Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vegan Routes, London

UPDATE: This vegan bus is no longer in operation in this spot in London. And I don't know if it has moved to a new location.

This big red double-decker bus parked within a stones throw from Picadilly Circus had only been open for a few days when we were attracted by the big sign that read, "Vegan Routes." We had seen the bus before it opened a few weeks earlier, and I wondered if it was an actual transit bus that took people to only vegan restaurants. But Deanna had read about it, and knew it was going to be a vegan restaurant.

We went up to see what they had to offer. It was morning for us, and we were on our way to Whole Foods to get ourselves a smoothie, so we were not looking for a full meal. But we did want to try this place out, so we got the broccoli-potato soup.
And on top of that the guy working there thought I was Joaquin Phoenix...

We went upstairs and took a seat. The soup was piping hot, and my tongue was burnt for the rest of the day. From our seat you get a nice view of the sex shops across the street, and had it been later, you can surely dine on some nice vegan food while being entertained by human behavior in relation to these shops.

The soup was not as fancy as we like. A tad on the "hippie-soup" side of things. And we couldn't really sense the potato in it, you would think it would make it thicker and creamier. But it was good for sure, and a fun place to visit. And we need to go back and try the regular food. Great location, I hope these guys stay here for a long time and don't want to drive to another part of town.


  1. Ahh, you got the hippie-soup??? It's a tad bit janky, rather than swanky.

    I gotta try this vegan food out... It looks promising.

    Last photo = precious.

  2. A bus that takes you only to vegan restaurants sounds like a better idea.

  3. Hi★
    i'm coming LONDON this Sept!
    this is my 1st trip to LDN♪
    can't wait to see this cute BUS^^

    xx mai