THE PHENE, SW3: VEGAN MENU

This week, The Phene (pronounced Fee-Nee - we got it so wrong) have a completely vegan menu. Here's a quick share of what I ate with Jenny from @thenuttynoodle last night, so that you can run there tonight or tomorrow and make the most of their delicious food!

 

NIBBLES

We had the baba ganoush & grilled flatbread, the stuffed vine leaves with harissa hummus and pickled chilli peppers with artichoke.

Baba ganoush & flatbread

Baba ganoush & flatbread

Stuffed vine leaves with hummus

Stuffed vine leaves with hummus

Pickles and artichokes

Pickles and artichokes

STARTERS

As if nibbles weren't starters, we got post-starter starters. And it was a great idea. 

Jenny had the beetroot tartare with little blobs of macadamia ricotta, balsamic jelly, pickled walnut and mizuna (which Google tells me is a Japanese mustard green). 

I had the butternut squash terrine with fresh shaved chestnut and it aaabsolutely hit the spot! Perfect crispy-soft texture and indulgent without being overly oily. 

Beetroot tartare

Beetroot tartare

Squash and chestnut terrine

Squash and chestnut terrine

MAINS

Luckily, the mains weren't huge, so we got through them. We had the Portobello mushroom, spinach & chestnut Wellington with roast veg (the pastry was great) and the sweet potato cannelloni that was stuffed with dates and pistachio with romanesco and a creamy celeriac purée on the side. 

Mushroom wellington

Mushroom wellington

Sweet potato canneloni

Sweet potato canneloni

DESSERT

We reached deep into that magical 'dessert stomach' space for afters; Jenny went for the blueberry & pecan cheesecake and I had the griled peach with sorbet, redcurrant jelly and almond nougatine.

Blueberry & pecan cheesecake

Blueberry & pecan cheesecake

Peach & nougatine

Peach & nougatine

Find The Phene's full vegan dinner menu here, and their vegan lunch menu here.  

If you know any omni restaurants who have recently decided to try out a vegan menu, let me know and we'll check them out.

 

Thanks for reading!

Serena
Founder, vegansofLDN

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SALADPRIDE'S SEVEN CHAKRAS SUPPER CLUB

VegansofLDN founder, Serena Lee, headed to SaladPride's chakra-focused supper club - "The secret taste of bliss, a multisensorial supper club" - for seven courses of food, drink, scents and sounds.


WHAT?

SaladPride first opened as a small vegetarian restaurant in sunny Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. I don't want to give too much away, as the whole evening is about synesthesia and igniting the senses - so I don't want to give up the air of mystery that the supper club has buzzing around it.

What I will tell you is that each of the seven courses relates to one chakra and is symbolised with a particular colour in the rainbow. So firstly, as below, we have the red and orange courses.

Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.
Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.

Before each course, you're given a scent to (1) take in, with full concentration on the fragrance, and (2) try to name if you're up to it. The food and drink (like the tonics above) are then served alongside music related to the respective chakra.

Course 3: Yellow

Course 3: Yellow

Course 4: Green

Course 4: Green

Also before tucking in, SaladPride founder & recipe book author David Bez talks you through the chakra: popular beliefs surrounding the chakra, for example in relation to primal instincts or to creativity - and, whilst informative, this is all spoken with a beautiful sense of humility and curiosity from someone who is happy to share what he's been learning about yogic philosophy.

Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.

The fifth course is one of the most unusual combinations - again, I'd love to go into what each course is made up of! But it's such an explorational evening, lasting around three hours in total. I'll leave you to work out what makes the drink in my hands such a pastel blue colour :).

The dish in front of me here is something squishy, rich and savoury in the middle, on top of a pool of sweet, sticky goodness.

 

By the sixth course I'd lost count and was talking about being happily full and ready to walk 9km home, until someone pointed out there was one more to go. Course no6 is less of a mystery as it's a raw cake by The Hardihood, who stock at SaladPride. 

Course 6: Topped with an edible flower

Course 6: Topped with an edible flower

Course 7: Long walk afterwards compulsory.

Course 7: Long walk afterwards compulsory.

 

WHERE?

SaladPride is at Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. It's a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and Neal's Yard is worth a visit all year round for its rainbow colours and foodie spots.

HOW MUCH?

SaladPride's supper club is priced at £50. This is a whole-evening experience, with heaps of warmth and personal connection leaving you, as David puts it, "flying out of the door" by the time you've been carried from the earthiest chakra right through to your crown and into stillness. 

Find out about future dates here (at the time of writing, the next available supper club is on 13th Jan).

 

Thanks for reading!

Serena Lee

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The full selection of The Hardihood's cakes.

The full selection of The Hardihood's cakes.

RUBY & PICKLES SUPPER CLUB

We headed to Ruby & Pickles' vegan supper club on November 6th.

ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats

 

WHAT?

Indian-inspired supperclub that pops up at venues across London with different themes per event.

We were jumping with excitement when we heard that veggie vegan supper club series Ruby & Pickles were having their first fully vegan event that we couldn’t wait to get along. The fact that it was an afternoon tea – well, that was just the (vegan) icing on the cake. Previous events have included tapas, a Mediterranean feast and a more traditional thali style meal but with all of the chef’s trademark contemporary twists.

 

After a string of sold-out events at The Joker pub in Angel, their next stop was Regent’s Canal by Victoria Park on The Floating Showroom canal boat. The boat in itself is truly magical. Decorated with bunting and filled with candles and quirky crockery, it seats a cosy 12 around one big table. Stepping in from the autumn chill to a cosy boat was a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Greeted with a glass of Prosecco or elderflower fizz on arrival, everyone got to know each other quickly and soon the boat was full of laughter.

ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats
ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats


Accompanied by live music from singer Sophie Burrows, we enjoyed an abundant afternoon tea full of wonders we didn’t even know were possible! Traditional elements of afternoon tea were kept alive with finger sandwiches and scones, but instead of cucumber and salmon the sandwiches were packed with a spiced pea Bombay filling. The scones were infused with cardamom and served with spiced apple and plum jam and clotted cream so thick and creamy it was hard to believe it was vegan. Instead of English tea, traditional Indian chai was served by the unlimited teapot, as well as coffee for caffeine fans. Tandoori vegetables and green lentil pate wraps, kachori (deep-fried lentil-filled tangy balls) and ondwa (courgette cakes topped with sesame seeds) were the other savoury delights on offer. Instead of their usual monthly pickle, the meal was served with a mild yet tangy tomato chutney that we could have happily eaten with a spoon (no judging!). The sweet treats too were out of this world. The aforementioned scones were accompanied by gold-dusted spiced carrot cakes and raw gluten-free brownies so deliciously rich and chewy that those not in the know would be none the wiser. By the end of the two hours every single cake and sandwich stand was empty and people were putting in requests for future styles of events!  
 

One of the best things about Ruby & Pickles is that they are opening people’s eyes to creative, appealing cooking.  Most of their guests to-date haven’t even been veggie or vegan - they just appreciate really well-made, inventive but traditional cooking. It’s no wonder every event so far has sold out.
 

Their next event sees them pop up in south London for the first time for an autumnal feast bursting with seasonable vegetables and flavours - all with an Indian twist. Most dishes at the event will be vegan, or otherwise will have a vegan alternative.  

We can’t wait to see where else they pop up in London!

 

WHERE?

Various locations - the next event is at The Pigeon Hole in Camberwell on Saturday 26th November.

 

HOW MUCH?

Tickets are £25 for three courses plus sides and available via Edible Experiences.

ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats
ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats
ruby and pickles london supper club veggie vegan - edible eats


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Amy's Kitchen Chilli, Mac 'N' Cheeze + More

This post is by guest blogger Jessie.

Amy’s Kitchen is a family-run company with a whole lotta love behind it. The company originated in California but is now huge in the UK, and there are certainly a lot of fans over here: everyone I come across who has sampled their delicious ready meals has nothing but positive things to say. The products are vegetarian, but more and more vegan options have been appearing on supermarket shelves lately. These include a range of vegetable soups, stews and also frozen burritos and curries ready to heat up in the oven or microwave. On top of this there's the Amy's staple chilli, which is the product I’m going to be talking about today, plus a VEGAN mac 'n' cheeze and a hearty lasagne. Amy’s kitchen are a dream for the days you’re feeling too lazy to cook, and you don’t feel guilty about it because all the ingredients are top quality – as I said a lot of love & care goes into this brand!

Amy's lasagne

Amy's lasagne

Bean burrito (also come gluten-free) with nutritional yeast

Bean burrito (also come gluten-free) with nutritional yeast

Warming korma

Warming korma

Rice mac 'n' cheeze

Rice mac 'n' cheeze

Let’s talk chilli. Everyone loves Mexican food and it’s one of the most vegan-friendly cuisines going. Amy’s kitchen chilli comes in a tin and is priced between £1.70-£2. I'm not usually drawn to canned food, but I’m telling you this is totally worth it. For those of you reading that like ‘meaty’ vegan food, this one's for you. The chilli not only includes kidney beans but also tofu which resembles and tastes like mince - without the gristle! This is a wonderful for a cheap midweek meal that would be perfect for a camping trip or to fool (and certainly impress) your non-vegan friends, and it also has an impressive amount of protein. Pair it up with a slow-baked jacket potato, some sweet potato wedges, wholegrain pasta (like @creatively_charlotte did below) or rice or on top of tortilla chips for a loaded plate of nachos! If you're feeling adventurous there’s also the option of creating burritos & tacos, perhaps with some Gary. One tin, many uses. It's definitely a winner in our book!

Amy's Kitchen products are available at Whole Foods, As Nature Intended, Planet Organic and Holland & Barrett stores throughout London plus an increasing number of supermarkets are now stocking a selection of their products. 

 

Thanks for reading and let us know what your favourite Amy's Kitchen meal is!

Jessie


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OPTIAT COFFEE SCRUBS: SCRUB, RINSE, RECYCLE, REPEAT

This post is by guest blogger Tasmin Taylor.

Optiat Coffee Scrubs / Coffee Scrub Review Vegans of LDN / VegansofLDN - London Vegan Sustainable Company

I'll admit, I'm not really a coffee drinker. More of a herbal tea kinda gal. But discovering Optiat's Invigorating coffee scrubs at this year's Love Natural Love You Show was somewhat life changing, well, morning changing at least.

Optiat Coffee Scrubs / Coffee Scrub Review Vegans of LDN / VegansofLDN - London Vegan Sustainable Company

I adore the smell of coffee, but I know that too much hard caffeine in my body sends me into a bit of a frenzy. Heart palpitations, hot flushes and headaches are never a good look. That's why I was so excited to discover a completely different way to get my caffeine fix, whilst doing a little good before 9am, too.

Optiat stands for "One Person's Trash Is Another's Treasure." Their Invigorating Scrubs not only leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and glowing, but they're environmentally friendly too.


Using high quality, and often organic, Arabica coffee beans, Optiat work with a number of coffee companies to help recycle and repurpose their beans to create a wonderful range of natural, sustainable, and low ingredient exfoliating scrubs. According to their website, "more than 500,000 tonnes of coffee is sent to landfill in the UK alone every year." What a waste!

Available in 3 varieties, Lemongrass & Peppermint, Clove & Cinnamon and Lemon & Black Pepper, Optiat's scrubs are gentle enough to use on your face (with care) and are packed full of antioxidants and caffeine to help stimulate blood circulation - effective against cellulite, stretch marks and dry skin conditions. Optiat suggest using no more than 4 times a week, but luckily, one scrub leaves your skin feeling smooth for days!

I tried all 3 scrubs and my personal fave has to be the Lemongrass & Peppermint. Nothing beats a bit of minty freshness in the morning to enliven the senses and leave the skin tingling. Lemongrass is said to be an excellent pain reliever too, perfect for the morning after an intense workout.

Inside the tub.

Inside the tub.

Optiat scrubs come in three varieties: Clove & Cinnamon, Lemongrass & Peppermint and Lemon & Black Pepper.

