21 Of The Best Vegan Restaurants in London
It's January again and lots of you are trying Veganuary, so here is a list of the best vegan eateries in London.
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An Ultimate Guide To The Best Vegan Restaurants in London
January is here, and some of you will be off to the gym, or giving Dry January a go. But January also heralds the start of "Veganuary," a yearly initiative sponsored by a UK nonprofit group, which calls on participants to adopt a vegan way of life for the entire month.
Given that London is recognised as the world's most vegan-friendly city, if you're up for the challenge, you're likely in the greatest place on Earth to take it on.
Without further ado, here is a list of our favourite vegan eateries in London...
Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia
The first establishment on this list of the best vegan restaurants in London is an opulent, Michelin-starred establishment next to Goodge Street that is renowned for its haute cuisine that is vegetarian-friendly. This well-known French restaurant provides eight- or ten-course tasting menus that are both vegetarian and vegan, making them ideal for a fancy fine-dining date with a vegan in your life.
34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NH. Nearest station is Goodge Street.
Mildred’s, various locations
Mildred's is one of the most well-liked vegan restaurants in London and has graced Soho for almost thirty years now. Your plant-based food may be found here in the form of Sri Lankan curries, burgers made with chickpeas and quinoa, and even chocolate hazelnut fudge cake. Clearly, whomever claimed eating healthy was boring has never dined here…
Amrutha Lounge, Earlsfield
Beautiful vegan soul food is available at Amrutha Lounge, which genuinely cares about the welfare of all its guests. BYOB, a reasonable pricing policy, and meals provided for those who cannot afford it if they volunteer. Try their Buddha Box, which includes rice, beetroot and sesame salad, crispy pakoras, coconut and tamarind chutney, and a chickpea, lentil, and coconut curry.
326 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, SW18 4EJ, nearest station is Earlsfield.
222 Vegan Cuisine, West Kensington
This West Kensington restaurant doesn't skimp on flavour despite the fact that everything is low-fat, low-salt, and non-GM. You simply must try their oyster mushroom raclette!
West Kensington, London, W14 9NU, 222 North End Road.
Palm Greens, Hackney
Palm Greens provides a variety of "well-sourced, flavor-packed, fresh plant-based salads and snacks," in addition to some very gorgeous décor. The renowned Mexican tostada and the kale caesar salad are two favourites you should try even if their seasonal menu occasionally varies. They also have a fantastic vegan breakfast buffet available all day. Currently, they just offer delivery services, but this is probably going to alter in the future.
Unit 67, (Gate E) 1 Emma Street, E2 9FP, nearest station is Cambridge Heath.
Gauthier is a modern French, vegan Michelin-starred restaurant that you must visit on a special night out. It is housed in a lovely Georgian townhouse in Soho. Summer truffle tortellini, golden fennel boulangère with raw williams pear, toasted walnut & lovage jus, and the tartar of heirloom beetroot are some of their fine dining offerings.
21 Romilly Street, W1D 5AF, nearest tube station is Leicester Square.
Comptoir V, various locations
It's fair to say that the menu at Comptoir V, which attempts to cater to both vegans and meat eaters, absolutely nails the brief. The cuisine incorporates flavours from all around the world and has specialties with Middle Eastern and North African roots. Simply put, Comptoir V is among the best justifications we've heard for visiting Kensal Green.
The Gate, various locations
The Gate, which has locations in Marylebone, Angel, and Hammersmith, serves delicious vegan and vegetarian meals made by experts in plant power since 1989. You won't be disappointed if you try any of their creative delicacies, like the beetroot cheese burger or the wild mushroom risotto cake.
Eat Of Eden, various locations
Eat of Eden's meals are influenced by Caribbean Italian and European dishes, adding diversity and enjoyment to vegan cuisine (not that it requires much work, based on this list). These vegan eateries in London offer a variety of dishes, including toasty stews, burgers, and creamy curries.
Rasa, Stoke Newington
Rasa, a restaurant serving vibrant dishes from southern India, is well-known for its wonderful vegetarian and vegan fare. The menu's foundation is made up primarily of curries, and the battered banana boli with a peanut and ginger dip provides a delectable starter. Given that the building's outside is a striking shade of pink, you won't be able to pass without being fascinated.
55 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AR. The nearest station is Stoke Newington.
Club Mexicana, various locations
It's not an understatement when Club Mexicana calls their meal "bangin' vegan Mexican." Everything from tacos to nachos, bowls, burritos, and amazing frozen margaritas are all 100% vegan at this lovely pink eatery.
