Whatever your food preference, you can find it in London. No matter whether you are a pescatarian, carnivore, vegan, vegetarian – there is a great choice of food available. We take a look at what is on offer for vegans and vegetarians.
Forget instantly any thoughts of soggy lettuce, and a few vegetables. The needs of vegans and vegetarians are catered for virtually everywhere with superb imaginative, high quality food options. Chefs pay as much attention to the needs of vegetarians as they do to carnivores and pescatarians. Virtually every restaurant and café has a vegetarian offer, and most now do vegan food as well.
Not too far from budget hotels near Wembley Stadium is the Mildreds in Lexington Street, W1 is one of the most well known vegetarian restaurants in London, offering a wide range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free dishes all of which are easily identified on the menu. The international style cuisine ensures that there is something for everyone, no matter what their personal tastes. You can even buy one of their cook books to take home if you wish!
If you’re staying at the Best western palm hotel and looking to head to The Ethos Restaurant near Oxford Circus then you will find that the place is somewhat unusual. It is a self-service vegetarian buffet offering meals from around the globe including Japan, South east Asia, Italy, Korea, India, Mexico and Lebanon as well as the chef’s own individual creations. You can choose as much or as little as you want, creating your bespoke meal. Prices are determined by the weight of your plate after your choice has been made.
A similar approach is adopted at Tidbits in Heddon Street where the menus focus on stylish salads. You can pile up a plate or a takeaway container, before having it weighed to indicate the price.
Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell says they always have vegan dishes available, especially if mentioned when booking a table. Their fusion style cuisine is positively superb with offerings such as enoki mushrooms, miso glazed aubergine and pickled shimeji, and Butternut squash roasted with baharat served with roasted spiced cauliflower and sautéed kale.
Vanilla Black and Orchard are two branches of the same organization, both based near Chancery Lane. Vanilla Black is the more upmarket of the two, while Orchard has a casual, relaxed approach. Both provide only vegetarian and vegan food, with lots of options and taste combinations.
If you are in the West Kensington area, hunt out the 222 Veggie Vegan in North End Road, and you will not be disappointed by the fare. This is inventive cuisine which will even please people who prefer raw food. Typical menus include a main course comprising pumpkin and courgette noodles with fresh coconut and zingy lime sauce, followed by a delightful chocolate gateau.
London has become a place where food can really be enjoyed. If you don’t want a restaurant meal – head out for the street food centres in Dalston, Kings Cross or the South bank where there will be a vast array of traders selling fresh, home made food of all descriptions.
So, you can choose to book Hotels in North London to avoid spending more on accommodation and experience London in your own unique style.