Best vegan restaurants in London

Whether you’re a committed vegan or dabbling in a plant-based diet, you’ll find an increasing number of venues dedicated to vegan dining in London.

From “fried chicken” to dairy-free banoffee pie, there are plenty of delicious and inventive vegan options to choose from.

Temple of Hackney

 

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Following the success of vegan fried chicken stall Temple of Seitan, you can now indulge at one of two permanent locations in Hackney and Camden. Try the Temple Burger – a crispy fillet burger with bacon, cheese, lettuce, pickles and mayo, or go for a chicken shop classic of hot wings (and, of course, chips). Read more

Itadaki-Zen

Try vegan Japanese food at Itadaki-Zen in King’s Cross, which makes its dishes as healthy as possible by using only organic ingredients. The result is a tempura that is light and perfectly golden, while grilled spring rolls are crisp rather than greasy. Go for a set menu to sample all there is on offer, from vegetable sushi to udon noodles. Read more

The Retreat Kitchen

Brunch lovers delight at this plant-based cafe in Richmond. The Brunch Plate with scrambled tofu, homemade smokey beans, vegan sausage, hash brown, grilled tomato and sourdough is a big favourite, as is the daily selection of cakes and sweet treats found at the counter. The Retreat Kitchen's smoothies are as lovely to look at as they are to drink, or for something a little stronger, they even have vegan wine. Read more

Cook Daily

“No blood, no bones” is the motto at Cook Daily. Head to Boxpark in Croydon or Shoreditch for bowls of vegan comfort food packed with colourful vegetables. Options include the High Grade, where veggies come with sweet and sour BBQ sauce, hemp oil and seeds; or the Caribbean-inspired Hard Bowl with yam, plantains and wholemeal dumplings in a sizzling scotch bonnet sauce. Read more

Redemption

 

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Enjoy healthy yet indulgent food at this vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free and alcohol-free restaurant with branches in Shoreditch and Notting Hill. Tuck in to a barbequed pulled "pork" jackfruit burger with summer slaw and sweet potato wedges, followed by banoffee pie made with medjool date salted caramel, bananas and coconut cream. Order from their extensive mocktail list to complete your evening. Read more

Vegan Express

Aiming to make vegan cuisine mainstream, you’ll find an extensive plant-based pizza menu, plus the popular “tofish” (vegan fish and chips) served with mushy peas, at this Tooting restaurant. Add in a range of smoothies, desserts and even a vegan cheeseboard to complete your meal. Read more

Wild Food Cafe

 

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Head to colourful Neal’s Yard for organic, raw, plant-based food at Wild Food Cafe. Choose something delicious from the seasonal menu, which includes salads, open sandwiches, smoothies and the restaurant’s famous raw chocolate tart. Enjoy your food in the relaxed communal seating area. Read more

ByChloe

Get a vegan fast food fix at ByChloe, an American, plant-based eatery, which has recently arrived in London. ByChloe serves vegan burgers, salads, brunches and cupcakes, with a few London specials (including a roast dinner) on the menu. Expect to wait for a table during peak times at the Covent Garden venue, or try the quieter London Bridge restaurant. Read more

The Spread Eagle

Find London’s first completely vegan pub, The Spread Eagle, in east London. Serving up Mexican-inspired street food, options include deep-fried cheeze, “chorizo” quesadilla, and jackfruit tacos. All drinks (including cask ales, cocktails and wines) are vegan too. Reservations recommended. Read more

Vegan food markets

Enjoy delicious vegan street food at one of these regular London events, including Soho Vegan Market, Hackney Downs Vegan Market, Broadway Vegan Market and Vegan Nights.

Check out our guides to London’s best vegetarian, gluten-free and organic restaurants for more healthy options.

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