With clean and green eating experiencing a boom in recent years, it’s no surprise that more and more top-class vegetarian restaurants and eateries are beginning to pop up all over the world.
We explore some of the best plant-based eating joints, dessert spots, and even takeaway venues worth giving a try right now.
Mildreds – London
Mildreds is a timeless classic within the context of plant-based havens. They’ve got restaurants all over London, including at Kings Cross, in Soho, Dalston, and in Camden.
Our favourite pick on the menu would have to the Sri Lankan sweet potato curry. And for those with a sweet tooth, a generous helping of the rhubarb polenta crumble for dessert.
Plant Food & Wine – LA
Chef Matthew Kenny’s Plant Food & Wine is as upscale vegan as restaurants come.
Whether you’re interested in brunch, lunch, or dinner, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds. Think kimchi dumplings, coconut cream pie, and cashew raclette – and that’s just for a start.
Nix – New York
New York’s Nix, a Michelin-starred establishment situated on Union Square, is the brainchild of chief John Fraser. The eatery was inspired by Fraser’s belief that eating vegan or vegetarian should not be a compromise or sacrifice – but a celebration.
Whether you’re in the mood for tandoor bread and dips or pickled cippolini pops to chow down on while playing online pokies in New Zealand, you’ll find it all at Nix.
Voner – Berlin
Vegetarians are people too – and people want to have fun dining out. Voner understands this and focuses on vegetarian-style fast food.
Be sure to try their wonderfully flavoured kebabs.
Plates – London
If vegan fine-dining happens to be your cup of tea, then look no further than chef Kirk Haworth’s Shoreditch eatery Plates.
Haworth’s reputation is impressive. He’s worked in several of the world’s best kitchens, including Quay (Sydney) and Napa Valley’s The French Laundry.
But meat isn’t the only commodity that’s been scrapped from the menu – because so has gluten, refined sugars, and typical fine-dining stuffiness and pomp.
You’ll like it.
Brammibal’s – Berlin
Vegan bakery. Need we say more?
You’ll find a world of soft and fluffy vegan doughnuts at Brammibal’s. Flavours include salted caramel hazelnut, matcha, and even Beyond Meat’s cheeseburger magic.
Sama Sama – Lisbon
While Portugal isn’t exactly known for cuisine that doesn’t involve seafood and chorizo, Lisbon’s Sama Sama is a fresh and welcome exception.
They specialise in vegan and vegetarian crepes, and all made to order fresh while you wait.
While their vegetarian crepes come wrapped in cheese, the vegan varieties are filled with delicacies like jackfruit stroganoff and mushroom.