Vx

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73 Caledonian Road (at Kings Cross Station), North London, England, N1 9BT

All-vegan variety coffee shop, take-away and boutique. Stocks a large variety of goods from vegan foods like cakes, sandwiches, frozen ready meals, and Cornish-style pasties to vegan shoes, pet snacks, books, and clothing. Has SSOV produces t-shirts, hoodies, bags, and accessories. This is also is the headquarters of the Secret Society Of Vegans. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-6:30pm. Hot food may stop being offered at 6pm.

Category: Vegan, Take-out, British

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First Review by Jemima

VX is awesome! - Edit

On a visit to London from Edinburgh, got straight off the train and came here! Soooooo good!! It's about 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Awesome sweet pastries and hot food! Visiting this place everyday before we venture into the city! It also has a great selection of frozen/refrigerated vegan items ( sausages, Mac 'n' cheese etc ) . Has loads of merchandise too to choose from as well!

Pros: Cakes , Hot foods , Merchandise

Cons: Only a few seats

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finger lickin good - Edit

The Philly was awesome, Mac n cheese was fab and cake is delish

Pros: all vegan loads of options.

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Quesadillas are disappointing :( - Edit

The place itself is really cute, the staff is friendly and they have a good variety of vegan products you can shop too. I only had the Quesadilla and a coffee and cookie. The quesadilla was awful though. It was basically just ketchup with cheese and jalapeños in a toasted tortilla. It tasted of ketchup and nothing else. A couple of veggies or lettuce would have made this dish a lot tastier.

Pros: Vegan products to shop, not very far from King's X

Cons: Quesadilla was awful, not very much seating space

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Great burgers! - Edit

Really tasty, satisfying burgers. Friendly service. Good value. Looking forward to going back and trying the vegan doner kebab.

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Always a nice place to stop by - Edit

Vx is a cool place that's conveniently not very far from St Pancras/quite easy to get to, so I come here quite often when I'm coming into and out of London. I haven't paid much attention to the clothing and whatnot they do here, though I will note that also exists though not covered in this review. I want to firstly praise the more unusual imports they carry: just today I got some really wonderful whipped cream from them, though they also carry an exceptional amount of different cheeses (Very important and often hard to find as a vegan!!). There's also stuff like the Vegan Egg, which whilst I'm yet to try, is a good representation of how vast and interesting their stock is. They do their own line of miniature ice cream pots, which from what I gather are mostly coconut-based and whilst they are a little unusual, they're very fruity (rather than sickeningly sweet like some can be) and generally a nice treat, if not specifically my favourite sort of vegan ice cream. There's a good selection of drinks too, in my opinion. The staff aren't always the most talkative, but they've still provided fair and good service whenever I've went. Frankly, the real reason I wrote this review is to promote the hot food they do here: if you're big on junk food, somewhere like Vx is a great stop to make. Specifically, I think you should try the Philly Burger if you go here, with its spice and its gherkins and its incredibly generous amount of cheese. I have done some incredibly questionable things in order to fit a visit to Vx and a Philly Burger into my schedule in the past. The sandwiches they do here are okay (bread can be a bit chewy but still a positive experience), the eclairs are great and calzones and quesadillas decent, but most of all, I place a strong recommendation on the Philly Burger, the light of my life.

Pros: Philly Burger exists and is here, Great variety in stock, Close to the centre of London

Cons: Wish the seating area was bigger, Minimal staff interaction (Good for some I guess)

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Pretty good - Edit

I've been here several times and usually think the food is fairly good, but am not really blown away. Now that other places like Vegan Hippo and Temple of Hackney are around, I think they have much better food and choose them over Vx. Vx does have some nice things for sale, including fake meats, merch and lots of other stuff (even home made ice cream, which I've yet to try). The food itself is okay and the desserts tend to be pretty good.

Pros: Good location, Lots of great products for sale

Cons: Food only okay

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Fantastic selection! - Edit

This place has great vegan alternatives from chocolate to cheese, and even clothing, bags, and other goodies such as stickers and pins. We had a toastie and donut from the ready-food selection and they were delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff was also incredibly friendly and helpful. Highly recommend taking a visit for all vegans in London and alike.

Pros: Selection, Price

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Disappointing - Edit

We made a detour in the pouring rain just to pay a visit to Vx and sample some of their hot food which we've been assured is ok. We arrived at 6:01pm and there were 2 people infront of us who arrived 2 minutes before (note: this time is important).

