39 best vegan restaurants in London – from burger joints to fine dining

Read Time:   |  31st March 2021

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Discover the best vegan restaurants London has to offer spanning a range of cuisines from burgers to bakeries.

Looking for the best vegan restaurants in London for when you next visit? Look no further!

From the best vegan fish and chips to Black-owned businesses and the most Instagram-worthy spots, we’ve got you covered.

London is known as the thriving vegan epicentre of the UK and was even named the most vegan-friendly city in the world for two years running.

Much more than just a fringe movement, vegan food can be found almost everywhere with chain restaurants and independents alike adding plant-based options to their menus.

With vegan city guides for everywhere from Brighton to Newcastle, we thought it was about time we shared our pick of the best vegan restaurants in London.

Buckle up, and get ready for a culinary trip around the world, right here in London.

In this round-up of the best vegan restaurants you will find:

The best vegan pizza restaurants in London

Who doesn’t love a big cheesy vegan pizza? We certainly do! Here are the best vegan pizza restaurants you can find in London.

1. Purezza

Purezza vegan pizza

Originally just Brighton-based, vegan pizzeria Purezza has gone on to take over the South. Now open in four locations: Brighton, Hove, Bristol and London, vegans don’t have to miss out on great pizza.

Purezza’s epic pizza menu is laid out like a season of Friends, with names such as The One That’s Telling Porkies’. Their huge range of vegan pizzas topped with their own recipe mozzarella made from brown rice is unbeatable. 

Aside from pizza, the chain also offers a gluten-free lasagne, a cheesesteak calzone, and tempting sides such as cheesy garlic bread.

45-47 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PN | purezza.co.uk

2. Vegan Dough Co

Vegan Dough Co Pizza

With locations in Clapham, Covent Garden and Tower Bridge, Vegan Dough Co is here to cover all your vegan pizza needs.

With pizza creations such as The Godfather featuring vegan mozzarella, spicy smoked nduja, broccolini and chilli oil you won’t be missing out.

Fancy a bit on the side? They also offer some epic loaded wedges, chipotle mac and cheese and a caesar salad.

Located at Oxford Circus (4-5 Langham Pl, Marylebone, W1B3DG) and Tower Bridge (One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD)  | vegandoughco.co.uk

The best vegan burger restaurants in London

The humble vegan burger is an absolute staple in London, and there are hundreds of epic meat-free options to choose from. Here are just a few of our favourite vegan burger restaurants in London.

3. Ready Burger

Ready Burger

Forget McDonald’s and say hello to the hot new vegan burger chain that’s rivalling the fast food giant with its affordable vegan menu.

On the menu you’ll find everything you’d expect to find in McDonald’s, from double-decker Big Mac-style burgers to ‘chicken’ fillets, all with a vegan twist. There’s even Mc Flurry-style dairy-free soft whip ice creams.

What’s more, Ready Burger is competing with major chains by offering its food at affordable prices. In fact, the brand’s signature burger, ‘The Ready Burger’, is priced only at £1.99 and is the first plant-based burger of its kind on the market for under £2!

Since opening earlier this year, Ready Burger has opened two restaurants in Finchley Road and Crouch End and has sold a whopping 130,000 burgers to date.

It’s never been so easy for Londoner’s to get their vegan burger fix!

Finchley Road (Parade 14/15, Frognal, Finchley Rd, London NW3 5HH), and Crouch End (16 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8TD) | readyburger.co.uk

4. The Vurger Co

The Vurger Co

With restaurants in Shoreditch and Canary Wharf, The Vurger Co is the perfect lunch stop or post-work dinner location.

There are five burgers to choose from with a mix of ‘chicken’, ‘beef’ and vegetable-based patties so there is something for everyone.

Additionally, the chain usually has a special burger each month with previous themes including Teriyaki, Peri Peri and Indian.

Fancy something on the side? The Vurger Co offer three varieties of chips, house-made mac n cheese infused with truffle oil and vegan parmesan, and either chicken or crispy mushroom dippers.

And who could refuse one of their famous shakes? The Vurger Co has seven shake flavours from the classic strawberry to Oreo to salted caramel popcorn.

Unit 9, Avant Garde Building, 6 Richmix Square, Cygnet Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LD | thevurgerco.com

5. Halo Burger

halo burger - vegan restaurants london

Located in Brixton and Shoreditch, Halo Burger has made a name for itself using Beyond Burger patties to create a vast range of irresistible vegan burgers.

