B2B Detailed Article
Eat Chay – Box Park Shoreditch.
First on our list is Eat Chay, a restaurant focusing on Asian cuisine at BoxPark Shoreditch. Started by two university graduates in 2017, Eat Chay has since built up a huge following. Not only is everything at Eat Chay vegan, but all of their sauces, pickles, and proteins are made in their London kitchen and where possible all ingredients are locally sourced. Expect big, fluffy, and well filled bao buns alongside traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap; everything at Eat Chay is made with a variety of fresh and exciting ingredients. Prices start from £7.50, with all portions being rather generous, and if that doesn’t tickle your taste buds then Eat Chay are offering at home meal kits which are available via their website.
Wops – Brick Lane.
Ever since this pizzeria’s owner decided to forgo animal products in 2017, Picky Wops has been putting a vegan spin on Italian classics -expect pizza loaded with toppings, pasta, dough balls and indulgent tiramisu! Uniquely, all of their pizza bases are customisable, so you can add turmeric, burnt wheat, or multigrain to your dough to add extra flavour and colour. With pizzas starting from £7, their prices are more than reasonable. Plus, if you’re a “variety is the spice of life” kind of person then keep an eye on Picky Wop’s Instagram as they often do special flavour collaborations with other restaurants and chefs!
The Spread Eagle – Homerton.
Next on our list is The Spread Eagle, as London’s first 100% vegan pub it is not to be missed, as literally everything in this Homerton establishment is vegan, from the ales to the candles. The kitchen uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create its menus, which feature pub grub staples such as pie and mash as well as classic desserts like sticky toffee pudding. As well as amazing food The Spread Eagle also has a comprehensive cocktail menu featuring some weird and wonderful concoctions like beetroot kombucha punch, alongside familiar favourites such as an espresso martini.
Founded in 2016, The Vurger Co aimed to revolutionise the fast food market by creating tasty, healthy, and vegan burgers. Vurger prides itself on being a 100% vegan brand with all packaging made from compostable materials, the company strives to send absolutely nothing to landfill. With 4 different patties to choose from, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for something “meaty” try their Buffalo Vurger, or if you’re more into your veg, try the Auburger with a patty made from aubergine and chickpeas. It’s not all about the burgers though, their mac-n-cheese is a firm favourite plus Vurger offer a variety of delicious milkshakes with flavours such as banana caramel and chocolate hazlenut.
Last (but by no means least) is Mao Chow, located near London Fields in Hackney. It’s by far the smallest restaurant on our list but space isn’t everything and their food is all about big flavours. Mao Chow is an all vegan Chinese restaurant with a cheap (everything costs under £10.50), compact, and carefully curated menu focusing on well made, well-loved family dishes. Highlights of their menu include Dan-Dan noodles with sesame, pak choi and soy mince, and their bao buns filled with crispy oyster mushrooms. They are open every Thursday to Sunday and booking is highly recommended.
Arancini Brothers – Dalston.
If you love arancini then this one’s for you!Beginning life as a market stall and now found across four locations in London, Arancini Brothers does traditional Sicilian risotto balls like no other. These guys do arancini every which way, for example, expect whacky concoctions like burgers where the patty is arancini and Tuscan stews with arancini accompaniments. Everything on the menu is vegan and prices range between £5.30 and £9.60.