45 best vegan restaurants in London 2023 – from burger joints to fine dining

Read Time:   |  12th May 2023

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


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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:

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. Young Vegans Pizza Shop

Margherita vegan pizza in front of "100% vegan" sign

At Young Vegans Pizza Shop in Bethnal Green, pizza-lovers can indulge in delicious vegan sourdough pizzas, made completely from scratch in-house.

The restaurant’s own vegan mozzarella and 72-hour fermented dough make for a truly unique pizza experience, while their homemade toppings like vegan pepperoni, chickun, and n’duja add a delicious twist to classic flavours.

But the menu doesn’t stop at pizza. Young Vegans also offers vegan pasta dishes, sides, and desserts, as well as a plentiful drinks menu to choose from.

The cozy pizza shop has limited seating, so booking in advance is recommended to secure your spot. But if you can’t snag a table, don’t worry – you can always grab a tasty takeaway to enjoy on-the-go.

393 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA | youngveganspizzashop.com

3. Plant Club

Pizza and other meals arranged on wooden table

Plant Club is a vegan Italian restaurant and pizzeria that takes conscious food decisions to heart.

The restaurant offers vegan, organic, and gluten-free meals that are environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free.

The food focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, making sure that everything they use is both nutritious and sustainable.

On the menu, you’ll find a wide variety of meals, including pizzas, antipasti, and delightful desserts like vegan panna cotta and tiramisu.

Plant Club is a great choice for anyone looking for a delicious, healthy meal that won’t compromise on taste or values.

49 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London, N16 9BU | plantclub.uk


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.

4. 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

5. The Vurger Co

The Vurger Co

With its London restaurant in Shoreditch, 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

6. 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) | instagram.com/haloburgeruk

7. 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 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

8. 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.

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

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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 homemade coleslaw or creamy mac n cheese topped with bacon bits and fresh chives.

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

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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 Caribbean 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!

2a Farleigh Pl, London N16 7SX | instagram.com/allnationsveganhouse

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 | instagram.com/bezaethio

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

17. 222 Vegan Cuisine

Tofu pancakes, 222 Burger, and Banana cake from 222 Vegan Cuisine

222 Vegan cuisine opened in Fulham in 2004, and has been delighting guests with fresh, natural vegan foods ever since.

The menu offers a wide range of vegan meals from global cuisines, including seitan stroganoff, traditional African egusi and, Oyster mushroom raclette, and a wide choice of delicious desserts.

Executive chef Ben Asamani has been vegan since his teenage years, and is passionate about creating high-quality, nutritious vegan cuisine.

Health is at the forefront of this restaurant’s ethos, and the food is low-fat, low-salt, non-GM, and organic where possible. They also take pride in never using a deep-fryer or microwave.

Additional dietary requirements are also well-catered for, with plenty of allergen information on the main menu, and a level of personal attention that means individual needs can be catered for at request.

222 Vegan Cuisine | 222 North End Road, W14 9NU | 222vegan.com

18. Addis Vegan Kitchen

Injera with Ethiopian vegan dishes

Addis Vegan Kitchen offers an authentic Ethiopian dining experience with a fully vegan menu that can be ordered in-house or online.

The menu offers home-style Ethiopian dishes including injera – a soft and spongy flatbread that serves as a plate for various stews and vegetable dishes – flavourful lentil dishes, and a variety of veggies that are sure to satisfy any vegan palate.

Addis Vegan Kitchen offers an excellent dining experience. With its Ethiopian home-style vegan food, friendly staff, and good vibes, you’ll feel like you’re eating in a friend’s home.

244 Oldkent Road, Bermondsey, SE1 5UB | addisvegankitchense1.co.uk

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19. 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 rosasthai.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. En Root

Selection of Dishes from En Root's vegan Indian-inspired menu

En Root is a self-confessed ‘temple of revitalisation’, spreading nutritional joy with its plant-powered mission to create fresh, flavourful food.

With three locations across London, including a new eatery inside Brixton’s The Ritzy cinema – the first vegan restaurant to open inside a cinema – En Root is changing the game for vegan dining.

The restaurant serves Indian-inspired vegan dishes, including Masala Dosa, a ‘Full Indian’ brunch and Pakora Burger. The menu is bursting with flavour and creativity, offering something for every taste bud.

