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Going Green: Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in London

From smoothie bars to the Veggie Pret, the capital has no shortage of alternatives to a meaty meal. We’ve compiled a wide-ranging collection of London’s finest veggie establishments for the next time you’re stumped for choice:

High end

Vanilla Black: modern and contemporary dishes await you in the highly rated Art Deco-inspired restaurant offering vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free menus. Highlights include the cauliflower dumplings and the pineapple, tabasco biscuit and roasted cocoa for dessert.

Where: Tooks Court, EC4A 1LB

Nearest tube: Chancery Lane

Manna: the vegan restaurant based in Primrose Hill is celebrating its 50th anniversary and hasn’t stopped producing beautiful plates filled with fresh vegetables designed for a healthier lifestyle. What has changed is the range on offer: they now do brunch and have a rapid lunch menu.

Where: NW3 3AJ. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm


Sagar: the local South Indian restaurant isn’t actually just ‘the local’: it’s now found across west London, in Hammersmith, Covent Garden and Harrow. Their growth has only encouraged an expansion of the food on offer, and it remains an excellent hub of exquisite Indian dishes, with the restaurant specialising in dosas and uthappam (lentil pizzas).

Where: Hammersmith, Covent Garden, Harrow

Diwana Bhel Poori House: this unassuming anchor of the local area is hidden away, but worth the hunt for its spiced and fragrant dinner is matched by few others across London. It offers a lunchtime buffet at a reasonable price, while the restaurant is unlicensed, meaning guests can bring their own alcohol – there are nearby shops selling a good range of Indian beers.

Where: Drummond Street, NW1 2HL. Nearest tube: Euston


Yorica: you’ll find an abundant range of frozen yoghurts and ice creams soon to be joined by smoothies in the quirky and original vegan café. The yoghurts are customisable, with a choice of fresh fruit, sauces and sweets such as dairy-free chocolate. Indulgence without the drawbacks.

Where: Wardour St, W1F 8ZN. Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road

Photo from CamdenMarket.com

Cookies and Scream: the north London bakery offers a variety of cakes, brownies, donuts, pies and, of course, cookies. All are dairy-free and vegan and all look utterly delicious, not least their renowned Scream Shakes comprised of blended brownies or cookies.

Where: Camden Lock, NW1 8AF. Nearest tube: Camden Town

The Veggie Pret

Photo from The Independent

Following the opening of a Veggie Pret pop-up in Soho, Pret A Manger saw such a great response to their initiative that they decided to keep it going for good! Now all our veggie and vegan friends can pop into any one of the 3 restaurants in London!

Visit their website to find out more about their up-to-date veggie menu options and store locations!