On the menu, you can find the epic Halo Burger with 2 Beyond patties, 2 slices of cheese, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato, gherkins and signature sauce.

Other notable mentions include the Smoky Carolina BBQ Burger, and The Flameburger which is definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Treat yourself to Pink Salt Fries, This Isn’t Chicken Nuggets or Crispy Jalapenos on the side, and a Peanut Butter milkshake to wash it all down.

Located at Shoreditch (105 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3JD) and Brixton (Unit S16 Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ) | haloburger.co.uk

6. Neat Burger

Neat Burger

Any burger joint backed by racing champion Lewis Hamilton has got to be good right?

Neat Burger has four locations across London and serves up classic vegan fast food that we know and love.

The chain is arguably a ‘vegan McDonalds’, serving up a vegan version of a Big Mac – aptly named The Big Stack – and a Filet-no-Fish burger that rival the fast food giant’s classics.

Aside from a range of vegan burgers, you can also order the popular Neat Dog and Neat Nuggets with your choice of dip.

Oh and don’t forget to try one of their epic shakes! Choose from Strawberry, Chocolate, Oreo, Biscoff or Brownie flavour – what’s not to love?

With plans to open 30 new locations this year, this vegan restaurant in London will soon be taking over the city!

Located at Princes Street (4 Princes St, Mayfair, W1B 2LE), Camden (44b-46 Camden Lock Market, NW1 8AF), and Soho (33 Old Compton Street, W1D 5JU) | neat-burger.com

7. Unity Diner

Unity Diner - vegan restaurants london

Earthling Ed’s non-profit restaurant Unity Diner deserves a spot on this list for the three epic burgers that don’t just taste great but help animals too.

You can choose from the classic Moving Mountains Burger featuring ‘beef’ patties, cheese, bacon, and all the trimmings. There’s also the VFC Burger – a vegan take on the Southern-fried chicken patty with cheese, bacon, and a hash brown.

For something different, try the Tofish Stack. Featuring a tofish fillet with baby gem, pickled cabbage and chunky tartare sauce, it’s served in a striking activated charcoal sesame bun. What’s more, it comes complete with calamari rings and vegan tempura prawns!

Unity Diner also has an extensive vegan menu with plenty more non-burger treats to try. If you love great food and supporting vegan activism, Unity Diner is definitely worth a visit.

Vegan cookbook authors So Vegan are big fans of Unity Diner. Check out their review below!

60 Wentworth St, Spitalfields, London E1 7AL | unitydiner.co.uk

8. Rudy’s Vegan Diner

Rudy-s vegan diner - vegan restaurants London

If you’re looking for over-the-top vegan junk food that will convince even the most ardent of meat-eaters, then look no further than Rudy’s Vegan Diner.

The Camden Market-based diner offers all the staple US diner classics from The Dirty Burger to The Dirty Dog. Rudy’s even offer a Reuben sandwich with all the trimmings, including sauerkraut and Russian dressing.

Moreover, there’s also a weekly changing menu of American comfort food specials. Delicious dishes you can expect to see include Vegan Meatloaf, Philly Cheese Steak, and Spicy Vegan Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheeze.

In fact, Rudy’s convincingly meaty products proved so popular that they opened the UK’s first 100% vegan butchers in Islington.

729-731, Camden Stables Market, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH | rudysvegan.com

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9. Temple of Seitan

Temple of Seitan - vegan restaurants London

Few vegan eateries have caused such a stir as the wildly popular Temple of Seitan. The eatery bought seitan to the masses when it opened its first restaurant in Hackney in 2016.

As indicated by their name, Temple of Seitan uses seitan to create crispy vegan ‘chicken’ wings, fillets and bites. You can sink your teeth into a box of chicken and chips, or try one of their fried chicken burgers.

Test out your heat threshold with the Temple Spicy burger with chipotle mayo, coleslaw, cheese, jalapenos and sriracha. Hot damn!

On the side, treat yourself to a pot of housemade coleslaw or creamy mac n cheese topped with bacon bits and fresh chives.

Vegan chef and YouTube star Gaz Oakley visited Temple of Seitan when it launched. Check it out here!

