Vegtastic London

 

Once upon a time I was vegan...

And that's the end of that story. 

No, I'm joking. But seriously, I don't have the time or the words right now to describe the motivations behind that transition, the experience of it and then the move beyond it. However when an American friend asks for some London veggie recommendations I am more than happy to head back down memory lane. A lot of these places are still top of my list, despite having re-incorporated meat / eggs back into my diet, especially the ones that make vegan donuts. Because, donuts. Yo. 


RESTAURANTS 

Ethos

Buzzwords: All day dining, pay-by-weight, plant-based, self-serve, aesthetically pleasing.

Address: 48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX

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Dishoom

**FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN LONDON** (but don't let that sway you...)

Buzzwords: Traditional 'Bombay' Cooking, Amazing Atmosphere, Fantastic Drinks, Vegan Menu. 10/10 would recommend.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website) - Kings Cross, Covent Garden, Soho, Shoreditch.

  Dishoom, Kings Cross.

Dishoom, Kings Cross.

 

Patty & Bun

Buzzwords: Only One Vegetarian Option ('Portobello Mushroom Burger) but Delicious, Casual, Easy, Filling.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website)

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Domo 94

Buzzwords: Best Italian in Camden, Veggie Options, Authentic + Amazing Atmosphere, Intimate, Family Run, Fantastic Staff.

Address: 94 Camden Rd, London NW1 9EA

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Mildred's

Buzzwords: Seasonal Produce, Vegan + Vegetarian Options, International Themed.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website)

  Mildred's, Camden.

Mildred's, Camden.

 

Homeslice

Buzzwords: Family Style, 20" pizza or pay by the slice, Great Flavours, Inventive Vegetarian Options, Lively Fun Atmosphere.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website) - Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Shoreditch

  Homeslice - Neals Yard, Covent Garden.

Homeslice - Neals Yard, Covent Garden.

 

Brawn

Buzzwords: INCREDIBLE Simple, Traditional + Honest Food, Family Style, Excellent Wine Pairing, Vegetarian Options, Local and Seasonal Produce. (Great for post-Columbia Road Flower Market Sunday Lunch), VERY popular.

Address: 49 Columbia Rd, Bethnal Green E2 7RG

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Honorable Mentions:

 

>> Left to right as listed


CAFES + BRUNCH

 

Detox Kitchen

Buzzwords: Dairy, Gluten and Refined Sugar Free. Largely Vegetarian + Vegan Options, Deli-Style Salads, Cakes, Coffees, Smoothies and Juices.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website) - Soho, Fitzrovia, Russell Square.

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The Mae Deli

Buzzwords: Plant-based, Vegetarian, Nutritious, Cakes, Juices + Smoothies, Gluten + Refined Sugar Free, Deli-Style Salads and Lunch.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website) - Mostly Central and West London.

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Daylesford Organic

Buzzwords: Organic, Wholesome Food, Real Ingredients, Farmshop, Dairy + Eggs Heavy but Vegetarian Options.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website)

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26 Grains

Buzzwords: Oatmeal Like You've Never Seen Before. Inventive, Nourishing, Soul Satisfying.

Address: 1 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP

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SWEETS / BAKERIES

 

Crosstown Donuts

Buzzwords: Donuts. Delicious. Definite Win. (Vegan Donut Options)

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website)

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Cookies and Scream Bakery

Buzzwords: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Indulgent Dairy-Free Scream Shakes, Family Run, Incredibly Popular, 'Ice' Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Chip COOKIES.

Address: Multiple Locations (See Website)

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VX

Buzzwords: London's First Vegan Junk Food Shop, Sweet Tooth on Crack.

Address: 73 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BT (Near King's Cross Station)

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QUICK ON THE GO + VEGGIE FRIENDLY

  • Planet Organic
  • Whole Foods
  • Pret a Manger
  • Leon Restaurants
  • Pure
  • Crussh
  • Pod

HAPPY VEG-XPLORING!

 
 
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