Whether you’re going green for good, or experimenting with meat-free Monday, there’s never been a better time to explore the veggie food scene in London.
From vegan donor kebabs and burgers to fresh vegetarian salads, here are 5 of the trendiest places to pack in your greens…
What: With a daily changing menu, this West London eatery serves delicious, lunch time salads and mains that are always vegetarian, mostly vegan, sometimes gluten free and raw – all made on site! The food is served alongside high quality coffee, tea, juices, cakes and bakes. There’s also a strong emphasis on environmental and social sustainability here. Tip: bring your own lunch box and they’ll happily fill it for you!
Where: 22 Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DT
Price: £5.50 for a small salad box | £7.50 for large salad box | sandwiches/quiches/frittata from £4 – £5.50 | breakfast toast from £2.20
What: Makers of wholesome, plant-based food that never compromises on flavour or satisfaction. Made in house, daily, their vegan menu is inspired by local ingredients to create hearty, wholesome meals that fuels and energises. Think black bean and quinoa burgers loaded with guac and sweetcorn salsa, alongside air-baked fries and beetroot ketchup. Or mac & cheese made with sweet potato and cashews. Their menu is inspired and coming to London this Autumn.
Where: Currently New York, LA, Boston, but coming to London, Covent Garden, Autumn 2017
Price: $9.95 for a classic burger | $8.95 for a large mac & cheese
What: Serving good value, fresh, vegetarian food that is all made in house, daily. Their dishes are inspired by international flavours made with organic ingredients. Their first location is a small little spot that seats only 14 people, but they also have bigger sites in Camden and Kings Cross and most recently in Dalston. They have a no booking policy, but will accept advance bookings for larger parties. Just make sure to check the site before you go! If you can’t book, you can enjoy a drink at the bar whilst you wait for your table. Go to Mildreds with high expectations – their food is homely and always flavourful!
Where: Soho, Camden, Kings Cross, NEW Dalston
Tube: Soho – Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Street | Camden – Camden Town | Kings Cross – Kings Cross St Pancras | Dalston – Dalston Junction
Price: Starters and Small plates form £4 – £7 | Mains from £7 – £10 | Desserts from £3 – £6.50
What: All about the casual dining experience, Tibits encourage you to grab a plate and dig in! With food inspired from all over the world – from fresh salads to hot dishes, soups and desserts alongside freshly pressed juices, choosing what to eat is the hard part. Fill up your plate with as much or as little as you’d like and head to the till for it to be weighed. Go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, stay until after dark or fill a box to go, Tibits will take you all over the world, in just one meal!
Where: Bankside – 124 Southwark Street SE1 | Heddon Street – 12-14 Heddon Street off Regent Street London W1B 4DA
Tube: Bankside – Southwark | Heddon Street – Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Street
Price: Pay by weight
WHAT THE PITTA
What: A healthier, more ethical take on a British favourite, What The Pitta are makers of the famous Vegan Donor alongside other Turkish inspired vegan treats. Stuffed inside homemade bread, their donor is served with generous lashings of fresh tomatoes, homemade hummus, tzatziki (made with soya yogurt), and chilli sauce. They also serve their donor in a salad box or as a Turkish pizza. This is vegan street food at it’s best!
Where: BOXPARK – Croydon & Shoreditch
Tube: Croydon – East Croydon rail station | Shoreditch – Shoreditch High Street or Liverpool Street
Price: £7 for a main | £10-£12 for a meal deal