They were served and when our turn came, we requested hot food, we were rudely told by the female staff member, "I am not making hot food now" she then went on to say that they stop making hot food at six.

We asked if there was anything else that could be done, she agreed to make some toasties for us, which, to our slight disappointment tasted like vegan leather. While she was "making" the toasties (with ample help from a pleasant male colleague) she proceeded to complain to him (very loudly) about how the previous customers joined the queue at 1 minute before six, S*** (her words not ours) she had to make some food for them.

All in all a disappointing experience, and we shall not return.

Pros: Ok coffee cake

Cons: Less than satisfactory service, Bad toastee

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Great lunch counter - Edit

Was at a conference near by and desperately needed quick vegan food. Was not disappointed, the lunch counter had lots of great vegan sandwiches. Ended up going again the next day. Also really great vegan desert case.

Pros: Good fast to go food

Cons: very small

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Great for snacks - Edit

I stopped in after arriving in St Pancras. It was a pleasant 5-10 min. walk from the station. Next time I take the train I will buy something for the ride in this small shop - the vegan calzones looked particularly tempting!

Pros: Location, Freshly made options, Couple of outdoor tables

Cons: Small, Mainly Junk food

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great brownies! - Edit

This is a store but they also have a lunch menu and awesome brownies.
Don't miss it!

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great wee shop - Edit

happened to be in the area after getting a coffee locally, no vegan deserts available, so I came here.
great wee shop the only thing that would improve it is a little fruit & veg selection. a few sandwiches and cake available. plenty of meat replacement, some brands I had not seen before. They even stock a cheeky vegan haggis, bless!
a small range of clothing and shoes available, and lots of badges.

Pros: choice, location, staff

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I miss it! - Edit

Went on a trip to london. Spent most of my money here. I have no regrets. The food is amazing and I am living for their nachos.

Pros: SO GOOD, variety

Cons: far from home, eats money because you want to try all

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V for Vision - Edit

This is a straight up vegan shop selling only vegan food and clothing items, so that's all you really need to know. However, I can elaborate to make my review a little more ornate. Not too far from Kings Cross, just along the Pentonville Road and then left on Caledonian Road. The deli and fridge range is superb with a fantastic selection of Tofurkey products which I've never come across before and a substantial range of vegan cheeses and faux meats from Germany. We are talking proper german sausage and huge blocks of cheese. I wish we could have carried more stuff back home. The sweet tooth is very well catered for here in terms of chocolate spreads, cakes, doughnuts and croissants. For a shop of this size, the product range is impressive. You could spend a long time in here in admiration. Fast food and take away is also available.

Pros: great product range

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Loved it! - Edit

I had been wanting to go to Vx for years and finally traveled to London and was able to visit. Such a cool place to get vegan souvenirs and snacks. I stocked up my bag with tons of vegan snack items to hold me over while I traveled around the UK and was stuck in airports and train stations with no vegan food. I also got cool Secret Society of Vegan coffee cups/posters/hoodies etc to bring back to the states. The staff were really friendly, too. All around great place. Now they offer full blown food, so I can't wait to go back.

Pros: all vegan clothes and food, nice staff, cute storefront

Cons: a trek out of central london

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okay- overpriced and clique staff - Edit


Firstly, the majority of the products here are at least 20/30p more expensive than other small retailers (for instance the Haelan Centre in Crouch end).
The food from the counter is rubbish- just the products they sell heated up and bought in cakes etc.
The people who work here are the kind of vegans that put people off being vegan- very clique and judgemental.

vX has nothing on stores such as Veganz (in German) which offer a massively wide range I products at just above normal retail prices. vx need to offer their game and offer healthier options, more inclusivity and moderate their prices on products that are readily available elsewhere.

Veganism should be accessible to everyone..

Cons: clique staff, over prices , hot food is really crap

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Love it - Edit

This place rules. They have a kick ass range of vegan groceries that are otherwise hard to find, great cakes and sweets and do hot food on the go. Great clothing too! Such a fan of my VX shirt!!!

Pros: Great selection of items, Easy to get to

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Worth a visit - Edit

It is worth a visit and you are sure to find something you haven't seen before (or have heard people raving about online!). It's not cheap and (for me) a pain to get to. If your in the area go and try the vegan kebab and a cream doughnut :). I will give it a four 'cow' rating but if I could it would score 3.5 'cows'

Pros: Eclectic selection of products, Everything is vegan

Cons: Not the cheapest place around

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Great shop! - Edit

Visited Vx and bought some snacks, a spacebar and lemonade. Cozy shop, really nice staff. Had really pretty vegan shoes, and good selection of vegan "groceries". All the food they had on the menu looked lovely, but sadly we had just eaten. Will definitely visit again, and get something to eat.

