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Great Vegan Options in York

We get many requests here at Clearly Apartments for recommendations on where to eat in York, the choice is sometimes overwhelming! After many guests asked for good vegan food we decided to put together (with a help from a vegan friend!) this list of the best restaurants to eat at while you stay here. This list also includes gluten free restaurants so hopefully you’ll be able to feed everybody in your party!

1.Filmore & Union

Housed in one of York’s oldest buildings, the original Minster Choir School founded by the first Archbishop of York in 627, this ground floor health cafe and juice bar and elegant  first floor restaurant offers Californian-style, healthy, naturally-wholesome dishes and gluten free cakes. With fabulous views of York Minster, Filmore & Union is the perfect sanctuary to take a break from your shopping. Energise your day with one of their great body-loving breakfasts; they have everything from hemp protein pancakes to a healthy English breakfast, there really is something for all the family.

2.El Piano

Award winning and friendly this small, family-run restaurant delivers fabulous food for almost anyone to share and enjoy. This restaurant is a fully vegan and gluten free establishment. They are also nut free, perfect for anybody with allergies. This is a great place to visit if you have never been to a vegan restaurant before as there is a wealth of knowledge from the staff and they will help you through any questions you may have.  Main course or tapas style eating with a range of international influences, all dishes made on the premises from locally sourced, fresh produce. A Hispanic approach to service, opening hours and food, together with a vibrant interior of Spanish rugs, ceramics and general bazaar, creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

3.Goji Cafe

A vegetarian cafe, restaurant, deli & take-away in York. Much of their food is also vegan. This cafe and restaurant is located within the historic city walls of York on Goodramgate, just a short walk from York Minster. The food is  wholesome, nutritious and lovingly prepared from start to finish. They are passionate about the quality of their dishes, serving delicious freshly made meals and snacks and elegant dinners in the evening. The deli offers a superb choice of savoury and sweet snacks, vegan wines and gifts.


Home to some of York’s best slow-cooked meats, superfoods and vegetarian delights, Source offers a dining experience unlike any other in the city. This restaurant isn’t just for the health-conscious, it’s also for any person who happens to love seriously delicious food. They have unique meat-free options like whole baked cauliflower and BBQ-style pulled jackfruit with cornbread, Source is leading the charge for great food on Castlegate. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the city centre just steps from Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum , Royal opera house and more of the city’s finest attractions, perfect for visitors and locals alike. Make a reservation to secure a table at this one of a kind restaurant.

5.Bicis Y Mas

Bicis Y Mas has combined a beautiful vegetarian cafe and a utilitarian bike shop and workshop. Located in the beautiful Walmgate/Fossgate area of York. The area is home to Paper Drop: an Artisan paper shop, Bowler Vintage: a specialist in vintage clothing, and many other wonderful and exciting shops. If you’re looking for a warm and friendly place to relax mid-way through the ‘Way of Roses’ ride, maybe you’re meeting your friends for a ride, or even just popping out for a bite to eat, then this cafe is the place. They can provide you with a belly-filling, taste bud-tingling delight. With vegan and gluten free cakes made in house, cooked vegetarian breakfasts and delicious vegetarian lunches, their menu really has something for everyone. Even the non-veggies will love it.

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