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best vegetarian food, poor musician budget

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By Traveller November 10, 2018
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best vegetarian food, poor musician budget

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By tristan Traveller November 10, 2018

will be in london for a few days this month (21-25 nov) staying near vauxhall. looking for the local spots to eat, must try vegetarian dishes and/or dirt cheap food that doesn't make you ill.

recommendations on fun to-dos also welcome!

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Price aside these are my main go-to places (I'm vegan btw): the diner, arancini bros, temple of Camden, (in fact Camden market has had an influx of vegan places so it's well worth a visit plus it's pretty cool to wander around the markets). If you can be bothered to travel there then brick lane (shoreditch) is a cool place to visit with markets selling everything from food to vinyl to clothes. I'm not keen on South London so hard for me to recommend things to do there Sorry! I'm a north/ east London girl. We are also lucky to have alot of free museums and art galleries here in London.
Local November 11, 2018
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the diner and temple of camden look fun! not so much vegan fast food in amsterdam... looks like i'll end up playing a show in dalston and also seems like a nice spot to hang out generally so might even go to both of those... i guess i know what to expect with arancini bros haha
Haha honestly their arancini burgers are divine! It's not just arancini balls ;-) Dalston is great I just live up the road. Temple of Seitan is the original branch in Hackney central which you could walk or bus ride to from Dalston it's just smaller than the Camden one with no indoor seating so it's defo more take away (or eat outside if it's not raining haha). I'd love to recommend fed by water to you too which is in Dalston it's delicious but sadly not cheap. Mildreds is a veggie favourite and has several branches but again not cheap cheap but maybe worth a look :-)
Anna Local November 12, 2018
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Hey, if you visit Soho (a few tube stops from vauxhall) then there is a cheap vegetarian Indian which is worth a visit it's called govindas pure vegetarian. Another great option is to head to Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall it's super cheap home cooked meals every day is a different chef cooking stuff from their home country. It's popular for dinner so either go early or book via their website. There's a similar place in Brixton (I haven't yet been here as I don't venture to Brixton much) called cafe van gogh. If you don't know it happy cow is a great website to check for veggie places and tells you what budget they are. Food markets can be great... but prices can vary... borough market is in London bridge so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to you unless you're planning to go there plus it's so so busy and can be expensive... you'll find many places that do falafel too as lots of Mediterranean in London which should be pretty cheap. Shoreditch is great for veggies but it's not exactly convenient to get to from Vauxhall and it's a hip area so generally not 'cheap'. London is amazing for vegans and veggies but I'm trying to suggest things to suit your poor musician budget. I hope I've helped somewhat :-)
Local November 11, 2018
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hey thanks for the all the help anna, i'll make a little list of everything... any suggestions on best ways to travel around efficiently? is it possible to pick up an visitor oystercard there? or better single day travel cards/cabs?
Anyone can grab an oyster card I think it's £5 then whatever you put on it however if you have a contactless debit card you can just use that. Your bank of course will likely add a transaction fee per day however so may not be worth it I would check with your bank. I don't think it's worth getting travel cards for a day, pay as you go will cap you at a certain price anyway you can see a table of prices here in a downloadable pdf: https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/fares/tube-dlr-lo-fares?intcmp=43916#on-this-page-0

Buses are cheap too £1.50 and you can get two buses within an hour for the same price so good if you need to change bus to get to your destination.

Cabs are expensive but of course we have uber who drive badly and rely on satnavs unlike our wonderful iconic black cabs which you can also order via an app called Gett but as I said they're more expensive. Plus so much traffic in London! I only get a cab if it's very late and I feel unsafe but that's rare! If you're in a group it's more worth it.
Anna Local November 12, 2018
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Check out Hounslow for Indian Vegetarian food and a lot more cheap food top taste. Shouldnt hurt your stomach. Trust it is not too sensitive :-)
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Local November 12, 2018
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Hi Tristan,


Hope you are well.
That is no peoblem at all , your dates can be accomadated.
Firstly if you contact me direct we can speak further.
I would advise Bourough Marker for good vegan food in terms of price its a bit above average. To get a good selection of vegan dishes at a good price pls visit Shoreditch High street food market another good place if in the evenings is Ask Italian, or maybe you prefer pub cooked vegan meals. I can direct you to offers and discounts for places near your accomadation.
I look forward to assisting you.

Thanks
Marah :-)
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Local November 10, 2018
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thanks a lot marah, definitely going to check out those markets!