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 😉
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 £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: