Despite veganism being around for many years, it is only over the past year or so that we have really started to see the rise of Vegan restaurants in London. What was once just an option of salad in a restaurant has now become dedicated plant-based eateries with jam-packed menus. People often get the assumption vegan food is simply just rabbit food, but they are wrong, London has some incredible offerings for when you are craving all the good junk food.
So for those that are plant powered or just looking for a meat-free option here are a few of my picks for the best vegan junk food restaurants in London.
Based in various locations across central London, Mildred’s caters for Vegetarians and Vegans. Serving a variety of cuisines from around the world from a sweet potato Sri Lankan curry to mock buttermilk chicken.
Note: Mildred’s does not offer a booking system and can get very busy.
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If you are looking for a Burger head to Mooshies in Brick Lane. A basic menu but not basic on taste, alongside burgers they also have a variety of desserts as well as an alcohol menu.
One of my absolute favourites! Based inside Kerb Camden, this food truck serves Jack fruit burritos and ‘Tofish’ tacos all bursting with Mexican flavours.
Cafe Van Gogh
Based in Oval, Cafe Van Gogh has been voted as serving the best vegan roast south of the river, however, I am more intrigued by their Seitan Sticky Ribs and Jerk Plantain.
Boasting themselves as Europe’s first organic and vegan Japanese restaurant are currently based in the King’s Cross area of London. The business also works hard to combat waste and encourages their customers to do the same, so if you can’t finish your whole meal be sure to let your server know so they can bag up the rest for you to take home.
Cookies and Scream
For sweet treats head to Cookies and Scream in Holloway Road. Menus change on a day to day basis but revolve around award winning vegan brownies, doughnuts, shakes and ‘cream’ pies.
90 Degree Melt
Not strictly Vegan but they are strictly Vegetarian, so be sure to check your choice before ordering. 90 Degree melt sells all American comfort food from Mile End Road, in tapas style they serve cauliflower style ‘chicken’ wings, battered corn dogs as well a whole host of other wholesome American food.
The Full Nelson
Based in Deptford Broadway at The Full Nelson you will not see a salad in sight, instead, they serve dishes such as the Rueban Stacker and deep-fried pickles. They also have an exclusive brunch menu which is served on weekends.
Of course this is just a small sample of London’s vegan scene but in my opinion, it is some of the very best and will be a hit with both plant powered and carnivores.
Where are your favourite vegan hot spots in London for junk food? Let me know in the comments below.
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