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Essential Vegan cafe

London, get ready for some of the best vegan food you have ever eaten. Seriously.

As the sad news filters around town of pop up cafe LOTUS Cucina Vegan vacating its Portobello Road premises, consolatory information about its replacement is spreading even faster.

Vanessa Almeida of Essential Vegan is bringing her outstanding savoury cuisine and cake delights to 297 Portobello Road for (what is now) an 8 week long engagement.


If you know of Vanessa and Essential Vegan, you will be aware of just how irresistible her food is and what an untouchable reputation it has in the capital. The supper club Vanessa cooked for my guests was peerless and her cake stand on Brick Lane every Saturday is legendary.

Now West London gets to eat like a champion six days of the week starting Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 as the Essential Vegan Pop-up Cafe sets up shop in the Portobello Juice Cafe between Tuesday and Sundays, 9am – 5pm.

Get excited for this menu.

Hearty quiches, panini stuffed with savoury fillings, healthy superfood salads and a special ‘dish of the day’ to include burger with fries, tofu minced meat with brown rice, Brazilian feijoada, pasta, lasagna and stroganoff are all planned for the pop up dining experience.

Aubergine_Parmigiana_landscape Ricotta_Spinach_LasagneAdd to these options the usual irresistible line up of cakes, biscuits, Brazilian cheese bread, scones and sweet breads and it’s easy to see why this new cafe is the new must-visit location in London for vegans. The pop-up cafe will also be a handy place to pick up a copy of the Essential Vegan cookbook.

Now you know.

Get along to 297 Portobello Road from this Tuesday for some of the best vegan food you will eat in the UK.

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  1. What days is she there?

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