A rich and vibrant city, London is famous for having some of the best food on the planet. Fortunately for fans of a plant-based diet, it is also one of the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe, containing scores of amazing vegan restaurants to try.
1. Vegan Burgers by Mooshies London
This vegan burger bar has all kinds of burgers – from what’s your beef to fillet-om-phish to pulled mooshie, everything is delicious. Visitors will also be delighted in the sweet potato cheezy fries, chick p bites, and of course amazing vegan brownies for dessert. Guests have raved about the food, atmosphere, excellent service, and reasonable price. Portions are filling and gluten free options are available.
Address: 104 Brick Ln, London E1 6RL, UK
Website: Vegan Burgers
2. Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana brands themselves as “100% vegan and totally banging Mexican-style street food.” With jackfruit burritos and to-fish tacos, you will enjoy lively, ethically sourced vegan food that will delight your taste buds. Guests have commented that they are a breath of fresh air for authentic tasting Mexican food as well as unique and different vegan food (they boast avoiding lettuce, lentils, and chickpeas). You can find them at many street fairs and festivals, usually in a bright pink stall with happy people ready to serve you.
Address: Camden, NW1 8AB
Website: Club Mexicana
3. Hash Green
Located in a food stall in Camden Market, this restaurant has a simple premise: make mouthwatering vegan hash. First, they fry fresh cut hash potatoes to perfection, then pile on the toppings of mac’n’cheeze, chili-non-carne, bacon bits, and sauce. They also offer a selection of herbal teas and fresh desserts baked daily. Guests rave about the friendly customer service and value for your money – for just one extra pound you get access to the entire buffet bar with side dishes, and the portions are very generous.
Address: 407 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH, UK
Website: Hash Green
4. Manna Cuisine
Manna Cuisine is celebrating its 50th year in business this year and when you eat their food, you will understand why. The restaurant has been fully vegan for over a decade now and is headed up by executive chef Robin, who regularly returns to her Southern California roots for inspiration on new dishes and daily chef specials. Their focus is on gourmet vegan food, proving that vegan food can be as decadent and presentable as any other gourmet dish. Guests love the excellent selection, good portion sizes, and friendly staff.
Address: 4 Erskine Rd, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ, UK
Website: Manna Cuisine
5. Loving Hut
The Loving Hut promotes sustainable living through veganism and wants to help people learn how to love vegan food. Their specialty is vegan Asian food and guests rave about the quality of the dishes – non-vegans have said the food is so good they question how it could be vegan. The staff is thoughtful and mindful of guest experience, bringing out food as it gets ready and not letting it sit and taking care during take-out orders to ensure quality. The menu has a lot of different options, including desserts.
Address: 669 Holloway Road, Archway, London, N19 5SE
Website: Loving Hut
Karamel is a live music venue serving all vegan food. They are located near two diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods, and strive to promote that within their walls. During the day, customers will find a welcoming space for lunch and social meetings; during the evenings the space transforms into a place known for its local music, comedy, spoken word, and theatre performances. The atmosphere is welcoming and dynamic. Their food is world-inspired with choices like vegan pizza or wraps paired with one of their local organic beers. On Sundays, be sure to try their famous Sunday Roast served from 1pm to 9 pm.
Address: 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ, UK
7. 222 Vegan Cuisine
Known as “London’s favorite vegan restaurant,” 222 Vegan strives to offer everyone fresh, satisfying, healthy food. Until 3:30pm, this restaurant is an all-you-can-eat buffet. Their food is low-fat, low-salt, organic, and never microwaved or deep-fried. Ben Asamani, the head chef, is internationally-renowned and has been heading up vegan restaurants for over 15 years. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and the staff is attentive but not bothersome. The restaurant works to make people feel welcome and have fun – sometimes they will write messages in the sauce and the owner and head chef love to come and interact with guests.
Address: 222 North End Rd, West Kensington, London W14 9NU, UK
Website: 222 Vegan
8. Cook Daily
Cook Daily is London’s first fast-paced food joint owned by real chefs. They serve internationally influenced food with lots of Southeast Asian flavors (the head chef is Laotian). The menu is a series of “bowls” you can customize with tofu, “chickn”, or just veggies. Each dish is colorful, flavorful, and crammed full of vegetables – even the rice is half cauliflower. The restaurant is unpretentious (you eat with a wooden fork and the restaurant itself is a converted shipping container), inexpensive, healthy, and tasty. They strive to provide inexpensive comfort food to a new, young crowd of diverse vegans, and so far have been extremely successful.
Address: 48, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY, UK
Website: Cook Daily
9. Wild Food Cafe
Wild Food Cafe serves raw, plant-based food to promote well-being, a healthy lifestyle, and sustainability. They focus on freshly foraged wild and artisanal ingredients and slow raw-food processes. The food combinations are original and delicious (get ready to taste chickpea fries smothered in lemon/onion sauce), and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Wild Food Cafe
Address: 1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden WC2H 9DP, United Kingdom
Website: Wild Food Cafe
10. Itadaki Zen
Itadaki Zen is Europe’s first organic and vegan Japanese restaurant. The name literally means “to take the food life (Itadaki) to fix, to mend (Zen),” which describes their entire focus. The owners believe that food is a big component of your health and overall well-being, and make sure that everything they serve is healthy and delicious. Any fan of Japanese food will be satisfied here.
Address: 139 King’s Cross Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9BJ, UK
Website: Itadaki Zen
Vegan food is scrumptious!
One visit to London will prove that vegan food can be just as diverse, decadent, fun, and delicious as an omnivore diet (if not more so!). The city is full of amazing plant-based restaurants to try.
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