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While restaurant doors remain closed to the public for now, many have started launching delivery services to help feed hungry Londoners during this stressful time. One restaurant scene that’s raised its delivery game is plant-based restaurants, who have been offering everything from veganised versions of British classics to mid-week cheat meals, healthy grains bowls to towering pancake stacks.

Those looking to get their vegan fix, we’ve rounded up nine of London’s best vegan restaurants delivering their delightful dishes to your door during lockdown.

Farmacy 

One plant-based resto we are fully obsessed with is Notting Hill favourite, Farmacy. On a mission to create dishes that “have the power to restore, rebalance and heal”, Farmacy is the perfect option if you’ve grown tired of cooking but still want a healthy lunch or dinner option. 

Their truffled mac n ‘cheese’ is a must-try if you’re looking for a delicious alternative to the real deal. And, no order is complete without adding their popcorn and coffee vegan cheesecake to your basket. It’s a great mid-week sweet treat.

Mildreds

Diane Thomas and Jane Muir have been on a plant-based mission since 1988, when their first outpost opened up. Over thirty years later and Mildreds has become a renowned vegan establishment, helping to prove veganism isn’t just a ‘fad’. Right now, their Kings Cross and Dalston outposts are delivering to your doorstep so you can enjoy their hearty hot favourites and ready meals from the comfort of your kitchen. If you’re after a mid-week tipple too, opt for one of their homemade negronis or fig Manhattans.

Mao Chow

One of our favourite east London haunts is Mao Chow, the vegan restaurant known for bringing us authentic Chinese flavours in the form of spicy sesame noodles, oyster mushroom bao and cabbage and ginger dumplings. The menu may be short and simple, but every bite packs a punch on the flavour front. If you’re a Hackney dweller, we’d seriously recommend getting your hands on their vegan bites.

What The Pitta! (Camden)

When news broke that What The Pitta! Won the award of ‘Best Takeaway in London’ at the British Kebab Awards 2020, it was a huge win for vegans and kebab lovers across the UK. Every döner is jam-packed with spiced soya pieces, mixed salad, tzatziki, homemade hummus and chilli sauce stuffed inside a freshly made wrap. One bite of their devilish wraps will cure any Zoom hangover you’ve got lingering from the night before.

Stem + Glory 

Since crowdfunding back in 2016, Stem + Glory has grown from strength to strength and now hails fully plant-based outposts in both Cambridge and London. Right now they’re in the middle of launching their delivery and collect service so you can enjoy their veganised versions of your favourite meals. Until their relaunch you can tune into their live cookalong session with chef Eddie Z every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to recreate some of their restaurant favourites. Their buffalo cauliflower recipe is out of this world.

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by CHLOE

Those looking to curb their fast-food cravings should make their way over to by CHLOE for the ultimate plant-based recreations. Indulge in this as a mid-week treat or splurge your weekend cheat meal with one of their tasty burgers. 

Menu highlights include their pesto meatball sandwich slathered with marinara sauce; the guac burger made from black bean, quinoa and sweet potato stuffed in a bun and topped with endless corn salsa; and their mac n cheese, made using sweet potato and cashew and topped with shiitake bacon nibs.

Neat Burger

Neat Burger is the brainchild of Formula One champion and vegan pioneer, Lewis Hamilton and since opening last year has soared in its delivery. Right now you can order their guilt-free burgers, tater tots and creamy shakes to your door. We’d highly recommend making the burgers cheesy, or even doubling up if you’re looking to feast out.

Neat Burger also works in association with Beyond Meat and The Eden Projects, and for every product sold, a tree is planted. So you’re doing your bit for the environment all the while eating a delicious burger and fries.

Picky Wops

Picky Wops don’t do pizza by halves. Plant-based lovers can enjoy every topping under the sun when you order through them, from BBQ ‘chicken’ to aubergine parmigiana. You’ll want to order in the masses because every single dish is as good as the next. And, they sell the best dough balls and garlic butter in London.

Hungry Beast

Right now is an incredibly tricky time for the hospitality scene but one delivery service that’s raised its game is Hungry Beast. These guys opened up just four weeks ago (yep! Right in the middle of lockdown, like true lockdown heroes) and have been bringing hungry Londoners tasty South Asian dishes to enjoy during this crazy time. The menu is hugely extensive and you’ll spend hours just trying to choose, but the execution is oh, so worth it!

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