Eating Out

Below are a few of my favourite places to eat out, from cafes to juice bars to fine-dining gems. I’ve included all of these places because of their fantastic healthy, vegan options –  I’ll keep adding more places as I discover them.


UK

Pret a Manger

I’m a big Pret fan, and luckily there are quite a lot of their shops to be found in most UK cities. I’ve been lucky enough to act as their guest editor on a couple of occasions – find my review of my experience and their menu here.

Cambridge

The Rainbow Cafe

This tiny little cafe is hidden underground off a main shopping street, and is an alternative treasure trove of veggie and vegan eats. Their menu has changing specials as well as popular staples, including vegan chilli, soups, pastas, asian dishes and amazing vegan desserts and cakes.

London

Ethos Foods

If you’re hungry, head to Ethos! Situated right near Oxford Circus, this stylish vegetarian restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the best part is that the food is served buffet style – you pay by weight. It’s so easy to get carried away with the amazing variety of dishes on offer – I went for lunch and tried baked cauliflower and tahini, sweet green salads, moroccan tagines, fresh hummus, sweet potato fries, a vibrant coleslaw, and more. If you’re not full after that, the range of desserts is incredible too! There’s plenty on offer for all dietary preferences and some wonderful smoothies too. Just get there early – Ethos is popular!

The Good Life Eatery

Not only does this little cafe make incredible smoothies, they also cater for paleo diets (try the paleo waffles, my friend loved them), vegans, and more. I had a delicious matcha latte as well – their choice of dairy-free milks is excellent!

Le Pain Quotidien

If you like hummus, go here. I had four types on one platter, including black bean and beetroot, plus their all-organic menu also features vegan cakes, gluten free goodies, and incredible salads.

Nama Foods

This is one of the best vegan breakfasts I’ve had – they do raw pancakes with ice cream, granola, smoothies, juices, and a lot of amazing dinner options as well!

Retreat Cafe

Retreat Cafe is hidden away on the top floor of Kingly Court near to Oxford Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street, right next to the Triyoga studios. It’s a small but perfectly formed space full of light and a peaceful atmosphere, and serves some great salads and meals as well as a huge variety of healthy cakes, bliss balls, brownies and a LOT of smoothies. Try their Coco Green Matcha signature smoothie – heaven.

Tanya’s Chelsea

Tanya has created the most beautiful space I know – white tables, plants on the walls, and that’s not mentioning the incredible raw food. Read my review of this gem here.

The Veggie Table, Borough Market

This is only a small stall in the market, but their chickpea burger is insane!

Wild Food Cafe, London

This is a fantastic little hideaway in Covent Garden that has the most vibrant vibes – find my review of my first visit here.

26 Grains

This is an adorable  eatery with just a couple of weathered wooden tables to entertain breakfast fanatics. They offer a range of sweet and savoury porridges, and with flavours ranging from familiar chocolate-banana bowls to spiced risottos your tastebuds will definitely be pleased. I recommend the Nordic Spice packed with cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric – so good!

Manchester

Bistro 1847

A more sophisticated restaurant that would be perfect for a candlelit meal for two, this vegetarian bistro is slightly pricey but worth it for their incredible flavours.

Earth Cafe

Located beneath a Buddhist centre, this cafe is all vegetarian and all so yum! They don’t skimp on the portions either, and their apple and cinnamon tea is heavenly.

The 8th Day

A little further out of the centre, this health food shop stocks everything from raw chocolate to sweet potato noodles, and serves delicious food in its cafe – including giant bliss balls.

(Glastonbury Festival)

Glastonbury as a vegan is so easy and so fun! Find my post about being a vegan at Glastonbury here.


Australia

Bunbury

Natural Temptation Cafe

A laid-back cafe offering healthy alternatives to your favourite meals. Open from breakfast until dinner, they provide a wide variety of hot and cold dishes to suit every taste, and also have an incredibly large smoothie menu.

The Plant Organic Cafe and Market

A small but perfectly formed space, The Plant are a 100% organic store as well as a cafe, selling a range of health foods, cookware, beauty products and books. Their cafe menu includes mind-blowing raw vegan desserts as well as savoury dishes, smoothies and hot drinks, all using house-made plant milks and organic ingredients. Click here for my full review.

Busselton

Urban Coffee House

Located a short walk from the centre, this cafe is surprisingly spacious and offers lots of dishes for vegetarians and vegans. You can choose from creative salads, wraps, potentially the largest veggie burger I’ve ever eaten, and raw bliss balls and desserts. The interesting books lying on the tables also make the experience more fun.

Fremantle

Ohana Açaí Bar

A bar that specialises in personalised açaí bowls – need I say more? You can choose from a delicious variety of bases, toppings and superfood boosters, and the portions are pretty generous.

The Raw Kitchen

A spacious, trendy restaurant serving extremely high quality raw vegan cuisine. Think raw pizzas, nachos, curries and more, with a range of flawless vegan desserts and beverages also on offer. I absolutely cannot recommend this place enough!

Whip it Good Freo (in Fremantle markets)

A CocoWhip franchise, Whip it Good serve this light vegan dessert with a range of toppings. Choose from their homemade breakfast granola, fruit, chocolate, nuts, or one of their incredibly indulgent raw vegan dessert slices. I went for the Turkish delight raw slice and have been dreaming about it ever since…

Perth

Little Bird Cafe

Little Bird is located in the arty area of Northbridge, and offers a wide range of smoothies, cakes, raw sweet treats, breakfasts, salads and hot food. With plenty of vegetarian offerings as well as vegan options it is a great place to stop – and the serving sizes are extremely generous!

Panache Cafe

Panache is a small, light-filled cafe that serves up a delicious menu including raw desserts, smoothies and fresh juices, salads and raw wraps. With outdoor seating as well as a refreshing interior it’s the perfect place to visit for a quick catch up over a juice or two.

Flora and Fauna 

This tiny cafe is one of my favourite foodie-finds in Perth, and the fact that they are always super busy speaks volumes about how good their menu is. You can choose from fresh juices, vegan cakes, breakfast and lunch dishes and more, all of which come beautifully presented and showered in edible flowers. I had their famous banana bread with peanut butter and copious amounts of fruit – it can’t be missed!

Henry Saw (in the Museum of Perth)

Another tiny eatery, this trendy cafe serves up vegan pies, wraps, salads, sweet desserts and juices, but is perhaps most loved for their excellent coffee. The perfect spot to grab a bite to takeaway.


The Netherlands

Amsterdam

Dr Blend

This is heaven for smoothie and juice addicts! I had one called the Dr Popeye with everything under the sun in it, plus they sell avocado and hummus toast and other sandwiches and wraps.

Le Pain Quotidien

If you like hummus, go here. I had four types on one platter, including black bean and beetroot, plus their all-organic menu also features vegan cakes, gluten free goodies, and incredible salads.


USA

Hawaii

Island Vintage Coffee, Oahu

The best place I have ever had an açaí bowl, and the cafe that started my life-long love affair with them. Their açaí servings are huge, and they make the tastiest soya lattes as well.

‘Okina Cafe (Van), Oahu

This is a cute little van located in a quieter place right alongside the coast. They sell açaí, smoothies and more, and are definitely worth stopping by.

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