5 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Derby

Top 5 vegan-friendly restaurants to enjoy in Derby as lockdown eases

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If you’re a fan of vegan food look no further.

Recent research by online meal replacement company, Exante, has labelled Derby as one of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities for takeout during lockdown.

Derby has ranked ninth in the table, showcasing the assortment of choice for vegans and hopefuls trying to cut down on their meat and dairy consumption.

And with lockdown restrictions beginning to ease over the next couple of months, Derby’s vegans will be able to dine out once again.

Here are 5 vegan-friendly establishments in Derby to indulge in:


PLANT, based on Sadler Gate is blessing Derby’s vegan community with an 100% plant-based menu.

They are striving to become the most environmentally-friendly, sustainable café/bar in the midlands, priding themselves in not serving any animal products or by-products while being mindful of their impact on the planet.

The option is there for man’s best friend to join you while you indulge in the season specific entirely vegan menu.


At BEAR, expect the luring smell of fresh coffee as you walk through their doors, located on Iron Gate and upstairs in the Intu.

Offering all-day dining, they focus on adapting to be inclusive of everyone, offering a wide selection of vegan-friendly bases and alternatives.

Their most popular vegan option will leave your mouth watering. The smashed avocado toast provides the perfect vegan base, with the option for added extras for those wanting to further their tasting experience.



Every option is available as vegan in this vegetarian café, Vedi, located on Liversage Street.

Delivering a friendly and warm environment, Vedi offers not only a broad menu of plant-based options, but also a wide range of snacks and cakes, all of which are vegan.

The Wonky Table

Located on Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter, The Wonky Table provides a rustic dining experience with a twist.

They regularly offer evenings catering for vegetarians and vegans with locally sourced produce, making food at the heart of what they do.

Their top vegan dish is the Indonesian style jackfruit, pumpkin and cashew nut curry for a classic with a vegan twist.

Annie’s Burger Shack  

For some of the best burgers in Derby, Annie’s Burger Shack on Friary Street gives the opportunity for every burger on the menu to be served as vegan, striving to be all inclusive of different dietary needs.

Recommended by vegans in Derby, the North Carolina, a vegan burger topped with 8 hour slow cooked and homemade BBQ pulled pork alternative, topped with vegan cheese and crispy fried onions.

For the entire Rhode Island experience, where owner, Annie grew up, head down to Annie’s Burger Shack where they believe in the experience, as well as the food.