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Best Vegan Restaurants in London

 
 
 
 
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Redemption Bar: Shoreditch & Notting Hill

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Redemption Bar: Shoreditch & Notting Hill
Plates London
The Vurger Co
Tibits
Tibits
Pi Pizza Battersea
Rehab Hackney
Yeotown Kitchen
Yeotown Kitchen
The Spread Eagle: Club Mexicana
Vegan Nights
Genesis
WAVE
 

© Claire Menary

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers to Michelin style menus made entirely meat-free, the capital is full of brilliant options and Vegan Nights is fast becoming London's most hip night out, offering DJs and music as well as delicious food.

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Redemption Bar

Colourful mocktails and food that's free from alcohol, dairy, sugar and wheat.

32 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

With the mantra 'spoil yourself without spoiling yourself', Redemption serves food that's as easy on the eye as it is the body. With three London branches - one in Shoreditch, one in Notting Hill and one in Covent Garden - the restaurant serves up healthy, Instagram-worthy food that's free from alcohol, dairy, sugar and wheat. Diners can tuck into dishes such as sweetcorn and red pepper pancakes, brown rice penne pasta in a rich tomato and garlic sauce, a maki rolls platter and wild mushroom black rice risotto. 'Good for you desserts' include spiced pumpkin pie, acai berry and vanilla cheesecake and ruby forest gateau while drinks include a range of colourful mocktails.

 
 
 

Unity Diner

Tuck into tuna-style poke bowls and vegan hot dogs at this entirely vegan cafe.

60 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7TF

Tube: Aldgate East Underground Station , Aldgate East Station, Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 

Entirely vegan and run as a non-profit, Unity Diner is a plant-based cafe and bar in Spitalfields founded by vegan activist and enthusiast Ed Winters (also known as Earthling Ed). Having outgrown its first home in Hoxton, the larger restaurant has more space to brings its tuna-style poke bowl and vegan hot dogs to its fans - both vegan and non-vegan. Served in beautifully decorated surroundings, the 'chicken' burger, made with fried vegan soy, comes with a zinga patty, hash brown and cheese and the 'hot dog' with 'prawns' and a side of mac and cheese. Drinks on the extensive cocktail list are also made with natural, plant-based ingredients. It's all part of the brand's mission to serve plant-based comfort food which helps bring about positive change for animals and the planet. All the profits go to Surge, the animal rights organisation co-founded by Ed.

 
 
 

Genesis

Organic, GMO-free vegan food in Shoreditch.

144 Commercial Street, London, E1 6NU

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 

Adding to the vegan options sprouting up across London, Genesis brings organic, GMO-free vegan food to Shoreditch. Opened by the Santoro brothers, Alex and Oliver, the duo behind vegan food company Raw Imagination, the restaurant aims to appeal to vegans and meat-eaters alike while also supporting organic farming practices in order to have a positive impact on diners' health and the planet's ecosystems. The menu is made up of a selection of sharing plates, salads, soups, tacos, burgers and hot dogs, all created using organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Inspired by dishes found across the world, dishes include Indian street food snack of Aloo Tikki Chaat; Tel Aviv Cauliflower with tahini, almonds and cranberries; Shawarma with Israeli salad, chilli, pickles, garlic sauce, tahini dressing and sumac; and Char Kway Teow, a popular Malaysian dish of brown rice noodles, stir-fried vegetables and black bean sauce.

 
 
 

Plates London

Plant-based food meets Michelin-star techniques to create food that's a work of art on a plate.

93 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AG

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Spearheaded by siblings, Keeley and Kirk Haworth, Plates is where plant-based food meets Michelin-star techniques to created food that's a work of art on a plate. During the week, the dual-purpose space in Shoreditch is a food studio, working with brands. On Saturdays they throw the doors open to the public, showcasing a five-course set menu, designed to take guests on a culinary journey. Executive Chef Kirk has previously worked at some of the world's finest restaurants, including The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains, The Square and Quay in Sydney. Living with Lyme disease, she says, she has had to, "completely re-think the way I cook and the ingredients I use". Combining his own plant-based diet and years training with Michelin chefs, you get a fine dining experience with the menu updated every three to four weeks where dishes are made using only organic or wild ingredients with all menus created without meat, fish, diary, gluten or refined sugars.

 
 
 

The Spread Eagle: Club Mexicana

London's first entirely vegan pub partners with Meriel Armitage, founder of Club Mexicana.

224 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6AS

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine food and good vibes. Partnering with vegan street food specialists Club Mexicana, the pub was given a very modern twist in 2018 by becoming London's first 100% vegan pub. Founder of Club Mexicana, Meriel Armitage, brings her cult Mexican inspired dishes to the venue, including jackfruit, Baja tofish, beef barbacoa and pork al pastor tacos as well as beer battered tofish and chips, Mexican friend Chick"n torta and a deep fried taco dipped in chocolate, rolled in nuts and stuffed with ice cream. There's also 16 tap vegan beers, a vegan wine list and a vegan cocktail menu.

