London is one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities, with a huge range of vegan options available. You can find vegan alternatives to almost anything – and burgers are no exception.
Nowadays, vegan burgers are not just widely available but incredibly diverse. They can be made of anything from soya and seitan to beans and vegetables. They may be fancy artisan burgers, or simple fast food-style offerings.
Whatever your preference, you’ll be sure to find something to your taste. Here are 35 of the best places to get vegan burgers in the capital.
Mooshies serves handmade vegan burgers made from whole food ingredients. Its burgers are made of everything from pulled jackfruit and oyster mushrooms to aubergine, quinoa, and black beans. They come with an array of toppings like caramelised onions, mayo, vegan cheese, gherkins, and lettuce.
The burgers are served in a multigrain brioche bun, and gluten-free options are available for some dishes. Find Mooshies at 104 Brick Lane, E1 6RL.
2. The Vurger Co
The Vurger Co began as a market stall and crowdfunded its first restaurant in March 2018. Its burgers are fast food-style, but made with fresh vegetables, beans, and grains. Choose from the Auburger (made with aubergine, chickpeas, and red onion), the MLC (roast mushrooms and borlotti beans), and more. All burgers come with homemade sauces and an array of other toppings, including mayo, salsa, and vegan cheese. Sides include pesto mac ‘n’ cheese and skin-on fries.
Gluten-free buns are available, and you can also order your burger as a salad bowl instead. Find the Vurger Co at Unit 9, Avant Garde Building,6 Richmix Square, Cygnet Street, E1 6LD and Unit 1 The Wharf Kitchen, Jubilee Place Lower Mall -2, E14 5NY.
3. Temple of Seitan
Temple of Seitan is one of the best-known vegan fast food places in London. It offers a range of burgers and fried chicken dishes made with seitan, a realistic meat substitute made of vital wheat gluten.
Its burgers come with toppings like vegan cheese and bacon, pickles, onions, and vegan mayo. Temple of Seitan has two locations – Camden and Hackney. Find them at 103a Camley Street, N1C 4PF and 10 Morning Lane, E9 6NA.
Mildred’s is a vegetarian restaurant which first opened in Soho in 1988. It now also has locations in King’s Cross, Camden, and Dalston.
Two of its three burgers – the Mexican black bean burger and the buffalo chick’n burger – are vegan. You can choose to add vegan cheese to either for £1.50. Both come with mayo, onions, and various other toppings.
byCHLOE is a vegan fast food mini-chain which started in the US and has expanded to London. Currently there are locations in Covent Garden and One Tower Bridge, with more coming soon, Though the meals are junk food-style, they’re made with whole ingredients.
It has two burgers – the Classic and the Guac. The former is made with tempeh, lentil, and chia, the latter with black beans and quinoa. Both can be made gluten-free.
Vx is a vegan shop and junk food cafe in King’s Cross with a range of meals like vegan nuggets, cheesy chips, and nachos on the menu, along with desserts.
It has four burgers – the Vx burger, the blue cheese salad hamburger, the Philly, and the Jacky Burger (topped with barbecue jackfruit). There’s the option to have vegan cheese on any of them. Find Vx at 73 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BT.
VBurger is an all-vegan burger bar aiming to serve fast and delicious street food. At its location in Camden, it serves four plant-based burgers. There’s the famous “bleeding” Moving Mountains burger, as well as a beetroot burger, seitan schnitzel, and falafel burger. Sides include onion rings and sweet potato fries. Find VBurger at Camden Market, next to Gilgamesh restaurant.
8. Biff’s Jack Shack
Biff’s Jack Shack describes itself as “filthy AF vegan junk food in London”. Most of the food is made with deep-fried jackfruit, which has a meat-like texture.
There are six different burger options on the menu, from the Father Jack with “bacon” jam to the brisket-style Jack Twist with with lime yoghurt and slaw. Biff’s Jack Shack has locations in Boxpark, Walthamstow, and Homerton.
9. Wicked Vegan
Wicked Vegan is another all-vegan junk food restaurant. There are four burgers available, from the healthy Cheeky Pea (made with chickpeas and barley) to the more indulgent Wicked Jack, made with deep-fried jackfruit. Find Wicked Vegan at 14 Hildreth Street, Balham, SW12 9RQ.