Located at Camden (43 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PN), and Hackney (5 Morning Lane, E9 6NA) | templeofseitan.co.uk

10. Biff’s Jack Shack

Biff's Jack Shack

Multinational brewery and pub chain BrewDog and Biff’s Jack Shack recently joined forces to open their first all-vegan pub. In a bid to bring plants to the mainstream, BrewDog launched a fully vegan menu in collaboration with Biff’s in 100 BrewDog pubs and bars around the UK.

Unlike Temple, Biff’s use jackfruit for their fried ‘chicken’ burgers and famous wingz on a sugarcane bone.

Try one of Biff’s eight jackfruit burgers, or get yourself four pieces of chicken-style wingz in a choice of five varieties.

Our favourite burger is the Father Jack, featuring Biff’s famous smoky bacun jam, onion rings, bourbon BBQ sauce, smoked gouda cheeze and iceberg lettuce – what’s not to love?

Whether you like it hot, smothered in mayo, or downright bonkers, Biff’s has got you covered.

Find your nearest Biff’s Jack shack at biffs.co/get-biffs

11. Oowee Vegan

Oowee Vegan

Oowee is the king of vegan fried chicken burgers, using house-made seitan lovingly coated in a signature blend of herbs and spices.

Choose from the epic Baconator piled high with house-made baconaise, smoked gouda cheese, a hash brown, crispy bacon and lettuce or the BBQ Cluckin Sandwich featuring sweet BBQ sauce, American cheese, a crispy onion ring and lettuce.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling extra, opt for the Chick’n Kiev Burger with fried seitan tossed in garlic butter.

But it’s not just vegan chicken that Oowee serves as they also offer belly-busting Beyond Meat ‘beef’ style burgers. So if vegan chicken isn’t your thing, try one of those instead!

You can find Oowee in Brixton and Dalston – what are you waiting for?

Located at Brixton (Unit 91-92, Brixton Village, SW9 8PR), and Dalston (50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB) |  ooweevegan.com

The best vegan fish and chip restaurant in London

12. Sutton and Songs Vegan Chip Shop

Sutton and Songs Vegan Chip Shop - vegan restaurants london

Award-winning fish and chip shop Sutton and Sons broke with years of tradition when it re-opened as a fully vegan chip shop in Hackney.

The vegan menu has proved so popular that Sutton and Sons has added extensive vegan menus to their Stoke Newington and Islington branches too.

Their famous vegan menu not only offers deliciously golden battered banana blossom ‘fish’ but also features a ‘prawn’ cocktail, battered sausage, ‘scampi’. There’s even vegan ‘calamari’ strips!

Other vegan dishes include classic chip shop favourites such as mushroom pie and mash, vegan battered sausage and chips and ‘fish’ cakes.

218 Graham Rd, Hackney, London E8 1BP | suttonandsons.co.uk/vegan

The best Black-owned vegan restaurants in London

13. All Nations Vegan House

All Nations Vegan House

If you love epic vegan Caribbean food, All Nations Vegan House is the place to be.

This family-owned Caribbean spot in Dalston serves up 100% plant-based Ital grub that pays homage to their Rastafari background.

On the menu, you can find traditional Caribean mains such as Ackee and Mushroom, Pinto Bean Stew, Callaloo and Cho-Cho. Pair your main with Coconut Red Rice, Quinoa with Peas, Kingston Cous-Cous or Black Rice.

And on the side, you have to try the authentic Fried Plantain or Pholourie. You won’t be disappointed!

8 Sandringham Rd, Dalston, London E8 2LP | allnationsvegan.co.uk

14. Beza


Craving vegan Ethiopian food? Beza is your new best friend.

Ethiopian cuisine naturally contains many vegan-friendly dishes. This is because the Orthodox Tewahedo Church prescribes frequent fasts, during which followers may not consume any animal products.

At Beza, choose from a variety of authentic Ethiopian dishes to spread across your injera (large sourdough flatbread). The menu includes dishes such as Misir Wot, Mung Beans, Beetroot and Potato, Ethiopian Salad, Tikil Gomen, and Kidney Beans.

Load up your plate with the colourful foods of Ethiopia in a relaxed setting and taste the vibrant sense of community Beza has to offer.

8A Sayer St, Walworth, London SE17 1FH | bezaveganfood.com

15. Eat of Eden

Eat of Eden

With four locations in London, Eat of Eden brings together Caribbean Ital and European recipes, creating fun vegan food that you won’t want to miss.

