Vegan all-you-can-eat buffet in London : 222 Veggie Vegan

Hi!

Last Sunday, I went to a restaurant in London that I never tried before, 222 Veggie Vegan.

Photo found on the London Vegan Societies website

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222 is 100% vegan and located in West Brompton, West London. Even if you’re not staying in West London, it’s actually worth to go there!

They  offer gluten free and raw options. Nothing is fried and their selection of drinks is mainly organic. Food and drinks are inexpensive, £2 to £4 for a juice or smoothie.

For Lunch, they offer an all-you-can-eat buffet at £7,50 to eat-in or £5,50 to take away. Compared to a lot of other vegan buffets in London where you can only take one plate for about the same price or even more, it’s cheaper. If you’re going on the evening, food is à la carte.

Service is nice, however I recommend that you book a table before going as the place is quite small and crowded. I didn’t but we had the chance to be seated anyway.

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We took 2 plates at the buffet and we were totally full; see my plates above and below, they were quite enormous. The selection was large enough, a choice of different salads such as red cabbage & carrots, spinach & avocado, lettuce & tomatoes and others. For hot food, there were mashed potatoes, curried? chickpeas & beans (Don’t know exactly what it was but is was my favorite I think), pak choi, red beans, polenta cakes, stuffed tomatoes…

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Go there! Seriously, food tastes amazing!

For sure, I had dessert. I hesitated a lot between their 222 pancake and their chocolate gateau, and took finally the chocolate gateau (If you read me before, you probably guessed my passion for chocolate…). I do not regret it! With most of the desserts, you can add vanilla ice cream or custard. (I didn’t, after my two plates, I was pretty full)

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The chocolate gateau was DECADENT. That’s the only word which came to my mouth when eating it! It was one of the moments when you reach for the menu and check again that you are in a vegan place.

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 I will definitely go there again. If you go or already went, let me know what you thought of this place!

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Vegan Japanese restaurant : Itadaki Zen

Hi there,

Yesterday evening, my boyfriend took me to a vegan Japanese restaurant called Itadaki Zen. It’s situated near King Cross St Pancras in London.

I used to love sushis and makis and now that I’m vegan, I just replace fish by more avocado or cucumber or any other vegetables. I was expecting a little more than that by going to this restaurant obviously.

In their menu, they explain quickly that they try to waste as little as possible when cooking and ask you to do the same by finishing your plates or taking leftovers at home. Of course we agree to that!

We took the same menu which was Itadaki Dinner course Noodles set with Harumaki spring rolls. And a half bottle of Italian wine (Montepulciano d’Abruzzo for wine lovers out there).

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Starters: marinated mushrooms & tofu, soya beans, beans and spring rolls with peanut sauce

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Sushis: no idea of the first one, carrots, seaweed, red peppers, asparagus & tofu

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Kakiage tempura and seasonal vegetables with marinated peanut dressing and noodles with soup

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Our desserts : mine was Itadaki-zen small cake (made with japanese pumpkin and sugar-free) with a tofu & vanilla cream and boyfriend was a sesame pudding.

What I loved was the diversity with the food you are served. You only have a few bites of everything, enough to taste and enjoy but also just enough to have place to taste the rest of your plates.

I loved everything: service was friendly, ambiance was very calm, furniture was made of wood and room was not too much decorated. Of course I mainly loved the food there! What I liked the least was my own dessert which was not my cup of tea but I taste the sesame pudding which was good.

It’s very good to not have to think about what you can or cannot take as all is vegan of course! They also have gluten free and nut free options. You may want to practice your skills with chopsticks before going as I didn’t see any forks.

If you are in London or planning a visit, I highly recommend this restaurant! Not so expensive also, our menu was £21 without wine but Lunch is cheaper.

Let me know in comments below if you’ve been to Itadaki-Zen or any other restaurants in London. I’m now going shopping for nori sheets to improve my vegan sushis style! ;)