The best vegan cafes near Roman Road

Veganism is one of the buzzwords of 2018 and Roman Road has plenty to offer for vegetarians, vegans and health food addicts alike.

Here, we bring you the best of the best (in no particular order), as voted by you. Head to 90 Degree Melt for some of the fluffiest vegan pancakes around or to SimplyFresh to stock up on fresh ingredients to cook your own vegan delights.

The Gallery Café

Since opening its doors in 2006, The Gallery Café has fast become one of the area’s best-loved vegan offerings. They offer low-cost vegan dishes, locally-ground coffees and healthy juices and all profits generated go straight back into St. Margaret’s House.

Find The Gallery Café at St. Margaret’s House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL

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90 Degree Melt

90 Degree Melt is Mile End’s answer to American brunching…with a twist. All the best parts of American comfort food (think mac ‘n’ cheese and juicy burgers) are available here, but with a twist. Everything is vegetarian or vegan, and the aim behind the restaurant is to encourage sustainable eating. Yum.

Enjoy vegan pancakes at 235 Mile End Road, E1 4AA

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Sazzy and Fran café

In June, Sazzy and Fran, Hackney’s finest vegan cafe, opened a second branch at 33 Roman Road, between the London Buddhist Centre and the fire station. Everything in the Sazzy and Fran cafe is vegan and almost everything is made in-house. The only products made elsewhere are the pastries, which are made by a vegan bakery in Hackney. Each day, everything is cooked in the Hackney location and then biked over to Roman Road.

Find Sazzy and Fran at 33 Roman Road, E2 9FN


SimplyFresh is known as being one of the only suppliers of organic and health foods in the area, and although fruit and veg are their fastest-selling products, they are an important part of sales. Mehment Guzel, (possibly the most popular shop of all time) keeps up with the newest health food trends in industry publications, Twitter and Instagram, and decides what to stock through trial and error.

Meet Mem at 201-203 Roman Road, E2 0QY

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The story behind Pavilion’s Sri Lankan dishes, and indeed, behind the East End foodie hot-spot itself, is known to few outside of the close knit band of local suppliers and growers that work with the café and its owner. Rob Green took over the Pavilion in Victoria Park in 2011 after making a success of his Sri Lankan tea stall on Borough and Broadway Market. Having recently turned 100% vegetarian, this lakeside cafe is definitely one to try.

Find Pavilion at Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, E9 7DE

The Larder

Since opening in Wanstead in 2007, The Larder has opened five other locations across the capital. Luckily for us, one of these happens to be just off the Roman. Just a short walk from Bethnal Green tube, head to the Larder for an array of veggie treats, juices and smoothies. If you are feeling fancy, why not book an all-vegetarian Afternoon Tea, perfectly enjoyed outside in the sun.

Find The Larder at 241-243 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0JD

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Other vegan places in East London recommended by you

Antonio’s Kitchen
393 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9RA

The Spread Eagle
224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS

Temple of Seitan
10 Morning Lane, E9 6NA

Mildred’s Dalston
Thomas Tower, 1 Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, E8 3GU

Fed by Water
59 Kingsland High Street, E8 2JS

Just F.a.B
455 Hackney Road, E2 9DY

What the Pitta
Boxpark Shoreditch, Unit 52, E1 6GY

Love Shack
298 -299 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA

Jake’s Vegan Steaks
460 Hackney Road, E2 9EG

The Vurger Co
9, Avant Garde Richmix Square, Cygnet Street, E1 6LD

Mooshies Burger
104 Brick Lane, E1 6RL

Vegan Yes
64 Brick Lane, E1 6RF

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