CLOSED: Vegan Hippo

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52 Rupert St (at Soho), London, England, W1D 6DS

Vegan cafe near Piccadilly Circus, est. since Aug 2015. Provides light lunch food and a selection of sweets. The menu features items like vegan English breakfast, burgers and hotdogs, pierogie, mango salad, blueberry dumplings, and coconut yogurt cheezecake. Has fresh juices. Sept 2017 temporarily closed until further notice for refurbishing.

Categories: Vegan, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery, British

179 Reviews

First Review by Harleenquinzell

Refused to serve me - Edit

I arrived at 10 past 12pm on a Friday. This was my last day in the UK and I really wanted to have a full English breakfast since I don't know when I'll be back and this was my last chance to experience the English tradition. They said breakfast had finished 10 minutes prior and they refused to make me it. On Google it said they opened at 11am so I thought they'd still be open for breakfast but that was wrong. I know England likes their rules but not compromising for being 10 minutes late under the circumstances was extreme even for English standards. It really gave me a very unhappy ending to my trip. If the staff aren't prepared to compromise in the slightest they're going to end up with very unhappy customers. Or no customers, in my case, as I quickly left the cafe almost crying. I was quite upset because I'd scheduled this breakfast into my trip and was really looking forward to it. I'd also walked 20 minutes in the rain and hadn't eaten all day and then had to find somewhere else to eat.

The website forces me to grant the restaurant 2 stars due to it being fully vegan which I guess is fair enough but that's really all they have going for them.

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-23

Pros: Didn't get to experience any.

Cons: Poor customer service., Extremely rigid rules, unwillingness to compromise, Didn't update their information online.

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boooo! - Edit

We walked half a mile and it was "closed for renovations ".

Pros: nothing good

Cons: CLOSED

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Brilliant vegan street food in Soho - Edit

Super good food, nice staff & they refuse to take the new 5 & 10 pound notes, as they aren't vegan. All in all a brilliant place to go and get your lunch or dinner. I wouldn't bat an eye going back.

Pros: Friendly staff, Great location, Yummy food

Cons: N/a

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Nice vegan fast/street food - Edit

Small place in Soho offers vegan breakfast and mains, vegan fast/street food, tasty sandwiches, easy place to grab a meal to eat in or on the go

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Central location, Friendly staff - Edit

Although they were closed the first attempt I made eating here, it was worth the second trip. I had a deliciously garlic-y kebab and the cashier was really kind.

Pros: Affordable, Great Location, Friendly Staff

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jackfruit burger - Edit

Definitely recommend the jackfruit burger!

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Vegan & Convenient - Edit

Found this place on happycow. It's a simple little place in a mixed area -- seemed a bit out of place for a vegan establishment, yet it was a lifesaver because we were hungry. We met the owner, and she was sweet. The food is casual vegan, some fast food.

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Jackfruit burgers are better than sex - Edit

Friendly staff, central location near Pickadilly Circus, but the main reason to come here are the amazing jackfruit burgers. They have outdoor seating but when we were there there were too many beggars bugging us so we chose to go inside. I thought it was a bit silly though not to accept the "non-vegan" 5 pound bills.

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yum - Edit

Got a takeaway Jack burger and chips, was delicious, next time I will eat in

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Amazing Atmosphere - Edit

The food was delicious!

Pros: Great atmosphere, with lots of good animal rights

Cons: A little hard to find without GPS

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great kebab! - Edit

Lovely place highly recommend

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Great Jackfruit burger - Edit

Vegan Hippo is a nice bistro in Soho, close to Piccadilly. I like this lovely place with friendly staff. I ordered a jackfruit burger and it was really good. It isn´t so healthy, but once a time...I can recomend it.

Pros: Place, Staff, good and tasty food

Cons: unhealthy

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Overpriced - Edit

We went there to eat their famous English breakfast but I was quite disappointed with the dish. The sausage was the only thing I actually liked and it wasn't even homemade (you can buy it in a store, it's the taifun brand), the beans were canned as well and the tofu scramble didn't taste like eggs due to its lack of black salt. If this had been cheaper, at least it would be understandable, but it was clearly overpriced (£10).

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Oh no! - Edit

I ordered a pulled BBQ burger and the filling was OK nothing great... The bread Omg the bread was so incredibly hard I had to eat the filling with a fork and leave it, the avocado was unripe, the sweet potato fries were soggy, the outer tables smell like pee and the service is slow... The staff is friendly and the place inside its cute but I can't rate this more than 2 stars just for that I went there for the food and it was not just bad but expensive

Pros: The plastic animals

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It's not that cheap - Edit

It's not that cheap.
The bread isn't home made.
The kebab is the cheap soy meat and it wasn't event fryed to crisp. It tasted nothing like kebab.
There was way too much garlic in it. I didn't Even finish it (and I'm a garlic lover).
The mayo was "stiff" and jelly like when you put too much oil in it. It didn't have any taste. And the setting was not nice at all.
At least the sweet potato fries were good...

