• The Tempeh Man - Food Stall

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Vegan food-stall on Leather Lane Market serving house-made organic tempeh dishes, using non-GMO soy and cooked on site each morning. Only trading on Tuesday lunchtimes as of March '23 - Tempeh Tuesday! Also wholesaling raw tempeh to restaurants and shops throughout London. Est. on Leather Lane since 2014. Take-out only. Open Thu-Fri 12:00-14:30.

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12 Reviews

First Review by Aeyal


Points +53

01 Dec 2019

Warung Tempeh

Great warung! The owner is super nice too

Pros: Good flavour , Vegan sambal and yogurt options, Good price



Points +77

16 Aug 2019

The BEST tempeh in London!!!

This is the BEST TEMPEH in London, and some of the most DELICIOUS food for the best value that I've had here!! The owner, Will, who is super friendly and always puts a smile on my face, serves up his fresh, homemade, organic, vegan tempeh in traditional Indonesian style.

There are two dishes:
Sayur Lodeh Tempeh (Indonesian Tempeh Curry) with coconut milk, traditional spices (lemongrass & kaffir lime leaves), julienne carrots and fine green beans, topped with fresh coriander and served with rice and Indonesian chili sambal (vegan).
Tempeh Jinten (Cumin Tempeh), a drier dish with red peppers, cherry plumb tomatoes and a range of spices, served with flatbread, vegan yoghurt, lime, fresh coriander and Indonesian chili sambal (vegan).

My husband and I try to eat here at least once a week, if not twice, as often as we can! Get the mixed box so you can try a little bit of everything - it's a LARGE portion for the price!! And don't be put off by a queue, Will and his guys are super quick and efficient, and the food has so much love in it, it's well worth a short wait.

Will has 100% compostable to-go ware as well (the boxes as well as the spoons, etc.) which is a really great thing to see. He does offer the traditional Indonesian condiment options as alternatives (dairy yogurt and a krill sambal), but they are very careful to ensure no cross-contamination.

Pros: BEST tempeh in London, LARGE portions, great VALUE, Friendly happy staff, quick service, accessible, Healthy, delicious, homemade organic tempeh, vegan

Cons: Open 2 days a week (because he's making tempeh!)


Points +481

21 Jun 2019

Delicous and great people (have I mentioned it is delicious?)

The Tempeh dishes are extraordinary. They are extremely flavorful but not too spicy. There is a possibility to add different condiments though to accommodate all tastes. I was lucky enough to try both dishes of the day and one was better than the other. On top the owner Will is brilliant! He and his Indonesian employee were super charming, up for a chat about Indonesian food and extremely helpful when it came to prepping my food a bit ahead of time. On top I saw they have a top food hygiene rating sign on their stand.
I cannot wait for my next trip to visit them again!

Pros: Super tasty, Nice staff, Healthy

Cons: Only Thursday and Friday


Points +27

30 Mar 2019

Good leather lane option

Was very tasty. Not 100% Vegan, they have diary yoghurt and shrimp in one of the sauces. Staff were very helpful at pointing out what wasn't vegan. Was slightly disappointed by the portion size.


04 May 2019

Thanks for your review Beddle, and I’m glad you enjoyed our home-made tempeh!
To prevent any misunderstandings for anyone reading this review (given that ‘sauce’ can be ambiguous), I’d like to clarify that ALL our dishes, including their sauces, are fully vegan.
What is not vegan, which is referred to here, is that one of our chili sambal condiments contain a dried krill paste (which is adored by Indonesians) but this is always clearly pointed out so that no one ends of with this optional condiment by mistake. We do also have yogurt for our non-vegan customers to have on the side, but we always provide a non-dairy yogurt as well.
I don’t mean to be pedantic Beddle, and appreciate your review, I just want to ensure there is no misunderstanding for anyone in thinking we have shrimp in any of our actual dishes, which we do not! Thanks again… :)


Points +60

07 Sep 2018


Dame fine food, tasty and healthy. Nice people too

Pros: Two options, both vegan

Cons: Take away only


Points +130

07 Sep 2018

Really nice flavors

Great flavors in the cumin curry, v tasty, would love to see them go fully vegan and always use plant-based yogurt 😊

Cons: Technically not fully vegan


Points +122

12 Jun 2018

Best on leather lane

Amazing food on leather lane. The best go to option


Points +37

06 Mar 2018

The Best

The best tempeh ever. I am usually not a fan but this is absolutely delicious.


Points +6

Non Veg
20 Jan 2018

Internationally loved

So glad Warung is on this site! I was visiting from San Francisco and a friend recommended Warung -- I'm not a vegetarian but love veggies and didn't know tempeh very well. But it was AMAZING, I was so surprised how good it was. I was also seriously impressed that the owner makes it himself and it's organic, bonus points!! The line wasn't too bad that day but it's definitely worth waiting for. Great recipes, everything was super fresh and generous portions -- what more could you ask for??

Pros: healthy, fresh, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores

Cons: would love to see a brick and mortar shop!


Points +38

20 Jan 2018

Great lunches with super homemade organic tempeh

Delicious lunches!
Only open Thursday and Friday lunchtimes because on the other days, the fresh tempeh is being made...
The owner lived in Indonesia for many years where he learned to make the best tempeh, and it's organic.
The two dishes are very different but equally tasty - I usually get a mixed box which is a combination of the two.
Thoroughly recommended!

Pros: Best tempeh in the country!!, Delicious and healthy lunches, Great value


Points +13

12 Jan 2018

Fabulous homemade Organic Tempeh

This Leather Lane stall serves homemade artisan tempeh served in two delicious curries. The food is cooked freshly from scratch every morning using only fresh ingredients. I love both dishes and always opt for the mixed box. Even my non- veggie friends love it! Don't be put off by the queues as the team are super efficient. The owner Will is also extremely informative and has a friendly word for everyone! And at £5, I defy you to find a healthier and more nutritious lunch anywhere!! Highly recommended. I love it!!!


Points +190

07 Jan 2018

Great home made tempeh

Tempeh deserves to become more popular! It’s so healthy and tasty. Here they make delicious dishes with their home made tempeh which you can also buy home to cook with!

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