What do you do when you’re hungry and searching for something to eat in a new city? This girl was famished and needed to find a London vegan restaurant or at least a restaurant with vegan options. That’s when it hit me. Why not give Wrapchic a try? I previously visited a Wrapchic in Soho and knew I had to go out of my way to visit Wrapchic again. This time I visited the new Tower Hill location and I’m so glad I did.
London Vegan Fast Food
Once you step inside the this London vegan fast food restaurant, you know it’s different. Full disclosure here: Wrapchic isn’t a full vegan restaurant, but when I can find more than one item on a menu, for me it’s a vegan restaurant. Whether you choose to dine in or take away, there are tons of choices for vegans, vegetarians, or carnivores at Wrapchic. Finally, somewhere I can eat and not stress about only ordering a side of steamed broccoli.
Other food options including wraps, curry pot, wraposas, and even breakfast. That’s right – get a wraplette with eggs and filling or a paratha with your choice of filling or even a baked good with a Wrapchic Indian inspired twist.
What Is Wrapchic?
In 2012 Wrapchic set out to become “the most loved burrito company in the world” and you’ll feel the love the second you step inside one of their restaurants. The menu board is displayed at the front of the restaurant so step and take a peek at the offerings. From there choose whether you want a burrito, bowl, wrap, or one of the many other Wrapchic offerings.
Not sure what to order or need a little more time? Have a seat at one of the tables and take your time looking over the menu. The staff will even come over and answer any questions you might have. What other London vegan restaurants offer such an easy process for ordering?
Even if you have special dietary needs, you’ll never feel like a misfit here. Check out all the love on the Great Wall of Wrapchic, which will make you feel like you’re not alone here.
Want to understand more about Wrapchic? Check out the spice story in the Spice Bazaar. In case you didn’t know, they have a strict no fry policy, too. And the interior design is a comfortable Indian/Mexican shabby chic mix of textures and colors.
Wrapchic Burrito and wrapchosWhat's a Wrapchic burrito? It's a flour tortilla with choice of filling, salad & chutney on a base of hummus or sour cream. Click To Tweet
Mr. TSG was really hungry and wanted to devour the entire menu. Although I was in search of a London vegan restaurant, Mr. TSG is a vegetarian and didn’t hold back on dairy items including cheese. His choices included the Paneer Masala Wrapchic burrito and wrapchos.
What’s a Wrapchic burrito? It’s a flour tortilla with choice of filling, salad & chutney on a base of hummus or sour cream. Mr. TSG chose the sour cream, paneer masala filling (Indian soft cheese coated in tava spice served with tikka sauce), and additional jalapeños. Think Indian meets Mexican inside a tortilla and that’s a Wrapchic burrito.
What did he think of the burrito? He thought the size was great and that the mix of the rice, chutney, slaw, and paneer made for a different, but completely tasty burrito. In fact, it was so big that he could’ve stopped at just the burrito alone for lunch. But we all know he didn’t just have a burrito. What were the wrapchos like? If you like nachos, you’ll like wrapchos, especially if you choose a filling to add on top. Both were served with three side sauces including mango chutney, Fire in the Hole sauce, and a red sauce.
Wrapchic Fresh Sauces
Everything at Wrapchic is fresh, including their sauces. They even brought us over bottles of the sauces to try out. As you can see from the date labels, because the sauces are made fresh, they’re designed to be use immediately. The Fire in the Hole sauce, a dairy filled -hot and creamy green sauce was one that Mr. TSG liked, but I couldn’t try. He said he liked that it enhanced the burritos taste and was hot, but not so that you couldn’t enjoy the food. This coming from the man who likes hot sauce so hot he starts hiccuping.
Wrapchic Soya Amritsari Bowl and wrapchipsWhat's a Wrapchic bowl? It's all the goodness that goes inside a burrito minus the tortilla. Click To Tweet
As for me, I decided to try the Soya Amritsari bowl and wrapchips. What’s a Wrapchic bowl? It’s all the goodness that goes inside a burrito minus the tortilla. Mine was served with rice, black beans, Soya Amritsari (meaty soya chunks coated with amritsari sauce), slaw, lettuce, and salsa. The soy chunks with the rice were perfectly paired with the crunch of the slaw and lettuce. It was filling, satisfying, and a strange but most noteworthy delicious mix of Indian and Mexican flavors.
The wrapchips as a side are oven baked potato wedges lightly spiced with tasty Indian spices. Not sure why I eat so many potatoes when I’m in England, from jacket potatoes to chips to crips all the time. It’s the exact opposite of how I eat at home, but they’re so good.
At Wrapchic I could easily order a vegan meal off the menu without issue and I received a balanced and flavorful meal. I felt satisfied afterwards and didn’t feel weighed down with preservatives or feel the after effects of fried food. Overall, my meal was fast, but delicious and I wouldn’t hesitate to visit Wrapchic again the next time I’m looking for a London vegan restaurant.At Wrapchic I could easily order a vegan meal off the menu without issue and I received a balanced and flavorful meal. Click To Tweet
Drinks and Dessert
While I would’ve liked a lassi, an Indian yoghurt based drink, since there weren’t any non-dairy versions available, I chose the light and refreshing apple and cucumber drink instead. Mr. TSG didn’t hold back and chose a diet Pepsi and two desserts. If it seems like one wouldn’t be enough for him, you’re right. First he had the Mango Mousse, a light and creamy mango mousse with mango on the bottom of the cup. Then for his second dessert he chose the Saffron Cheesecake. Think a cheesecake cup with a graham cracker base and a smooth mousse over top. I think he liked both because although he was quite full at this point, he could still enjoy a light, sweet ending to his meal. Each was only a few bites offering a nice light, sweet dessert that tasted like an indulgence without being heavy and calorie laden.
Wrapchic is a revolution as far as London vegan food is concerned. Let’s be real here for a second. It’s a revolution as far as food in London or in any city today is served. Fast food can be delicious, vibrant, and healthy if you set out to create this type of food from the get go rather than fried and greasy food served fast. If Wrapchic can do it, imagine the possibilities.Fast food can be delicious, vibrant, and healthy if you set out to create this type of food from the get go rather than fried and greasy food served fast.Click To Tweet
Want to learn more? Another way to find out more about Wrapchic is on their website as well as Twitter, FaceBook, and Instagram.
Sometimes you want to break free from heavy food, sit down meals, and fancy food. If you’re looking for a healthy meal fast, Wrapchic is a perfect option. There aren’t many places to order healthy food fast rather than junk food in minutes so why not choose it as an alternative to a quick meal? The next time you’re in London, take the Tube to the Tower Hill station and walk about 3 minutes to Wrapchic on Byward street. If you’re looking for an affordable meal with healthy options, whether vegetarian, vegan, or otherwise, you have to stop in at Wrapchic.
Tower Hill, London
8 Byward Street
Have you tried Wrapchic yet? What did you think? Do you know of another London vegan restaurant I should try? Let me know in the comments below. While you’re here, check out the other Travel Shop Girl dining reviews, too.
On my new SPONTANEOUS TRAVEL SCALE of 1-5, with 1 being super easy and spontaneous and 5 being you better plan far in advance, this is definitely a 1. With hours from 8 am 6 pm (Monday – Wednesday) and 7 pm (Thursday – Friday), and 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, having a healthy and delicious fast meal at Wrapchic is a no brainer. That’s why Wrapchic gets a BIG thumbs up as far as spontaneous travel goes.
While we were provided complimentary meals from Wrapchic, as always all opinions and photographs, unless otherwise noted, are my own.