Whether you’re a proud vegan mama or set to sample the virtues of Veganuary this month, we’ve found a scrumptious selection of vegan restaurants and cafes in London which the whole family can savour. From morning ’til night, the vegan family foodie offering is bigger than you think…
Breakfast at The Haberdashery
Tipped as one of London’s best coffee shops, Crouch End’s Haberdashery is the perfect spot for a vegan breaky with the babe. Sourcing fresh seasonal fare, the eclectic eatery boasts an Aussie Porridge made with creamy coconut milk, banana, cinnamon and pepped up with pomegranate and orange zest. Those looking for a more hearty start to their day The Vegan Breakfast is piled high with scrambled spiced tofu, golden polenta, avo, confit tomato and iron-rich spinach, complete with a hunk of sourdough for good measures.
22 Middle Lane, London
Brunch at The Gate
Teetering on the edge of Islington’s Angel lies The Gate. A purely vegan and vegetarian menu, add a little spice to Veganuary with their lipsmacking Heuvos Rancheros. A golden corn tortilla laden with re-fried beans, fried organic eggs, a fiery Colombian Aji salsa, green jalapeño and corriander relish, between bites be sure to keep your cool with a mean-green with a kale, green apple, lemon and lime juice.
370 Saint John Street, London
Lunch at Hemsley + Hemsley
If you’re braving the January sales at Selfridges with the bubs be sure to make a bee-line for the Hemsley sisters cafe. With a menu free of gluten, refined sugar and hydrogenated fats, virtuous eating is made easy. Salad fiends are spoilt for choice – from puy lentil and beetroot salad with mustard maple vinaigrette to squash and spiralized beetroot noodle salad scattered with spiced cashews. Tuck on a side of Kimchi for an extra kick and goodness for your gut.
Afternoon Tea at La Suite West
Time for tea? West London’s La Suite West offer a quintessentially contemporary vegan alternative to the classic afternoon tea. Cashew nut cream cheese, mustard cress, barbecued tempeh and scrambled tofu fill finger sandwiches, vegan scones are ready to be slathered with whipped coconut cream and topped with fresh strawberries and the chef’s cake stand is resplendent with vegan sweet treats for the whole family. At an affordable £29.00 per person including a glass of non-alcoholic fizz, this really is a teatime treat you won’t want to miss this January.
Hyde Park, 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JN
Dinner at Wagamama
Designed around the notion that meat-free needn’t mean taste-free, Wagamama’s vegan and vegetarian menu features six flavoursome family-friendly dishes – four sides and two fruit loaded sorbets for dessert. Kid’s will adore the Yasai Gyoza packed with vegetables and a moorish dipping sauce and the Yaskai Yaki Soba is a noodle dream packed with mushrooms, peppers, beansprouts and spring onions – a plate is perfect for two little ones to tuck in and share. Discover the full menu here.
Various locations around London
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Photo credit: The Gate