Finding Vegan Food in London

01/07/2016 16:48 | Updated 01 July 2016

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As a vegan Londoner, with a vegan blog, I'm often asked for recommendations of where to find great vegan food in London.

The funny thing about these requests is that they most often come from people who aren't vegan at all, but who are looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal out with a mixed group of family or friends. So you'll quickly notice that not all (in fact, not many at all) of those listed below are fully-vegan restaurants, but all have some great vegan-friendly options. These aren't always marked as such on menus, so it always pays to ask the staff and check ingredients.

I think this goes to show just how great London has become for vegans, vegetarians and those looking to try something new (and to find out that vegan food really isn't weird).

Finding Vegan Food in London

(Image courtesy of the Gallery Cafe: Full English Breakfast.)

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

The Gallery Café: International, serving everything from breakfast quesadillas to delicious pizza (after 3pm); you can eat in their beautiful garden at weekends and enjoy a locally-brewed beer. Vegetarian & vegan. (E, Bethnal Green.)
Hornbeam Café: International, wholesome food (which is often locally-grown and organic). Vegetarian & vegan. (E, Walthamstow.)
Black Cat Café: International, activist vibe. Vegan. (E, Hackney.)
The Waiting Room: Burgers, bagels & great coffee. Vegetarian & vegan. (SE, Deptford.)
Kin Café: Beautiful fresh breakfasts, salads & vegan burgers, with a great selection of teas & fresh juices. Vegetarian & vegan. (W, Foley St.)
Bühler + Co: New to the Walthamstow brunch scene, and looking lovely. Vegetarian & vegan. (E, Walthamstow.)
Koshari Street: Counter service Egyptian street food. Vegetarian & vegan. (WC, Covent Garden.)
Planet Organic: Hot food & salad counter with lots of choice. Vegetarian & vegan. (Various locations.)
Wholefoods: Hot food & salad counter with lots of choice. Vegetarian & vegan. (Various locations.)
Yalla Yalla: Great Lebanese Street Food. Vegan options. (W, SE. Various locations.)
Top Dog: American-style bar food with a dedicated vegan menu. Vegan options. (W, Soho.)
Icco: Casual, affordable, lunchtime pizza. Vegan options. (W, Goodge St.)
Jai Krishna: Canteen-style Indian food. Vegetarian & vegan. (N, Finsbury Park.)
Andu Cafe: Delicious Ethiopian food with great-value lunch options. (E, Dalston.)
Bodega 50: A neighbourhood secret with good coffee & sandwiches. Vegan options. (N, Stoke Newington.)
The Larder Café: Hearty dishes & salads. Vegan options. (E, Bethnal Green.)
Pilpel: Delicious falafel. Vegetarian & vegan. (Various locations.)
Humms Bros: Jazzed-up hummus. Vegan options. (W, EC. Various Locations.)
222 Veggie Vegan: International. Vegan. (W, Kensington.)
Veg Bar: International. Vegan. (SW, Brixton.)
Tibits: International, buffet. Vegetarian & Vegan. (W, Regent's Street.)
Ethos: International, buffet. Vegetarian & vegan. (W, Oxford Circus.)
Bonnington Café: International, Cafe & co-operative. Vegetarian & vegan. (SW, Vauxhall.)
Loving Hut: International. Vegan. (NW, N. Two locations.)
Ali Baba: A well-kept secret! The most fantastic Egyptian food I've ever tasted (& I've been to Egypt), byob, and incredible value. Vegan options. (NW, Baker St.)

(Image courtesy of Kin Cafe.)


