To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, and all the amazing meat-free dishes on Deliveroo, we've picked some of our favourites that are so good even the most carnivorous of foodies on the team don't miss the meat.
Sri Lankan Sweet Potato and Green Bean Curry – Mildreds, Camden, Islington and Dalston
Mildreds' Sri Lankan Sweet Potato and Green Bean Curry is like a bowl of sunshine on a drab day. This gently spiced curry will fill you up and warm you up when you need a nice cosy night in or need to get out of the rain on your lunch. You get a hit of added crunch from the roasted lime cashews, and the peas rolling through the basmati rice give you little bursts of sweetness with every bite.
Quorn Vegan Nuggets – Viva El Burrito, Leicester
Just like a well-packed burrito, Viva El Burrito's menu is bursting with loads of great veggie and vegan options. You can get the Veduras Picantes and the Smokey Bean & Roasted Vegetable Chilli to top your tacos with and pile into a vegan burrito meal deal. But if you want a little throwback to the days of dunkable nuggets for your dinner, you've got to go for the Quorn Vegan Nuggets. They're crispy on the outside, juicy in the middle and perfect for dipping in chilli sauce.
Vegan Breakfast – The Garden Shed, Royal Leamington Spa
What's a lazy Saturday without a big, beasty fry up? But if you're living the plant-based life, you shouldn't miss out. Try the Vegan Breakfast from The Garden Shed – Warwickshire's first 100% vegan cafe. This all-day brekkie is piled high with a homemade lawn sausage, hash brown, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, toast and organic baked beans – you just can't have a fry up without beans, right?
Krishna's Mighty Whole Food Bowl – Anna-Loka, Cardiff
As Cardiff's first 100% vegan cafe, Anna-Loka paved the way for plant-based diets in the city. Their vibrant vegan-friendly foods are as Instagrammable as they are delicious, and they're perfect for a chilled out lunch in the office. So the next time you want to squeeze some extra goodness into your lunch break, you've got to try Krishna's Mighty Whole Food Bowl. We're talking fluffy red and white coconut quinoa, topped with creamy avocado, juicy bursts of pomegranate and kiwi, scattered with chilli & turmeric spiced cashews for added crunch.
The Templeton – GoneBurger, Dalston, Harringay and King's Cross
Veggie burgers have come a long way. Chefs are now pushing those burger boundaries to create bigger and better meat-free mouthfuls that will have beef-eaters reaching for a bean patty. Take The Templeton from GoneBurger. This is one enormous stack of a beetroot and butterbean patty, topped with guacamole, vegan cheese, salsa, chilli jam tortilla chips, lettuce and onion in a soft seeded bun that'll test the loyalty of any seasoned cheeseburger fan.
Pesto Manifesto – Purezza, Brighton
Vegan pizza – it's like all your plant-based prayers have been answered. Purezza has nailed a moo-free Margherita and their Pesto Manifesto – topped with pesto, red onion, fried courgettes, pine nuts, spinach and cherry tomatoes – is so good you won't even miss the cheese. Yep, it's THAT good!
Falafel in a Box with hummus – Eat a Pitta, Bristol
Eat a Pitta is a vegetarian staple in Bristol when lunchtime rolls around. A Falafel in a Box, with an extra helping of hummus, is packed with homemade salads and sauces all inspired by the owner's Grandmother Yolande. And you know if these recipes started out in Granny's kitchen, they're going to be doing you the world of good.
Kimchi Rice Bowl – Choi Asian Street Food, Edinburgh
Veggie and gluten free? Look no further than a Kimchi Rice Bowl with tofu from Choi Asian Street Food. Kimchi's definitely nabbed the crown for the hottest food trend around, but it's no flavour of the month. This spicy, smoky, sour and sweet Korean dish is here to stay, and it's the perfect topping for silky tofu on a sticky bed of soft rice. It's the dream office lunch at your desk, or perfect on your lap for a quiet night in.
Aloo Tikka Chaat – Scene Indian Street Kitchen, Manchester
If you're just starting out as a vegetarian, you have to give Scene Indian Street Kitchen a try. India has a huge vegetarian culture, so if there's a cuisine that's going to help you get over meat, this is it. Scene's vibrant dishes are inspired by Asian street vendors, so everything is packed full of flavour and texture. To try it at its best, get the Aloo Tikka Chaat: fluffy potato cakes with chickpeas, drizzled with chutneys and yoghurt.
Moussaka – Yalla Yalla, London
Don't panic, this Moussaka from Yalla Yalla is completely meat free. It's the perfect veggie swap for those nights when you want something wholesome and hearty after a long commute home. These baked aubergines are served with vermicelli rice then covered in a rich tomato sauce, flavoured with onions, garlic and the subtle warmth of cumin.
Fritter burger – Honest Burgers, London
If you're a big Honest Burgers fan, chances are you're used to going for the big meaty specials. But if you're recently off the meat wagon, you need to try the Fritter burger. It's a crispy cauliflower, tomato and sweetcorn patty with fragrant coriander and a cool cucumber and yoghurt dressing, served with a side of salted rosemary chips of course!
Swedish Grekisk Salad – Söderberg Pavilion, Edinburgh
Not to start any rivalry with your co-workers or anything, but it's always a good feeling when you've got the best looking lunch in the office. So if you want Scandi chic meets a meat-free lunch, the Swedish Grekisk Salad from Söderberg Pavilion is going to be your new go-to. It's everything you'd expect from Swedish cuisine – think fresh flavours, with a hint of sweet sharpness from a drizzle of balsamic – and it's going to make your work mates wish they'd left their tupperware at home.
Mezze – Levant, London
When you've got a whole crew to feed round at yours, mezze from Levant is the way to go. Get loads of tasty vegetarian dishes, like a creamy baba ghannouj, hommos, a cool labné and a fresh and zingy fattoush that you can lay out on the table and all dig into for a chilled night in Lebanese style.