Ealing isn't short of a place to eat but when it comes to dedicated veggie and vegan restaurant choices, you have to dig a bit deeper for your dinner. If you're bored of the standard token veggie dishes, take a look at this handy guide to our favourite veggie, vegan (and gluten free) friendly eateries in the Borough of Ealing.
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Visit Vegan HQ on St Mary’s Road to stock up on all of you animal and dairy free produce. This friendly little venue plays host to an organic coffee shop, fast-food cafe and mini market. It also proudly holds the title of being the FIRST fully organic and vegan coffee shop in London!
The fantastic reviews of Falafel Box say it all: friendly and enthusiastic service, delicious food and a 5-star food hygiene rating! Whether it’s a warm falafel or seitan shawarma the food is all delicious. Located opposite M&S, give it a try and let the plant-based flavours and fresh fragrant Middle Eastern spices transport you to far away places.
Beehive on the Green
Specialising in Middle Eastern and organic cuisine, Beehive serves a mouth-watering range of hot and cold fresh food and drinks. The menu is full of a delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, with the staff always happy to make your own tweaks. The juices are freshly made, food is colourful and the staff are welcoming. As long as there's space in this little hive, it's well worth a visit. And if there's no space, there's always time for a quick takeaway!
The Twins Healthy Habitat
We’d like to draw your attention to this friendly little cafe, offering an extensive menu for vegetarians and vegans (food and drinks). The Twin’s healthy habit puts healthy, dairy free choices at the heart of its menu, at no expense to great flavour.
This little cafe on Ealing Green is packed full of organic, fresh ingredients which make up their extensive menu. Offering hearty portions of mix and match salads and hot food to eat in or take away. There is also a selection of vegan and gluten free cakes and biscuits that call out to tempt you. There's an extensive juice menu too which we often take advantage of. Well worth a visit.
Burnt Norton (named after a T. S. Eliot poem) serves a delicious ever-changing array of freshly baked sweet and savoury breads, pastries, cakes, hot and cold sandwiches, muesli's, smoothies, cold and hot drinks including top notch coffee. There's a great choice of vegetarian options and a few vegan choices too (we highly recommend the avocado on sour-dough toast).
Codfather Fish & Chips
The QOS team take their fish and chips very seriously, so we don't add a chippie without extensive research and vigorous approval processes. Codfather has made the cut by being tasty, having a hillarious name and also offering a niche; vegan chips! (No animal fat or cross-contamination). It's even been given the seal of approval by Ealing local and vegan celeb, Fat Gay Vegan.
Restaurants & Pubs
The Lord Nelson
Not strictly within the borough of Ealing, but close enough for us to include this little hidden gem of a pub nestled in the back streets of South Ealing Road. Dine in the cosy bar area or enjoy their lovely little garden if the sun shines. The Lord Nelson's team have a great awareness of veggie, vegan and gluten-free dining, offering some well thought out and delicious flavour combinations for their meat-free choices on their standard menu. They also host special meat-free menu nights which are always sell outs.
Follow their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the meat-free menu nights
Shikumen Ealing offers a great variety of delicious vegetarian options on its standard menu, presenting a colourful array of fresh and tasty choices. The vegetarian Dim Sum set menu will be sure to fill up the most hungry diner, featuring a range of vegetable dumplings, veggie spring rolls, Cheung Fun, plus grilled cauliflower and tenderstem broccoli. Oh and a great choice of cocktails and Sake which it would be rude not to try.
Charlotte's W5 has a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan options, evolving and updating with each seasonal menu. Dishes are packed full of so much flavour, even the most ardent meat-eater couldn't turn down the veggie offerings.
We love this cosy and friendly tapas bar on South Ealing Road. Choose from a range of delicious vegetarian and vegan options, which can be combnined with a tasty and inventive selection of equally delicious and colourful salads.
This family-run Tunisian restaurant, bakery, cafe & shop is situated next to Ealing Broadway station. They only use fresh and organic produce from Tunisian and local suppliers, to bring a unique taste and experience for those who appreciate good & healthy food. Plenty of delicious veggie and vegan dishes to choose from.
We recently reviewed Firezza's delicious pizzas and subsequently stumbled across their vegan and gluten-free menu options. The pizza customisation menu includes the choices of a gluten free base and vegan cheese. Then you can load up with veg to your hearts content!
Cheese or no cheese, there is no doubting the delicious pizzas on offer here. Santa Maria's legendary Neapolitan style pizzas are topped with fresh and flavoursome ingredients and can be enjoyed in their restaurant or neighbouring Red Lion Pub. Their dedicated vegan menu is exciting and inventive, offering flavour combinations which must be tried.
The owners at Parks Korean Kitchen on Ealing Green, are very active in promoting their veggie and vegan options. We have tried, tested and can confirm they are delicious.
Serving a delicious range of Indonesian food with lots of vegetarian and vegan choices. To quote their website, you'll have an "un-pho-gettable meal". We concur!
Shops & Supermarkets
Organic for the People
This unassuming grocery store is completely vegan and organic. In fact, it's "The first, (and only), 'high street based' 100% organic grocery store & deli in the UK, and 100% plant based". It's packed full of baking ingredients including oils, dried fruit, seasonings, tofu, seitan, tempeh, drinks, soup, tea, coffee, fresh veg and more. There are also plenty of gluten-free items. Follow them on Facebook to find out more about their seasonal produce and special events.
This tiny shop is bursting with a diverse all-natural selection of health related products (edible, medicinal and cosmetic) for all ages. Focusing on natural ingredients means there's a vast range of vegan, cruelty free and environmentally friendly items to choose from. The friendly owner can talk you through what's on offer. Pop in for a visit; you might be surprised what you leave with!
As Nature Intended
Not exclusively vegetarian, but there is no shortage of veggie, vegan and gluten-free food and ingredients on the shelves. Nearly all of their produce is organic and sourced from ethical suppliers. Not only is there a huge selection of "free from" food and drinks, there are also sections selling cruelty-free and environmentally friendly household, skincare and natural remedy products.
Vegan Phantom Pig
Friday 25th May
Orchard Cafe, Singapore Road, Green Man Lane, W13 0EP