London’s got an impressive number of meat-free, dairy-free restaurants on its roster so if ever you needed an excuse to eat your way around the city and up your vegan ante, there it is. Forget the meticulous planning or whipping out your backup lunchbox tableside, these vegan spots have got it covered.
All vegan everything! Yep, there’s no need to go off-menu here. Originally exploding onto the foodie scene in NYC, the US chain has now joined us across the pond in London. From hearty roasts loaded with glazed carrots and hot thyme tatties to crispy tofu fish and chips, By Chloe doesn’t do thing by halves.
We ate: Mac and cheese | Pesto meatball sub | Mandarin lemonade
Gone are the days when being vegan meant you ate carrots and air or you didn’t eat at all. Serving vegan and vegetarian dishes from around the world since 1988, Mildreds has celebrated meat-free dining for over thirty years. With levant ‘Chick’n Kebabs’ and gingerbread sticky toffee pudding gracing the menu, there’s barely a non-meat eater in the capital that hasn’t queued to take a seat at this iconic joint.
We ate: Pumpkin gnocchi | Tomato bravas | Seasonal greens | Tender stem broccoli with lemon miso
This Notting Hill-based cafe makes even the most nutritious of dishes taste like they should be bad for us (in the best way). Hello truffle mac n cheese!
Serving local and seasonal plant-based produce free from dairy, additives and chemicals – it’s the place to be if you’re going green and eating clean.
We ate: Seasonal vegetable pizzetta | Loaded mushroom tacos
One look at their Instagram and you’ll be foodgasming all over the place: case in point, the vegan fish and chips. Phwoar!
Made with love and powered by plants, Unity Diner is on a mission to make a more compassionate future for animals. All profits go directly towards animal rights campaign work (Surge), including the development of a new sanctuary for animals here in the UK.
We ate: Dirty loaded fries | Halva sundae | Raspberry kombucha | Elderflower lemonade
Wraps, baps, lip-smacking burgers and shakes – this is vegan fast food heaven. Dishes include deep-fried jack fruit wings, drunken beer marinated aubergine and mac and cheese. Expect big ol’ naughty portions perfect for those days when only junk food will do.
We ate: Sunshine smoothie | Teriyaki burger | Skin on fries