Hello everyone! My name is Despina, I’m the creator behind Sustainable London and Learn to Love our Earth. As my content suggests, I am passionate about a vegan, ethical and sustainable way of living. I have put together a list of my favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in London.
By far one of my top choices, By Chloe is a 100% vegan fast-food chain with delicious and healthy(ish) dishes. They have two London locations, one in Covent Garden and the other near Oxford Circus, so it’s very accessible, especially if you like to roam around central London. My favourite dishes are the Kale Caesar salad and the Mac n’ Cheese, both divine! The prices are quite standard for London and the decor is very millennial, so make sure to bring a camera to snap some “Insta-worthy” shots.
In case you haven’t been following the plant-based-London-news scene, then you’ll have heard of Neat Burger, a project of vegan Formula 1 racer, Lewis Hamilton. The fast-food restaurant is located in the heart of Regent Street, and they make the best vegan burgers out there, featuring “This” Chicken, and a divine mayo-based sauce. The place is unsurprisingly millennial themed (pink, white colors and lots of plants!) and perfect for cute photos of the food, and you and your friends.
Wulf and Lamb
I recently had the chance of visiting Wulf and Lamb, located between Chelsea and Victoria, and I was amazed by the plant-based goodness! This is another millennial-style restaurant, however, it’s pretty casual and perfect for any sort of meetings, hangouts and events. I tried their delicious burgers along with the Mac n’ Cheese which was the best I’ve ever tried (and as you can tell, I’ve tried a lot….). While you’re there, make sure you walk around Pavilion road which is filled with cute stores and cafes.
Located in the heart of Soho, Yorrica is the perfect place to visit when you’re in need of a sweet pick-me-up. You can choose between soft-serves, waffles, crepes, and ice-creams from their 100% vegan (and allergen-friendly) menu.
Temple of Seitan
If you need a cruelty-free alternative to KFC, you definitely need to pay a visit to one of the Temple of Seitan locations as they make insane chick’n nuggets, wraps, and burgers! My favorite is their “popcorn chick’n” *secretly drooling*
If you’re with picky carnivores, check out these restaurants below which are not 100% vegan, but they offer an amazing selection of plant-based dishes.
As a Greek, I was very intrigued when I first heard of The Athenian, especially knowing that they had vegan gyros (traditionally, shredded pieces of meat wrapped in pita bread with various fillings) and I jumped on the first opportunity to give it a try. I must say their Seitan gyros is absolutely delicious, and it made me reminiscent of when I was younger (and not vegan) and used to indulge in this quick meal often. They have multiple locations across the UK, and a couple in central London so it’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you want to try a different type of cuisine!
Rosa’s Thai Cafe
If you’re fancying a good Thai dish, Rosa’s Thai Cafe is a great choice for both plant and meat-eaters. There are multiple locations across London with all the same, delicious menu. Make sure you get the Pad Thai (with tofu and without egg) and the vegetable spring rolls; both are super delicious!
Finally, if you’re craving a good donut head over to one of the Crosstown Doughnuts locations and get yourself a vegan “Dark Chocolate Truffle” donut. You can also go to their Marylebone location where the menu is 100% plant-based.
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