Vegan cafes are not places you’d typically find an Infatuation staffer, but the sheer friendliness and vibe at Mother are ridiculously hard not to like. It’s in a pretty canalside location in the Here East Olympic development out by Hackney Wick, and the salads and smoothies actually taste great - not something we can say about the majority of sad-looking sprout salads that we’ve tried elsewhere. It’s good for a post-workout meal, or a healthy pick-me-up. Pull up a seat, order an acai bowl, and pretend you’re somewhere exotic and warm.
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Peg is a walk-in wine and skewers spot in Hackney from the people behind P. Franco and Bright. It’s a place you want to be.
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
Bright is an excellent restaurant and wine bar in London Fields from the people behind Clapton wine-shop P. Franco.
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Horn OK Please
Horn OK is a stall at Borough Market serving delicious vegetarian dosa and chana chaat.
Wulf & Lamb
The name Wulf & Lamb sounds more ‘exotic meat fest’ than strictly vegan cooking, but this Chelsea spot is indeed animal-free.
Indian Veg is a no-frills, all-you-can-eat buffet spot in Islington. It’s pretty good, and very cheap.
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The best parties involve drinks, pizza, and tunes. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick has all three, and tons of space to sit by the canal on a nice day.
Four Quarters East
Old-school arcade games and drinks by the river are a perfect match, and you can get all of them at Four Quarters East in Hackney Wick.
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