These days, finding a good vegetarian restaurant is probably not too hard, but what about real vegan or even raw-vegan restaurants?
Surprisingly there are plenty of vegan restaurants covering many of the flavours from traditional English to Japanese and Indian cuisine, so the or city is your oyster…or would be if that wasn’t off the menu.
1) Manna in Primrose Hill is one of the oldest Vegan restaurants in the country, having served vegan cuisine for over 40 years in London. The menu changes daily and is usually worked out based on what ingredients are available that day, so every visit brings new surprises.
2) 222 Veggie Vegan in West Kensington is a good option for both eat-in and takeaway, which is handy for a city always in a rush. They offer a selection from light bites to full meals, and being a vegan restaurant, the chefs understand special dietary requirements so can always cook up something for you.
3) Diwana Bhel Poori House in the West End is ideal for anyone on a diet as the Indian style meals are low fat and cholesterol free. Considering the location of the restaurant close to the theatres, they also offer top quality cuisine at very low prices, so neither your waistline or bank account will complain.
4) Itadaki Zen of Kings Cross offers a Japanese twist to the vegan menu which is rather surprising considering the Japanese love for sushi. The meals are however revered by their customers for potential medical benefits of having no illicit and hidden ingredients found in many other foods.
5) The Spirited Palace in South London provides a menu for both traditional vegan diners and those who prefer raw vegan cuisine. The cuisine is based around Afro-Carribean recipes, both raw and hot. Treats such as the soya milkshakes also make this a hit with both vegan’s and non-vegan’s alike.
These are just a selection of the menu vegan restaurants to be found in London. For a few more, see the I Know London vegan restaurants guide.