Here are the best vegan restaurants in Spitalfields East London. London has long been leading the vegan game and the number of vegan eateries that have been sprouting up all over the city is a true testament to this.
Bubala, meaning ‘darling’ in Yiddish, brings vibrant dishes, complex flavours and textures to the Spitalfields food scene. The menu here is playful and rooted in the freshest veggies – no substitutes.
2. Club Mexicana
Yes, tacos can absolutely be vegan and delicious at the same time. Club Mexicana aims to tackle misconceptions about vegan food by pumping it up bold Mexican flavours. Think Jackfruit ‘ribs’, hickory smoked BBQ sauce, slaw, pink onions, and pickled jalapeños with garlic mayo.
As UK’s first Scandanavian inspired vegan cafe Dauns has been busy introducing the capital to Swedish food made the vegan way. Try the fika with cinnamon buns, tofish on toast bread, or anything else on the menu and you won’t believe its vegan.
Located inside the Leman Locke Hotel in Aldgate East, Alter draws inspiration from global street food cultures. Think korean ssam bap leaf wraps, kesar mango. sweet sticky rice and bibim guksu cold soba noodles. The mood here is relaxed dining, so it’s the perfect spot for gathering with friends over lunch or dinner.
Award-winning Merkamo brings a taste of East Africa to the capital. The small stall located inside the Spitalfields Market expertly fuses traditional Ethiopian cusine with modern flavours to create the most delectable vegan dishes that are flavourful, nutritious and satisfying. And the best part is that the food here is mostly gluten free too.
6. Tofu Vegan
At Tofu Vegan, a team of chefs from Sichuan, the Cantonese south of China and the northeastern Dongbei region create truly inspiring vegan menu made mostly from tofu, mushrooms and bean proteins. Dishes with bold flavours such as the stir-fried lamm with cumin and chilli or the pumpkin rice balls stuffed with lotus seeds paste will absolutely make you forget you’re eating vegan.