Optiat scrubs come in three varieties: Clove & Cinnamon, Lemongrass & Peppermint and Lemon & Black Pepper.

Optiat's Invigorating Coffee Scrubs are available online here priced at £9.99 per jar or £7.49 per pack. 

You can read more about Optiat's story here.


Thanks for reading!

TASMIN

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FIVE JUICY BURGERS YOU NEED TO TRY IN LONDON (YES, THEY'RE ALL VEGAN)


Burgers are without doubt one of the hottest food trends in London at the moment. Thankfully, vegans don’t have to miss out on the fun. Over the past 12 months, more and more vegan burgers have been gracing menus across the city, but despite the popularity of vegan junk food, it’s not just mock-Maccy D’s on offer. In fact, it’s easy to find plenty of amazing options bursting with vegetables and colour, and still rich in protein. To celebrate National Burger Day (August 25), blogger and supperclub host Sareta Puri has rounded up five of the top burgers currently being enjoyed by vegans across London. Read about more of the best vegan burgers at her blog, Sareta’s Kitchen.  
 

POMODORO E BASILICO, BRICK LANE & MORE

One of London’s best vegan food stalls in also home to not just one, but three of the city’s top vegan burgers. If we could have all three in this list we would but we’re going to have to go for The Good – traditional yet mouth-wateringly tasty. Created in front of you whilst you wait, a seitan beef burger is packed in a soft, seeded bun topped with salad, tomato, beetroot ketchup, carrot bacon and cashew cheddar. The best thing about Pomodoro e Basilico is that everything is 100% homemade – the burgers, the vegan cheese and even the buns. You can literally taste the love that’s in these bad boys.

Cost: £7 (sides not included)

Pomo's 'The Good' burger - also try The Bad & The Jack. (Image: @pomodoro_e_basilico)

Pomo's 'The Good' burger - also try The Bad & The Jack. (Image: @pomodoro_e_basilico)



MILDREDS SOHO, CAMDEN & KING'S CROSS

A London institution amongst veggies, vegans and omnivores, Mildred’s now has three branches across the city giving you ever more opportunities to salivate over their burger. Despite a broad and delicious menu it’s often hard to resist their tofu and lentil burger – one of two vegan options (the other being a Polish cannellini bean and beetroot blend). This is one of the healthier vegan burgers out there, packed full of puy lentils and tofu for a double protein bonus. If you don’t want the bun you can opt for a side salad instead.

Cost: £7 plain or £8 with vegan cheese (sides not included)

Mildreds' Polish burger with sweet potato fries. (Image: @yesitsallvegan)

Mildreds' Polish burger with sweet potato fries. (Image: @yesitsallvegan)



VEG BAR, HERNE HILL (BRIXTON)

The Fat Gay Vegan burger, or FGV, was co-created by the notable vegan blogger of the same name, and epitomises the ever popular vegan junk food in London. Styled on the famous Big Mac, you are served two very meaty looking and tasting meat-free patties in a triple layered sesame bun packed full of lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and ‘special sauce’ served with Cajun fries. Despite it being a ‘junk food’ option it was certainly more filling than anything you’d get served in a greasy chain restaurant and most definitely doesn’t leave you with the meat sweats.

Cost: £11.50 with fries
 

Veg Bar's FGV burger. Image: @saretapuri

Veg Bar's FGV burger. Image: @saretapuri



ARANCINI BROTHERS, DALSTON/OLD STREET/KENTISH TOWN

Despite specializing in risotto-based snacks and being an omni establishment, Arancini Brothers is fast developing a name for being home to one of the top vegan burgers in London. Even blogger Fat Gay Vegan recently professed his love for their burgers despite being the namesake of VegBar’s FGV Burger, as listed above. Arancini Brothers’ recent vegan addition to the menu is a mushroom and courgette risotto patty topped with caramelised onion jam, aubergine dressing, crispy onion, lettuce and tomato. Quite simply a masterpiece, combining their traditional risotto snack with one of London’s most popular food stuffs.

Cost: £8.80
 

Double aranicini burgers...

Double aranicini burgers...

...Best eaten with risotto balls. (Images: @gymfreebunny)

...Best eaten with risotto balls. (Images: @gymfreebunny)


BREWDOG, CAMDEN & MORE

Craft beer chain Brewdog have recently added the vegan Hail Seitan burger to their menu, delighting vegans up and down the country – not just in London. Having recently being registered with the Vegan Society, they don’t just offer vegan beers but now more vegan food options. The burger is a big juicy BBQ seitan steak lathered with tomato chutney and hummus and topped with crispy kale, all delightfully presented in a wholemeal bun and oozing with goodness. It can be a bit messy so be warned - top tactic is to cut it in half first, but then pick it up and make a mess anyway!

Cost: £8 (plus £2 for fries)

Chutney & hummus in a burger - Hail Seitan. (Image: @quarrygirl)

Chutney & hummus in a burger - Hail Seitan. (Image: @quarrygirl)


Where do you go for your vegan burger fix? Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? Let us know your opinions and find us on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter where we share vegan food & lifestyle options available to Londoners plus meetups & events. You can also subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page.


Thanks for reading!

SARETA


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TESCO CHEAP & HEALTHY FOOD

This week's Pick of the Week is something a bit different: we're showing you some cheap and healthy options available from Tesco supermarkets. Please subscribe to our channel for more vegan videos!

Let us know your favourite supermarket finds including accidentally vegan products! And don't forget - this week we're giving away two Leafcards to random subscribers on our mailing list. Scroll down and enter your email address to sign up for deals & news coming your way soon, and for the chance to get your hands on a Leafcard.

Thanks for reading!

Serena
Founder, VegansofLDN

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SAF RAW: DEHYDRATED & DELICIOUS

Saf Raw snacks have to be our Pick of the Week this week! Jump to 6:10 on VegansofLDN founder Serena Lee's video below for a run-through of the range (unless you fancy trying out Crow Pose first). Please hit subscribe on our YouTube channel - we decided to merge everything onto one channel so we can bring you more content plus the health & fitness content we love (because sometimes we need to balance our Club Mexicana nachos with some yoga).

Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Saf Raw / Saf Life Express: Raw Vegan Snack Review - Vegan Snacks in London, VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN

Find Saf Raw products at Whole Foods, Planet Organic and As Nature Intended or buy online. See all their stockists here and find Saf Raw on Instagram too.

 

Thanks for reading!

VOL

THE HERB LAB SUPPER CLUB, POND DALSTON

This week's Pick of the Week is from Sareta - Sareta & Serena headed to Dalston for a supper club run by The Herb Lab.
 

You'd think the concept of eating plants wouldn't be all that exciting for vegans given that it's what most of us do every day, but if you'd seen me and Serena at Herb Lab's herbalicous supperclub you'd think we were kids in a sweet shop. Which wasn't far off - just excited vegans in a gorgeous green sweet shop!

VegansofLDN Herb Lab supper club vegan dinner Dalston London review

WHAT?

Created by cook and herb-lover Sepideh Ardalani, who is assisted by knowledgable herbalist, forager and all round plant enthusiast Benjamin Smith, this is much more than just a dinner. This is an informative, fun and friendly dining experience. From the personal welcome on arrival from Sepi to the detailed menus and information booklets, attention to detail is key. The food comes across as simple - it's just grass and weeds, right...? But when you read about the ingredients (95 on the night we visited!) and then taste the flavours, you know that consideration and understanding is behind every dish, as well as very important medicinal properties.

Each event is slightly different and when we visited the focus was 'roll your own' wraps. Before this though we were presented with several flavoured waters starting with one with elderflower infused ice cubes which accompanied the amouse-bouche of dehydrated rhubarb and chard.

Elderflower iced water

Elderflower iced water

Rhubarb & chard crisps

Rhubarb & chard crisps

The chard was so moreish I could have eaten a plateful! If you like kale crisps, you'll LOVE this. The rhubarb was perhaps too sweet for me but complemented the sharp salty tang of the chard perfectly. With our bouches well and truly amused we were placated with even more herbal infusions to cleanse our palates before the astonishing 'non-conformist' raw salad. It was so pretty we didn't want to eat it but as soon as we tasted it we couldn't eat it fast enough! Although I did keep stopping to comment on how I didn't want this dish to end. What many would have seen as a pile of, albeit pretty, leaves and flowers, was to us a mouthwatering, clever dish that combined mallow leaves, elderflower fritters, fried thistles, golden oregano and wild flowers amongst the 20 ingredients in this dish. Perhaps the best salad I've ever tasted. Which is a rather bold statement for a plant-loving vegan.  

Herb Lab Supper Club Dalston London Vegan Dinner Review - VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN

After a reasonable wait where we got to know the other guests a bit more - another highlight of this intimate event - our mains arrived. Nori leaves and vegetable leaves for the wrappers, a tray of herbs and veggies for toppings including chevril, coriander, rose petals and lemon balm, as well as cashew ricotta stuffed courgette flowers for the vegans (by far the most epic of all the items on offer) and either wild rice or raw cauliflower and cashew rice, guests were free to create their own combination of wraps. Every single one I made was packed full of flavour and goodness. Who would have thought such simple ingredients could be so pleasurable?! Plant power to the vegans was all we could think!

Lettuce wrap

Lettuce wrap

Nori wrap

Nori wrap

Seaweed wrap

Seaweed wrap

After some more herby waters, dessert was upon us. Not just one, but two which complemented each other perfectly. The first, an elderflower popsicle on an oak twig (which you chew on after to clean your teeth!), the other a creamy coconut milk infused with berries which was probably my second favourite thing of the evening after the courgettes flowers.

Herb Lab Supper Club Dalston London Vegan Dinner Review - VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN
Herb Lab Supper Club Dalston London Vegan Dinner Review - VegansofLDN / Vegans of LDN

The meal ended with some dreamy tea (not vegan unfortunately due to including honey) however I knew I was going to face happy plant-based dreams no matter what!

Sepi has created something unique with her supperclubs and something that whilst not strictly vegan really celebrates the importance of and use of plants, which is something that I'm sure all vegans of London will appreciate.

 

WHERE?

The Herb Lab is at Pond Dalston, east London. Unit G2, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH.

Highlight: courgette flowers stuffed with cashew 'ricotta'

Highlight: courgette flowers stuffed with cashew 'ricotta'

HOW MUCH?

Rolling our wraps.

Rolling our wraps.

The Herb Lab's supper club is priced at £34 and we think it's more than worth the ticket price. The evening is a mixture of lovingly created & unique dishes, some herbal education and great conversation.

 

The Herb Lab's next supper club is on Thursday 21st July. You can find them at: 

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SARETA

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MAMOUNIA LOUNGE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Serena & Jessie headed for a full-on feast at Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge and it easily made our Pick of the Week!


WHAT?

Mamounia Lounge offers a fusion of Lebanese and Moroccan delights. Choosing what to eat off the menu took a while just because there was such a variety of appealing vegan options – we know that’s what you like to hear. We didn’t opt for a main because we wanted to sample as much mezze as possible; a little bit of everything is always so satisfying. However if you are feeling a main dish we were very tempted by the vegetable tagine served with dried fruits and almonds in a rich tomato sauce and tahini drizzle, the description of this is making us want to get back there straight away and try it!

ALL THE FOOD.

ALL THE FOOD.

We had truffle hummus - hummus is life and truffle hummus is the ultimate game-changer. For all your dipping pleasures there was Lebanese bread to accompany it.  Alongside it we had a colourful and vibrant grape and quinoa salad, a rich aubergine moussaka and the freshest falafel you could ask for. Of course you can’t come to a Lebanese restaurant and not try the falafel, vegan or not. The final dish we sampled from the mezze was vegetable filo pastries, which were absolutely delicious and definitely made our stomachs full.

Truffle hummus top-left, vegan moussaka top-right, sesame falafel at the bottom

Truffle hummus top-left, vegan moussaka top-right, sesame falafel at the bottom

Filo pastries stuffed with vegetables and the grape & quinoa salad on the right

Filo pastries stuffed with vegetables and the grape & quinoa salad on the right

 

As always though there was room for dessert - there’s a special space reserved for something sweet. We were served the most glorious tropical fruit platter you could imagine, the presentation was sensational and the fruit was on point. 

