If you’re craving some greens as January opens up after the Christmas turkey, ham and pigs-in-blankets, then celebrate Veganuary with a host of healthy, plant-based dishes available at the restaurants on and around Sloane Street.
Veganuary, the campaign that encourages diners to go totally vegan for January – had its biggest ever year in 2018, and the following months saw veganism become one of the biggest food trends in the London. This year, record numbers of people have signed up for the challenge, with 14,000 signing up on Sunday 30 December alone.
Concern for animal welfare is the driving force for many behind going vegan, but adopting a plant-based diet also has many benefits for the planet and your health, too.
In celebration of this year’s Veganuary, restaurants in the neighbourhood are offering delicious plant-based fare to inspire those just dipping their toes into veganism and to treat the committed plant-eaters. From fine dining experiences to laid-back salads, these are the vegan meals you should be tucking into this Veganuary.
WULF & LAMB
Wulf & Lamb’s specialty is vegan comfort food, with dishes like the Chilli Non Carne or the indulgent Wulf Pie, made from pulled jackfruit and lentil stew with mashed-potato and baby carrots, so delicious and satisfying you won’t even miss meat.
Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP
Every day the counter at Raw Press is topped with platters of deliciously creative salads to satisfy even reluctant vegans, all made from nourishing, fresh ingredients. Fill a plate and tuck in.
Raw Press, 3 Ellis St, SW1X 9AL
Manicomio has a dedicated vegan menu, including Jerusalem artichoke and celeriac soup and char-grilled broccoli with smoked aubergine and sesame quinoa.
Manicomio, 83-85 Duke Of York Square, SW3 4LY
HARRY’S DOLCE VITA
Vegan dishes come with an Italian twist at Harry’s Dolce Vita, where a love of fresh ingredients and regional flavours are the stars of dishes like the Linguine Verde, made with courgette strips, cavolo nero and spinach finished with broccoli pesto, pine nuts and parmesan pangrattato.
Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB
The verdant courtyard behind Boutique 1 is the perfect scene for a vegan lunch at April’s Café, where vegan dishes include a kale, sesame and cheddar quiche, and a salad of peas, broad beans, green chili and mozzarella.
April’s Café, Boutique 1, 127/128 Sloane St, SW1X 9AS
HANS’ BAR & GRILL
At Hans’ Bar & Grill, you can indulge those fast-food fantasies with a chickpea and coriander burger, served with mango chutney and fries.
Hans’ Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0AW