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Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in London?

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Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in London?

London is a city bursting with exciting food scenes, many of which are vegan-friendly! Vegans visiting the city will undoubtedly find lots of options for dining out, from trendy eateries to classic pub food. Here, we’ll explore some of the best vegan restaurants in the capital, highlighting their signature dishes for those who are looking for a unique experience.

Vegan food keeps on popping up in unexpected places, and its prevalence means there is something for everyone in London! Here are some of the top spots for vegans looking to find a delicious meal:

What the Pitta

What the Pitta is one of London’s most celebrated vegan eateries and offer classic British dishes with a vegan twist. From a delicious vegan Sunday Roast to classic Doner Kebabs, the menu at What the Pitta has something for everyone. Their signature dish is the classic Doner, made with seitan and served with lettuce, vegan mayonnaise and pickles in a warm flatbread. The London branch also offers a range of seasonal specials and sides, such as loaded chips and creamy milkshakes. With locations across London, it’s easy to find your nearest What the Pitta.

Club Mexicana

Club Mexicana is another favourite vegan haunt for those looking for quality Mexican-inspired food. At Club Mexicana, you can enjoy tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos topped with vegan meats and cheeses. Their classic “fish’ taco uses jackfruit coated in tempura batter, served with mango salsa, guacamole and coriander, while their “dirty burger’ is made with spicy veggie patties topped with vegan cheese and “special sauce’. With two locations in London, this casual eatery is the perfect spot for finding tasty vegan dishes.

Young Vegans

Young Vegans are London specialists when it comes to dishes inspired by traditional British pub grub. From plant-based pasties filled with vegan version of steak & ale to hot dogs piled high with juicy toppings, diners won’t be disappointed with the generous portions and comfortable atmosphere. The signature pie is served with vegan gravy and mash, while the crowd-pleasing tofish & chips uses battered tofu instead of fish. Young Vegans have a handful of locations across London and have recently shipped some of their signature dishes worldwide!

VX London

VX is another classic vegan eatery offering all kinds of delicious! Their menu offers a range of cheesy toasties and hot dogs made with vegan meat and cheese, as well as delicious cakes and cookies to provide that sweet tooth fix. Their signature dish is the VX club sandwich which features vegan chicken, bacon, cheese and Sriracha mayo served on toasted rustic sliced bread. This classic comfort food provides a taste of nostalgia with a healthy dose of plant-based ingredients. With two locations in London, VX is the perfect spot to satisfy the hunger pangs of vegans visiting the city.


Mildreds is one of London’s longest running vegetarian restaurants which also offers an array of vegan options. Since it opened in 1988, Mildreds has evolved to include an impressive variety of vegan dishes such as their famous spicy beanburger and their coconut schnitzel. This vibrant restaurant has a unique atmosphere, with walls decorated with art from local artists and the warm staff helping you find your perfect meal. With branches in Soho, King’s Cross and Dalston, Mildreds continues to be a favourite destination for vegans both in the capital and abroad.

London is home to some amazing vegan dining experiences! What better way to experience the city than indulging in some of its best vegan offerings? With so many vegan restaurants popping up, it’s easy to find something delicious wherever you are in London. A number of plant-based cookbooks have also been released lately (Vegan London: The Tastiest & Healthiest Cookbooks) which are full of creative recipes for those who wish to recreate some of their favourite dishes at home!

Insider’s Guide to Discovering London Beyond the Tourist Traps

London is a city filled with amazing experiences, and there’s an endless list of things to do and see. However, as a local who knows the city inside out, I’m going to give you a sneak-peek into some exclusive hidden gems. Below is my list of favorite off-the-beaten-path spots, vegan dining spots, cultural experiences, fascinating stories from history, and some unconventional suggestions that will make your trip a worthwhile and unforgettable experience!

Local Attractions: Going Beyond the Tourist Spots

While Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye are tourist hotspots, there is more to see if you venture off the beaten path. Take a stroll down Greenwich, where you can witness breathtaking views of the Thames. Check out the Queen’s House or the Greenwich Observatory and explore how big discoveries have been made from London. Hampstead Heath might be one of London’s lesser-known public green spaces, but it’s among the most picturesque and idyllic parks as you will feel at one with nature. Visit Richmond Park, a vast and beautiful park complete with deer and ponds, with a few wildflowers and roses adding to the hint of color.

Dining Spots: Exploring The Vegan Food Scene In London

Whether you’re a vegan or looking to expand your palate with plant-based cuisines, London has several incredible vegan restaurants that will satisfy your appetite. Make your way to The Gate, known for its modern gourmet vegan cuisine, where the roasted squash dish garnished with harissa is a must-try. Try the trendy ‘vegan’ fish and chips at Temple of Seitan, which is a vegan fast-food chain and offers seitan burgers that are surprisingly delicious. Check out some local vegan pop-ups like Club Mexicana, offering Mexican tacos and tostadas with a twist. Keep a lookout for Vurger Co., known for vegan burgers with gluten-free buns and soft drinks that are out of this world.

Cultural Experiences: Going Beyond The Tourist Hotspots

London is famous for iconic cultural spots like the National Gallery, Tate Modern, and the British Museum. Yet, there’s something extraordinary that only a true local can share. If you’re seeking a cultural touch, walk down Brick Lane for some street art inspired by immigrants that define London’s East End. Explore Soho’s music scene, where jazz was born in the UK, or visit the Roundhouse, a theater situated in North London that hosts out-of-the-box music, comedy, and circus shows all year round.

Local History: Fascinating Stories That Will Pique Your Interest

Before you land in London, read up on the city’s fascinating past, from the Roman era to the medieval period to the famous monarchy. Did you know that the famous Sherlock Holmes was inspired by a real detective named Jonathan Wild? Or, how about the “Elephant Man,” Joseph Merrick, who was born in the East End of London? Discover the stories behind Abbey Road street sign in St. John’s Wood, which led to the famous album of the Beatles. You will hear more stories and fascinating insights as you explore the city.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Suggestions: Unconventional Tips That Will Make Your Trip Unforgettable

If you’re seeking an unforgettable experience, head over to The Cauldron, where you can grab a wand and learn some spells while sipping on magical concoctions. Book a Secret Cinema event, an adventure where you experience a new world of acting and cinema in a secret place – until now! The Hampton Court Palace is a lovely day trip from London. You can experience the historical vibes of Henry VIII’s court and his palace and uncover the story of their secrets and hidden places. Additionally, you can rent a barge boat and discover London on your own terms, with a chance to stop by a riverside cafe for a fairy tea or an afternoon tea party.


This is a sneak-peek of what London offers to all its visitors, and as a true local, I hope you get to discover at least a few of the hidden gems mentioned on this list. As you experience London, indulge in the local vegan spots, explore the city’s art, and soak in its rich history. However, feel free to explore the city and create new recommendations that can astound future readers who plan a trip to London.

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Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in London?

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