Located right in the heart of south London, Brixton boasts a melting pot of rich cultural heritage, captivating art, theatres, live music venues, as well as a fascinating dining scene. Known as the capital of Afro-Caribbean culture in Britain, Brixton’s multiculturalism is perfectly showcased in its super diverse dining scene.
With the large array of restaurants to choose from, it might be hard to choose which vegan or vegetarian spot serves up some of the best plant-based grub. However our shortlist will help you decide, as right here we share six of the finest vegan restaurants in Brixton.
You’ll get to discover some restaurants on this list that serve dishes that are typical to the area, as well as some with an internationally inspired menu.
Read on to find the vegan restaurant in Brixton that’s best suited for you!
Six Exceptional Vegan Restaurants in Brixton: Food Worth Waiting For!
1. Cafe Van Gogh
Cafe Van Gogh is a community-centric cafe with a wonderful ethical mission. This vegan restaurant in Brixton serves nutritious food with a social purpose – to provide on-the-job training and support to boost confidence in those with learning disabilities or mental health problems.
Walk into this quaint two-floor brick building and experience a warm homely vibe thanks to the friendly and welcoming staff who’ve created a lovely relaxed ambience amongst the Van Gogh-inspired wall art.
There’s three areas you can dine here. The downstairs area is more like your normal cafe-layout, but a walk up the spiral staircase will take you to the chilled out upstairs floor where you can experience dim lights, fairy lights and a beautiful Van Gogh-inspired ceiling mural. There’s also a little outdoors area where you can enjoy sitting on one of their garden tables in the sun.
As for the food, this zero waste cafe keeps things fresh with their super creative plant-based dishes as they use seasonal ingredients. Because that’s the case you should expect changes to the seasonal menu every 6 to 8 weeks as the food changes according to what’s in season.
Cafe Van Gogh offers excellent weekday lunch and brunch menus, exquisite evening menu, Saturday brunch, as well as a 100% vegan Sunday roast! So whether you’re visiting this cafe for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, you’re in for a real treat!
This vegan restaurant in Brixton is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4:30pm, but is closed on Monday.
Address: 88 Brixton Rd, Vassal, London SW9 6BE
2. Eat of Eden
Located just a short walk from Brixton Market, Eat of Eden is a great place to sit back and enjoy some tasty organic food with friends and family.
This casual, snug vegan restaurant in Brixton has limited seating inside, but it does have a few outdoor seating options too.
This down to earth place concentrates their focus solely on the food, and it shows. The fusion of Caribbean, Italian and European recipes here, alongside using incredibly fresh organic produce, means your stomach is guaranteed a good here. And so will your wallet as the dishes are very affordable too!
We think you’ll be impressed by the large selection on the menu and you can even try a few items – just ask the staff. Some dishes that stand out the most include their Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Curry, Rainbow Salad and Avocado & Sundried Tomato Wraps.
The staff are always happy to assist with any request and as an added bonus the portion sizes tend to be very generous.
Nothing planned on a Thursday evening after work? Eat of Eden has you covered as they have a live DJ, great drinks, incredible food and games all on the one night! Join them on Thursdays for all of that fun from 5pm to 10pm, and even enjoy a free soft drink on all orders over £10.
Eat of Eden is open on Monday from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
Address: Unit 4, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR
3. Pipoca Vegan
A zero waste health food shop and delicious vegan food all in one place? That’s exactly what you get at Pipoca Vegan! This is not just one of the best vegan restaurants in Brixton for their delicious food, but also the large variety of products they sell, ranging from grains condiments, beers and wines to even cleaning supplies.
Pipoca is a great stop for a vegan brunch in Brixton too. So why not come along and dig into some delicious breakfast foods, Brazilian Bowls, savoury and sweet galettes, desserts, as well as smoothies at Pipoca, which actually specialises as a vegan creperie.
They also have a charming outdoor patio where you can enjoy some great food and drinks while catching up with friends.
Some of the top picks here include their Scrambled Tofu & Avocado Gluten Free Bagel Sandwich and the Dujhan Savoury Galettes prepared with ingredients like portobello mushroom, sundried tomato and asparagus.
