1 year ago
Brixton does vegan really well. Just in time for veganuary, here is our definitive list of all the plant based eateries in the neighbourhood.
En Root, SW2 1JG
Our favourite vegan Indian restaurant has just opened up in Brixton’s Ritzy cinema. Fuel up before you watch a film with their menu of light bites or full thalis.
Eat of Eden, SW9 8PR
When the cravings for Caribbean spice hit, there’s only one place to head to. Eat of Eden are famous for their ‘build your own’ platters, where you can choose from a list of 22 vegan dishes to add to your plate. Dumpling, chickpea curry, slaw, fritters… whatever Caribbean flavours you want, it’ll be here.
Peachy Goat, SE24 9HU
Seasonal Italian food usually contains cheese, fish and meat. Not at Peachy Goat. Here the whole menu is cleverly plant based and their small or large plate selection has been cleverly designed to make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite items. Gnocchi, ravioli, even deep fried ‘camembert’ bites. They’ve got it all.
Light of Africa, SW9 8PS
This Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant in Brixton Village has some style. Sit around one of their colourful woven tables and tuck into a huge Bebiaynetu platter (that’s an Ethiopian fermented pancake topped with curries and condiments). Warming, spicy and great for sharing with a mate.
Vsource, SE24 0NG
Some more Caribbean goodness! Want to stay inside? We don’t blame you. Vsource offer delivery too, and will bring the flavours of the Caribbean to you. They’ve got brunchy meals too, so whatever time you’re feeling like some dumpling, sausage and fritters, this is your delivery to turn to.
Pipoca, SW9 6AH
Here’s your spot for some buckwheat galettes. Maybe a little niche but guaranteed you’ll fall in love with them quick and return. Want to pick up some bits too? Condiments, chocolate, household goods… Pipoca is also a zero-waste grocery store.
Kata Kata, SW2 1RS
With the majority of their vegetables and herbs grown in their garden, it’s just about as fresh as you can get. Kata Kata are a proper community-focused centre too and often work with City Harvest Food Bank to make sure everyone gets some proper nourishment.
Blank, SW2 5UT
If you’ve not had the cinnamon buns from Blank then really, what have you been doing? A proper, family-run affair Blank combines a mix of British, Jamaica and New Zealand flavours to create a recipe for success. It’s a real hug of a place and you’ll be well looked after. They’ve got a café dog, Loki, who is worth the trip if nothing else.
Café Van Gogh, SW9 6BE
There are loads and loads of reasons to love Cafe Van Gogh. The excellent food that manages to expertly transcend many different cultures is enough to make the trip worth it. But the fact that they also train up adults from disabled and disadvantaged backgrounds and help them into the world of work too? Run, don’t walk.
P.S. We’ve added this to the café section because they’ve literally got it in the name- but they’re open until late for dinner too.
Oowee, SW9 8PR
All of the stuff that you thought you couldn’t have when you turned vegan, you can. Burgers, popcorn ‘chicken’, creamy slaws… Whatever you order, do yourself a favour and get a portion of the Marmite butter waffle fries on the side. For yourself. Somethings are too good to share.
Temple of Seitan, SW2 5RJ
Temple of Seitan have changed the game when it comes to mock chicken. If you really, really, REALLY have a craving for KFC, the chick’n bucket here will sort you right out. It’s the kind of vegan food that your dad won’t notice is vegan until he’s polished off the whole lot.
Halo Burger, SW9 8PQ
Of course, Halo Burger do burgers really well. They’ve got a pretty simple menu with lots of flavour variations. But, when the morning after the night before hits, the Impossible sausage and egg McMuffin will scare away any hangover. Fun fact: The OG Halo Burger is in Brixton.
Oracles Organics, SW9 8PR
When you’re really in need of a health kick, Oracles Organics is there to nurse you back to life. Fresh juices and raw food will not only make you feel extremely virtuous, but they’re also delicious. Now that is a win-win.