Whether you’ve got a hankering for some dumplings or want a saucy pad Thai, here are the best vegan-friendly restaurants in London for your Pan-Asian cuisine fix.
1 Newburgh St, Soho, London W1F 7RB
Ugly Dumpling is a cool little spot in the heart of Soho, providing a selected range of dim sum with a full bar in a chill and cosy setting. Vegan options include spinach and tofu dumplings, and tempura aubergines; though it may not seem like the vegan options are extensive the whole menu in itself is quite small — because what they do serve, they do it really well.
767 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone, London E11 4QS
Panda Dim Sum is a hidden gem in East London, serving up quality dim sum in a no-frills setting. Panda Dim Sum may be Leytonstone best-kept secret. A big favourite for vegans and non-vegans alike is the double-cooked aubergine with garlic, so be sure to add this to your order. With such good food and a tempting BYOB policy, it's no wonder that this spot is a favourite for many East Londoners. ]
88 Leather Ln, Holborn, London EC1N 7TT
Kin is home to delicious Asian street food for all diets in Clerkenwell. Stripped back, cosy and chill decor meets beautifully spiced dishes, and it’s certainly a favourite for vegans for its many plant-based options of classic Asain dishes. Highlights include veggie potstickers, vegan pad Thai and vegan Singapore noodles.
412-416 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
Banana Tree has opened up several restaurants across London, having found great success due to their varied and delicious food. Here, you can find vegan Malaysian, Japanese and Vietnamese food under one roof, so be sure to explore all the options. Definitely check out their vegan satay, you’ll thank me later.
139 King's Cross Rd, London WC1X 9BJ
Itadaki Zen is a Japanese restaurant in Kings Cross serving a complete menu of vegan food, with some die-hard fans. Serving a mix of small plates, sushi, noodles and more, it should definitely be on your radar for providing so many options and such classic dishes that are completely plant-based.
19 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common, London SW4 7AB
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Served canteen style, Pepper Tree is a vegan foodie’s dream. Operating from a laid back and relaxed restaurant in the heart of Clapham, this restaurant is a haven of Chinese classics made vegan friendly and boasts a tasty selection of plant-based food that will win anyone over. Including drunken noodles, papaya salads and vegetable and cashew stir fry, The Pepper Tree is there to suit all your noodle needs.
32 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NQ
If you’re looking for authentic Chinese food, give Dim T a go; bringing veganised versions of traditional dishes, Dim T is great for lovers of vegan meat. Check out their vegan fried chicken, vegan sweet and sour chicken, and their sweet coconut stir fry for some flavourful plant-based dishes.
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