Vegan lunch at the Gallery Café, St Margaret's House

The best places to have lunch in Globe Town

Looking for a pick-me-up meal in Globe Town? This is our guide to finding something you will love in the area. From vegan cafes, halal options and cuisine from opposite sides of the world, there is a lot that the locals have to offer.

The local area houses some of the best food and treats in London, Vital Foodz offering vegan Caribbean food and protein-packed lunches whilst The Full Monty remains notorious for their full English breakfast and huge lunchtime selection. We hope you find our guide helpful whether you’re on your lunch break or looking for something new to try.

Sazzy and Fran


Vegan soup for lunch at Sazzy and Fran on Roman Road

Fancy a bit of plant-based paradise? This cute café near Roman Road’s London Buddhist Centre offers some revitalising, vegan lunch options. Sit on the ground floor amid the uplifting greenery, or perhaps venture downstairs to encase yourself in the dimly lit nook of an ideal work area. Complying with their eco-ethos, Sazzy & Fran’s takeaway options come in compostable containers accompanied by cornstarch spoons.

Visit Sazzy and Fran at 33 Roman Road, Bow E2 0HU.



Coffee in a brown cup and banana bread
Coffee and banana bread at Recharge – delicious

You’ve probably walked past this little corner gem many times, unaware of the selection of wraps and toasties that are freshly made inside. With the winning fillings of roast chicken or grilled halloumi, their list of lunch options is worth checking out. If you choose to sit in, try their mouthwatering pan of Shakshuka.

Visit Recharge at 140 Roman, Bow E2 0RY.

Mum Likes Thai Food


Tanakrit and Supap Pimpa, owners of Mum Likes Thai Food, Thai restaurant on Roman Road in Globe Town, East London.

Opened by chef Tanakrit Pimpa and his wife, Supap, who manages the front of house, be prepared for warm welcome smiles and friendly chitchat. Lunch is a set menu but the portions are generous. Opt for a traditional Green Thai Curry, or their sell-out Pad Thai, with a choice of chicken, beef, prawn or tofu. All dishes are as close to the original recipe as would be found in the Pimpa’s home in Thailand. Open every day for lunch from 12-3 p.m.

Pop into Mum Likes Thai Food at 107 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0QN.

The Full Monty


Ful plate of breakfast food at the full monty

For a famous full English fry-up head to The Full Monty, a favourite with cabbies, policemen, and locals. Alongside their traditional fry-ups, they serve the perfect pancakes, omelettes, jacket potatoes, and paninis. If you’re looking for a lighter lunch, their extensive menu covers most bases, a selection of salads, smoothies and anything else you feel like. With outdoor seating opposite the London Buddhist Cafe, it’s the perfect peaceful place for lunch.

Visit The Full Monty at 254 Globe Road, Bow, E2 0JD.

The Gallery Cafe – St Margarets House


St Margaret's House Old Ford Road Bethnal Green East London

The beautiful green exterior of the Gallery Cafe mirrors St. Magaret’s Houses’s ethos, trying to create a happier and healthier community. They have outdoor seating with large parasols and are even dog-friendly. This vegan cafe is a cosy spot to dig into tofu brunch, mezze platter or specials – they even have an aperativo menu if you’re in the mood for a midday mimosa.  

Pop into St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Rd., Bethnal Green, E2 9PL.

Vital Foodz


Vital Foodz vegan Caribbean eatery in Globe Town's vital super bowl.

Loved by the residents of Globe Town and yet to get a review under 5 golden stars, this cari-vegan cafe offers delicious lunch options. From proteins, grains, jerk jackfruit to wheat meat, the owners are more than willing to help you find something you love. If you’re looking for hearty and quality produce which sustains you for the rest of your afternoon, do yourself a favour…

Visit Vital Foodz at 51 Old Ford Rd,  E2 9PJ.

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