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Tasty hot dog - Edit

I had a hot dog with jackfruit and vegan cheese. It was very tasty but not that cheap.

Pros: Good taste

Cons: Price

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Decent - Edit

I had the jackfruit burger from here - it was pretty nice, but not outstanding. The barbecue flavour was quite overpowering and the burger was quite difficult to eat (toasted crusty roll which fell apart when you started eating). I would recommend this place if you're in the Soho area, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

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Fine - Edit

The food is just fine - nothing beyond that.

Pros: Tasty, Friendly staff

Cons: Overpriced, Overrated

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Vegan - Edit

Small joint with really unhealthy vegan food. They serve too salty, deep fried vegan junk.

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doesn't match reviews - Edit

** the short version if you're scanning - vegan hippo serves expensive, stale, unappetising food that none of our family of four finished eating. small, hot, grotty restaurant with limited menu choices, poor presentation, low quality food. utterly disappointing, we would not recommend vegan hippo at all. would have given 1 star, but happy cow has a minimum 2 star rating for fully vegan restaurants **my vegan family ate here last night, and our dinner was a complete disappointment, and an overpriced one at that. we were keen to try this resturant during our stay in london; the reviews it's received on this site have been excellent, but the reality doesn't come close to what we've read.the food is basic, poorly presented, and limited in selection. we arrived for dinner at 6pm, and out of the 6 menu items they had on offer, three were unavailable. this left a burger, a hot dog, and one other nugget-type item, with chips. three of us had the hot dogs, and one had the jackfruit bbq burger, all with chips. the hot dogs were boiled and bland, served in chewy rolls. the jackfruit burger was served on a stale burger bun that cracked and fell apart when eating. none of us finished our food. when a 12 and 8 year old don't enjoy a hotdog, you're doing something wrong.our food was expensive, unappetising and underwhelming. we paid 45 pounds for three hot dogs, one burger, four chips and two drinks - that's over $AU70. the restaurant is hot and stuffy, looks grotty, and has wobbly chairs and tables. we were a group of four, and none of us would recommend eating here.

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Nice but not very healthy - Edit

It is like a good vegan junk food. Definitely worth a try, but not too good for frequent eating.

Pros: fast, tasty

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delicious jackfruit burger! - Edit

My husband and happened upon the vegan hippo randomly and we were very excited to run into an all vegan restaurant! I got the BBQ jackfruit burger and it was sooo good! The sauce was amazing and the avocado was a nice touch, the jackfruits texture is so similar to a pulled pork texture it's crazy! My husband got the hippo bites and they were tasty but not very filling. Overall I would give the vegan hippo a try if your in the area!

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fresh quality food, friendly staff - Edit

Super fresh food here, with great flavours and a simple but quality menu. We had burgers, really lovely (and original) chips, hungry hippo balls a cheesecake on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. What a day brightener!

My 2yo loved the food, and the little touches with animals on the tables :) We enjoyed the choice of plant milks, and strict vegan commitment - even refusing the new fivers. Good on yer!

Would recommend for families, couples and groups. Perfect!

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Delicious feed, well worth visiting - Edit

Vegan Hippo serves delicious burgers! The chipotle burger was delicious and unlike any burger I've had before. The fries where also crisp as ever and they even sell veg bars!!! The only criticism is the lack of seating- when it's raining you can even italian the outdoor seats

Pros: Reasonably priced, Easy to find, Delicious food!!

Cons: Not much seating, Drinks served in takeaway cups

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Yummy Hot Dog and Fries - Edit

Had a filling lunch, a hot dog and a side of fries. Total price was about 7.30 pounds. It was my first tofu dog and all in all I was satisfied with the overall experience that you usually expect when having a real hot dog. Only thing missing was some juiciness.

Pros: Filling , Yummy, Friendly service

Cons: Missing the juicy factor

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cute - Edit

Very cute place ❤
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Pros: Good food, fast service , fastfood for vegans, take-away available , located in central London

Cons: small place, few , loud music & sound level, not very peaceful, minimum 5£ purchase paying with card

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Amazing Street Food Vibe in Central London - Edit

My best friend and I come here way too much and are always greeted by the friendly staff. We almost always find a place to sit, even though it's in a great location in SOHO, and then we almost always have way too much food because that's how delicious it is. If you are looking for a green-health-only-sprinkle-some-chia-on-my-quinoa-salad place, this is not it. This is about burgers and fries with 0% animal cruelty. So enjoy the finger-licking goodness.

Pros: SUCH GOOD FOOD., Really cool staff (not German apparently... UK), Great location

Cons: Not ideal for a raw-healthy-superfood meal??

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