Named PETA’s Best Vegan Mac & Cheese, Eat of Eden’s Macaroni Pie is a somewhat legendary vegan dish in London. It’s rich, creamy and baked in the oven with a cheesy Caribbean-inspired topping.

Other highlights on the menu include the Pumpkin Curry, Seaweed Fritters and Callaloo Patty. You can also choose platters of any 12, 7 or 5 items to create your dream meal. How could you say no?

Find your nearest location at eatofeden.co.uk

16. Jam Delish

jam delish vegan caribbean

Family-run 100% vegan Caribbean takeaway Jam Delish is located in Tooting, and their unique menu is a must-try not just for vegans, but for all London foodies.

On the menu, you can find veganised Caribbean classics such as Jerk ‘Chicken’ Wings made from marinated soya and seitan and served up on a sugar cane skewer to replicate a bone, Curry ‘Goat’ and Ackee and ‘Codfish’.

In addition to these authentic Caribbean dishes, Jam Delish also serve up ‘Bacon’ Mac n Cheese, Chicken Salt Fries and a selection of vegan desserts.

Aside from offering epic takeaways, Jam Delish will be opening for dine-in from January 2022 at The Prince Arthur in Shoreditch. We can’t wait!

725 Garratt Ln, London SW17 0PD for takeaway, and 49 Brunswick Pl, London N1 6EB for dine-in | www.jamdelish.co.uk

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17. Rosa’s Thai Café

While not 100% vegan, Rosa’s Thai Café has plenty of plant-based options to tickle your tastebuds.

To start you off, Rosa’s has a vegan take on the classic prawn cracker using pumpkin, served with a gorgeous sweet chilli dip. Not your thing? Opt for authentic crispy Sweetcorn Cakes or Fresh Summer Rolls instead!

For your main, Rosa’s offers four vibrant vegan Thai curries in varying spice levels and several stir-fries including the classic Stir Fried Aubergine with chilli, soy sauce and Thai basil.

But it wouldn’t be a Thai restaurant without the infamous Pad Thai. Rosa’s version features tamarind, palm sugar and crushed peanuts, and can be ordered either with tofu or vegan chicken as your protein.

Find your nearest Rosa’s Thai Café at rosasthaicafe.com/locations

18. CookDaily

CookDaily is headed up by King Cook and serves up what is essentially an Asian food version of Subway.

Customers choose their protein, sauce/curry and noodles and any extras to create their own vegan bowl. Choose from options such as Thai Jungle Curry, Jerk Stir Fry, paired with vegetables, tofu or vegan chicken.

Alternatively, King Cook offers his famous CookDaily Pad Thai. This vegan take on a classic features ‘egg tofu’ and homemade ‘vegan fish sauce’ with either vegetables, tofu or ‘chicken’.

The restaurant has locations in Shoreditch Boxpark and Bethnal Green, so there’s no excuse not to check it out!

Unit 56, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, Boxpark Shoreditch, E1 6GY | www.cookdaily.co.uk

19. Mao Chow

Mao Chow

Tucked away in Hackney and Holloway, this 100% vegan kitchen serves up authentic Chinese food that will certainly tickle your tastebuds.

Start with the iconic Smacked Cucumber, doused in black vinegar, crushed garlic and sesame oil, or the Meaty Veg and Chinese Chive Dumplings served with fragrant chilli oil.

For your main, slurp on the Dan Dan Noodles packed with sesame and peanut flavours and topped with mushroom mince, and cucumber.

If you like it hot, try the Wan Za Noodles with spicy garlic wheat noodles with mushroom mince, braised soybeans and pak choi. But be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted!

159A Mare St, Hackney, London E8 3RD | mao-chow.com

20. Itadaki Zen

Itadaki Zen

Itadaki Zen is a 100% vegan Japanese tapas restaurant, serving up all your favourite dishes all the way from Tokyo right here in London.

Choose from delicious small plates for sharing such as Tofu Steak marinated in teriyaki sauce, Miso-glazed Aubergine, Vegan Gyoza. You’ll even Vegan Calamari served with tartar sauce on the menu here!

Alternatively, if you don’t like sharing, opt for a bigger dish such as Homemade Japanese Vegan Curry with rice and pickles, Miso Ramen or Bibimbap.

