Eat well during Vegetarian Week

16th-22nd May is Vegetarian Week and with more and more people cutting back on meat or even completely switching to meat-free diets, we take a look a London's best veggie treats.
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Four of the BEST Vegetarian Burgers and Hot Dogs

Quinoa Burger @ Absurd Bird
The Portobello mushroom burger is out and isn’t quite loud enough for Absurd Bird… who said this place was all about the chicken? They also have a lovely vegetarian option too; in true Southern American Style they’ve masterfully created a delicious chilli and coriander quinoa burger. This delight comes with lettuce, tomato, and avocado puree with a delicious house spiced mayo for only £8. Perfect for vegetarians, or just to celebrate National Vegetarian week on the 16th – 22nd of May.

Veggie burger at Las Iguanas
If you're bored of limp lettuce and tasteless tofu burgers, Las Iguanas's vibrant Beet and Black Bean Burger certainly packs a punch! A firm favourite with diners, both vegetarian and meat-loving, the 'burger' is served in a toasted sesame seed bun with melted emmental cheese and sliced beef tomato.

Top Dog
Well known for their delicious and indulgent hot dogs, Top Dog are pleased to say that they now offer a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes that won’t disappoint. Smoked tofu dogs are served with sautéed onions, house relishes and topped with pickles, chillis, slaws, avocado and all the rest. Or perhaps a spicy bean burger topped with vegan chilli, pickles and avocado is more your style. Head over to Soho to tuck into the meatiest meat free dishes London has to offer.

Crispy coated halloumi cheese burger @ Ma’Plucker
Hallou? Is it mi you’re looking for? Well you can find me at Ma’Plucker! This veggie week why not opt for the incredible Crispy Coated Halloumi burger (served with a house bun or a maple waffle!) for a deliciously tasty meat-free treat!? So if you’re going to do one thing this veggie week, flutter on down to the fun-loving Ma’Plucker and taste a veggie burger that will put all the other veggie burgers to shame (and you thought they only served chicken…)!

Five of the BEST restaurants to eat veggie

Vegetarian Meze @ Victory Mansion
To celebrate Vegetarian Week Victory Mansion are offering all Omnivore’s out there 5 delicious mezze plates to share for only £25. These are masterfully created by Ottolenghi’s protégé think Charred leeks, chilli & agave yogurt, crispy quinoa or Purple sprouting broccoli, sichuan & bitter lemon dressing or Braised spelt with mushroom, blue cheese & blueberries, as well as buckwheat crackers, burnt pistachio yoghurt, golden honey and Turnip tops, quinoa, wild garlic and spinach. These are serious veggie dishes served in a fabulous bar that also offers the best cocktails in North-East London.

Jah Love platter @ Rudie’s
Rudie’s, the first class Jamaican restaurant in Dalston is celebrating National Vegetarian Week in true Island style with a platter jam packed with colourful spiced veggies.
Their “Jah Love” Vegetable Platter is the definitive option for all omnivores out there. For only £12.99 feast on Jamaica’s finest selection of Ackee, Sweet Peppers, Thyme, Onion as well as Calaloo, fried Plantains and lightly seasoned Rice & Peas. It’s a perfect irie Ital meal, true to authentic Jamaican cuisine and true to all Vegetarians out there! This platter will be sure to give you that “Jah Love” that you need!

Mighty meat-free dishes @ Rocket
With a new spring/summer menu that caters for all, vegetarian favourites include the flavoursome Moroccan Spiced Paneer, Halloumi & Tofu Skewers (£13.90), served on a salad of bulgur wheat, quinoa, fresh edamame beans and roasted red, yellow & piquillo peppers, sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, spring onion & watercress, doused in a homemade teriyaki dressing. Guests can also opt for the Sundried Tomato, Manzanilla Olive & Mozzarella Risotto Cakes (£14.20), a vegetarian feast to be reckoned with. This creative concoction is complete with a nutritious Mediterranean caponata, an eggplant dish originating from Sicily, and finished with a sprinkle of fresh watercress.

Go Veggie @ St Clements Cafe
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, one of London’s must-visit café’s catering for vegetarians - ST CLEMENTS CAFÉ, will be serving up a variety veggie delights, alongside their seasonal special: Lemon Scented Kale & Quinoa, Carrot Ribbons, Apple, Radish & Coriander with Toasted Seed.
St Clements is a charming neighbourhood café in London’s leafy Parson’s Green. Emphasis lies in sourcing the finest ingredients from surrounding producers and in working closely with suppliers, they have successfully created a menu showcasing healthy, wholesome and supplier lead dishes that will keep you coming back time and again! Think healthy juices, vibrant salads, homemade tarts and gooey cakes…

With Vegetarian Week around the corner this is the perfect time to head over to MOJO, Soho’s favourite healthy cafe. Situated on D’Arblay Street in the heart of London, MOJO offers organic and sustainable dishes and drinks that bring a little healthy happiness to your day-to-day city life. At MOJO everything is made freshly each day without anything refined or processed, ensuring that guests get the best and healthiest experience possible. They take great pride in providing you a healthy balanced meal, especially if it is meat free – the perfect spot for a meat free lunch!

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Published May 11, 2016
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