by CHLOE. is an ultra-trendy vegan fast food restaurant that hails from none other than New York City. Famed for their completely plant-based burgers, fries and drinks, I’ve been dreaming of visiting for absolutely ages and it’s been firmly on my NYC list forever! A favourite amongst the style flock, it was pretty much a no-brainer when my birthday rolled around and it was time for me to pick a spot to dine at with the girls.
Address: Drury House, 34-43 Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HA
by CHLOE. UK is situated in Covent Garden, London, just off from the main market area that is so famously busy. As we were visiting on a Saturday afternoon and they’re too trendy to take reservations (like almost all of the places we visit, actually), I made a point of scheduling lunch for 12pm and arriving a touch earlier to guarantee us a table without a huge wait. Turns out, that was the right thing to do as not long after, there were huge queues wrapping around inside the restaurant and because there’s no table service, it got a little chaotic. My tip? Have a small breakfast to keep you going and arrive just before 12pm.
Thankfully, it isn’t completely style over substance as the food isn’t too shabby either. Whilst I’m not vegan at the time of writing, I am vegetarian and consume dairy-free milk, and it was SO refreshing to be able to walk into a hyped-up eatery and be able to choose whatever I wanted.
The menu is plentiful and there are salads, burgers, sides, brunch sandwiches, smoothie bowls and more to choose from. Plus, there’s also a London-only section of the menu too! It’s worth mentioning that this is 100% a place that proves veganism isn’t all about blending up superfoods and calling it a day!
I opted for the Morning Glory breakfast sandwich. It was deliciously filling, although almost too spicy towards the end of the sandwich for something that I was eating for ‘brunch’. It’s delightfully messy though and tastes great paired with their sweet potato fries. (So moreish I could eat twenty portions.) I also tried their oat milk flat white which was SO good, almost on par with my beloved Stach coffees from Amsterdam!
by CHLOE. didn’t blow me away like I’d imagined it would, but it’s great to have a bonus vegan food place in the area. I’ll be heading back for a burger and another bathroom selca, that’s for sure! But annoyingly the menu is clearly a little up and down right now. Like I said, be sure to head over before the rush because it isn’t worth queuing 45 minutes for, but is pretty great for a quick bite.