Green Papaya: Great Vietnamese. Vegan options. (E, Hackney & Hoxton.)
Salvation in Noodles: Vietnamese. Vegan options. (E, Dalston.)
Kin: Asian street food (they also have a market stall outside). Vegan options. (EC, Leather Lane.)
Rasa N16: Award-winning South Indian restaurant. Vegetarian & vegan. (N, Stoke Newington.)
Abi Ruchi: South Indian (across the street from Rasa). Vegan options. (N, Stoke Newington.)
Sagar: South Indian. Separate (extensive) vegan menu. (W. Various locations.)
Woodlands: Vegetarian Indian. Vegetarian & vegan. (W, NW. Various locations.)
Wedge Issue: Pizza & craft beer, including 'craft your own pizza'. Vegan options. (E, Clerkenwell.)
Voodoo Ray's: New York-style pizza by the slice, served up with cocktails & beer. Vegan options. (E, Dalston.)
Franco Manca: Sourdough pizza. Vegan options. (Various locations.)
Lalibela: Authentic, tasty Ethiopian food. Vegan options. (N, Tufnell Park.)
Mosob: Eritrean. Vegan options. (W, Westbourne Park.)
Adulis: Eritrean. Vegan options. (SW, Oval.)
Mestizo: Mexican. Separate vegan menu. Vegan options. (NW, Euston.)
The Gate: International. Vegetarian & vegan. (N, W. Two locations.)
Mildreds: International. Vegetarian & vegan. (W, N. Various Locations.)
Manna: International. Vegetarian & vegan. (NW, Primrose Hill.)
Vanilla Black: High-end, International. Vegetarian & vegan. (EC, Chancery Lane.)
Itadaki Zen: High-end Japanese. Vegan. (WC, King's Cross.)
FED by Water: Healthy, plant-based Italian, with huge pizzas. Vegetarian & vegan. (E, Dalston.)
Amico Bio: Vegetarian, organic Italian. Vegetarian & vegan. (EC, Barbican.)

(Image courtesy of Voodoo Ray's: Queen Vegan.)


Wild Food Cafe: Organic & raw. Vegetarian & vegan. (WC, Covent Garden.)
Tanya's: Organic & raw. Vegan. (SW, Chelsea.)
Nama: Organic & raw. Vegan. (W, Notting Hill.)

(Image courtesy of Kin Cafe.)

Markets & Pop-ups

Cook Daily & Home: Vegan bowls & Thai. Vegan. (E, Boxpark Shoreditch.)
Falafelicious: Build-your-own falafel & salad box. Vegan options. (E, Boxpark Shoreditch.)
Voodoo Ray's: New York-style pizza by the slice, served up with cocktails & beer. Vegan options. (E, Boxpark Shoreditch.)
Pomodoro E Basilico: Homemade artisan vegan food, including burgers, pizza & cake. Vegan. (E, Brick Lane Market.)
Ethiopian Vegetarian Food: Mixed Ethiopian boxes, served with injera. Vegan options. (SE, Greenwich Market.)
Cookies & Scream: Counter-top bakery serving up cookies, milkshakes & baked goods.Vegan. (NW, Camden Market.)
Club Mexicana: Vegan Mexican food, including tacos & burritos. Vegan. (Various locations.)
Vegan Sweet Tooth London: Italian-influenced baked goods, sweet & savoury. Vegan. (E, Chatsworth Road Market.)

Vegan Pizza delivery

Chains with vegan options

(Image courtesy of Pho: Bun nam rom Hue - hot & spicy pho noodle soup with enoki, shiitake & button mushrooms & pak choi in veggie broth.)

Vegan Groceries

VX: The original London vegan boutique, also serving cake & plant-based junk food. Vegan. (N, King's Cross.)
Planet Organic: Groceries, fresh food, health & beauty products. Vegan options. (Various locations.)
Wholefoods: 'America's healthiest grocery store', also serves fresh food. Vegan options. (Various locations.)
Phoenicia: Mediterranean Food Hall with fresh dips, salads & falafel. Vegan options. (NW, Kentish Town.)
Earth Natural Foods: Independent grocery store, also serving fresh food & cake. Vegan options. (NW, Kentish Town.)
Ms Cupcake: Decadent cupcakes & more. Vegan. (SW, Brixton.)

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