And if you need something sweet after your meal, Itadaki Zen has daily special desserts such as Passionfruit Mochi and Matcha Affogato.

139 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9BJ | itadakizen-uk.com/london

21. Tofu Vegan

tofu vegan

Craving Chinese food? Tofu Vegan is a new 100% vegan Chinese restaurant in Angel.

The new vegan spot serves up vegan versions of traditional Chinese dishes and surprisingly, they aren’t all tofu-focused!

While bean curd is featured in the name, Tofu Vegan cooks up a variety of plant-based mock meats. The menu is filled with innovative dishes like Cantonese sweet & sour ‘chicken’, Peking ‘duck’, and sliced ‘fish’ in sizzling chilli oil.

But don’t worry if vegan meats aren’t your thing, as there are also plenty of vegetable-based dishes on the menu.

Some of our favourites include the Sweet potato noodles, Pan-fried king oyster mushrooms and Stir-fried lotus root slices with chilli. The menu is huge so there’s definitely something for everyone.

What’s more, the owners themselves are Chinese, so you can be assured your experience will be an authentic one!

105-106 Upper St, London N1 1QN | @tofuveganlondon

22. KOJO

KOJO opened its first location in Hamstead nine months ago and is quickly becoming a go-to for healthy plant-based food on the go.

Since launching, KOJO has opened a second location in bustling Liverpool Street to give office workers a place to find healthy vegan lunches.

KOJO’s Asian-inspired menu is filled with balanced and healthy meals such as miso-glazed aubergine, teriyaki rice bowl, Goma ramen, Tulum tacos and Thai basil rice paper rolls.

Keen to give customers an amazing experience, this super-cool vegan restaurant has also been carefully designed right down to the art on the walls to the music they play.

Each store features individually painted bold murals commissioned by mural artists that nod to restaurants global inspirations.

What’s more, with sustainability at its heart, the newly-opened KOJO is also an entirely plastic-free eatery!

All of the toilet roll they use is made from unbleached, organic bamboo and the takeaway packaging is made from compostable materials.

10 Devonshire Sq, Unit 1, London, EC2M 4YP, and 32-34 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, NW3 1NH | kojo.co.uk

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23. The Canvas Café

The Canvas Café

Who doesn’t love a social enterprise that doubles up as an amazing vegan café?

The Canvas Café supports not-for-profit and sustainable projects and encourages customers to ‘pay it forward’ and help those in need.

The team serve up some epic brunch options including the Full English: sausages, tofu scramble, mushrooms, hash browns, beans and more!

If a big plate isn’t your thing (I don’t know why it wouldn’t be) then you can opt for either avocado toast or tofu scramble instead.

And for dessert (yes even breakfast warrants a dessert), tuck into one of the team’s decadent homemade cakes and brownies.

42 Hanbury St, London, E1 5JL | thecanvascafe.org

24. The Fields Beneath

The Fields Beneath

This 100% vegan cafe’s mission is to make veganism normal and make it delicious. And we think they’ve definitely succeeded!

Serving up vegan sweet and savoury filled croissants, The Fields Beneath is the perfect food spot for something a little different.

Choose from the Welsh Rarebit style croissant featuring tahini cheese sauce, caramelised onions, pesto and tomato.

As well as offering the Welsh favourite, there’s also a Tofu Egg Mayo stuffed with tofu ‘egg’ and pickled cucumber.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the Almond Croissant or Chocolate Hazelnut Croissant dusted with icing sugar.

52a Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town West, London, NW5 3LN | thefieldsbeneath.com

25. 123 Vegan

123 Vegan sushsi

This fully vegan cafeteria located at Fenwick of Bond Street is the perfect place to grab some lunch after hitting the shops. The menu has something for everyone and brings together influences from across the globe including Japanese, Mexican, American and even French.

Our must-try recommendation is the vegan sushi platter featuring plant-based salmon maki, ‘prawn’ tempura and even ‘tuna’ nigiri. It’s a plant-based dream come true!

Other options include warming soul bowls, meaty vegan burgers, and spicy quesadillas. And don’t forget the aptly named full ‘vinglish’ breakfast served until 12 pm!

With such a variety of cuisines on offer and a mix of whole plant foods and meat alternatives, it’s the ideal cafe for bringing your non-vegan pals.

