If you are thinking of trying vegan food or are a vegan in this city and not sure where to go for some decent grub, then we have picked what we think are the best places.

The number of vegan places are growing - with two vegan only cafés opening in the city centre within the last year. There are also many great restaurants with veggie options and places in Birmingham that have a separate vegan menu. Happy days.

Here is our round up for the best and most accommodating restaurants for vegans. Have we missed your favourite place? Let us know in the comments below.

Wagamama

Yaki udon (£8.95) including udon noodles with beansprouts, leek and peppers
Food at Wagamama

Japanese chain Wagamama has launched its first dedicated vegan menu. All the new dishes have been inspired by different areas of Asia. Choose from Yasai itame – a spicy soup with tofu, Kare burosu ramen – silken tofu and grilled mushrooms, Yasai pad thai – rice noodles in an amai sauce.

Bullring, New Street and Brindleyplace

Wagamama launch new vegan menu - this is what you can order

The Warehouse Cafe

The Warehouse cafe ' Allison Street, Digbeth
The Warehouse cafe ' Allison Street, Digbeth

It's all about seasonal fresh ingredients at this eco-veggie restaurant in Digbeth. As well some amazing veggie dishes, there is lots for vegans too. Choose from seasonal vegetable tofu quiche and beetroot and coconut curry on the main menu. The dessert menu is pretty vegan fabulous. We love the sound of the raw vegan orange and cashew tart on a pecan and almond base.

54-57 Allison Street, Digbeth, B5 5TH

Natural Healthy Foods

Birmingham city centre's first proper vegan café opened this year with the novel concept where diners pay for the food by weight.

It serves a selection of chillis, risottos, cheesecakes and brownies alongside a range of beverages like kombucha, a fermented tea drink, which is said to boost digestion, immunity and energy.

A bowl of kaleslaw
A bowl of kaleslaw

It is buffet style - you help yourself to as many colourful dishes as you like - to find the ones you prefer the most! There are two plates to choose from - a small oval shaped one or a large round one for bigger appetites.

Try the insanely moorish raw onion bread!

Orion Building, Suffolk Street Queensway, B1 1LT

Cherry Reds

Cherry Reds cafe bar
Cherry Reds cafe bar

Much loved café Cherry Reds offers lots of vegan dishes. One of the best is the all day vegan breakfast - Linda McCartney sausage, deep fried tofu, beans, mushrooms, two buttered granary toast, vegan spread, cherry tomatoes and hash browns (£6.90).

Crispy potato hash with asparagus and fried tofu and sunflower seeds at Cherry Reds
Crispy potato hash with asparagus and fried tofu and sunflower seeds at Cherry Reds

Other dishes include roast balsamic beetroot and peppers with hummus, spinach and seeds (£4.50) and falafel burger with fresh tomato and coriander salsa (£8.50)

88-92 John Bright Street, B1 1BN​

Mowgli

Mowgli bar/restaurant at Grand Central.
Mowgli bar/restaurant at Grand Central.

Our latest Indian street food eatery has its own separate vegan menu where you will find nine different vegan dishes! Choose from Tea Steeped Chickpeas - chickpeas simmered in a rich Darjeeling spiced tomato and spinach sauce, Calcutta tangled greens - sweet and nutty drumhead with mustard seed and lemon.

Mowgli tiffin boxes

And there are four types of Indian street chaat including classic bhel puri - puff rice with crisp gram threads, peanuts and spiced sweet and sour dressing.

Grand Central

Yakinori

The exterior of Yaki Nori at Grand Central
The exterior of Yaki Nori at Grand Central

This popular Japanese eatery does great vegan sushi but it also does a fantastic yasai teppanyaki for £9.99.

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cooking using a flat iron griddle to cook awesome dishes with your choice of noodle. Vegans love the grill noodle in a yasai yaki sauce with golden tofu, aubergine, broccoli, peppers, beansprouts, onion, spring onions, and garlic, sprinkled with fresh fried shallots and pickled ginger.

Grand Central

Pizza Express

Inside the complex's Pizza Express
Pizza Express

A surprising entry on our list, we know, but vegans rave about the vegan cheese Pizza Express serves up on its vegetarian pizzas (you just need to ask). The menu has the Vegan Giardiniera.

Vegan pizza at Pizza Express
Vegan pizza at Pizza Express

For starters you can go for Bruschetta Originale then choose from four vegetarian pizzas such as Margherita Bufala - buffalo mozzerella tomato, fresh basil, fresh tomato, garlic oil and oregano.

Bullring, Brindleyplace and Mailbox

Fressh

The promise at Fressh - everything is 100 per cent plant based
The promise at Fressh - everything is 100 per cent plant based

This is the latest new vegan café to open in the city centre. As well as salads, soups and sandwiches, vegans can choose Mac 'N' Cheese and with sweet potato, almond sauce, coconut bacon, almond Parmesan Chip P and butternut squash curry with quinoa, and meatball sub - mushroom and brown rice meatballs with marinara, sauce and mozzarella.