Pros: lovely staff, good selection

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Awesome place for food in London - Edit

I discovered this shop/café with amazing vegan food and service on a work trip to London. The food was ace, it's really nice to find somewhere that isn't all vegan wholefood for a change. The staff were great too. Having travelled up from Cornwall, I was amazed that in busy London, they remembered me and my food allergies when I returned for a second visit.

I'll be back when I visit London again!!!

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Vx - Edit

The shop was small, but it had a lot of different vegan food - cookies, chocolates, marshmallows, vegan "meats" and cheeses, ice cream and so on. We also ate our lunch there which was very tasty.

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Vx, London - Edit

I went here yesterday. What a fabulous place.

Firstly there's a little cafe where they sell hot dog, quesadillas, kebabs, sandwiches. I had one of each either while I was there or later having ordered to take away. Each was great with my favourite probably being the hotdog.

There is also a small health food shop section where they sell food in a chiller, confectionery etc.

They sell clothing but most wonderfully for me is that they also sell vegan footwear. For the 1st time in 3 years I was able to try footwear rather than buying over the internet.

The people work there were friendly and welcoming. The place has a great slightly quirky vibe which I loved.

Pros: All vegan, Footwear sold among other things, Nice atmo

Cons: Not on every corner in the world sadly

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Fantastic selection of vegan junk food! - Edit

I always try and make a detour here whenever I visit London, not least because of the incredible range of vegan cheeses you find here which I haven't been able to get hold of at home in Scotland. They also stock a huge range of vegan chocolate and cereal bar type things! The staff are really lovely and friendly, with huge enthusiasm for their products and veganism in general.
Updated from previous review on Monday September 16, 2013

Pros: Lovely, friendly, enthusiastic staff, Great range of vegan junk food, Their vegan cheeses are amazing!

Cons: Quite a small shop

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Amazing range of vegan products and great food - Edit

There is such a cool range of products here - stuff I had never seen before. Amazing vegan cheese, sausages, biscuits, etc. We ordered some food too - a cheese and chorizo sausage toastie and nachos. Food was awesome, it's just a shame there is no longer a downstairs area to eat in. They put a table and chairs outside but it started to rain. We got some cupcakes too which were amazing, so many different flavours.

Pros: Great range, Good food

Cons: Not much seating

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Great little shop! - Edit

Since going vegan last October I've been scouring the internet for new places to shop and I stumbled upon Vx. If you're going to make a trip down there and you're not sure what they sell, check out their website. The selection is huge, so huge in fact when I visited a couple of weeks ago I was really surprised to find the shop is a lot smaller than I expected! The guys at Vx are doing great things with the space they have available.

The best thing about Vx is the choice of CHEESE. Finding a vegan cheese that isn't horribly flabby and potato-y has been really difficult for me. I tried out the Jeezini cheese that they stock and I am in LOVE.

Huge selection of vegan "junk food" (yum), drinks, cheese, fake meats, clothing and shoes. They also sell Cat and the Cream cakes which are hands down some of the best vegan cakes around.

Staff were super friendly and helpful when I was in there so I'll be back for more cheese in the near future! :)

Pros: Great selection, Friendly staff, CHEESE

Cons: That it isn't closer to my house

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Worth a visit :) - Edit

Visited the store for the first time a couple weeks back.
It is small,so choices are limited- BUT, they had items we've not seen before in our local health stores and I think it's a great idea having snacks and clothes etc in the same place.
I've only been vegan for a few months so getting new ideas for shoes was certainly useful, as I'm yet to update my wardrobe!

The only (sort of?) down side is its isolated location; unless you're going nearby I guess you'd be making a trip here, JUST to go here. But I'd certainly go, just worth mentioning =) Plus the old Kings Cross building (which i've shamefully never seen before) is stunning so make sure you have a good look round when you come out the tube (if you use it of course).

The cat and the cream cake was delicious, and next time I'll be trying one of the sandwiches!!

Pros: All vegan, variety of items

Cons: isolated location, small selection

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yes, it is worth! - Edit

friendly staff, open on sunday, variety of food from different countries you would hardly find elsewhere...

Pros: kind of everything we need, shelving is clear, not confusing, vegourmet and mortadella sausages!

Cons: small shop

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