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?


  1. Vegan Cafe: Pogo Cafe on Clarence road

  2. Mess Cafe on Amhurst Road does a great veggie breakfast

  3. Apparently Vortex does a good veggie breakfast

  4. Saf – for posh vegan/raw food … and great cocktails

  5. Any recommendations for a good veggie sunday pub lunch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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. @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. @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. 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. Hey @kuxi, you should share your map on here

  21. 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. mmmmm HLT FTW

  23. had the spark cafe vege breakfast this morning so good

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

  25. @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. 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…

  27. @kuxi you need to put Carnivale on! – will it still work even if my flickr page is private?test

  28. and also @kuxi (my favourite)

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

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

  31. 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. Wow! Lots of awesome suggestions up here – thanks!

  33. 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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