The last decade has seen a significant rise in the number of people practicing veganism for a variety of reasons, ranging from health to ethics. Thanks to popular documentaries such as Seaspiracy and What the Health, we now have more information than ever about the environmental and moral consequences of consuming animal products. As a result, we have seen an increase in vegan alternatives to our favourite foods in supermarkets and restaurants. Below we have curated a list of the best vegan restaurants in London for you to try- promising to leave even the most steadfast meat-lovers wanting more!
Locations: SOHO, Camden, King’s Cross, Dalston, Wandsworth
There’s something for everyone on Mildreds’ diverse menu. This restaurant offers vegan substitutes of favourite dishes in different cuisines. From the soya ‘meatballs’ to the Korean fried chick’n to the tempeh ‘bacon’, the meat substitutes will leave you in disbelief.
Location: Notting Hill
Not only is this menu plant-based and refined sugar free, but all ingredients are sourced locally, the majority of which is from their own farm in Kent. The diverse menu means there is something for every occasion. Finish your meal with the ‘nice cream’ for a vegan sweet treat.
Location: Fenwick, New Bond St
The message of this restaurant promotes love for the planet, animals and ourselves, with its vegan menu inspired once again by a variety of cuisines. In particular, this restaurant has gained attention on social media for its vegan sushi counter. There is a weekly sushi making demonstration where guests are able to ask questions and learn more about vegan sushi.
Originating in Brighton, Purezza is the UK’s first vegan pizzeria. They now have various locations across the UK and have won the National Pizza of the Year award. If you have a sweet tooth, a highlight in their menu is the chocolate pizza - vegan, of course!
- Neat Burger
Locations: SOHO, Camden, Mayfair
Backed by Lewis Hamilton, Neat Burger presents Vegan fast food such as burgers, nuggets and ‘cheese’ fries. This restaurant has quickly grown in popularity, with many meat eaters favouring its burgers over other popular fast food chains. The Instagramable interior and delicious food will surely make you come back for more.
- Holy carrot
This restaurant is perfect if you a searching for a more fine-dining experience, with a vegan and gluten free menu. The vegan cocktail menu and decadent desserts makes Holy Carrot ideal for treating yourself and friends to an unforgettable meal out.
- Café Van Gogh
With the menu changing every 6-8 weeks, it is hard to get bored of this snug and charming plant-based café. Working alongside Toucan Employment, a disability employment charity, Café Van Gogh aspires to create opportunities within the local community. This café has a private room available - perfect for special occasions!
- Power Plant
This fun, contemporary restaurant is firm in its mission to make plant-based food which is more delicious than animal products. The highlight of this menu is the breakfast, in particular, the ‘eggs,’ which taste better than the real thing!
Here at Free Soul, we believe in fuelling your body with natural products. By dining at these restaurants, you can feel good, while saving the animals and our environment. It’s a win win!