Vegan london guide

A completely incomplete list of all our favourite eats in London - updated regularly (ish)

 


EAST

Boiler House

152 Brick Lane, Shoreditch

Another great spot for a lot of vegan street food in close proximity, weekends at the Boiler House brings together Pomodoro e  Basilico (burgers, cheese sticks and sweets), Eat Chay Club (crunchy, perfectly seasoned vietnamese baguettes and salads), Ethiopiques (decent sized helpings of Ethipian curries mopped up with injera) and Dough Society (vegan doughnuts holla). Many vegan food sellers had their start here including the famed Temple of Seitan (see below).

 

Hackney Downs Market 

Amhurst Terrace, Hackney

Every third Saturday of the month some of London's best vegan food sellers fill up this courtyard and it is a beautiful (and very delicious) sight. Expect everything from baked goods, tofish, mac 'n cheese, burgers and burritos. And expect to leave very very full (and very very poor).

 

Mooshies

104 Brick Lane, Shoreditch

Featuring big flavours like aubergine fillet o'phish and onion baji, Mooshies is undoing many years of veggie burger neglect. The burgers are all really tasty and you can also add sides like cheesy fries with all the trimmings. AND, like that's not enough they've teamed up with local vegan bakers Vida bakery to offer a selection of bespoke brownies. 

 

What the Pitta

Boxpark Shoreditch (also Boxpark Croydon)

Probably the best kebab of your life, whether you're a meat eater or not. Honestly the döner 'meat' here is frighteningly on point. The portions are also huge so be sure to come very hungry or share if you must. 

 

Temple of Hackney

10 Morning Lane, Hackney

Another mind boggling 'meat' experience in the form of fried chicken. The texture, the seasoning and the presentation all adds to the illusion of the real deal being consumed. Not for the faint hearted, definitely for the former fans of KFC. 

 

MOTHER

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick

A slight change in direction, MOTHER offers colourful smoothies and whole food based meals and is set apart from other juice bars and such eateries by it's canal view and very lovely owners. 

 

Pamela

428 Kingsland Road, Haggerston

First thing - go book a table. Done? Okay, read on. Club Mexicana (from Camden Market fame) have taken up residence at this cosy bar on Kingsland Rd, serving all vegan Mexican inspired small plates paired perfectly with the brilliant cocktail list. You're going to want to order one of everything so it's a good idea to go with some friends to share the feast. 

 

Pavilion Café

Victoria Park (Also Brick ln and Columbia rd for bakery only)

Located on the lake in beautiful Victoria Park, Pavilion's flagship all vegetarian/vegan café serves really tasty Sri Lankan Hoppers (order without the egg on top for vegan) alongside its usual range of brilliant sourdough loaves and A+ coffee. Keep a keen eye out for ducklings on the water. 

 

G Kelly

526 Roman Road Market, Bow (temporarily closed until 2018)

If you're vegan but still want to experience a traditional London pie and mash shop, this is the place to go. They've been making pies out of the same shop since 1939 and for under £4, you can get a 'meat' pie and a massive helping of mash and liquor (aka parsley sauce). There's also apple crumble for afters if you are a sweet ending kinda gal. 


NORTH

Camden Market

Camden Lock Place, Camden

My favourite place for vegan eating in London is without a doubt Camden Market - not just for the fact that there is so much vegan food within close proximity, but also because of it's location on the canal. After a meal (or five) you can just point yourself towards Kings Cross or Regents Park for a wander on the towpath with a side of views and canal boat spotting.

But back to the food. Reigning vegan supreme at Camden Kerb is Club Mexicana with tofish tacos and bbq jackfruit burritos. They also do cheesy nachos in case those weren't enough. V Burger is a newbie and much welcomed all vegan burger bar at Camden Market. The burgers are hearty and come with the option of adding onion rings, sweet potato fries or a sneaky brownie for dessert. 

There's plenty more to choose from with many vendors having at least one vegan option on their menu including my faves Maize BlazeMakatcha's chickpea rendang and Chin Chin Labs' hot chocolate and ever changing/never disappointing vegan dessert specials.

PS Just down the road in the North Yard you can find even more vegan friendly yums including crepespizza slices and cereal

 

Cookies and scream

130 Holloway Rd, Holloway

For all vegan (and gluten free) desserts, this rad little shop has you covered with ice cream sandwiches, donuts and hella obscene brownies.

 

Rasa

55 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington

A very pink exterior marks the spot of this all vegetarian South Indian restaurant. Definitely not a fancy affair but the food really speaks for itself. . 

 

Indian Veg

92-93 Chapel Market, Angel

This curry house is a bit of an experience as vegetarian propaganda covers every inch of the interior but the buffet is really good value and a majority of the dishes are vegan. 

 

The Fields Beneath

52a Prince of Wales Rd, Kentish Town West

If you're craving croissants, (plain, almond, sandwiched up) this is the place to go get them. All vegan and making coffees with basically any kind of plant milk you can think of. 


Central

Kin Cafe

22 Foley St, Fitzrovia

A lovely little vegetarian café just off the high street in central London serving fresh salads and sandwiches plus a little sweet something for balance. 

 

Yauatcha

15-17 Broadwick St, Soho

If you're craving yum cha or are going out for dinner with a group of omni friends, this is a great option as they have many many vegan friendly options on the menu. The waiters are very knowledgable and will happily point these out if you ask. 

 

Yorica

130 Wardour St, Soho (Also Notting Hill)

A totally vegan and free from ice cream shop in the heart of Soho offering waffles, crepes, soft serve and ice cream topped with jammy wheels, gummy bears, brownie bits and more. 

 

Neal's Yard

Covent Garden

Possibly one of London's most photogenic  courtyards, but also a great place to head for a solid vegan feed. Breakfast is served all day at 26 Grains who offers sweet and savoury bowls of porridge with all the trimmings. For lunch, sit down to a healthy grain bowl from Pride Kitchen or head upstairs to raw-centric  Wild Food Cafe for something more gourmet. Wild Food also has you covered with a line up of indulgent (honestly, don't be put off by the raw thing) desserts. 

 

Japan Centre

A good option if you're grabbing a quick lunch in central or have a hankering for some sushi. The hot food station is not especially vegan friendly but in the fridge section you'll find a decent amount of clearly labelled vegan sushi and other Japanese dishes.


Vegan friendly Chains / special mentions

Udderlicious - The dark chocolate + sea salt sorbet hits the spot every damn time 

Amorino - Quite a large range of sorbets including chocolate, pistachio and all the zesty fruity flavours you can poke a stick at 

Cereal Killer - It's really easy to customise yourself a bangin vegan cereal bowl with basically any flavour plant milk and toppings such as party rings or or oreos

Wahaca - Many dishes can be ordered vegan at and the staff are usually great at pointing these out on this if you ask them

Brew Dog - The Hail Seitan Burger is realy good (plus vegan beer)

Crosstown Doughnuts - Vegan flavours are available Friday - Monday

Harvest + Planet Organic - To stock up on all the fun groceries

Voodoo Rays - The Queen Vegan slice is the shiz

Both Pizza Pilgrims and Franco Manca have a cheese free pizza on their menu which you can have as is, or add veggies to 

Pizza Express and Zizzi - Both have the option to add vegan cheese and Zizzi even has a full vegan menu with starters and desserts

Chin Chin Labs - A must visit for vegan hot chocolate with lashings of whipped coconut cream and ever changing/never disappointing vegan dessert specials

Zing Zing - A bit pricy for Chinese food delivery but everything I've tasted on their ZZ Green menu (all vegetarian and vegan) so far is really really tasty

 

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