The ultimate guide to the best vegan restaurants in London

Looking for a vegan guide to London? We’ve got you covered.

With one of the world’s most diverse food scenes, London is the perfect place to explore different cuisines. And for those taking part in Veganuary 2024 or simply continuing their plant-based lifestyle, the capital is a great spot for a vegan food crawl this new year.

So get ready to tuck into some tasty bites and discover hidden vegan restaurant gems. We’ve put together the ultimate Veganuary guide to the best vegan restaurants in London.

Vegan breakfast & brunch wonders

Vegan pancakes at MildredsMildreds – Midreds is a renowned vegan brunch spot creating waves in London’s plant-based community. And it’s no wonder why people are falling in love with it. Located across London’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Covent Garden, Dalston, Kings Cross, Camden and Soho, Mildreds’ plant-based weekend brunch menu features PB&J porridge, banana Biscoff pancakes, and scrumptious scrambled tofu.

Farmacy – Described as one of the best vegan restaurants in London, Farmacy is famous for its health-conscious and chemical-free approach to food. From indulgent chocolate chip waffles to mouth-watering Middle Eastern bowls, there’s something for every taste palate. Craving a health kick? Check out Farmacy’s ginger, turmeric, cayenne and lemon syringe shots!

Tendril – Plant-first dining that packs a punch! Explore Tendril’s fresh perspective on eating – using less processed products and vibrant veggies throughout. With a seasonal vegan brunch menu, expect favourites like grilled mushroom parfait with chipotle white beans, chilli, garlic, and farm sourdough. And if you’re feeling a cheeky cocktail, the Tendril espresso martini is an excellent choice!

Black Cat Café – Comfort food just got a whole lot tastier. At Black Cat Café, homemade cooking sits at the core of this Hackney-based vegan brunch spot. Black Cat Café crafts a dynamic menu, influenced by vegan culinary stars and diverse city cuisines, featuring sandwiches, bagels, pancakes, and soups.

Vegan afternoon tea extravaganzas

Vegan afternoon tea at Cutter & SquidgeCutter & Squidge – Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea appreciates classic British flavours whilst creating a fascinating magical atmosphere. With a quirky yet wonderful selection of flavours, you can opt for the vegan, wheat-free or nut-free afternoon tea with unlimited tasty bites and, of course, cups of tea.

Linnaean – Linnaean’s conscious cooking and iconic afternoon tea is a gorgeous affair. With organic seasonal produce alongside unique plant-based recipes, Linnaean has crafted a magical afternoon tea experience – perfect for Veganuary 2024.

Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour – Why not combine your vegan afternoon tea dining experience with a tour of London? On Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour, you can dine in a beautiful vintage double-decker bus as you admire some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Indulge in Brigits’ vegan offerings, from exceptional quiche bites to classic jam scones, satisfying cravings for savoury and sweet delights.

The Wolseley – From classic English cream teas to decadent Champagne affairs, discover a vegan afternoon tea experience at The Wolseley seven days a week. The Wolseley’s vegan afternoon tea features exquisite plant-based finger sandwiches, fruit scones, homemade jams, clotted cream, and freshly baked pastries.

International Cuisines

Tacos at Club MexicanaClub Mexicana – Mexican food as you’ve never seen it before… And 100% vegan! Enjoy everything you love about classic Mexican dishes without sacrificing that incredible flavour. Located in Shoreditch, Seven Dials Market and Kingly Court on Carnaby Street, Club Mexicana serves punchy dishes, including vegan ‘cheezeburger’ tacos, loaded nachos and frozen Margaritas.

En Root – With eateries in South London’s Peckham, Clapham and Brixton, En Root celebrates plant-powered goodness through Indian-inspired vegan dishes. Enriching minds, bodies, and souls, En Root’s plant-based Indian-fusion cuisine offers adventurous bites, wraps, salads, and sweet treats.

Purezza – Founded in 2015, Purezz is the UK’s first vegan pizzeria! In its iconic Camden Town location, Purezz’s vegan menu focuses on an environmentally-conscious ethos. Led by a creative plant-based duo, Purezz offers tasty Italian classics with a vegan twist, including sustainable pizza and pasta.

Bubala – Combining bold Middle Eastern flavours with a devotion to food, culture and hospitality, Bubala (the Yiddish word for ‘darling’) is a vibrant vegan eatery located in Soho and Spitalfields. Bubala shies away from processed or ‘fake’ meat and playfully utilises sustainably sourced produce alongside natural wine and sparkling Gazoz. 

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British classics turned vegan

VBurger at Camden MarketVBurger Camden – Indulge in the simple pleasure of a succulent fast-food burger with an unexpected twist. VBurger Camden masters top vegan burgers, flawlessly replicating traditional taste and texture using plant-based ingredients. Located in Camden’s vibrant food market, be sure to check out the Up-Beat Burger, Seitan Burger or even the Vdog during your visit.

Sutton & Sons – Renowned by many for making London’s best vegan fish and chips, Sutton & Sons have done right by this British classic. With three restaurant spots across London, the Sutton & Sons Stoke Newington location is famed for its spectacular vegan menu. Vegans praise seaweed-marinated banana blossom as a great fish substitute due to its remarkable resemblance and taste.

Mother Mash – Discover this British favourite with a twist this Veganuary! Build your perfect bangers ‘n’ mash creation at Mother Mash in Covent Garden. With big-hit vegan options across the menu, choose your freshly made mash, your main (including plant-based pies as well as vegan sausages) and gorgeous vegan gravy using seasonal vegetables to build the ultimate comfort meal.

LD’s Kitchen – Taking up residence at The Black Heart, the LD’s Kitchen Sunday roast is famous across London’s vegan community. Originating in Bristol, LD’s Kitchen delivers a scrumptious vegan roast with a choice of roast mockin’ breast, roast ‘pork tofu belly’ and ‘beef’ style steak with sage and garlic butter. Starting at just £16, we’d suggest topping up with extra garlic and rosemary roast potatoes. Delish!

Sweet vegan treats

Humble CrumbleHumble Crumble – As one of Britain’s most beloved desserts, Humble Crumble has enriched the classic crumble with delicious artisan flavours. Discover Humble Crumble’s ‘Insta-famous’ treats at Borough, Camden, and Old Spitalfields Markets, a must on any London foodie adventure. And best of all, each crumble is customisable with yummy vegan crumble and toppings.

Cookie and Scream – Cookies and Scream boasts an entirely vegan, gluten and wheat-free bakery menu that can’t be missed! Brighten your January with a Cookies and Scream ‘Scream Shake,’ delectable doughnuts, award-winning brownies, and scrumptious cookies.

DAUNS – Good music, good vibes and delicious vegan treats – what’s not to love? Dauns is a Scandi paradise specialising in authentic Swedish and 100% plant-based cooking. As the UK’s first fully vegan Scandinavian-inspired cafe, bar and deli, Daun is a great spot for a cheeky vegan sweet treat. Be sure to try the cinnamon buns and gluten-free peanut butter and raspberry brownies!

Crosstown Doughnuts Marylebone – Get your doughnut fix at Crosstown Doughnuts – one of the UK’s favourite chains of bakeries. Selling gorgeously baked sourdough doughnuts and tasty speciality coffee, Crosstown’s Marylebone location is dedicated to handmade vegan and plant-based treats and encouraging environmental change with reduced waste going to landfills.