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. Some updates made January 2023 – please do double check details before making a special journey.
Fully vegan restaurants, Derby
Much loved Plant on Sadlergate in Derby has now finished trading as a restaurant. However, it remains currently open as a house plant shop by day and a bar by night – and remains 100% plant based.
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.
I visited recently and was really impressed with the decor, service and food. The vegan pizzas are really popular – served on a light, crispy base and generously portioned, this is a real treat for vegans.
Vegan restaurants in the rest of Derbyshire
Sin Carne Cantina was a vegan, Latin inspired café-bar in Matlock Bath but has now sadly shut.
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. Read more here.
Some of the Chakra Lounges are fully vegetarian (not all of them!) – the Bakewell venue has a meatfree menu.
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.
The newly opened Chatsworth Kitchen in Rowsley has a good selection of vegan dishes. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweet potato cakes and the tomato carpaccio on my recent visit. Produce is locally sourced, much of it from the estate.
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).