Hiya! I am going to keep adding to this list of vegan cafes and restaurants. If you know of any places that I haven’t listed please email me at [email protected] or let me know via the reply box below this post.

Thanks 🙂

1. The Inspiral Lounge, 250 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QS

One recommendation for enjoying a cup of vegan tea/coffee with some amazing vegan treats: – it’s perfect
for a laid back relaxing session with friends or on your own. It is 95% vegan. They even open early for vegan breakfast.

Mahersh

Suraj and I have eaten her too! They do amazing desserts PLUS all their different flavours of ice cream are dairy free AND sugar free. They don’t taste like they’re missing anything either! Completely yummy 🙂

2. VitaOrganic, 74 Wardour Street, London W!F 0TE

For a full vegan meal with a great choice of desserts go here. I’ve been myself and it’s yummy!

3. Indian Veg Bhelpoori House, 92 Chapel Market, Islington

Indian Veg Bhelpoori House is a restaurant that serves traditional Indian cuisine. They cater for vegetarians and can accommodate private parties of up to 20 people. They offer brown rice as well as white and serve non-dairy lassis. They cater for vegan’s too. This is the perfect place to find cheap, tasty, healthy food.

Vanessa

Vanessa says it’s near impossible to spend over £10 per head there and the food’s amazing!

4. 222 Veggie Vegan, 222 North End Road, West Kensington, London W14 9NU

There’s a lunchtime buffet and an evening a la carte restaurant. Great food, fab prices and a great selection of healthy but delicious drinks too!

A bit about them from them

Above all, we realize that supporting a healthy lifestyle is not only about healthy vegan food, but also about a “healthy” environment. That is why we carefully select our cleaning detergents (even our paint is environmentally friendly), use paper take-away boxes and bags, and recycle as much as possible.

5. Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN. Tel: 020 7485 9899

This is a live music venue and vegetarian café-bar, 3 mins walk from Camden Town tube station.

Recommended by Mahersh

6. Planet Organic, 22 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HJ, Tel: 020 7436 1929

Planet Organic has a few supermarkets in the UK. It’s the UK’s largest fully certified organic supermarket.
The Torrington Place store is in a business area, so it has an extended food service where you can choose a small, medium or large container and then choose from over 8 items and at least 4 salads. There are also many fresh fruit and/or veg juices, as well as, a range of veggie and vegan desserts.

7. Health Food Centre, 11 Warren Street, Marylebone, London, W1T 5LG

The Health Food Centre on Warren Street is 100% vegetarian. They are well known for their amazing selection of sandwiches/baps/wraps and hot food.

Jonathan

It is great for grabbing a vegan takeaway lunch (hot or cold) – they have a good variety of foods as you mention. Note though that, it isn’t always immediately obvious from the outside that they sell takeaway hot meals, but once you enter and see the counter at the end, it’s quite something.

Mahersh

8. Earth Natural Foods, 200 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AE.
Their website says: –

A shop full of organic, vegetarian wholefoods and ecological household goods, including: an extensive selection of organic fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, home-made takeaways, oils, dried fruits, organic champagnes, wines and beers, artisan cheeses, dairy produce, honey, toiletries, plus loose teas, coffees, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, herbs and spices.

9. Mildreds, 45 Lexington Street, London , W1F 9AN

Mildreds, established in 1988, serves internationally inspired vegetarian food, all of which is made daily on the premises. Catering for vegetarians, yet popular with omnivores, Mildreds offers friendly informal service in a lively atmosphere coupled with excellent value for money.
We use organic ingredients where possible and endeavour to source small businesses for our supplies.

The website says that: –

Mildreds serves internationally inspired vegetarian food, all of which is made daily on the premises. Catering for vegetarians, yet popular with omnivores, Mildreds offers friendly informal service in a lively atmosphere coupled with excellent value for money.

We use organic ingredients where possible and endeavour to source small businesses for our supplies.

Suraj and I have dined there a few times. It’s busy, funky & has amazing food. The content above doesn’t mention it but they cater for vegans in a big way! Yummy!