Mamounia Lounge restaurant Knightsbridge vegan menu review VegansofLDN / Vegans of London
Mamounia Lounge restaurant Knightsbridge vegan menu review VegansofLDN / Vegans of London

On top of this, Zack was the friendliest waiter, plus he made us believe in ourselves and push on to the challenge that was that fruit platter.

 

WHERE?

Mamounia Lounge is in Knightsbridge, not far up the road from Harrods, at 136 Brompton Road, SW3 1HY.
They also have a branch in Mayfair. Vegan options are different across branches so make sure you check with staff.

 

HOW MUCH?

Vegan mezze plates at Mamounia range from £6-8, salads are around £9-10 and mains are about £14. Cocktails are around the £10 mark.

 

More for your money: They'll pack up your leftovers in a takeaway box.

More for your money: They'll pack up your leftovers in a takeaway box.

So, for a fusion of delicious flavours and a tonne of vegan options get yourself down to Mamounia Lounge! Their weekend evening entertainment will be back soon too now that Ramadan is almost over. (Eid Mubarak!)


Thanks for reading.

SERENA & JESSIE

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THE GREENHOUSE, DEPTFORD

This week's Pick is from guest blogger Sareta who runs London supper club Ruby & Pickles.

 

I had been reliably informed that The Greenhouse serves one of the best vegan brunches in south London. So I decided to test this out whilst doing a round-up of top brunch spots in the borough of Lewisham for the Lewisham Card.

 

WHAT?

The Greenhouse is a community run café that’s been popular with south London locals since opening their doors in 2015. Whilst not a vegan operation, the café takes ethical business seriously, running on 100% renewable energy, sourcing their fair trade coffee directly from Guatemala and using compostable cups.
 

There are plenty of vegan options available including the oh-so-delicious vegan breakfast which I instantly went for (after drooling at the menu). This includes half a sliced avocado, roasted vegetables, mushrooms, homemade hummus, yachini (a rich potato dish from the Middle East) and sourdough toast drizzled with olive oil served with a salad topped with fresh tomato salsa. For something more simple there’s straight-up avo on toast however I would urge you to try the breakfast. The combination of flavours shows that the owners understand vegan food and the inclusion of yachini, which I’d never heard of before, was perhaps the highlight of the dish. A lot of homemade hummus can be dull and flavourless but not at The Greenhouse. It was a perfect consistency (not too lumpy, not too smooth) and you could taste the garlic and sesame without it being overbearing.

Vegan breakfast with avo sliced to perfection.

Vegan breakfast with avo sliced to perfection.

 

If breakfast isn’t your thing then there’s also a vegan salad of roasted veg, mushrooms, avocado and hummus served on a bed of greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots and courgette. You can add nutritional yeast for an extra 50p which is a great touch! There’s also a vegan sandwich of avo, hummus, courgette and sundried tomatoes with the option of having it in a wrap made either from organic sprouted grain or gluten-free brown rice (for an extra £1). The smoothie menu is worth a visit alone. Between us we went for The Greenhouse (on recommendation of the staff): avo, banana, cucumber, spinach, mint, morinca, lime and OJ, and The Remedy of oats, banana, avo, almond butter, apple, apple juice and lemon. Both were packed full of goodness and could easily be enjoyed themselves for breakfast.

 

The Remedy (left) and The Greenhouse (right) smoothies.

The Remedy (left) and The Greenhouse (right) smoothies.

 

To top it off the staff are super friendly and it’s a really cosy, light airy space with a really nice feel. The only thing that’s sad is that they aren’t open in the evening, but hopefully as time goes on they might branch out.

 

WHERE?

The Greenhouse is a five-minute walk from Deptford rail and DLR station and New Cross rail and Overground station.

 

How much?

The vegan breakfast is £7.50, which is really reasonable as the portion sizes are generous and filling. Salad is £6 which is the price salad should be! The sandwiches and wraps are £4.50 – 5.50 and smoothies are £3.50, which are all affordable decent prices.

 

Thanks for reading!

SARETA PURI

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VEGAN THAI FOOD

Today's review is from guest blogger Meg, who shares London vegan food at @thehappysappyvegan and her adventures across London & India at @megs173.


Vegan Thai Food take lots of pride in their name & food being uncomplicated and honest (they keep using the words 'easy peasy' because they're adorable). It's still early days and they're working on branding, but with their aroma of coconut and lemongrass, they've clearly got their food under control.
 

WHAT?

Surrounded on all sides by other exclusively plant-based stalls (I've found a new happy place), their mains include sweet potato red curry, chickpea yellow curry and stir fried tofu & broccoli - all served with rice and veggies. The two nicest women in the world not only encourage you to taste before you commit but, if you're as indecisive as I am, they're also more than happy to let you get a box of all three (for the same price!). My omni best friend was squealing as well - but don't take our word- for it: add a touch of spice to your day and sample Vegan Thai Food for yourself!

They're hoping to set up an Instagram and website in the next few weeks, but for now are sticking with #VeganThaiFood.

 

 

WHERE?

Every Saturday (11am- 6pm) and Sunday (10am - 5pm) at the Boiler House Food Hall, Brick Lane. It's indoors so neither rain nor snow can stop you!

 

 

HOW MUCH?

It's £5 for each of the mains (including all three mains mixed in a box) and their starters are priced at around the £2.50 mark (the spring rolls, dumplings and sweet potato fritters come highly recommended!).

 

Thanks for reading!

Meg

@thehappysappyvegan

@megs173

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BONNINGTON CAFÉ'S UNIQUE MEALS

This Pick of the Week is brought to you by our guest blogger Jessie Mulhern. We can't recommend just one dish, because their menu changes daily:

Bonnington Café seems to have gone pretty unnoticed in the world of vegan eats. This quirky little gem is heavily underrated but thinking about it that’s probably because you wouldn’t come across it walking down a high street filled with restaurants. The café appears to be some kind of converted house tucked away on a residential street, and I’d just love to live next door.  
 

