Thursday, 20 May 2010

222 Veggie Vegan

I'd been to 222 Veggie Vegan quite a few times before I started blogging and loved it so when I was in London a few weeks ago I used blogging as an excuse to justify a fancy dinner!

I always find it really hard to choose what to have when I come here because everything always sounds so good...this usually means I always end up ordering the same thing and this time was no different. Except this time I justified ordering the same thing by telling myself I'd never blogged about it before so I kinda had to!

To start I ordered the Avocado Pomodoro.

This really isn't a great picture of something that is actually really delicious. 222 is the first and only place I've ever had baked avocado and I really like it, I keep being amazed at all the delicious things you can do with avocado! It comes with tomato sauce, vegan cream and a delicious little shredded vegetable salad. As usual my awesome friend Kip has managed to recreate this dish at home and she's even put the recipe on her blog right here.

As a main I went for the Pasta with Wild Mushrooms. I can never resist a creamy pasta dish on a menu and this one always lives up to my expectations

Another dish that tastes better than it photographs this plate of wholewheat pasta, sauteed leeks, wild mushrooms and cashew cream is an explosion of different flavours which work together perfectly and are all utterly delicious.

I didn't order dessert but my friend Holley had the 222 Pancake and managed to wait patiently whilst I photographed it!


The pancake comes filled with vanilla ice cream and is topped with vanilla and chocolate sauce. This isn't my kinda dessert as I'm really not a huge vanilla person but I was assured that it was yummy and it certainly looked great.

I'll definitely be going back to 222 Veggie Vegan, there's a seitan stroganoff on the menu I've got my eye on!

18 comments:

  1. Everything looks so delicious, Jojo! I never knew you could bake avocado and now I hav to try this. It sounds amazing.

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  2. I visited this place a few days ago and really liked it. We didn't order in but got a box from the takeout lunch buffet for 5.50 Pounds and it was really good. We came back for the 222 pancake. It was really good, though hard to eat and became a big creamy mess pretty fast.

    If this wasn't your kind of dessert, what kind of desserts do you like?

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  3. Mihl - Yes, you must invent some kind of delicious baked avocado recipe for me to try!

    Jill - I'm a chocolate dessert kinda girl but I hate any kind of cream!

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  4. That avocado dish sounds delicious. I would have never thought of baking an avocado. 222 sounds like a great restaurant!

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  5. Looks fabulous; I might have to cross the pond just to try it!

    Seems like so few vegan restaurants do haute cuisine (and too many serve hummus, bean burritos, etc). It's always so nice to expand your palette and get something you wouldn't ordinary make at home!

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  6. That all looks so good! I agree with Urban Vegan - it would be good to get something, when you eat out, that you wouldn't normally make at home. However, I AM going to try that baked avocado at home. And that pancake looks like JUST my kind of dessert!

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  7. What a treat! This definitely looks like a destination worth a second visit- That baked avocado alone would be worth the journey. Mmm, I can only imagine how delicious that would be!

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  11. I've been to 222 so many times, it's one of my favourite places for well priced vegan food. I took loads of my friends there for my birthday once, and they're all non-vegans and they loved it. The cheesecake is AMAZING :)

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  12. happy belated birthday, jojo !

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  13. I love your blog and everything above looks so tasty! I am so jealous! We do not have ONE all vegan place to eat in Hawaii :( I am following you now. Please check out my blog as well and follow me if you like :)

    elilaiann.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi,

    I'm so happy I found your blog. I only just came back to Brighton after spending 2 years in Vancouver and becoming vegan so that's going to spare quite a bit of research when looking for places to eat ;)

    Just one question: where is a good place in Brighton to get a nice vegan sunday roast?

    Thanks Alej

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  15. I would eat the heck out of that pasta and that pancake, but I can see how you'd skip it if you're not a fan of custardy desserts, since it is pretty covered in it!

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  16. Ooh, your choices at 222 look so good! I'd love to try that mushroom pasta...

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  17. You had me at pancakes for dessert!

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