Unity Diner – Old Spitalfields

Caesa(r) the day! 🥗🍴
If you didn’t know, @earthlinged is one of my heroes and, in my opinion, one of the most inspirational people in the vegan world. He’s one of the main reasons why I turned vegan! 🌱 I used to watch his videos every night. His eloquent, composed manner coupled with his open mind and his intelligence blew me away.

Well, last year, he opened a not for profit restaurant called @unitydiner in Hoxton! Update: This has now moved to Old Spitalfields. I’d been a couple of times before because I think it’s important to support these guys, but this time I was impressed by how much the food & service has improved and wanted to share it with you all ☺️🌱

Here’s what we ate and what we thought:
🌱The Surf n Turf Dog with a grilled dog on a sesame bun, ranch sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes & tempura fried “shrimp” 🌭 .
💰 £10
✏️ I mean, it’s a bloody work of art for starters. The standout for me in this was the sweet red onion flavour 🤤 I wanted even more of it! The batter on the prawns was great and although they don’t taste / feel exactly like prawns, they work well. The sausage was salty, the bun was sweet and it was fully loaded – Everything I want in a hot dog!
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

🌱 UD Caesar Salad w/ marinated shredded “chicken”, “cheese”, massaged curly kale, fresh diced tomatoes, fresh herb garnish w/ Caesar dressing
💰 £9
✏️ Hands down, best vegan salad I’ve had. The “chicken” is realistic, the combination of textures is amazing, loved the crispy onions & capers, it felt super fresh and wasn’t dry at all. A bloody good salad which really reminded me of my pre vegan Caesars! .
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

🌱 Mac & Cheese side
💰 £4.50
✏️ On first taste, I wasn’t sure about this but the more I ate it, the more I liked it! I really liked the textures, although found that the top layer was different to the bottom (I find this a lot with vegan macs). It was a little gloopy and perhaps needed a touch more cheesy flavour at the bottom but I liked the creaminess. .
❓ Would I Order It Again? Maybe, if the top layer texture was consistent throughout


📍 Location: Old Spitalfields
🌾 GF Options: Yes
🌱 100% Vegan? Yes
🏠 Type of Eatery: Casual, relaxed
💰 Affordability: Standard London prices
👩‍🍳 Service: Friendly, efficient .
🎶 Atmosphere: Chilled
📸 @jolley_chris & me
📦 Leftovers: Nope!

Unity Diner 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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