Essential Vegan is a Brazilian-inspired vegan café and community hub which lies in the heart of Shoreditch, London. We’ve welcomed countless hungry customers since our opening in the autumn of 2017 and are now samba-ing our way through the summer.
We offer a mouthwatering selection of homemade food including juicy burgers, Brazilian bites, comforting classics and freshly baked cakes, plus a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Pay us a visit from Tuesday to Sunday to eat in or take away. Scroll down for more info on our menu, exhibitions, opening hours and bookings.
Black Wall Gallery
‘A Concrete View’ is a photographic project by Luar Klinghofer Bar Dov, exploring the viewpoints of Charles Dickens House, the iconic high-rise of Bethnal Green.
Raising questions about multiculturalism, identity and belonging in the metropolis of London, the difficulties and beauties of living in this microcosm of the world are brought to the surface as this council block’s grim architecture reveals interiors that are perhaps familiar or cosy and are certainly personal and unique.
During five months in 2016/7 Luar photographed the tower block and its residents while being a resident of Charles Dickens House herself. What started as a response to the preconceptions surrounding council estates, ended as a personal journey of getting to know her neighbours.
The project was created as part of Luar’s studies for an MA degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at University of Westminster, and culminated in a self-published photo-book and an exhibition at Oxford House in Bethnal Green.Visit the artist's website
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Your four-legged friends are welcome in our cafe!