If you’re a foodie living in Hull, you’re really spoilt for choice. With amazing restaurants, cafes and takeaways located on every corner of the city, you could plausibly eat somewhere different every day of the month - but what if your selection is halved by the fact that you don’t eat meat? Never fear, as we’ve got you covered with some of the best vegetarian and vegan eateries in the region, including well-known joints and hidden gems.
Possibly the most popular vegan dining location in East Yorkshire is Blondes, a quaint cafe in Cottingham. Serving everything from scrumptious sweet treats to a good old full English, Blondes’ entire menu is 100% cruelty-free, providing you with a satisfying snack with 0% guilt. Blondes is also pet-friendly, so you can take your pooch in with you and maybe treat them to a doggy muffin... or should that be "woof-in"?
A brand new addition to the city, The Purple Robot (pictured above) is located down Humber Street and presents a mouth-watering vegan kitchen alongside an awesome taproom. Striving to produce the very best in ethical dining, the restaurant boasts an exciting and expansive menu, accompanied by a huge choice of excellent beers. Opened in August this year, The Purple Robot has already proved extremely popular with vegans and non-vegans alike, especially as it's open daily till 11:30pm.
One of the most unique restaurants in the city is Hitchcock's Vegetarian Restaurant. Only opening when around 15-20 people have booked for the evening, the first person to make a booking gets to choose the theme of the menu, which ranges from Japanese to Russian and all cuisines in between. Once everything is set in motion, you’ll be in for a night of feasting unlike any other, including starters, a buffet full of mains and an absolutely massive variety of desserts, all for only £22 a head. Even if you’re not a practicing veggie, it’s worth getting yourself down to Hitchcock's for the quirky decor and an unforgettable dining experience.
If street food is more your thing, make sure to check out Falafia, which is based in Trinity Market. Serving a menu centred around freshly made falafel for the health-conscious individual, you can customise your order to your heart’s content, with additional options including veg, sauces and even vegan "chicken". The Falafia also regularly takes part in Hull Street Food Nights and other foodie events, so look out for them the next time you smell something delicious carried on the breeze.
This is only a small selection of veggie/vegan-friendly spaces in Hull and East Yorkshire. Let us know your favourite by commenting below or tweeting recommendations to @sobananapenguin.