Veganism is sweeping the nation with no signs of slowing down, and London’s restaurants are adapting in the best kind of way. Whether you’re a full-time herbivore, flexitarian, seagan (whatever that is) or just fancy a switch-up, DesignMyNight have whipped up a list of 10 amazing spots for chowing down vegan delights. So, next time you’ve got a hankering for some dirty vegan junk food, plant-based brunch or a quirky meat-free curry, check out these awesome spots.
The brainchild of Lucy and Tiff Watson, Tell Your Friends is another haven for the meat-free with a sprinkle of MIC celeb-spotting. Don’t be put off by the celebrity endorsements, this restaurant has actually nailed the art of hearty vegan cooking, offering healthy eats and seasonal dishes from boozy brunches with reworked full English breakfasts, to nutritious Buddha bowls and Sunday roasts.
They say cheese is addictive, and vegan cheese is no exception. If you’ve got a craving for a good ol’ fashioned gooey pizza, The Stable will hook you up. Boasting an ample selection of animal-free offerings, the restaurant goes above and beyond to ensure you can chow down on all the pesto-based, roasted veg-topped slices that take your fancy, with a choice of tasty puddings to tuck into once you’re done.
A slick NYC bistro that offers everything from chilled out afternoon tea to invigorating breakfasts, by CHLOE. has quickly become a favourite among London's herbivores. With a menu of classic burgers, sandwiches and salads brought over from across the Atlantic, they’ve even go so far as to add a few reinvented British classics such as tofu fish and chips, a royal veggie roast and sticky toffee pudding to give you a proper taste of home.
Four Quarters is a bustling Peckham hangout with craft brews, cocktails and video games aplenty. Not only is it one of London's coolest places for a drink or two, but the bar’s menu of vegan junk food is undeniably tasty. Think fries topped with vegan chilli, sour cream and jalapenos, chunky seitan ‘chicken’ burgers and battered hot dogs with sauerkraut and pickle as you whip your mates playing Mortal Kombat.
This quirky Homerton haunt has earned the title of London’s first all-vegan pub after ensuring that all food, drink, fixtures and fittings were sustainable and plant-based where possible. With Club Mexicana in the kitchen, The Spread Eagle are dishing up vibrant Mexican-inspired street eats for dinner alongside a mega menu of boozy brunch offerings such as burritos, nachos and mouthwatering vegan chicken and waffles.
Whether you’re in the mood for a boozy Aussie brunch or slap-up dinner, Scarlett Green are on hand to ensure no vegan gets left behind. With a charming menu of small plates and bbq steaks, you’ll appease your omnivore friends as you tuck into the enticing fire roasted aubergine with crispy rice, veg and seasonal greens.
The Star of Bethnal Green is one of London’s most beloved boozers, bringing non-stop party vibes from its disco brunches straight through to their vibrant club nights. With Harry’s Kitchen taking up residency, they’re serving small plates such as vegan ‘pork’ flatbreads with courgette fries and cobs. If you’re in the mood for a bodacious brekkie, the wild mushroom and sage hash is a solid choice.
A trendy Shoreditch haunt that oozes Instagram-worthy interiors, Genesis will brighten up your feed with its pink furnishings, pop art lined walls and scattered shrubbery. It’s not just the decor that’s bold and beautiful, the menu of organic plant-based comfort food includes stacked burgers, colourful shawarma, rainbow salads and show-stopping sundaes that not only look good but are actually good for you, kinda.
A gorgeous neighbourhood curry house in Walthamstow, SpiceBox really is a gem in London’s crown. After gaining a cult status at festivals for their plant-based curries, it’s no surprise that it's become a bustling hub for brunch, dinner and takeaways. Star dishes include a melt-in-the-mouth jackfruit jalfrezi, creamy chick’n tikka masala and a full Indian brekkie of waffles with jackfruit beans, Bombay potatoes and coconut sambol.
These guys know a thing or two about fish and chips, and they definitely know what they're doing when it comes to whipping up a tasty vegan alternative. After setting up London’s first 100% vegan chip shop, Sutton & Sons have created a signature recipe made from banana blossom that’s marinated on seaweed and samphire before being battered. The Hackney restaurant also serves fish-free scampi, tofish, and vegan pies, just like your classic chippie.
For more information on the best vegan-friendly restaurants in London, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Facebook; @DesignMyNight.
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