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9 Black-Owned Vegan Eats In London

Who said a vegan diet had to be boring? Here’s a guide to nine black-owned vegan spots in London that are changing perceptions of plant-based for the better. Hearty and healthy (though some are a good old indulgence), these vegan eats serve up flavoursome recipes with the classic Caribbean and African influences.

Vital NRG – Bellingham Station, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3BT

A coffee shop situated right outside Bellingham railway station, ideal for picking up a vegan lunch on-the-go. Not just plant-based but nutritious too: their sandwiches, smoothies and other snacks will keep you full the whole day.

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222 Vegan Cuisine222 North End Rd, West Kensington, W14 9NU

Headed by world-renowned vegan chef Ben Asamani, this restaurant has been serving delicious plant-based meals with fresh ingredients since 2004.

All Nations Vegan House, 8 Sandringham Road, Dalston, E8 2LP

An ital Caribbean restaurant and takeaway with home-cooked, plant-based dishes and sugar-free desserts. For fans of spice and seasoning, founder Atreka promises the ‘same big flavours’ even if no meat is on the plate.

The Guava Kitchen – 16 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HF

A ‘tropical’ vegan and vegetarian eatery with a hearty all-day breakfast menu and much more. The Guava Kitchen began as a street food enterprise but has since flourished into a permanent space serving homemade recipes to eat in or take away.

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It’s been 1 year since we opened the doors of The Guava Kitchen and what an amazing roller coaster year it has been. We have been riding our dream with such passion and look forward with great anticipation boarding the roller coaster for another year! The support and love we have received by our customers and local community has been such a blessing. In celebration of this small but important occasion, we have decided to bring you some new dishes, recreate some of your favourite dishes and present a more tapas style of dining to your experience. Introducing our jerk cauliflower wings with a creamy vegan sauce, served with a coconut seasoned quinoa Also our new tropical style version of vegan no Eggs Benedict with a topping of Ackee and Hollandaise sauce In our dessert world, we would like to introduce our pistachio and raspberry cake, which is already giving our classic carrot cake some serious competition. Wishing us a Happy 1st Birthday and wishing you an even more enjoyable Guava experience! In the famous words of the songwriter …. “It must be love, love, love…..” Come and join the experience! #vegan #vegetarian #veggieblogger #caribbeanvegan #caribbeanfood #veganblogger #southeastlondon

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Andu Cafe, 528 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4AH

Proudly the UK’s first and only vegan-speciality Ethiopian restaurant. This simple spot is ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ and the menu is made up of six sample plates, served to you on delicious traditional injera bread or rice.

Zionly Mannla Vegan Rastarant – Rye Lane Indoor Market, 41, 48 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 5BY

This cafe is the place to go for filling and flavourful vegan Caribbean food. Founder Ras was 9 years old when he started cooking and his hearty but inexpensive menu is inspired by Caribbean, West African and Ethiopian cooking. He’s also the owner of the craft shop next door.

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LoveGift Vegan, 386 Lee High Road, Lee, SE12 8RW

Popular with the local community, this cafe and creative space welcomes you in to feed your mind, body and spirit. The menu is both sweet and savoury, British and Caribbean-inspired.

Deserted Cactus – Holdrons Arcade, Unit 23 & 25 135A Peckham Rye, SE15 4ST

This Saturday pop-up was launched by influencer London Afro Vegan, who is the sole chef serving up platefuls of plant-based goodness. Brief but worth it, they occupy a four-hour spot in Holdrons Arcade every weekend.

Eat of Eden – Brixton, Clapham, Lewisham, Shepherd’s Bush

Now in four locations, Eat Of Eden keeps on growing and we’re here for it! Made with fresh and organic ingredients, their dishes are inspired by Caribbean ital and European home cooking. They’re proud of the fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to bring your friends again and again.

Brixton: 4 Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane SW9 8PR

Clapham: 6 Ascot Parade, Clapham Park Road SW4 7EY

Lewisham: 1 Goldcrest House, 32-64 Lee High Road SE13 5FH

Shepherd’s Bush: 76 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PH

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