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MG Road, Pallimukku, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Good option

I think Ambiswamys is run by followers of the 'hugging saint' Amma. I ate there a couple of times when in Ernakulam and thought it was as good as any South Indian I had in the area. Also the place was cleaner than average. I particularly recommend the banana uttappam if it's on.

43 New Oxford St, Holborn, London, England

Great atmosphere

I'd been to the Barbican branch once before and was very impressed and this was my first visit to the new Holborn Amicio Bio. I really liked the atmosphere - the place was packed though that did mean a bit of a wait for ordering and receiving so I wouldn't go here on my way to the theatre. It's not a cheap place to eat, though they have various deals including a particularly good one at lunchtime.

On to the food which ranged very widely. The ingredients were clearly good quality, but some had lots of flavour and some was bland. I recommend the peppers on bruschetta and the seitan kebab but not the artichoke main course or the barley pudding or pear cake. There was lots of other vegan stuff on the menu and I'll certainly be returning and trying those. The juices are great too - an organic brand from Italy.

Via di Lappeggi 26, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, Italy

Romantic and beautiful

The photos on the website don't do the place justice. The place is an absolute palace. The building inside and out, the view, the garden are all stunning. It was a very peaceful place to stay - we did sunbathing in the garden and the friendly dog Nina kept us company. We also had breakfast in the garden - the best breakfast I have ever had. Even vegan pastries. On the down side, we got eaten by mosquitoes during breakfast and didn't know until it was too late. Florence had mosquitoes too - something the guide books hadn't mentioned.

Take warning, the villa is in the middle of nowhere - 1.5 kilometers from any shops or buses. I took a taxi from Florence airport which was 60 euros. A better route is to take the airport bus into Florence then a taxi for about 25 euros.

Anyway, this is a beautiful, romantic place to stay for a quiet getaway.

Via Giampaolo Orsini 55/A, Florence, Italy

Wow! What an amazing place!

Such friendly girls and amazing menu. A vegan crepe shop! Yummy crepes, cute atmosphere and good choice for a late night snack.

Via San Gallo, 92/r, Florence, Italy

Excellent vegan resource

Dolce Vegan had the best selection of vegan desserts I found in Florence - including tiramisu. The little shop was the only place I found Musculo di Grano seitan for sale so it was great to stock up before I left Italy.

173 Euston Rd, North West London, England

Good restaurant food and plenty of it

I've eaten here several times and the portions are always huge. The menu changes daily because it's seasonal. The soup seems to usually be vegan and the mains seem to always be vegetable-based - I've never seen tofu, tempeh, seitan etc on the menu. There are cooked veg, breads and a salad bar. The food is well made of fresh ingredients if not particularly original or exciting. It is a very nice surprise to find vegan ice cream available. The downside of the restaurant is the dining room is a bit institutional.


Greater London, South East London, England

currently closed

Joey's has sadly moved location at least for the summer. Check their Facebook for new venue info.

455 Hackney Rd, London, England

Worth a one off visit

The staff here are friendly though it was a bit chaotic on the day I visited. I recommend coming for the vegan tiramisu if nothing else. The lasagne was also good. I don't recommend the sweet & sour veggie burger which was basically a chip butty with red peppers and sundried tomatoes! That was a very strange experience, particularly because the owner had recommended it. Probably stick to the Italian dishes!

Ave. Corrientes 3733, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More on Los Sabios

The address is Ave. Corrientes 3733 and the nearest subte station is Medrano. The restaurant is about 30 blocks from the centre, but worth going to if one is in the neighborhood. Staff are helpful with letting you know what has 'leche' or 'huevo', so just ask. The buffet is very big and all you can eat for very cheap to someone coming from Europe. Opening hours are 12-3 and 8-midnight or later. It can get pretty busy at peak times like after 10pm. If staff don't want you to sit in the upstairs bit, it's because they suspect you are one of those customers who brings containers to take home loads of food from the buffet!

