UPDATED OCT 31, 2019
London's plant-based food scene is growing fast. And to keep you in the loop, we’ve compiled a list of all the best cafés and restaurants making meat-free food you won't be able to stop craving. Bon appétit!
Mildreds' vegan chocolate peanut butter brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream is reason enough to visit this multi-location veggie haven. As one of the first all-veggie restaurants to grace London’s food scene, Mildreds has now popped up in Soho, Camden, Kings Cross, and Dalston. Their menu boasts countless options, from burritos to Sri Lankan sweet potato curry.
When they say you won’t find chickpeas and chia seeds on their menu, they aren’t kidding. What you will find is delicious, 100% vegan Mexican street food. Club Mexicana's menu is something everyone can get excited about, even the most devout carnivores would be more than a little curious about their fully-loaded nachos which has the works. You can find these guys in Camden Market seven days a week (always best to book ahead!), Dinerama, and Pamela.
From the famous food blogger Ella Mills comes a natural extension of Deliciously Ella. After recently closing two delis in Marylebone and Herne Hill, Ella has been flexing her vegan muscles, pouring 100% of her attention into Mayfair’s Weighhouse Street Deli. The idea is simple: fill a bowl with soup or salad options. Just make sure you save plenty of room for the organic juices or sweet treats.
Mooshies in Shoreditch’s beloved Brick Lane is serving up tons of different burgers, vegan style. They even have vegan beer and wine (that means their processes are free of any animal additives) to wash down your cheeseburger with. Like their menu, the dishes are simple but packed with plant-based goodness.
Fancy a go at a buffet full of delicious dishes from around the globe? Ethos in Central London is the place to go. Just grab an empty plate and a set of tongs, and sample all sorts of international vegan eats. Fitt Tip: remember that you pay by weight, so choose your food wisely.
It looks like a Notting Hill pharmacy from the street, and to be fair, these guys are serving up healthy plates of food any doctor would likely approve of. Farmacy’s menu is stacked with nutritious options —we’re talking Ayurvedic Beetroot Dahl packed with mixed lentils and beetroot, cooked in coconut milk, and served with steamed buckwheat and coriander ‘yoghurt.' They even offer a 100% plant-based high tea option — um… yes, please!
With their pastel colours, marble-topped tables, and exposed brick walls, this vintage-inspired café is asking to be ’grammed. Palm Vaults in Hackney is humbly serving up cakes topped with mountains of icing, great coffee (did someone say avocado and lavender lattes?), and a vegan-friendly, fully-vegetarian brunch menu. Expect the place to be packed to the rafters on weekends, and note that they take their ‘no laptop’ rules seriously!
Whether you're in Shoreditch or Notting Hill, you won't want to pass up this spot. You can never go wrong with their avocado toast or daily Buddha Bowl, but know that whatever food you order off the menu will be sugar-, wheat-, and dairy-free, and their drink menu goes as far as being alcohol-free. Mischief managed.
With a pay-by-weight system, you truly get value for your money at London’s Tibits. Not only that, but as a plant-based buffet, there’s a wide array of food to choose from, with over 40 homemade vegetarian and vegan salads, hot dishes, soups, and more. It’s an all-day affair, so whenever you fancy food that is delicious and easygoing, head over to Tibits on Heddon St. or Southwark St. in Bankside.
Wild Food Café is a vegan sanctuary tucked away in Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. Their menu is 100% raw, whole-food based, and their dishes are a riot of colours. Plus, the communal seating tables make the space feel homely and welcoming. Stop by to try a new meal and maybe make some new mates too.
A small army of chefs work the kitchen of this café in Vauxhall. What’s on the menu at Bonnington will be influenced by where the cook of the day is from. You can, however, always count on them catering to vegans and vegetarians. Liked a particular menu? Check in with them to see when your favourite chef will be back or simply scroll through their chef rota on the website. Fitt Tip: Bonnington currently only accepts cash, so make sure to stock up on pennies before you head over.
The crew at The Good Life Eatery are all about keeping things simple, and when a menu is as epic as theirs, we’re on board. Avocado chilli toast, salads packed with superfoods, and loaded wraps and sandwiches are filling hungry stomachs at their Marylebone, Belgravia, Chelsea, and St John’s Wood cafes. There are even options for meat-eaters, so it’s the perfect Sunday brunch meeting spot — just make sure you’re the first to get your hands on their baked goods (we recommend the peanut butter cups).
This Clerkenwell café is redefining comfort food. Owned by a nutritionist, Aprés Food Co. encourages you to actually enjoy your food knowing that it’s free of refined sugar and gluten. The menu is packed with whole, nutrient-dense dishes. Need an AM recommendation? Order the Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast with homemade ketchup.
And finally, the promised vegan roast! Based in North London, you’ll find this vegan restaurant and performance space glittering well into the night with their evening food menu, cocktails, and full-line up of entertainment! Karamel has been satisfying vegans for years with their often sold out fully-vegan roast dinner, complete with all the roast potatoes you can eat and a selection of puddings. There’s an artsy community vibe and plenty of space for old and young alike. Fitt Tip: Karamel is a mere stone’s throw from Alexandra Palace, the perfect place to walk off that pastry wrapped vegan Wellington!
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