London is among the big cities of the world that is fast growing to cater for the vegan lifestyle, so it’s safe to say that I am having a blast trying out all of the best vegan restaurants in London. And I don’t want to only find the big ones, oh no, I’m going to find London’s best Vegan food in the little corners that you least expect all over the city.
Best vegan restaurants in London
You’ll want to make a reservation for this popular Shoreditch restaurant but it’s so worth every bite of vegan heavenly goodness you’ll get out of it! The ambience is vibrant and if you can get a table outside on a warm sunny day, you’ll just keep ordering from their amazing drinks menu and never want to leave.
Check out their menu here: https://www.redemptionbar.co.uk/shoreditch.html
Wild Food Cafe
This little spot in the colourful corner of Neil’s Yard near Covent Garden has the best looking, and one of the best tasting turmeric lattes that I’ve had so far. And I’ve had quite a few! The menu is not huge but what they do offer is done with so much love and such flavourful ingredients that it definitely deserves a spot on this list. I mean, just look at all those colours.
Check out the menu here: http://www.wildfoodcafe.com
If you’re in London, you need to find By Chloe in Covent Garden and get yourself introduced to vegan fast food. I would highly recommend their tofu ‘fish’ and chips, you won’t believe that it’s not actually fish! Did I mention they’ve got the cutest instagrammable interior? Check out their menu here: https://eatbychloe.com
Mooshies Vegan Burger Bar
Mooshies bar has their staple menu and on top of that, every now and then they come up with a special limited edition burger that’s just bursting with flavour. They also have some bomb deserts on the menu and I’d recommend the cheesecake because I’ve had both and they were absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Not going to lie we got a bit lost when trying to find it in Brick Lane because it’s right on the street corner but once you get there it’s so worth it! Check out their menu here: https://veganburger.org
Tell Your Friends
The restaurant is called Tell Your Friends for a reason, by the time you walk out of their doors you’ll be telling all of your friends that they NEED this amazing menu in their life. I mean, just look at that spread: jackfruit ‘chicken’ bites, aubergine bacon and an Arancini that was so good that I should have ordered two and taken one home.
Check out the menu HERE!
It was a cold Saturday morning when we made our way to this adorable little spot in Islington but it was so worth it. The menu is not purely vegan but they do have a very impressive variety of tofu and veg options, from curries to dumplings and the ones we got to try were insanely good!
Bursting with flavour, colour and everything you could want from Fresh Pan Asian Food. Although the venue is small, the decor and friendly staff make it feel very warm and intimate. An added plus is that they even do delivery! Now all they need to do is open a branch in Central or East London so that I can go more regularly! #ad
Check out the menu out HERE!
Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Bar (Camden)
Oh hello, best vegan hotdog I’ve ever had in my entire but somewhat short vegan life! Topped with sauerkraut, caramelised onions and vegan mayonnaise or mustard and ketchup you need to get your hands on one of these. Top that off with a box of Dirty Fries and you get that mix of tortillas, potato fries, slaw and vegan chilli con carne. I’m just going to stop right there. If you’re in London, head to Camden market and just see for yourself.
In the meantime check their menu here: http://rudysdirtyvegandiner.co.uk
The moto you’ll find on their website is: ‘if you’re vegetarian – go! If you’re vegan – go! If you like food – go!’ and I could not agree more! One thing I tell anyone who ever asks me about my vegan life is that I hate labels. Food is food! Vegan food is AMAZING food! But it’s just that, food. It just happens to be both healthier for you AND for the environment.
So if you’re in Soho, Camden, King’s Cross or Dalston, find your way to Mildred’s for some of the best vegan comfort food. They do traditional English pies a la vegan, and they put a Caribbean twist of jerk tofu with coconut rice. They’ve got it all to tingle your taste buds.
Check out their menu HERE!
In a quiet corner of Bethnal Green in East London, I found the best vegan full English breakfast in all of London. Whether you’re coming for Sunday brunch or you’re bringing your laptop to do some work, this little spot is the defition of adorable.
Check out the menu here: http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/gallerycafe/
Wulf and Lamb
Cosied up in the neighbourhood of Chelsea, Wulf and Lamb have a wonderful selection of dishes. Funnily enough, my parents came to visit for a few days and so I wanted to take them on their first ever vegan restaurant experience, and this was where we went. Safe to say, they absolutely loved it. I’ve also been told that their Mac & Cheese is crazy good so the next time I go I’ll be sure to try it out. And if you’re in the area, you should too!
Check their menu out HERE!
Although I’m not a fan of the 100% raw diet and do prefer my meals warm and cooked, I’m always up for trying new things.
Essence Cuisine is a fully raw vegan restaurant with a delicious menu serving up the works from rich soups to raw lasagnas and a caramel brownie that was absolutely to die for. If it’s one thing vegans know how to make, it’s desserts.
The atmosphere is edgy and quirky and you should definitely pop into if you’re in the area.
Big V London Stall
Just take a second, look at those burgers?! They’ve got stalls in Victoria Park (on Sundays), Borough Market and Hackney Downs Vegan Market. Go check them out for the juiciest burgers you’ll ever dig into. Melted cheese, caramelised onions and vegan bacon, need I say more?
My favourite thing about going out to vegan restaurants is taking my non-vegan friends and seeing the look on their faces when they taste some of the best foods they’ve ever tried. I’m not saying I’m converting anyone, I’m just saying, it’s good to be open-minded and to be curious enough to try new things. Can’t wait to try out more!
Sit back, grab some Oreos, and I can’t wait to see what life has to offer us next!
Would you like your restaurant/café featured on this list? Get in touch or leave a comment below! I’m always looking for new and delicious vegan places to try!