For vegans who love an afternoon tea, sometimes it can be tricky to find somewhere to satisfy your sweet tooth. When it comes to afternoon tea, a lot of options are off limits – eggs, cream, butter and milk seem to feature quite heavily in a lot of afternoon tea menus, so when you find a vegan alternative it’s a dream!
We’re bringing you the best vegan afternoon teas in London, whether you’re a local or just visiting London for the day. Enjoy!
1. OXO Tower
Another afternoon tea that’s not to be missed. This stunning building offers vegan scones, ‘sausage’ rolls, and vegan sarnies to keep your taste buds satisfied. There is also a wide range of cakes and sweet treats to choose from whilst you enjoy the view over London.
2. By CHLOE
By CHLOE has become a vegan favourite in recent years and now offers a vegan take on a British classic. Their plant based afternoon tea alternative using tofu and veggies to create a take on classic sandwiches and salads. The menu features delicious treats for those with a sweet tooth with a selection of mini vegan cakes and cupcakes available.
3. Sanderson Hotel
This Hotel is well known for the Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, that is now available for vegans too. The Hotel has a vegan menu that uses vegan substitutes like cucumber sandwiches and vegetable rolls. You won’t need to skip the sweet stuff either, with a full range of vegan mini desserts you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Claridge’s is world famous for its afternoon tea that is a quintessentially British attraction. Whether you’re a tourist, or just a Brit looking for a vegan treat, Claridge’s afternoon tea doesn’t disappoint. With vegan sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries, there is lots on offer so you needn’t worry about having restricted options because of your vegan diet.
5. One Aldwych
Winner of best afternoon tea in London in recent years, One Aldwych Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea is a delight. With golden chocolate eggs and candyfloss galore, you’ll have loads of vegan delights on the table to indulge in.
6. Cafe Forty One
As London’s only vegan french patisserie, Cafe Forty One has gained a lot of recognition as the place to go for vegan desserts, cakes and pastries. It’s no surprise then that their afternoon tea is such a hit with vegans. With daily changing sweet options and an array of savoury delights like brioche rolls with cream cheese and smoked carrot ‘salmon’ and aubergine ‘bacon’ and mayonnaise on sourdough, you won’t be disappointed.
7. Cake Boy
Eric Lanlard’s amazing bakery offers a gorgeous vegan afternoon tea that’s specially crafted to include goodies like red velvet cake, avocado chocolate cups and macaroons. You’ll thank your lucky stars you found this place, as although it’s a little bit out of the way, it’s a vegan dream.
8. Brigit’s Bakery
Brigit’s Bakery, or B Bakery, has an amazing vegan afternoon tea that can be enjoyed whilst on their bus too! Their vegan afternoon tea includes freshly-cut sandwiches with fillings such as beetroot and cucumber, avocado and carrot, mixed roasted veggies and more. Their sweet options include panna cotta, chocolate mousse and lemon drizzle. Not to be missed!
9. Egerton House Hotel
This hotel has been popular for its afternoon teas for years, and now vegans can get in on the action too. The 5* Luxury Hotel has a delicious vegan menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. With vegan sandwiches, scones, cakes and tarts you’ll enjoy an indulgent experience no matter what your dietary requirements.
Dukes offers a luxury afternoon tea experience in Central London. The Vegan Walnut and Chocolate Brownie is a firm favourite, whilst the Blackberry Ganache or Seasonal Fruit Gel and Apple Compote might suit those with a more fruity palate. Either way, you’ll have lots to choose from, and all topped with a delicious class of bubbly.
Lele’s beautiful display of vegan treats is only available one sunday of the month, so be sure to book if you want to try it out. Described as a must-see for vegans in London by Stylist Magazine, this foodie heaven is definitely one to watch.
Farmacy is located in Notting Hill, in a gorgeous spot that’s very tourist friendly. The vegan kitchen is offering a dairy free, vegan afternoon tea that avoids the classic creams, eggs and butter that you normally see in an afternoon tea. Their food is free from additives and chemicals and some of their bakes even contain CBD if you want to really treat yourself.
13. Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason are British pioneers of afternoon tea, so their recent addition to their menu has been welcomed by vegans who want to try some delicious afternoon delights in these classic tea rooms. They have sandwiches with vegetable fillings such as avocado, grilled courgette and artichoke pesto, and desserts that use plenty of fruit and sub out the dairy.
14. The Savoy
The Savoy is renowned for being a stunning place to enjoy afternoon tea. Vegans who have longed to enjoy tea and a scone in this world famous establishment can now breathe a sigh of relief. The hotel now offers vegan afternoon tea which includes finger sandwiches with fillings such as truffle tofu with mustard cress, roasted courgette and babaganoush and peperonata with hummus.
15. Cutter and Squidge
Cutter and Squidge have a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea featuring all natural bakes and drinkable potions! Vegans will love the sandwiches that are filled with roasted veggies and the desserts that are full of vegan friendly alternatives to their classic cakes and bakes. Enjoy a vegan chocolate cake or a plant-based lemon and coconut potion – with lots of options you won’t walk away hungry!
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