Top 5 Vegan Eats in London

Gone are the days where being vegan was difficult to eat out. London has you covered from vegan burgers to healthy salads. Be prepared to be overwhelmed!

If you are visiting London, we strongly suggest jumping on a forum on Facebook and asking for opinions, or alternatively shoot us a message.

Our top picks (in no particular order)

 

  1. Deliciously Ella- It’s an obvious one to have this one on the list, there isn’t anything Ella can’t do. We are big fans of DE and have been for quite some time. We own her cookbooks, listen to her podcasts, so visiting her Deli for the first time was quite an experience. It’s slightly more on the expensive side, but you are paying for quality, location and their ethos.The deli is full of wholesome, plant based meals and delicious hot drinks.  If you own one of her cook books, you’ll be able to taste your way through Ella’s recipes. Don’t worry, there something for both sweet and savoury lovers! We LOVE the corn fritters and can’t go past a brownie on the go.

 

  1. Black Cat Café- Tucked away in Hackney, this is an all vegan café that is gives off a very hipster vibe. You’ll feel immediately like a local the second you enter this quirky space. The menu is written up on a chalkboard and gets changed up when needed. I went for both breakfast and lunch and prefer the lunch menu. They have a great selection of cakes and savoury goods. Portion sizes are really reasonable and its well priced.If you are a student or a freelancer, there is space to plug in your lappy whilst you much. If the vegetable pancake is on whist you are there, GET IT for us. Please and thank you! It’s a winner.
  1. Purezza- The place to take non vegans and don’t tell them it’s vegan! You know what we are talking about. The cheese is so good, they won’t even know whats hit them!Be prepared to wait for a while (it’s that popular). The dough is made from sourdough and is baked in a wood fire oven (how all good pizza should be). Take a few friends so you can try a range of different pizzas. P.S the cocktails are totally worth taking the tube.

 

 

  1. Eat By Chloe- Consider it a plant based diner, but fancy! You may have heard of this place or even visited them in New York. A delicious foodie spot with a fun, colourful vibe. They have everything from hot dogs, salads, drinks, sides and treats. You can’t go wrong with anything they make. Lets be real here… they have nailed the menu. Theres two locations to choose, Convent Garden and Tower Bridge. So you don’t have to travel too far for a delicious meal.

 

  1. Tibits- If eating the rainbow is your thing, this place is for you. An all vegetarian and vegan buffet, is a popular spot for a lunch. Choose from salads, hot dishes, a heap of vegetable and of course some dessert.

 

Top Vegan Bali Eats

WHERE WE ATE IN BALI

 

First of all, be prepared to be overwhelmed with choice. Everywhere you go, you will find vegan options. It’s really normal in Bali and very much the “new norm”.

In all honesty, we tend to avoid the touristy areas and headed straight to Ubud and Canggu. Both of which have incredible options. Where does one even start?

P.S The below are in no particular order.

 

UBUD 

Earth Café: A really beautiful place to wind down and enjoy a meal of any cuisine. They have everything from pizzas to traditional Indonesian food.

If you are after a place to collect some tasty treats or goods, this is the place to go. They even have movie nights, where you can enjoy a raw slice and chill out. 

Zest:

The favourite of the trip! Absolutely love the atmosphere, space, vibe and of course the food. Spoilt for choice, from savoury to sweet. A space to sit for hours and look over beautiful Ubud. In terms of the menu, you really cant go wrong. However we went twice and ordered the tapioca flat bread. Our theory is to always try and order something you can’t make at home.

There is PLENTY of yummy raw cakes and healthy tonics too.

Clear Café: The space is very inviting, with a real Instagram worthy vibe. If you crave healthy, raw food… this is the place for you. Plenty to choose from, including all different types of cuisines. We enjoyed a burrito and a raw pizza. P.S Yay for having wine bottles full of kombucha.

Falafel Warung: Got to get your falfel fix when on holiday! These guys know whats up. Build your own pita pocket or salad. Add a pita this and a pita that. For fresh, healthy food that’s quick, this is one to pop in.


Image by Falafel Warung

Kokolato World: Raw, healthy vegan icecream. We went here twice, it was really light and refreshing. Not Bali prices, you pay for the product but it’s a really refreshing spot to go after a big dinner.

Vegan Cooking Class: Thisis a MUST DO! For an incredibly authentic, unique experience, make sure you book this.

You’ll get to visit the local organic market and try all the fruit, then go to the organic farm where you will pick your own organic herbs and veggies. And we haven’t even gotten to the cooking yet! You will prepare, make and taste 2 starters, 3 mains and a dessert. We suggest going hungry! Amazing value and you get to walk away with all the recipes to cook back home. You can review our experience here.

https://balifarmcooking.com/

 CANGGU

 

GIVE: Love, love, LOVE this place. It is owned by the same people as KYND, except does things a little differently.

With a mission to change the way people eat, think & GIVE. 100% Plant based with 100% of donations going to people and places that need itmost. Delicious and affordable Indonesian food, smoothie bowls or just a really relaxing place to enjoy a coffee. We left feeling very content, grateful and reflective.

Peloton Super Shop:

A mix of different food, from healthy Buddha bowls, local cuisine to a mock meat burger, there isn’t much this place doesn’t offer. If you like to eat the rainbow, you’ll love this! We found it hard to choose, as it all just looked so good.

Take a few friends and order a spread. You won’t regret it!

 

Plant Cartel:

A newer kid on the block, but not one to be missed. Think American Diner (but 100% plant based). All those meals you crave when hung over, but take away the animals, fat and replace it with plant-based products. The ultimate space to take a boyfriend, dad, or friend that doesn’t believe vegan food can actually taste good. We tried a range of burgers, loaded fries, sides and shakes. Our top pick was the jackfruit chickn nuggets and the cheeseburger.

