(Text and photos by Miret Padovani, a vegetarian food travel blogger.)
If you are considering a foodie city break in Europe, London is definitely an attractive option to consider. There are literally thousands of eateries to choose from. Whether it is Lebanese mezzeh or Japanese sushi you are craving, rest assured you won’t go hungry!
Such wide variety of food spots is awesome news for vegetarians as well. Below are three vegetarian-only restaurants. They are located in different parts of the city, though are all very central. If you are looking for a place to stay in the city for a few nights without breaking the bank, HostelWorld.com has some great accommodation options.
London’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, located in Primrose Hill, is a cozy spot if you are dining out with friends. You can order a few dishes to share, selecting among a wide range of starters, salads, main courses, and side dishes. Just to name a few: The ever-favorite jalapenos cashew cheese croquettes, vegetable tempura, crispy marinated tofu, and masala spiced salad. The choice is really big. As for dessert, Manna produces a range of homemade organic cakes. Not to be missed is the lemon blueberry cheesecake served with dark chocolate cream and almond anglaise.
The restaurant is located on Heddon Street, right off Regent Street, making it a perfect spot for lunch or a sweet treat while doing your shopping in the area. Tibits serves a pay-by-weight buffet, with over thirty different hot and cold dishes, including international dishes such as Peruvian quinoa salad and Thai tofu salad. Besides the savory buffet, there are many pastries and cakes to choose from and some of them are even vegan. In summer, try one of their exotic cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices, such as apple & cucumber mojito or the very British Pimm’s & Lemonade.
Wild Food Café
Perched above Neil’s Yard, Wild Food Café is a modern raw-centric eatery with an open kitchen. Diners can watch the cooks at work using techniques such as sprouting and dehydration while they prepare many of the raw specialties on the menu, from raw sandwiches to raw desserts. The few non-raw dishes, such as the soup of the day, are only heated to temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius. The drink menu includes smoothies as well as organic wines.