Struggling to find the best vegan restaurants Derby? I’m not a vegan myself, nor have I tried most of these places, but after extensive research (and huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this), here’s my edit of the best plant based options in and around Derbyshire. Updated January 2022.
Fully vegan restaurants, Derby
Plant on Saddlergate in Derby is a 100% plant based café and bar which gets rave reviews for both it’s food and service. Their daytime menu changes fortnightly to ensure ingredients are always seasonal. Much of the produce is grown by Plant themselves!
Sound Bites, Derby
Is a 100% vegan shop specialising in organic and fair trade products and Yaffle café upstairs.
Vegan Night at The Greyhound Inn
Weekly vegan night. The kitchen closes at 3pm for a full clean down to ensure a fully vegan service. There’s a vegan street food menu with vegan burgers, ‘notdogs’ and lots of lovely Tex Mex flavours. There are plenty of tasty vegan options during the rest of the week too.
Vegan restuarants in and around Chesterfield
Vegged started out as a plant based takeaway only business, specialising in burgers and burritos. They’ve quickly become so popular that they’ve recently opened their own café on Sheffield Road on the outskirts of Chesterfield town centre. I’ve not yet tried them but they get great reviews. The extensive menu has everything from ‘wings’ and skewers to vegan sushi.
Figaro is a recently opened plant based café in Wingerworth. They specialise in serving healthy, wholesome food with an Italian twist. All the food, drinks and cakes served are vegan. The menu looks amazing – everything from breakfasts to homemade pizzas to the most delicious sounding salads. They’re running some great special offers to celebrate Veganuary.
Vegan restaurants in the rest of Derbyshire
Sin Carne Cantina is a vegan, Latin inspired café-bar in Matlock Bath. Everything looks utterly delicious. They’re a new business who has been hit hard by 2020 so please do give them a follow and share their posts if you’re at all interested in their offerings.
The Vegan Spice Company in Tissington is currently offering a take away dish every weekend. It’s provided cold with reheating instructions. Delivery and collection available.
Pepino Deli in Glossop gets rave reviews for its delicious plant based food and its community spirit.
Also in Glossop is The Globe, a vegan pub (just be aware that recent Trip Advisor reviews are mixed).
For more vegan food finds across Derbyshire, check out this amazing Instagram page:
Scarthin Books – this famously quirky bookshop in Cromford has a hidden gem vegan and vegetarian café. Famous for its vegan soups, homity pies and cakes etc.
Thyme to Eat Café in Chesterfield gets great reviews and has a good selection of vegan options.
Vedi in Derby. Relaxed vegetarian café serving freshly prepared wraps, salads, smoothie bowls using local, organic produce.
Just outside Derbyshire… Pom Kitchen in Sheffield’s Sharrowvale is THE most instagrammably fabulous vegan and veggie eatery.
Other places to try for great vegan options:
Let’s Taco Bout It was recently Derby’s best newcomer in the city’s food and drink awards, currently on residency at the Mixing House has some amazing vegan options. Try ‘Vegan Al Pastor’ tacos, totally plant based ‘pork’ served with fresh guac and charred pineapple salsa. Other vegan options include chilli ‘beef’ tostada, patatas Mexicanas, nachos and corn riblets.
Hathersage Social typically has a good selection of vegan options.
The Oakwood in Glossop has delicious sounding vegan options including salt and chilli pepper cauliflower bites and southern fried oyster mushrooms.
The Market Pub in Chesterfield has numerous vegan options including dinner kebabs, burgers and sausage. Keep your eyes open for their vegan tasting menus.
Green Pavillion in Buxton normally enjoys rave reviews for its vegan and vegetarian offerings. The café is currently closed but you can order online for collection or local delivery.
Derby based Planet Doughnut have various vegan options. Look out for a local pop up!
Grandela Artisan Treats – vegan bliss balls and cheesecakes from Chesterfield artisan market or for local delivery/collection from S40 (and bliss balls can be posted nationwide).