A Weekend in London: Vegan Food

My life has been a bit mad at the moment – after a super busy period with work and then being ill, I’m posting this way later than planned. Better late than never eh? I’ve been excited to write this post ever since I got home from London – the amount of vegan options is incredible, and I’m sure it’d take months to try all the most recommended places! I’ve certainly get a huge list for my next visit. But armed with a lot of Instagram recommendations and my friend Becks, I think we did a pretty good job. So here’s everywhere we ate:

The 100% Vegan Places

Brixton Vegan Market – The Nooch

You can find The Nooch at Brixton Vegan Market on Brixton Station Road every Sunday. The Valloumi burger was amazing and definitely one i’ll be trying to recreate at home.

The market itself I was less impressed with, as there only seemed to be a couple of vegan stalls tacked onto the end of a standard market. Picky Wops did however have a stall and I have always wanted to try their pizza.

Just a little further up the road Pop Brixton, a temporary pop up space for local businesses, is definitely worth a look round, especially Halo Burger!

Tell Your Friends

Lucy Watson’s amazing bar and kitchen in Fulham needs no introduction. All of the food is fresh, seasonal and fully vegan. We went on a Sunday and I had the ‘Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Roast’ (£13.50) which was amazing.

They also sell Moving Mountains B12 burgers (my favourite burgers), baked ‘Camembert’ and even fish pie. It’s no exaggeration when I say I want to go back and try everything on the menu! The coffee is amazing too.

Yorica

Everything in this Soho shop is vegan, nut and gluten free (in fact 14 major allergens free!) so suitable for everyone. They sell ice cream, soft serve, milkshakes, waffles and crepes. The amount of choice is ridiculous, I had an enormous chocolate and HazelNOT milkshake which tasted just like the real thing. Ocado apparently now sell their chocolate cookie and salted caramel tubs, so i’ll definitely be buying those.

Ms. Cupcake

The UK’s first entirely vegan bakery, there’s so many options here it was hard to choose. I went for the Oreo cupcake and also got some vegan Walnut Whips from their little shop section, which also includes items such as white chocolate Vego.

Redemption

Nestled in the beautiful Neal’s Yard, this claims to be ‘the world’s healthiest bar restaurant’. Which is a bold claim, but more believable when you learn they serve vegan, sugar-free and wheat free food and non-alcoholic drinks. On a hot day, not much could beat the refreshing ‘Kombucha Apple Mockjito’. It’s a perfect place to sit outside and people watch.

The Places With Vegan Options

Vinegar yard – Nanny Bills

Their vegan offering, ‘The Lula’ burger, had a teriyaki glazed pineapple slice so that was a win from the start. It also had a black bean & quinoa patty, vegan cheddar, pink onions and NB’s vegan burger sauce. The rosemary salt fries are also incredible. Vinegar Yard itself is an amazing place to spend a summer’s day eating and drinking – the Aperol Spritz stand especially.

Doughnut Time

It’s hard to avoid Doughnut Time in London. As well as 12 shops, they’re also sold in places such as Tell Your Friends. We visited the shop in Soho and I was pleasantly surprised how many vegan options they had. And all with incredible names – think ‘Violet Beauregarde’ and ‘Sia Later’. However the one I chose was ‘Houston, We Have Biscoff’ which you may guess tastes like coffee and caramel, just like a Lotus biscuit. It cost £4.50 and was definitely worth the hype.

Amorino

Sometimes I find sorbet disappointing, but getting a beautifully shaped flower of sorbet that can made from a wide array of flavours made me rather more keen. This was lychee and raspberry and both tasted incredible.

So that’s everywhere I ate in London! All the places I have mentioned were amazing and definitely worth a visit, especially Yorica and Tell Your Friends.

Have you visited any of these places? Where should I go next time? Let me know in the comments!

Hazel x

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    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      I was shocked how beautiful it was!

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      Ah you’ll love London, so many amazing places to visit (food and otherwise!)

  1. June 27, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    I’ve never tried vegan food, but that spicy jalapeño macaroni cheese from The Nooch sounds amazing!

    Ashley x
    hiyaitsashley.com

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      Yes I need to try that next time!

  2. June 27, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    I always go to London with a huge list of places I want to try as well as a few old favourites. Yorica is one of my absolute must visit every time. Some places here that I’ve never heard of too that I’ll have to check out X

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      I have so many places I still need to check out!

  3. Sarah
    June 28, 2019 / 6:56 am

    Oh my god that donut looks insane! Xx

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      They’re so nice!!

  4. June 28, 2019 / 7:12 am

    I’m not a vegan but I tried some food down a stall in Greenwich market and I really liked it!

    • June 29, 2019 / 1:52 pm

      I tried a vegan stall at Greenwich market too! I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called but it was DELICIOUS

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      There’s some amazing food stalls! Love a market.

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    June 28, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! Redemption looks amazing, like so good! The food from the bakery sounds amazing too, I’m not vegan but I enjoy vegan food alot x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:14 pm

      Some of this was incredible, you wouldn’t be able to tell!

  6. L
    June 28, 2019 / 7:24 pm

    It’s awesome how vegan friendly London is! Definitely going to try out at least one of these places on my next trip!

    – Laura || afinnontheloose.com

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:14 pm

      They’re all worth checking out! It is incredible how many options there are.

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:15 pm

      They were incredible – you wouldn’t even know they were vegan! The sorbet was delicious.

    • hazellillianmckenna@gmail.com
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      July 4, 2019 / 8:15 pm

      They were all so yummy!

  7. bethany jane
    July 5, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    I’m always so jealous of the amazing array of food on offer in London, and it looks like such a convenient place to be vegan haha. I’d really love to try Tell Your Friends, that roast looks absolutely incredible. And that sorbet is almost too beautiful to eat! Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing (even though I’m suddenly SO hungry haha!)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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