Everybody has at least one veggie friend or family member - after all, according to a recent study by Mintel , 12% of UK adults are now following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
And yet sometimes even in London it can be hard to find a decent vegetarian dish on the menu when on evenings out.
But if you do your research, there are plenty of places all around the capital that either cater exclusively to vegetarians and vegans, or have a brilliant veggie menu.
Here are our top picks for vegetarian dining in London... Bon appetit!
The Gate is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant serving decadent, healthy and delicious food to veggies and meat-eaters alike... Perfect for if you're going out with Omnivorous friends!
Reviewer Emily Chudy said: "Delicately balanced ingredients and a daring menu means even the most seasoned carnivore would go wild for this free-from menu, boasting vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options."
Read our full review here .
222 Veggie Vegan
222 Veggie Vegan is one of the most virtuous restaurants in London, 100% vegan and made-to-order if you have a special dietary requirement.
The food is low-salt, low-fat, non-GM and organic, so head here if you're going on a health-kick!
222 Veggie Vegan, 222 North End Road, Fulham , W14 9NU - 020 7381 2322
Mildred's is a high-quality vegetarian restaurant, offering tasty meals from burgers, to curries, to stir-fries, all in a cosy, informal atmosphere.
With branches in Soho and Camden, head to Mildred's for a delectable veggie meal wherever you are in London.
Read our four-star review here .
Soho: 45 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 9AN - 0207 494 1634
Camden: 9 Jamestown Road, Camden, NW1 7BW - 0207 482 4200
Ethos specialises in meat-free, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner... And it's even been featured in Made in Chelsea !
Fill your plate with as much as you can eat; you pay for how much your food weighs, so try little bits of everything. Just be sure to make room for dessert, the brownies are to die for.
Ethos, 48 Eastcastle Street, Soho, W1W 8DX - 020 3581 1538
Sagar specialises in south-Indian cuisine, specifically from Udupi, a small town in the coastal region of the Western Ghats, serving delicious dishes such as dumplings, kebabs, soups and more, all completely vegetarian.
With branches in Hammersmith and Harrow, there's no excuse not to indulge in Sagar!
Hammersmith: Sagar Vegetarian, 157 King Street, Hammersmith , W69JT - 020 8741 8563
North Harrow: Sagar Vegetarian, 57 Station Road, North Harrow , HA2 7SR - 020 8861 5757
London's first alcohol-free bar, Redemption , is also completely vegan, and completely delicious!
The bar and restaurant has a focus on fresh, seasonal foods and non-alcoholic cocktails, and follows the mantra: "Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself".
Everything in the bar and restaurant is free from alcohol, sugar, wheat, dairy and meat, and still packs a punch with its flavour.
Redemption Bar, 6 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill , W2 5BH - 07500 745684
Established in 2004, Vanilla Black delivers a contemporary style of vegetarian cuisine, and is Michelin recommended.
With dishes such as; "Smoked Paprika Fudge, Malt Loaf and Builder's Tea Ice Cream" and "Salted and Ash Baked Celeriac and Foraged Sea Asters", the incredible menu speaks for itself!
Vanilla Black, 17-18 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, EC4A 1LB - 020 7242 2622
Woodlands serves tasty Indian food and caters to vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and Jain (no onion or garlic) diets.
Enjoy Indian street food, grilled vegetables, sharing platters and a gorgeous-sounding dessert menu to suit every dietary requirement.
Woodlands, 77 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone , W1U 2PS - 020 7486 3862
Staying in tonight? Why not try one of these delicious vegetarian recipes at home?