Top Vegan Restaurants

Hi Everyone,

Eating out can be challenging at the best of times for Vegans, however, more and more restaurants and pop-up Vegan chains are opening. As well as established restaurants expanding their menus for Vegans.

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Below, is a top list of 22 Vegan-friendly restaurants to explore.

1  Wagamama

Wagamama are doing a Vegan Katsu Curry! “The rumours are true. vegan katsu curry has arrived.

Byron

The Beetnik, which they say “comprises a beautifully flavor some beetroot falafel patty, freshly made to Byron’s own recipe and topped with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and a lime-dressed rainbow slaw.”

3  The Real Greek

Dedicated Vegan Menu, packed with thirty, flavor some vegan dishes that pay homage to Greece’s rich heritage of vegan cooking including Jackfruit Stifado and Vegan Moussaka.

4  By Chloe

Vegan fast food chain with several restaurants across the US. Their burgers have previously named the best veggie burgers in New York, and by the look of the Instagram feed, we’ll be queueing round the block for them.

5  Zizzi

Vegan zucca pizza (tomato, mozzarella alternative, roasted butternut squash, caramelised balsamic onions & spinach) and the vegan pepperonata pizza (Tomato, mozzarella alternative, fire-roasted peppers, sunblush tomatoes, hot roquito chillies & pea shoots).

6  Itsu

Itsu have just launched a new hot food menu which features some delicious new vegan options including: Quinoa falafef & veg rice bowl, Veggie gyoza noodles and detox miso!

7  Carluccio’s

The menu at Carluccio’s clearly outlines their vegan options, including a tomato and basil spaghetti, sautéed mushrooms, Carluccio’s salad and a Sicilian aubergine stew.

8  The Diner

The Diner is launching their first all vegan/vegetarian menu, serving everything from vegan pancakes to a dirty burrito and dairy-free mac ‘n’ cheese.

Following the launch at The Strand on the 4th October the exclusive menu will debut at the Islington site from the 10th October.

9  Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut are trialling a vegan cheese option throughout the UK for an eight week period, to see if the meat-free alternative is popular.

10  Firezza

Firezza’s vegan range is a must-taste for anyone lookig to indulge in delicious crispy pizzas topped with vegan cheese and range of animal-free toppings of your choice

11  Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas have a whole menu dedicated to their vegan dishes, including portobello mushroom fajitas, a fiesta ensalada and veggie chilli.

12  Giraffe

Vegan stuff at Giraffe includes the Indo-Coco Curry, the super San Fran salad and edamame tapas – made with soybean pods with chilli, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.

13  Leon

Leon offer the best selection of vegan boxes and sides, as well as sauces, including the quinoa salad shown here, a sweet potato and okra stew and a Brazilian black bean box. The dream.

14 Yo! Sushi

You might think all sushi is raw fish, but that’s definitely not the case at Yo! Sushi – think vegetable tempura, yakisoba and inari and kaiso sushi.

15 Ask Italian

Not only can you make your own vegan pizza at Ask Italian, but they have three pasta options, a salad, starters and desserts that don’t use animal products.

16 Toby Carvery

We’re not joking when we say Toby Carvery offer a seeeeriously good vegan Sunday lunch: lentil cottage pie, butternut squash crumble and spiced chickpea wellington with all the trimmings.

17 Bella Italia

The range at Bella Italia might not be huge, but there’s a vegan salad/pasta/and pasta classico to get your teeth into.

18  Pizza Express

Pizza Express offer various options to make a three-course vegan menu: olivers for starter, the Pianta pizza and the new Coconut Delight pudding – made with coconut shavings and coconut milk.

19 Wetherspoons

On Wetherspoons’ vegan menu, they state that you can ask for loads of their dishes without animal product on. Other vegan dishes include the onion Bhajis, samosas, pomodoro pasta and the hash browns (all you need really).

