Vegan cafes are not places you’d typically find an Infatuation staffer, but the sheer friendliness and vibe at Mother are ridiculously hard not to like. It’s in a pretty canalside location in the Here East Olympic development out by Hackney Wick, and the salads and smoothies actually taste great - not something we can say about the majority of sad-looking sprout salads that we’ve tried elsewhere. It’s good for a post-workout meal, or a healthy pick-me-up. Pull up a seat, order an acai bowl, and pretend you’re somewhere exotic and warm.
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Mao Chow is a cupboard-sized spot by London Fields making very tasty all-vegan Chinese food.
Gotto Trattoria is a casual Italian restaurant in Hackney Wick, located on the river Lea. Grab a seat on their outdoor terrace when the sun is out.
Souvlakiland is a tiny spot on Homerton High Street where you can eat some of the best gyros in town for a fiver.
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Stem And Glory
Stem And Glory in the City is an all-day vegan spot serving everything from kimchi pancakes to a meat-free take on the BLT.
Tibits is a vegetarian and vegan buffet restaurant that’s perfect for a kind of healthy, low-cost, lunch or dinner.
The Gate is a vegetarian spot in Islington that meat-eaters won’t complain about. And if you don’t feel like going healthy, have some cocktails.
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The best parties involve drinks, pizza, and tunes. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick has all three, and tons of space to sit by the canal on a nice day.
Grow is a cafe by the canal in Hackney Wick. Pay a visit for a drink and a snack, and some prime waterside people-watching.
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