Trying to dine out vegan for yourself or a friend can bring some people out in a cold sweat.

But more and more venues in Huddersfield are now embracing animal free cuisine.

We have scoured the town to find the best vegan-friendly hangouts, so vegans can leave their pocket full of emergency nuts and bread at home (trust me, I’ve been there).

Goat Cafe

Trinity Street, Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 6pm

Watch our video review:

Video thumbnail, Goat Cafe video review
Video Loading

Huddersfield’s new and only fully vegan cafe. Expect a weekly changing blackboard menu with soups, smoothies, mains, snacks and most importantly, home made cake, vegan ice cream and custard.

READ MORE: Goat Cafe review: We sent a vegan and a carnivore for a working lunch vegan-style — here's what they thought

Baba Ganosh

Lord Street, Mondays to Thursdays non to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays noon to 1am and Sundays 3 to 11pm

Fancy a take out or a cheap meal in? This humble takeaway produces arguably the best falafels in the area at a pocket friendly price. Middle Eastern dips, stuffed vine leaves, spicy potatoes, pickles, salads and bread are also on offer. Can be ordered online.

Thai Sakon

Thai Sakon
Thai Sakon

Mondays to Fridays 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Saturdays 6 to 11pm and Sundays 6pm to 10pm

One of the longest-established vegan friendly eateries in the town. There is a separate vegetarian menu, with many of the dishes vegan.

READ MORE: Resaurant review: Thai Sakon, Huddersfield

Blue Rooms

Byram Arcade Westgate/Station Street, Wednesday to Saturdays 9am to 9pm

Cosy cafe-cum-bar and relaxed restaurant that serves sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads and falafel burgers and wraps. Changing daily specials include vegan options and staff are very accommodating regarding other dish requests.

READ MORE: Lunch time, any time! See what we thought of the cafe-style fare at The Blue Rooms in Byram Arcade

Parish, Kirkgate

The Parish pub on Kirkgate
The Parish pub on Kirkgate

11am to 8 pm Monday to Friday, 12 to 8pm Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday

Formerly famous for its burger challenge, its new El Pasajero Central and Southern American menu gets the vegan thumbs up. Several sides can be added to the lentil chorizo filling.

Green Island

Packhorse Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Food from sunny climes for cold Huddersfield days. This cafe is the only place to find Mauritian cuisine, which consists of various curries and stews. There is also a separate burger, pannini, burrito and baked potatoes menu with vegan options.

Bar Maroc

Bar Maroc
Bar Maroc

New Street, Sundays to Thursdays 4pm to late and 4pm to 3am Fridays and Saturdays

There’s only one main dish on the menu here, and that’s its that much-talked about diet ruiner, the pizza.

After requests by dairy free eaters, vegan bases are now on offer. Diners can pick three vegetable toppings for a set price. The hardest part is to choose whether to add vegan cheese or hummus onto the base or go all out and have the unholy alliance together.

Wood Street Bar

Wood Street, Mondays to Wednesdays noon to 11pm, Thursdays to Saturdays noon to 2am and Sundays 3 to 10pm

Another place that has got on the vegan pizza band wagon, following a change in management. No vegan cheese here but the more healthy alternative of grated carrot. You get an extra topping for the same price as in Bar Maroc to boot.

Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay's restaurant and cocktail bar is now open for brunch
Discovery Bay's restaurant and cocktail bar is now open for brunch

Wood Street, Tuesday to Saturday 5pm to late.

Two main dishes and three starters on offer here for those with a spice addiction who are wanting to try something a little different.

Great place to indulge your cocktail-loving side too.

READ MORE: Restaurant Review: Discovery Bay, Huddersfield

Toby Carvery

Brighouse Road, Mondays to Thursdays 8am to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8am to midnight and Sundays 8am to 10.30pm

I know what you’re thinking. But surprisingly the chain now has several vegan options on both its main and children’s menus, including butternut squash and kale bake, a wellington and a cottage pie. Sage and onion stuffing is also a goer. Family Sunday roasts out need no longer be a thing to send you into a panic-stricken meltdown.

Little Chilli

Little chilli, restaurant Viaduct street, get a blessing from Buddhist monks, owners Glyn and Unmarin Edwards.

