Vegan Express

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913 Garratt Lane, South West London, England, SW17 0LT

Vegan restaurant in Tooting that operates under the motto of making vegan mainstream. Menu changes and includes curry, pizza, and tofu fish & chips, cake. Beverages include coffee, juice and smoothie. Est. 2016. Open Tue-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Indian, Western

26 Reviews

First Review by Peace1967

Love this place. - Edit

I’ve ordered from this place countless times (many times on a hangover) and have never been disappointed! Love the red lentil burger and pizzas 👌🏼👌🏼

Pros: All vegan, Healthy, Delicious

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fantastic food - Edit

Great food, service, menu options, prices. The food is a much higher standard than the seating, which is more cafeteria style. Go there often, the pizza is amazing.

Pros: good options on the menu, great portion sizes, food presentaion is excellent

Cons: seating area lacks atmosphere

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Amazing food! Atmosphere needs work! - Edit

The food was incredible, but the atmosphere was a bit off putting, it was freezing cold and just a bit generic which is a shame as the food is great. The waiter had no idea what was on the menu and couldn’t answer our questions about any of the dishes which was a shame. I’m sure he was new!

Pros: food , food , food

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More Vegan Restaurants Like this Please - Edit

Been here a couple of times when I've been travelling through Tooting and it's been excellent. The pizza and the Sunday Roast are very good indeed. I've also tried the milkshakes which are great too. The portion sizes are very generous. The staff have always been friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself has a nice ambience and is clean and modern.

Pros: Vegan only restaurant, Great food, Nice, clean restaurant with good ambience

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great food but service can be slow at lunchtime - Edit

Have been a couple of times for lunch with family. Food options are great and delicious but the guy has been on his own both times and took orders, cooked and served the food and took the bill. Was a bit too much when there were 10 ppl in the restaurant- so go, but make sure you have time

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Great food - long waiting time - Edit

I went to Vegan Express for first time (and it won’t be past time) as I read great reviews about the food. I have to admit that my Harden pizza was absolutely delicious and even friend who is not vegan enjoyed his Tofu fish. Also juices are really good and stuff is really friendly although I have to point it out some downsides.
1. interior of the restaurant is pretty terrible. I like simple stuff but totally hate plastic flowers and plants everywhere.
2. It was really cold there
3. Waiting for two meals for hour is not acceptable at all. We were told that they messed up with two meals and that restaurant is too busy. It wasn’t busy to be honest and we noticed that people who came after us received their meal before us. Also I asked so many times for sweet potatoes fries as they have been forgetting about it at it came one and half hour after our order and after we finished our meal. Shame

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amazing vegan option on uber eats - Edit

Ok so we all have those days when we are feeling lazy. Vegan express is my go to take away place for amazing toofish and chips.

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Vegan's Delight - Edit

We love this place. The food is so fresh it changes subtly on every visit. The staff are very open and friendly and like to share to interested people their plans and menu ideas.

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go for the tofish stay for the muffins - Edit

Not much else to say. Tofish was awesome

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Excellent Dinner - Edit

I started off my dinner here with homemade flatbread with a hummus and olive tapenade. The flatbread was thin and crispy, and couldn't have been better. The toppings were fresh and delicious.

For the main, I ate the sliced black-eyed bean loaf served on a polenta round, with a spinach
and red pepper ratatouille and a red wine reduction Although the flavor was mild, I truly enjoyed every last bite.


I ended my meal with the passionfruit cheesecake.

Pros: Excellent food

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Fantastic menu and great value for money - Edit

I was impressed with the wide variety of options on the menu. Pizza, salads, curries, baked vegan dishes and desserts. Very healthy options. Great service and large portions.

Pros: Wide variety of choice, Great value and great service , Healthy options

Cons: They don't offer gluten-free pizza bases, Ambience is a little flat. Could play some music t

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A must visit! - Edit

I've been here a few times now and the food is always wonderful and of very high quality. Portions are generous and the food is fresh and delicious.

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Big portions - Edit

Very generous portions, nice food and nice specious restaurant

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You just need to visit this place... - Edit

I highly recommend visiting this place as it's one of the best "vegan" restaurant I've been too!
Great big menu offering not only main meals but also lovely sweet treats.

Pros: freshly prepared food

Cons: N/A

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Classy, Good Quality and Well Priced - Edit

As a vegan, places are limited, so this is my more classy restaurant with cool and tasty food concoctions. It feels really professional and welcoming from the moment you set food inside. I would come here for a nice outing with a friend, partner or family. It's on a quieter street and a tiny bit out of the way so, instead of stopping by you have to make a point of going there to meet someone and try the wonderful food,

Pros: High quality and tasty food, High quality service, Still cosy though!

Cons: A bit out of the way...

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What a hidden gem! - Edit

Been here a number of times and am never disappointed, the food is unbelievable and reasonably priced. The pizzas are amazing and the 'cheese' is fantastic. And the staff are so lovely, patient and kind. My new favourite vegan place!!

