Calling all food lovers! We've put together a list of great places to eat across Lancashire that are either completely plant-based or have a fantastic vegan or vegetarian range of meals on their menu.. Read on to find the places you should be putting on your to-visit list today.  

Dedicated plant-based restaurants 

There are a number of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops across the county dedicated to offering plant-based only food and drink to cater for these dietary preferences, some of which are new on the scene and others that have stood the test of time.   

Whale Tail Café, Lancaster  

One of the longest serving plant-based cafes in Lancashire, the Whale Tail Café has been serving vegetarian and vegan options to visitors for over 25 years. The friendly café also specialises in serving gluten-free options and uses seasonal local, organic and fair-trade produce wherever possible. There is a separate children’s menu and a selection of children’s storybooks for kids to enjoy while visiting.  

Lancaster is a bit of a plant-based foodies haven with The Herbarium and Pure Vegan also offering dedicated plant-based menus, and coffee shop Brew providing a wide range of meal and sweet treat vegetarian options.  

Whins Green Kitchen, Chorley 

Whether you're a lifelong vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, you'll find something to love at Whins Green Kitchen near Chorley. This café is nestled in the hills overlooking the town, with stunning views over the Lancashire countryside and offers a huge selection of plant-based meals, from hearty soups and salads to savoury mains and handmade desserts. The café also offers an afternoon tea featuring soup, scone, cakes, sandwiches and unlimited tea, prosecco can be added too!  

Wild Root Kitchen, Halsall 

Wild Root is a fully plant-based café, deli and event space with onsite farm shop in the beautiful West Lancashire countryside. This dog-friendly option offers a range of homemade meals for breakfast and lunch, and even have a children’s menu for veggie loving little ones. Drinks on offer include cold-pressed juices, smoothies, speciality coffee, herbal teas and non-coffees like beetroot or turmeric lattes.  

The Secret Garden Café, Clitheroe  

In the heart of the historic market town of Clitheroe you can find this beautiful café with many vegan options including cakes, homemade mains, salads, sandwiches and even milkshakes and ice cream. The selection of coffees and teas can be supplemented with plant milks and there is a huge range of herbal teas for guests to enjoy. The café has a courtyard, and a health food and personal care shop on site too. They also offer afternoon teas for special occasions.  

Upside Down Coffee, Blackpool 

This speciality coffee shop is situated in the heart of the seaside resort, a place usually recognised for its tower, seafront arcades and doughnuts. See a different side to Blackpool by trying the Upside Down Coffee’s fantastic low-waste menu or if you are visiting during the week of the punk festival Rebellion, why not try the special Rebellion Menu.  

Restaurants with fantastic vegetarian options 

We’re lucky that in Lancashire many restaurants and cafes offer a great selection of vegan options, even if they aren’t exclusively plant-based.  

Potters Barn, Ribchester 

Set in the heart of the Roman village of Ribchester, Potter’s Barn is known for its incredible vegetarian and vegan options. Open seven days a week Potter’s Barn welcomes dogs, walkers and cyclists who are exploring the area, offering the chance to warm up by their log fire. The menu is full of locally sourced ingredients, providing healthy, homemade food and makes use of Lancashire’s great food suppliers. There are many gluten and dairy free options for guests to enjoy.  


Café 1847, at Booths Clitheroe and Booths Hesketh Bank  

Booths’ supermarket has a fantastic reputation for supplying residents and visitors to Lancashire with the best, locally sourced ingredients for their needs. This is the reputation that they brought along to their latest in-store cafés at Clitheroe and Hesketh Bank. These locations aim to celebrate the art of great coffee, expertly blended tea and delicious, locally made and sourced food providing the best northern welcome. There is a great menu available, with many vegetarian options to choose from!  

The New Waggoners Inn, Burnley 

Just outside of Burnley town centre you can find The New Waggoners Inn, a restaurant and bar overlooking the countryside with an excellent reputation. Not only will you find great customer service at the thriving restaurant, but you will also find a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu, making your options very clear. There is also a great selection of cask ales to compliment your meal.  

The Larder, Preston 

The Larder is a community café in Preston that specialises in sustainable food sourced in Lancashire, tackling food poverty and promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy. The options in the café change often but they strive to always have great vegetarian meals and sweet treats available.  

Blooms Restaurant, Garstang 

Located within the stylish, unique Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Blooms Restaurant prides itself in providing meals that the whole family will love, with a stunning backdrop that works well for every occasion. The blooms menu is handily split to include a dedicated four-page vegetarian and vegan section which includes starters, tapas, mains, pizzas and desserts. 

Lancashire, with its stunning landscapes and rich history is a true haven for nature and food lovers, and its clear from this list that vegetarian and vegan foodies are well catered for during their visits too. Whether you are exploring the cities, or venturing into the breathtaking countryside you’ll find a diverse range of options to tickle your tastebuds.  


Potters Barn
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Potters Barn tearoom and gift shop area.

Potters Barn is set in the heart of the Ribble valley in the Roman village of Ribchester.   Serving hearty, homemade wholesome food, using local suppliers, creating delicious soups, salads and seasonal favourites.   A daily specials board runs alongside an extensive menu.   Potters Barn is licensed for you to enjoy a drink in the lovely garden, over the summer months or a Baileys hot chocolate by the fire.

Cafe 1847 at Booths Clitheroe
Cafe 1847 at Booths Clitheroe

Visit Cafe 1847 to celebrate the art of great coffee, expertly blended tea and delicious food, carefully crafted with ingredients sourced right from the store, served with a warm, northern welcome.

Cafe 1847 at Hesketh Bank
Cafe 1847 at Hesketh Bank

​​​​​​​Café 1847 is more than just a café, it’s a place to come together to make memories and share fantastic food and drink.

New Waggoners
New Waggoners

The New Waggoners is a restaurant and bar situated in the stunning Lancashire countryside on the A682 just south of Burnley. In addition to serving delicious food, The New Waggoners is a free house with a quality selection of cask ales to compliment a varied drinks selection.

The Larder
The Larder

The NEW Larder Cafe now open in Preston city centre whos purpose is to collectively support the movement for sustainable food in Lancashire.

Blooms Restaurant
Blooms Restaurant

​​​​​​​With its gorgeous flower-themed interior and bright and cheery service to match, Blooms is the perfect setting for every occasion.



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