10. The Full Nelson
Based in Deptford, The Full Nelson is a bar and vegetarian kitchen. There’s a vegan version available of every single option on the menu, including the three “beef” burgers and two “chicken” burgers. The burgers are pretty standard plant-based patties, with toppings like mayo, hot sauce, and onion. Fries and other sides are available too. Find The Full Nelson at 47 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PH.
11. 222 Vegan Cuisine
222 Vegan Cuisine claims to be “London’s favourite vegan restaurant”. It opened in 2004 and uses mainly fresh natural ingredients.
Its 222 Fresh Burger is made with asparagus and petit pois and served with avocado and truffle mayo. The bread is gluten-free, which is good to know. Find the restaurant at 222 North End Road, W14 9NU.
Farmacy is an organic plant-based restaurant in Notting Hill. It focuses on whole food ingredients, which is why its Farmacy burger is made with millet, black beans, and mushrooms. At £16.50, it’s on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but it does come with fries – either ordinary or sweet potato. It’s served in a sourdough bun with aioli, ketchup, pickles, and more. Find Farmacy at 74 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH.
13. The Gallery Cafe
The Gallery Cafe is a community project by the organisation St Margaret’s House. All the food is vegan and affordable, and profits go straight back into the organisation.
The Gallery Cafe Burger is a black bean and beetroot patty in an avocado brioche bun with vegan cheese, crispy onions, and other toppings. You can choose from a side salad or fries. Find the Gallery Cafe at 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL.
14. Honest Burgers
Honest Burgers is a national burger chain with several branches in London. It has the famously meatlike Beyond Burger on its menu, served with vegan mayo and smoked “Gouda”. All the chain’s burgers come with rosemary salted chips.
15. Black Cat Cafe
Black Cat Cafe is a cooperatively-run vegan cafe in Hackney. One of its best-loved dishes is its beef-style burger, made with seitan and soya mince. It’s served with mayo, gherkins, and tomatoes, along with homemade chips and salad. Find Black Cat Cafe at 76A Clarence Rd, E5 8HB.
16. Arancini Brothers
Arancini Brothers started as a market stall on Brick Lane. The two Australian founders are best known for their vegan risotto balls, but they also serve other plant-based dishes, including a vegan burger with smoky paprika fries. Arancini Brothers now has locations in Dalston, Kentish Town, and Old Street, as well as a street food van.
17. Pomodoro e Basilico
Pomodoro e Basilico is a market stall run by an Italian vegan chef. Alongside traditional dishes, she also serves several types of seitan burger, including a schnitzel burger and a gluten-free option. Pomodoro e Basilico can be found at various markets around London, like South Kensington and Bloomsbury.
18. Cut + Grind
Cut + Grind is a fairly typical burger restaurant in King’s Cross. Most of its offerings are meat-based, but it also has a vegan burger made with miso-glazed aubergine, sesame slaw, ketchup, and pickles. At £10, it’s also one of the cheapest options on the menu and comes with triple-cooked handcut fries. Find Cut + Grind at Urbanest Building, 25-27 Canal Reach, N1C 4DD.
Flipside serves a range of grab-and-go plant-based foods, from whole foods to meatier options. There are several burgers on the menu, from the standard quarter-pounder to the cheesy Queso Fundido and the Barbecue Double Melt. Most come with vegan cheese. Find Flipside at 87 Cowcross St, EC1M 6BH.
20. Patty and Bun
Patty and Bun is a burger chain with several locations around London, including Liverpool Street and Goodge Street. Its Whoopi Goldburger is made with tempeh and mushrooms and comes with vegan Gouda, onions, pickles, and more. You can add vegan bacon for £1.50.
21. Redemption Bar
Redemption Bar describes itself as “the world’s healthiest bar restaurant”. All its food is vegan and gluten-free, and there are raw options. The bar is alcohol-free.
The burger on the menu is made with black beans, mushrooms, and beetroot. It comes with caramelised red onion marmalade, kimchi super slaw, and chunky sweet potatoes. Find Redemption Bar at 320 Old Street, EC1V 9DR.