Itadaki Zen, King’s Cross
Itadaki Zen is quite possibly our favourite Japanese vegan restaurant in London, offering some amazing tapas (such as their miso-glazed aubergine, vegan calamari with tartar sauce, and vegan gyoza), as well as steaming rice and noodle dishes like bibimbap and different ramen variations.
139 King’s Cross Road, WC1X 9BJ. Nearest station is King’s Cross.
Linnaean, Nine Elms
The greatest in cuisine, beauty, and wellbeing are all combined in this chic Nine Elms restaurant. Due to Linnaean's dedication to health and nutrition, everyone can find something delicious here, like matcha pancakes, scrambled tofu on sourdough bread, and handcrafted cakes. This includes people who are vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
2 New Union Square Embassy Gardens, SW11 7AX, the nearest stations are Vauxhall or Battersea Park.
Cafe Van Gogh, Brixton
In south London, Cafe Van Gogh is known for serving the best vegan Sunday roast. While that may be the case, our attention was immediately drawn to the Korean pulled jackfruit dish with napa slaw, salsa roja, peanuts, and corn tortilla. Eating here is a wonderfully good deed because the revenues are put into programmes for the neighbourhood. It's just one of many excellent vegan alternatives you'll find on the menu.
88 Brixton Road, SW9 6BE.
Pizzas made entirely of vegan ingredients, including seitan, smoked beets, and roasted aubergines, are served at Purezza on Parkway. They use sourdough to make their pizzas, but you can alternatively choose a hemp flour or a gluten-free basis. Try the Cheesesteak Calzone, also known as "The One With The Truffle," which has mozzarella, pulled porketta, mixed wild forest mushrooms, and a black truffle foundation.
43 Parkway, NW1 7PN, nearest station is Camden Town.
Mallow, London Bridge
Mallow, a wholly plant-based restaurant located in Borough Market and owned by the same people that created Mildred's, "serves seasonal, ecological food - influenced by cuisines from all around the world." Their "market thali" with kiri hodi, tamarind laam, coconut cashew basmati, gujarati dal, hari mirch cauliflower, pineapple achar, and flatbread is a definite highlight dish during their fantastic weekend brunch.
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE, the nearest tube and train station is London Bridge.
Stem & Glory, Barbican
Stem & Glory's colourful dishes certainly stand out from the competition and are described as "healthy, gut-friendly plant-based food exploding with richness and levels of flavour." You truly can't go wrong here, whether you choose the yogi bowl, the baked tofu yakitori, the Asian watermelon salad, or just go straight for their famed chocolate & avocado tarte for dessert.
60 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BF. Nearest station is Barbican. Find more info here.
Rudy’s Vegan Diner, Camden and Islington
Rudy's is well-known and adored for both its vegan butcher shop, which opened on World Vegan Day in 2020 as the first of its kind in the UK, and their vegan junk food cafe in Camden Stables Market.
At their eateries in Camden and Islington, you'll find all your favourite vegan fast food diner favourites, as well as incredible vegan meat substitutes, at one of their butcher shops.
The Vurger Co, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf
The Vurger Co., once a pop-up, received funding to open a permanent location in Shoreditch (and another in Canary Wharf shortly after); once you've tried one of their vegan burgers, you'll be celebrating too.
We recommend completing your delectable vegan experiencewith a side of tater tots, mac & cheese, and one of their delicious 'milk' shakes. Additionally, they make excellent vegetable burgers.
Sutton and Sons Vegan Chip Shop, various locations
There aren't many vegans who frequent the fish and chip shop, but Sutton and Sons want to changethat. They are among the most acclaimed vegan restaurants in the city because each of their establishments offers a totally vegan menu. There are fish and chips, scampi, and prawn cocktails to choose from, and they all taste fantastic.
Looking for something sweet?
Nama Cake House, Crystal Palace
An artisan vegan bakery and cake house, offering a wide variety of handcrafted sweet treats, was just created by the team behind Nora And Nama in Camden, which regrettably had to close due to the pandemic. Although it is located in Crystal Palace, you can order the delectable treats for delivery. Lemon cheesecake, Biscoff or peanut butter babka, banana bread with golden syrup, and hazelnut babka are all worth trying.
33 Westow Hill, Norwood, SE19 1TQ. The nearest overground station is Crystal Palace.
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