These are the best places to get vegetarian food in the city

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Want to go out for a meal with your family and friends should not be a problem for those who don’t eat meat or fish. If you’re vegetarian, vegan or just looking to cut down on your meat consumption, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite veggie-friendly menus in Birmingham!

Cherry Reds | John Bright Street

Cherry Red’s food menu boasts plenty of options for brunch, lunch and snacks. It’s especially good for lovers of falafel and halloumi, but there are plenty of options such as the ‘Hearty Vegan’ and ‘Hearty Veggie’ for brunch, veggie sausages and mash for lunch and sharing platters. ‘Boozy milkshakes’ such as the Night Sky mocha (Kahlua, chocolate and caramel) are also a particularly notable feature of the menu. Meat-eaters won’t be left out either, with delicious burgers, sandwiches and pancake stacks on the menu, meaning there are options for everyone!

With both a cafe/bar in Kings Heath (York Rd) and in central Birmingham (John Bright St), Cherry Reds is a destination for all. Don’t be fooled by its location close to the city centre, as the cosy, lively and intimate atmosphere make it the perfect escape.

tamatanga | Navigation Street

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The recently-opened restaurant Tamatanga (no, the lowercase is not an accident!) on Navigation Street follows in the successful footsteps of its Nottingham counterpart, and it fails to disappoint us veggies. Ther are separate menus for vegan and gluten-free guests, as well as a huge array of veggie options make it a great destination for all lovers of Indian food.

2-4-1 cocktails from 12pm-7pm (on the same cocktail) every day are another major selling point. Ingredients including egg whites, chilli flakes and edible flowers make these drinks interesting to say the least, but the risk definitely pays off in flavour! The bustling atmosphere and excellent food at tamatanga will make it your new favourite Indian restaurant.

Damascena | Temple Row & Alcester Road, Moseley

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Damascena, in Moseley and on Temple Row, is full of Middle Eastern goods. The abundance of vegetarian and vegan options feature flatbreads, makali wraps and fatayer (pastries). The café is located opposite the beautiful St. Philip’s Cathedral, giving you the perfect backdrop for your meal. Damascena also has a range of coffees, teas and milkshakes to accompany your food. It’s the ideal destination if you’re looking to replace your usual veggie burger and fries!

3 Three’s Coffee Lounge | Martineau Way & Great Hampton Street

Whether you’re in the city centre or the Jewellery Quarter, 3 Three’s Coffee Lounge has you covered. With cafes in both locations and sandwiches and sweet things to eat in and take out, 3 Three’s is a haven for non-meat-eaters. The cafe provides tasty meat substitutes like vegan chicken clubs and BLTs. It also offers twists on veggie classics with sweet chilli falafel sandwiches and vegan mozzarella/tomato paninis. You also won’t believe that their triple chocolate cookies, red velvet cupcakes and Oreo rocky road are all vegan!

Grand Central Kitchen | Stephenson St

With low prices, delicious food and an optimum location, Grand Central Kitchen is an all-rounder. Though many reviews commend how good the meat options are, don’t be disheartened as a vegetarian or vegan. The wraps, sandwiches and pizzas are all delicious, as well as their sweet treats. You can’t miss it on Stephenson St, making it ideal for a shopping break or after-work snack.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen | Brindleyplace, Mailbox & New Street

Despite past advertising campaigns including quotes like “You always remember the time you gave up being vegetarian”, GBK is surprisingly good for us veggies. Many menus in popular chain restaurants generally have only one or two veggie burgers. However, GBK offers four interesting, flavoursome options for you to sink your teeth into. The Classic Veggie is far from plain, while the Dippy Hippy (vegan) is one of the best burgers we’ve ever had…

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