London's 5 best: Vegetarian restaurants

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Stuck in a Google hole trying to find the best vegetarian restaurants in London? Overwhelmed by menus boasting spirulina-infused quinoa? Or avocado milk? (Both an actual thing).

Well, stop. Thanks to soaring global demand, eating quality vegetarian food is easier than ever, and can be green, nutrient-dense and really, really tasty. So with World Vegetarian Day right around the corner on October 1st, here’s our pick of the best vegetarian restaurants London has to offer.

Mildreds

Mildreds has been serving vegetarian comfort food since 1988 when it opened on the then-edgy Greek Street. Today, it has locations in Camden, King’s Cross, and Dalston as well - but the original Soho location is still the best.

Brave the queue for food that'll get the vegetarian juices flowing like gyoza dumplings, char-grilled artichoke crostini and chickpeas with Persian limes. And take if from us, you really won’t mind queueing for good stuff like this. 

The Gate

With locations in Marylebone, Islington, and Hammersmith, there’s a reason that The Gate has a reputation as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in London.

On the menu? Delicate starters such as artichoke terrine followed by hearty mains that range from aubergine schnitzel to barley and parsnip cake. Go on a Sunday for one of their moreish roasts: the root vegetable, chestnut, and sage wellington is a particular City Pantry favourite.

MOTHER

Serving up wholesome plant-based food that doesn't cost the earth since 2016, MOTHER is the type of restaurant that'll make Meat-Free Mondays become your everyday. With food to nourish you from the inside out - like a certain West African Spiced Peanut Curry we can't get enough of - this is one of the best vegan eateries in London and you need to order for your office ASAP.  

And as an added bonus, if you regularly spend 20 minutes trying to get the perfect shot of your Kilner jar smoothie, then this place is for you. They have jars full of creamy vegan smoothies and plenty of sweet energy balls that are so Instagram-worthy you’ll end up doing a half-an-hour photoshoot before you even order. 

Farmacy

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” say Farmacy, the nourishing Notting Hill eatery with a penchant for Hippocrates.

For a wholesome meal, their Earth Bowls offer boundless goodness, brimming with grains and superfoods, or for a very un-naughty treat look to their plant-based sundaes or probiotic parfait jars. And whatever you do, don’t leave without trying one of their syringe shots: the O.M.G., with CBD powder, grapefruit, and flaxseed oil is an absolute must.

By CHLOE.

With a low carbon footprint and a focus on water preservation, by CHLOE. are on a mission to minimise waste while they maximise taste. 

Providing fresh takes on traditional dishes - like vegan Fish N’ Chips, chocolate chip cookies the size of your face and mac ‘n’ cheese so creamy customers find it hard to believe it doesn't contain cheese - By CHLOE. caters to those who mean well and want to eat well. With a wide selection of daily-made meals using local, plant-based ingredients (including a creative list of all-natural juices) you'll find it difficult to eat fresher in the centre of London. Good job they're available on City Pantry. 

So if you fancy something delicious and meat-free delivered straight to your office? We've got you covered.

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