The Best of Vegetarian Food and Dining in Covent Garden
Covent Garden is a foodie’s paradise with a diverse range of places to eat. Home to the iconic Balthazar, new kids on the block Abuelo and cult favourite Avobar, when it comes to vegetarian options, you are truly spoilt for choice. Here’s our round-up of all the best vegetarian-friendly dishes on offer in the area Covent Garden.
Best Veggie Breakfast
For a plant-based breakfast, start the day right by heading head to The Ivy Market Grill for their signature The Ivy Vegetarian Breakfast featuring grilled halloumi, avocado, poached hen’s eggs, hollandaise, potato hash, flat mushrooms, roast plum tomatoes, watercress and baked beans. Yum!
Best Veggie Brunch
Balthazar serve up a range of vegetarian brunch favourites in true New York style. Opt for the New York Pancakes with fresh banana and maple syrup or Avocado on Toast with Poached Eggs served on Balthazar’s sourdough toast and, accompanied by tomato salsa.
Best Veggie Snack
Fancy a quick coffee and a bite to eat? The Aussie-meets-South-American coffee house Abuelo, on Southampton Street, is your number one port of call. You’ll find a range of savoury and sweet snacks on the menu, from home baked brownies to sweet potato and beetroot fritters.
Best Veggie Lunch
Avobar's signature Green Bowl is a vegetarian's dream! The bowl is made up of watercress, rocket, pea shoots, courgettes, cucumber and of course, avocado on a bed of toasted quinoa with pomegrante seeds and a creamy almond dressing. What more would you expect from London's first avocado-only restaurant? Opening soon on Henrietta Street.
Best Veggie Burger
Meet Burgaloo, the ultimate veggie burger from MEATmarket. Consisting of house-made spiced potato, beetroot and black bean patty, red onions, pickles, lettuce and ketchup, you’ll never know the difference! Wash down with a Lagerita house cocktail, combining Ocho Blanco tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice, topped off with ice-cold Budvar in a sugar-frosted glass.
Best Veggie Sushi
Sushi isn’t just all about fish. If you’re a sushi lover, head to Sticks N Sushi on Henrietta Street and try their Green Keeper – a four-dish feast featuring inari, avocado and tenderstem nigiri, hosomaki maki, king oyster mushroom and sweet potato sticks, spicy edamame beans, grilled corn and seaweed salad.
Best Veggie Pizza
The Aubergine Parmigiana is Pizza Pilgrims tribute to one of Italy’s most iconic dishes. Expect oven roasted aubergine in a slow cooked tomato sauce, baby plum tomatoes, Fior Di Latte mozzarella – resulting in pizza with with a meaty aubergine parmigiana consistency, without any meat at all. Afterwards, head downstairs for a game of table football!
Best Veggie Dessert
Head to Floral by LIMA for their signature Alfajores. Originating from South America, these delicious melt-in-the-mouth shortbread cookies are filled with Dulce de Leche and are beautifully presented in true Instagram fashion. Follow up dessert by heading downstairs to the newly opened Lost Alpaca Bar for Latin American inspired cocktails such as the Alpaca Punch, made up of (cachaça, dark rum, cherimoya, guava, and lucuma, finished with a touch of prosecco.
Best Veggie Roast
If it is a roast dinner you're craving then look no further than American fast food vegan restaurant By Chloe. Their Royal Roast features sea salted roasted celery root, glazed carrots, green beans, thyme potatoes, rosemary gravy and of course, no roast would be complete without gravy. Better yet, the dishes isn't just veggie, it is also entirely vegan!
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