THE BEST SPOTS FOR VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN EATS IN LONDON

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UPDATED MAR 5, 2020

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!

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SAM WHITTLE

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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 with the works. You can find these guys in Seven Dials Market seven days a week (always best to book ahead!), Dinerama, and Hackney.

From the famous food blogger Ella Mills comes a natural extension of Deliciously Ella. After 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 serves 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 (think: cheesy french fries and chocoholic milkshakes) but always 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. That includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and even bottomless brunch with gluten-free pancakes. 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 serve healthy plates of food that 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. Yes, please!

With their pastel colours, marble-topped tables, and exposed brick walls, the vintage-inspired Palm Vaults café is begging to be ’grammed. The Hackney café humbly serves 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, Notting Hill, or Covent Garden, you won't want to pass up this spot. You can never go wrong with their Sweet Potato Hummus Toast or daily seasonal soup, 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, too. 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, food choices are endless, 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.

Since first opening in 2011, Wild Food Café has become one of London's favorite vegan sanctuaries. Tucked away in Neal’s Yard and in Islington, Wild Food Café's features a menu that's 100% raw, whole-food based, and with dishes boasting 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 co-operatively run café in Vauxhall. Here, the cook of the day decides what's for starters, mains, or desserts. 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 lineup on the website. Fitt Tip: Bonnington currently only accepts cash, so make sure to stock up on bills before heading 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 all satisfy the hungriest of stomachs at their multiple London operations. 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 gluten-free Peanut Butter Cups).

This Clerkenwell café is redefining comfort food. Founded by nutritionist Catherine Sharman and restaurateur Danny Gray, Aprés Food Co. encourages you to actually enjoy your food, knowing that it’s free of refined sugar and gluten. The menu redefines "flavorful" with inventive, whole, nutrient-dense dishes like their Butternut Squash Risotto. Need an AM recommendation? Order the Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast with homemade ketchup.

And finally, the promised vegan roast! Based in North London, Karamel is a vegan restaurant and performance space glittering well into the night with evening food, cocktails, and a full-line up of entertainment! They've 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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