Going since 2004, 222 was doing vegan way before it was cool. Their all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet comes in at £11.50 and they do an a la carte menu in the evening, featuring the likes of seitan stroganoff, pumpkin and pine-nut risotto, egusi, and apple crumble.
This community-run cafe cooks simple and fresh food at affordable prices, and can you really ask for more than that? Their beef style burger, made with seitan and soya mince is levels above the rest but they’ve got everything from moussaka to deli sandwiches to lentil shepherd’s pie on the menu.
TEMPLE OF SEITAN
Vegan fried chicken. Yep – it’s a thing. The “chicken” is actually made from seitan, which is wheat gluten deep-fried and seasoned just like the real thing. You can get it as a chicken burger, a wrap, wings and as a two-piece with fries, and they even do gluten-free nuggets too. Trust us, vegan or not, this meatless joint is worth the visit.
SOHO VEGAN MARKET
Running on Saturdays from 11am – 4pm, Soho Vegan Market, run by Street Food Union, is the place to go for vegan street food in central. With traders like Eat Chay, Young Vegans, Spicebox, Lime Hut, Planty Hugs and Jake’s Vegan Steaks, you can get everything from pies to cheesesteaks. You better go hungry!
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HACKNEY DOWNS VEGAN MARKET
Hackney Downs Vegan Market, a collab between Fat Gay Vegan and Eat Work Art, is packed with hot food, drinks, cakes & sweets, and even vegan cheeses to take home. With regular traders like Cafe SoVegan and Vegan Delice returning each week – and a few spots for newbies – you’re sure to find something that tickles your vegan fancy.
Vegan Route is North London’s newest vegan market. From craft beer to wash down your street food from the likes of Little Leaf Food and Herbivorous to fresh produce to ethical clothes and cosmetics, they’ve got loads to check out. Bringing you new stuff every Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
BROADWAY VEGAN MARKET
Broadway vegan market is bringing you bomb vegan food – both to eat right there and take home – from 30 stalls (traders have included Club Mexicana, SpiceBox and The Dough Society), vegan wine and beer, and live music every Saturday from 10am – 4pm. Sounds like vegan paradise to us.
- Monday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
- Tuesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
- Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
- Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
- Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
- Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Vegan Mexican? It’s happening at Club Mexicana, which you can find inside KERB Seven Dials and at their first proper restaurant in Kingly Court. The restaurant, inspired by the street-side joints in LA and Mexico City, features an open kitchen so you can see the vegan al paastor spit in all its sizzling glory, as well as a bar where you can sip on margs and palomas on tap, pickle juice-spiked Micheladas and Mexican beers. The menu features a range of plant-based tacos, small plates and some Club Mexicana classics including the beer-battered Tofish tacos, BBQ short ‘rib’ tacos, and corn & black bean salad with jalapeno lime dressing. OLE!
FED BY WATER
Garlic bread, bruschetta, cheese platters, pizza, pasta, calzone…FED by Water have vegan-ified all your fave Italian dishes and because everything’s made with purified water, it’s even better for you.
The Gate is one of the OG veggie restaurants in London and even after 25 plus years, they’re still going strong with sister sites in Islington and Marylebone. Much of the menu is already vegan but they’re also happy to swap out ingredients on other plates to make them vegan. And they’ve got some bangin’ vegan puds too.
Clean eating can also be indulgent eating and that’s exactly what Farmacy is all about. There’s vegan and gluten free nachos with guac and refried beans; a millet, black bean and mushroom burger; a spelt sourdough pizza and Austrian Sacher cake with tigernut milk Nice Cream, proving you don’t always have to stick to salads.
WULF & LAMB
From dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free pastries at breakfast, salad bowls and wraps at lunch and larger plates like chili ‘non’ carne, ackee burrito and the Wulf burger made with a spicy bean and veggie patty topped with cashew aioli, Wulf & Lamb have you covered for vegan eats all day long. They’ve even got sweet stuff from Ruby’s of London so you can treat yourself too.