Legendary bar and venue Strongroom know how to create the perfect environment for their vegan diners by offering top-notch music and a menu that features plenty of mouthwatering plant-based junk food. Snuggle up with a quinoa burger, miso cauliflower wings and a bowl of poutine as you're serenaded by some of London's best new musicians.
Vegan Junk Food in London
Gone are the days when veggie burgers were glorified potato products and vegans felt unfulfilled when searching for the perfect hangover cure. As veganism continues to thrive in London, restaurants are serving up more of what the people want, and sometimes that's just good ol' fashioned junk food. Now, vegans can satisfy those fast food cravings with a stacked 'bleeding' burger, hearty seitan hotdog or piles of spicy tacos. Check out our recommendations of London's best vegan junk food, so you can chow down happy.
The Four Quarters is not only a haven for retro gaming in Peckham, but it also offers high-quality fast food feasting. Chomp on stacked burgers, seitan wings and mouthwatering corn dogs while shooting up zombies or zooming through the Mario Universe.
Harlem Soul are bringing the very essence of NYC to East London with their menu of all-American soul food. Expect to find vegan-friendly burgers, fries and bar snacks, accompanied by an ample drinks selection and regular parties to really bring the bar and restaurant to life.
The NYC-inspired Dirty Bones aren't shy a vegan dish or three, churning out everything from their Vegan Classic with a Moving Mountains® plant-based burger, to Buffalo Aubergine in an agave Buffalo hot sauce served over an almond yogurt ranch dressing.
The Spread Eagle in Homerton was named London's first 100% vegan pub, and with Club Mexicana at the helm, its junk food game is strong. Head on down at the weekend and you'll get to chow down on a mouthwatering brunch of vegan chicken and waffles with smokey bacon, along with piles of nachos and melted cheese, and soulful brekkie burritos.
Deptford haunt The Full Nelson serves exclusively meat-free grub, with vegan alternatives available for all dishes. Head on down for a tasty craft brew and chunky faux chicken burger, or a delightful boozy brunch with heaps of pancakes, 'eggs' Benedict or the Full Nelson breakfast for the perfect hangover fix.
This trendy Shoreditch eatery specialises in fast food and casual comfort food, perfect for those junk food cravings. Using 100% plant-based ingredients that come from a good source, Genesis create mouthwatering creations from across the globe, from burgers to banh mi, curries to tacos, delicious.
Brewdog have not only perfected a vegan craft brewskie, but they've gone so far as kick-off a meat-free Mondays campaign with 2-4-1 deal on their plant-based food offerings across all their bars. Tuck into one of their chunky burgers for the perfect way to dispel those start-of-the-week blues, and recover from a heavy weekend.
NYC vegan hangout byCHLOE is all about guilt-free junk food, offering mouthwatering burgers, cookies and hot breakfasts with quality ingredients, so it almost feels healthy. Indulge in a pesto meatball sub, a full vegan roast or their take on classic fish and chips with crispy tofu, homemade mushy peas and tartar sauce.
This trendy pub has a welcoming feel and laid-back aesthetic, and its approach to vegan junk food is no different. Offering simple yet innovative classics, The Blacksmith and The Toffee Maker serve up tantalising creations such as their take on a fish finger sandwich, the Tofish and Kimchi burger.