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, plus 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.

Categories: Vegan, Take-out, British

61 Reviews

First Review by Jemima

I love this place! - Edit

The food is amazing, and the desserts are to die for! The best chocolate brownies on Earth, and one of the best vegan cakes I've ever had!

Only thing they could do is to try and get a bigger premises so more people can eat in. If this place were more of a cafe/restaurant, they would do amazingly well I reckon!

Pros: excellent food, excellent cake and brownies, friendly staff

Cons: small premises , not enough seating

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Good Food but a bit small and slow - Edit

Wonderful atmosphere and great selection of foods to choose from, but a bit pricey for what was actually given and really not very much space to sit inside to eat.
I would rather recommend trying the burger, hot dog or cake than anything else

Pros: Lots of Choice, Great Tasting, Nice People

Cons: Small, Expensive, Slow Service

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Small but super! - Edit

I got a chicken burger and tried a cookie - both were amazing. We had to sit on the floor as there were no seats but I didn't mind. I also loved the addition of selling clothes and accessories!

Pros: great food, sells clothes too, wide selection

Cons: no chairs, difficult to find

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Vegan shop - Edit

I have been going there for years. Not very consistently but frequently enough. Before they started on the food I enjoyed the vegan items they sold which I could not otherwise easily get my hands on. To date I enjoy the shoe selection they have. And on a rare occasion I also indulge on the vegan junk food.

Pros: Great shoe selection, Vegan ice cream!, Vegan foodstuff otherwise need to order online

Cons: Sometimes the customers can be sheit

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coolest place in London!! - Edit

They have a full vegan menu and some cool merchandise inside. I picked up some cool pins and stickers, but they also had shirts, bags, and hoodies. AS IF YOU NEED MORE REASON TO GO... they also have a frozen/refrigerated section for vegan cheeses and other specialty items.

Just go... you'll love it.

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where dreams come true - Edit

Not far from Kings Cross station, I strolled up for breakfast and coffee. This unassuming little spot provided me with an exciting breakfast. I ordered a latte, chocolate eclair and the meatball sub which tasted as good as I was imagining.

A good menu of food on order, coffee, desserts & doughnuts as well as essential vegan junk food grocery items. Get in there vegans!

Pros: All vegan, amazing food, good selection of treats,

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junk food galore - Edit

Great junk food, I had currywurst on fries and my friend had the burger (he is not vegan). We both liked our food, and I had a soya cappuccino after which was great. I recommend it, though beware it's more like small greasy spoon rather than full-fledged cafe with lots of places to sit!

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amazing kebabs and burgers - Edit

Came here for lunch - the kebabs and burgers are absolutely incredible and taste just like the real thing! However, would not recommend the mac and cheese as it had no flavour and the peanut butter latte didn't work either. Overall, great place and highly recommended!

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Qual cheezburger - Edit

A tasty and filling cheezburger, near to Kings Cross station - handy! They're not trying to be fancy-fancy - in fact this burger has quite a McDonaldsy taste to it, except that the burger patty (made of seitan) is more generous/filling than a McD. Good stuff.

Cons: Limited seating

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Proudly vegan junk food - Edit

Didn't read much about what this place was, just wandered along for a vegan meal. Small, simple menu of food. I got the burger which was very fast food. Really nice soft bun, lettuce, patty, cheese, ketchup, pickles and mayo. Also got a chocolate milk and a raspberry eclair. Everything was delicious and none of it was healthy. Nothing gourmet about this place, had a cute vegan health food store meets punk vibe, nothing fancy. Good for a naughty vegan fast food treat. Also has a selection of prepackaged vegan food to prepare at home.

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could be better - Edit

Came here while waiting four our train to Paris after a long flight. We both had burgers which were ok but strangely bland. The service however was fantastic the seating was limited but it was quite when we arrived so could sit outside to enjoy the sun. I would defiantly go back but perhaps order something different or take advantage of the range of vegan goodies they sell

Pros:

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Good selection, but don't go for the meatballs sub - Edit

Nice take-away products with good selection, but I had a meatballs sub and the bread was old and stony, it was open on both ends so it all ended up on the plate after the first bite. I also asked for medium spicy and got radioactive strength chili. Meh

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Convenient venue - Edit

Vx convinces with a variety of vegan junk food that isn't the healthiest choice, but it's convenient and inexpensive.
As a tourist you would be most likely more interested in the cooked meals, the pastries and the sweets than in the stuff from the fridge, since there is plenty of food that needs a fridge or refrigerator to be kept in and a kitchen to be prepared in. As a local vegan that's a great option to buy convenience food that you won't find easily elsewhere (in addition to that you don't have to read the ingredients for hours).
You'll find some clothing, buttons and stickers and whatnot at Vx's as well.
As for the hot food they offer a surprisingly large menu: From nuggets to kebabs to quesadillas to hot dogs. You'll hit pay dirt especially if you urge cheese, since many things on the menu come with vegan chesse.
Again, not very healthy, not exquisite or posh either, but satisfying down-to-earth fast food.
Having a sweet tooth you won't miss out either: The range of cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, ice cream and so on is kinda impressive, I have to say.
Lastly, the coffee and the coffee creations are a bit of all right.
The staff is great! Nice people with a good attitude. Good vibes. Good WiFi. And open seven days a week! If you looking for simple vegan fast food, Vx won't let you down!

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Hell dog... - Edit

Usually food is never hot enough for me but this hell dog... it was really a hell dog, tears came to my eyes, the potatoes are not real potatoes but quite nice and interesting indeed. The Pulled Jackfruit Wrap was nice and super big but it is a cold salad wrap... not what I was expecting.
The coconut cake was AMAZING... loved it so much. Should have had seconds but instead I tried the salty brownie which was a bit of disapointment but probably because I was still thinking on how good the cake was.
The place is too small but being london I do understand.

Pros: Tasty fast food

Cons: too small, Can't stop eating

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Handy location - Edit

Handy for grabbing something to eat by the canal or on the train. Expect vegan junk food. The toasted sandwich (vegan cheese and fake meat) is simple and makes a nice change.

Useful for picking up things from the fridge to take home but they don't have as wide range of cloths/shoes as they used to.

Pros: Good location close to Kings X, Good range of fake meats / cheese in the fridge, Independent vegan business

Cons: Limited seating

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Good vegan junk food and nice coffee. - Edit

Really friendly and helpful people here. I tend to eat healthy so wasn't sure what to order. They were really lovely and helpful and I ordered the kebab. (Basically a seitan and salad wrap). Really fresh and tasty. Got a coffee and choc/peanut brownie to takeaway. £10 total.

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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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