6 days in London - looking for veg/healthy/reasonably priced
I'm going to London soon, and have compiled a list of possible choices. Tending heavily toward vegetarian/vegan places, plus Italian, Thai or Vietnamese. Indian may be out, because I can't eat ghee or coconut milk.
Anyway, possibilities so far:
222 Veggie Vegan
Rootmaster (for lunch)
Hummus Bros. (for lunch)
Eat & Two Veg ( for lunch)
Ton Kanom Thai
Number One Cafe
Thanks for any advice you can give me!
The breakfast I had at Eat and Two Veg was one of the worst I can recall. Really. I think cardboard would have tasted better. Sardo was okay, but my last visit was a year ago and I don't remember the restaurant as being particularly vegetarian. One must-add for your list: Ottolenghi. Best salads in London. I always go to the Islington location but I'd imagine they're all stellar.
Definitely check out Ottolenghi - it's worth a visit.
Eat and Two Veg seems to do a lot of meat substitutes, which appeals to very few vegetarians (IMHO). They opened a branch in Muswell Hill recently but it went under very quickly.
Check out the reviews here: http://www.london-eating.co.uk/4149.htm
Sourcherry - re reading your post there are some dishes at Food for Thought which do include coconut milk - usually it does say on the list of dishes and ingredients they post every day.
From my experience, it's still a lot lighter and tastier than the other veggie places I've been to in my lunch hour round here in Soho and defo worth a trip to Covent Garden. It's no-frills, seventies-style pine tables and you'll probably end up sharing a table at peak times but still excellent value for the price.
I'm not a vegetarian either, but I love their food (so much I have both their cookery books) and I've lost a lot of weight and feel a lot healther since going their for my work lunches, so I'm their biggest fan at the moment!
Rasa, vegetarian South Indian on Stoke Newington Church Street N16 - do book and let them know when you order no ghee - make sure you go to the vegetarian restaurant, not their sister restaurant across the road http://www.rasarestaurants.com/UserPages/Viewrestaurantdetails.aspx?restid=33
Saf - raw food in Shoreditch http://www.safrestaurant.co.uk/
If you're sightseeing in town Just Falafs (falafels etc) in Covent Garden and Soho for lunch (altho' in Covent Garden the seating is outside)
Food For Thought, Neal Street, Covent Garden is also great for lunch
Yes on both of those - Green Papaya does an excellent smoked tofu. Are you strictly vegetarian or just looking for mainly vegetarian places or restaurants that do healthy stuff? Because Green Papaya's chicken pho (soup noodles) are amazing... oh, and try their banana flower salad (but note there's fish sauce, if you're a strict veggie).