Places for veggies to eat

Where are the best places for veggies or vegans to eat in Hackney, with or without their non-veggie friends?

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  1. yeahhackney - 17 September 2010, 8:09 am

    Vegan Cafe: Pogo Cafe http://www.pogocafe.co.uk on Clarence road

  2. ewebber - 17 September 2010, 12:26 pm

    Mess Cafe on Amhurst Road does a great veggie breakfast

  3. yeahhackney - 21 September 2010, 1:07 pm

    Apparently Vortex does a good veggie breakfast http://twitter.com/Ashley_Norris/status/25111939576

  4. ewebber - 21 September 2010, 1:09 pm

    Saf http://www.safrestaurant.co.uk – for posh vegan/raw food … and great cocktails

  5. kuxi - 29 September 2010, 11:41 am

    Any recommendations for a good veggie sunday pub lunch?

  6. ewebber - 29 September 2010, 11:48 am

    Have you tried Saf? I tried to get a veggie lunch at The Kenton which looked good but they’d ran out of nut roast”

  7. kuxi - 29 September 2010, 11:50 am

    its on my list but was thinking pub. i’ll head there if i can’t come up with anything else

  8. ewebber - 29 September 2010, 11:54 am

    If you go to the Kenton, lemmie know how it works out

  9. clapton_e5 - 29 September 2010, 8:55 pm

    Blue Legume on stokie church st is really nice for veggies or non-veggies. My favourite is Croque Madame and the Eggs florentine.

  10. ewebber - 30 September 2010, 12:16 pm

    @alexpink and I are off to the 5for5 launch tonight. Innocent “pop-up” veggie restaurant in old st – yum can’t wait!”

  11. ewebber - 30 September 2010, 12:17 pm

    @clapton_e5 Blue Legume is good, if a little hectic sometimes! I went in there once and they completely forgot to make our food 🙁

  12. alexpink - 30 September 2010, 1:53 pm

    Im looking forward to the 5for5 also. I am sooo hungry.

  13. deedee - 3 October 2010, 11:17 am

    Sparks Cafe in Springfield Park, or Cafe Z are my favourite places for a veggie breakfast. They both use free-range eggs too.

  14. ewebber - 17 October 2010, 2:12 pm

    @kuxi – I just had the veggie (nut) Roast at the Kenton Arms, it was alright and better than @alexpink ‘s chicken it seems

  15. alexpink - 17 October 2010, 2:16 pm

    @ewebber @kuxi – I wish I’d had the nut roast.

  16. quitepeculiar - 17 October 2010, 7:41 pm

    Hmm… so the nut roast is a winner at the Kenton Arms. Good to know.I haven’t dined for a main at the Duke of Wellington on Balls Pond Road, but I have had their chips (they were fine) and I had their apple & blackcurrent crumble pudding which was lovely. One would suspect the veggie offerings at the Duke to be all right. Here’s what their veggie selection looks like off their sample menu:Beetroot & goats cheese salad with vinaigrette £7.50Cumberland sausage & mash with red onion gravy £8Lentil & wild mushroom pie with new potatoes £8

  17. kuxi - 17 October 2010, 7:56 pm

    @alexpink never thought i’d hear that said. nut roasts have come a long way since i was last forced to have one at an office chrimbo party. we had dim sum from shanghai for lunch. they have a new dim sum chef and a new menu to boot. always excellent

  18. alexpink - 18 October 2010, 7:12 am

    @kuxi I am not usually a fan of nut roast either but that’s how bad the chicken was. It must have been a Tesco special. I haven’t had dim sum in ages, I must rectify this.

  19. ewebber - 18 October 2010, 1:25 pm

    Personally I think nut roast is ok, but I don’t see the particular need to replace the meat – there is a lot more going on already, just give me roast potatoes, yorkshire pud, gravy and veg and I’m happy

  20. ewebber - 2 November 2010, 7:59 am

    Hey @kuxi, you should share your map on here

  21. lizzie - 2 November 2010, 7:05 pm

    I like nut roast but I would also be happy with everything else minus the meat.. minus about a fiver as well of course. It makes me so cross in pubs when my penne with red sauce is almost the same price as someone’s steak.The White Hart does quite a nice vegetarian Sunday lunch. Also, can get a good HLT (haloumi, lettuce & tomato) sammich for £4Can’t believe I’ve never been to Pogo or Spark before, I am definitely going to check them out.

  22. ewebber - 2 November 2010, 7:15 pm

    mmmmm HLT FTW

  23. lizzie - 6 November 2010, 5:54 pm

    had the spark cafe vege breakfast this morning so goodhttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/5151791974_4abd2b7efa_b.jpg

  24. lizzie - 6 November 2010, 5:55 pm

    there is a potato waffle UNDER the egg, that was the best

  25. ewebber - 6 November 2010, 5:59 pm

    @lizzie – I have a Spark usual (although it’s been a while since I went): Apart from no beans (I can’t stand them) I always ask for Halumi to be added – perfect veggie breakfast.Just a quick site tip – if you put the flickr page url in (rather than the image url) it will embed the photo

  26. kuxi - 6 November 2010, 6:45 pm

    Just back from holidays, nice to see a few posts from this group. Looking forward to trying out the breakfast.Here’s the Veggie Map… http://bit.ly/veggiemap

  27. lizzie - 6 November 2010, 7:39 pm

    @kuxi you need to put Carnivale on!http://www.carnevalerestaurant.co.uk@ewebber – will it still work even if my flickr page is private?test http://www.flickr.com/photos/stillafly/5151801378/

  28. lizzie - 6 November 2010, 7:44 pm

    and also @kuxi (my favourite)http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/gallery-cafe/gallery-cafe

  29. kuxi - 6 November 2010, 10:33 pm

    @lizzie done & done. haven’t been to St. Margaret’s House, looks excellent

  30. ewebber - 7 November 2010, 6:41 am

    @lizzie – re: the photo – I guess not!

  31. kbellamy - 7 January 2011, 8:54 pm

    My favorite veggie in the area: The Dove on Broadway Market makes a mean veggie burger, and also has a great potato and sausage veggie meat dish… The Route Master near Brick Lane (suppose not technically hackney, but it’s close by) is all veggie, and you can eat on a bus :)… The New Noodle Bar near Tesco is a great cheap place… I had their mixed veggie and tofu over rice last night and it was only £4

  32. goodlegs - 7 January 2011, 9:00 pm

    Wow! Lots of awesome suggestions up here – thanks!

  33. veganese - 10 January 2011, 2:20 pm

    I had a really awesome vegan Sunday breakfast at Pogo Cafe on Clarence Road. Was only £6.66 for the ‘devil’ breakfast. I’m going back there next Sunday evening to try out the NutRoast! 🙂

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