5 City Arcade, off Union Street, B2 4TX

Bodega Cantina

Bodega South American Bar and Cantina in Bennetts Hill
Bodega South American Bar and Cantina in Bennetts Hill

Bodega is very popular with Brummies for its tasty range of South American and Mexican food so it's good news it has a vegan menu!

Choose from dishes including frijoles - black beans cooked until velvety with garlic, roasted cumin seeds and a hint of chili. Or filled with avocado, sweet potato, black beans, pico de gallo salsa with toasted pine nuts.

12 Bennetts Hill, B2 5RS

Bistro 1847

Battered halloumi with pea emulsion at Bistro 1847
Battered halloumi with pea emulsion at Bistro 1847 can be made as vegan option

Named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed, Bistro 1847 is also a great place for vegans. You can order many dishes on the menu as a vegan option. On its current menu, you can get the very interesting sounding vegan Surf &Turf - aubergine steak, seaweed salad, kohlrabi coleslaw and Jersey Royal potatoes.

26 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

Pho

Pho Vietnamese Street Food restaurant, Grand Central
Pho Vietnamese Street Food restaurant, Grand Central

Vietnamese chain Pho has recently introduced an amazing vegan menu. On the starter menu, dishes include spring rolls, lotus stems with green beans and sesame seeds. For main, enjoy vermicelli rice noodles with a lemongrass and chilli wok fried topping, served with beansprouts, veggie spring rolls and peanuts.

Grand Central

Cafe Soya

Cafe Soya
Cafe Soya

Cafe Soya is a Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant and it's no surprise that meat is strictly off the menu. There is a feast of options for vegetarians and vegans alike such as tofu and vegetable in clear broth or spicy Tom Yum Soup made with coriander, chilli lemongrass, pineapple and mushrooms. All their dishes can be made without egg or dairy products if you ask.

2 Upper Dean St, B5 4SG

Jyoti's Vegetarian

Jyoti's
Jyoti's

This family-run, award-winning vegetarian Indian restaurant is famous for its delicious Indian curries and starters. We recommend you try the Chana Batura - chickpea curry with fluffy fried bread or puri and aloo curry.

The restaurant is happy to cater for all dietary requirements.

1045 Stratford Road, Hall Green, B28 8AS

3 Three's coffee lounge

Jumbo vegan hotdog
Jumbo vegan hotdog at 3 Three's

Yes, this place sells coffee but it is also offers a veritable feast for vegan eyes! Apart from one sandwich, all foodie options are vegan. Choose from sandwich fillings such as turkey style with sun dried tomatoes or salads such as quinoa, edamame and corn. We highly recommend the jumbo vegan hot dog made with tofu.

Martineau Place and Great Hampton Street, Gun Quarter

The Stable

The Stable
The Stable

The Stable has a separate vegan menu with four specialist vegan pizzas with Bute Island vegan mozzarella. Choices include the one potato, two potato - herb roasted potato, thyme roasted, sweet potato, Spanish onion, spinach, tomato sauce and mozzarella.

Pizzas at The Stable
Pizzas at The Stable

What about The Hazel Nutter - spinach, caramelised onions, field mushrooms, asparagus, mozzarella topped with roasted hazelnuts. You can also get vegan garlic bread.

115 John Bright Street, B1 1BE

Not Dogs

This vegan hot dog store opened inside the Bullring's Link Street in December 2016.

All original Not Dogs are created with an eight-inch quorn bratwurst.

The Plain Jane is the cheapest at £4.25 and comes topped with Heinz Ketchup and French's Mustard.

All other Not Dogs are £4.75, including The Original Frank – topped with Heinz Ketchup, French's Mustard, American cheese and home-made caramelised beer-fried onions.

We were disappointed on our visit just after it opened, but we know many vegans love the place so it's worth checking it out.

Not Dogs, Link Street, Bullring

The Vegan Pie Shop

The Vegan pie shop
The Vegan pie shop

The Pie Shop in Pershore Road, Stirchley, may look like a standard greasy spoon but it will be the first 100 per cent plant-based pie shop in the West Midlands. The café offers proper comfort food - and happily dispels the myth that vegan food has to be strictly healthy nosh. Pies include Sanx Pie - spicy cheesy mash and baked beans, curried fishless pie, kebab pie, chilli vegetable pie.

1422 Pershore Road

And your best street food option

Vegan Grindhouse

Food from the Vegan Grindhouse
Food from the Vegan Grindhouse

This award-winning, Midlands-based vegan street food truck serves delicious plant-based Americana street food. Catch them at our various street food markets, including the popular Digbeth Dining Club.

For their latest market, check out their website here.