Never has ditching the meat been so easy.

Veggies get a bit of a bad rep. The overwhelming dread of one coming around for a meal which results in frantic Googling of how to spell “ratatouille” followed by “ratatouille recipes”. So, in celebration of National Vegetarian Week, we’ve created a mini guide for the most astute of vegetarians to try some dishes they may not have been aware of and give zealous meat eaters a veggie comparison worth considering.

Here’s a reminder that dining out doesn’t have to mean missing out.

Mexican Avocado Salad – White Wolf Yoga

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Veggie BBQ Sharing Board – Constellations

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Wild Asparagus Veggie Cubano – Finca

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Veggie Street Food Tray – Lucha Libre

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Full Veggie Breakfast – 81 Renshaw

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Juicy Jerk Pineapple – ItalFresh

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Lemon And Poppyseed Porridge With Blueberries – Bold Street Coffee

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Halloumi and Cous Cous – Filter & Fox

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The Garden By Leaf – Chocolate Courgette Cake

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Falafel & Halloumi Burger – The Brink

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Eggs Benny Florentine – East Avenue Bakehouse

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Roasted Cauliflower – Maray

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Veggie Mezze – Bakchich

There’s something wildly satisfying about the word mezze. It is fun to say and even better to eat. Bakchich are bringing a little bit of Lebanese to the cobbled streets of Liverpool and if you fancy saving yourself a plane ride, head down for their veg mezze. From delicious and fresh hummus topped with pomegranates to flat breads and falafel, there’s nothing really more you could wish for.

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Chip Butty – Mowgli

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Moroccan Pancakes – Give Kitchen

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Blind Tiger – Veggie Pad Thai

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Moon & Pea – Spicy Cajun Burger

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No Pollos Hermanos Burrito – Evil Eye Burrito & Beer Shack

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Falafel Burger – Coast

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Tomato and Lentil Curry – HOST

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Full English – Portland St 358

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Falafel Wrap With Root Veg Crisps – Roast Coffee & Kitchen

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Pasta Salad – The Egg

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Butternut Squash, Feta & Crispy Sage Pizza – The Quarter

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Roasted Butternut Squash With Quinoa And Toasted Almonds – Delifonseca

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Mac And Cheese Burger – Slim’s Pork Chop Express

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Veggie Mexican Chilli And Sweet Potato Pie – Fat Flamingo Bistro

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Have you got yourself an Independent Liverpool Membership Card yet? They’re just £15 for one or £20 for two at places like The Egg, Slim’s Pork Chop Express, Free State Kitchen, Maray and close to 100 more. If you want to save money whilst shopping local then click here for a year full of discounted discovery.