Vegan Eats in London, Ontario
It's tough for a Vegan out there, attempting to find the right restaurants and cafes that share the same values and dietary needs. I don't know if you know this, but London actually has an incredible amount of Vegan vendors right here in the city. In this article I will share with you some of the most popular and well-known Vegan restaurants, cafes and places to grab a sweet bite.
The Root Cellar Organic Cafe
While The Root Cellar Organic Cafe is not only Vegan, you are sure to find what you're looking for. They serve fresh, local and organic foods made from scratch right in their kitchen, and their menu reflects it. Serving up veggie burgers, vegan ploughshares board, vegan poutine, and a number of vegan salads. What we also love about them is the fact that they support one of our favourite craft breweries; London Brewing Co-op. You can check out The Root Cellar Organic Cafe's menu by clicking here.
Plant Matter Kitchen
I think the name speaks for itself when it comes to whether or not the Plant Matter Kitchen supports Vegan and Vegetarian diets. Plant Matter Kitchen is one of London's most well known Vegan destinations with a wide selection of organic and delicious plant based meals. You don't frequently hear of vegan restaurants that serve all four meals in a day, that's right, they have breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner for all of us foodies. Oh and if you feel like having some freshly pressed juice, they have that too.
This isn't our first time sharing Plant Matter Kitchen on our blog, last year we shared their story which you can check out by clicking here. What we love about Plant Matter Kitchen more than anything is their support of local businesses, partnering with Nuts For Cheese, Arva Flour Mill, Booch Organic Kombucha and many, many more.
Check out Plant Matter Kitchens full menu by clicking here.
It's not the first time that Glassroots has been mentioned in our blog. In fact, they were actually one of the first local business shout outs we did. The reason for this is because of their incredible concept. Glassroots brings together local ingredients in their dishes with an all-Canadian wine list. Glassroots makes sure customers know the fact that they are a vegetable restaurant meaning that they don't use meat, eggs, milk or cheese. Their belief is more than just being kind to animals as they also believe that the consumption of these products is not sustainable or healthful.
Let's not forget that while also offering vegan foods, they also tend to gluten free, soy free and peanut allergies. Instead of me describing the wide selection on the menu, you can check it out by clicking here.
A unique concept brought to the city of London, Globally Local offers a wide variety of vegan foods, and they are Canada's only all vegan fast food restaurant. With their first location on Dundas Street, Globally Local is soon to open a 24 hour drive thru location at Highbury and Cheapside. Their food will feature just about everything that a fast food restaurant carries, although without the use of animal products. Get the updates on Globally Local via there website by clicking here.
The Ground Up Organic Cafe
While opening their grand opening was only months ago, The Ground Up Organic Cafe has seen an incredible amount of support from the Vegan community. As the name implies they use ingredients that come from the ground. Like a cafe, you can find espressos, coffee, and food items, including cake, cookies, breakfast, lunch and dinner foods. The Ground Up Organic Cafe is located in the heart of Downtown London, so if you're taking a stroll be sure to stop by and check out this incredible destination. Check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
The Boombox BakeShop
Let's be honest here in that not many bakeries support a vegan diet. Good news, The Boombox Bakeshop does. As a small bakery in London, Ontario they carry daily flavours on a rotating menu of cupcakes and cakes, and no you're not just getting plain vanilla or chocolate. The Boombox Bakeshop has an incredible selection of unique cupcakes, cakes, pies and delicious treats, all with some interesting names. Ain't No Mountain is a chocolate and white cupcake, Float On is root beer flavoured icing on top of a chocolate cupcake, and if you're feeling like green tea, try the Everything Zen which is matcha green tea icing on top of a lemon cupcake. The best part is that a number of cupcakes carried at The Boombox Bakeshop are both gluten free as well as being vegan. Check out the entire menu by clicking here.
Enjoyed the article or did we miss one of your favourite vegan destinations? Comment below and share with us your thoughts. As always feel free to reach out to us if you have a business that would like to be featured here on Living London Ontario. All photos used throughout this blog are from the social media accounts of the named restaurant or cafe. If you would like them taken down, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org