Are you a vegetarian or vegan and wondered where to eat in London? The choice is enormous. Virtually every restaurant and café now has a vegetarian and or vegan offering – and the food is delicious.
It is no longer confined to a simple salad – you can enjoy high end fine dining as well as casual street food from around the world. Vegan and vegetarian food is imaginative, high quality and tasty. Chefs enjoy the challenge of providing healthy vegetarian/vegan alternatives. Such food is much in demand, as Londoners increasingly seek out non meat alternatives.
We take a look at some of the best vegetarian/vegan dining opportunities.
Anyone staying in Hotels near Soho and preferring self service dining should head for Titbits in Heddon Street or the nearby Ethos close to Oxford Circus. The choice is incredibly extensive – and you pay by the weight. So you take a plate, heap it up with the food you want then have it weighed in order to determine the price. Ethos offers everything from Japanese to Mexican, Lebanese to Indian as well as chef’s specials. Mix and match if you prefer to create a bespoke meal. Titbits is a good option if you prefer a take away.
Head over to Clerkenwell from your room at Regency House Hotel London for fusion style dining at Modern Pantry. There are always some vegan dishes available and more can be supplied if your dietary preference is mentioned when booking. This is very imaginative, high standard cuisine. Typical vegan fare can include enoki mushrooms, miso glazed aubergine with pickled shimeji, Butternut squash roasted with baharat and served with roasted spiced cauliflower and sautéed kale.
Perhaps you prefer pizza? Then Basilico has the answer. Its delicious margherita basilco is available with vegan lactose free cheese. This is a sheer classic using chopped fresh tomato and basil and baked in a wood fired oven. There are branches all over London including Hampstead, Islington, Commercial Road and Marylebone. Delivery can be arranged easily for people staying in Hotels near Oxford Street.
Lyles in Shoreditch is a no-choice restaurant with specific menus for different diets. New menus for vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian diners are created each day. Typical offerings include pumpkin, kale and chestnuts with a pumpkin vinaigrette, onion both with chervil, watercress and foraged mushrooms, figs in fig sorbet and verbana granita. A very trendy restaurant, it believes strongly in offering something for everyone and has become one of the most popular in the neighbourhood.
Vegetarian/vegan dining will never be the same again!