Pastan – Old Street

Update: Now located near the Barbican

You’ll “fusilli” if you don’t visit this place 🍝 {ad – press sample}

Popping up in one of the most stunning places in London – @nealsyardlondon – for a limited time only (hopefully until October) is brand new, 100% vegan pasta spot @pastanuk 🍝😍

Here’s what I tucked into:

🧀 Vegan mac & cheese w/ potato, onions, carrots, raw creamy cashews, coconut milk topped w/ breadcrumbs, crispy onions & grated cashew parmesan
💰 £9
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Not sure – didn’t mind it but felt it needed stronger flavour. Pasta had good bite but sauce was a little too thick

🥗 Caesar salad w/ “chicken” goujons, “bacon” rashers, deep fried gnocchi, homemade mayo & crispy onions
💰 £11.50
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes w/ changes. Loved the mayo but chicken & bacon were overcooked so a tad tough. A little salty in parts but easy fixes

🐟 Caspian Sea – charcoal scialatielli pasta drizzled with homemade dill-infused hollandaise and ‘Cavinoir’ pearls topped with crunchy asparagus
💰 £13.50
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. This is the one I was most excited about but I didn’t think it had much flavour. More could be done to make this “fishier”. Asparagus was a bit random

🍝 Loaded deep-fried gnocchi with melting vegan cheese sauce, spring & crispy onions
💰 £5.50
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Great flavour! Perfectly cooked gnocchi

🍝 Green Velvet pea & shallot ravioli W/ salsa verde, topped whole hazelnuts, olive oil & grated cashew parmesan
💰 £11.50
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Simple dish done really well
🏆 Fave dish

🍩 Mini doughnuts with speculoos spread (like biscoff)
💰£7 for 6 or £10 for 9
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. So gooey. So good!

🍽Name: @pastanuk ⁣
📍Location: Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden
🌾Gluten Free Options? No
🌱100% vegan business? Yes
🍽 Cuisine: Pasta
📦Leftovers: My friend took the leftovers away for her boyfriend to eat
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣They work with @thefelixproject to tackle food waste. They have some plastic packaging but it’s all recycled and recyclable
👨‍🍳 Owners are British & French
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: Yes
🐶 Dog friendly: Yes (outside only)
🖤They confirmed that they are planning to invite a diverse range of bloggers to review their food

Pastan is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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