Euston is home to the first intercity station ever to be constructed in London, and with over 180 years of operation, Euston Station is still one of central London’s busiest train stations. So whether you’re visiting this area for some of the capital’s finest museums and historical institutes, or looking for some fantastic vegan grub while you wait for your next train, we’ve compiled this shortlist to help you find the best vegan restaurants in Euston.
Veganism has garnered a level of momentum that is unparalleled to any other culinary movement in the last ten years, and luckily Euston caters well to the vegan community.
With an appealing selection of vegan restaurants in and around Euston, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste! We also included a few non-vegan restaurants on our list simply because their great vegan choices are a must try and we wanted to give you a bigger selection.
So here is our shortlist of the best vegan restaurants in Euston!
Five Exceptional Vegan Restaurants in Euston (London): Food Worth Waiting For!
Mexican cuisine with endless vegan options.
Worked up an appetite whilst on your way to Euston? Well, look no further than Tortilla as this restaurant is not only right outside of Euston Station, but they also do a fun ‘Build-it-your-way’ concept where you can choose an endless combination of ingredients in your burrito, taco, salad bowl, naked burrito, nachos or quesadilla.
This rather small restaurant has sleek contemporary decor and some quiet seats inside to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy station. But if you love soaking in the rays whilst enjoying some tasty grub, you can also grab a seat on their outdoor terrace.
With their ‘Build-it-your-way’ concept, the choices are endless at this restaurant that serves authentic California-style Mexican food. The staff will prepare your dish with any toppings of your choice, and you can start your ‘Build-it-your-way’ base with either rich tomato rice, zesty coriander rice or lettuce, followed by black beans or pinto beans and then their seasonal veg, or smoky vegan chilli no carne.
You then choose your preferred toppings and a choice of either fiery, medium or mild salsa. But we recommend their crowd favourite which is the mild pico de gallo salsa because of its perfect fusion of flavours.
As this is a Mexican restaurant, you should definitely try the burrito. Those are affordable and come in huge portions – no wonder they boast that their Burrito is as big as your head!
And as an added bonus, if you’ve got an early train to catch and need a quick breakfast for your onward journey, this restaurant opens as early as 7am from Thursday to Saturday and 8am from Monday to Wednesday.
Although not solely vegan, Tortilla is included on our list of vegan restaurants in Euston for the early hours and infinite vegan choices. They’re open from Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday from 7am to 10:30pm and on Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Address: Outdoor Piazza Euston Station, London NW1 2DU
2. Vantra Eden
Vegan fare cooked perfectly to ensure maximum nutrition content.
Established since 1999, Vantra Eden is within a 10 minute walk from Euston Station and is an exclusively vegan restaurant.
This hole-in-the-wall is quirky with makeshift al-fresco dining option and a very relaxed and cosy feel, partly thanks to the comfy seats and polite and attentive staff.
This restaurant is very passionate about promoting a sustainable vegan lifestyle, and this is shown in each dish as those are prepared with some of the finest quality ingredients and also made using gentle cooking methods to ensure maximum nutrition content. That’s exactly why they use three key techniques to prepare their dishes: raw, fermented and steamed.
In our opinion, Vantra is the perfect spot for an energizing lunch, whether that’s a quick grab-and-go, or a leisurely sit down during your London explores. From plant-based foods, organic coffee, to fresh-pressed juice, you’ll be spoiled for choice here.
One of their popular dishes here is the Lentil Pumpkin Soup which also includes ginger, cumin, mustard seed and coriander. Their Nyonya Curry is popular too, and that’s a coconut based curry with chickpeas, pineapple, pumpkin, exotic herbs and spices.
When it comes to searching for vegan restaurants in Euston, Vantra is a great find. They’re open from Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm, but is closed on weekends.
Address: 79a Tottenham Ct Rd, London W1T 4TD
Asian-inspired cuisine with plenty of vegan options
Conveniently situated very close to Euston Station, Itsu offers incredible Japanese food with counter-service and takeaway options.
Although not exclusively vegan, Itsu had to be included on our list of vegan restaurants in Euston for the exceptional vegan options and inviting atmosphere they have. This restaurant might not seem much from the outside, but don’t judge it on looks alone.
Why? Because when it comes to their vegan options, we think you’ll be impressed. Some of the popular vegan dishes worth trying here are their Veggie Meatballs Teriyaki Rice’pot (as shown in the picture below) or the Veggie Gyoza Noodle’pot.
If you’re looking for a lighter option, we recommend their creamy Veggie Meatballs & Coconut, or for something more practical to take on your train, their Veggie Sushi Collection could be a great pick.
Itsu is open from Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 9pm, Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and on Sunday from 8am to 8pm.
Address: Euston Piazza, London NW1 2DU
4. Thenga Cafe
Indian and European cuisine away from busy surroundings
Looking for a vegan spot that serves excellent, affordable food and has a relaxed vibe to help you get away from the hustle and bustle of London? Look no further than Thenga, as this cafe is a complete contrast to the intensity of the surrounding area.
This place is completely vegan and is located within a 10 to 15 minute walk from Euston Station. And they offer the perfect mix of Indian and European fare in an open canteen or ‘dhaba style’ eating area.
So whether you want to grab a book from their book shelf and enjoy a coffee, or socialise with your friends, Thenga is the ideal place to be. The service and warm atmosphere makes everyone feel welcome too, and the friendliness of the staff rubs off on the customers.
When it comes to the food, you can’t go wrong with their Daily Lunch Special which comprises of rice, dhal, vegetable side (which changes daily) and poppadum. Some other dishes worth trying are their Aubergine Masala, Chickpea Jalfrezi and Cauliflower Tikka Masala.
For great vegan food near Euston, drop by this place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 7pm, on Tuesday and Friday from 11am to 5pm and on Saturday from 11am to 4pm, but is closed on Sundays.
Address: 120 Cromer St, London WC1H 8BS
5. Half Cup
Vibrant setting with seasonal menu and small outdoor area.
Located around a 10 minute walk from Euston Station, just a few blocks south of Euston Road, this family-run business is a fun, lively and vibrant restaurant that specialises in excellent brunch – all very Instagram-worthy of course!
Although not an exclusively vegan restaurant, the fun vibe, inviting and warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic seasonal vegan dishes that they have, makes Half Cup well worth visiting.
Walk in and find beautiful murals adorned with vivid and vibrant colours in the seating area indoors, along with some pendant lighting. This indoor area is perfect for catching up on work, chats with your friends and even small informal meetings. They also have an outdoor area too, where you’ll find a few seats that are ideal for enjoying a hot coffee and getting into the book you’ve been meaning to read.
With a seasonal brunch menu that changes frequently, we think you’ll be impressed by the freshness in each dish. Just make sure to request the vegan version of dishes, as the menu will mention if it’s vegan or if there’s a vegan version available.
Some dishes that are popular here are their signature Veg Half Cup which can be swapped for the vegan option. You can also go for their Granola that’s seasonally inspired depending on the fruits in season. All the dishes come very well presented, full of colour and bursting with flavour.
Although not solely vegan, Half Cup had to be included on our list of vegan restaurants in Euston for the excellent vegan brunch choices they have.
Half Cup is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and on weekends from 9am to 4pm.
Address: 100-102 Judd St, London WC1H 9NT