SquareMeal Review of
By Chloe Tower Bridge
This US-import chain of hip vegan cafés has been designed with millennials in mind. A pink neon sign reads ‘guac save the Queen’, there’s floral wallpaper in the loos and you can even purchase By Chloe merch (hats sell for £10). For all its bells and whistles though, this is essentially a meat-free fast-food joint. Despite slightly chaotic counter service, By Chloe succeeds with a menu of casual vegan cuisine: mac ’n’ cheese comes topped with chewy shitake ‘bacon’ and a sweet potato and cashew sauce to make it silky, while a juicy meatball sub swaps out mince for mushroom balls slathered in marinara and basil pesto. The in-house range of juices and smoothies match well with the likes of a taco salad mixing lightly-spicy seitan chorizo with crunchy broken taco shells. Despite being geared towards the lunchtime trade, the restaurant is often bustling during the evening too. Don't be surprised if you see more By Chloe's popping up in the capital soon.