Top 5 Vegan & Vegetarian Food Spots In Shoreditch
Updated November 2016
If you’re looking for more than the average vegetarian menu option when you are out and about in Shoreditch this spring, then we’ve got some great suggestions for you. Take a look at our top 5 vegan and vegetarian food spots and take your pick.
Rasa – 55 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 OAR (photo credit: Rasa)
Specialising in delicious South Indian food, Rasa N16 may be small and cosy but it is one of the best known vegetarian restaurants in London. The trademark pink walls of Rasa provide a unique setting and serene atmosphere for guests, many of which are repeat customers. Therefore its not surprising to learn that Rasa means ‘taste’ in the sense of both food and the experience. A must try from this award winning vegetarian restaurant is ‘The Kerala Feast At Rasa’, an exquisite mix of flavours and textures in a Kerala Banquet. You get to sample a range of dishes and taste their specialities from pre-meal snacks, starters, curry selection, side dishes, rice, breads and traditional Keralian sweets. In fact, Rasa is so good that it has twice been given the title ‘Time Out Best Vegetarian Restaurant’.
The Hive – 286-290 Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9DA, UK (photo credit: The Hive)
Committed to providing the highest quality wine and organic vegan & vegetarian food in East London is The Hive (formally G&T Organic Cafe & Shop). It’s the ideal spot to stop for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack and grab a delicious glass of speciality wines or one of their cold pressed juices packed full of raw and organic goodness. As well as serving fresh and tasty food and wine, The Hive believe in using ingredients of sustainable agriculture and promoting small independent producers. They use ingredients that are grown ecologically and organically. You’ll soon be heading back for more of their mouth-watering selection of sweet bakes, raw treats, tofu sandwiches and salads – oh, and did we mention the wine?
Cook Daily – Unit 55, Boxpark, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6GY (photo credit: Cook Daily)
Fancy fast food, vegan style? Then head over to Boxpark and see the chefs at Cook Daily. You’ll find them in Unit 55, on the top level of the Boxpark in Shoreditch, the World’s first pop-up mall next to Shoreditch High Street serving delicious vegan food in a bowl. Chill and relax at Cook Daily, with imaginative vegan food prepared by the innovative chef appropriately named KingCookDaily. Choose from a vibrant selection of rice bowls and noodle dishes all 100% vegan, perfect to grab on the go at lunch time or savour on the way home in the evening. It’s no secret that JME and Skepta are fans!
The Gallery @ St. Margaret’s House – 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL (photo credit: The Gallery Cafe)
Culture, art and delicious vegan and vegetarian food all go hand in hand at The Gallery Café situated in St Margaret’s House, a community-based charity and home to many voluntary organisations and charities. The popular Gallery Café offers a quaint and cosy sanctuary in the winter but really comes into its own during the summer months with it suntrap garden where you can relax and enjoy vegan food all made in-house and locally sourced. With live music nights, cinema screenings and art exhibitions, there’s always a good excuse to get to the Gallery Café (not that you need one!).
Black Cat Cafe – 76 Clarence Rd, E5 8HB (photo credit: Black Cat Cafe)
Black Cat is a ‘100% vegan, not for profit café and shop in Hackney, London’, co-operatively run by volunteers who aim to promote an ethical lifestyle. Bohemian styled with tasty and fairly priced food you can’t go wrong, and there’s free wifi. They don’t have a standard menu as such but there is always a selection of soup, pie, burger, jacket potato and a chef’s plate (only £7.00) available on weekdays and a pizza night every Thursday. If you’re in Shoreditch at the weekend and looking for something to fill up on then the Black Cat vegan fry up breakfast is a must and served until 4pm.
These fantastic places to eat in Shoreditch all have something different to offer, but just go to prove that a vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite food!