Round Up: 6 Summer Vegan Dishes

As we’re reaching the end of summer (or what was supposed to be the summer months)… it’s time for a bit of reflection on the good times I’ve had exploring the London restaurant scene. This summer I officially became vegan. It took me a few months (and a few slip ups) to make the transition…

Nama Foods

With the plant based diet becoming a health trend recently, Nama Foods is a jewel for the vegan scene in London, Notting Hill to be precise. You can find lots of the popular healthy eateries, including Farmacy and Planet Organic in this area. Not many restaurants can boast about including dishes made of raw foods…

Farmacy

Detoxifying, immune boosting, alkalising, liver cleansing – you know you’re in for some sort of healthy spin just from a quick skim of Farmacy’s extensive menu! The trendy, plant based restaurant in Notting Hill serves up a great range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, free from refined sugars, dairy, additives and chemicals. And annoyingly reservations….

The Gate

Vegetarian food is not typically associated with fine dining, however the number of vegetarian or vegan eateries serving up high quality food paired with the popularity of health conscious lifestyles is trending. The Gate is one of the most well known veggie restaurants in London featuring a menu of varied flavours inspired by French and Italian cuisines. Overall good food and it’s always fun to dine at a restaurant where you can eat everything on the menu. Great service overall but a few dishes were mediocre and overpriced.

Rating: 7/10
Reservations: Online via the website
Location: Islington. Closest station – Angel
Perfect for: a catch up with family/friends, date night, special occasion

Mildreds

An established vegetarian restaurant with branches in Soho and Camden. Extensive internationally inspired menu of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. Mildreds is a great place for vegetarians and non-vegetarians to try. It successfully demonstrates the variety of flavours vegetarian dishes have to offer. Small and slightly cramped with tightly packed tables but worth the wait for the delicious food and great service. Love a restaurant that can do vegetarian food well!

Reservations: No reservations at the Soho restaurant. For Camden bookings call 020 7482 4200.
Locations: Soho and Camden
Perfect for: Lunch or dinner, ideally in a small group.
Price: £15-30
Rating: 8/10