Summer is fast approaching and we’re all jumping on the band wagon of clean eating, but where should we go for healthy, tasty food? To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, here’s our guide to enjoying a meat-free week.

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Farmacy

CADA Design have been busy designing Farmacy over the last 10 months; a plant-based restaurant serving up vegan and vegetarian dishes free from dairy, refined sugars, additives, and chemicals. And no, they aren’t serving meals made of air.

Why not kick your meal off with a ‘Firecracker’ syringe shot and gluten free nachos with guacamole, refried beans, salsa, and chipotle mayo made from cashew nuts? Follow that with a spelt sourdough pizza with roasted veg and macadamia cheese and you’ve been devilishly indulgent without the guilt.

Top tip: The ‘Nice’ Cream Brownie Sundae will blow your mind.

Farmacy is located on Westbourne Grove.

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Vanilla Black

If you prefer fine dining, Vanilla Black serves up contemporary vegetarian cuisine by experimenting with original flavour combinations and modern techniques. Forget vegetable curries and pasta bakes, Vanilla Black are serving up Yorkshire blue cheese toasties; fried mushrooms, sweetcorn and tarragon sponge, and Kahula cake with coconut and toasted rice mousse. The AA guide describe Vanilla Black as “interesting, innovative dishes that combine high-quality ingredients, up-to-the- minute technique and a sound approach to texture and flavour contrasts.”

You can find Vanilla Black in Chancery Lane.

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Vegetarian; Palomar 01

The Palomar

The Palomar is a winning choice if you’re dining with a stubborn carnivore. Offering both meat and vegetable dishes, vegetarians can choose from a fattoush salad and homemade labneh to cauliflower “steak” and London’s best polenta.

The food here is always perfectly executed and served with the very best service. We highly recommend.

You can find Palomar in Soho

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Vegetarian; Mildreds 01

Mildreds

Mildred’s serves an array of vegetarian dishes ranging from chillies and curries to burritos and burgers, and has been doing so for more than two decades. Their food has a ‘homemade’ family feel, but nonetheless it’s delicious. We recommend the Sri Lankan sweet potato curry – it’s so tasty that you almost forget its missing chunks of meat!

Find them in either of their Soho, Kings Cross or Camden branches.

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