13 Black-Owned London Vegan Food Businesses to Support Right Now
Support these vegan, Black-owned businesses in London.
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Looking for some of the best vegan food businesses in the UK? Look no further than London. The capital is teeming with vegan restaurants, pop-ups, delivery services, and more. All of these vegan food businesses are Black-owned, and they offer some of the tastiest plant-based grub in London town. You won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for more again and again.

13 Black-Owned London Vegan Food Businesses to Support Right Now


 

Livity Plant Based Cuisine was founded by twin sisters Kareema and Kaleema Shakur-Muhammad.

1. Livity Plant Based Cuisine

Founded by twin sisters Kareema and Kaleema Shakur-Muhammad, all of Croydon-based Livity Plant Based Cuisine’s high-quality Ital food is vegan and soy-free. Both sisters trained in top London restaurants and initially transitioned to plant-based lifestyles for
health reasons.

In 2018, Kareema told the Croydon Advertiser: “me and my sister have both always been vegetarians and grew up on Caribbean foods, but we always made meat-free variations. All of our dishes have the traditional taste but are all vegan-friendly.”

Livity Plant Based Cuisine’s current menu includes Jerk Aubergine, Green Banana Salad, Fried Plantain, and Pumpkin Patties. The business is currently delivering on Sundays.

Check it out here.

All Nations Vegan House serves plant-based Caribbean food.

2. All Nations Vegan House

All Nations Vegan House, which serves Caribbean food, was listed on Vogue’s list of best vegan restaurants in London earlier this year. Located in Dalston, the restaurant is family-owned, so its “meat-free flavors have been fine-tuned over generations,” notes Vogue.

Choose from dishes like Boil Spelt Dumplings, Chickpea Curry, Pinto Bean Stew, and Chocolate Plaintain Cake. The restaurant is now on Deliveroo.

Check it out here.

Beza offers traditional Ethiopian vegan food.

3. Beza

Elephant and Castle-based restaurant Beza Vegan Food specializes in traditional, authentic, Ethiopian cuisine. Everything is cooked with all-natural ingredients and using traditional Ethiopian methods. Choose from dishes like Difin Misir Wot, brown lentils with red onions and garlic, Kik Wot, with yellow split peas, and Ethiopian Salad, which features diced tomatoes, red onions, sliced jalapeños, and lemon and lime juice.

Check it out here.

Blissful Kitchen is a vegan catering business in London.

4. Blissful Kitchen

Founded by Bliss Cadogan, Blissful Kitchen specializes in vegan Caribbean food. Cadogan started the business, which hosts pop-ups and offers catering and meal prep services, around three years ago. She started by posting vegan meals and recipes to her personal Instagram and soon became inspired to pursue a career in the food industry. She signed up for a course with The Princes Trust, and, as she told LIVEKINDLY, “the rest is history.”

Cadogan’s meal prep menu, available for delivery, features dishes like Rasta Pasta with cheesy jerk sauce, Bajan Coconut Sweet Bread, and southern-style Mac and Cheez. In the future, she will be hosting her second supper club (her first completely sold out), releasing an eBook, and searching for a new bricks and mortar spot for her Blissful Kitchen pop-ups.

Cadogan said: “I went vegan for myself, but also for everyone else. Along my journey, I have realized how connected we all really are. This understanding has helped me to find a purpose and has made me aware that my journey isn’t exclusively for me to enjoy. Future generations will also reap these fruits.”

Check it out here.

Marlis Kitchen specializes in vegan chicken.

5. Marlis Kitchen

If you’ve got a fried chicken craving, you need Walthamstow-based Marlis Kitchen. The company specializes in pop-ups, catering, events, and deliveries. You don’t even need to be based in London to sample its delights, because the restaurant is currently delivering its frozen chicken meal kits nationwide.

Try the Crispy Fried Oyster Mushroom & Plantain Burger Meal Kit, which comes complete with skin-on-fries and seasoning, or if you want something super meaty, try the Crispy Fried Seitan Chicken Burgers.

Check it out here.

Eat of Eden has three London locations.

