It has never been easier to be vegan. In fact, there are now so many incredible vegan restaurants (particularly in London) that it’s difficult to know where to eat! To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 10 incredible restaurants that not only sell vegan food in London, but celebrate them.
Vegan Food in London
1. WTF! Burger
It’s difficult to know where to start with this particular restaurant in London. Should we begin with the dirty vegan chilli fries? The Louisiana hot chick’n burger? Or maybe the WTF classic? We honestly couldn’t recommend one item above the rest – they’re honestly that good.
One of our other favourite things about WTF is their attention to detail. Every burger is branded with their eye-catching WTF stamp, and even the smallest morsels, such as the ‘bacon’ bits, are absolute perfection.
These guys mainly do delivery, and you can find them on Deliveroo and Uber Eats, or you can order on their website. Trust us when we say that everything on this menu is naughty and luxurious – the perfect vegan comfort food.
2. Wulf & Lamb
Don’t be fooled by the name – Wulf & Lamb is a 100% vegan restaurant. Inspired by the idea of ‘running with the wolves and eating with the lambs’, this Chelsea-based restaurant serves ‘fiercely kind food’.
This is a motto that you can find echoed throughout every part of their menu. They’re most well known for their indulgent Mac’N’Cheese which is made from cashew cream, and their Chilli ‘Non’ Carne, which is made using spiced mushrooms, lentils, and kidney beans. We’d also recommend the coconut rum doughnut if you’re looking for a divine little treat.
The beautiful minimalist aesthetic and the extensive wine selection makes Wulf & Lamb a great option if you’re looking for a casual yet classy vegan restaurant.
Okay, so Atis isn’t 100% vegan. But this restaurant is so good, and offers so many amazing vegan options, that we just had to put it on our list.
Atis makes ‘powerful food’. This means that their food doesn’t just taste incredible, but it also does good things for the planet. They’re all about sustainably and ethically sourcing plant-based ingredients that help to build communities and nourish the soul.
We love their Miso Hungry warm bowl, which is full of miso sesame tofu, wild rice, roasted lemon broccoli and pickled ginger. Their Spicy Raw Thai is also incredible, as it tops red cabbage, carrots, beansprouts and peanuts with a spicy cashew dressing. You can also build your own bowls for even more customisation.
4. Itadaki Zen
You may have heard of Itadaki Zen before, and for good reason. It is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in that its dishes are all vegan, organic, and Japanese its a good places to eat in London.
We love their Chapche (stir fried glass noodles with garlic teriyaki sauce) and their spring rolls, which were crunchy on the outside and full of beautifully soft mashed tofu on the inside. They also sell vegan sushi, including kimbap sushi rolls. If you’re not sure what to order, try one of their set menus – everything on it is utterly delicious.
Their casual, unfussy vibe is also a plus. If you want to try some laid-back vegan Japanese food, this is definitely the spot for you.
We Are Vegan Everything (WAVE for short) is a cafe in Hackney that delivers beautiful and delicious vegan food in London, including an all-day brunch.
We heartily recommend their brunch options, including the vegan eggs (fried or scrambled) and the vegan smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. And you can’t go to WAVE without ordering one of their freakshakes (banana and Biscoff is our favourite)!
WAVE doesn’t just serve amazing food, though – they are also known for their aesthetic. Half Mediterranean, half Scandi, this beautifully pink cafe is almost as beautiful as the food it serves.
6. Stem & Glory
Stem & Glory has been voted the best vegan restaurant in London – and we totally know why. Every item on the menu is bursting with colour and flavour, and even better, they’re all healthy and gut-friendly, too.
We are obsessed with their starters, including the BBQ cauliflower wings and the tofu yakitori, but it’s the ever-evolving mains menu that really speaks to us. In the past they’ve served spicy and moreish ‘meat’balls, pulled jackfruit tacos, and sticky baked BBQ tempeh strips. Believe us when we say that this is vegan food unlike anything you’ve had before.
They also have a chef’s table where you can sit and watch the chefs and bartenders whilst sipping on craft beers, cocktails, and vegan wines. You’ll have an even more fabulous time!
7. Temple of Seitan
If you’re looking for vegan comfort food, you’ve come to the right place. Burgers, chick’n, and mac ‘n cheese are the name of the game at Temple of Seitan.
Their seitan chick’n is huge and crispy, and we honestly can’t say whether we like it in burgers or as wings better. (You’ll need to try both to see for yourself.) Their vegan milkshakes are similarly supersized, as well as luxuriously thick.
If you’ve ever missed the flavour or texture of fried chicken, then you need to run down to Temple of Seitan. You won’t regret it!
8. Redemption Bar
Covent Garden has been blessed by this vegan restaurant and bar. There’s a reason why it is called Redemption – and that’s because after eating here, you’ll feel like you’ve had a spiritual experience.
Seriously though, everything at Redemption is healthy and actually tastes amazing. You have got to try the Tofish moqueca (which is a Brazilian stew made with tofu, coconut farofa, and basmati rice) or their Chayote & pear ceviche. And as for cocktails, we love the hibiscus margarita and Rachel’s nipponjin. There’s also a wide array of interesting mocktails for anyone looking to cut down on alcohol.
Pop in for brunch, lunch, or dinner ASAP!
9. Mao Chow
You’d never expect such a tiny restaurant to serve such huge flavours. But that’s the power of Mao Chow.
This is a 100% vegan Chinese restaurant that is inspired by Sichuan flavours. So yes, that means the dishes are full of delicious, mouth-numbing spices. If you’re ready to take on the heat, we absolutely recommend the sesame dan dan noodles and the spicy dumplings. The fried oyster mushroom bao is also packed with flavour, and it’s a good option for those of us who are less good with spice!
There are no frills here – just honest, fantastic food.
10. Black Cat
Finally, we have the Black Cat cafe in Hackney. If you’re looking for a warm and homey space to spend an afternoon, you couldn’t do better than here. Run by a cooperative, this little space is packed with books, locally-made products and chocolates.
They offer a wide variety of sandwiches (seitan steak with chimichurri, anyone?) as well as a delightful array of noodle salads and curries. Their hot sauce is a particularly popular hit – Scotch bonnets meet Mediterranean herbs to create a fabulous heat.
They’ve also opened a vegan kitchen at Roadtrip & The Workshop in Shoreditch that serves ‘tapas without borders’. This is an equally fabulous space to eat delicious, plant-based foods.
Will you be trying any of these amazing vegan restaurants soon? Leave a comment and let us know!
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