4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, USA

My favourite cafe in Cinci

This is the sort of cafe I generally look for when travelling. It's independently run, popular with locals and has a great bustling ambience - though a bit over-crowded at times. I've tried a few of the sandwiches and all were very tasty. My favourite was probably the Vegan Melt.

Dixon Rd, New Cross, GSU Tiananmen Bldg, The Green Room, 1st Floor, South East London, England

Limited opening hours

This cafe is on the first floor so is unusually spacious for a veggie cafe in London. There is a range of seating including sofas and it's a great place to just hang out and enjoy the healthy veggie food. However, it has very limited opening times - only Monday-Friday during term time and it closes in the early evening. It's a shame because I live in the area and don't work here so I can never visit! It's the only veggie cafe in New Cross, so a real oasis.

29 Greek St, Westminster, London, England


I was worried after seeing the mixed bag of reviews on here. Happily, my visit was great. I got the vegan Sunday roast which was butternut squash stuffed with quinoa, tofu and macadamia accompanied by vegetables, herbed yorkshire pudding and gravy. It was all excellent. A terrific place too - all the cake stands and mismatched crockery and framed Private Eye covers on the walls. I also got the apple tart with vegan ice cream. I hadn't expected to like apple tart but it was excellent with cinnamon and caramel syrup - very well made and gluten free as well. Will certainly return.

28-30 Peckham High St, South East London, England

A real treat

The first thing you notice is the colourful outside of the shop which really shines out in grotty Peckham High Street. Inside you're hit by a lovely spice smell in the shop area of Persepolis. The owner Sally really looks after you and is fully clued up about the vegan options of which there are plenty. I got the mezze so I could try several different things and we shared a few mains including some with tofu. It's all really reasonably priced. Be sure to leave room for the vegan knickerbocker glory.

213 E 4th Ave, Olympia, USA

Highly recommended

I had the vegan breakfast burrito and it was the best meal I had in Olympia by far. If I'd been in town longer, I'd have gone every day. Good selection for vegans including cupcakes.

Greenwich Market, Greenwich, South East London, England

THE reason to visit Greenwich

Ruby makes honestly the best baked sweet things I've ever had. Even the gluten free and sugar free cakes are totally delicious. The cupcakes don't have sickening amounts of icing - it's all judged just right.

The stall moves around the market a bit, so look out for the pale pink banner at the back of the stall.

64 High St, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, England

dated interior

I'm afraid this is another negative review. I honestly suggest people look for food in Kingston town centre or go up to Tide Tables in Richmond rather than stop here. When you go in, there is a fusty smell in the entry way which is not very encouraging. On the way downstairs to the dining room there are portraits of notorious child rapist the guru Sai Baba. As mentioned in other reviews the food is very expensive for what you get - small portions of extremely bland, unimaginative food. The place is stuck in the '70s in terms of decor and food and has the sort of food that non-vegetarians think we eat. The only good thing is that vegan food is clearly labelled and there is a view of the river.

17 Baldwin St, Toronto, Canada

One of Toronto's best

Very friendly staff and wonderful soya shakes! You get to choose from their vegan desserts as a shake ingredient - yum. I'll be back for sure.

Unit 41, Rye Lane Market, South East London, England

Good food

Finding the cafe is a bit of a struggle. Basically you need to go straight to the back of Rye Lane indoor market and look for a group of round wooden tables. There was a large selection of food and bottles juices and smoothies as well as chocolate cake, cupcakes and vanilla ice cream to accompany the latter. We had some of everything and it was all tasty and well-made. Pilau rice, vermicelli, a spicy callalloo, fried plantains, chickpea dumplings and several mixed veg ital stews. The cupcake was very chocolatey and moist with icing just the right amount of sweetness for me. Will definitely go again.

Currently they are open 12-6 Monday to Saturday but plan to extend the hours.

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