Keeping Lent in London for 40 days….
If you are an Orthodox Christian and you adhere to the strict rules of traditional Lent then no problem! You can still enjoy fun outings with your friends and family to London’s best food markets without breaking your fast.
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Here are the best vegan food stalls in London.
What to order? The Jackfruit Burrito.
Club Mexicana are the trailblazers on the vegan street food scene. Their aim is to change the perception of vegan food in London. Inspired by the diverse food scene in cities including LA, New York and San Francisco, the founders set out to capture the vibrancy of Mexican food. And boy, the food they serve is legendary. The Jackfruit Burrito is a favourite – hunky, hearty and totally moreish.
KERB, Camden Market: Mon-Sun, 12pm-5pm
What to order? Spinach and turmeric tarka dhal with brown basmati rice
A healthy, Indian vegan stall banging out incredibly aromatic daals, curries and tandoori cauliflower steaks that will make your weep with meat-free joy. Spice Box makes sure there’s no nasties, added preservatives, or refined sugar – only good, solid wholesome food. The spinach and turmeric daal makes your local curry houses’ version look like a sad, oily mess. Don’t take our word for it, go pick up one for yourself.
Maltby Street Market: Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm
What to order? Caribbean Roti – Caribbean sunrise, plantain, angel greens, avocado and hot dressing
Rainbow Creations is a pillar of the vegan community. Ingo and Khi are the plant powered duo behind the most colourful food stall in the capital. The partnership was brought together for their passion for all things great, inspiring and innovative. The stall is piled high with vegan munch including their lentil burger with angel kale, chickpeas, and tropical slaw. And their rainbow hummus is smashed to utter perfection.
Alexandra Palace Farmers Market: Sun, 10am-3pm
Chelsea Market: Sat, 10am-4pm
Hammersmith Market: Thurs, 10am-3pm
What to order? Vegan boom cha – sticky tofu double dipped in a Vietnamese sauce and Asian basil chutney in sesame-infused rice buns.
London’s best vegan street food in our books. Sticky Bundits is a family affair, lead by sibling duo Mark and Chris, and Chris’ husband, Munish. The team’s love of bold flavours and experimenting with cuisine from far-flung destinations made them set up street-food stall, Sticky Bundits. They’ve taken two well loved dishes, sushi and burgers, to create their famed sushi burger. Ditching bread for sticky rice, the chaps’ burgers are bursting with exciting flavours, texture and colour combinations.
Southbank Centre Street Food Market: 10-12th March, 12pm-6pm.
What The Pitta
What to order? Vegan Doner Kebab – soy meat, salad and chilli sauce.
Who says vegans can’t have their kebab and eat it too? Well, at What The Pitta they certainly can. Word about What The Pitta travelled like hot non-meat products, and their vegan doner kebabs are legendary (so much so that they’re opening at Boxpark Croydon soon). A warmed tortilla is crammed full of spiced soy chunks, shredded salad, hummus, homemade tzatziki and chilli sauce. Bonus: you don’t need to be inebriated to consume one.
PUMP Shoreditch: Mon-Sun, 11am-11pm
Ruby’s of London
What to order? Banana Cupcake
Ruby’s of London bake cakes that are free from gluten, sugar, and animal products. But they’re not free-from taste, we’ll tell you that for free. From brownies to doughnuts and cupcakes; Ruby’s of London stock some of the finest vegan sweet treats around. The gooey chocolate rocky road cookies and red velvet loaves should be at the top of your hit list. And their show stopping cakes would make Mary Berry proud.
Greenwich Market: Tues-Sun, 10am-5:30pm
What to order? Falafel Wrap – hummus, falafel, baby leaves, lightly dressed cabbage slaw, pomegranate molasses and chilli sauce.
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. We say: London’s best vegan street food for Middle Eastern fare. 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.
KERB, Camden Market: Mon-Sun, 12pm-5pm
What to order? Lasagne Bolognese
Italian food may not be the most vegan friendly; hot cheesy garlic bread, boards of meaty antipasti, and creamy pasta sauces, but the team at Just Fab rustle up vegan Italian bites that would make your Grandma Norma dig in for seconds. Converting an old double decker bus into a restaurant, the gals and guys have a menu full of dishes including their epic lasagne, pasta tofu, and their vegan tiramisu.
Hackney Road: Tues-Sun, 11:30am-10pm