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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Martello Hall is an great bar-meets-pizza restaurant on Mare Street in Hackney. Bring your mates at the weekend, or visit it late night.
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Lucky & Joy
Lucky and Joy is a fun and flavourful Chinese-influenced restaurant in Clapton that feels like a night out, with added sesame noodles.
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Genesis is an entirely plant-based take on your classic counter service diner near Spitalfields.
Essence is a raw vegan cafe in Shoreditch that’s good for a quick post-workout snack or a healthy lunch.
Mildred’s is a classic vegetarian restaurant in Soho, with an excellent atmosphere and an even better mushroom pie.
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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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