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Location: Brick lane

Price range: ££

Opening time: Mon-Wed 12:00-21:30, Thu 12:00-22:30, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-21:30. Kitchen stops 30 minutes before closing.

Plant based burger and fried restaurant since 2016. Specialises in burgers, with signature being the fillet-om-phish made from aubergine served with vegan cheese & tar tar sauce; ‘beef’ burger made from black beans & quinoa; and pulled jackfruit burger. Side of sweet potato fries, loaded fries, cheese sticks, chick balls, guacamole and plantain chips are available. For dessert try the vegan brownie or a thick chocolate shake.

The Vurger Co

Location: Shoreditch

Price range: ££

Opening Time: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm, Sun -10pm)

An intimate, if sparse space, with walnut chairs and grey walls, while the menu is equally as concise, consisting solely of burgers, shakes and sides. Unlike other meat-free joints, Vurger Co swaps out quorn or seitan for patties made up entirely of veg. Take the Auburger, which is sandwiched between a fluffy brioche bun and combines a tightly-packed aubergine, chickpea and caramelised red onion patty with hints of fiery Tabasco and a slightly bitter cumin mayo dressing.

There’s the option to enjoy your meal sans bun as a ‘burger bowl’, while sides include crisp, lightly-salted fries and a velvety mac ‘n’ cheese. Drinks wise, a caramel and banana shake swaps out cow’s milk for the almond variety, along with a soy bean base which results in a sweet and satisfyingly slurp-able treat, while there are beers and wine for proper grownups. Slick counter service and reasonable prices are further pluses, and it’s nice to see Vurger Co back up its credentials with compostable packaging, including paper straws.

Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner

Location: Camden

Price range: ££

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-9pm

Serving up mouth-watering American comfort foods, vegan style. You’ll spot classic Americana dishes reaching from The Dirty Burger to the Mac’n’Cheez, without forgetting their staple (and highly recommended) Reuben Sandwich.

At their bigger and better location, only a couple leg stretches from their old home includes more seating and best of all, vegan sugar-filled milkshakes. Make sure to wear your stretchy trousers for this cheeky one!