National Vegetarian Week runs from May 14 to 20.
And what better time to try some of Huddersfield's vegetarian and veggie-friendly restaurants, cafes and shops in the town?
Huddersfield is not a desert when it comes to catering for those who don't eat meat, fish or vegans, who don't eat animals products such as milk and eggs.
While Huddersfield no longer has a dedicated vegan cafe, it does have a proper vegetarian cafe in form of The Peppercorn, on Trinity Street.
And while there aren't any other dedicated venues (to our knowledge) there are plenty of vegetarian-friendly places in the town with lots of options for vegetarians and omnivores.
Some cuisines such as Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern food lend themselves towards vegetarianism and Huddersfield being a large town has plenty of these.
53 Trinity Street, HD1 4DN
Huddersfield's only (as far as we know) dedicated vegetarian eatery and it's a good one, according to our vegetarian reporter Stephanie Finnegan.
The menu is pretty varied serving a vegan full English breakfast all day plus wraps, burgers, ramen, bean chili non carne, cakes, tarts and deserts.
21 Lord St, Huddersfield HD1 1QA
Middle Eastern cuisine lends itself well to vegetarians and vegans. At this very reasonably priced takeaway veggies and vegans can pick up falafel wraps plus hummus and babaganoush dips. Babaganoush is like hummus where the chickpeas are substituted for aubergine.
5 Saint John's Road, Huddersfield HD1 5AY
The national religion of Thailand is Buddhism and strict Buddhists eat no meat, hence Thai menus leave meat-free diners with plenty of options. Thai Sakon has a separate vegetarian menu.
50 King St, Huddersfield HD1 2QT
Rastafarians are vegetarian and their meat-free 'ital' diet forms part of Jamaican cuisine. During National Vegetarian Week the Caribbean chain will be laying on some vegetarian additions to its menu. The 32 options include deep fried okra, a jerk halloumi mushroom burger and a vegan spice chickpea ital wrap. Irie!
28 Kirkgate, Huddersfield HD1 1QQ
This hard rocking venue has a Latin American themed menu with tacos, burritos, quesadillas (cheese stuffed tortillas) plus lentil chorizo, beetroot fritters and vegan dips.
28 Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield HD1 2RT
A Mauritian cafe? In Huddersfield? Yep. And Green Island has a decent range of vegetarian options, both from Britain and the island in the Indian Ocean. These include a vegetarian full English breakfast, soups, and Mauritian chickpea and potato curry.
92 New St, Huddersfield HD1 2UD
There’s only one main dish on the menu here, and that’s its much-talked about 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.
5 St George's Square, HD1 1LG
Happy to ensure chosen dishes are cooked in vegetable oil rather than non vegan alternatives. Just ask when ordering. Naan may not be suitable for vegans but rice and chapatis are fine.
8 Railway Arches, Huddersfield HD1 5DL
This has a meat-heavy menu but it isn't bereft of veggie options such as nachos and a veggie fajita.
9 Viaduct St, HD1 5DL
This Persian and Middle Eastern restaurant has a huge selection of vegetarian starters, hot starters and mains, including stuffed vine leaves with yoghurt sauce, aubergine stew and a veggie mousakka.
Also worth a try...
- Queenies, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St, HD1 2SP
- Coffeevolution, 8 Church St, HD1 1DD
- Northern Tea House, 36 King St, HD1 2QT
- Espresso Corner, 11 Kirkgate, HD1 1QS
- Little Lotus Sushi Ramen and Bento, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, HD1 2QB
- Bakehouse, 8 Imperial Arcade, HD1 2BR