 
 
 
 

The Vurger Co

The vegan junk food pioneers have their first permanent site, a 30-seat restaurant in Shoreditch.

Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, London, E1 6LD

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 

After a number of well-received pop-ups both at festivals and throughout London, along with an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, The Vurger Co has its first permanent fixture in Shoreditch. Offering burgers as they should be - fresh but indulgent - the vegan junk food pioneers serve their full menu at the 30-seat restaurant including their best-selling Tabasco Auburger, made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese, as well as their famous mac'n'cheese and shakes. Other soul satisfying highlights from the menu will include the mouth-watering Classic, the Mexican and the MLT, made with baked mushrooms and rocket and topped with walnut and sundried tomato paste.

 
 
 

Tibits

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits showcases a colourful centrepiece at its two London restaurants.

12-14 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DA

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Oxford Circus Station

 
 

With interiors designed by Tricia Guild and the expertise of Rolf and Marielle Hiltl, owners of the Hiltl Restaurant in Zurich, this vegetarian restaurant offers something a little special. This is the fifth such restaurant from Swiss brothers Daniel, Reto and Christian Frei who already run similar set-ups in Zurich, Winterthur, Berne and Basel. And a second London branch can be found in Bankside. On entering this Heddon Street restaurant, the 'food to go' salad bar is the centrepiece, with large white bowls full of tempting salads made using quality, gluten-free ingredients like quinoa, millet and buckwheat. Alternatively, you can choose from a variety of hot dishes which cover a good range of cuisines from Asian and Indian to Mediterranean. With seating both inside and out, there's the option to eat in, al fresco or take away.

 
 
 

Pi Pizza Battersea

Artisan pizza in a vibrant restaurant with a real tree growing inside.

4-6a Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1ED

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 

There's an entire menu of starters, pizzas and desserts suitable for vegans at Pi Pizza, a gloriously flower-filled pizza parlour in Battersea. The first thing visitors see when they arrive is a colourful ceiling made from hundreds of dried flowers - a six-person, 80-hour creation. The ceiling sets the summery tone for the rest of the restaurant, where the main dining room has a glass ceiling, a vibrant blue tiled wall, cheery yellow sofas and even its own in-house tree. A third dining room has walls that fully open onto the streets of Battersea while the crowning glory is an open kitchen with a huge, glowing pizza oven. From the oven comes delicious artisan pizzas with a perfectly thin base, doughy yet crispy crust and an imaginative array of toppings. Can't decide? Guests can go half and half on a pizza for one or split a pizza for two into halves or thirds and the lemon meringue is the perfect fresh and zesty conclusion.

 
 
 

Rehab Hackney

Serving medicinal, organic plant-based goodness from their small kitchen in Hackney.

271 Well Street, London, E9 6RG

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 

Since November 2017, Rehab has been serving medicinal, organic plant-based goodness from their small kitchen in Hackney. Alongside a full vegan plant based menu, made with added super-foods and free from refined sugar and dairy, they also have a vegan wine list, local craft beer and cider. Drinks are made with no added refined sugar but plenty of health benefits. Their espresso martini, for one, contains MCT oil - a natural ingredient that increases the ketone levels in your brain and supports your hormonal system. Ginger Gin is made with kombucha and served with edible flowers. Rehab is on a mission is to provide delicious, organic, homemade, vegan produce, as locally sourced as possible but they're not preachy and do it all with a sense of community and fun.

 
 
 

Yeotown Kitchen

Relax and recharge with a 5-minute guided meditation at this wellness cafe on Chiltern Street.

40-42 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7QN

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 

Serving up deliciously nutritious food and detoxifying freshly pressed juices, Yeotown Kitchen is an extension of the Devon-based wellness retreat Yeotown. It comes from husband and wife team, Mercedes Sieff, one of the UK's leading vinyasa flow yoga teachers and positive psychology coach, and Simon Sieff, avid surfer and yogi. More than just a cafe, the two-level space on Chiltern Street includes a meditation station where you can relax and recharge with a 5-minute guided meditation. Pre-meeting nerves? Settle them with The Bravery Break in a mood-boosting meditation pod. They also serve a lovely range of vegan food, desserts include the forever raw chocolate cake, signature brownie and a raw cheesecake of the day. The perfect spot to indulge in tasty vegan treats.

 
 
 
 

Vegan Nights

The meat free food festival presents a number of special seasonal events throughout the year.

