A new two-storey vegan spot in East London with a lengthy drinks menu, lots of international food and an ingredients list that's so organic, it's certified by the Soil Association.
Seb Lyall, the brains behind London's naked restaurant and Bletchley Park cocktail bar, is at it again with a whole, 200-cover space to play with on Hackney's Mare Street. First up - an arcade that rewards, or punishes you, with shots, depending on how well you play.
Top news for vegans with a sweet tooth - Byron Burgers are launching a new pop-up milkshake bar that’s 100% vegan, running for 10 days just outside Oxford Circus Tube. They’ll be churning out all manner of extra-thick milkshakes, that are dairy-free and vegan-friendly, including some everyone's favourite calorie bomb, the freakshake, with customisable toppings. And if you’re not sure what a freakshake is,
London's booming veggie and vegan scene throws up another East End opening as Buffalo diner offers a casual, entirely plant-based dining experience.
Burgers plus an extensive vegan menu at the new Haggerston branch of Stokey Bears.
Shoreditch's Vegan Nights market is set to go next level for August as part of a new vegan lifestyle festival at The Old Truman Brewery. Running for the whole of the month, V For says they're aimed at vegans, vegetarians and the V curious (their term, not ours) with fitness, shopping and food events running throughout the festival.
On the food front, in addition to Vegan Nights' usual traders there are a couple of interesting new folk. Key among those is
East London's popular vegan Chinese restaurant Mao Chow broke the hearts of plant eaters across town when its last pop-up at Pamela finished. But now owner Julian Denis whose self-proclaimed "inauthentic Chinese Food" broke Instagram with shots of incredibly realistic looking vegan 'eggs' in various Chinese dishes has moved it to a more permanent footing.
They open at Behind the Wall in Hackney on Thursday for an
The popular US vegan chain is following up its first opening in Covent Garden with it's second at One Tower Bridge. Expect vegan fast food aplenty.
Reality TV stars Lucy and Tiffany Watson from Made in Chelsea are expanding their brand with a vegan restaurant for Parsons Green where they're hoping dishes like vegan "chicken" bites will attract a wide clientele.
From a new champagne bar in Primrose Hill to an all veggie menu in Islington, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
It's been an "interesting" period for Byron. It's probably fair to say that with their rapid expansion - not to mention hitting the headlines over immigration issues - they've lost some of the love that the British public had for them, back in the day.
But the burger chain is
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The latest section of the London food scene to chase the vegan pound is the chippy. And Stoke Newington's Sutton & Sons are first out of the gate. They're launching a new vegan menu with vegan ‘fish’ & chips.
They did some noodling around with ideas during Veganuary apparently and came up with the idea of using banana blossom which they say is "remarkably like the real thing due to a marinating process in seaweed to give the fresh seafood
Patty & Bun have just launched their first ever vegan burger. Intrigued? Well, if you're minded to go and try it this week, the Whoopi Goldburger consists of a tempeh (that's fermented from soya beans for the uninitiated - yes, we had to look it up) and mushroom fritter, topped with pickled cucumbers, diced onion, double smoked gouda cheese, mustard, ketchup and lettuce - all in a bonsoy milk bun.
Available at Patty & Bun Redchurch Street (or
London's vegans are getting their own Crosstown coffee and doughnut bar opening in the heart of the West End
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