The days of tasteless tofu and cardboard food are over. With flexitarian diets more popular than ever, it couldn’t be easier to find a delicious vegetarian or vegan dish in London.
Keep reading for The Wordrobe’s top plant-based picks…
1 Theo Randall at the InterContinental
Award-winning Italian restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental offers a flavourful and varied vegan menu for guests eating a plant-based diet.
A la carte and set menus of two or three courses celebrate the simple yet robust flavours of Italian cooking, with seasonality at heart. Dig in!
Make it happen: TheoRandall.com
2 Yeotown Kitchen
Visit Yeotown Kitchen, London’s first mindfulness café for deliciously nutritious vegetarian food and detoxifying freshly pressed juices in a unique meditation station.
In a serene environment, guests are invited to sip green juice, settle into a meditation pod, select a 5 to 7-minute guided mindfulness meditation, and emerge feeling refreshed and de-stressed.
Make it happen: www.yeotown.com/blog/yeotown-kitchen-fuel-for-body-mind
3 Redemption Bar
Pay a visit to Redemption Bar to experience some of the best vegan dishes London has to offer. With locations in Notting Hill and Shoreditch, Redemption Bar is London’s only vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free and alcohol-free restaurant, and serves up delicious food and mocktails in a gorgeous setting.
Voted one of the best vegan restaurants in London, the ethos of the Redemption Bar is firmly rooted in caring for the planet while delighting even the most sceptical meat lovers.
PLUS: Click here to read The Wordrobe’s full restaurant review.
Make it happen: http://redemptionbar.co.uk/
4 The Vurger Co
Where better to pack in all of that plant-based goodness than at The Vurger Co? Opening their first permanent site in March and starting a revolution in fast food, The Vurger Co uses the very best of vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes all combined to create the ultimate plant-based burger.
Their mouth-watering menu contains vegan delights such as their MLT, The Auburger and The Mexican. Don’t forget to pair your burger with one of their 100% plant-based sides!
Make it happen: http://www.thevurgerco.com/
5 Big Easy
If you’re wanting a large slice of that easy-going living and hearty portions of good ol’ home-style food, Big Easy is where you need to head. Showing that smoked food doesn’t need to be meat, Big Easy offers their infamous smoked beans and wood-roasted mushrooms, perfect for those on a plant-based diet.
Make it happen: http://bigeasy.co.uk/#home
Chefs Tam Storarr and Will Alexander always have an array of vegetarian and vegan specials on their menus at Blanchette Soho and Blanchette Brick Lane, making it a much-loved option for all.
• Baked Moroccan eggs with peppers and flat bread
• Saffron couscous with spiced artichokes and pomegranate yoghurt
• Whipped goat’s cheese with grilled courgettes, peas and hazelnuts
• Spinach and kale salad with sundried tomato, thyme and soft-boiled egg.
Make it happen: www.blanchettelondon.co.uk
Pan-Asian restaurant group, Tootoomoo, have a few things up their sleeve when it comes to their vegetarian offering. Their exclusive vegetarian menu includes the likes of a Sesame seaweed salad (Wakame & Hiyashi Seaweed, pickled and dressed with black pepper & sesame dressing) and a vegan Lemongrass tofu stir-fry.
They also have an exciting new dim sum menu, including vegetarian delights such as Kimchee veggie dumplings and ‘Mountain Jelly’ vegetable dumplings.
Both menus are available to eat-in or take away from Tootoomoo’s Whetstone, Crouch End, and Islington branches, and to take away from the Highgate branch.
Make it happen: www.tootoomoo.co.uk
8 Mindful Chef at Sanderson
The Restaurant at Sanderson is continuing its successful collaboration with Mindful Chef to create tasty and rejuvenating vegetarian dishes. Limited edition courses will be on offer from breakfast to dinner, incorporating exciting new additions such as Persian Squash, pomegranate and pistachios and Mini Portobello mushrooms with Mexican style grilled corn and chipotle rice.
9 Asia de Cuba
Diners can embrace the rise of flexitarian eating with some flare at Asia de Cuba this March. In the heart of Covent Garden, this unique menu highlights the flavours of Havana through a variety of vegetables dishes.
The restaurant is offering a selection of tasty vegetarian delights, such as Pad Thai to Chilli-Rubbed Tofu and Plantain Fried Rice on the side. Paired with a signature cocktail, these dishes will keep the palate fresh and enticed.