6. Eat of Eden

Popular Eat of Eden has three spots in London: in Brixton Village, Clapham, and Lewisham. Its entirely vegan menu is inspired by both Caribbean Ital food and European dishes. Director Tony Swann told LIVEKINDLY that the restaurant was initially “borne out of the needs of the local community in Brixton.”

They said: “A lack of vegan options mixed with a local thirst for knowledge about what we are consuming and how to naturally heal our bodies fuelled the inception of Eat of Eden. The menu is inspired by our Caribbean heritage which easily adapted from the Ital diet that has long been promoted by Rastafarians and others.”

Really hungry or fancy sharing with friends? Try one of its platters from its platter range. If you want your meal all to yourself, the menu offers a wide selection of solo dishes, including Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Curry, Wheat Meat Burgers, and Vegetable Patties.

“We currently enjoy providing food and engaging with people from all over the world,” Swann added. “Eat of Eden aims to continue providing a choice for our customers and opportunities for staff and local communities.”

Check it out here.

Deserted Cactus is in Peckham.

7. Deserted Cactus

Deserted Cactus is one of London’s most unique dining spots. Based in Peckham, it’s run by just one chef, Esme, aka London Afro Vegan on Instagram, and there’s no menu. Esme cooks up small-batch, plant-based food for her customers, and the restaurant has a cozy, homely, welcoming vibe.

One reviewer on Happy Cow states: “[There’s] never a dull moment in this quirky little gem … the food is always on point with the homemade feel and portion! I look forward to every visit as I know I will not be disappointed.”

Check it out here.

Patty By Nature specializes in plant-based patties.

8. Patty By Nature

East London-based Patty By Nature will satisfy all of your vegan patty cravings. Try The Jack, which features “intensely flavorsome” curried jackfruit, or The Island Girl, with jerk sweet plantain and spicy vegetables. Whatever you choose, your tastebuds won’t be disappointed.

Check it out here.

Young Vegans offers a wide range of vegan pies.

9. Young Vegans

If you’re in the mood for a hearty, delicious, comforting plant-based pie, Young Vegans is where you need to be. It’s based in Camden Town, but if you’re not in London, don’t worry—the business will deliver its tasty fare all across the UK. Choose from options like the Mac and Cheese Pie, the Cheeseburger Pie, the Farmhouse Pie, and the classic Steak and Ale Pie.

Check it out here.

Eat Some Ting! is based in North London.

10. Eat Some Ting!

Based in North London, Eat Some Ting! serves “vegan Caribbean food from Anglophone, Latino, and Indo-Caribbean cultures.” Its tasty menu includes Jamaican Patties, Empanadas, and Black Beans & Coco Rice. It also offers its own taco kits, which come complete with a range of fillings, like fried banana blossom or jerk V strips, and side portions of rice.

Check it out here.

Plant Bay Island hosts supper clubs and provides bespoke meal plans.

11. Plant Bay Island

According to Plant Bay Islands Instagram, the East London restaurant is “the home of Island-inspired-eye-rolling-plant-based-bites.” It offers supper clubs, bespoke meal plan services, and meal prep. Choose from dishes like Chick’n and Waffles, Ackee + Salt No Fish Bake, and Sweet Jerk Jackfruit Roti.

Check it out here.

Veganise It is based in South London.

12. Veganise It

South London-based bakery and cafe Veganise It specializes in “international vegan dishes with a twist.” Its baked goods include Vegan Red Velvet White Chocolate Cookies and Vegan White Chocolate Cookies, which can be ordered from its Esty page. Other dishes the cafe offers include Oyster Mushroom Tacos, Bang Bang Cauliflower, and Vegan Burritos.

Check it out here.

Rogue London is in Dalston.

13. Rogue Vegan

Dalston-based Rogue Vegan serves “Caribbean & Creole-inspired vegan cuisine.” Try its Crispy Jack Nugs, Gyoza Dumplings, Ripe Jackfruit Chips, and Shiken & Chips. The latter includes deep-fried battered oyster mushrooms, with fries and a drizzle of peri sauce. The restaurant is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions but hopes to be up and running again soon.

Check it out here.