My Vegan Foodie guide to London, England

by veronica

These are some of my regular spots from my beloved London town. I’ve included both vegan/vegetarian restaurant with vegan-friendly places. Enjoy!

Last updated: 20/08/2018

Vegan and vegetarian


Farm Girl Cafe 

A perfect place for breakfast or a quick lunch. I highly recommend the avvo toast, the amount of avocado you get is equal to a heavenly experience. They have loads of speciality lattes such as turmeric, beetroot and charcoal. 

Located: view website as they have several branches in the city 




Fine dining in Notting Hill. I had some kind of chickpea crepe and I was not that impressed, it was a bit on the dry side for me. Nice interiors though. 

Location: 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, UK


Cafe Forty One

Serves breakfast, brunch, dinner and afternoon tea. I went here for lunch and breakfast and next time I’m in London I will have the afternoon tea! It looked amazing.    

Located: 41 – 51 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 3JN, UK

Wulf & Lamb


Fully plant-based menu in a chic interior. Loved the main, charred broccoli with grated porcini mushrooms on top,  and the dessert that I ordered (Tiramisu with coffee meringues!).  If you are in Chelsea – make sure to visit. 

Located: 243 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP, UK


Manna Vegan Dining, London

Located: 4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 3AJ

Go for: vegan fine dining in cosy environment and occasional celebrity spotting



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Located: 12-14 Heddon Street (off Regent Street), London W1B 4DA
Go for: healthy world cuisine and drinks 

This place is right up my alley. Tibits offer a bountiful buffet which is clearly marked with small signs, who the dish is suitable for. (vegetarian, vegan, contains soy, nuts or gluten)
The food is top-notch, as we all know how challenging it can be to maintain – the food is fresh.

The location is just off Regent Street so this is a perfect place to stop by after drinks in Soho or while on a shopping spree to top up on healthy sustenance.

The restaurant decor is also thought through and very charming with chandeliers and luxe details mixed with the more sombre interior.

If you find something you love on their buffet – don’t’ miss the opportunity to make this at home by searching through their recipe library online.

And whatever you do – do not miss the dried string bean dish. Addictive!

Tidbits also offer drinks, cocktails and desserts. As well as a juice and smoothie bar, if you rather want to pick something up on the go.


Roots and bulbs

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Located: see website for details about locations
Go for: healthy fresh food

Roots and bulbs is a tres hipsteresque branded establishment with fresh juices, smoothies and on the full restaurant locations (Marleybone and South Kensington) offer healthy breakfast, brunch and lunches.

Their menu is fresh, backed up with plenty of superfoods and a definite stop for a healthy meal.

Their small pop-up shops offer a great place to pick up a fresh juice or a healthy protein-packed vegan breakfast (chia seed bowl). 



I wanted to try this place since it’s vegetarian and vegan, on my last visit to London. But it was so crowded, and there was such a long line of people waiting to get a table (Soho). But I wanted to include it since I’ve heard to many good things about this place. There is always a next time! 

Located: four locations in London, view the website for details. 


Veggie Pret 

A vegetarian and vegan version only, of Pret A Manger. Sandwiches, wraps etc. 

Located: 35 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DH, UK



Vegan and vegetarian restaurant near Oxford St, I haven’t had the opportunity to try this myself yet. But it looks so good. Added to the list from a kind tip from Nicole in the comments section below. 

Located: 48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX


In Spiral Lounge

Located: 250 Camden High St, London NW1
Go for: Not recommended by me

I’m including this place, just because I want to show support for a vegan establishment and to them. However, I’ve never liked this place. As a former resident of the Camden area, I’ve been here a few times throughout the past years and I’m really sorry to say that I don’t like this place no matter how many chances I’ve given it.

Space is cramped and noisy, loads of banana flies, unfortunately, the really fat kind, the service is non-existent and I’m sad to say their food isn’t that great. From the composition, taste, texture to the presentation.

And I’ve given this place it’s a fair share of chances. I would not recommend this place. But if you are in Camden and you are set to try, don’t’ say I warned you.

On the flip side, their products which are available in stores worldwide, I’ve tasted on several occasions, have been great. You are better off popping by Wholefoods to pick up something from their product line than eating in their cafe.



It’s possible to walk into any restaurant if they don’t have the vegan option clearly marked out on their menu, just ask for their vegan/speciality menu.

Tabun Kitchen (MAYBE CLOSED DOWN?)


This place has the best Palestinian food that I’ve ever had. I absolutely love the food from that region and I’ve eaten at plenty of places around the world, and this is the best one that I’ve ever eaten at. I had the warm Fava beans and Houmous with spices, the Z’atar fries, avocado salad and two dips. The food was flavourful and fresh, the interior is very chic and modern and the service so warm and friendly. This is definite must-visit if you are in London. Plenty of vegan options on the menu.   

Located: 77 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8TH, UK


Vietnamese style restaurant with a few but great vegan option son their menu. I like that you get to add herbs and spices by yourself that you get on the side. 

Located: has several locations, view website for details.


Mezzah Lounge

Located: 4th floor Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL

This is a really quaint little lounge in Harrods. So when you need a break from your shopping this is a perfect place to go.

They offer a Lebanese menu with plenty of vegan options to compose a hearty meal from. 