Oh and the portions are quite large so one main may be enough for one person, without a starter but of course, allowing space for dessert! 🙂

10. Vanilla Black, 17- 18 Tooks Court, London, EC4A 1LB, 020 7242 2622, [email protected]

Vanilla Black is very different to anywhere I’ve eaten before. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. The food is very fine! It’s delicious, full of flavour, visually explosive and more. Definitely worth a visit.

More about Vanilla black here.

11. Cafe Leo, 75 Westgate, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 6LA, 01476 576742,  [email protected]

Cafe Leo specifically states that they have vegan options on their menu, so how could we not go, seeing as we were in Grantham!

It is a small, family run business, so we were very happy to support them. The service was great. Last but not least, the food was delicious. We had sandwiches, soup and muffins. I remember the muffins being lovely and soft.

More about Cafe Leo here.

12. Raw, La Suite West, 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JN, 020 7313 8484

My first ever High Tea. What a treat!
We had tea, sandwiches, scones with strawberries and cream and a selection of desserts. All Vegan of course!
We liked the fact that we could request more but it wasn’t served in advance and then wasted!

More about Raw here.

13. Manna, Primrose Hill, London

I went to Manna recently and the experience was great! It’s a completely vegetarian restaurant and there are loads of vegan, gluten free, nut free and other…options. We shared a starter, after which I enjoyed a main course and a yummy dessert! Definitely worth a visit! 🙂

14. Food for Thought, 31 Neal Street, City of London, WC2H 9PR, 020 7836 0239

Legendary old cafe in Covent Garden. They do very nice mixed salads. It’s very small so your chances of getting a seat are slim during peak hours. Meal costs about £7.

Koonal

16. World Food Cafe, 14 Neal’s Yard, London, WC2H 9DP, 020 7379 0298

They serve large thalis of Indian, Mexican, West African or Turkish food. There’s a nice atmosphere (although the seats aren’t the most comfortable). It’s not open in the evening. Meal costs about £8.

Koonal

17. Loving Hut (various locations including 3 Plender Street, London, 020 7387 5710)

It’s 100% vegan. They have lots of nice burgers and wraps which are made using mock-meat. The buffet is ‘pay what you like’ and it is OK.

Koonal

18. October Cafe, 38 Old Street, EC1V 9AE, [email protected]

This is a vegan patisserie. It serves all sorts of things that you thought you wouldn’t be able to eat as a vegan, like frangipane. They also make Indian chai using either soya or rice milk (it’s very, very sweet). A little overpriced but a nice little place.

Koonal

Suraj and I ate there a few weeks ago. Koonal is right. Amazing things that we’d ‘write – off’ if we saw it anywhere else because we’d know it would have dairy in it! It’s a must. Do check it out. 🙂

19. My Village, 37 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AJ

Here you can buy Kurdish/Middle Eastern food like falafel, tabouleh, salads. All items can be made vegan. It’s a nice cafe to chill out in. Meal costs around £7.

Koonal

20. ITADAKI-ZEN, 139 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9BJ, 020 7278 3573, [email protected]
Suraj and I dined there recently. It was lovely. The atmosphere was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The choice was vast and the taste was delicious!
From the website – Itadaki means ‘to take the food life’; Zen means ‘to fix, to mend’. The primary end of the Itadaki-zen cuisine is not merely an agreeable taste, but its healing qualities.

21. BananaTree, 103 Wardour Street, London, 020 7437 1351, [email protected]
I dined there with a friend recently. It was yummy! I can’t recall what we ate as I’ve left it too long to add to this post 🙁 Sorry! However, there was an option whereby you could choose 2 dishes with a different option each. This was tasty, friendly to the wallet and allowed for us to share and experience 2 different dishes. 🙂

22. Ginger Two For Tea, 29 St Thomas Street, Winchester SO23 9HJ, 01962 877 733, [email protected]
Suraj and I went to a wedding in Winchester and in between 2 events, we went for a stroll, looking for places we could relax and have a drink or dessert of some sort. We asked a few people and  Ginger Two For Tea was highly recommended.
It was in great demand and we were really lucky to get a table.
They had a huge amazing  selection of teas and coffees. They also had desserts of which the vegan one was yummy! The service was fab, there was a nice atmosphere and we’d definitely go back if we were in the area! 🙂

23. Amico Bio, 43 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BH, 020 7836 7509

I had dinner here with a friend. We were both chuffed with the options, the presentation & in particular, I indulged on dessert x2! 🙂

More about Amico Bio here.

