (there’s lots to choose from).
4. Coppi Restaurant
Located in the heart of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Coppi Restaurant offers a great selection of Mediterranean and Italian dishes.
The restaurant is named after the cycling legend Angelo Fausto Coppi and attracts large crowds of both tourists and locals since its opening in 2012.
What’s on the menu?! Expect to find a wide range of Italian style tapas (cichetti), freshly made pasta dishes, pizzette, and desserts.
A dedicated vegan menu is available daily at Coppi with plenty of gnocchi, ravioli, risotto, and cichetti options to choose from.
Welcome to Buba, a stylish dining establishment in Belfast where every bite is heavenly. Opened in 2018, this Eastern Mediterranean influenced restaurant is run by husband and wife, Tony and Andrea O’Neill.
Guests can look forward to a fabulous selection of dishes dedicated to vegans. Expect to find lots of small plate dishes that are easy to share.
Try the delicious shakshuka falafel balls or go for the shared vegan mezze board which includes pita bread, salad, falafel, 2 kinds of hummus, and baba ganoush. Buba is also known for its amazing artisan cocktails.
Casual spots for tasty vegan food in Belfast
Now that we have our favourite vegan restaurants in Belfast out of the way, it’s time to see what else the city has to offer.
Below, you’ll find a good mix of spot for vegan food in Belfast, from the brilliant Curated Kitchen to a place that dishes up one of the best vegan pizzas in Belfast.
1. Curated Kitchen
Voted as the best café in County Antrim in 2019 by the Irish Restaurant Awards, Curated Kitchen offers a menu curated from vegan books such as Dirty Vegan, Bosh and Peace & Parsnips.
Order the lentil and bean chilli with guacamole or try the smoky spiced corn stew called Pozole. Curated Kitchen is also known for its tasty hot chocolate and chai tea.
2. Bo Tree Kitchen
If you wish to enjoy delicious vegan Thai cuisine while exploring, look no further than the Bo Three Kitchen. Located in the Queens University area, this restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine with an extensive vegan/vegetarian menu.
The vegetable green Thai curry is definitely a crowd-pleaser, as well as the popular coconut soup with lime juice, galangal, and mushrooms called tom ka gai.
3. Tony & Jen’s
Tony & Jen’s is run by two nutritionists, which should give you a good sense of what’s on offer on the menu here.
The menu consists of many vegan dishes and sweet treats including everything from vegan pancakes to vegan waffles.
Tony & Jen’s is also a popular brunch venue, especially on the weekends. The drinks list is impressive, if you fancy a tipple! Make sure to try the oat milk latte and Matcha tea.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best Sunday lunch in Belfast in 2021 (with something to tickle most tastebuds)
4. Pizza Punks
Foodies in the mood for some vegan pizza should definitely pay a visit to the Pizza Punks in Belfast. Located in the Cathedral Quarter, this vegan eatery offers a wide range of pizza with more than 50 toppings available.
Feel free to load your pizza dough with veggie haggis, vegan chorizo, vegan mozzarella, BBQ pulled jackfruit, jalapenos, and red peppers. Not to be missed are the vegan milkshakes and cocktails.
Fancier spots for vegan food in Belfast
The final section of our guide is packed with fancy spots for grabbing some vegan food in Belfast (one even has a Michelin-star!).
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the excellent Deanes EIPIC and 2 Taps Wine Bar to the very popular EDO Belfast.
1. Deanes EIPIC
Looking for a fancy restaurant in Belfast with an extensive vegetarian menu? Make your way to Deanes EIPIC, a Michelin-starred dining venue where the famous Chef, Alex Green, is in charge of creating an incredible seasonal menu.
From 2 course meals to a 12-course menu, this sophisticated restaurant offers the best quality ingredients cooked to the highest standard.
We recommend ordering the Vegetarian Menu Surprise. Just make sure to check in advance as this is described on their site as ‘Vegetarian’, rather than ‘Vegan’.
2. 2 Taps Wine Bar
Nestled in the centre of Belfast and offering views of the Merchant Hotel, 2 Taps Wine Bar is all about traditional Spanish tapas and fine wine.
The menu caters for vegans and many dishes are gluten-free. For a memorable dining experience, try the vegan tapas!
2 Taps Wine Bar is also well-known for its outdoor terrace which is actually one of the largest outdoor restaurant terraces in Belfast.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best coffee shops in Belfast in 2021 where you can grab a top-notch caffeine fix.
3. EDO Belfast
Last on our list is EDO Belfast, a Spanish tapas dining venue located in the heart of Belfast on Upper Queen Street. Vegans can look forward to enjoying a variety of healthy and gluten-free dishes such as tortillas, veggie paella, and batatas bravas.
If you’re looking for a heart feed, make sure to try the chickpea and tomato stew! Owner and head chef, Jonny Elliot has years of experience working all over Europe. He even crossed paths with world-famous chefs like Gary Rhodes and Gordon Ramsey.
What great spots for vegan food in Belfast have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant vegan restaurants in Belfast from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best vegan restaurants in Belfast
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from where to grab the best vegan pizza in Belfast to what are the fanciest spots for vegan food in Belfast.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best vegan restaurants in Belfast?
When it comes to vegan food in Belfast, it’s hard to beat Jumon and Sage (although any of the places mentioned above are good!).
Are there any fancy restaurants for vegan food in Belfast?
If you’re looking to mark a special occasion, Deanes EIPIC is worth checking out. They have a dedicated vegetarian menu (not necessarily fully vegan, so check in advance).
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