Vegan Manchester Food Tour
Tastings: 8 different food tastings. Plenty for a full lunch.
Duration: Every Thursday and Sunday 11.30am - 2.30pm
Location: Northern Quarter, Medieval District, City Centre
Perfect for: Visitors, Food Lovers, Groups of Friends or Anyone looking to explore Manchester's food gems.
Group discounts: 4 or more adults receive 20% off
Our Manchester Vegan Food Tour is designed to showcase the amazing and talented chefs who live and thrive in Manchester.
Did you know Manchester introduced vegetarianism to the UK? Now at the forefront of the plant-based food revolution, Manchester’s restaurant scene is leading the way in vegan delights!
From old-school classics to new up-and-coming stars, we want to introduce you to a few new dishes and plenty of surprises along the way. Add in a splash of history and some fascinating Mancunian tales and you’ve got a great few hours of gourmet exploration and entertainment!
What you will enjoy?
- Eight unique vegan food tastings telling the story of Manchester and its people.
- Plenty of fascinating and fun stories about the area’s history along the route.
- We’ll explore the lesser-known backstreets of the Northern Quarter, Ancoats, and more.
- Small groups only — no more than 10 per group.
- A personalised, relaxed, and fun experience!
What you need to know
- Our Vegan Food Tour starts at 11.30am every Thursday and Sunday. Advance bookings are a must.
- The tour lasts about 3 hours.
- All vegan food and drink samples are included (enough for a big lunch); you only need to bring money for extra purchases and a tip (at your discretion).
- Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for rain, and arrive hungry!
- This is a vegan tour but we guarantee non-vegans will love it, too.
If you have any other dietary requirements or questions, please get in touch and be sure to review our FAQs below.
Terrific tour with great food
Heidi, our guide, provided a fabulous insight into the history and food traditions of the area. Getting to sample such a wide variety of items amongst the regenerated buildings while hearing her stories was thoroughly enjoyable.
Date of tour: July 2021
Combining great food with the city’s history
What a wonderful way of finding out about some of the history of Manchester, it’s diverse culture and beautiful buildings, whilst enjoying some delicious food in the hidden gems off the main streets around Ancoats, Northern Quarter and town. Was so nice to have a guided walk around the streets with Danny (our tour guide) who told us some fascinating and interesting facts about Manchester and the link between the food we enjoyed and the area.
Date of tour: June 2021
Really interesting tour around the heritage and highlights of Northern Manchester… accompanied by a variety of delicious food dishes from some great eateries as we navigated through the history… and led by the fabulous Heidi who looked after us superbly well with her local knowledge and engaging personality
Date of tour: July 2021
We think the best time for a tour is about 3 hours. We will be there or thereabouts. If you would like a more in depth Manchester food tour please email us email@example.com We can tailor-make a specific tour to suit your needs.
Once your booking is confirmed we send you an email with useful information. This includes the tour start point and time. Don’t worry our starting points are easy to find.
You will also have the details of your guide including a phone number if you get lost.
All of the food and drinks in the itinerary are included. Enough for a big lunch or dinner. You only need to bring your camera and an empty stomach.
Tips for your friendly guides are not included and at your discretion.
We’ll be walking from stop to stop so please wear comfortable shoes.
Also, this is Manchester. Be prepared for rain. Apart from that bring your camera and of course an empty stomach. We’re going to eat, eat, eat.
Our tours are rain or shine events. If it rains we try and alter the route so you are covered as much as possible.
This is Manchester though, it does rain. Please arrive prepared for rain even if it looks like a lovely day.
Did you know that Manchester invented vegetarianism?
Yes, vegetarians can be catered for. Please make sure you let us know at the time of booking.
We will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs however we cannot promise that every stop will be able to meet these needs. Vegetarians are fine though.
If you have a serious food allergy our food tours probably aren’t for you. We have had a few people come along with the rest of their group and still have a great time though.
Our guides will do their best to accommodate you with some alternative bites. You will still get to enjoy all of the cool stories and tales of Manchester.
For less serious allergies please inform us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Yes for groups of 4 – 10 on our join in tours we offer a 20% discount. For larger groups please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes we do. Please send an email to email@example.com Post Covid-19 we are only charging an extra £5 per person for a private tour. We need a minimum of 2 people.
Yes we do. We have hosted tours for the likes of Google and Allianz as well as University groups from overseas. send us an email and we can help your group out firstname.lastname@example.org
You can cancel anytime 24 hours prior to the tour start and receive a full refund. Any cancellations less than 24 hours can’t be refunded as we need to pay guides and suppliers. We will do our best to move you to another date or time slot if need be.