Dream Temple Cafe
Almost vegan cafe
Above the Dream Temple record shop, 21-22 Stables Market NW1 8AH
Tel: 020-7267 8528
Open: Everyday 10.30-18.30, Fri-Sun 21 -late Tube: Camden Town
This cafe is the last one on the left going north up Camden High
Street at the back of Camden Stables Market. Herbal, Arabic, Moroccan
teas, chai, organic coffee, (soya) latte or cappuccino, £1.30-2.00, or
£3.00 for a pot. Smoothies £3, organic hemp milk and organic vegan
lassi £2. Also kon-ibucha, guava drink, coconut water. Vegan brownies,
flapjacks and cakes £2. At weekends there are vegan meals.
106 Parkway, NW1 7AN Tel: 020-7485 9899
Open: Tue-Fri 18-23.00, Sat-Sun 12-23.00 Tube: Camden Town.
Mostly vegan or vegan option. Tapas
£3.95-4.95. Lunch sandwiches, wraps and burgers £6.95. Evening mains
£7.95-9.45 such as Green Thai curry, butternut squash tagine, pasta. 6
desserts £4.95. Sat-Sun brunch. Licensed. See website for live music.
Vegan Chinese buffet
6 Kentish Town Road NW1 Tel: 020-7284 4004
Open: Every day all day Tube: Camden Town
Lots of fake meat and Chinese favourites. Open every day for lunch and
dinner. All you can eat £5, £6 after 6pm and Sunday or take-away for
The Healthier Eating Cafe
24 Camden Road NW1 9DP Tel: 020-7267 2649
Open: Mon-Fri 6.30-19.30, Sat 8-20.00, Sun 11 -20.00 Tube: Camden Town
Beautiful modern design, with bright yellow frontage and a very light
interior. Local artists' pictures hang on the walls. Take-away salads
and sandwiches £2.50-3.00 such as roast pepper with hummous and
roquette with black olives.
27 Parkway NW1 7PN (corner of Arlington St) Tel: 020-7284 2989
Open: Tue-Sat 9.30-23.30, Sun 12 2.0.00, Mon 9.30-18.00
Tube: Camden Town
Popular and chilled out place with several rooms on three floors, a
small outside area and a roof garden.
Fresh and Wild
49 Parkway NW1 7PN Tel: 020-7428 7575
Sun Open: Mon-Fri 8-2 1.00, Sat 9.30-2 1.00. 10.30-20.00 Tube: Camden
Huge organic supermarket with a small caf6. The store sells everything
from tea to toothpaste and has a big take-away food and juice bar.
Prepared food is sold by weight, £1 -1.50 per 100g, with lots of
salads, baked tofu and savouries (not all vegetarian). Natural
remedies, bodycare, books. Great choice Of organic fruit and
Cafe Seventy Nine
Vegetarian cafe and take-away
79 Regents Park Road NW1 8UY
Tube: Chalk Farm
Open: Mon-Sat, 8.30 18.00, Sun09-1 8.00
All day full English cooked breakfast special £6.45; organic soup of
the day with organic Neal's Yard roll £4.45; Hummous and warm
wholemeal pitta £3.65; and main courses such as pasta with pesto, pine
nuts, cherry tomatoes and green salad £6.25 or bagel burger and deep
fried new potatoes £5.75. Milkshakes £2.95, can be made with soya
milk. (Soya) cappuccino £1.651.95.
Little Earth Cafe
Vegetarian organic cafe and juice bar
In Triyoga Centre, 6 Erskine Road NW3 Tel: 020-7483 3344
www.triyoga.co.uk Tube: Chalk
Farm Open: Mon-Fri 9-15.00 17-20.00, Sat 10- 18.00, Sun 11 - 15.00
Organic vegan hot food menu includes hummous sandwich £3.50 with
biodynamic spelt-rye bread, braised red Pepper and watercress; johnny
sandwich £4 with beetroot pate, watercress, avocado, balsamic, red
onion, cucumber, alfalfa and olive oil; soup £3; quinoa of the day
Raw food menu features organic pink sushi £4; rainbow salad £4.50; and
almond burgers £5.50 with pinenut, cheese, avocado, sprouts and
cucumber relish. Raw desserts menu £3.50 has chocolate banofie, carrot
cake, blue fig tart with lavender-walnut cream, blueberry cake with
lemon cashew cream. Special juices for pregnancy and mummy. Organic
baby food £1.50. No mobile phones. Non smoking.
