My lovely home city of Hull has an abundance of incredible independent businesses, a number of which are cafés, restaurants and food markets offering a tonne of good food to tickle your tastebuds. And being a big ol’ foodie, that fact pleases me greatly.
Whilst I am definitely a meat-eater, I’m never one to overlook a tempting veggie or vegan option in the restaurants near me, and so I’ve put together a few of my favourite places to grab a meat-free planty plate of gastronomic goodness…
Perfect for: eating meat free while being surrounded by plants
Zoo Café: a place I frequent so often I’ve been told numerous times I should live there. This vegan and vegetarian friendly café is a hidden gem nestled down a side street of Newland Avenue, and offers a botanical backdrop perfect for Instagram photos, and for improving your mood! From brekkies, to burgers, to sweet treats, this quirky café promises to offer a delicious treat for everybody, whether you’re vegan or not. As if that’s not enough, the staff are all super friendly, and the prices are incredibly affordable. Win, win!
Perfect for: discovering different cuisines
Nowhere in Hull can beat Trinity Market for their selection of food. This giant market holds a number of independent businesses offering foods from around the world. So whether you’re after a taste of Italy, want to sample something Greek, or fancy taking your tastebuds to East Asia, Trinity Market promises to provide you with flavours from around the globe, complete with vegan options (Falafia is a great place to start!)
Revival Coffee and Donuts
Perfect for: vegans with a sweet tooth
I’ve always been more of a savoury kinda gal rather than someone with a sweet tooth, but if there’s one treat I can’t resist, it’s a Biscoff donut from Revival. This cool, independent shop offers an array of drool-inducing handmade donuts and speciality coffees to accompany them. The best part? Every single donut is entirely vegan! Sinking your teeth into these sweet treats tastes even sweeter knowing you’re supporting an environmentally conscious business.
Perfect for: eating while watching the world go by
Located on the end of Hull’s stunning Humber Street, Thieving Harry’s is an independent café that has quickly become one of my favourite places to grab brunch. Their menu boasts delicious breakfasts, delectable lunches and mouth-watering deserts throughout the day, not to mention their incredible coffees. Every dish has a veggie or vegan alternative, and so there’s no excuse not to head down and enjoy exceptional marina views whilst tucking into good food.
Perfect for: grabbing a light lunch to enjoy in the fresh air
Tucked away near the business offices of the Humber Street area, Nibble is a rustic eatery which has quickly become a hotspot for workers and shoppers to grab a delicious bite to eat on their lunch breaks. They offer a selection of vegetarian and vegan treats, both savoury and sweet, and is a short walk from both the marina and a beautiful amphitheatre by the water, providing the perfect place to eat and watch the world go by.