If you are a business traveller, finding vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafes may be a challenge, but fear not; we have put together the ultimate list of vegetarian and vegan places to eat in Birmingham and they happen to be a short distance from all the FirstStay serviced apartments. Let’s chow down! In no particular order:
Cherry Red’s Café Bar
Whether you just need a break from a busy day or want to experience Birmingham’s café scene, Cherry Red’s, located just around the corner from New Street Station on John Bright Street. Cherry Red’s is an independent café and bar that provides an extensive menu that includes vegetarian as well as vegan options. Famous for their falafel burger, Cherry Red’s also offers halloumi and roasted veggie sandwich options too. Bring your carnivorous coworkers and no one will be disappointed during any meal.
Home of the best vegan food in Birmingham, or so their online reviews claim, Fressh is a healthy café located just off Union Street that features a 100% vegan menu. Order at the counter and enjoy plant-based drinks like matcha latte made with coconut milk with your taco bowl. Service is speedy and the atmosphere relaxed. The menu includes a tempting selection of burgers, salads, wraps and subs as well as pastas, sandwiches and snacks. Fressh also offers a breakfast menu until 11 a.m. featuring vegan versions of favourites like breakfast burritos, egg muffins and bagel sandwiches.
3 Threes Coffee Lounge
A coffee lover’s idea of heaven, 3 Threes Coffee Lounge is located in the Jewellery Quarter and features a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options on their extensive menu. This modern space is available to hire and 3 Threes does catering as well. The hip, trendy staff makes sure you are well satisfied with your choice of delicious home baked vegan cakes and pastries with plenty of gluten free options on offer. Carnivores are welcome to this fab spot which is perfect for holding impromptu, informal business meetings too.
Little known fact; the vegetarian society was formed in the year 1847, hence the name of one of Birmingham’s most innovative vegetarian institutions. Artfully constructing miraculously delicious food, Bistro 1847 has an impressive seasonal menu and will change the way you see veggies. Vegetarians will love the goats-cheese bonbons that are complimented with chard, kohlrabi and a tangy chilli jam. Inventive mains and lush desserts as well as a specialty cocktail list round out the menu at Bistro 1847, so be sure to arrive hungry.
Damascena Coffee House
Fans online rave about Damascena’s salads, mezzes and hummus at this halal spot directly opposite the Birmingham Cathedral of St. Phillip’s on Temple Street West. The menu is extensive, but not to worry; the friendly helpful staff will be there to recommend their favourites or you can request a sample platter. What arrives is guaranteed to be fresh and delightful as well as an amazing value. Finish your sumptuous meal with one of their sweet treats and do not forget to stop back for breakfast sometime.
So whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a coffee meeting spot or a fantastic evening meal, Birmingham city centre restaurants have you covered with a fantastic array of vegetarian and vegan offerings. We do not have to remind you that your well-appointed kitchen in your FirstStay serviced apartment has everything you need to create your own vegetarian or vegan meal.