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Food Tag

Kamps

A German bakery, friendly staff, a massive amount of choice, excellent value for money. The great thing about London is the choice and variety. Nowhere in London could you find baked goods like these. I don't know if they're native German foods or anything, but wherever they originated, they're delicious. I always go for a reasperry and crumble thing folded over like a Calzone with icing, and a coffee to go. It's perfect if you're strolling up and down Tottenham Court Road or studying in the area. There is plenty of seating. I'd go here for lunches and snacks as opposed to setting up camp with my laptop. Read more...

Kua 'Aina (Goodge Street)

Caribbean vibe restaurant. They have happy hour themed cocktails, and delicious veggie sandwiches. It's something a little unique as I don't often find places that have Caribbean food. Think hula skirts and palm beaches. It's quite big yet small -as in the tables are close together. The staff are all super friendly too, there is another branch in London. Read more...

Pie Minister

Tucked away, but full of options. British pies with mash, peas and gravy. The mothership is delicious, and very vegetarian friendly. They usually have one or two good veggie options, and nothing boring like mushroom. There is no space to eat inside, but have a outdoor patio which is open to the elements. A full meal with all the trimmings comes in at about £8. Or about £5 for just the pie. I just get simple mash and gravy. The gravy is also vegetarian. Read more...

Gail's Artisan Bakery, Bankside

These guys are super friendly and do a mean Almond Chai Latte which I very very much suggest you get. The place in general is full of baked goodies. The cinnamon swirl is a good staple. All the stuff is baked fresh every day. So there is always something on offer. It gets busy on weekends, I usually get the simple scrambled eggs on toast. The Bankside area in general is quite suited for this kind of place, since it's open, modern, and chic. Read more...

Herman ze German, Soho

Honestly the most delicious yet simple thing I've eaten. They do a must eat veggie wurst. It's gluten and lactose free. It's very popular on the weekends. Get a blonde beer, is so light and delicious. The sausage itself has a delicious flavour, it satisfying and substantial. I get it in a bun, but they do in a box with salad. You must must must add the curry tomato sauce, crispy onions, and the jalapeños and it's delicious. The pomes special, basically chips and curry sauce + mayo is also something I could eat all day given the chance. Prices are reasonable, good for groups with large tables downstairs. There are a few in the central London area, all the same menu, but with a slightly different atmosphere - this Soho one is funky and lively. Read more...

Vapiano Miami

International pasta chain, where you queue and order your pasta or pizza which is made in front of you to order. This one is in what I think is Miami's financial district. That is, there wasn't much else in the area as they seem to occupy what is best described as the ground floor of a financial companies sky scraper. It's reminds me of London's Canary Wharf. The streets in the neighbourhood were virtually empty, and it seems they were all in Vapiano as it was the only place with any human activity in the area. The service here was the fastest of any Vapiano I have been to and the meal was perfect, just how I wanted it. Read more...

Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf

This one is a little bit different from the more central Breakfast Club. It's still exceptionally busy like the others, and you should expect some wait to get a table, but it just isn't as jazzy as the others. Same menu. Service is a bit slow considering how rushed it always is here - I've been here a few times when there was a long wait for food, food arriving cold, or at different times. The menu is different during weekdays compared to weekends as expected, when it's breakfast only. I've heard the music nights are popular, and it's certainly a good and welcome choice in the Canary Wharf area. Read more...

The Real Greek

Efficient and satisfying service. It gets very busy here in the evenings but you usually get seated pretty quickly. As a vegetarian, there are quite a few choices. It's good for groups because you order two or three small plates, or share larger platters between yourselves. Halloumi bites and falafel are obviously very popular. The prices do add up once you order a couple of bits, so it's quite cost effective to do from one of the set menus. Would come again. Read more...

Brasserie Zédel

Hidden gem. It looks just like a small bistro from the outside - but go inside and downstairs and it's a cavern of french decor from the early 1900s. It's quite beautiful. The dining hall is massive. They have a special vegetarian menu which you have to ask for. Service and the food was perfect. They have special music events that are very popular, it's like being transported back in time since the atmosphere is so authentic. I would book a table to avoid disappointment.  Read more...

Fire & Stone Covent Garden

The pizzas are quite delicious and they have a bunch of veggie options. It does get very, very, busy. So be prepared to wait, but they do take bookings so I would full on recommend that. The reserved tables are also seem to be in a quieter area of the restaurant. The staff are very attentive, despite it being a very busy and crowded restaurant. Food arrives quickly. Never had a problem here. If your in the area, and in the mood for a pizza with a bunch of toppings, I recommend. Read more...

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