• big vegan breakfast at eat and two veg in london

    February 15th, 2009quarrygirllondon, more restaurants (not LA)

    UPDATE 12/07/09: sadly eat and two veg has shut down. 🙁 this sucks. read update here.

    i have dined at loads of vegetarian/vegan restaurants in london, and one of my all-time favorites has to be eat and two veg. we go there at least once (usually twice) on every trip across the pond, and each visit leaves us loving it more and more. the trendy west end eatery has fashioned itself after an old school american diner—big red booths, a galvanized steel interior and neatly-dressed chefs (with white hats and all) make this place total 50s throwback heaven. big diffy is, while they serve up home cookin’, it’s all meat free and refreshingly healthy.

    take for instance the full english breakfast…you know, the standard british morning meal filled with animal bits that almost every pub, diner, and cafe sells. well, eat and two veg offers a slap-up traditional-style breakfast as well, except it’s all either vegetarian or vegan. we of course opted for the vegan version, which came compete with grilled tofu, baked beans, toast and an array of hearty vegetables.

    big vegan breakfast: tofu, tomato, mushrooms, beans, spinach and 2 toasts. £5.95

    big vegan breakfast: tofu, tomato, mushrooms, beans, spinach and 2 toasts. £5.95

    from looking at this picture, you may be thinking that this meal looks simple/boring/easy-to-make-at-home. let me tell ya, it was none of those things. this dish was exceptional. from the perfectly seasoned tofu, to the plump tomatoes and well sauteed mushrooms…everything was perfect. not to mention the excellent and insanely spicy fresh spinach, along with the crispy toast. if you ever go to london, don’t leave without trying this. it gives you the chance to enjoy the traditional english breakfast in all its vegan glory. you fucking deserve it.

    to be fair, eat and two veg only has a few vegan options on the breakfast menu, the big breakfast pictured being one of them. if that doesn’t look good to you, you may want to skip the morning menu. the main menu has even more tempting vegan offeringsl…so you kind of have no excuse not to visit them.


    plus, it’s not just about the food. all around eat and two veg is fucking immaculate and gorgeous. the service is great, the atmosphere is stunning and the ingredients are all top notch. they’re located in a really swish but quiet part of the west end called marylebone…just steps away from baker street station. go there.


    eat and two veg
    50 marylebone high street
    london, w1u 5hn
    020 7258 8595

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  • Someday, I’ll make it back to London and I’ll make a beeline for Eat & Two!

  • I love love love this place. It was pouring rain, and I walked there from the Underground. They gave me this fresh mint and cinnamon tea that was the best tea I’ve ever had.

  • I fucking LOVE English breakfast- beans on toast? Yes, please! I can’t believe I passed over Eat & Two Veg last year. I NEED to go back to London!

  • My husband and I lived in London for a year and this was one of my favorite places on one of my favorite streets. Whenever I took a cooking class at Divertimenti, I would eat there for lunch afterward. Thanks for bringing back some good memories! I am not vegan (though I am veg) and do not live in LA (Seattle), but I so enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the great work!

  • The breakfast picture DOES LOOK like a typical English Breakfast and although I love beans (actually adore them, lol!), the British way of doing it–both choice of bean and especially preparation–is not really to my liking, I take your word for it that it’s better than it looks in the picture. However, I’m VERY impressed with their main menu, and like Dana, I’m vegetarian but not vegan so their schnitzel seems really exciting to me as it’s not too often you can find vegetarian schnitzel (especially away from Germany!). I bookmarked this restaurant and will be on my must-eat list when I visit London again! Thank you Quarrygirl!

  • I love English Breakfast, so this is a brilliant post! Do you know if there’s any raw food restaurants in London that have breakfast options? I’m trying to diversify my brekkies… http://www.rawpeople.com/?utm_source=A&utm_medium=B&utm_campaign=C

  • We went here 2 Saturdays in a row! The neighborhood is really lovely. If I lived in London (and could afford it), I would love to live there. We actually got off at the Regent’s Park tube station both times we went, and it was about 3-4 blocks away. Our meals were good both times we went. The “crispy aromatic luck” appetizer was great! It was the first time I had mock duck. To be fair, we decided to seek it out the second time because of The Prince Regent, a great pub across the street – decorated in purple, posh restrooms, amazing drafts, including fruli, the best fruit beer I’ve ever had. And two kinds of Aspall’s cider, which rocks the socks off Strongbow. I had 2 Frulis the second time we went! As this place was certainly a few tube stops away from both hotel we stayed at, you can tell the combo of Eat and Two Veg with the Prince Regent was worth the time and money.

  • Sadly this has now closed 🙁

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