It should come as no surprise to hear that London is full of great cafes to work at if you’re a digital nomad, but what might impress you even more is that England’s capital is also the perfect place for vegans. With veganism on the rise every year, thanks largely to initiatives such as Veganuary to help promote the diet, going plant-based with your meals is now easier and affordable than ever.
Sure, there’s a lot to think about with this type of diet if you’re not currently vegan, but checking out one of the many options on our list is the best way to see if you can handle plant-based food. A good place to learn about vegan benefits is Biomes, as you can see how this diet will affect your body and mind going forward. So, if you’re living in London or visiting for the weekend but still want to check out some great local vegan spots, then read on.
Pied a Terre
If you really want to push the boat out, so to speak, then Pied a Terre in Fitzrovia should be your first port of call. The Michelin-starred luxury restaurant provides seven-course tasting menus in vegetarian and vegan options, so here is a fine-dining place to suit different tastes and requirements. Experience non-meat dishes in a way you’ve never tasted or seen before, but book ahead as Pied a Terre is a popular option in the city.
Almost like the McDonald’s of vegan restaurants, Mildred’s has been a hugely popular haven for vegans for many years and is now spreading out to different locations across London. Here, plant-based food arrives in the form of Sri Lankan curries, halloumi burgers, and many, many delicious desserts that you’ll be amazed are free from eggs and cream. You’ll find Mildred’s in Soho, Camden, Dalston and even King’s Cross, so make sure to try a really interesting vegan meal near you.
222 Veggie Vegan
One of the best restaurants in West Kensington, vegan or otherwise, 222 Veggie Vegan has the massive advantage of its all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet for only £10. What’s more, this eatery is a big advocate of GM-free dishes that are also low in salt and fat. Just make sure you arrive incredibly hungry, as it would be a shame to miss out on literally any tasty dish from this West Kensington gem.
An impressive joint not just because of its bright pink exterior, Rasa’s menu is full of some of the tastiest southern Indian dishes you’ll probably find outside of the country itself. Experience vegan and vegetarian food in a spicy, exotic way that proves just how versatile plant-based dishes can be (and a great place for meat-eaters who want to tread slowly into the diet). You’ll have a wide range of authentic and mind-blowing dishes to select from, but be sure to ask the waiting staff if there’s a dish-of-the-day that is hard to find elsewhere – perfect for your Instagram!
Temple of Seitan
A night of drinking in London often means you’ll end up in a fast food joint or eating some greasy kebab or pizza that never even looked good to begin with! However, if you’re in the mood for some junk food without feeling like junk, then try Temple of Seitan in Camden Town. Here you’ll find vegan fried wings, burgers, and even yummy chips and gravy that give you the fast food nourishment and a nicer end to the evening. Of course, you can go there without drinking anything! Great at any time of the day.
Any of those sound good? We’d be surprised if not! Still, if you’d prefer to cook at home, then don’t miss these tasty vegan recipes to try yourself.