Independent Restaurants

The restaurants here have been reviewed and approved by Food of Me against our 6 step criteria (below)

Food of Me’s goal is to make healthy eating as easy as possible, wherever you are and whatever you eat. Eating in restaurants is often one of the hardest parts of following a specific diet as being selective is labelled ‘picky’ and makes you appear high maintenance and difficult, often annoying the waiter and the person you’re at dinner, making you the dreaded ‘this without that’ person.

Food of Me believes that making a choice to be healthy shouldn’t be seen as a negative but as a positive. To make this possible, Food of Me reviews and rates restaurants on their ability to tailor their menu for their customers who have specific requirements, be that an allergy, an intolerance or simply a preference. Customisation is key.
Both chain and independent restaurants will be rated on the following 6 criteria, restaurants which get 75% or over are approved:

  1. Service and Attitude
  2. Ability to customise meal
  3. Taste
  4. Value for money
  5. Location
  6. Overall experience

Granger & Co – Notting Hill

Granger & Co is an Australian restaurant with 3 branches in London: Notting Hill, Kings Cross and Clerkenwell. I went for dinner at the Notting Hill branch, however I’ve also been for brunch (before food of me!) and it was one of the best brunches I’ve...

222 Veggie Vegan – Kensington

222 Veggie Vegan is a vegan restaurant in West Kensington, well known for its all you can eat vegan buffet. Veggie Vegan switches between an a la carte menu in the evenings and a buffet at lunch time and has a large selection of desserts. We went on a Sunday afternoon...

Veg Bar – Brixton

Veg Bar in Brixton is an independent restaurant and bar, serving a variety of vegan meals. The food is mostly ‘vegan alternative’ style foods such as ‘Tofish and Chips’ and the ‘Mozfather’ Burger. The Manager and Chef both work on...

Eco Restaurant – Clapham

Eco is a restaurant on Clapham high street in South West London. It is best known for its pizza however is always very popular for breakfast/brunch and has a very customisable menu, including a ‘totally vegan’ brunch option. For those following low...

Tanya’s Cafe – Chelsea

Tanya’s Cafe is a well known raw restaurant set in a hotel in Chelsea. The restaurant is well designed, reminding me of being in Bali and the staff are smiley and very clued up about raw food. I’d say that if you’re a seasoned vegetable and raw food...

Wild Food Cafe – Neals Yard

The Wild Food Cafe is an independent restaurant in Neals Yard. It sells healthy, mostly vegan and vegetarian food in a simple environment. I really enjoyed my visit to the Wild Food Cafe, it’s lovely from the outside and inside and the food is absolutely...