As for a sweet choice, it’s hard to go wrong with the Hazel Dread Sweet Galette consisting of vegan nutella, strawberries, almonds and ice cream is a winner in our eyes!
Pipoca Vegan is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 10am to 5pm, but is closed on Mondays.
Address: 224 Brixton Rd, Vassal, London SW9 6AH
4. Rigat’s Kitchen
We did promise a diverse dining scene – and lo and behold, Rigat’s Kitchen delivers with international dishes to remember. We think you’ll definitely be impressed by the blend of globally inspired vegan soul food here, ranging from Ethiopian to Indian cuisine.
This unassuming vegan restaurant in Brixton offers up super nutritious and delicious plant based food. What makes things even better though, is they dish up that food in great portion size at a very affordable price.
You may even be greeted by the friendly and warm owner when you visit, and if lucky strike up a conversation about his background and journey to cooking vegan soul food. And if you’re confused by any of the dishes, just ask!
Some favourites here include the Okra Mushroom Curry that’s served with salad and a side. Another great option is the famous Berbere Stew with Red Rice. This Ethiopian dish is packed full of flavour thanks to the bright red spice – tasty!
A worthy addition to our list of the best vegan restaurants in Brixton, Rigat’s Kitchen is open from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm.
Address: 44 Redlands Way, Brixton Hill, London SW2 3LS
5. Oowee Vegan
Sometimes you finish work and all you want is classic comfort food like a good ol’ burger. That’s why we just had to include a restaurant that serves some of the best vegan burgers and comfort food in Brixton.
Located close to Brixton Market, this hole-in-the-wall dishes out big flavour in every bite of their burgers thanks, in part, to their own special crispy coating which is made from a unique blend of 12 herbs and spices. This is no ‘Beyond Meat’ burger – we think it’s ten times better.
Oowee Vegan serves more dishes too, and if you love Dirty Fries, Popcorn Chick’n and even tater tots, they have it all!
Some popular choices include the BBQ Homestack Burger which consists of a vegan ‘beef’ patty, BBQ sauce, American cheese, onion rings, gherkins and lettuce. Another great pick is The Big Bacon Swiss which is prepared with a cispy chick’n, baconaise, smoked gouda, bacon, hash brown and lettuce.
As for the fries, we highly recommend the Jalapeno Cheese Waffle Fries. And for something sweet, why not go for the mouth-watering churros!
Oowee Vegan is open everyday from 11:30am to 10:30pm.
Address: Brixton Village, UNIT 91-92, London SW9 8PR
6. Peachy Goat
We’ve so far introduced you to a selection of casual vegan restaurants in Brixton, but we had to include this more upscale bistro which is perfect for a swanky evening out with your significant other or friends.
Peachy Goat attracts many regulars as they allow vegans the opportunity to fine-dine in style thanks to a classy range of dishes. When visiting, you can grab a seat inside or choose to sit on their charming outdoor patio on the warmer days.
Some favourite starters here include their Deep Fried ‘Camembert’ Bites, Apple & Date Chutney & Sourdough Toast or the Pea Arancini, Tomato Jam, Creamed Potato & Parmesan. As for the mains, we think that you’ll be impressed by the Grilled Aubergine Parmigiana, Herbs & Breadcrumbs or for a more hearty option, their ‘Blue Cheese’ Burger consists of veganzola, caramelised onions and a tasty balsamic glaze. This is an exclusively vegan restaurant, so those ‘cheese’ ingredients are of course vegan cheese.
Still peckish after these delicious dishes? You can enjoy more than just the usual vegan desserts (sorbet….) here thanks to tasty options like the Vanilla Cheesecake served with strawberries, strawberry gelato, white chocolate crumb & almonds, or the Mini Italian Biscoff Doughnuts which come with Vanilla Cream. Those have to be some of the best vegan desserts in Brixton!
Peachy Goat is open from Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, Sunday from 12pm to 10pm, but is closed on Mondays.
Address: 16 Half Moon Ln, London SE24 9HU