4 Erskine Road, Hampstead NW3 3AJ Tel. 020 7722 8028
www.manna-veg.com Tube: Chalk
Farm Open: Mon-Sat18.30-23.00, Sun 2.30-15.00 18.30-12.30
Very classy international gourmet vegetarian restaurant. Mains
£10.95-12.50, half vegan, such as Tapas with smoky tofu albondigas al
jerez, Catalan minted broad beans, grilled sour dough panboli, spinach
and carrot croquetas, garbanzo salad and orange, avocado and
olive salad; or Summer Tomato, Coconut & Ginger Curry with baby
carrots, sweetcorn, mangetout and yellow courgette served with cashew
rice and a sweet cucumber salsa topped with crispy noodles. Desserts
£3.95 to £6.75, plenty vegan, like petits fours, a plate of truffles,
chocolates and biscuits. Organic fruit crumble and pecan chocolate
cake. Service not included. Discretionary 12.5% added to parties of 6
Sesame Health Foods
Wholefood shop and take-away
128 Regents Park Road NW1 Tel: 020-7586 3779
Open: Mon-Fri 9-18.00, Sat 10-18.00, Sun 12-17.00
Tube: Chalk Farm
Take-away items include soups, salads, rice and vegetables, snacks,
pasta, stir-fries and cakes. They have all you need for a summer
picnic on nearby Primrose Hill. Natural remedies and body care.
The City is the 'Wall Street' of
London, and also has St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. In
this square mile you are likely to see young and not so young
professional men and women heading for the gym or a healthy lunch, as
fitness clubs and multicultural food continue to expand and thrive in
From noon till 2pm there's a feeding frenzy in take-away specialists
such as Futures!, Fresh & Wild and Pure, or treat yourself to a
sit-down lunch at The Greenery or The Place Below.
For an altogether more relaxing experience on the quieter City
fringes, Rye Wholefoods has a peaceful cafd within their shop, whilst
Antimony Balance has added a juice bar in theirs.
Although St Paul's is free on Sundays during church services and the
district is pleasantly uncongested, be forewarned that all the
vegetarian restaurants are closed.
Vegetarian Mediterranean restaurant and take-away
13 5 Whitecross Street EC1 Tel: 020-7250 3452
Tube: Old Streeet, Barbican, Moorgate
open: Mon-Fri 10-22.30, Sat 17.30-22.30
Near the Barbican Centre and Museum of London with a glass roofed
backyard. Starters include vegan soup of the day £3.75; warm salad
with chestnut rnushrooms, tomatoes and spinach £5.50; roasted
aubergines tossed in Romesco, sauce £5.50; and watercress, fennel, and
kalamata olive salad £5.
Main courses £11.50 such as potato and shallot panisse with fennel,
red pepper and flageolet beans; buttemut squash Thai curry with spiced
tofu balls. Five puddings £4.95 with vegan options including baked
stuffed quince with cardamon cream. Visa, MC.
Vegetarian Oriental buffet
88 Leather Lane EC1
Open: Mon-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun closed
Tube: Farringdon. Bus 55, 243
All you can eat for £5.00 (all day) or you can have a take-away box
for £3 or £4. Typical dishes include sweet and sour veg balls, lemon
grass pot, spring rolls, crispy aubergine and black bean with mixed
veg, spiced aubergine, several tasty veg curries with tofu and all
kinds of fake meats. Licensed.
