8 of the Best Veganuary Takeaways
Best Takeaways for Veganuary
Whether you’re looking to brunch on a health kick or indulge in an alternative way, our Veganuary guide to south west London will inspire you
With over a million participants since its launch in 2014, 98% of whom would recommend participation to a friend, Veganuary continues to go from strength to strength among those looking to actively manage and assess their environmental impact, personal health and knowledge. With a host of restaurants offering plant-based alternatives, from meat substitutes to vegetable-centric cuisine, there’s never been a better time to try out these local Veganuary takeaways.
This forward-thinking Italian has built on its strong existing following (with an initial opening on North London’s Holloway Road followed by Islington and Box Park Wembley outlets) with a Wandsworth pizza haven. Their Veganuary offering, The Red Vegana, combines tomato, garlic, oregano, roasted peppers, red onions and olives, available on a choice of bases.
Aside from a wide range of classic dishes for carnivores and vegetarians, this south west London favourite has a number of vegan dishes to try, with all the exotic flavours needed to warm up those chillier evenings. Carb up with a Bhel Puri (puffed rice tossed with onions, tomatoes, pomegranate, topped with tamarind & nylon sev) or bring the heat home with a Vegan Jalfrezi, a fragrant curry containing braised seasonal vegetables with brown onions, tomatoes and cashews.
Cook & Thief
Cook & Thief don’t offer your standard takeaway service. Instead, the site acts as a platform showcasing the best of the city’s chefs and their dishes in one place, with advance ordering available to make a night in that little bit more special. There current offerings include several dishes from Andrew Dargue’s Black Vanilla, including Curried Cauliflower Steak with Croquettes & Aubergines, or a Butternut Squash Dhal with Charred Broccoli & Crispy Lentils.
One restaurant’s vegan offerings are anything but trend dependent and limited to Veganuary – Amrutha. ‘Vegan soul food’ is what they do best, with recent takeaway offerings including hearty falafel and kale salads with citrusy orange dressings, adorned with chunks of squash, goji berries, seeds and figs – all at fab prices.
With kitchens littered across south west London, Wagamama is on hand regardless of location to tempt local foodies into trying a vegan alternative to some classics. The brand’s scale and subsequent supply chain size mean they’re a great choice for fussy carnivores intrigued over meat substitutes, with dishes such as Sticky Vegan ‘Ribs’ made of soya protein and a plant-based take on their signature Katsu Curry on offer.
Sticks N’ Sushi
With menus as on-trend as their chic interiors, the global sushi brand’s Wimbledon restaurant caters for plant-based diets, meaning those adverse to all things raw and fishy needn’t write the chain off. For a full Japanese, vegan exploration, their Greenkeeper is a dream, combining many smaller dishes into a platter of sorts. Grilled Broccoli with Spicy Goma, Seaweed Salads and Sweet Potato, Coriander Cress & Teriyaki sticks feature, alongside other alternatives.
The Retreat Kitchen
Offering up lighter, plant-based alternatives to typically stodgy brunch dishes, Richmond’s The Retreat Kitchen has vegetable-centric dishes on its menu as well as meat substitutes. Split a Vegan Sausage Ciabatta and Fresh Fruit Berry Pancake Stack for ultimate vegan brunching indulgence.
Curry on Naanstop
Living up to their punny name, Curry on Naanstop continues to supply south west Londoners with delicious dinners to enjoy at home, available to order from their Earlsfield and Herne Hill takeout stations via UberEats. Warming aubergine curries, savoury crepes and a host of sides including Medu Vosa and steamed rice cakes are all fabulously flavoursome options for Veganuary – with many dishes catering for gluten free diets and a range of intolerances and allergies.