At Mother we hope we can be a little part of this shift and encourage everyone to being plant-based at least once in a while.
WULF AND LAMB’S CHILLI ‘NON’ CARNE
Wulf & Lamb exploded on to the plant-based scene last year boasting a menu of ‘fiercely kind food.’’ There’s ‘Mac n Cheese’, Creamy Linguine and, word has it, pizzas will soon be making an appearance on the menu. Our current favourite has to be their Chilli ‘non’ Carne. Even the most skeptical veggie guinea pig will love the deep, earthy flavours of this satisfying dish. A spicy and smoky stew of mushrooms, lentils and kidney beans lies on fluffy basmati herb rice alongside a big dollop of cashew sour cream. It’s addictive.
Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP.
MILDRED’S SRI LANKAN CURRY
Mildred’s is a veggie and vegan institution and deservedly so. Their menu is brimming with delicious dishes but their Sri Lankan curry is a hug in a bowl, capable of warming the cockles on the nippiest of nights. Generous chunks of sweet potato wallow in a creamy, deep sauce served with a tasty pea basmati rice and coconut tomato samba. Another notably delicious classic is their Wood Roasted Mushroom and Ale Pie with Minted Mushy Peas. Delish.
Mildred’s, 45 Lexington Street, W1F 9AN (and other locations across London).
CLUB MEXICANA’S JACKFRUIT BARBACOA
Club Mexicana dish up seriously good plant-based Mexican food at a very jolly boozer in East London. It’s hard to pick a favourite here but their Jackfruit Barbacoa is always on our order. If marinated well (and it is here) jackfruit can taste really meaty and Club Mexicana have achieved just that. A general pile of jackfruit is piled up on homemade corn tortillas with roasted padron peppers, salse verde and sour cream. It’s an explosion of flavours and oh so satisfying.
Club Mexicana at The Spread Eagle, 224 Homerton Hight Steet, E9 6AS.
TEMPLE SPICY CHICK’N BURGER
These guys offer some of the best plant-based fast food around. For anyone that doesn’t know, seitan is a wheat gluten product so 100% vegan. Doesn’t sound that appetising? Well please just trust us on this, it can be seriously tasty. Our favourite is their spicy ‘Chick’n Fillet burger, complete with chipotle mayo, a super zingy coleslaw, cheese, jalapenos and sriracha.
Temple of Setian, 10 Morning Lane, E9 6NA.