According to a recent study, vegans and vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population by 2025. Veganism isn’t going anywhere. What once may have been considered a trend is now a fast-growing political, social, and economic movement.
So, the days of boring plant-based dining in the UK are long gone. Whether you fancy a vegan experience, late night vegan fast-food, or a casual spot for vegan lunch, London has so many amazing vegan food spots for you to choose from. Here’s my top picks for vegan food in London!
222 Veggie Vegan, W14
North End road in W14 is famed for its vegan and vegetarian eateries. This London high street which has become very popular in recent years for its large selection of restaurants. It also houses London’s only vegan supermarket. I recommend 222 Veggie Vegan, where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet for just £11.50 per head – an absolute steal!
Club Mexicana, EC2/E9/WC2
Club Mexicana has been serving vegan delights since 2013. Offering burritos, jackfruit burgers, vegan tacos, baja tofish, and much, much more. They have three locations – a mini restaurant at Seven Dials Market, a kitchen residency at vegan pub The Spread Eagle, and a stall at Shoreditch’s Dinerama. Treat yourself to vegan loaded nachos – you won’t be disappointed.
Dirty Vegan, W12
Heading to Westfield? Grab a Dirty Vegan meal while you’re there. They pride themselves on indulgent comfort food that just so happens to be vegan, guaranteed to induce ‘all the plant-based feels’. I’ve heard the Yankee Dog with sauerkraut, smoked ketchup, and mustard, with a side of cashew mac n’ cheese are the things to order. Lucky you if you’re staying in the area, as hotels in Shepherds Bush are super stylish and comfortable – try Dorsett Shepherds Bush, right on the doorstep of Westfield.
Spice Box, E17
Once a series of pop-up street food restaurants, Grace Regan’s SpiceBox has bagged itself a permanent home in Walthamstow. This is a 100% vegan curry house serving ‘chick’n’ tikka masala, lentil dhansak, and a jackfruit jalfrezi to name but a few. If you’d prefer to turn up the heat, we suggest heading there on a weekend to sample the brunch – the Keralan fried chicken and dosa waffles are particularly fiery, but incredibly tasty.
Pied a Terre, W1T
If it’s fine dining you’re after, look no further than Pied a Terre, Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia. Its name is French for ‘having your feet on the ground’ – a reminder that food comes from the earth and from its plants. This spectacular, Michelin-starred restaurant is highly-reviewed for its vegan friendly delights. For £95, they offer a TEN-course vegan tasting menu, perfect for a special occasion with a vegan loved one. On it, you can expect to enjoy a round of vegan canapés, a Greece-meets-Italy course, a main course, a cheese course, a dessert, as well as much more. Their 100% chocolate mousse is sinfully delicious.Love Lilla xx