It’s #Veganuary and if you’re searching for a tasty veggie-based meal, look no further! The Resident has put together a list of some of London’s best vegan restaurants for you to try
1 Black Cat Cafe, Hackney Downs
This Camden Café promises to bring a taste of artisanal food from New Zealand and Australia to London. If you’re searching for a meal look to their main menu. It changes every few months with the seasons, and always includes a variety of tasty vegan options. But, if you’re looking for a sweeter treat Black Cat also offers a large assortment of delicious handmade cakes which pair perfectly with their classic Flat White coffee.
2 The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge, London CB1 3AH; blackcatcafecambridge.co.uk
2 Mildreds, Soho (and other locations)
Found in three different London locations, Mildreds is a must for anyone searching for colourful and creative vegan cuisine. The restaurant serves internationally inspired dishes with a vegan twist, and many options are also gluten free. Mildreds has a wide array of foods ranging from squash and black bean burritos to beetroot burgers with vegan cheese. And if your morning is in need of some tasty vegan meals, Mildreds in Kings Cross serves a weekend brunch, complete with mimosas and bloody marys for purchase.
3 Vegan Hippo, Soho
In an effort to promote animal rights, Vegan Hippo serves a 100% vegan menu that features customer favourites like the Jackfruit Burger or Gyros Wrap. The food is sourced from manufacturers that are environmentally sustainable and cooked with a health conscious customer in mind. They also make a uniquely vegan English breakfast using ingredients such as scrambled tofu and tofurkey sausage to replace the classic parts of the dish.
52 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DS; veganhippo.com
4 Wild Food Café, Covent Garden
This cosy café used to be a Covent Garden hidden gem, but rave reviews have made it a hotspot for anyone who loves a delicious and aesthetically pleasing vegan meal. Menu items such as the Ayruvedic Super Salad or the Forgotten Ecstasy Milkshake are popular picks for healthy, veggie loving customers. And all dishes are made with raw and organic ingredients that come from local suppliers.
1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden,London WC2H 9DP; wildfoodcafe.com
5 Woodlands, Leicester Square (and other locations)
Woodlands is a family run, Indian restaurant which can be found in three different spots in London. Each location serves traditional Indian foods such as dosas and curries with entirely vegetarian and vegan ingredients. Many of the savoury dishes are also gluten free or Jain (meaning no onion or garlic), meaning that Woodlands can cater to a wide range of diners.
6 Ethos, Fitzrovia
For the vegan diner searching for food flexibility, Ethos is the place to go. They are unique in that they serve plant based foods in a buffet style setting. Customers pick and choose whatever looks most appetizing and then simply pay for their meal by its weight. Selections range from vegetable salads to aubergine lasagne to artichoke stuffed potato bites.
48 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX; ethosfoods.com
7 The Gate, Hammersmith
This restaurant serves excellent vegan and vegetarian food that they describe as Indian and Arabic cuisine blended with traditional Jewish food and made with French and Italian influences. With two existing locations and one to open soon, The Gate has been serving notable vegetable based foods to London locals for years. Frequent diners recommend the vegan classics such as the polenta chips or the quinoa salad.
51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QL; thegaterestaurants.com
8 Veg Bar, Brixton
Veg Bar works hard to defy vegan food stereotypes by cooking up unique comfort food dishes that are entirely meat and dairy free. They use veggie ingredients to reimagine classic junk foods in a tasty and animal friendly way. Menu items include nachos, mac n cheese and tacos. And be sure to try a creative customer favourite – Tofish N Chips.
45 Tulse Hill, London SW2 2TJ; vegbar.co.uk
9 Flat Three, Notting Hill
At Flat Three the plant based dishes make healthy living a priority. The kitchen creates foods which combine Japanese, Korean and Nordic flavours in a way that makes eating vegan both easy and delicious. Their imaginative plant-based meals are served alongside vegan wines, teas and juices.
120-122 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA; flatthree.london
10 222 Veggie Vegan, West Kensington
The name says it all, this restaurant serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious vegan meals. Popular selections include Seitan Stroganoff or the chef’s special stir-fry which can be followed with a delectable dessert such as their spice island pie dessert or dairy free ice cream. And if you want to try it all, check out the lunch buffet where you can help yourself to a variety of their freshly made vegan dishes.
222 North End Road, West Kensington, London W14 9NU; 222veggievegan.com