24. The Mighty Fork

Suraj surprised me with a trip to a market where the Mighty Fork had a stall. We had about 5 of the hot dogs between us and were not disappointed! Find out where they are and munch away.

From the website – The Mighty Fork is a food business based in London, UK. We’re fast food lovers at heart, and the Mighty Fork was born to fill a gap in the vegan food market. We wanted to provide better plant-based alternatives for anyone with a craving for good old comfort food classics. We’re starting with a hot dog revolution, but we’re not stopping there!

Now you can enjoy fast food that is NOT junk food and you can be sure that our hot dogs are HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS and WHOLESOMELY good for you.

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6 Comments

Alpa Shah · September 20, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Something to keep in mind when you go to an ‘Indian’ vegan place

Having visited a very good restaurant in Suburban Mumbai we ordered Jain Subzi along with combination of NAN & Roti. In a few seconds the managers of the restaurant who was known to me from many years approached me and requested me to cut NAN from our order as it was not sa JAIN food, i inquired to him that how was that possible as it’s only made of MAIDA.

What he clarified with his professional ethics was just shocking, here are the details :-

1] NAN, KULCHA & RUMALI ROTI CANNOT BE MADE WITHOUT EGG in it.

It is absolutely impossible for any one to make them without egg in a hotel. It will not be that soft and elastic through out the day and shall start to
crack in some time.

2] He also clarified that as been registered a Vegetarian Hotel he can’t bring in eggs so the get the Atta made in ready form from local bakeries who prepare it for them and supply to all restaurants.

3] He also said that even thought all restaurants owners shall deny this but it is a fact and that others do not say it so as to not loose business. In fact they turn a blind eye on what the bakery staff add to the atta mixture.

4] He also stated that he been experience for soo many years in as a restaurant manager in many hotels does not know any single outlet that could give you VEGETARIAN NAN, KULCHA or RUMALI ROTI.

5] He also stated that he now clarifies it to all his clients as he feels that it is against his ethic’s to not provide details to the customer.

6] Only Plain Roti is the only item that a normal Vegetarian or a Jain can consume in a hotel.

All this stated above is 100% true and I request you to pass it on to your vegetarian and/or Jain friends.

Heena Modi · September 20, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I had no idea.
Thanks or passing the info on

Heena 🙂

Koonal · June 4, 2011 at 8:34 am

Hi Heena,

VitaOrganic is now called Vitao, and they have opened up a sister restaurant called Vantra on Soho Street which has less Asian-style food and more Mediterranean-style options.

I would also add to your list:
– Food for Thought (Neal Street, Covent Garden)
– World Food Cafe (Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden)
– Loving Hut (various locations including Plender Street, Camden)
– October Cafe, Old Street
– My Village, Chalk Farm Road, Camden

    Heena Modi · June 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Koonal. Have you been to all those you listed?
    In this post I only include places that I, or people I know, have been to. Hence my question. 🙂
    Also if you have dined at them could you share a sentence or 2 telling me what was good about it? That will help the readers feel the value for it before they get there. 🙂

Koonal · June 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

– Food for Thought (Neal Street, Covent Garden) – legendary old cafe in Covent Garden. Does very nice mixed salads. Very small so your chances of getting a seat are slim during peak hours though. Meal costs about £7.

– World Food Cafe (Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden) – serves large thalis of Indian, Mexican, West African or Turkish food. Nice atmosphere (although the seats aren’t the most comfortable). Not open in the evening. Meal costs about £8.

– Loving Hut (various locations including Plender Street, Camden) – 100% vegan, lots of nice burgers and wraps made using mock-meat. The buffet is ‘pay what you like’ and is OK.

– October Cafe, Old Street – vegan patisserie. Serves all sorts of things you never thought you’d be able to eat as a vegan, like frangipane. Their also make Indian chai using either soya or rice milk (it’s very, very sweet). A little overpriced but a nice little place.

– My Village, Chalk Farm Road, Camden – Kurdish/Middle Eastern food like falafel, tabouleh, salads. All items can be made vegan. Nice cafe to chill out in. Meal costs around £7.

    Heena Modi · June 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks Koonal. I’ll add them to the post too 🙂

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