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Leicester guide: The best vegan eats

By BZLeicester 04 Oct 2021

Over the last decade the popularity of the vegan lifestyle has exploded, meaning there are now lots of places that cater for vegan and plant-based diets across the UK. 

Leicester has some fantastic eateries across the city, serving a range of different cuisines with a lot of them offering veggie and vegan options too. 

But what about those restaurants and cafés that are focusing on serving up the most delicious vegan dishes and snacks? Here are our picks for the best vegan spots in Leicester...

Healthy Louisa

If you're looking for a quiet spot to tuck into some vegan food then Healthy Louisa is the place for you. Here you'll chow down on delicious plant-based food, sourced locally with options such as fresh buddha bowls, pancakes, smoothies and granola bowls. They've also got swinging chairs to offer you a truly relaxing experience - just don't forget your book!

When: Weds-Fri: 1100-1830, Sat 1100-2000, Sun 1100-1830

Where: 63 Belgrave Gate, LE1 3HR

Herb Restaurant is committed to serving up quality vegan and veggie food that'll keep you coming back for more. The restaurant offers Indian food from the Kerala region which is also known as the 'Land of the Spices' so as you can imagine, you'll be getting a flavoursome meal here. The prices are reasonable too, with most mains setting you back less than a tenner.

When: Sun-Thurs: 1200-2200, Fri-Sat: 1200-2300

Where: 96 Granby Street, LE1 1DJ

Prana Café is 100% vegan and serves a fantastic selection of vegan meals, snacks and drinks. If you're feeling ravenous, then dive straight into one of their many mains including pizzas, burgers, rice bowls or breakfasts. They've also got a number of sweet snacks that'll go down a treat with your coffee. If there's a special occasion coming up, you can also order a hand-made cake from here or go out for afternoon tea! 

When: Mon-Fri: 1000-1600, Sat: 1000-1800, Sun: 1100-1600

Where: 10 Horsefair Street, LE1 5BN

If vegan fast food is more your bag then look no further than Huns! There are plenty of messy burgers made with vegan chicken, tons of options for loaded fries and they've even got a vegan gravy available too. If that's not enough students also get 15% off on a Thursday, so be sure to head down there at your next opportunity for a nifty discount. Collection and takeaway only. 

When: Thurs-Sat: 1700-2100, Sun: 1630-2030

Where: 439a Welford Road, LE2 6BL

The World Peace Café

World Peace Café is a quiet haven located inside a buddhist centre, which serves Lavazza coffee, tasty cakes, grilled sandwiches, light salads and jacket potatoes. The Café also hosts themed meal and meditation nights which give you the opportunity to unwind at a meditation session before filling your boots with a delicious vegan 3 course meal! 

When: Tues-Sat: 1030-1630 (1100-1530 for food)

Where: 17 Guildhall Lane, LE1 5FQ

Choose one of these vegan outlets for your next meal out - you won't regret it! 

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