Vegan Restaurants In London
Vegan has been a buzzword for a little while now but for good reason! After watching what the health, we’ve been a bit more conscious of what we eat and tried to opt for vegetarian or vegan options when we can. Not only do plant based diets have a lot of health benefits (low in saturated fats, high in fiber and less added sugar) they also provide you with enough protein that you don’t need to rely on meat as much.
So, we decided to list some of our favourite vegan restaurants in London for those of you that fancy a meat (and diary free) week.
Lettuce begin! (see what we did there? :P )
224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS
I mean, who doesn’t love Mexican food? And who doesn’t love Mexican that is 100% vegan?! One of London’s oldest pubs, was given a revamp this year to give it a cool upgrade. With byzantine blue walls, velvet sofas and painting all hung up on gilded frames chances are you will fall in love with the décor just as much as you will with the food. The menu gives you a little taste of mexico serving dishes like baja tofish, Mexican fried chick’n tortas and topping it off with deserts like a lemon and blueberry taco stack, what is there not to love!
Mildreds is where it all began. It was one of the first hot spots for all things vegan and vegetarian, so it’s only right that it be included on our list. A former sex club (yep, fitted with S&M padded cells and all), Mildreds is now one of the most popular vegetarian and vegan restaurants around. The menu is very spans from all over the world, ranging from Persian spicy chickpeas with tomato black lime and rose petal harrissa to Sri Lankan sweet potato curry with green beans. If you didn’t have a chance to travel this year, you can definitely get you food from around the world fix at Mildreds!
The Black Cat
76A Clarence Road, E5 8HB
As cat lovers, the name said it all for us. But if you are looking for a mid morning stop it’s the perfect place to drop into for a coffee and a pastry. Or if you're not an early riser and an after work bite is more your thing, they offer soups, sandwiches, curries, lasagnas and pasta bakes. Plus with their stripped down, what you see if what you get interior The Black Cat is the perfect place to relax and kick your feet up with one of their many books staked along their bookshelves.
139 King’s Cross
Itadaki means ‘to take the food life’ and Zen means ‘to fix’. The restaurant follows the ethos that plants and plants based foods have a medicinal value that is both good for your body and mind. Serving a series of Japanese dishes, Itadaki Zen is one of our favourite vegan spots from everything to their Tempura Course (a starter chosen that day by the Chef, a six piece sushi selection, mixed vegetable tempura and a desert) to their Baekse-ju (a fermented rice-based drink with 10 different oriental herbs! – talk about getting your daily fix!).