Viaduct Street, Tuesdays to Saturdays noon to 3pm and 5pm to last sitting at 9.30pm and Sundays 5 to 9pm.

A new rival to Sukon Thai. The vegan-friendly menu may be a bit smaller but is proving to be a popular evening out.

Lalas

Lala's Restaurant in Huddersfield
Lala's Restaurant in Huddersfield

St George’s Square, Sundays to Thursdays 5 to 11:30pm and Fridays and Saturdays 5pm to 12:30am.

Happy to ensure chosen dishes are cooked in vegetable oil rather than non vegan alternatives. Just ask when ordering. Naan bread not suitable but rice and chapatis are fine.

READ MORE: Restaurant Review: LaLa’s

Gringos

Viaduct Street, Sundays noon to 9pm Mondays to Fridays 4pm to 10pm and Saturdays from noon to 10pm

Mexican Burritos and fajitas with stir-fried veggies on offer.

READ MORE: Restaurant review: Gringo's

Warehouse, Zetland St, Mondays to Thursdays 10am-1am, Fridays 10am to 3am, Saturdays 10am to 4am and Sundays 10am to 12am

Vegan sports fans need not go hungry here, with two tempting main dishes to try out while watching the latest game on the telly. They are the Asian khichdi and the Lebanese-style aubergine crumble.

Apadana

Apadana restaurant on Viaduct Street
Apadana restaurant on Viaduct Street

Viaduct Street, Monday to Thursday 2pm to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays 2pm to 10:30pm, Sundays 1 to 9pm, closed Tuesdays

Go for its Persian vegetable stews and Middle Eastern appetisers.

READ MORE: Restaurant review: Apadana, Huddersfield

Queenies

Queen Street, Mondays to Saturdays 8.30am to 4.30pm

Cafe with vegan options including home made dairy free soups, paninis, bagels, sandwiches and cakes.
Also served are soy based coffees and matcha green tea lattes.

Coffeevolution

Coffeevolution
Coffeevolution

Church Street, Mondays to Fridays 7am to 7pm, Saturdays 7.30pm to 6.30pm and Sundaysfrom 9am to 6pm

Arguably the independent go-to place for bagels. Hummus and roast veg are the main vegan filling, which can also be served in a panini. Several salad options are there for those on a health kick, along with a vegan meze board. Soy milk is on offer to take advantage of their large coffee menu. Also check it out for its mini art exhibitions and late opening cultural events.

Northern Tea House

Northern Tea House
Northern Tea House

King Street, Mondays to Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 5pm

Re-fuel here on vegan platters, falafel and crusty bread sarnies.

Espresso Corner

Kirkgate, Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 6pm, Saturdays 8am to 6pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm

Now selling vegan cupcakes. Need we say more?

Coffee Kabin

Queensgate, Mondays to Thursdays 8am to 6pm, Fridays 8am to 9pm and Saturdays 10am to 9pm

Breakfasts include avocado and mushrooms on toast and porridge. Sandwiches and salads for lunch

Little Lotus Sushi

Kingsgate Shopping Centre Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 5.30pm and Sundays 10am to 4.30pm

The home of vegan sushi and healthy Japanese soups and noodle dishes. Check fresh noodle dishes are vegan before ordering.

Bakehouse

The Bakehouse, Imperial Arcade
The Bakehouse, Imperial Arcade

Imperial Arcade

In a hurry? Try the vegan hummus sandwich.

Half Moon Health Foods

Half Moon Street, Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 5.30pm

Lots of choice here, including refrigerated and frozen goods. Expect to find tempeh, soya cheese and yogurts, sweet and savoury snacks and other goodies. Shop owner can sometimes order certain products in.

Holland and Barretts

New Street, Mondays to Saturdays 8.30am to 6pm and Sundays 10.30am to 4pm

Sells vegan-friendly sweet and savoury snacks for those on the move.

J Dodd and Co.

Market Walk, Mondays 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays 9am to 5.30pm, Saturdays 9am to 5.15pm

Another place for on the go snacks.

If you would like to add another suggestion to our list, please email chloe.glover@examiner.co.uk