 

Merah Putih: Blown away with the incredible vegan options. We went here for a fancier dinner and could not fault it. The space, the service and the food were insanely good. Recommended to us by Plant Proof. The dishes are made up of vegetables, traditional cuisine and flavours. Total proof that vegetables can be incredibly satisfying and versatile. Make sure you try the tempeh pancake. Great place to order a heap and share.

The Shady Shack: If you only have a bit of time in Canggu, add this beautiful shack to the list! It offers an earthy vibe with good quality food. Plenty of snacks, raw treats and killer smoothies! Take a book and wind down in the relaxed space. Whatever you do, GET A COOKIE! Maybe 10… and bring us home some too.

 

Mad Pops Bali: It’s no gelato blue, but we love the atmosphere and choice of flavours. All their gelato is vegan and a vegan cone option is available to. It’s too hard to choose one flavour, so we recommend a double scope. Because…HOLIDAYS

 

 

SOME HELPFUL TIPS WHEN GOING TO BALI:

  • Do your research!
  • Always wear a helmet 
  • Avoid high tourist areas (if thats your thing)
  • Be cautious of your possessions
  • Don’t get your money exchanged at a back alley money exchanger (we learnt the hard way)
  • Plan your foodie spots, there is a LOT!

    If you are heading to Canggu, we strongly suggest checking out LILA .

 

Where To Eat Vegan In Fiji

By Renee Buckingham

If you are like me and love tasty, wholesome food (who doesn’t), then eating right is important to you. Within reason of course because… cassava chips.

On my recent trip to Fiji I discovered a range of delicious food. Most restaurants and cafes were happy to

accommodate for vegans. Worst case you can just opt for the cassava chips and pina coladas (check for cream, of course).

We flew into Nadi and stayed on Denarau Island. On bo

oking we advised the hotel  that we were vegan, which I would 100% recommend doing so. On arrival we were greeted at the Westin by the head chef at the resort who spoke to us about what options were available, but also that he would let all the restaurants at the resort know that people

were staying who are on a vegan diet. This was a great help and made the stay a whole lot easier.

Here is a quick guide of where to go, what to order, and any other tips and tricks in navigating the options available around Nadi and Denarau:

FLYING FISH: Located at the Sheraton Resort. The chefs do their best to ensure vegans are looked after, even better if you can give them notice. We ended up with gnocchi, a heap of vegetable sides and tempura vegetables

. It is far from cheap, but after all you are on holidays. Go on, treat yourself.

HABIBI:  A cute, middle eastern gem hidden on the entrance to Nadi. The space is exactly what you’d be looking for after a busy day on the water, or exploring the Nadi hillside with an adorable fit out of floor and table seating. There is a white walled courtyard for some fresh air, and of course

sheishas everywhere! Take your shoes off and take a seat on the comfortable cushions with great c

ompany to share in a delicious range of traditional delicacies. We picked their falafels, a fresh salad, bread with babaganoush and crowd favourite – hummus. They could also offer us the vego pizza minus cheese. Definitely one to check out.

MAMACISTAS: The favourite meal of the trip. This place is all over trip advisor and we soon found out why. As with most Mexican food, it is easy to make it vegan by simply removing the cheese from veggie dishes. We ordered the fajitas and macho

nacho’s without cheese. The staff were all over it and the food came out incredibly fresh and fast. Located in the Wyndham Resort.

LULU’S: Located at Port Denarau, this cafe is a great place to soak up the view, enjoy a drink and some freshly prepared lunch. We ordered the Buddha sushi roll, tempura veggies and a local dish pulusami (one to check out).

KITCHEN GRILL: Located at the Westin, this is the perfect place for nights where you can’t be bothered to leave the resort (we don’t blame you). The bar on the edge of the water has a 4-6pm happy hour (Bula Hour!), and when you’re done with your fair share of mojitos, eat at the Kitchen Grill. We ordered the quinoa salad with a side of grilled corn and Fijian chips (a mix of cassava, taro, dahlo).

Another time we ate there we asked the waiter to make a vegan version of the pork tacos on the menu and ordered a garden salad to go along with it. As you’re paying $22 AUD for two relatively small tacos, don’t be afraid to ask for a larger serving. We did!

ZING: If you like a bit of spice, then be sure to visit Zing, also located at the Westin Hotel. The breakfast buffet turns into a spicy asian restaurant at night. We enjoyed a noodle stir fry, homemade dumplings and steamed greens. Again, nothing specifically vegan but easy to just ask for no fish or oyster sauce.

MALAMALA BEACH CLUB: No trip to Fiji is complete without a visit to one of the islands.. at the very least for the ‘gram. Suprsingly the food was tasty, with a few alterations to the menu they can prepare you some tasty meals. We enjoyed the soba noodle salad, mixed root vegetable chips and veggie samosas… which by the way, were delicious!

BULLACINO:  Located near the Sheraton, Bullacino’s is a quiet but expensive cafe. They have falafel plates, wraps and smoothies. We got two acai smoothie bowls and to be honest, they weren’t the best. But when ya craving them smoothies, you got to do what you got to do.

If you are after fresh organic veggies, snacks and co-yo there’s a small grocer next to Lulu’s on the port that

offers these.

The food isn’t cheap and you always have to add 25% tax on top of what you order. However, if you do your research and send some messages around to restaurants in advance of visiting you should be able to eat comfortably without having to make a scene on arrival.