I had the fresh fruit platter, which was a large bowl of fresh fruits, with mint tea. The service is top-notch and the setting is Ottomanian luxe.

Go for: a quick meal whilst shopping 


Le Pain Quotidien

Located: view the website, they have plenty of restaurants in London

Le Pain Quotidien is available almost worldwide, with the ethos to offer a tasty menu composed of organic and seasonal produce. The chain originates in Belgium but I would describe their menu as a mix of influences from cuisine stemming from all over the world.

The menu is seasonal and varies. I recommend their salads. They also offer gluten-free alternatives.

I had the lentil, fennel and avocado salad, with a side order of hummus. Perfect.

Go for: healthy options and gluten-free alternatives for world cuisine



Located: view website for locations available in London 

Giraffe is available on plenty of locations around London and is the perfect stop for a meal if you don’t find anything else, more vegan-friendly around. The vegetarian options are clearly marked on their menu, but ask if you want to know what is vegan.

Go for: world cuisine, if nothing else is around or for mixed dietary company 



Located: view website for locations available in London 

They have a few options available which are vegan,  the vegan options have grown over the last couple of years. Which is great to see. 

Their menu is available online, so you can view what is dairy-free and vegetarian.

Go for: world cuisine, if nothing else is around or for mixed dietary company 

Corean Chilli (no website)
Located: 51 Charing Cross Road

Go for: best bibimbap

Souk Medina
1a Short’s Gardens

Go for: mezze in a large company in a romantic and cosy Mediterranean setting

Masala Zone
Located: 6 locations around London, view website for details.

Go for: lighter Indian food

Hi Sushi

28 Jamestown Road
London NW1 7BY

Go for: the vegan bento box

Yo Sushi
Located: Several locations around London, view website for details.

Go for: fun and colourful eating while seated by a conveyer belt

Muang Thai
71 Chalk Farm Road,
NW1 8AN.

Go for: the best Thai food I’ve ever eaten

Lola’s cupcakes

Handmade cupcakes, they have a free-from range with a few vegan options

Located: several locations in the city. I visited the Covent Garden kiosk. 



I went past here twice and I really wanted to try their frozen vegan yoghurt, but alas I was stuffed to the hilt, but next time!  (I never had frozen yoghurt ever! I really want to try this!). View their menu here.

Located: 130 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZN



Fortnum and Mason – afternoon tea – See their special dietary menu here. No need to pre-order as they have the vegan options available every day! :) 

fortnum and mason vegan afternoon tea

Located: Piccadilly Circus

Go for: fancy porcelain, elegant settings and excellent service

Lounge Lover

No. 1 Whitby Street
London E1 6JU

Go for: the best cocktails in London to be enjoyed in both an eclectic and sexy setting


Hotel Du Chocolat

I love their selection of vegan hot chocolate. There are three different ones to choose from and they use a coconut milk base which is so delicious. I recommend the dark chocolate hazelnut version. 

Located: at several locations, however, I don’t know if all of them have the cafe. be on the safe side and pop into the Covent Garden branch. 


Yumchaa Tea 

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Located: Several locations around London, view website for details.

Go for: a moment of peace and quiet and a cup of tea


Caffè Nero
Located: Several locations around London, view website for details.

Go for: the best coffee in London, I love the soya lattes!



As London is a vibrant city where anything can happen, any day, these are a few of my favourite places which are now closed. There may be references to them in various vegan or vegetarian blogs or directories such as Happy Cow, so for your reference, these places no longer exist:

Tea Smith

Neals Yard Salad bar



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GiGi Eats Celebrities June 3, 2014 - 4:12 pm

OMG every Vegan needs to bookmark this page, RIGHT NOW!

veronica June 12, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Thanks Gigi, I hope they do! :)

Elegantly Vegan June 12, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Thanks Gigi, I really hope they do! :)

Ellie@fitforthesoul June 7, 2014 - 4:20 am

All these places look and sound amazing!!!! I loooove vegan restaurants, and even though I’m not vegan myself–I love to eat that kind of food as much as possible. :) Ah! I see you mentioned the Korean place for bibimbap!!! So glad you share in my love for Korean cuisine. And I just posted about korean kimbap the other day–have you tried making it before? Quite tedious but very fun :D

veronica June 12, 2014 - 2:21 pm

That’s great that you are open to try vegan foods :) I’m going to add more as I remember them.

Oh, I don’t even know what kimbap is! I need to check out that post for sure. Thanks for letting me know :)

Nicole February 22, 2015 - 10:04 am

Hi, may I add Ethos on Eastcastle Street, behind Oxford Street, Central London! It has excellent vegetarian and vegan food.

veronica November 3, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Excellent, many thanks for the tip! I have to add that to my list and visit!

Franca May 21, 2015 - 1:32 pm

I simply love tisbits. This guide shows that there are so many places I still have to go to and try, next time I’m in London I guess :)

veronica November 3, 2017 - 2:48 pm

There is always a next time :)

Rob May 28, 2017 - 7:43 pm

well its 2017 and a link to this guide just came up in an email but its now very out-of-date now!

veronica June 5, 2017 - 11:10 am

I update it every time I go to London and many of these places are still relevant. Have a nice day! :)

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