As you might know Rob and I were recently in London for a few weeks and of course we ate some good food and visited some of our favourites spots that I’d like to share with you today in my second vegan guide to London.
London has been our home for a long time, I just realised that I’ve spent a fifth of my life there. Now we’re seeking greener pastures elsewhere and I’m glad we got to spend those few weeks re-exploring and enjoying the London we got to know and love in many ways.
London is always in flux and therefore you sort of have to catch your moments and savour them because you never know what tomorrow’s going to bring or sometimes even what’s going to happen within the next hour. Having said that I think my best tip for anyone visiting London is to go with the flow and enjoy the high pulse of a city with the same population as my whole home country.
It’s a great place for just being and people watching when you get tired after all the visits to museum exhibitions, restaurant explorations, concerts, theatre performances, musicals. In this short guide based on our last visit you will only find food but in my last guide I also included some of my favourite places to enjoy all that London has to offer. So don’t miss out on my initial and jam packed vegan guide to London with lots more tips and tricks, places to eat and things to do! But now I hope you enjoy this one and don’t forget to check out my YouTube video all about our London experience with locations from both guides as well. x
PS. If you’ve got some of your own London gems please share with us your favourite places in the comments and if you’re going and have questions fire away in that space too.
Redemption Bar, Old Street.
FOOD AND DRINK
320 Old Street / 6 Chepstow Road.
This vegan restaurant and alcohol free bar opened up around the corner from my old home whilst I was away and I had to check it out of course. I enjoyed myself a lot doing so and definitely recommend you do too. Enjoy creative cocktails and fresh vegan food. I especially enjoyed the savoury as well as the sweet pancakes.
130 Wardour Street.
Want a vegan ice cream fix deluxe? I thought so. Welcome to vegan ice cream heaven. The place is also free from gluten and nuts for all of you with allergens. Try the nut-free peanut butter ice cream, it’s delicious.
398 King’s Road.
I don’t often venture to Chelsea but one day on my last visit I did just that and decided to have lunch at this popular spot serving up wholesome vegan food, juices and smoothies. I loved the Asian inspired quinoa salad as well as the kale salad, I was a little worried looking at them in the plastic containers they come in but both passed the flavour test with highest marks.
1-4, Juicebaby. 5, Oxford Street. 6, Yorica!.
22 Foley Street.
A vegetarian spot smack in the middle of London with a bunch of vegan options, including a fantastic raw chocolate brownie. Friendly staff, outside seating and nice to find a spot tucked away from the busy main streets.
382 Mare Street / 63 Dean Street.
This Ramen place was recommended to us by Rob’s brother and I decided to challenge my gluten intolerance and visit. They have one veganisable ramen dish on the menu as well as fried dumplings. Both were good but I’m now ramen expert. Extra points for having the noodle making process on display.
92-93 Chapel Market.
This place is not for the fine diners but it is for those of us who enjoy a meal in quirky vegetarian place. Food is served buffet style and it all seems rather informal. Choose between an array of raw salads including fruit salad, Indian curries, pakoras, bread and rice. You definitely get value for your money and the food is pretty tasty but I’d even come only to check out the unorthodox decor. Every wall of this place is filled with vegetarian/vegan facts and incentives.
1-4, Tonkotsu, Mare Street. 5-6, Cookies and Scream.
The Market Hall, Camden Lock Place.
I had heard about this place many a time and thought it was about time I tried one of the all vegan and gluten-free cakes from Cookies and Scream. Rob and I ended up sharing an ice cream sandwich and it was yummy, although I’m glad we shared because this place does not skimp on the sugar. Great place to get a sugar high on cookies, brownies, ice cream and other cakes.
The Boiler House, Brick Lane.
A nice place to get a vegan burger on market day on Brick Lane. They have gluten free buns and serve a pulled barbecue jackfruit burger which was good. We also tried the yummy ‘twix’ bars, but again very sweet so I’d recommend sharing with a friend.
18 Broadway Market + 2 other locations.
We got the most amazing sourdough bread here and whilst there are queues out the door on busy days with people looking for a bread and coffee fix the service is very quick.
1-2, Pomodoro e Basilico. 3, Camden. 4-6, Exploring in Chelsea.