A couple of weeks back I went home to London for a few days. My vegan foodie guide for London is now updated, but as this directory page is now so incredibly long, I thought I’d add some of the most memorable meals and food experiences that I had on my recent trip to London in this post. So I can add more details and photos. So you know what not to miss if you visit London in the near future!
1. Vegan Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason
I never miss an opportunity to get pampered in style. And as Fortnum and Mason offers a vegan afternoon tea menu, the spot for booking an afternoon tea was obvious. I absolutely loved the artichoke and pesto sandwich, the scones where to die for (I’m not even a scone person and I’m now obsessed with creating my own scone recipe to mimic these), there was an abundance in desserts, and the tea selection was incredible. I was truly in my element, getting spoiled by attentive waiters, while eating beautiful food, with my boyfriend while a a pianist played. A perfect afternoon! :)
2. Vegan Hazelnut & Coconut Hot Chocolate in Covent Garden
Hot chocolate is what I live for in autumn and winter. Hotel Du Chocolate has three different vegan options available, that they serve with a coconut milk base. I do recommend the hazelnut. Yum!
3. The Gluten free Quinoa Porridge at Le Pain Quotidien
I’m obsessed with this creamy, rich porridge that they have at Le Pain Quotidien. It’s so hearty and filled with goodness. If you adhere to a gluten free diet, then this is a real treat.
4. The Charred Broccoli + Tiramisu at Wulf & Lamb
One of my favourite vegetables are broccoli, and at Wulf & Lamb they have this charred broccoli with grated Porcini mushroom on top. It’s hard to describe the taste, its very hearty and savoury and the perfect dish to have so that you have space to enjoy their tiramisu afterwards. It’s served with coffee meringues and is one of the best things I’ve eaten this year! The staff is really friendly and kind as well.
5. Flavourful Mezze at Tabun Kitchen
This place is just wonderful. Plenty of vegan options on the menu. Chic interiors and delicious food. The food is very flavourful and fresh. Simply the best Palestinian food I’ve ever had. I still dream of the Z’atar fries with the chilli and garlic dip. Friendly and warm staff. Excellence, in short.
Lola’s cupcakes in Covent Garden
…and if you happen to be in Covent Garden, don’t miss the little cupcake kiosk from Lola’s cupcakes. They have a few vegan cupcakes in perfect bite sizes. (pictured above)