Pros: Fully Vegan Freindly Staff

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Fab pizza - Edit

Cor! Vegan Express gave me my yummiest pizza ever. Thank you! Was very difficult to choose what to have as everything on the menu sounded great. Well worth wandering up the road from Tooting Broadway tube for this gem.

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Delicious! - Edit

I was told of a vegan place that had opened up & with it just around the corner, HAD to visit!

All I can say is, delicious! There was clearly time, energy & complete focus devoted to create & provide the clean & inviting environment, friendly & well-informed waitress & bloomin lovely food!!!!

What a pleasure to have it so close!

The muffins were absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

You MUST make the effort to visit!!!

We'll be back!!!x

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Exciting and delicious food - Edit

It's not often a menu gets me excited, but the variety of options here does. The marinated artichoke heart was absolutely superb, and I can't wait to go again.
[Update - They now do pizzas as well - the seitan salami and cashew cheese pizza is quite possibly the best vegan pizza I've ever had!]

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: But of a walk from Tooting Broadway or Earlsfield,

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Good vegan food - Edit

I had lunch with three friends and we all enjoyed the experience. Two had burgers, one soup and I had a pattie. All the food was fresh, tasty and well presented. It was a one man operation at the time we were there, so the food took a while to arrive. As others have said, vegan but not express! However, it is a welcoming, friendly place with good, vegan food.

Pros: Excellent food, well presented, Light and airy space, Friendly and welcoming

Cons: Not for those in a hurry

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Vegan, but not Express... - Edit

Went for a late lunch on a Saturday. It's got a fairly clinical feel with its modern decor and bright lights (thought another reviewer noted that it's better in the evening when the lights dim). The food was great - tried both types of burger and they were excellent.

BUT - two burgers took 1 hour and 20 minutes to arrive and the restaurant was pretty quiet. Those on other tables got served first so we'd clearly been forgotten about. That said, even the other tables waited over 45 minutes. The waitress was apologetic, but I felt that some sort of discount or free drink would have been more appropriate. The irony is in the name of the restaurant - do not come here if you're in a hurry and want an 'express' meal...

Pros: Tasty food., Clean

Cons: Very slow, Feels a bit clinical during the day, Not easy to get to on public transport

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A lovely gem - Edit

Vegan Express in Tooting is a lovely place. The owners and staff are warm and welcoming and the food is delicious. The motto of this restaurant is 'making vegan mainstream', and after tasting the food it is hard to see why they wouldn't. Omnivores, Vegetarians, Vegans... everybody can eat here. The Tofish & Chips is delicous. I've also tried the pizza and the moussaka and I'm going back to try more. I like the evenings best when the lights dim a bit and the ambience becomes a bit more cozy. Can't recommend this restaurant any more.

Pros: Professionally cooked and served food, Friendly staff

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Amazing Christmas meal!!! (2016/12/12) - Edit

This was the second time in 2 months I've visited the restaurant. The first time I was blown away by the Spepherd's pie, and this time by the Christmas meal.

I had following items:
Starter
Porcini-mushroom and pecan pâté on finely sliced sourdough with lingonberry sauce

Main course
Chestnut mushroom, lentil, and cashew Wellington

Dessert
Sticky toffee pudding with runny soya cream

All food was very tasty, so it was worth the wait 15-45 min per course. But don't come here if you are in a rush. The food is made fresh and to a high level of quality so it takes some time, and I still think they are a bit understaffed in the kitchen.

Also, don't expect caramel sauce with the pudding, which in reality is more like a moist ginger cake. Very delicious, though! So maybe a better name should be 'Ginger cake and soya cream'.

Thanks again, it was a lovely evening and we will surely come back very soon.

Victor (Vegan since May 2014)


Updated from previous review on 2016-12-14

Pros: Quality of food

Cons: A bit long wait

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Vegan Fine Dining! - Edit

I dropped in here after work before a long journey home. Nice atmosphere. Had to wait 45 mins for my meal but the waitress was very attentive. I wasn't in a rush but once my meal did arrive it was worth the wait! Dish presentation looked like a fine dining restaurant in Mayfair and I'm happy to say the taste and combination of flavours matched it's looks.I would have licked the plate clean if there weren't other diners in the restaurant!

Pros: Completely vegan menu.

Cons: Wait time.

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Great cheesecake - Edit

Nice atmosphere and excellent menu. Would definitely recommend.

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Excellent restaurant. - Edit

I have eaten at Vegan Express twice since they opened a week ago (which is a recommendation in itself). The restaurant has a fantastic ambience (which my daughters also commented upon) & the service is outstanding in it's warmth & friendliness. On both visits I ate in the evening, the menu offers a good variety of food that is both tasty & filling. The juices are amazing, they are freshly prepared & are full of flavour. I highly recommend a visit to this restaurant, Vegan Express will be getting my custom on a regular basis.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-13

Pros: Friendly owners & staff, Fresh & tasty food, Lovely ambience

Cons: Lunch menu could be served for longer., No savoury snacks/sandwiches.

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