Vegans, some of them get a raw deal (insert roflcopter gif here). When it comes to being vegan in London, there's so many choices when it comes to lapping up lush plates, whether that's at raw restaurants, from street food servings or high-end dining that promises the utmost of ingredient awareness. Check out our five favourite vegan restaurants in London right here.....
The van in yellow: Rupert's Street
When it comes to vegan food in London, no-one quite understands the importance of ethos quite like Rupert's Street. Street food scoffin' on the move, catch up with this beaming yellow van and indulge in sustainable dishes that truly make plight against the impact of the meat industry. Snag dishes the likes of a mushroom and nut burger, a squash and quinoa latke or spicy bean balls on brown rice.
Ultimate vegan Japanese food: Itadakizen
While many know that the Japanese fishing industry has ways to go when it comes to sustainability, by no means is their vegan offering suffering in London, not with Itadakizen at the hungry helm. A must if you're a vegan with Eastern passion, head on down to their King's Cross favourite for moreish and organic dishes the likes of harumaki spring rolls, vegetable and seaweed sushi, soybean miso soup and mannayo medicinal hot sauce.
Informal, yet kinda decadent dining: Manna
Perfect for the vegetarian and vegan combo, Manna may hail itself as informal, but this is just the jaunt for those that want vegan dining with a prim, restaurant edge. A Primose Hill plot, Manna is not only one of the most established vegetarian restaurants in the UK, their gluten free dishes, organic stance and plates of enchilada lasagne, mezze and veatballs are consistently a vegan hit.
East London enthusiasts: CookDaily
Shoreditch used to be a sight for sore burger eyes, churning out charred meat and buns aplenty, until CockDaily came along. Kicking up a vegan storm in the heart of Boxpark, this unique unit is churning out small bowls and dishes that have been sending vegan kids cuckoo in East London. Try their raw bowl with tamari sesame dressing, their Rainbowl stir-fry or their Hardbowl with yam and wholemeal dumplings.
Spoil your vegan silly: Vanilla Black
Gourmet, plush and sometimes pricey, vegans that want to spoil themselves to a meal in London should head to the art-deco inspired innards of Vanilla Black. Established, renowned and boasting plates that echo art and responsible sourcing combined, vegans (on their very own menu) can gorge to their hearts content on dishes the likes of Cauliflower, Fennel Pollen and Pistachio with Apple Purée, or Sweet Potato and Puy Lentil 'Dhal'.