93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane at the first event - it has now become a regular affair, returning for special seasonal events. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of Cook Daily fame (the widely popular vegan cafe and Instagram account), it takes place at 93 Feet East on Brick Lane and features 30 or so delicious vegan traders. Regulars include Arancini Brothers, V Burgers, Biff's Wing Shack - serving fiery jerk and sweet mango pulp sprinkled over with crunchy plantain chips - and Miss Sheri's plant based Elusive Juices, served from a pink van. One off collaborations mean you may find a focus on ice cream one month and the chance to win your bodyweight in avocados the next. It's all delivered in a festival atmosphere with DJs on the decks and a curry-oke van where you provide the tunes.

 
 
 

WAVE

The duo behind Camden Market's hugely popular vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht, give us We Are Vegan Everything.

11 Dispensary Lane, Mare Street, London, E8 1FT

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 

The duo behind Camden Market's hugely popular vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht, Caitlyn Badham-Thornhill and Sophie Beale bring you WAVE cafe, short for 'We Are Vegan Everything'. Serving freakshakes, juice shots, kombucha on tap, superfood lattes and blue spirulina smoothie bowls, the cafe aims to defy the stereotypes that surround plant-based food. An enticing display of daily baked, fresh vegan gluten free and sugar free cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, stuffed croissants and cinnamon buns are best enjoyed with bulletproof coffee. Lunch options include vegan salmon and cream cheese, dill and watercress bagels and tofu scramble with tomatoes, smoked aubergine, rocket and mixed seeds on sourdough bread. The all day brunch menu lists choices of vegan eggs scrambled or fried, smoked maple tempeh pancakes, sausage rolls and more. These healthy dishes can be taken away or eaten in the cafe, beautifully decorated with bamboo chaise lounge seats, day beds and swinging ceiling chairs, with the laid back vibes of California, Morocco and Bali.

 
 
 

BrewDog Dalston

BrewDog has turned its Dalston branch into a vegan pub with a 'junk' food menu by leading vegan brand Biff's.

33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 8BJ

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

BrewDog has turned its Dalston branch into a vegan pub. From the vegan jackfruit based 'junk' food to the brews, everything has been made without harming animals. The Biff's Jack Shack menu includes their all-vegan take on a southern smoky meatloaf, glazed in chipotle ketchup, and served with bourbon BBQ dipping sauce. BrewDog has changed the drinks menu to exclusively vegan friendly beers and drinks. Old favourites like The Father Jack and The Samuel Hell Jackson sit alongside six new burgers to choose from. Other items to get excited about include nachos loaded with a zesty lime yoghurt, crispy jackfruit wingz and, best of all, a sweet jackfruit pie with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel for dessert.

 
 
 

Lele's

Find a nutritious menu of fresh healthy dishes at this vegan cafe.

50 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0RN

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 

Set up by former Pop Brixton Marketing Director Valentina Fois, Lele's is a vegan cafe in Clapton, Hackney. Starting out as a vegetarian cafe, the venue made the move into being fully vegan in 2017 and today serves a nutritious menu of fresh healthy dishes created using locally sourced ingredients. Start the day with buckwheat pancakes topped with maple syrup, fresh strawberries and toasted almond flakes and stop by for a lunch of giant couscous salad or a nourish bowl featuring garlic mushrooms, scrambled tofu and avocado. In the evening there's slow-cooked Bolognese, pistachio pesto pasta and beyond meat burgers while desserts include hot chocolate brownie and tiramisu. Coffee is also taken very seriously, and vegan afternoon tea is served once a month.

 
 
 

Kin Cafe

A simple venue with strong principles.

22 Foley Street, London, W1W 6DT

Tube: Goodge Street Station , Oxford Circus Station

 
 

Founded by a father and son duo who wanted to create a comfortable, friendly space specialising in fresh and healthy food, Kin Cafe is a simple venue with strong principles. The daily-changing menu puts a strong focus on sustainability and there's a large offering for both vegans and vegetarians. Favourites such as avocado on toast and granola bowls can be found on the breakfast menu alongside vegan tofu and spinach shakshuka and sweet potato and kale hash. There's also cold seasonal pots, winter warms, organic juices and specialty coffee.

 
 
 

Gauthier Soho

One of the first London restaurants to serve a vegan tasting menu.

21 Romilly Street, Soho, , Soho, London, W1D 5AF

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Piccadilly Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

Headed by French chef Alexis Gauthier, whose history of cooking with vegetables dates back to a garden menu at his Michelin-starred restaurant Roussillon in 1997, Gauthier was one of the first London restaurants to offer a fully vegan tasting menu and today offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a fine dining spin on plant-based eating. When the restaurant opened in 2010 Alexis knew that vegetables would be a strong focus and a vegetable only menu has stood side by side with the classic gout du jour menu ever since opening. The vegan tasting menu features dishes such as carrot tartar, autumn truffle tortellini and rainbow swiss chard parcels. 

 
 
 
 
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