As some of you know, we both used to live in London. Annika lived there for nearly 2 years and Elo moved there for an internship at a hospital for four months. During that time we both had the chance to taste our way through London and here are a few of our favourites spots.
Yasai itame is our go to dish. Delicious and filling it is the perfect meal after a long day full of shopping (and on any other day).
It is no secret that we love Thai food! At Busaba’s Pad Thai Jay is our favourite dish. We order it every single time with a side of Phad phak, Chinese broccoli and sweet potato fries (unfortunately their tofu is not vegan). We tried the veggies curry once, but we like the Pad Thai Jay more. On weekends it tends to get very busy and loud in the evenings, but if you are lucky you can spot some celebrities. Annika once met Russel Brand (she still hyperventilates thinking about it!).
All vegan restaurant in Camden Town. We just found out that the Inspiral Lounge recently closed their Camden Town branch. They offered a lot of different meals to choose from, however the desserts and juices are our favourites. However you will still find their food in health food stores. Make sure to try their cakes in a jar.
Cookies and Scream
Another hot spot for everyone with a sweet tooth. Hidden in the lower level of the Camden lock’s market hall you’ll find the best cookies and cakes in London with the most delicious coffee.
Maybe not the cheapest (Try Blue Monday for reduced rates or get student discount) sushi place but they offer a lot of vegan options.
Le Pain Quotidien
They recently updated their menu with a loads of vegan options that are clearly marked with a little carrot. It is the perfect spot for a brunch on the weekend.
Definitely not the cheapest place to eat in London, but you’ll have a amazing view! Ideal for a fancy night out. Make sure to make a reservation beforehand as the places are limited and waiting times are long. Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate you’ll have an ah-mazing view over East London. They offer 2-3 vegan dishes.
Holy Guacamole! They offer some really nice Mexican dishes with many vegan options that are clearly marked on the menu. Try their coconut pudding, yumm!
Jamie recently introduced a newer version of his menu with vegan options and a lot of veganizable dishes. Our favourite dish however is their veggie pizza (just order a pizza with veggies and without cheese).
This yummy Pho soup with veggies and tofu was our go to dish when we went to Westfield Shopping Center. Try their vegan summer rolls!
This is by far our favourite restaurant in London. This hidden gem may look unimposing from the outside, but once you tried their food you’ll know, there’s nothing better out there! We basically order everything they have on the menu. Nice food, reasonable prices and nice staff, what more do you need? PS. Be prepared to stand in line outside as reservations are not possible.
Pret a Manger
Perfect if you are on the go! They offer everything from sandwiches (Super Greens and Reds), soups, baguettes (Avo, olives and Tomatoes), Falafel, Coconut Yoghurt, Porridge, fruits and juices.
Thai Food, do I need more? This rad butternut squash red curry is our favourite dish!
Brick Lane Market
We used to live in Brick Lane and we must say this spot has a special place in our heart. Every weekend Brick Lane transforms itself into a multicultural oasis with loads of food, young designers, music and tons of vintage stuff. Don’t miss out!
Food options are uncountable: Loads of vegan street food: Ethiopian food, raw vegan desserts, coconuts, dumplings, vegan Pad Thai… If you’re in for another treat make sure to visit Dark Sugars, just opposite of the Sunday Upmarket.
For lunch you can find all kind of deliciousness: Falafel wraps, amazing vegan burgers at Veggie Table, vegan Thali at Gujarati Rasoi or other Indian vegan street food at Horn Ok Please and for a sweet treat don’t miss out on the Free From Bakehouse.
Maltby Street Market
Cute little food market on the south side. Our favourite dish is the Indian ‘pizza’.
Portobello Road Market
Nice vintage clothes and lovely antiques combined with loads of food. Make sure to get there early, after 11am the streets get pretty crowded.
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We hope this was helpful to some of you to make the best of your stay in London. Enjoy!