Fenwick of Bond Street, 63 New Bond St, London W1S 1RQ| 123vegan.co.uk

26. Comptoir V

Comptoir V vegan brunch

If you’re looking for an epic brunch spot then look no further than Comptoir V!

Whether you’re vegan or not, their menu is unbeatable for those who believe that breakfast is the best meal of the day.

From huge stackks of pancakes laden with tasty toppings like vegan bacon to full English breakfasts with all the trimmings and French toast with ice cream, you’ll find it hard to choose just one dish to try.

They even offer a fully vegan Bottomless Brunch making it a perfect place to spend a lazy Saturday with friends.

Not only are all the delicious a treat for the tasebuds, but they’re also a feast for the eyes too as they come beautifully presented with edible flowers

Comptoir V has three locations across London including Fulham, Kensal Rise and Portobello Road. You can find your nearest location at www.comptoirv.co.uk/contact.

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26. Vida Bakery

Vida Bakery

A gluten-free haven, Vida Bakery offers vegan treats for everyone.

In their kitsch pink and rainbow-themed café, the Vida Bakery team serve up epic vegan layer cakes such as Lemon Curd, Rainbow, Peanut Brownie, Carrot, Red Velvet and Cookies and Cream.

If cake isn’t your thing, don’t worry, as Vida also offer cookies, brownies, milkshakes and luscious hot chocolates. You can definitely get your sweet fix in Shoreditch!

139 Brick Ln, Shoreditch, London E1 6SB | vidabakery.co.uk

27. Doughnut Time

Doughnut Time

Every Londoner has heard of the notorious Doughnut Time. Although not 100% vegan, this doughnut chain has several irresistible vegan treats that make transitioning to a plant-based diet easy.

On the vegan menu, you can find the Ice Ice Bae Bae with vanilla buttercream, cookie pieces, chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate drizzle.

Additionally, the hilariously named Gordon Jamsay is a truly epic doughnut that lives up to its punny name! Filled to the brim with jam and dipped in strawberry glaze, it’s also rolled in a Jammie Dodger and Pink Wafer biscuit crumb. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s even topped with a Jammie Dodger and swirled with buttercream!

Finally, if you’re a Biscoff addict (who isn’t?), you’re in for a treat. Indulge in the David Hasselhoff featuring a caramel glaze, chocolate drizzle, stuffed with Lotus Biscoff spread, and topped with a Lotus biscuit.

Find all these and more vegan doughnuts at one of Doughnut Time’s many chains across London.

Find your nearest Doughnut Time store at doughnuttime.co.uk/pages/stores

28. Floozie Cookie

Floozie Cookie

New kids on the block Floozie Cookie offer up 100% vegan stuffed cookies in five flavours, with a sixth changing seasonal variety.

Choose from the fixed flavours of Cinnamon Crunch, PB & J, Celebration Cake, Pecan Pie and the classic Chocolate Chunk. Or opt for the current seasonal treat: Pretzel Peanut Butter. Who else is drooling already?

Furthermore, you can also treat yourself to a Floozie hot chocolate if you fancy something warm. Choose from either toasted hazelnut white hot chocolate with whipped cream and a crispy wafer rim. There’s also the classic dark hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and a chocolate chip cookie.

Based in Covent Garden, Floozie Cookie is the perfect sweet treat to get you through hours of wandering around the markets.

5 James St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH | flooziecookie.com

29. Knead A Little Love

Knead A Little Love

Do-nut miss the awesome Knead A Little Love bakery the next time you’re in the capital.

For those with a sweet tooth, Knead A Little Love’s menu filled with sweet treats is a dream come true! Specialising in vegan doughnuts, the tantalising menu is filled with an array of classic, iced and even filled doughnuts with flavours such as honeycomb, passionfruit and mango, and crème brulée on offer.

Furthermore, the delicious menu also boasts a range of pastries, gooey brownies and tasty tarts too.

Although you can pop in and pick up a selection box to enjoy at home, you can also tuck into your doughnut with a drink as both indoor and outdoor seating is available at the bakery.

Knead A Little Love is a perfect place to enjoy vegan food and catch up with friends.

8 Ritherdon Road, Tooting Bec, SW17 8QD | kneadalittlelove.com



London’s first vegan dessert boutique opened its doors this summer with a mouth-watering array of dairy-free ice creams to help Londoner’s beat the heat.

