• Test Driving Bubala - a Hot Dinners readers' favourite in Spitalfields

    bubala restaurant review london spitalfields

    This plant-based restaurant in Spitalfields is a big hit with Hot Dinners readers - we went to find out why.

  • Clapham's Counter culture gets a new vegan residency with Alter

    Clapham's Counter culture gets a new vegan residency with Alter

    It's time for a change at Counter Culture, the small restaurant next to The Dairy (and by the same people) which runs regularly changing residencies. This time it's the turn of Alter, for an all-vegan takeover. Alter is founded by Andy Hogben, who has previously worked at Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym’s and offers vegan food with street-food influences. 

    The menu will change over the period, but here's

  • Yard Sale are going vegan - but not just for January

    Yard Sale Vegan

    It is - as they say - Veganuary, when you're encouraged to go fully plant-based for a month. But Yard Sale Pizza are going one step further. They already have one popular vegan pizza on the menu - now they're adding three more as permanent additions. 

    The new pizzas are: 

    • American Hot - Tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, vegan pepperoni (which they've created themselves) & guindilla chillies
  • Million Pound Menu's Jay Morjaria is previewing dishes from JAE at Hovarda

    jay morjaria at hovarda soho

    Ever since featuring on My Million Pound Menu, chef Jay Morjaria's plant-based food has been in demand. Now the chef, who is currently working on plans to open his own standalone restaurant JAE, will be previewing dishes from that restaurant in Soho.

    For January Jay will be taking over the kitchens at Hovarda every lunchtime. His completely vegan, East Asian menu will include dishes like:

    • Chicory, kohlrabi and carrot salad with
  • Kingston Kigali are serving up their Rwandan Jamaican vegan food to Peckham Levels

    Kingston Kigali Peckham Levels

    New to Peckham Levels is Kingston Kigali, an East African and Caribbean inspired food vendor. It's run by Stacey Uwimana who combines her own Rwandese Mukiga heritage with her business partner Salma's British Jamaican background to serve up vegan food with a difference.

    Inspired by the food they eat at home, they've come up with an offering intended to put Rwandan food on the map. "We aim... to get people discovering the beauty of a

  • Simplicity Burger, Neil Rankin’s plant-based burger restaurant to open in Brick Lane

    Simplicity Burger, Neil Rankin’s plant-based burger restaurant to open in Brick LaneAcclaimed chef Neil Rankin has spent eight months working on the secret ingredients for a unique plant-based burger, which will feature on the menu at his new environmentally-friendly restaurant, Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane.

  • Earthling Ed's Unity Diner moves to a bigger Spitalfields site

    Unity diner opens in Wentworth Street in SpitalfieldsVegan activist Earthling Ed's Unity Diner is moving on to bigger things - leaving the original Hoxton Market premises for a larger site in Spitlafields. But the full plant-based menu is the same. 

  • Brewdog team up with Biff’s Jack Shack to make BrewDog Dalston their first vegan bar

    biffs jack shack opens at brewdog dalston

    If beer and burgers are a match made in heaven, then vegan beer and vegan burgers must be the equivalent of nirvana for East London. That's presumably the thought process behind a new collaboration between BrewDog and Biff's Jack Shack.

    The two companies have teamed up to make the brewer's Dalston location the group's first wholly vegan bar. So they'll be serving up vegan jackfruit based ‘junk’ food along with an exclusively

  • Jake's Vegan Steaks bring their Philly Cheezesteak to a permanent spot on Holloway Road

    jake's vegan steaks opens on Holloway RoadHaving grown a huge fan base for their vegan Philly cheezesteaks, this plant-based street food trader has opened its first permanent spot on Holloway Road.

  • Huge drugs bust at Gatwick turns out to be Purezza's vegan cake mix

    drugs bust vegan cake mix gatwick

    British Transport Police thought they'd made a massive drugs bust this week when a suitcase stuffed with bags of powder was found at Gatwick Airport Station.

    The only trouble is that the dodgy looking 25 bags weren't filled with a Class A substance but, rather more boringly instead, a huge quantity of vegan cake mix. It turned out to

  • Lewis Hamilton gets into the plant-based burger biz with Neat Burger

    Lewis Hamilton gets into the Plant-based burger biz with Neat BurgerAlready one of the more famous vegans, Lewis Hamilton is now opening his very own plant-based burger restaurant, Neat Burger, just off Regent Street. 

  • Brixton's Halo Burger launches a vegan deep-fried Magnum

    Brixton's Halo Burger launches a vegan deep-fried Magnum

    Already getting respect for serving up one of London's best plant-based burgers, Halo Burger in Brixton has just put another couple of items on the menu that both sound a bit special. 

    First up is the "THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Nuggets" using on the plant-based chicken that THIS™ produce (made to be as close to chicken as possible) with a choice of BBQ sauce, signature sauce, ketchup or mayo.

    But it's the

  • By Chloe. is opening more vegan restaurants - this time at Oxford Circus and the O2

    bychloeoxAmerican import by Chloe. are doing pretty well in London and are opening two more of their fast food vegan restaurants here. 

  • KFC is unleashes its vegan Imposter burger in London

    KFC is finally unleashing its vegan burger in London

    Update 3/7/19 - after selling out in three days, the burger is now back in stock

    It was only a matter of time - now KFC is getting in on the whole vegan trend. So if you've moved over to a plant-based diet but sometimes have the intense craving for some of Colonel Sanders chicken (we all do at some point) then now you can head on back for your fix. 

    The new burger is called "The Imposter" in an "I see

  • Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner returns to Camden market, and they're bringing a vegan shake bar

    Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner returns to Camden market, and they're bringing a vegan shake bar 

    If you've been missing Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner since they closed for relocation in Camden Market, then you'll be very happy to know that they're now back in a much larger site, still within the market. 

    And that bigger size means that more is on offer - the biggest change being the addition of a vegan shake bar. That'll be serving up vegan freak-shakes made


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