20  Nando’s

There are quite a lot of options at Nando’s, providing you specify what you do and don’t want. Order the veggie wrap/burger/pitta without the mayo, the quinoa salad without the feta cheese or the portobello mushroom without the halloumi.

21 Prezzo

Vegan at Prezzo? Go for the penne arrabbiata, pappardelle (pictures) or a pizza bjase, which is vegan, without cheese.

22 Wahaca

Although the menu doesn’t specify are things are vegan – but rather says vegetarian – Wahaca’s offerings include plantain tacos, the summer vegetable enchilladas (without cheese) and the cactus/courgette burrito.

 

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(KFV) Kentucky Fried Vegan!

Hi Everyone,

Yes, you can enjoy your fried food as a Vegan, having your style KFC foods without harming any chickens.

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Check out this delicious recipe:

Kentucky Fried Jackfruit

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz. Cans Jackfruit in Brine (or better yet, water if you can find it)

FOR THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  • 1 c Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce OPTIONAL

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 3/4 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Your favorite SALT-FREE seasoning blend (if you are using Jackfruit in WATER, feel free to use Season Salt)

FOR FRYING:

  • Any oil suitable for frying at high temperatures

FOR THE VEGAN HONEE-MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c Vegan Mayonnaise or more to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Yellow Mustard or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar or more to taste

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE JACKFRUIT:

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit pieces taking care not to break them up.

TO PREPARE THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  1. Combine 1 cup of almond milk with 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, add the jackfruit pieces.  Set aside.

TO MAKE THE BATTER:

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

TO MAKE THE VEGAN HONEE MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients and set aside.

FOR FRYING:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.  Test with a pinch of flour and if it sizzles, it’s ready.  Food will absorb more oil if it is too cool. Too hot and it will scorch.

     

  2. Take a few pieces at a time from the buttermilk mixture and drop in the flour. Coat completely.  Quickly coat in the buttermilk again and thoroughly coat in the flour mixture.

     

  3. Gently place into the oil, toss occasionally and remove with a strainer when golden brown to paper towels to drain any excess oil.

 

Top 5 Holiday Cities for Vegans

Hi Everyone,

Its the holiday season, which can be very difficult for the Vegan lifestyle and how you are going to eat and not return from holiday losing physical pounds as in body weight.

Below is a list of top-five Cities for holiday Vegans.

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 1. Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan has a majority-Buddhist population, so cruelty-free dining is commonplace, and Taipei is particularly has a wide verity of vegan dining possibilities. Vegan restaurants and supermarkets are easy to come by as are vegetarian spots offering plenty of vegan options. Tofu crops up regularly in street food, and a local specialty is the ‘Taiwanese Burrito’ — which consists of vegetables in a peanut sauce, wrapped up burrito-style.

2. Ghent, Belgium

The city has wholeheartedly embraced the meat-free concept, to the extent that ‘Veggie Thursday’ sees school children and public service workers offered entirely meat-free meals once a week. Local cafes and restaurants also offer extra vegetarian options on Thursdays. Ghent local businesses have provided a huge number of organic markets, vegetarian cafes and a largely vegetarian organic supermarket.

3. Edinburgh, Scotland

Named by PETA as the UK’s most vegan-friendly city in 2015, Edinburgh swiped the title from its neighbor Glasgow. Edinburgh offers over 20 vegan venues along with a good selection of meat-and-dairy-free options at most other cafes, bars and restaurants. Vegans can even try vegan haggis.

4. Chennai, India

Almost half the population of India is vegetarian, and while regions in the north often use clarified butter in cooking, the south is more vegan-friendly. Chennai, in particular, has become a destination city for vegan foodies, mainly for the diversity of vegan curries, dosas, thalis, sambhar and chutneys. Chaat — a catch-all term for Southern Indian street food — is very often good to go for vegans, with options including spiced corn and potato-based aloo.

5. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is home to vegan shoe stores, bakeries, food trucks, brunch joints, raw food bars and supper clubs. The Acorn is rated among the best restaurants in Canada and, though it’s vegetarian rather than vegan, there are plenty of options here for strict vegos, and the slick decor makes it a good option for a special occasion meal.

 

(KFV) Kentucky Fried Vegan

Hi Everyone,

Yes, you can enjoy your fried food as a Vegan, having your style KFC foods without harming any chickens.

PicMonkey-Image@

Check out this delicious recipe:

Kentucky Fried Jackfruit

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz. Cans Jackfruit in Brine (or better yet, water if you can find it)

FOR THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  • 1 c Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce OPTIONAL

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 3/4 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Your favorite SALT-FREE seasoning blend (if you are using Jackfruit in WATER, feel free to use Season Salt)

FOR FRYING:

  • Any oil suitable for frying at high temperatures

FOR THE VEGAN HONEE-MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c Vegan Mayonnaise or more to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Yellow Mustard or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar or more to taste

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE JACKFRUIT:

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit pieces taking care not to break them up.

TO PREPARE THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  1. Combine 1 cup of almond milk with 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, add the jackfruit pieces.  Set aside.

TO MAKE THE BATTER:

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

TO MAKE THE VEGAN HONEE MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients and set aside.

FOR FRYING:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.  Test with a pinch of flour and if it sizzles, it’s ready.  Food will absorb more oil if it is too cool. Too hot and it will scorch.

     

  2. Take a few pieces at a time from the buttermilk mixture and drop in the flour. Coat completely.  Quickly coat in the buttermilk again and thoroughly coat in the flour mixture.

     

  3. Gently place into the oil, toss occasionally and remove with a strainer when golden brown to paper towels to drain any excess oil.

 

Street Food Vegan Style

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Check out these proper Vegan Street Foods!

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Order: 2 fried pieces and chips

The Run-down: Yes. Temple of Seitan have opened a bricks and mortar site named Temple of Hackney. Temple of Seitan have made waves this year by opening the first vegan ‘chicken’ shop in London – the team are seriously turning up the heat (coconut oil) on the vegan offering in the capital. As the name suggests, Temple of Seitan specialise in one product: seitan. If you’re not familiar with seitan, it’s derived from the protein portion of wheat. Take a bite of their crispy, fried seitan doused in house dressing and nestle in a fluffy bap, and tell us that it doesn’t taste good.

Where: 10 Morning Lane, Hackney, London E9

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Order: Red Spiced Bean Stew – slow cooked gently spiced black eye bean stew sprinkled with ground cassava. 

The Run-down: London’s best vegan street food for when you fancy something different. What do you get when you mix Ghanian food with some of the friendliest staff in Brixton? Their hand-cut plantain chips are, without doubt, a taste sensation. In keeping with the plantain theme, try the plantain pancakes with the bean stew.

Where: 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ

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Order: Falafel Wrap –  hummus, falafel, baby leaves, lightly dressed cabbage slaw, pomegranate molasses and chilli sauce

The Run-Down: Falafel is the greatest thing fava beans has ever given us. Fact. And Nazari serve an almighty falafel wrap. After years of development and taste tests, Nazari’s falafel has created the ultimate version of this classic Middle Eastern dish.  If you’ve been on a mission to find London’s finest falafel. The quest is over: you’ve found it. Swerve the yogurt mint dressing to make this bad boy wrap vegan friendly.

Where: KERB Camden Market, West Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AF

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Order: Noodle Bowl – vegan udon noodle stir-fry with mixed veggies, beansprouts and roasted chilli oil, toped with ‘char siu’ crumbled and lime.

The Run-down: Hot, hot dang. Cook Daily is everything you could dream of, and quite possible more when it comes to South Asian inspired vegan fare. This Boxpark favourite is thee place to go for your noodle soup and coconut curry fix. And their full English with tofu scramble, tomatoes, greens, vegan sausages and bacon, and house brown sauce will raise a smile in your most most darkest of hangover days.

Where: Box Park Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY