If there’s a city out there where you could make your vegetarian and vegan lifestyle work, it’s definitely London. With endless amounts of opportunities to embrace every aspect of the meat-free lifestyle, London is without a doubt a veggie paradise. In this guide, we’ll show you some of our favourite and most popular places with veggie groceries, vegan-only shops, veggie restaurants, hairdressers, beauticians, and much more. Ready? Let’s go!
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Located in Fritzovia, Kin Cafe offers breakfast and brunch, as well as some of the most delicious coffee ever. Its mission is to create honest, fresh and healthy food in a friendly atmosphere. Kin Cafe offers vegetarian menus with plenty of vegan options.
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Address: Kin Café, 22 Foley Street, London W1
The Gallery Café
The Gallery Cafe is a beloved veggie cafe, offering vegan and vegetarian dishes. It’s located in Bethnal Green and owned by St Margaret’s House, a community-focused business which offers events to promote positive social change. Along with having delicious food, The Gallery Cafe offers plenty of community events.
Address: St. Margarets House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL
Wild Food Cafe
This plant-based eatery is located in one of the most colourful places in London - Neal’s Yard! Wild Food Cafe’s mission is to transform humanity’s relationship with food and they’re definitely doing a good job.
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Address: 1st Floor, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden WC2H 9DP
Bonnington Cafe is a community-inspired food spot located in Vauxhall. It’s operated entirely by the community of volunteers that cook on a rota basis, which also means that the entire menu changes daily. If you’re looking to try hearty vegan food made with love, this is definitely the place to be.
Address: 11 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD
222 Vegan Cuisine
222 is a 100% eco-conscious vegan restaurant, offering some of the most exciting dishes such as Egusi, fresh burgers, risotto, and more. They also take into consideration all dietary requirements - all you have to do is ask!
Address: 222 North End Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 9NU
Food Spots and Restaurants
Cookies and Scream
Let’s start with one of the most beloved food spots ever. Cookies and Scream is a family-run vegan bakery, located in the heart of the Camden Lock Market. If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious vegan food, it’s definitely the place to be.
Address: 130 Holloway Rd, Highbury East, London N7 8JE
Ms Cupcake is one of the first 100% vegan bakeries in the city. From cakes to brownies and muffins, you can indulge in some of the best vegan treats ever - and if you don’t live anywhere near Brixton, you can have the treats delivered!
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Address: 408 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF
Cookdaily is a 100% vegan pop-up cafe offering delicious street food. The hearty food is made with love and topped up with some of the most amazing ingredients. The menu also offers a Full English breakfast, vegan style!
Address: 48, Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY
Now this is a truly unique veggie spot in London. You can find it on Hackney Road, but you have to look for a red double decker bus, converted into a Sicilian street food restaurant. From vegan pizzas to pastas, Italian food never tasted so good!
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Address: 459, 455 Hackney Rd, London E2 9DY
Sagar is a popular South Indian veggie restaurant with plenty of vegan dishes available on the menu. It’s a beloved one by all types of veggies and an excellent way to expand your taste palette.
Address: 157 King St, Hammersmith, London W6 9JT
Vantra has been around since 1999 and ever since, it’s been feeding London delicious plant-based dishes. Their three key techniques to delicious food include raw, fermented and steamed. It’s the ultimate way of discovering the amazing flavours of a plant-based lifestyle!
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Address: 79a Tottenham Court Rd, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4TD
Skip Garden Kitchen
Skip Garden is all about putting a modern twist on vegetarian classics. Located in King’s Cross, the garden restaurant is easy to reach and offers a completely magical experience during the night.
Address: 1 Tapper Walk, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AQ
Woodlands is a vegetarian restaurant offering diverse Indian cuisine. It’s beloved by celebrities as well as those who are just looking to taste some of the best cruelty-free Indian dishes in the city.
Address: 77 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2PS
Karamel is a vegan restaurant with a menu that changes every single day. But aside from food, Karamel is also a fantastic place to hang out - it features live music, comedy shows, workshops for kids, and a lot more!
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Address: 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ
You can find vegan groceries in London just about anywhere! Holland & Barrett has plenty of vegan groceries, as do supermarkets like Wholefoods and ASDA. You’ll be able to find just about anything you need for your lifestyle.
But if you’re looking for a 100% vegan grocery experience, head over to Bramber Court in Hammersmith where you’ll find the GreenBay Supermarket.
Beauty & Hair
Lush Cosmetics - treat your hair and body to cruelty-free products! You can find Lush in plenty of areas in London.
Illamasqua - Illamasqua’s products are all cruelty-free and have a wide selection of vegan-only items. You can find Illamasqua on Oxford Street as well as Debenhams Westfield White City.
Karine Jackson: Karine Jackson hair salon branches offer vegan products for their services. You can find a branch in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, Soho, and London West End.
The Rabbit Hole is London’s first vegan organic hair salon, available by an appointment only. They stand by the fact that no one should suffer in order to have gorgeous hair and they definitely deliver in that statement.
Address: 6A Charleville road, W14 9JL London, United Kingdom
Apart from offering all-vegan services, Le Fix is also one of the most Instagrammable beauty bars ever. Along with hair styling they also vegan manicure and pedicure services
Address: 93 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6RL
And that’s it! Are you a vegan or a vegetarian living in London? Do you know of other cool places? Come let us know in the comments!
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