WHAT?

Bonnington is a cosy vegetarian eatery with vegan options. On each of my visits it’s been completely vegan so maybe they’re changing their ways, which is great news! Their À La Carte menu changes each night, so every time you visit you can expect to sample a new innovative dish. Another selling point of this place is it’s bring your own booze. You read that right. You pay 50p to rent a glass for the evening and you can keep the bottles flowing - perfect for a birthday dinner!

Beetroot, curried red pepper and carrot and goulash ‘sausage’ are three of the soup starters I’ve tried here (don’t worry, it’s not just soup!) and I have to say they're the tastiest soups I’ve ever had. Mains have ranged from cannelloni with ‘ricotta’ ‘cheez’ sauce to mushroom and mung bean satay curry. On my last visit my taste buds were fully satisfied with a falafel mezze platter with roasted aubergine, fava beans in tomato sauce, black olive tapenade, cauliflower tabbouleh & roasted potatoes with smoked paprika. Alongside this, my friend sampled the red camaroque rice with sundried tomatoes, red pepper and butternut squash with cashew and chilli sauce. The description alone proves that a lot of thought and effort goes into these dishes, but have some photos too:


WHERE?

Ten minutes' walk from Vauxhall station.

 


HOW MUCH?

At £15 for a three-course meal, this has to be one of the best value-for-money plant-based eateries in London. There are only ever two options for each course. Some people may say that’s barely enough choice but I love this idea! You don’t sit there and spend twenty minutes deciding between twenty types of food and you’re guaranteed something new each time. It’s a winner. Each time I’ve visited with a friend we’ve got one of each option & shared. This way you get to taste the whole menu in one night & you can’t say that that often.


Check it out yourself and get down to Bonnington Café at once!

Jessie

Editor's note: Jessie makes a mean chickpea scramble.

VEGAN CHEESE PIZZA AT THE STABLE, WHITECHAPEL

When you think of Whitechapel cuisine, you'd be forgiven for thinking "Favorite Fried Chicken - Nando's - Perfect Fried Chicken - Londis -- then you're in Brick Lane". There are a LOT of choices for something-that-resembles-chicken lovers, but up until now the vegan options in this part of the East End have been pretty poor. Our go-to in the area is dhal and rice with a vegetable side dish (which, to be fair, Whitechapel eateries do well). 

So when we heard there was a new place in town serving vegan pizza WITH VEGAN CHEESE, we had to head down. We headed to The Stable with a couple of friends and were treated to what might be our favourite vegan cheese pizza yet.

 

WHAT?

The Stable is an omni restaurant with a modern-rustic vibe: clean but with soul. We headed straight through the front bar to the back, ceiling windows letting in the last bit of daylight as the band set up to play some live music. Tables were packed with suits, hipsters and everything in between.

The menu doesn't look very vegan-friendly, but all the pizzas are veganisable. (That's a word.) This is what we went for - we've modified the menu items to show you how we took out the animal products and asked for vegan cheese:

 

The Fresh Hawaiian £11.00
Our fresh tomato sauce, vegan cheese and fresh pineapple. Optional avocado and chilli.

We told the avo we loved her curves, but she insisted on being photographed in the dark - so excuse the lighting here.

We told the avo we loved her curves, but she insisted on being photographed in the dark - so excuse the lighting here.

The Hells Bells (using Naga chillies!) £11.00
Naga chillies, garlic, red onion, basil leaves, field mushrooms, our fresh tomato sauce and vegan cheese.

Whitechapel Stable Pizza Co Vegan Pizza Review VegansofLDN / Vegans of London


The Dorset Street Blues £11.00 (V)
Herb roasted potato, vegan cheese, roasted Spanish onions, English spinach, our fresh tomato sauce and... more vegan cheese.

Those sweet onions though.

Those sweet onions though.

Side salads (they come with a Dijon dressing and we asked to have them made vegan - they came with some sort of dressing so we guess it was vegan be default). 

Cider tasting board: One of our friends sampled five ciders that ranged from less sweet to more sweet. We think. We did check and Bee Sting is also vegan (we were suspicious, but no honey).

We were so, so full after these. We shared the three pizzas and each had different favourites - that vegan cheese is something else. The cheesy potatoes on top of the Dorset Blues' crust was definitely a highlight, and they also have not-your-average soft drinks that taste like candied flowers.

 

WHERE?

The Stable is at 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW, not far from the station. 

 

HOW MUCH?

The price here is about the same as most mid-range chains around London like Pizza Express or Zizzi's. The pizzas are £11 each, and we struggled to finish our salads (obviously eating the pizzas took priority). 

Our spread in all its glory.

Our spread in all its glory.

We are *so* grateful that The Stable has added vegan cheese to its menu - we love cheese-less pizza too, but it's great to have full alternatives to otherwise omni meals. 

Let us know where else is good for pizza around London and hit us up with suggestions of where to eat out. Follow us on InstagramFacebook & Twitter for more.

 

Thanks for reading!

Serena (@gymfreebunny)

Founder - VegansofLDN

 

KOREAN LOADED NACHOS AT JOEY'S KITCHEN

Joey's Kitchen has been on our radar for a while now - all-vegan, plant-based comfort food made from scratch, and always with one or more vegan options. Joey's spent a while turning DIY Space for London into their own vegan haven south of the river, and have now launched at Joyeux Bordel in Shoreditch. 

We headed to Joyeux Bordel's underground bar and were presented with a pleasantly unusual menu: 3 core items, each with a choice of cuisine style. There was a seitan hot dog, Joey's signature Jarlsberg melted cheese sandwich and their loaded nachos. Styles included Korean, American and Mexican.

The full menu (correct 25/4/2016)

The full menu (correct 25/4/2016)

 

WHAT?

We're suckers for (a) nachos and (b) pulled jackfruit, so we had to go for the Korean-style loaded nachos heaped with kimchi, BBQ jackfruit and pickled daikon. It was ma-siii-taaaa (we learned how to say 'delicious' in Korean one time, and that's our best shot). 