22. Handmade Burger Co
Surprisingly, this national chain has several vegan options on the menu. They include the Cajun Bean, Veg Mex, Thai Vegetable, Falafel, and Sweet Potato and Bean burgers. You can also swap goats’ cheese for vegan cheese on the vegetarian burger. The chain’s only London branch is in Wembley, at London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 0FD.
Byron is an American-style hamburger restaurant chain with 35 locations across London. These include Holborn, Beak Street, and Leicester Square. Its Beatnik burger is a vegan falafel party with onions, avocado, baby kale, and rainbow slaw.
24. Halo Burger
Halo Burger is the U.K.’s first all plant-based “bleeding burger” joint. It serves the Beyond Burger with various toppings, such as a quarter-pounder with vegan cheese and a hamburger.
Halo Burger is located in POP Brixton, a project repurposing disused land into a space for independent local businesses. Find it at 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ.
25. Comptoir V
Comptoir V serves international vegan food. The menu is diverse and includes three burgers – a falafel burger, portobello mushroom burger, and a three-bean patty with vegan cheese, mayo, and barbecue sauce. Find Comptoir V at 1 Keslake Mansions, Station Terrace, NW10 5RS.
Brewdog is a chain focusing on beer, but it also serves food to go along with it. It has two vegan burgers – the Hail Seitan, with a barbecue seitan steak, chutney, and hummus, and the buffalo cauliflower burger, which contains a cauliflower steak and vegan mayo. Brewdog has locations in Brixton, Camden, Canary Wharf and more.
27. Yeotown Kitchen
Yeotown Kitchen is a healthy, mostly plant-based restaurant. Its food contains no dairy or refined sugar.
Bounce Back is its vegan cheeseburger, made with lentils, quinoa, mushrooms, and walnuts. It comes with sweet potato wedges and a side salad, as well as vegan cheese. Find Yeotown Kitchen at 40-42 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7QL.
As the name implies, Meatliquor is heavily focused on meat and alcohol. But there is a vegan option on the menu – the Burgaloo, made of black beans, beetroot, and spiced potato. It comes with ketchup and garlic mayo. Find Meatliquor at 133b Upper Street, N1 1QP.
29. Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Another national chain, Gourmet Burger Kitchen has two vegan options. The Californian is a bean burger with vegan cheddar, avocado, and mayo. The Jack in a Bun is made with quinoa and butternut squash and topped with pulled jackfruit and pickled onions. Gourmet Burger Kitchen has several locations around London, including Waterloo, Covent Garden, and Wimbledon.
30. Lucky Chip
Lucky Chip is a burger place with locations in Islington, Tottenham and Kilburn. The Woody Harrelson is a portobello mushroom burger with aubergine, vegan cheese, roasted pepper, and vegan aioli. A side of buffalo cauliflower is available too.
31. Mac and Wild
Mac and Wild specialises in Scottish produce. The menu is meat-heavy, as might be expected, but there are vegan options too. The Bloody Roots burger is a vegan haggis burger with “cheesy” fondue, mayonnaise, and salad.
Mac and Wild has two London locations. Find them at 65 Great Titchfield Street,W1W 7PS and 9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN.
32. Burger UK
This London-based burger restaurant recently added a vegan option to its menu. It’s a cheesy patty made with mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, and more. The burger is served with chilli sauce, mango chutney, and onion rings. Find Burger UK at 8 Ferdinand Street, NW1 8ER.
33. The Gate
The Gate is a veggie and vegan restaurant with four London locations – Marylebone, St. John’s Wood, Islington, and Hammersmith. Its beetroot cheeseburger can be made vegan by swapping the cheddar for vegan cheese at no extra cost. The burger comes in a pretzel bun with salad, mustard, and maple dressing.
Govinda’s is Hare Krishna-run and one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in London. It describes its food as “karma-free”. There’s a vegan burger on the à la carte menu, and at £3.95, it’s extremely affordable. You can add salad for £1. Find Govinda’s at 10 Soho Street, W1D 3DL.
35. Dirty Bones
Dirty Bones is another American-style restaurant serving mostly burgers. Its Vegan Classic combines a “bleeding” burger with vegan cheese, gherkins, and red onion. Dirty Bones has locations in Kensington, Carnaby, Soho, and Shoreditch.
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