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Where to go for vegetarian and vegan delights in Chinatown

It’s safe to say China loves its meat, in fact the country consumes over a quarter of the world’s output of it. BBQ roast pork, crispy duck, you name it, almost every famous Chinese dish is meat orientated. But these times they are-a changing and now plenty of vegetarian dish options and vegan desserts are available in China and, of course, Chinatown London. If you’re of a vegetarian persuasion and want to experience the best of meat-free Chinese cuisine then check out these amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes in Chinatown.


Vegan Burger – Heritage

This cool Alpine eatery has brought traditional Modern European cuisine into Chinatown. Start with their mushroom crepes stuffed with mushroom and spinach then choose their unctuous, vegan burger, a grilled vegetable patty, topped with vegan Cheddar, tomato relish & served with fries. You can even finish with an indulgent vegan cheesecake combining pistachio mousse and a sweet rhubarb jam.


Vegetarian Dim Sum – Dumplings’ Legend

Dumplings’ Legend does exactly what it says on the tin: legendary dumplings. Their expert chefs handcraft 8,000 of the little pillowy parcels a day so rest assured they know what they’re doing – and you can even check them in action via their awesome open-plan kitchen. Their Vegetarian Siu Loung Bao (round, plump, tightly pinched buns) and Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings (ovular parcels in a fine skin) are both packed with perfectly seasoned, finely diced carrot, spring onion and ginger. For some of the best veggie dim sum in Chinatown, head here.


Vegetarian Summer Rolls – Viet Food

Vietnamese cuisine is always ultra-fresh with light, elegant flavours so lends itself perfectly to vegetarian food. Michelin-starred chef, Jeff Tan (of Hakkasan fame, no less) conceived Viet Food’s menu of traditional Vietnamese street food with a progressive twist. From vegetarian summer rolls, vegetarian spicy soup with wild mushrooms and vermicelli to vegetable curry with lemongrass rice and mixed green salad, Viet Food has a veggie offering so good even carnivores won’t miss the meat!

Vegan Ice Cream – Yolkin

Nobody should have to miss out on cool and innovative East Asian flavoured ice cream, especially when it tastes this good. Luckily Yolkin have saved the day and are now catering for vegans. Have a taste of their refreshing vegan Mango Mochi, or if you want to indulge try their vegan Matcha Oreo ice cream.

Vegan Bubble Waffles – BubbleWrap

Yes, that’s right. You can now satisfy your sweet tooth with creamy chocolate and hazelnut gelato encased in a warm bubble waffle cone and it’s all totally vegan. If you don’t fancy the chocolate flavour try the vegan alternative which is alternated each week.


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