The portion size is great as a main for one or as a sharer for two. We'd be tempted to get two dishes and split them so to sample more things on Joey's Kitchen's menu. One fellow diner had the Jarlsberg sandwich and we had a bite (sharing is caring) - so we can confirm the American style Jarlsberg is equally delicious.

Photo: Joey's Kitchen (we just couldn't nail the underground lighting)

Photo: Joey's Kitchen (we just couldn't nail the underground lighting)

This is real sink-your-teeth-in, fill-your-belly-good food, and we're looking forward to heading back for some seitan.

 

WHERE?

Joey's Kitchen at Joyeux Bordel is on Curtain Road in Shoreditch, East London. The full address is: 147 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE. They're set up Tuesdays through Thursdays - check their Instagram for more info.

 

 

HOW MUCH?

Each main is £7 - great value for Shoreditch, and well worth it for creative food from a completely vegan company. The service is great (they may or may not have turned the lights up a bit for us in our attempt to take a photo) and you'll leave smiling from mouth to belly.

 

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Thanks for reading,

VOL

SALAD PRIDE'S PARSNIP & CASHEW COMFORT BOWL

Neal's Yard is London's sunniest spot come rain or shine, with bright buildings and artwork lightening up the greyest of British spring days. It's no surprise then that our Pick of the Week, new eat-the-rainbow café Salad Pride, has slotted seamlessly into the courtyard famous for its wellbeing-focused traders. 

WHAT?

Salad Pride is a brand new eatery serving breakfast bowls, salad bowls and comfort bowls, along with smoothies, hot drinks and Wholly Cakes. Founder David Bez began his foodie journey as a blogger, creating new breakfasts and lunches as side-projects and blossoming into an author with two cookbooks: Salad Love and Breakfast Love. He's now launched Salad Pride with his team and is feeding Londoners with a whole array of vegan options. Every main has a vegan option (most are vegan by default) and all the cakes are suitable for vegans and are refined-sugar-free too.

We opted for a coconut broth with parsnip ribbons, broccoli, black peas, coriander and sesame as it was a gloomy afternoon and we wanted something extra warming.

Coconut broth with cashews & parsnip

Coconut broth with cashews & parsnip

This was delicious. Fragrant and with a hint of sweetness to it, this Comfort Bowl (no.2 on the menu) filled us up till dinnertime. In hindsight, we should have taken a Wholly Cake with us to-go for later because we've been dreaming about them for a few days now.

A selection of Wholly Cakes in all their glory - vegan & refined-sugar-free cakes available at the counter

A selection of Wholly Cakes in all their glory - vegan & refined-sugar-free cakes available at the counter

 

WHERE?

Salad Pride is at 2 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden in central London.

Bunting fitting in with colourful Neal's Yard

Bunting fitting in with colourful Neal's Yard

David serving up some Salad Pride

David serving up some Salad Pride

Cookbooks, snacks and ChariTea available

Cookbooks, snacks and ChariTea available

 

HOW MUCH?

Mains are around £6, cakes around £4 and smoothies £5. We've included the full menu below (correct at 7/4/16).

Salad Pride Review Menu - Vegans of London
Salad Pride Menu Review - Vegan London

One of our favourite things about this visit was the warmth of the staff - it's one of those places that immediately welcomes you. We met David and two vegan team members, Carl and Carolina, and we were also lucky enough to get a sample of their homemade Nutella which we're praying will feature on the menu soon.

Next we'll have to head back for breakfast. And then salad. And then a Wholly Cake and a smoothie to take away. When it's whole foods & plant-based it's rude to say no!

Let us know if you head over to Salad Pride and remember to hashtag #vegansofldn in your photos so we can share.

Thanks for reading,

VOL

GET JUICED'S COCONUT CARAMEL SHORTBREAD

Our first April Pick of the Week is Get Juiced's plant-based shortbread slice oozing with caramel and topped with a dense layer of coconut-sugary chocolate.

We wanted to take the whole stack home, although it would have fed us for about two weeks.

We wanted to take the whole stack home, although it would have fed us for about two weeks.

WHAT?

Get Juiced is a 100% vegan juice bar & eatery in Tooting Market, South London. They have a whole-foods, plant-based approach to their creations and it pays off - their food and smoothies have the richest flavours and leave you full without bloating or a heavy feeling in your stomach. On this visit, we went for Get Juiced's chocolate shortbread with caramel and ended up sharing it with two guys in the queue behind us because we didn't want them to miss out. 

We love the straight-up labelling: there's nothing hidden, so the ingredients are all listed on the card. The coconut caramel shortbread contains gluten-free oats, dates, 3 parts of the humble and versatile coconut, cacao and a pinch of Himalayan salt to bring out all the natural flavours.

Next to the shortbread stack pictured is a cassava smoothie which was so thick it felt like a dessert and was the perfect balance of sweet-but-not-too-sweet.

Coconut caramel shortbread close-up

Coconut caramel shortbread close-up

WHERE?

Get Juiced is at Tooting Market, a short walk from Tooting Broadway station. They've also got a whole-foods pick 'n' mix in front of the juice bar, which we think is the future *bumps fists*.

 

HOW MUCH?

The coconut caramel shortbread costs £3.50, which is around the price of most of Get Juiced's sweet treats. We'd say it's a more filling alternative to a cupcake or a couple of whole-food energy bars, and it's much fresher too.

We'll be heading back to Get Juiced soon to eat our way through the rest of the menu! Till then, check out their offerings on Instagram.

 

Have a great week and thanks for reading.

VOL

FRILL FROZEN SMOOTHIES

The sun came out on Good Friday, and we're taking it as a cue to share some summer-ready frozen delights with you. 

 

WHAT?

Frill is a frozen smoothie you can eat in place of dairy ice cream. It can be scooped straight out of the tub or sprinkled with all your favourite toppings, and it has all the richness of gelato without any of the refined sugar. At the moment there are three flavours: Intense Chocolate, Bursting Berries and Refreshing Green - with two more coming soon. They're mainly based on water and dates, with other exciting foods thrown in to create the flavours, like the cocoa powder and carob gum in the chocolate one, and lots of vegetables crammed into the green one. We took one for the team and tried all three flavours (read: finished all three tubs).

