The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants For Students In Leeds Revealed

No matter if you’re a vegan, vegetarian or just someone who’s looking for some delicious plant-based food to enjoy, Leeds has an abundance of vegan restaurants to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets. 

If you’re not sure where to head to, you’ll love our student guide, with the tastiest vegan restaurants in Leeds revealed. 

To top things off? These recommendations aren’t too far from your student accommodation, so get ready to tantalise your taste-buds!

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1. Döner Summer

On the hunt for the best vegan comfort food in Leeds City Centre? Doner Summer has got you covered. 

Located on Call Lane, this place specialises in vegan Berlin-inspired street food with a variety of dishes to choose from, along with cocktails, beers and ciders. 

You can feast on mouth-watering plant-based kebabs, vegan fried chick’n, loaded fries and vegan soft-serve ice cream. 

For grub galore, order their ‘Chick’N’Parm Kebab’ with buttermylk fried chick’n, garlic parsley butter, leaves, Philly cheeze sauce, pickles, tomato relish, spring onion, dill pickle mayo and vegan hard cheese. 

If you don’t feel like heading out for a bite to eat, you can order a takeaway through Deliveroo



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Address: 10-12 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DN

2. Friends of Food

When it comes to vegan restaurants in Leeds, Friends of Food is well worth adding to your list. 

Situated on Hyde Park Corner, this popular spot specialises in gourmet American-style burgers, dressed fries and delicious sides. 

Not sure what to pick? Go for their The Big B burger with a side of duck fries and house sauce for dipping, you won’t regret it! 

With over 4k on Instagram, it’s safe to say this place is making waves in the city’s food scene, so make sure to check it out. 



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Address: Park Corner, 12 Hyde, Leeds LS6 1AF

3. Humpit – The Hummus & Pita Bar

For those studying in Leeds looking for some meat-free grub, Humpit – The Hummus & Pita Bar is a game changer. 

It’s easy to see why this place is a local favourite, with homemade hummus, vegan-friendly falafel wraps and pitas, and fries on the menu. 

You can choose a pita stuffed with falafel, hummus and salad or opt for a hummus bowl with a pita bread to go with it, the choice is yours! 

Considering you can find it within the Leeds University Union, why wouldn’t you go and try it?! 


Address: Leeds University Union (basement level, Leeds LS2 9JZ) 

4. Eat Your Greens

Vegan dining in Leeds doesn’t get much better than at Eat Your Greens, a casual organic restaurant and natural wine bar in the heart of the city. 

Here you can chomp down on seasonal dishes made from local organic produce, with choices to suit vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

If you try one dish, make it the Bhaji & Mustard Leaf Bowl with spiced cauliflower & carrot bhaji, carrot puree, mustard leaf, lemon dressing and dill seed za’tar.

Still hungry for dessert? Order their blackberry frangipane with coconut and plum. 


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Address: 42 New York St, Leeds LS2 7DY

5. Cantina 

Based inside The Old Red Bus Station and Leeds University Union, Cantina is an exciting addition to the city’s vegan food scene. 

You can munch on mouth-watering vegan junk food at affordable prices, from seitan nuggets to cheesy cauliflower to juicy burgers to loaded fries to munch boxes and more. 

A stand out for us has to be The Classic, a deep fried seitan patty, lettuce, cheeze, tomato, pickles, fried onions and burger sauce. 

Go for one of their scrumptious sides too, ours would have to be the Salt and Pepper loaded fries! 



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Address: 104 Vicar Ln, Leeds LS2 7NL

6. Bundobust 

Next up on our list of the best vegan restaurants in Leeds is none other than Bundobust

Specialising in Indian street food and craft beer, this award winning food hub has an extensive menu consisting of mouth-watering dishes to suit everyone. 

From Bundo Chaat to Paneer Tikka to Onion Bhajis to Vada Pav to Tarka Dhal & Rice, you’ll be blown away by the choices here. 

It’s not just vegans and veggies who will be impressed with this place, even your meat-eating besties will love Bundo, so be sure to head here! 



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Address: 6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ

7. Kuala Lumpur Café 

Despite not being a fully plant-based restaurant, Kuala Lumpur Cafe is well worth checking out due to their wide variety of vegan plates. 

For starters, order their Vegan Chicken Satay with satay sauce, onion and cucumber, and for your main opt for the award winning Nasi Lemak. 

Consisting of aromatic coconut rice served with traditional Malaysian chili sauce, peanuts, fried anchovies, boiled egg and cucumber, this is a must-try. 

The best part? Students get 10% off so make sure to bring along a valid ID to take advantage of this offer.  

Address: 2-4 Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN

8. Laynes Espresso

Ok, while technically not a “restaurant”, Laynes Espresso serves a full day menu, which offers plenty of mouth-watering vegan options to choose from.

Fancy a cosy Sunday brunch or a quick lunch ite between lectures, they’ve got you.

The vegan breakfast brioche actually features yummy vegan bacon, but trust us – the wild mushrooms on brioche are truly heavenly. And, OMG yes, they have sweet vegan treats as well – from crumbly cookies to banana chocolate and strawberry bundt cake.

Don’t give the coffee a miss, obvi – it’s rumoured to be some of the best in Leeds – we’ll let you decide!


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Address: 16 New Station Street, Leeds LS1 5DL England

So, that’s it from us on the tastiest vegan restaurants for students in Leeds, we hope you’ve found your new foodie heaven! 

Let us know where your favourite vegan food hub is @urbanstudentlife.

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