Surviving Veganuary in London
As the most vegan-friendly capital city in the world, there’s perhaps no better place to undertake and truly enjoy Veganuary than London. For those taking the plunge and going vegan this month, we’ve rounded up a list of the best meat-free restaurants in the city for you to sample – and with so much choice, you may even find yourself continuing into February!
Even with restaurants in Soho, Camden, Dalston and Kings Cross, Mildred’s is so popular that queues often stretch out of the doors! But it’s definitely worth the wait once you get inside – their internationally inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes are full of flavour and cooked daily on the premises. This month, specially for Veganuary, they are even making their menu fully vegan – not to be missed!
- Café Van Gogh
Set inside a beautiful, ornate building in the grounds of an old church in Brixton, Café Van Gogh is renowned for cooking plant-based dishes using seasonal, community-grown ingredients. The menu options are delicious, but make sure you pause every now and then to look up at the starry night painted on the ceiling – an homage to Van Gogh.
Farmacy in Notting Hill boasts a diverse, plant-based menu, free from dairy produce, refined sugars and unnatural additives. All ingredients used are grown on their farm in the Kent countryside, delivered weekly to the restaurant by electric van.
- The Vurger Co.
If you’re a fast food fan wondering where to get your fix, look no further than the Vurger Co, located in both Canary Wharf and Shoreditch. From their range of meat-free burgers and wraps to the sweet potato fries and mouth-watering Kentucky BBQ bites, this creative menu has something for everyone.
- The Gate
A long-standing institution among London’s vegan community, The Gate in Marylebone counts the likes of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow among its patrons. Its regular menu is 90% plant-based, and for Veganuary, celebrity chef Ken Hom has developed a special vegan menu.