Enjoy plant-based festivities at London’s top restaurants throughout November for World Vegan Month
Mildreds, across London
A vegetarian institution: Mildreds opened back in 1988 and paved the way for a now thriving panoply of plant-based restaurants in London. The trusted Soho stalwart is accompanied by outposts in Camden, King’s Cross and Dalston, all of which encompass Mildreds' warm spirit and colourful cuisine. This World Vegan Month, try an autumnal menu spanning crispy tofu stir fry, Sri Lankan curry with roasted lime cashews and a vibrant, all-vegan dessert menu. You can also take a slice of Mildreds home with you by purchasing the inspiration-packed cookbook.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
For chic interiors: Since opening in 2016, Farmacy has become one of Notting Hill’s greatest hits. The all-day destination restaurant serves globetrotting vegan and vegetarian dishes amid sleek, flower-filled interiors. The menu reels off chickpea pancakes, hearty earth bowls and spelt pizza with macadamia ‘cheese’, while you can perk up with a zingy superfood ‘syringe shot’ or unwind with an impressive list of sulphur-free biodynamic wines. It is the brainchild of heiress Camilla Fayed, who is proving herself as a businesswoman in her own right.
74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, farmacylondon.com
Wild Food Café, Covent Garden & Islington
Picture-perfect plant-based cuisine. A collaboration between Joel and Aiste Gazda, the long-standing Wild Food Café is a Neal's Yard institution, famed for its supersized vegan burgers, rainbow-hued desserts and pastel pink interiors. A larger site opened in Islington earlier this year, which also offers gluten-free wood-fired pizzas, alongside a considered menu of natural wines and superfood-charged smoothies.
Wild Food Café, 1st Floor, 14 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP; 269-270 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UQ, wildfoodcafe.com
A month-long menu. The Albion is the cool, all-day cafe, bar and upmarket grocer on the ground floor of Boundary London in Shoreditch. In celebration of World Vegan Month, the restaurant has launched an array of razor-sharp vegan small plates including roasted onion squash with butternut puree; spiced sweet potato with avocado and macadamia 'feta' cheese, all served with a warm dose of cheerful service.
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD, boundary.london/albion
Wulf & Lamb, Chelsea
For vegan comfort food: Wulf & Lamb sits on Pavilion Road, one of our favourite mews streets in London. The casual plant-based restaurant operates a 100% vegan menu, spanning fully-loaded burgers, burritos, creamy cashew mac 'n' cheese and a pulled jackfruit ‘Wulf Pie’.
Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP
Essence Cuisine, Shoreditch
The trendy pitstop: Essence Cuisine is a sleek, pocket-sized eatery in Shoreditch, with a meat, dairy and gluten-free menu. During the day, it is a bustling take-out joint and in the evening, a laidback destination for flavour-packed vegan dishes and organic wines. Highlights include a raw pad Thai and a generous nut cheese board.
94 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH