Whether you’re on the hunt for some of the best vegetarian and vegan food in the UK, or craving tapas with a locally-brewed craft beer, eating in Sheffield is always a treat.
Where to eat in Sheffield if you’re a vegan
Vegan or not, you’d be crazy to give Make No Bones a miss. The venue alone is worth a visit – housed in the listed building Osborn Works, designed by the famous Sheffield architect William John Hale.
There – comfortably ensconced in the building’s pews in the light of a Victorian stained glass window – you can sample some of Sheffield’s best vegan food.
Make No Bones is run like a street food kitchen – just walk in, order and sit down. This is the vegan equivalent of a classic burger joint and dishes include Southern fried tofu burgers, paprika-laced potatoes, barbecued corn on the cob and homemade garlic bread drizzled in melted nut cheese.
Make No Bones also features a 100% vegan bar, so you can wash down your meal with wine, beer or cocktails – the choice is yours.
Where to eat in Sheffield for excellent craft beer
The birthplace of the UK craft beer revolution, a trip to Sheffield wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the finest. If you love your ales, head to The Beer Engine on Cemetery Road.
Don’t let its out of the way location and unassuming facade fool you. Beer fans will be delighted by the regulars – which include Estrella, Oranjeboom and Bitburger – and the bar is also well stocked with continental lagers and cider. The adventurous should sample their rotating selection of eclectic guest ales.
The Beer Engine’s meat, veggie and vegan Sunday roasts are pub food par excellence, with braised red cabbage and celeriac mash and some of the finest cauliflower cheese in Sheffield. Chicken can be replaced with goat’s cheese wellington or kale and quinoa grill with pan-fried mushrooms.
Those who want a light meal should head to The Beer Engine in the evening for a menu of simple but delectable tapas. Try the butternut squash and gingered tomatoes with lime yoghurt – it’s unbeatable.
Where to eat in Sheffield if you want good value for money
Lovers of traditional English cuisine can choose succulent roasted lamb, beef and turkey from the carvery with vegetables and fluffy potatoes for a hearty roast. Those with more continental tastes are sure to love Neapolitan pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired oven for luscious smoky flavour, or the succulent olives, cheese and charcuterie at the deli.
You can find COSMO on St Paul’s Place in the heart of Sheffield – a convenient pit stop for those exploring the city. And the affordability of COSMO doesn’t stop at the food. They’re also partnered with Q-Park, so ask staff to get a 25% discount on your parking ticket seven days a week.
Where to eat in Sheffield if you like locally sourced produce
The Rude Shipyard make most of their food in-house and what they don’t is sourced from local independent farmers and bakers. Even their delicious coffee is locally ground, from family business Pollards Roasters, established in 1879.
It’s this commitment and care that makes The Rude Shipyard is one of the best places to brunch in Sheffield. It’s hard to resist their delicious full English breakfasts, available in delicious meat, veggie and vegan options.
They also sell a range of sandwiches, soups, wraps and salads with homemade hummus, all served with freshly baked sourdough bread. Whatever your diet, there’s something for you.
The Rude Shipyard is a cafe and a bookshop in one, with a whole section filled with self-published books by local writers. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a bowl of soup and a book on a cold winter’s day.