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We asked London’s most influential vegans to recommend us their favourite vegan restaurants and cafés.

Here are the vegan restaurants they think you should be trying.

1. Mildred’s, various locations

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Having graced Soho for almost thirty years, Mildred’s is one of the best-loved vegan restaurants in town. They can count Blue Ollis amongst their many fans, who have helped Mildred’s to spread to Camden, Dalston, and King’s Cross. Here, your plant-based food comes in the guise of Sri Lankan curries, halloumi burgers, and even peanut butter chocolate mousse cake. Whoever said eating clean was boring clearly never ate here…

Four locations across London, find your nearest one here.

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2. Pied a Terre, Fitzrovia

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This luxurious, Michelin-starred restaurant near Goodge Street is highly-regarded for its veggie-friendly haute cuisine. They offer both a vegetarian and vegan five-course tasting menu which are perfect for a fancy fine-dining date with the vegan in your life!

3. 222 Veggie Vegan, West Kensington

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This West Kensington joint was on our radar even before Vegan London kindly recommended it, and for good reason. Whilst everything is low-fat, low-salt, and non-GM, they don’t skimp on flavour. Prepare to waddle out of here, particularly if you choose the all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet; more vegan food than you could possibly manage, all for £10.

222 North End Road, West Kensington, W14 9NU. Nearest station is West Brompton.

4. Comptoir V, Kensal Green

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Comptoir V aims to appeal to vegans and meat-eaters alike, and it’s fair to say the menu has us pretty much hooked. The food draws influences from all over the world, and features signature dishes with Middle Eastern and North African origins. Quite simply, Comptoir V is one of the best reasons to head to Kensal Green we’ve yet heard.

1 Keslake Mansions, 12 Station Terrace, NW10 5RU. Nearest station is Kensal Green.

5. Fed By Water, Dalston

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Brought to our attention by Secret London’s resident vegan Asli, Fed By Water is a modern Italian restaurant specialising in clean eating. Their commitment runs so deep that they use only purified water during the cooking process. So when you leave this place, you’ll be extra healthy – and stuffed full of delicious pasta, of course.

64 Kingsland High St, Dalston, E8 2LX. Nearest station is Dalston Kingsland.

6. Rasa, Stoke Newington

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Another recommendation from inside Secret London HQ, this is where we’re heading next time we fancy a curry. Rasa serves up incredible vegetarian and vegan dishes from southern India, deservedly winning plaudits for doing so. A wide selection of curries forms the basis of the menu, and the battered banana boli with a peanut and ginger dip makes for a delicious starter. You won’t be able to walk past without being intrigued – particularly since the exterior is a vibrant shade of pink.

They have two restaurants, but the Stoke Newington one is more vegan-friendly. Find it at 55 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AR. Nearest station is Stoke Newington.

7. Wulf & Lamb, Chelsea

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“Run with the wolves, eat with the lambs” is the ethos of Wulf & Lamb, and it seems like Not So Quiet Grrl (aka Nadia) has been running with the wolves. She was kind enough to tell us about this place, which offers smashing breakfasts as well as hearty mains. There also happens to be a mango and passionfruit cheesecake with our name written on it…

243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, SW1X 0BP. Nearest station is Sloane Square.

8. Mooshies, Shoreditch

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This vegan burger joint is quickly becoming one of the darlings of Brick Lane. Choose one of the burgers, load up on some sides, and contemplate why you didn’t make the switch to veganism earlier. Hmm, it was probably bacon. It usually is…

104 Brick Lane, E1 6RL. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.

9. St Margaret’s House Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green

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Out in Bethnal Green, you’ll find the community and charity hub known as St Margaret’s House. Here, you can do yoga or take an art class, but we’d recommend heading straight to the cafe. Start with breakfast – either the vegan full English or a stack of American-style pancakes should do nicely – and watch it get better from there. Absolutely everything here is vegan, so kiss a not-so-fond goodbye to the days of going off-menu!

St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL. Nearest station is Bethnal Green.

10. Cafe Van Gogh, Brixton

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Emmeline Hundleby, who runs vegan parenting website Little V Big V, sang the praises of Cafe Van Gogh, reputed to have the best vegan Sunday roast in south London. Whilst that may be true, our eyes went straight to the jerk plantain and never really left. It’s just one of several top-notch vegan dishes you’ll on the menu, and since the profits are reinvested into programmes for the local community, eating here is a deliciously good deed.

