Thanks to the market, that is.

Many of us decided to cut meat this year, whether it was to jump on Veganuary or just to clean up our diets, for most of us meatless Monday turned into a meatless month. We may be nearing the end of January, and the cliche of ‘New Year, New Me’ may be an almost distant memory, but we’re here to remind you that you that thanks to our amazing food vendors, sticking to it can be just as easily done as said…

One thing we’re definitely not short of in the market is Vegetarian meal alternatives. We’re world renowned for some of the best falafel in the nation and with new comers like Momo Hut our meatless offer is only continuing to grow. So here’s our top pick for the meatless munchies;

CURRIES

Newcomers Momo Hut, entered the market and took the town by storm. With an extensive Vegetarian and vegan menu, they’ve quickly become a local favourite with their unique introduction of Nepalese delicacies. They’re stocked daily with a wide range of meat & dairy free options including Potato & chickpea curries, salads, dumplings, pakora sandwiches (YUM) and a wide range of Nepalese nibbles they’ve definitely made a huge impression – so much so they even received a raving review from famous comedian, Seann Walsh!

Find them and their delicious fare in Pitch 50, close to the Goldhawk Road entrance.

Falafel

Now, it’s a debate as long as time as to which of our vendors makes the best falafel, all with their own unique spin on the fried, doughy delicacy the one thing we can all agree on, is that they’re all pretty damn good. Cafe 2000 serve up fresh green falafels daily, The Grill Master have mastered the falafel wrap and The Falafel Hut makes some pretty tasty grilled pittas stuffed with all the trimmings – grilled aubergines, pickles, tahini and a stellar green chilli sauce. Believe us when we tell you that if you eat one of these, you’ll forget why you ever ate meat in the first place.

Find them here;

Cafe 2000 – Shop 0, just opposite Shepherd’s Bush Market station

The Grill Master – Shop 30 & 31, half way through market lane

The Falafel Hut – Shop 49, close to the Goldhawk Rd entrance

If that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy you can always take a trip over to China Wok and stock up on their veggie chow mein too. And don’t forget to visit any of our 5 fresh fruit & veg traders to stock up on some fresh ingredients for your own home cooked meals.

As ever we want to see what YOU’RE eating from the market. Whether you’ve picked yourself up a veggie meal or bought some ingredients, tag your photos with #VeggieSBM to let us see what you got!

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