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Where to eat vegan in East London

November 13, 2019

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Whether you’re trying to do a little bit for the planet, save the animals or are a full blown climate activist, our beers are just right for you. We love eating vegan with our Hop & Hemp brews too; delicious food compliments the full hoppy flavours perfectly.

Here are a few of our favourite East London vegan joints to eat at (and sometimes enjoy a beer or two at!)

Lele’s – Dalston & Clapton Starting out as a brunch, lunch and coffee place in Clapton, Lele’s has now expanded to dinner as well at their new Dalston site. The food created by founder and Head Chef Valentina is nothing short of delicious, inspired by her Italian heritage and travels around the world. Think Full Vegan Breakfast, Nourish Bowls, Vegan Carbonara, cakes… Lele’s has firmly marked itself on the London vegan food map. They’re serious about good food and coffee, but not much else! They have gluten free options and are dog friendly; they even have a menu for dogs. Their regular vegan afternoon teas and vegan baking workshops are definitely worth a try as well. www.leleslondon.com/ The Spreadeagle – Homerton London’s first 100% vegan pub! All their food, drinks, fixtures and fittings are plant-based and sourced sustainably where possible. The food comes from Club Mexicana who make banging vegan Mexican-inspired street food. It goes from Brunch Burritos and Huevos Rancheros in the mornings to Tacos, Nachos and Mexican burgers at night. Stay on for a dance to their regular DJs at 10pm, too. www.thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk/

Mildred’s – Dalston Mildred’s opened as a vegetarian restaurant in Soho, 1988, when there wasn’t any cool veggie restaurants around. They soon became a permanent fixture, and now have venues in Dalston, Camden and Kings Cross as well. Their menu is now mostly vegan, or at least has a vegan option. Treats include Sri Lankan Curry, Levant Chick’n Kebabs, Parsnip Apple Sausages and Mash. All their drinks are vegan, too, including cocktails (Salted Caramel Martini!) and organic wine. www.mildreds.co.uk/ The Vurger Co – Shoreditch 100% vegan fast food. That’s it! Oh, it’s really tasty as well. If you’re after fully loaded burgers accompanied by mac ‘n’ cheese and indulgent shakes, this is this place. Try the Auburger, an aubergine and chickpea chipotle patty with all the toppings and cumin mayo. www.thevurgerco.com/

WAVE – Clapton From the founders of Cupcakes & Shhht (the vegan cake stand in Camden), WAVE is a Bali-inspired vegan café providing good, honest, guilt-free food. Go for yoga in the morning (WAVE put on early morning classes), then have a brunch of stacked Classic Pancakes, Bali Bowl or a ‘Salmon’ Bagel. There’s GF options. Perfect for a wholesome weekend. weareveganeverything.com/ Arancini Brothers – Dalston and Old Street Handmade fried balls of creamy risotto? What’s not to like? Originating in Sicily, arancini has been delighting us since the 10th Century. The founders of Arancini Brothers learnt how to make their risotto balls properly from Sicilian chefs in Australia, and now incorporate them into burgers, salads, stews, wraps, as well as their classic risotto balls and sauce. Of course, everything’s 100% plant based, too.  Find them in Kentish Town, Dalston, Old Street and Maltby Street. www.arancinibrothers.com/

Try our Hop & Hemp brews next time you’re eating vegan; they’re available to buy at our store here.