88 Brixton Road, SW9 6BE. Nearest station is Oval.

11. Genesis, Shoreditch

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A recent addition to the capital’s crop of vegan restaurants, Genesis is a plant-powered trot across the globe. Encompassing cuisines as disparate as Thai, American, and Middle Eastern, this place has been winning plaudits from vegans and carnivores alike. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a fetching shade of millennial pink, either. Find out more here.

144 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, E1 6NU. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.

Looking for something quicker? We also got recommendations for vegan restaurants specialising in fast food!

12. Temple of Seitan, Hackney

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Fried chicken without the guilt? We like the way Hannah Sierp‘s mind works, just as much as we like Temple of Seitan. This palace of vegan junk food is a great plant-based treat any time of day, but if you add chips and gravy, it becomes the perfect end-of-night food for vegans on the town. Temple of Hackney is their current shop, but north London vegans should keep their eyes peeled for the new Temple of Camden, set to open later this month.

Temple of Hackney is at 10 Morning Lane, E9 6NA, and the nearest station is Hackney Central.

13. CookDaily, Shoreditch

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To Happy Vegans were only too happy to recommend CookDaily, the Boxpark eatery that also counts JME and Professor Green as fans. A storming range of vegan lunch bowls are the star of the show, spanning every cuisine from Caribbean to Thai. Head to Shoreditch or Croydon to get your hands on one of these bad boys. (Also featured in our list of the best restaurants in Shoreditch.)

Boxpark Shoreditch is at 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY, and the nearest station is Shoreditch High Street. You’ll find Boxpark Croydon at 99 George Street, CR0 1LD, and the nearest station is East Croydon.

14. Young Vegans, Camden

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Any carnivores starting to regret their Veganuary journey should drop everything and head here. Though you won’t find any meat, there’s nothing quite like a hearty pie to satisfy your hunger, and Young Vegans’ pie and mash has quickly become a staple of Camden Market. They open seven days a week, so you can fit a cheeky pie week in the midst of Veganuary.

60 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF. Nearest station is Camden Town.

15. La Gelatiera, Covent Garden or Stratford

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You’ll need dessert to top off all that planty goodness, and Vegan Coach Karen thinks she’s found the best spot. La Gelatiera in Covent Garden serves up scoops of amazing gelato, including some seriously tempting vegan flavours. Dark chocolate and chilli? We’ll be having some of that, please and thank you.

The original branch is in Covent Garden, at 27 New Row, WC2N 4LA (nearest station is Leicester Square). They’ve opened a new shop at 1 West Park Walk, East Village, Stratford, E20 1DH, and the nearest station is Stratford International.

16. by CHLOE.

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Since we first made this list, London’s slate of vegan restaurants has been bolstered by the arrival of the USA’s most hyped vegan chain. Amongst the Insta-worthy decors, you’ll find some of London’s best vegan fast food, including their famous Guac Burger. by Chloe’s arrival in the UK has also led to the creation of a British menu, featuring classics like fish and chips, and shepherds pie, with a vegan twist.

Their first spot arrived in Covent Garden, at 34-43 Russell Street, WC2B 5HA (nearest station is Covent Garden). Recently, they’ve opened their Tower Bridge location, at 

17. The Vurger Co

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Ok, so I’m not a vegan, but I ate here and I’ll be the one recommending it to you. Previously a pop-up, The Vurger Co secured funding for a permanent spot, and you’ll be celebrating too once you’ve had a taste of their vegan burgers. You can’t go wrong with The Classic, although The Holy Habanero will do nicely for those who can handle the spice. Add a side of mac and cheese, and one of their sinfully good mylkshakes, and you’ve got yourself one fabulous feast.

6 Richmix Square, Cygnet Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LD. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.

18. Sutton and Sons, Hackney

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The Great British chippy isn’t a regular vegan haunt, but Sutton and Sons are out to change that. Their Hackney spot reopened without a scrap of meat in sight, and the result is one of the city’s most hyped vegan restaurants. Fish and chips, scampi, and prawn cocktails are available, and they’re incredibly convincing. Read all about it here.

218 Graham Road, Hackney, E8 1BP. Nearest station is Hackney Central.

Got room for more vegan goodness? Scoff down some of London’s most indulgent vegan foods to really up your Veganuary game.