Offering the largest selection of vegan desserts in the capital, customers will find a tasty array of vegan cakes, snacks and gelato on offer.

Additionally, all cakes are created using non-refined sugars with a range of gluten-free options.

The unique vegan dessert boutique is situated opposite the park at Parsons Green, making it the ideal location to enjoy a coffee and a vegan cake.

65b New Kings Road, London, SW6 4SG | mookind.com

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31. Eat Genesis

Eat Genesis - vegan restaurants london

With pink faux-leather sofas and rose gold accents, Eat Genesis is one of the most Instagrammable vegan restaurants in London.

Tuck into 100% plant-based food such as the Korean Street Sandwich packed with panko aubergine, kimchi, and Korean BBQ sauce.

As vegans enjoy some dirty comfort food too, there’s even a Shawarma stuffed with seitan doner to tempt you.

As well as offering a range of savoury options, Eat Genesis also makes sure you can get your sugar fix too.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the Ice Cream Sundae topped with honeycomb, brownie pieces, strawberries and various syrupy sauces.

Additionally, they offer four fruity smoothie bowls for those looking to get their 5-a-day.

*Eat Genesis is currently in the process of relocating | eatgenesis.com

32. Café Van Gogh

Café Van Gogh - vegan restaurants london

This social enterprise doubles up as having one of the most beautiful ceilings in London. The spiral staircase laced with fairy lights leads up to the upper floor seating.

As it is set underneath a painted ceiling reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, it provides the perfect backdrop for diners.

Café Van Gogh serves up seasonal, comforting food as well as permanent favourites such as the Van Gogh Burger.

Living up to its vibrant name, the burger is comprised of a beetroot, chickpea and pumpkin seed patty with beer onion relish, and gherkins.

Looking for some classic comfort food? Try the Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese complete with crispy onions and chives.

Best of all, it is a non-profit restaurant, meaning all profits from their delicious food are reinvested into the local community.

88 Brixton Road, London SW9 6BE | cafevangogh.co.uk

33. Flower Burger

flower burger london

Have you ever eaten a vegan burger in a neon green bun?  At Flower Burger, you can! Vibrant plant-based French burger chain Flower Burger opened in London last February, with yellow, green, purple and pink coloured buns.

The colourful buns are tinted using natural ingredients such as turmeric, beetroot, spirulina and black carrot, making them 100% plant-based. And they’re probably the most Instagrammable thing you can eat in London.

Moreover, the restaurant interior is decorated with a  kaleidoscopic Beatles-inspired mural, making it a feast for the senses.

Exclusive to the UK menu is the ‘Jungle Burger’ featuring a red bean and oat patty, lettuce, tomatoes, courgette, cheddar and smoky BBQ sauce in a vibrant green bun. Is anyone else suddenly hungry?

43 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RS | www.flowerburger.co.uk

34. Mildreds

Vegan chocolate cheesecake Mildreds

Whenever we’re in London, we always make a point of visiting Mildreds restaurant.

Its inspiring menu celebrates fresh flavours from around the world, earning itself a dedicated following.

Mildreds has been a Soho fixture for nearly three decades, serving up a colourful array of veggie dishes made from fresh, flavoursome ingredients.

The creative menu is a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike and is also great for gluten-free diners as it boasts a large and enticing gluten-free menu.

Mildreds now has five locations in London, including Soho, Camden, King’s Cross, Dalston, and the newly opened location in Covent Garden.

The team behind the pioneering plant-based restaurant also recently opened a brand-new concept, Mallow, in Borough Market which focuses on reducing food waste with its modern and exciting menu.

Mildreds has five London locations and you can find your nearest venu at www.mildreds.co.uk.

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35. Gauthier

Gauthier - vegan restaurants London

Alexis Gauthier made headlines when he transformed his French Soho restaurant to be 100% vegan upon its grand reopening.

The head chef was expecting resistance, explaining to the Telegraph: “It’s been a big problem, I was aware that I had a fight on my hands, especially as many customers have been eating my food since I was at Roussillon. I understand people feel let down. Some people are up for it and some aren’t.”

But the Alexis’ announcement was met with hugely positive feedback on his transition across social media, and his new 100% vegan menu has proved to be hit with both regular and new customers.

