Almost Famous – Vegetarian Leeds

I was recently invited to attend an event at Almost Famous in Leeds to try out some of their new menu. When I first received the invite I was a little surprised as a vegetarian, my friend works there so I knew they used to be fairly anti-veggie/pro-meat. Almost Famous is such a fun and popular place and it was quite exciting, as a vegetarian who can often be left out, that they have introduced a small vegetarian selection to their menu.

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Whilst being heavily invested in meat the vegetarian options aren’t as typical or boring as you may expect. The Brittany Murphy at £8.50 is two mac patties, sun dried tomatoes, onions, lettuce, jalapeno relish, famous sauce and redneck BBQ sauce in a regular burger bap form. Your second option if the Anna Nicole at £10, easily feeding two or three people, this mammoth meal is a three cheese toasted melt with pineapple, sundried tomatoes, jalapeno relish, million island sauce and redneck BBQ sauce.

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At the event I was sat with fellow veggie blogger Natalie, The Tofu Diaries, which was great as we ordered both meals and shared them. Both were really nice but incredibly bad for you (ahh dear wedding weight loss diaries). They had a lot of flavor and a lot of thought has gone into creating a tasty, unique vegetarian alternative.

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Sides were the area Almost Famous could definitely improve for veggie options. The chips and waffles all have meat sprinkled on top with no way of ordering them without for the vegetarians, which would be an easy solution and probably a successful one to implement. Chips available to non meat eaters have a marmite topping, which I liked despite not being a fan of marmite, but it does limit your options if your a vegetarian marmite hater. Other than the chips mac and cheese balls are available which were so tasty and filling.

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Whilst there we also tried a few cocktails, something you should definitely give a go if you go to almost famous. I really loved the famous frickin’ swizzle although many really liked the soda shack gimlet that contains portobello gin, cream soda cordial and lemon zest and tasted like, ‘liquid cheesecake!’

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Overall american style restaurants in the UK normally have nothing I can eat other than grouping sides together, so being able to have a choice of two very different meals was great. The food was delicious and the cocktails too so I would highly recommend Almost Famous and hope their space on the menu for veggie options grows!



  1. Nadiya Sloan
    2015/08/21 / 08:19

    It’s not easy to find a good American food joint in the UK but I’m glad you did and enjoyed good food there. Love review posts so much! I have literally just discovered your blog and yay for how much I love it :) Left a huge comment on your previous post cos hey, girl loves everything wedding lol.
    Anyway, hope you have a great weekend.
    xox N.

  2. Ana Ravishing Roses
    2015/08/21 / 08:36

    Im from leeds and also a veggie so this post was so useful! I didn’t even realise they had a veggie option so that is so useful to know.


  3. Samantha Pinkie
    2015/08/21 / 19:40

    Next time I’m in Leeds I need to go try the Marmite chips. I’m not a vegetarian but I love to hear that places are creating more options for those who are. If the Veggie options are tasty I’d quite happily choose them over the meat options. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  4. 2015/08/21 / 21:48

    Marmie chips sound amazing! I am too far from Leeds sadly but as a fellow vegetarian it’s nice to know progress is happening across the UK!

  5. 2015/08/22 / 00:20

    This place looks so much fun! One of my best friends lives in Leeds, so I might have to check it out when I go to visit her next.

    ♡ Emily from Trendpill x

  6. Leanne Winters
    2015/08/22 / 17:36

    its nice that they implemented veggie options, but i agree that sometimes ‘sides’ lack in good options for us :( we need some cool edgy vegetarian grill houses in the UK!

    Leanne’s Lifestyle Blog

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