Featured image: @klaraboglarka

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We admit it. On our way into the office this morning, we strode straight past this savvy ad for Charlie Brooker’s latest Black Mirror episode.

After all, retro-style pop-ups flogging 80s vinyls and cooler-than-thou zines and tees, aren’t exactly a rare sight in Old Street station.

Only later on did the penny drop: Bandersnatch is the eponymous name of the new adventure Netflix episode, in which a young developer battles mental demons, while adapting a sci-fi novel into a game.

It’s set in 1984 — a possible nod to the George Orwell dystopia.

The stunt is reminiscent of sightings last year, when a retro WH Smith materialised in Croydon — along with a throwback Wimpy’s, Pizza Hut and Chelsea Girl. Except, these were sets for Bandersnatch filming, whereas Old Street’s pop-up seems to be essentially a 3D billboard — partly designed to lure writers into excitedly publishing articles on their websites… oh, DAMN YOU, BROOKER!

“Do you know if it ever opens?” one passer-by asked us, keen to buy one of the t shirts hanging behind the counter. But Brooker works in mysterious ways, and we’re guessing that this sign hasn’t budged all day:

Yeah right

More billboards advertising the fictional games Bandersnatch, Valdack’s Revenge and gaming company Tuckersoft can be found on nearby Leonard Street.

Like every episode of Black Mirror, Bandersnatch is an unsettling concept, perhaps exacerbated this time, given that the viewer is handed the narrative reins. Yet one thing here troubles us more than anything else. This spelling of stationery:

Grammar blunder or yet another Brooker easter egg, we wonder? Almost certainly the latter.

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http://bestofbristol.co/behind-the-scenes-at-thatchers-cider/

I have a confession to make… I’m a cider snob. I like it dry or medium-dry, and cloudy – with the heady scent of fermented apples still brimming in the glass. The kind of cider that’s been greasing the wheels of agriculture and industry in Somerset for centuries. Not for me, the sugary, sweet, supermarket […]

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Great love our city

https://londonist.com/london/film/a-black-mirror-bandersnatch-shop-has-appeared-in-old-street

We admit it. On our way into the office this morning, we strode straight past this savvy ad for Charlie Brooker’s latest Black Mirror episode.

After all, retro-style pop-ups flogging 80s vinyls and cooler-than-thou zines and tees, aren’t exactly a rare sight in Old Street station.

Only later on did the penny drop: Bandersnatch is the eponymous name of the new adventure Netflix episode, in which a young developer battles mental demons, while adapting a sci-fi novel into a game.

It’s set in 1984 — a possible nod to the George Orwell dystopia.

The stunt is reminiscent of sightings last year, when a retro WH Smith materialised in Croydon — along with a throwback Wimpy’s, Pizza Hut and Chelsea Girl. Except, these were sets for Bandersnatch filming, whereas Old Street’s pop-up seems to be essentially a 3D billboard — partly designed to lure writers into excitedly publishing articles on their websites… oh, DAMN YOU, BROOKER!

“Do you know if it ever opens?” one passer-by asked us, keen to buy one of the t shirts hanging behind the counter. But Brooker works in mysterious ways, and we’re guessing that this sign hasn’t budged all day:

Yeah right

More billboards advertising the fictional games Bandersnatch, Valdack’s Revenge and gaming company Tuckersoft can be found on nearby Leonard Street.

Like every episode of Black Mirror, Bandersnatch is an unsettling concept, perhaps exacerbated this time, given that the viewer is handed the narrative reins. Yet one thing here troubles us more than anything else. This spelling of stationery:

Grammar blunder or yet another Brooker easter egg, we wonder? Almost certainly the latter.

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If there’s a man in your life, or in the parental unit of your family, where does he sit in the stack of Christmas presents you have to buy? It saddens me that my great man, who I love, is now not the recipient of the first gifts in my basket, because, that’s now the kids. He’s not changed, and nor have I, so, why do men in your life become harder to buy presents for…

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Torwood House School in Redland, Bristol is celebrating winning this year’s Design a Road Safety Banner Competition run by local promotional product company and school uniform supplier Recognition Express.

The eye-catching design by eight-year-old, Vinnie Seagrove, showcases this year’s BRAKE Road Safety Week theme: Bike Smart.  The winning entry was selected amongst hundreds received from local primary schools and Torwood House was presented with a 2m x 1m size banner of Vinnie’s design to display at the school during Road Safety Week  which took place on 19th – 25th November.

