For those who’ve committed to Veganuary or merely fancy dipping their toe into the world of veganism, Chelsea should be your first port of call on the Vegan trail with a number of restaurants offering extensive vegan options. There will be no need to pick at a plate of limp lettuce or fearing the forgoing of your weekend bacon sarnie; here are some of our top suggestions for your health fix and happy tummys.
Wulf and Lamb on Pavilion Road is becoming widely known as a vegan hub. Tuck into comfort classics (vegan of course) as we hit the coldest months of the year. Expect creamy linguine and a mac ‘n’ cheese to die for, and craving a burger? Well you can get that too – the Wulf Burger, a seitan burger topped with tomato, baby gem, pickle, red onion and cashew aioli in a brioche bun. Get ready for the latest menu additions coming on 7 January too, pizzas!
The Good Life, just up on Sloane Avenue, is a haven for the healthy (or those trying to be). The menu offers breakfast all day long as well more substantial meals, including chestnut and almond waffles with coconut yogurt, berry and chia compote with a banana mash and a hillbilly chilli; a three bean chipotle chilli with coconut yogurt, chives and roasted sweet potato accompanied with quinoa or brown rice. Not only that but the fridges are filled with delicious juices for those on a detox and the sweet treats to take-away are enormously popular.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden is also a must-visit with a year-round vegan menu, offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options for the health-conscious. The warm Asian salad is a plate of colour and exciting flavours; watermelon, pak choi, broccoli, cashew nuts, sesame, coriander and a hoisin sauce and we hear the roasted butternut squash and grains should be your main of choice.
Tucked away on Ellis Street is Raw Press. Once discovered, vegans and wannabe vegans will return time and time again. There is an extensive menu of juices, smoothies and acai bowls and a revolving menu of different salads for lunches when you’re craving some colour and vitamins this January. For something a little naughtier, try the ‘Forbidden rice bowl’ or the nachos which come with a cashew ‘sour cream’, pumpkin ‘cheese’, guacamole and a salsa. Healthy has never been so indulgent… or easy!
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