Frill's 3 flavours: greens, berries & chocolate. 

Frill's 3 flavours: greens, berries & chocolate. 

We absolutely loved these - especially the chocolate flavour. The Refreshing Green tastes a bit more 'smoothie' than the other two, less decadent and more healthy-tasting which, with all the flavours having around 10x more fibre than ice cream, you'd expect across the range. But the chocolate and berry have that indulgent feel about them, making them our new go-to alternative to a jar of Lotus biscuit spread or a pack of Oreos. (Did we say that out loud?)

Refreshing Green, Intense Chocolate & Bursting Berries

Refreshing Green, Intense Chocolate & Bursting Berries

We topped one scoop of each Frill flavour with banana, pistachio, sunflower seeds and cacao nibs for our first serving.

If your freezer is extra chilly, you might want to take your Frill out about 25 minutes before eating. Our freezer is pretty arctic, and we're impatient, so we put our Frill tubs on top of our radiator and it ended up messy but delicious. If you leave it out for a bit longer, they turn into mousse and you've got a whole new dessert at your fingertips.

 

WHERE?

Londoners, you can get your Frill fix at Waitrose or Whole Foods. We got ours from Waitrose in Westfield Stratford, and will be back as soon as the new flavours come out.

 

HOW MUCH?

Frill is currently retailing at around £5.99 in Waitrose and Whole Foods, but don't hold us to it. We're too busy filling our baskets with Trek bars and Oatly to remember prices most of the time.

 

Let us know if you try Frill and hashtag #vegansofldn so we can see. If you want more Frill in your feed, find them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Happy Easter to those celebrating and have a great week!

VoL

AVOCADO TOAST @ LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN

Le Pain Quotidien is a brunch-perfect chain serving Belgian dishes and steaming bowls of coffee. You're sure to have spotted Le Pain Quotidien around London, but did you know they serve an array of vegan options? We went for a post-yoga meetup in Hampstead and tried two versions of LPQ's avo toast.

le pain quotidien

WHAT?

Top to bottom:
LPQ's signature avocado spelt toast with lemon and seeds and a hot chocolate with almond milk.
Omega Boost Tartine on rye toast with white beans and hummus with a matcha soy latte.

We'd recommend swapping slice for slice with your dining buddy to prevent a case of food envy. Both dishes are DELICIOUS, but you'll want to try a bit of each. The spring onions on the Omega Boost worked great because eateries chuck plain raw onion on meals way too often - the spring shoots were subtle and not overpowering. We also loved the avo-on-avo action with the top dish. They heard we like avo, so they put some avo on our avo so we can avo while we avo. WE LIKE YOUR STYLE, LPQ.

Carrot symbol = vegan, making it easy for us to get our SFV brunch fix. (Image: LPQ)

Carrot symbol = vegan, making it easy for us to get our SFV brunch fix. (Image: LPQ)

The almond hot chocolate rivalled the coconut milk variant we tried at recently-closed-down inSpiral, and the matcha latte gave us that spot-on feeling of indulged but still healthy.

Taking a moment to appreciate those white beans.

Taking a moment to appreciate those white beans.

 

WHERE?

Le Pain Quotidien currently have 16 branches around London - enter your postcode in their finder and they'll show you where to head. We visited the Hampstead branch and followed our visit with a sunny walk through the Heath.

 

 

HOW MUCH?

This meal came to £25, so around £12 a head, and we definitely think it's worth it. Service was great, the atmosphere was friendly and we left with bellies full but not heavy. We'll be back to try more of their vegan options soon for sure.

 

If you have any dishes or places you'd like us to try out, let us know by emailing hello@vegansofldn.com. Have a great week!

VOL

 

YORICA DESSERT BAR

The British love a good dessert: ice cream cones, cream-topped milkshakes and - more recently - frozen yoghurt, lovingly nicknamed 'fro-yo'. A summer's outing in London isn't complete without a scoop, slurp or spoon of the sweet stuff - so where does that leave those of us ditching the dairy?

Introducing Yorica: London's first free-from dessert bar. A pop of pastel blue on Wardour Street, Yorica restores our faith in humanity situated right next to an Iberian ham shop displaying hunks of cut up animals in the window. It might only be March, but the queue's already out of the door with health-foodies and vegans alike lining up for their free-from treats.

WHAT?

There are shakes, ice cream cups & cones and fro-yo flavours - all (wait for it) dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free AND vegan. Top with biscuits, berries, mango, sprinkles... it's all good. Flavours range from nut-free peanut butter to mango, matcha and classic vanilla.

Cookies & cream shake (Image: @yoricamoments)

Cookies & cream shake (Image: @yoricamoments)

Ice cream flavours (Image: @she.is.fitness)

Ice cream flavours (Image: @she.is.fitness)

Chocolate, cookies & cream, marshmallows & chocolate chips (Image: @deviantwellbeing)

Chocolate, cookies & cream, marshmallows & chocolate chips (Image: @deviantwellbeing)

The ingredients: rice milk, seaweed (as a gelatin substitute), vanilla bean paste, crystalline fructose, xanthan gum, guar gums and natural sugars. Yorica explain each ingredient's role here, and we love the transparency.

 

WHERE?

130 Wardour Street, Soho. Between Gail's Bakery and that gross ham shop.

 
Moringa, chocolate-beetroot & chocolate-peach. (Image: @gymfreebunny)

Moringa, chocolate-beetroot & chocolate-peach.
(Image: @gymfreebunny)

HOW MUCH?

We went for moringa (green, our favourite), dark chocolate & beetroot (red) and peach & chocolate (underneath):

A medium-sized dessert or shake will cost around a fiver. We took a bunch of people there on Monday night and got a bit excited with toppings, with our ice cream cup coming to £5.85. 



Hitting our sweet spot before summer's even arrived, Yorica is bringing a touch of sunshine to Soho and we can't wait to head back.


See you next week!

VOL