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The Breakfast Club

A new year usually means a new start. If Christmas excess got the better of you, it might just be time to tread a healthier path in 2023.

January or Veganuary as it’s now known, is a good place to start. Think of it as a way to reset and create some balance.

The Breakfast Club is certainly behind the campaign and has turned its Berwick Street site veggie and vegan for this whole month, with No Meat On Berwick Street.

They along with plant-based brands La Vie and Redefine Meat have elevated the veggie and vegan offerings for The Breakfast Club have also created two new recipes across all 13 cafes.

The Works, a veggie & vegan fry-up comprising of Redefine Meat sausages, La Vie bacon, tattie scones, homemade BC posh beans, scrambled tofu, mushrooms and roasted tomatoes – plus the Posh Sausage Sandwich made up of Redefine Meat sausages, vegan smoked applewood cheese and tomato chutney sandwiched in ciabatta bread. There will also be updates to all current vegan and veggie dishes.

The team has even created vegan chorizo, with an ingredient combination of sun-dried tomatoes and lentil mince with the flavours of garlic, smoked paprika, cumin and lemon.

Thankfully, South London is home to some of the capital’s finest vegan restaurants.

Family-run Naifs is a small plates place situated you on a quiet residential street.

Run by chef Tom Heale and brother Finn, expect Middle Eastern fayre in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Mallow – fab name, by the way, is new on the Borough food scene.

From the same team behind Mildreds, this is a new all-day dining restaurant, located just off Borough Market. Plant-based dishes in bright and vibrant colours are the order of the day.

Herne Hill is home to Italian-inspired Peachy Goat. The 100 per cent plant-based menu includes some corkers – deep fried Camembert bites, with apple and date chutney, served with sourdough toast, and pumpkin and sage-filled tortellini, with a cream truffle sauce, leeks and pumpkin seeds.

Brixton institution Eat of Eden continues to deliver up excellent vegan Caribbean food and these guys were doing it before anyone else.

Curries, macaroni pie and patties are all legendary dishes.

Championing the vegetable is recently-opened Morgan & Watson in Crystal Palace, serving an innovative menu.

Curried-cauliflower cheese soup, served with cauliflower pakora and oven-baked truffle and smoked cheese cashew nut fondue are just two such original dishes.

I haven’t been yet but it’s right near the top of the list of restaurants I’d like to visit.

Vegetarian restaurant Hullabaloo offers a number of vegan dishes from an Indian street food menu.

Chef Baloo worked at two-Michelin star Tamarind before making the move to Deptford.

The takeaway restaurant offers a range of popular dishes including chana masala, tarka dal and classic curries such as korma.

Doughnuts Picture: Crosstown

The sweet toothed may want to take advantage of the new range from Crosstown – Rhubarb & Jasmine, Strawberry Cheesecake, Blood Orange, and Pistachio & Raspberry.

Selection boxes are available in store and for online delivery.


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