With its dedication to spreading nutritional joy and its commitment to creating delicious, plant-powered cuisine, En Root is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and fulfilling dining experience.

En Root locations can be found in Peckham, Clapham, and Brixton | enrootldn.co.uk

23. Namaste

Platter of vegan Indian food from Namaste London

Namaste is a meat-free Indian restaurant located in the bustling area of Holborn.

If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, Namaste won’t disappoint. They serve mouth-watering chaat and samosas, along with plenty of options for hearty plant-based mains, like tofu curry and chana masala.

Not only do they serve authentic Indian cuisine, but they also cater to those who believe in “Saatvic food” – dishes made without onion or garlic. But these dishes aren’t lacking in flavour – they remain as delicious as ever.

The restaurant has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner with friends. And if you’re in the mood for a ‘big night in’, they offer takeaway food and online ordering.

33 Boswell Street, Holborn, WC1N 3BP | namasteholbornonline.co.uk

24. Sagar

A selection of Indian dishes from Sagar

With multiple locations in London, including Covent Garden and Hammersmith, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a spot for dinner.

Sagar is proud to be the home of South Indian vegetarian and vegan food, and their chefs hail from Udupi, a city renowned for its traditional South Indian cuisine.

At Sagar, you can expect to find a mouth-watering menu full of authentic dishes that are bursting with flavour. Highlights include the stuffed dosa pancakes, a range of curries that are perfect for sharing, and uppatham, a lentil-based dish that’s similar to pizza.

The restaurant offers plenty of vegan and onion- and garlic-free options, so everyone can enjoy a delicious meal.

Sagar has restaurants in Covent Garden, Hammersmith, West End, Harrow, and Leicester Square | sagarrestaurant.co.uk

Best vegan cafés in London

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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 stacks 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 tastebuds, 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. instagram.com/comptoir_v

28. The Gleaners Community Café

selection of food from gleaners cafe on table

The Gleaners Community Café is a not-for-profit eatery that’s all about community and sustainability.

Operating out of the Hornbeam Centre, this vegan cafe utilises surplus food to create delicious meals for everyone, and offers a ‘pay-what-you-feel’ pricing structure to help break down barriers and share the joy of food.

The menu at The Gleaners Community Café is ever-changing depending on the ingredients available, but it’s always delicious and affordable to all. And with a focus on sustainability and reducing food waste, you can feel good about every bite you take.

The Gleaners Community Café is a wonderful resource for those who need it, and also a great place to go to support the local community for those who can afford to pay the higher price tiers. Come for the delicious food, stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and leave knowing that you’ve made a positive impact on the world around you.

The Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St, E17 9AH | hornbeam.org.uk/gleaners-cafe

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29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Ruby’s of London

A selection of vegan cakes at Ruby's of London

Ruby’s of London is a must-visit bakery that has been satisfying sweet-toothed vegans since 2010. Starting out as a stall in Greenwich Market, Ruby’s quickly developed a reputation for its stunning vegan bakes.

After several iterations of the business, Ruby’s took the plunge and opened a full-fledged bakeshop in 2020 (yes, right in the midst of a global pandemic!), right where it all started at Greenwich Market.

The bakery offers a wide variety of hot drinks, savoury options, and Ruby’s iconic cakes and bakes, making it a popular spot for brunch and coffee dates.

The bakeshop also offers online ordering of baked goods for collection or delivery across Greater London, making it even easier to indulge in their delectable sweet treats.

11 Durnford St, London SE10 9BF | rubysoflondon.com

34. Cookies and Scream

Cookies and Scream gluten free and vegan bake shop exterior

This vegan and gluten-free bakeshop is a real ‘scream’. Cookies and Scream bake all their products fresh daily, and are constantly updating the menu with tasty new treats.

Pull up a stool at the cookie bar and have a taste of one of their delicious desserts, like giant cookies, gooey brownies, or the devilishly delicious beelzebub pie. And why not wash it down with one of the bake shop’s signature ‘Scream Shakes’, made with one of their specially developed sauces blended with either a brownie or cookie?

If you prefer a quieter setting, the bake shop offers retro booth seating indoors, and there’s even an outside area for the warmer weather.

