Veganuary: travel the world through London's vegan cuisine
09 January 2024
- January is always a great time for those looking to dip their toes into the world of plant-based eating
- One of the world’s food capitals, London is the perfect place to try going vegan, with the best plant-based food across all cuisines
- From pizza and ramen to fine dining and dessert, find our top recommendations here
IMAGE CREDITS: Fatt Pundit
Bringing Indo-Chinese food from Kolkata to London, Soho's much-loved restaurant Fatt Pundit takes diners on a journey to discover the traditions of 'Hakka’ food, a creation of the Chinese diaspora in India. Much of the menu is vegan year-round, including Bombay chilli mock chicken with celery, Szechuan chilly and mixed peppers, sticky sesame vegetable with sticky ginger glaze and popcorn cauliflower smoked with soya garlic dips.
Location: Fatt Pundit, 77 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 8TH
IMAGE CREDITS: Pizza Pilgrims
Pizza Pilgrims, the beloved pizza brand known for their Neapolitan pizza, has partnered with LA vegan pizza punks, Hot Tongue Pizza, for their Veganuary guest special. The result is the Arugula-la-land pizza, covered with sweet Californian Sungold tomatoes and the famous Hot Tongue "Drip", a creamy cashew sauce infused with zesty lemon and nutritional yeast. Sunshine on a plate, it promises to transport taste buds to the shores of California.
IMAGE CREDITS: Farzi
Farzi, the avant-garde Indian restaurant, has created a new, mood-boosting menu for the month. The January menu is built around wholesome dishes, crafted with super spices famed for their mood-boosting properties, to leave diners feeling their very best and equipped to take on the colder, darker months ahead. Highlights include the Punjab-born Pindi Chana, a unique dish crafted with tender white chickpeas, fragrant ginger-garlic, and spicy chana masala powder.
Location: Farzi London, 8 Haymarket, SW1Y 4BP
IMAGE CREDITS: Shoryu Ramnen
Looking for a bit of a healthier option, but still keen to indulge in delicious flavours? Shoryu has you covered. Its iconic menu, populated by rich, authentic flavours from the mind of Chef Kanji Furukawa, includes multiple vegan options. Don’t miss the White Natural, featuring a unique tonyu soy milk, miso, konbu & shiitake broth and the Spicy Goma Tan Tan with a rich tonyu soy milk, sesame, miso broth.
IMAGE CREDITS: The Peninsula London
The Peninsula London’s exquisite restaurant, The Lobby, now as a plant-based afternoon tea. Enjoy sandwiches of cucumber and cashew butter, and Sun-dried tomato, roquette and harissa, as well as a beetroot tart and a miniature ratatouille. Plant based scones are followed by a vegan version of the full dessert stand including chocolate and tonic Battenberg with pecan praline, and The Peninsula London’s signature Honey Pot with Crème Brûlée and pineapple.
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Location : The Peninsula London, 1 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7HJ
IMAGE CREDITS: Bokan 37
London isn’t short on jaw-dropping views, but a visit to Bokan 37 will treat you to more than just a stunning lookout over Canary Wharf. Throughout January, enjoy a decadent seven-course vegan tasting menu, alongside mesmerising panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline. Created by Executive Chef Robert Manea, and his talented team, indulge in picture-worthy, plant-based perfection from start to finish, with delicious dishes, spotlighting fresh, seasonal produce.
Location: Bokan 37, Floor 37, 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP
IMAGE CREDITS: The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental
The Aubrey is kick-starting the year with a mushroom-only menu running throughout January, including geometric squares of a Portobello and mushroom duexelles sando, Mushroom gyoza, Robata Maitake mushrooms and Shimeji tempura mushrooms. With the exception of the Truffle Croquette, the menu is entirely vegan, including the Mushroom Fried rice which can be de-egged. Plus, some dishes will end up staying on the menu permanently according to popularity.
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Location : The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
IMAGE CREDITS: Capilungo
One of the biggest struggles when eating plant-based can be finding a truly extravagant dessert. Inspired by the Puglian city of Lecce, Capilungo is a brand new café and wine bar in Covent Garden, which has put an end to these woes. Launched in December, its menu features a scrumptious pistachio hot chocolate, filled with pistachio cream and a thick blend of vegan white chocolate. A delicious dessert, or the ultimate afternoon treat.
Location: Capilungo, 76 Longacre, WC2E 9LB