Review: Govinda’s in Soho, London

I am lucky enough to work a stone’s throw from Soho Square in Central London, which means I can pretty much eat whatever I want for lunch every day – you name it, Soho’s got it.

Today I popped in to Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant – a cute little vegan restaurant run by the local group of Hare Krishna’s who are forever banging their drums in Soho Square – I’ll forgive them for my lunchtime headaches because this place is great! They specialise in ‘karma-free food’ – that is, food that has not been created through the suffering of any other living being. Though I am not religious and am certainly not a Hare Krishna, I admire this dedication to eat more consciously, and am more than happy to sample the fruits of their hard work in the kitchen πŸ˜‰

I went for the thali (it literally means plate) which consists of 2 sabjis (vegetable dishes), rice, chapattis, and a side salad. It was delicious and filling, and very reasonably priced at around Β£6. But don’t worry if spicy food isn’t your thing – they sell everything from homemade vegan quiches, to vegetable lasagnas and curd-cheese burgers. It really is a great little place to visit if you’re after some good quality and healthful food whilst out and about in London.

I forgot to take a picture of my lunch today – but for the rest of this week, I’m going to put myself on a karma-free diet and try something new from the menu at Govinda’s every day. I’ll post a picture to the below gallery each day so you can see what kinds of things I’ve been eating and why Govinda’s is definitely worth a visit:

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  1. June 18, 2013 / 12:10 am

    Govinda, anywhere in the world, has the most delicious food…..

  2. June 19, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    I used to go to the Clear Light restaurant in my home town and sometimes go to the Govinda’s where we live now. I wish my local Govinda’s made the semolina pudding I used to get back home… it was the BEST! πŸ™‚

  3. Hungry City Hippy
    March 8, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Agreed! πŸ™‚

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