3 Unbelievable (Vegetarian-Friendly!) Foods to Try While in London

Crystal Chilcott is a student at the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs and an ISA Featured Blogger. Crystal will be studying abroad with ISA in London, England.

When I embarked on my trip to England, many of my friends and family asked, “What are you going to eat?”  As a vegetarian, traveling to a country known for dishes like meat pasties, blood puddings, and suet in desserts may sound like an odd choice.  Actually, London is so culturally diverse, that the vegetarian and vegan options are endless!  I began making a list of restaurants I wanted to visit while in London.  So far these are my favorite dishes:

1) Cookies and Scream Cookie Dough Balls Milkshake and Ghoul Brownie

Cookies and Scream

One of my favorite places in London in Camden Town.  The market has a lot unique shops ranging from handmade jewelry and clothing to homemade soaps.  They have a lot of food stalls, including Cookies and Scream bakery.  The bakery is all-vegan and gluten-free!  My favorite dish there is their Cookie Dough Ball milkshake, which is way better than any non-vegan milkshake I’ve ever had.

2) Good Life Eatery’s Goodness Bowl

The Good Life Eatery

The Good Life Eatery in Chelsea has a lot of healthy options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers alike.  My favorite dish is the Goodness Bowl, which features quite a few unusual, but delicious foods like sweet potato falafel, peanut cabbage slaw, and a half seeded avocado.  I always get a matcha green tea latte when I go too.

3) Curry an naan from Dishoom

Dishoom, London, England, Chilcott-Photo 3

I’ve heard that curry is one of London’s most popular dishes and that’s no surprise considering that there are curry houses everywhere.  They feature both vegetarian and meat curries.  I also like the naan bread to dip them in.

Regardless of your dietary preferences, London has a lot to offer!

Want to read more about London? Check out “5 Questions to Ask Before Studying Abroad in London”

5 thoughts

  1. Hey, I’m a vegetarian student studying abroad starting in May, and this was super helpful! I’m not going to London, but it’s reassuring to know that even meat heavy countries have lots of options!

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