W London Hotel to Offer Vegan Menu

The internationally inspired menu was created in honor of chef Ravinder Bhogal’s vegan niece.

Ravinder Bhogal, chef/owner of London-based restaurant Jikoni, has collaborated with W London Hotel in Leicester Square to launch a completely vegan menu that will be served at the hotel’s bar The Perception until the end of June. Bhogal was inspired by her niece—who adopted a vegan diet two years ago—to create a plant-based menu that features global flavors with dishes such as Asian mushroom ragout with sweet potato gnocchi, besan fritters with coconut yogurt and curry leaf, and lemongrass and lime leaf sorbet served with charred pineapple and cashew and black pepper praline. “I have really enjoyed the process of working with vegetables, fruits, grains, and pulses without having to rely on the safety blankets of meat and dairy,” Bhogal said. Many businesses have begun to offer creative vegan menus to serve increasing demand for cruelty-free option, including Minneapolis-based chain Parkway Pizza, United Kingdom-based luxury department store chain Harvey Nichols, and Italian chain Zizzi.

Photo courtesy of W London Hotel

More News

Canada Gets Its First Vegan Vending Machine

The grab-and-go machine, housed inside of a sports center, will be restocked daily with freshly prepared meals and snacks prepared by British Colombia-based eatery The Green Moustache Organic Café.
Read More »

Anthony Bourdain Says Plant Foods Help End World Hunger

The chef is critical of the Impossible Burger—which he has not sampled—but understands the world-changing effects of replacing animal foods with plant-based protein.
Read More »

France Bans Use of "Meat" for Plant-Based Products

Plant-based food companies in France will now face a $370,000 fine for using "meat," "sausage," "bacon," or any other term legislators have deemed is connected to meat marketing.
Read More »

Israeli Salami Brand Debuts Vegan Meat Line

Food company Soglowek will donate 20 percent of its profits from the new plant-based line to support the efforts of SuperMeat—an Israeli company working to develop slaughter-free meat.
Read More »

Vegan Burger Bar Pops Up for Earth Day

Earthie's Drive Thru is planting a tree for every Impossible Burger they sell.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »