Many of us have opted into Veganuary to shake things up a little in 2019. A meat and dairy free diet that, who knows, may even continue after the month is over (especially once you know about all of the delicious vegan-friendly restaurants London has to offer!). Here’s our top 5 food hotspots we highly recommend you try this month!
Canalside, Here East
Nearest Tube: Stratford
Opening Hours: Mon: 9am-5pm | Tues-Fri: 9am-7:30pm | Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm
In the heart of East London, Here East features a glorious vegan-friendly Café, MOTHER. Since 2016, Mother Works’ attitude is all about being “a café with conscience” – and we’re fully on board! With 90% of their products and produce organically sourced, and the intentions in become a zero-waste business; it’s safe to say they’re not messing around in becoming environmentally-friendly and sustainable! Plus, they feature a mouth-watering menu– from frozen acai bowls to hot pot curries with exotic flavours and spices, there’s vast variety to get your taste buds tingling. Have a scroll through their Instagram and see for yourself!
14 Broadwick Street
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
From the 3rdJanuary 2019, Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars has transformed their Soho store, in aid of Veganuary, into a 100% plant-based café! Crussh have been in the game since 1998 and aren’t going anywhere. This January pop-up will feature 70 vegan recipes featuring the excitement of vegan feta ‘cheese’ – you don’t need to tell us twice! With new additions such as courgette and lime vegan cake and six new smoothies, be sure to head on down to Crussh in Soho! Don’t forget to have a gander at their ‘Instagrammable’ dishes here.
13-14 Victory Parade
Nearest Tube: Stratford International
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 8am-7pm | Sun: 8am-6pm
From ‘fruity greens’ to ‘superfood smoothies’, Ginger and Mint in East London is an absolute must-see for vegan approved food and drinks. Ginger and Mint’s daily priority is delivering a hearty vegan-friendly menu, ensuring there are two different hot dishes with brown rice, and a huge selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps and more! We’re not forgetting the option of vegan sweet treats; of course. Check out their full menu here!
10 Morning Lane
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm-9pm | Sun: 12pm-6pm
For anyone craving burgers, fries and everything in-between; Temple of Seitan has got your back. From chicken to hot wings, the “chicken” is made with seitan (a wheat gluten) which looks, and tastes, amazing! The seitan is covered in tasty herbs and spices, achieving a satisfying, chicken-like bite – what’s not to love?! Their mouth-watering menu features a variety of burgers, wraps, fries and all the complimentary sauces. For North Londoners, be sure to check out their Hackney branch here.
Image: Paradise Plantbased
59 Chamberlayne Road
Nearest Tube: Kensal Rise or Kensal Green
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm | Closed on Tuesdays
If you fancy a coffee catch-up and a vegan breakfast that’s sure to be a game-changer, then head on down to Paradise Plantbased Vegan Cafe! Working 9’ till ‘5, making a living serving up glorious vegan only dishes, it’s the place to be this January! From paradise pancakes to cappuccinos with a variety of mylk alternatives, we seriously suggest travelling to this cosy cafe for vegan favourites. Be sure to check out their Instagram, we’re itching to try their vegan brownies!
Veganuary is an amazing commitment to kick off 2019 in style, so why not compliment your goal with some seriously scrumptious, and Instagrammable, dishes in the heart of London?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top five places to eat in Veganuary, will we be seeing you tasting the wonders of seitan, or vegan feta cheese? Let us know in the comments below! If you like our posts, you’ll love our Instagram. Follow us here for more London inspiration.