130 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JE | cookiesandscream.com

35. Crosstown Marylebone

Crosstown Marylebone exterior and photo of doughnuts

Crosstown has multiple doughnut shops in London and across the UK which offer delicious vegan doughnut options, but the Marylebone store is its only dedicated, 100% vegan location.

The doughnuts come in a range of stunning flavours, from classic jam-filled to more innovative options like cinnamon scroll and mango and vanilla. They even offer seasonal flavours to keep things interesting.

But it’s not just the doughnuts that are worth raving about. Crosstown also offers delicious vegan ice creams, chocolate bars, and specialty drinks to wash down your treats.

Crosstown’s menu can be ordered online for collection or delivery, and the store also has indoor and outdoor seating, making it a great spot for catching up with friends over coffee and doughnuts.

5-6 Picton Place London, W1U 1BL | crosstown.co.uk

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36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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 venue at www.mildreds.co.uk.

40. Stem & Glory

Striking dishes from Stem & Glory's menu - Bang bang broccoli, pumpkin ravioli and swede gnocchi

Stem and Glory is not just any vegan restaurant – it’s a certified net zero business. That means they balance all the emissions they generate and remove, making sure their environmental impact is kept to a minimum. And they don’t stop there – they feature carbon ratings on their menu to help environmentally conscious customers make the best choice.

But let’s talk about the food. Stem and Glory offers cuisine from around the world, including mouth-watering tofu katsu curry, hearty Italian stew, and flavour-packed Korean tacos. And if you’re dining with little ones, don’t worry – they’ve got a varied vegan kids menu too.

The flagship location in Barbican is a beautifully light and airy space, but that’s not the only place you can enjoy their cuisine.. Stem and Glory provides catering services for a range of events with canapes, bowl foods, and more.

With great food and an even greater commitment to the planet, Stem and Glory is a must-visit for any vegan foodie.

Stem & Glory | 60 Bartholomew Cl, EC1A 7BF | stemandglory.uk

Best vegan Bistros in London

41. Naïfs

Naifs family eating around cosy table

Naïfs is a hidden gem away from the usual hustle and bustle of London.

This family-run vegan bistro in Peckham serves up a seasonal set menu, family-style, in a cosy, homely setting.

Inspired by Greek meze, each set meal features multiple dishes to savour, with optional appetisers and desserts that can be added on.

But it’s not just about the food at Naïfs – they take their drinks just as seriously. You can sip on in-house kombucha, cold brew teas, or even try one of their handcrafted botanical cocktails.

Every meal served at Naïfs is made with love and care, evident in every bite. If you’re looking for a warm, welcoming atmosphere and delicious vegan food, this bistro is a must-visit.

Naïfs | 56 Goldsmith Rd, SE15 5TN | naifs.co.uk

42. Omni

Meal selection from Omni restaurant in London

Omni Bistro has a unique story – it started as a pescatarian restaurant, but turned vegetarian after the owners struggled to source sustainable fish. That’s not where the innovation ends though – after one owner took on a 40-day vegan challenge, the bistro went all-in on plant-based cuisine.

At Omni, they strive to cater to any cuisine or dietary requirement, and even offer private catering alongside their regular menu.

The menu changes seasonally, featuring everything from small plates to “all in” set meals with fresh, delicious flavours like oyster mushroom shawarma, wild garlic pancakes, and nettle and shiitake tortellini.

Omni truly puts its heart and soul into every dish and the creative cuisine and warm atmosphere are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Omni | 24A Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR | theomnicollective.com

Best vegan fine dining restaurants in London

43. 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

44. 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

45. Edit

Dishes from Edit's ever-changing menu

With its chic and eco-friendly ambiance, Edit is a must-visit destination for vegan foodies.

It offers a hyper seasonal, low-impact fine dining experience with a focus on modern British cuisine, in a setting where diners are surrounded by renewable and recyclable resources like cork and timber, as well as reclaimed furniture and tables made from recycled wood waste.

The restaurant makes use of fresh, local ingredients from small-scale farms, foragers and independent producers, with its menu changing daily to work with the best of what’s in season.

Edit’s menu is broad and varied, and features seasonal, sophisticated dishes like Beetroot Carpaccio or Barley Risotto with Broad Beans and Wild Garlic.

You can also indulge in Edit’s famous Sunday Roast or go all-out with the ‘Daily Edit’ eight-course tasting menu.

217 Mare Street London E8 3QE | edit.london

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