Vinnie also received a special trophy for his achievement and the school was presented with more than 30 high visibility drawstring bags for pupils, all donated by Recognition Express.

This is the tenth year running that Recognition Express has supported BRAKE Road Safety Week and invited local pupils to design a Road Safety Banner for display at their school.

On presenting the banner to the school, Recognition Express director Matt Richardson explained:

“This competition is one of the highlights of our year and we really look forward to receiving the children’s designs.  The results are always fantastic, and we are sure that Vinnie’s banner will encourage people to think more about road safety and especially those on two wheels.”

Children aged 4 to 11 were asked to design a banner conveying a road safety message of their choice drawn from this year’s Road Safety Week theme: Bike Smart. Over 3000 entries were received nationally, and Vinnie was one of just 12 winners across the country.

Road Safety Week runs from 19-25 November. It is the UK’s biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities.

This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of being vigilant to those on two wheels. The number of cyclists is continuing to increase and yet these individuals still remain incredibly vulnerable to death and injury. Drivers will be targeted with a plea to look out for those on two wheels and to fully utilise the ‘latest life-saving technologies’ in their vehicles.

Brake is an independent national road safety charity which exists to stop the deaths and serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes.

Brake produces educational road safety literature, runs community training programmes and runs events including Road Safety Week (19-25 November 2018).

Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum provides up-to-date fleet safety resources to fleet managers and runs a year-round programme of events. Brake’s support division cares for road crash victims through a help line and other services.

Recognition Express was established in the UK in 1979 and is now the European market leader in corporate recognition products.

It is the UK’s leading franchise specialising in badge manufacture, signs, business gifts, plaques and promotional products, plus a full range of branded and corporate clothing, school uniforms and personalised sports clothing.

Useful road safety videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV84viOy3ok  – For drivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HTi8ZI6l04 – For cyclists

https://www.youtube.com/user/BrakeGlobal/videos  – BRAKE charity youtube page

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who else loves Bristol ?

http://bestofbristol.co/behind-the-scenes-at-thatchers-cider/

I have a confession to make… I’m a cider snob. I like it dry or medium-dry, and cloudy – with the heady scent of fermented apples still brimming in the glass. The kind of cider that’s been greasing the wheels of agriculture and industry in Somerset for centuries. Not for me, the sugary, sweet, supermarket […]

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who else believes Brizzle is a fantastic place to live ?

http://thebristolparent.com/2018/12/your-next-task-his-present/

If there’s a man in your life, or in the parental unit of your family, where does he sit in the stack of Christmas presents you have to buy? It saddens me that my great man, who I love, is now not the recipient of the first gifts in my basket, because, that’s now the kids. He’s not changed, and nor have I, so, why do men in your life become harder to buy presents for…

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Christmas Things To Do in Bristol 2018 Do you fancy something a bit different for your staff Christmas party this year? Forget Christmas lunch, turkey and Brussel sprouts! make this Staff Christmas party one to remember for all the right … Continue reading

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Discover the Hardware collection, available from January 2019 at Dr. Martens in Broadmead.

Hardware

For SS19 Dr. Martens is delving further into its counter-culture heritage and repurposing hardware elements for a modern audience. Hardware encompasses everything from buckles and zips to straps and rivets and is, by its very nature, subversive. In streetwear, alternative tribes are fusing over-the-top harnesses and fastenings with more contemporary, urban elements.

They say: “Hardware feels very modern which is why we’re exploring it in so much of our footwear.”

There’s the 8-eye Caspian boot, crafted from smooth leather and featuring an in-your-face double-buckle strap and thick sole. The shorter-rise Sinclair with its exaggerated, chunky Quad Retro sole. And the uniquely-silhouetted Caraya shoe complete with ribbon laces, D-ring details and black welt-stitch. These arresting Docs blend a staggering number of influences – from rocker to punk to gothic – and bring it all together in a fresh new take.

dr martens hardware

All their Hardware footwear bears all the DNA of Dr. Martens durability – from the Goodyear welt and iconic stitching to the tough-as-boots leather. This is rugged hardware for the customising generation.

About Dr.Martens

The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line of 1 April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.

Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.

The simple silhouette allows people to customise each pair; while on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.

The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made in England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth.

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