If you have an appetite for vegetarian and vegan food, you’re in the right city!
London’s appetite for delicious meat-free food is on the rise and only getting more popular. After all, there’s only so much stuffed peppers and falafel you can take.
From Turkish cuisine to delicious doughnuts, we’ve picked out some of the best vegetarian and vegan hotspots in and around Marylebone.
22-24 Seymour Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 7NL
The bare filament bulbs, wooden floors and lively, widely spaced tables create the perfect airy ambience to accompany The Gate’s satisfying, ingredient packed globetrotting menu.
Owners Michael and Adrian Daniel thrill with their cross-cultural vegetarian food. Most of the food has an Asian/Middle Eastern flavour thanks to the brothers’ Indo-Iraqi-Jewish heritage.
“At The Gate, we love making wonderful food & exceeding our customers’ expectations. We create inspiring vegetarian and vegan food for everyone to enjoy time and time again.”thegaterestaurants.com
The Gate successfully avoids all of the clichés of plant-based cooking. The seasoning is generous and the ‘schoog’ is particularly addictive.
77 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1U 2PS
Woodlands is a purely vegetarian restaurant that has evolved from serving mainly south Indian dishes to the diverse Pan Indian dishes that it serves today.
The first Woodlands restaurant was opened in Marylebone in 1981, with successive branches opening in London, Mumbai and Singapore.
After nearly four decades, it’s still serving up ingredient-packed meals with its globetrotting menu.
“There is no dearth of popular “South Indian” restaurants in central London, but Woodlands in Piccadilly is a firm favourite.”The Evening Standard
The warm staff at Woodlands are proud to cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Jain diners and are humbled by their loyal local loyal guests from the world of Film, Politics, Art and Culture.”
45 Lexington Street, London W1
Mildreds serves up seasonal produce in robust, flavourful dishes alongside a remarkable selection of organic wines and beers.
The wholesome restaurant serves up vegetarian and vegan cuisine in a casual and buzzy atmosphere. It comes as no surprise that Mildreds has been one of London’s most popular vegetarian institutions for the last 30 years.
The crowd-pleasing tofu, lentil and pepper burgers are served alongside chunky AND crispy chips and basil mayo. Another favourite that you must try is the Sri Lankan sweet potato curry and Gyoza dumplings.
Beware of the walk-in policy! Due to the local popularity, you will need to get there before 6 pm to avoid a long wait. If you don’t mind waiting, head there after 6 pm and prop yourself up at the bar for a drink or three.
48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8DX
Ethos is a veggie hotspot that prides itself on flexibility, allowing its guests to self-service their plates to their heart’s content! Here’s a warning – it operates a pay-by-weight policy, be careful!
“Ethos is a self-service restaurant located in the heart of central London, moments from Oxford Circus. We specialise in deliciously different, meat-free and plant-based that’s as good as it is for you.”ethosfoods.com
The international savoury plant-based dishes are cooked from scratch on-site as well as the sweet treats such as their delicious peanut butter bombs and beetroot loaves.
5-6 Picton Place, Marylebone, London W1U 1BL
Focus Clinics customers get 15% off at Crosstown Marylebone or order doughnuts on-demand direct from the Crosstown website – www.crosstowndoughnuts.com.
Winners of the Peta Vegan Food Award, Crosstown Doughnuts have replaced eggs and dairy with a range of plant-based alternative ingredients.
Crosstown is an award-winning bakery in London known for its sourdough doughnuts that are made by hand, fresh every day. They use the finest ingredients, sourced locally and from around the world.
Their signature sourdough is rolled by hand, and all jams, compotes, fillings and glazes are made in-house. Crosstown Marylebone is dedicated to the brand’s vegan selection of handcrafted doughnuts and speciality drinks.
With flavours like Vegan Tongan Vanilla Bean Glaze and Vegan Peanut Butter & Blackcurrant Compote, every product is devised to retain the same tastes and consistencies as their non-vegan counterparts. In 2018 Crosstown won the award for Best Vegan Doughnuts by PETA.
If you like iced buns – these are perfect for you!
“Our Crosstown, Marylebone store is dedicated to serving fresh vegan sourdough doughnuts, speciality coffee and a selection of other vegan hot and cold drinks.”crosstowndoughnuts.com
Crosstown uses chia seeds and coconut butter in their dough with a combination of oat milk, coconut butter, dairy-free dark chocolate and silken tofu to make their fillings and glazes.