Whenever you think about London and their food, your thought might immediately jump to greasy fish and chips and beer. But actually, London has the most amazing vegan, plant-based restaurants and coffees, as I learned in my three months here.
You can find my favorite and best 5 places to eat vegan and healthy in London, including Acai bowls, salads, waffles and raw desserts.
The fact that I had to travel almost an hour (before breakfast!) to this place, have set my expectations to a really high level! When I arrived the place was already quite crowded and toned yoga ladies were waiting to get their green smoothies. Luckily, I managed to sit on a table and I was impressed on how fast my food came. I wanted to try the Acai bowl, as it has somehow become a thing for me to try every Açai bowl I come across. Additional, I strongly felt attracted to the waffles with raspberry sauce and thick coconut yogurt. So, the Açai bowl (and I am pretty harsh on this one as I have tried so many ;)) was not the best I had. I really liked the shaved apples over the Açai, but I missed a dominant Açai flavor and there was too much granola compared with the liquid Açai for my taste. The waffles on the other hand where right on point! I never had better vegan plant-based waffles that are so full with flavor not fatty and baked to perfection! The combination with the coconut yogurt and the mashed bananas makes this breakfast a match made in heaven. The place was very small and loud and I would have love to have a more Sunday morning chilly atmosphere. But, food wise I would definitely go back for these almond chestnut waffles. FOODPORN! P.S. Try the Lemon-Ginger shot as a starter!
Magnum and the hard decicion to choose an Acai bowl at Juicebaby
Where to even start? They have VEGAN MAGNUM! I think, I haven’t been to a place so far, where I like everything they serve. And at Juicebaby it’s a lot. When it comes to Acai bowls you can choose between the Berry one, the chocolate one and the grean leafy spirulina infused one. (I had all three and can recommend all of them!)
Juicebaby is located in Chelsea and when you go by bus you have to get out at the station called “worlds end”, which i thought was kind of funny. I felt like I left earth and got straight beamed to heaven at Juicebaby.
Next to all the sweet stuff (did I mention the pumpkin cake that melts link pure gold in your mouth?), I really enjoyed the innovative salty dishes, such as the Taco Bowl Salad or the Coconut meat “BLT” sandwich. This place should be definitely on your bucket list when visiting London.
Breakfast at 26 grains
After 3 days living on smoothies and fresh pressed juices for breakfast, (don’t get me wrong this is amazing!) I was craving the good old porridge! All of my friends recommended me this place 26 grains and I couldn’t wait to try it. It was a some would say “typical” London Sunday with rain when Google maps and me, tried to find the cafe.
It actually located in a small “garage” and pretty close to Oxford street at 2 Neal’s Yard . 26 grains will be at a different place reopening in September. Bet the new location will be amazing as well and worth checking out.
Which one would you choose? My choice was the blueberry almond butter one 🙂
Eating burgers and cake at Wild Food Cafe
This place is located as well in Neals Yard. It’s a magical place. Told ya! It is like if you sneak through a side street and then you arrive at this magical place. The place is located on the 1st floor and is pretty narrow. This makes it such a special, cute place. I had dinner there and wanted to try the famous raw vegan chocolate truffle tart from the cafe.
By looking at the card can you agree with me that I could not decide what to go for….BUT if you know me you can make a wild guess 🙂
Main course was a raw burger with sweet potato fries and a leafy green salad on the side.
And dessert was this rich goddess
I have a quite personal and funny story that connects me to Saladpride. Saladprice, located just 10 footsteps away from Wild food cafe and 50 steps from my working place. When I first stepped in the tiny but very cute store, I was impressed by the variety of well-combined ingredients they had in their beautifully arranged salads. My plan was to try all 6 salads during my three months but I got stuck at number 1 and order this one the next 4 times I went there. Can’t help myself but when butternut squash meets peas and buckwheat and edible flower I am the happiest girl in the world. Other people assured me that the rest of the salads taste amazing as well.
Other places worth checking out are Farmacy in Nottinghill, Tanya’s Cafe for all things raw and nice and Cookies and Scream for desserts only.
Bisous from London