Veganuary, the annual campaign to encourage people to give up all foods containing animal products, is back. Each year millions of people sign up to a plant-based diet for the first month of the year and in Sheffield, those making the switch to veganism are spoilt for choice.
Sheffield has some fantastic vegan restaurants and cafes, you can even find vegan friendly beers in plenty of pubs in the city centre. Here are a few places to eat in Sheffield this Veganuary.
The Common Room
Head to The Common Room to sample their mockin’ bird menu this Veganuary. You can still choose from your favourite toppings, including Katsu, Chipotle and Dirty South (that’s gravy and greens), just swap your chicken for mockin’ bird.
Fancy something else? The Common Room also has seitan donner meat and BBQ jackfruit on the menu.
If you fancy a slice of the action this Veganuary head to Forum on Devonshire Street for a slice of vegan pizza. With four options to choose from, and new recipes expected throughout the month, it might be wise to put off that health kick until February.
For vegan pub grub this Veganuary head to The Red Deer on Pitt Street. Expect vegan sausage sarnies, southern fried tofu, vegan haggis balls, vegan puddings and more. Fancy a Sunday roast? The Red Deer’s vegan roasts are top notch.
Zizzi has been a favourite in the vegan community for many years, and this Veganuary the popular Italian has added even more vegan options to its menu. Enjoy a Vegan Rustica Quattro No-Maggi for a dairy free alternative to a four cheese pizza, topped with four varieties of vegan cheese Mozzarisella. There’s also a couple of pasta dishes and plenty of pizza choice.
For pudding? There’s the Vegan Caramelised Biscuit Cheesecake, plus the Vegan Dessert Calzone, if you fancy a challenge.
Blue Moon Café
Somewhat of a Sheffield institution in the city’s vegetarian and vegan community, Blue Moon Café has been serving up fresh, colourful and delicious vegan dishes for more than 20 years. Tucked away on a corner by the Cathedral, Blue Moon Café has an ever changing menu of seasonal dishes.
All Bar One
All Bar One has launched a brand new vegan menu to celebrate Veganuary featuring 13 plant-based starters, mains and desserts. From fresh and healthy to comforting classics, All Bar One’s new menu features the likes of Chilli Non Carne Tacos, Miso Tofu Bowl and a Rich Chocolate Pot. Enjoy two courses for £10.95 or three courses for £13.95.
Head to Las Iguanas this Veganuary to enjoy two for one on vegan mains from Sunday to Thursday throughout the month. With favourites including Cranberry Ensalada, Smoked Chipotle Pulled Jackfruit and Beetroot, and Portobello Mushroom Fajita Stacks, you’re sure to find something delicious to enjoy.
Bills is serving up a vegan set menu this month in celebration of Veganuary, enjoy two courses for £11.95 or three courses for £14.95.
Enjoy Vegan Duck Salad to start, Butternut Squash, Turmeric and Coconut Stew or Aubergine, Lentil and Chickpea Dhal for main, and Coconut Ice Cream for dessert.
The vegan set menu is served from Monday – Friday until 7pm, but there are plenty of vegan options on the main menu if you’re visiting Bill’s at the weekend.
January is a month for winter warmers and this Veganuary Pieminister on Division Street has added a brand new vegan pie to their menu. Kevin, Pieminister’s vegan friendly mushroom, tomato and red wine pie, is being joined by Chooks Away, a creamy vegan chicken pie with celeriac, smoked garlic and sherry.
Pimp your pie by adding mash, peas and a kale and parsnip fritter for just £9.50 in the Mother Earth meal or enjoy the Mothership – any pie with mash, minty mushy peas, vegan cheese and crispy shallots.
Pizza Hut has released a special vegan pizza for Veganuary. The Vegan Jack and Cheese features vegan cheese, BBQ jackfruit, sweetcorn, red onions, peppers and a BBQ drizzle. Or if that’s not your thing, there’s the Vegan Veggie or Vegan Margherita.
And for vegans on a budget, Pizza Hut is offering 41% off food during January, just head to the Pizza Hut website to redeem the offer.
And finally…the internet (and Piers Morgan) was sent into meltdown this week when Greggs announced the launch of its vegan sausage roll. The vegan sausage roll soon sold out across the UK, but truckloads of meat-free pastry goods are out to replenish the shelves. Find the vegan sausage roll at all city centre Greggs throughout January and beyond.