8 Botolph Alley Eastcheap EC3R 8DR
Tel: 020-7623 4529
Open: Mon-Sat breakfast 7.30-10.00, lunch
Tucked away in a pedestrianised alley in the heart the City, this
little shop offers several hot dishes £4 including bakes, pasta dishes
and stir fries. They also have four salads such as
mixed bean; cabbage, apple and raisin with grain mustard dressing.
£1.30 single portion, £3 combos. Desserts £1.80 include apricot
Bakewell tart. Smoothies sold here as well as tea,
coffee and juices. Cash only.
In one of the entrances of Moorgate tube at the corner of Moor Place
and Moorfields, opposite Dixons electrical store. Tel: 020-7588 7800
Open: Mon-Fri 6.00-22.00, Sat 7.30-18.00,
Fill up take-away boxes with hummous, avocado, grilled veg, moussaka,
lentils and rice for £4.35. Or choose from 10 sides including country
veg with pasta, beans and lentils, vine leaves and Moroccan salad with
dates. Breakfast options include porridge £1.85-2.50, tropical fruit
and nut muesli and fresh fruit salads.
Vegetarian cafe and take-away
5 Cowcross St ECI M 6DR
Tel: 020-7490 4870
Open: Mon-Fri 7.00-17.00
Muesli, croissants, fruit scones, soups, baps and salads in addition
to mains like Homity pie, pasta, curries, veggie satay: £1.30-£3.75
take-away, £4.25 eat in, £5.50 with salsa platter.
The Place Below
Vegetarian restaurant and take-away
St Mary-le-Bow Church Crypt Cheapside EC2V 6AU Tel: 020-7329 0789
Tube: St Paul's
Open: Mon-Fri 07.30-15.30
The chefs at this excellent little hideaway make their own
granola, muesli £1.80, organic porridge £1.50, muffins £1.30,
croissants £1.50 and freshly squeezed orange juice £ 4.95. Lunch could
be soup £3.10 eat in, takeaway £2.70, salads £7.50 eat in, £6.20
take-away, or a hot dish £7.00 in, £5.70 out, such as ratatouille with
Asian flavours, spiced chickpeas and coconut rice. £2 discount on dish
of the day 11.30-12.00.
33-34 Myddleton Street ECIR 1UA
Open. Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00
Tube: Angel, then 38 or 341 bus
Not far from Saddlers Wells, this cafe has a garden with a canopy for
Summer showers and heaters in winter. Soup £2.30; custom-made
sandwiches £2.95; hot tortillas, savoury crepes and falafels £3.95.
Vegan cakes £2.20.
Wholefood shop and juice bar
47 Farringdon Road EC1 Tel: 0870-3600 345 Tube: Farringdon Open:
Mon-Fri 8-19.00, Sat 10- 16.00
Bodycare includes Dr Hauschka, Neal's Yard, Barefoot Botanicals, Birds
Bees, Weieda, Spizia Organics.
They also carry aromatherapy goodies, candies, incense, lavender wheat
bag hot/cold compresses and a big range of vegetarian health and diet
books. For the munchies, they stock veggie sandwiches, pies and
pastries, delicious flapjacks and organic juices £2.50-5 with shots of
wheat grass, spirulina echinacea.
Fresh and Wild
194 Old Street, EC1V 9FR Tel: 020-7250 1708
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30-19.30, Sat 10.30- 17.30 Tube: Old Street
Large wholefood store selling a huge range of take-away snacks,
organic fruit & veg, herbs, veggie/vegan wine and beer, cosmetics,
toiletries, books, vitamins and herbal remedies. Above the store is
the Open Centre, which has alternative therapies, workshops and talks.
Wholefood store and vegan cafe
3 Sa Myciletton Street (off Rosebery Ave) Tel: 020-7278 5878 Open:
Mon-Fri 9.00-18.00, Sat 10.00-17.00 Tube: Angel
Hot dishes, sandwiches/ wraps, soups, and mixed salads for eat in or
takeaway £ 1.10-2.85.