1.) Farmacy, Notting Hill
Located in Westbourne Grove, Farmacy has risen the popularity charts on the back of the clean-eating trend that has swept the world, and the slender bloggers who frequent this spot. At 12 quid for a plate of Nachos, this is no takeaway joint. The "Farmaceutical syringe shot" will have the biggest Luddite to Instagram it. Waiting time at Farmacy can run beyond the hour, but good-tasting vegan food isn't a guarantee. Best to manage your expectations when venturing out here.
2.) Nama, Notting Hill
Based in Notting Hill, Nama moves a bit beyond dining and runs the gamut with courses, raw food cleanses, juice cleanses; it truly is a pure raw food experiential output in the West. Highly recommended are the Pomodoro Pizza and Zuccini Pasta with Mushrooms.
3.) Milreds Restaurant, Soho
You know a place takes colour of its food seriously when it serves a dish with Marsala (Pantone colour of some year) sauce. Busier than its sister branch up in Camden, this cozy little place serves a mean BBQ Tofu and Gyoza Dumplings.
4.) Paradise Unbakery, Kensal Rise
One of the few places giving dairy and gluten free desserts a good name, Paradise Unbakery's serves a delicious raw chocolate cake which fits in rather neatly with a hot cup of coffee; perfect for a brunch meeting.
5.) The Gate, Hammersmith
If the Gate doesn't convince you don't need a slab of meat on your plate to get by, probably no other place will. If the words Aubergine and Schnitzel cause you to go weak in your knees, you have come to the right spot. Don't go home without the Cheesecake and/or Banoffee Pie.
6.) Redemption Bar, Notting Hill
Does one need booze to ooze? Not always. Once out here, please try at the Coco-tinis (coconut martinis) and Bavaria 0% alcohol wheat beer.
7.) 222 Veggie Vegan, Kensington
Famous for its lunch buffet and at £9.50 for a plate, this place is an absolute no-brainer. Taste. Check. Value. Check. Healthy. Check. Highly recommend the mash parsnip and the curry with chick peas and green beans. From the dessert counter, you'd want to sample the delicious blueberry ice-cream and almond cake.
8.) RAW at La Suite West, Hyde Park
The vegan restaurant landscape has gotten increasingly crowded, but RAW manages to find a niche - "vegan high tea". The tea consists of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, and clove spices. Along with the tea, please tuck into the warm homemade scones, strawberry jam, coconut whipped cream, and fresh strawberries.
9.) Green Bay, Kensington
This last one on the list is not quite a restaurants but deserves a mention. Green Bay is a 100% plant-based supermarket just opened up in West Kensington. This is the one-stop shop for all vegan Londoners. Stocked with fresh fruit and breads, vegan cheeses, frozen and tinned foods. The ambitious duo behind the shop are charting out a course for expansion. Kudos to them!