On Gautheir’s vegan tasting menu, you can expect dishes such as ‘Blettes de la Mer’ featuring Swiss Chard & Seaweed Garlic & Potato Lightly Spiced Garlic & Saron.

The vegan desserts are equally impressive, like the ‘Louis XV á l’Or’ with praline, almond, hazelnut, and dark chocolate.

If you’re looking for fancy food that’s guaranteed to impress, don’t miss one of the finest vegan restaurants London has ever seen.

Gauthier Soho, 21 Romilly Street, W1D 5AF | gauthiersoho.co.uk

36. Café Forty-One (La Suite West)

Vegan afternoon tea at Café Forty-One (La Suite West) - best vegan restaurants london

Within walking distance of Notting Hill, Portobello Market and Hyde Park, Café Forty One at La Suite West Hotel offers a unique plant-based dining experience showcasing delicious and inspired plant-based cuisine.

The 100% vegan restaurant serves up breakfast, brunch, all-day desserts and even afternoon tea, so you’ll be spoiled for choice whatever time of day you decide to visit.

Breakfast and brunch options include a vegan full English breakfast, pancakes, tofu scramble, and a cheesy chickpea omelette.

Alternatively, treat yourself to a vegan afternoon tea experience with sandwiches such as Coronation jackfruit, tofu mayo and cress, and cream cheese and cucumber.

You’ll also be treated to sweet bakes such as plain and fruit scones complete with coconut cream and jam, and seasonal cakes and pastries.

La Suite West – Hyde Park, 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JN | lasuitewest.com/cafe-forty-one

37. Holy Carrot

Holy Carrot - vegan restaurants london

If you adore fresh vegetables then add Holy Carrot to your must-visit list now! Holy Carrot is located in wellness and beauty destination, Urban Retreat, in the heart of Knightsbridge.

This plant-based restaurant really is a true celebration of healthy vegan food with a range of vibrant dishes on the menu.

Keen to offer Londoner’s a new way of experiencing vegan food, all of the dishes are made using ethically sourced seasonal produce. Not only that, but the menu is free from preservatives, refined sugar, additives.

Championing seasonal organic British produce, each dish is a true work of art that make vegetables the real star of the show.

On the menu, you’ll find a range of healthy freshly-made juices as well as a huge selection of interesting and unique cocktails if you want something a little stronger.

The tempting all-day menu boasts a range of small plates such as Crispy Maki and Purple Potato Croquettes if you fancy a tapas-style meal. There’s also an array of mains to choose from too such as the Steamed Asian Dumplings and the intriguing Sexy Tofu.

Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0LH | holycarrot.co.uk

38. Adesse

Adesse raw vegan lasagne - vegan restaurants london

If you’ve ever lusted after plant-based chef Matthew Kenney’s dishes and wanted to try them for yourself then you’re in luck!

The award-winning chef’s brand new vegan restaurant, Adesse, will be opening at London’s iconic Selfridges this December.

Adesse’s plant-based menu will feature imaginative interpretations of traditional dishes made from locally-sourced, seasonal produce.

To start, Adesse offers a range of delightful plates, including its Jackfruit “Crab Cake” with Smoked Red Pepper Remoulade.

Mains will feature spicy udon served with togarashi and seared tempeh, or why not choose the raw courgette and tomato lasagne?

Discover innovative, elegant vegan dining at its very finest at London’s hottest vegan restaurant.

39. Erpingham House

Erpingham House

The UK’s largest vegan restaurant, Erpingham House, recently made its London debut at Cloud Twelve wellness club in London’s Notting Hill.

The new venue is their first restaurant in London after opening in Norwich, Brighton & Edinburgh and is well worth a visit.

With a focus on healthy and sustainable food made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, Erpingham House’s menu is a treat for both the eyes and the palate.

Boasting an elevated dining experience, its impressive menu is filled with a tempting array of dishes such as Seitan Fillet Mignon, Plantain Cream Pie, and Preserved Chickpea Tacos.

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Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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Vic is a freelance writer and content creator, passionate about ethical and environmental issues. When she’s not busy scribbling away she can be found visiting the best vegan restaurants in the UK and making delicious dairy-free coffees at a café in Essex. Her favourite animals are dogs, cows and pigs and her lifelong dream is to open an animal sanctuary with an onsite vegan café. You can find Vic on Instagram @vicsveganeats

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