Hey peeps! I’ve already done a few posts about individual places I ate at while I was in London last summer, but I wanted to do a round-up of all of them as well for reference. Lucas and I checked out a few all vegan restaurants, and we also ate at some omni places with family. Everything I ate was also gluten free since I have a sensitivity. This list includes all of the places we tried, and our honest opinions of them (even if we didn’t like them)–there are so many vegan options in London, so hopefully this will help you decide where to go (or not go) if you’re visiting.
Our Favorite All Vegan Restaurants in London
Let’s start with my top picks: Temple of Seitan, Mooshies, Purezza, and Cookies and Scream–all 100% vegan/plant based with gluten free options!
Temple of Seitan
I wrote a whole post about how delicious Temple of Seitan is, but to summarize, they have amazingly delicious vegan fried chicken and wings (and they even have a gluten free version of the wings). Seriously y’all, their wings haunt my dreams.
One of our other favorite restaurants in London was Mooshies, an all vegan burger bar with gluten free options. I didn’t do a separate post about it since I didn’t get a lot of photos, but I got the gluten free option of What’s My Beef, which is a quinoa and black bean patty with Mooshies burger sauce, caramelized onions, and vegan cheese, and Lucas got the regular Fillet-Om-Phish, which features a panko fried eggplant faux fish patty with Mooshies tartar sauce, nori seaweed, and vegan cheese.
We both loved and devoured our burgers and fries, and we’ll definitely go back next time we’re in London. I was also happy because the gluten free bun was soft and delicious (not all gluten free buns are unfortunately.)
Despite a less than stellar experience of being served a regular pizza when I ordered a gluten free one, I still really enjoyed Purezza, an all vegan sit down pizza restaurant with gluten free options. They have delicious regular and gluten free sour dough crusts, and lots of house made vegan cheeses. Check out my post about it for more!
Cookies & Scream (all gluten free too!)
If you love sweets, you have to try Cookies and Scream, an all vegan and gluten free bakery in North London. The cookie sandwich and brownie Lucas and I got were both divine–check out my post about our trip there for more!
More All Vegan Places We Tried
Now for the other all vegan places Lucas and I tried: Young Vegans, By Chloe, Club Mexicana, Cook Daily, and Redemption Bar.
Lucas and I stopped by Young Vegans one day while we were shopping in Camden, and we split one of their gluten free options, the sweet potato and sage pie and mash. I can’t say how it compares to a traditional pie and mash because I haven’t had one, but it was quite tasty, and we’d definitely go back again.
Lucas and I went to By Chloe twice while in London, and what we got was very hit or miss (more miss than hit unfortunately), though they did have a really good kale artichoke dip. Check out my post about it for more about what we liked/didn’t like there.
I feel like we didn’t give Club Mexicana a fair chance since all we got there was nachos one day, but they were kind of plain compared to some of the amazing nachos we have here in Texas. The beer battered tofish tacos sounded good though, so maybe those are better.
Lucas and I stopped by Cook Daily in Shoreditch one evening, and we split Da Infamous, a green curry over brown rice. I ordered it gluten free, so I’m not sure if it comes like this normally or only as gluten free, but it was served with plain tofu, and overall it wasn’t anything special in our opinion. Maybe their other dishes are better, some of the noodle ones sounded really good, but I don’t think they were gluten free. We also didn’t love the whole box park experience, it was quite crowded and has long community tables, which isn’t really our thing.
I thought Redemption Bar would be fun to go to since their whole menu is vegan and gluten free, and they have a bunch of fun mocktails…but it ended up being the one place we went to in London that we definitely won’t go back to. The vibe was kind of snobby–they sat us against the wall in the front of the restaurant (on uncomfortable stool chairs) when we said we didn’t have a reservation, and even though there were open tables all night, they never offered to move us to a better table, and the service was really slow. The food was also overpriced and not great. The best thing we tried was a pasta I got, but the appetizers were just okay, and the beet burger Lucas ordered was so bad he didn’t even finish it (and that’s saying a lot, he’ll eat almost anything.)
Omni Restaurants with Vegan (and gluten free) Options
We also ate at quite a few omni restaurants that have vegan and gluten free options since we were there with non-vegan family–here are the ones we tried:
Ping Pong Dim Sum
We ended up eating at Ping Pong twice since they were open late and we were in the area, and everyone enjoyed their food (including my non-vegan family.) They had quite a few vegan options, and less vegan and gluten free options, but the ones they had were good–I really liked the Spicy Vegetable Dumplings and Golden Vegetable Dumplings, and it was a treat for me because dumplings aren’t usually available gluten free.
The Duchy Arms was a cool neighborhood English pub that happened to have some vegan and gluten free options (as well as fish and chips that my family got.) Lucas really liked the chips and said the burger was pretty good–I got a veggie lasagna that didn’t have much flavor…but I’m still thankful for places like this having options.
Curries no Worries
One day while Lucas and I wandered around Camden we split a vegan curry plate from Curries No Worries. It’s cool they have options, but we weren’t that impressed.
Pizza Express is a chain with vegan and gluten free pizza options–this pizza looks better than it actually was though, unfortunately. The gluten free crust was chewy and weird.
I didn’t get any good photos, but we ate at Leon, a fast food chain with vegan and gluten free options, twice. We didn’t like the veggie burger, but we did like the falafel.
d20 Board Game Cafe
We also ate at d20 Board Game Cafe twice, which is in Watford near the Harry Potter Studio Tour and has vegan/gf options–check out my post for more about it.
Green Rocket Cafe (Bath)
I’m still thinking about the amazing onion rings and salad I got at Green Rocket Cafe in Bath! I wrote a post about it as well.
Boston Tea Party
We stopped at Boston Tea Party in Stratford while we were there for a tour. I didn’t care for the plate I got (a vegan style English breakfast), but the cafe itself was very cute, and I’d definitely go back for a tea or coffee if I’m back in the area.
That’s pretty much it, other than a few other treats we got in Camden (there are vegan donuts, vegan ice cream, etc. at food stands there). We also made our own breakfast in our hotel to cut back on eating out some.
If you’re a vegan in London or have traveled there, what are some of your favorite places? Let me know in the comments!