It is the biggest event in Kirklees’ foodie calendar.
Thousands have already descended upon Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival in St George’s Square, which is renowned for everything from its crocodile stir fries to venison burgers.
But on a tour of the stalls on Friday afternoon dozens of tasty meat free treats were unearthed for vegetarians and vegans and those looking for a lighter bite.
Here’s our list of where to find some of them.
If the weather does not make you hot enough, the lentil and chickpea curry may do the trick.
Vegetable, not dairy ghee is used, making it vegan. It comes with the vegan choices of rice or chips, while vegetarians can opt for the naan bread.
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Want to join in on the burger fun? This stall offers a choice of red onion, pepper, peas and oat burgers or sweet potato patties.
One of Huddersfield’s newest restaurants, found in the Packhorse Centre, has a stall here this year.
Vegans can try out its spinach and lentil curry, while a Chinese and Indian inspired dish includes egg noodles, potatoes and quorn and is suitable for vegetarians.
Sells a vegetarian curry.
Greek Street Food
Gyros is the big dish here, but there is a halloumi cheese option.
In a hurry? These guys are selling focaccias stuffed with peppers (vegan) and different mixes of cheese and vegetables.
You may know the name from the large restaurant that sits on the edge of the square. There is no specific vegetarian or vegan item on the menu because, the server said, they can make you anything off the restaurant’s main menu in the building and then bring it to the stall. The curries, which are vegan asides from those with paneer, come with chips, rice or naan.
Island Spice Grill
Jerk veggie wraps with Jamaican sauce. Gluten free eaters can have the spicy rice box with vegetables and rice and peas.
Serving up vegan and vegetarian burritos with onions peppers, courgette corn, served in wheat or gluten free corn tortillas. They also do nachos and can make vegetable dishes made to order.
Selling what it says on the tin. Although the added whipped cream certainly makes them a lot more decadent.
Indulgent, deep-fried doughnut like strands, made from only flour, salt and water.
The lemon sauce accompaniment is vegan, along with the sugar and cinnamon topping.
The chocolate is vegetarian as there could be a trace of milk.
Now who says you cannot make a vegan fat?
Can make vegetarian dishes to order
Power to the Pizza
Makes fresh margherita pizzas (cheese and tomato).
Another vegetarian burrito stall. Come with rice, pinto bean mix, coriander and jalepenos and served in a wrap. Cheese can be omitted.
Mela Street Food
An apparently all vegetarian stall, selling sweet potato fries, samosas, halloumi burgers and falafel and hummus.