Successful plant-based food blogger Ella Mills’ Deli is housed within a pretty brick-fronted site in Mayfair. The eponymous eatery, which used to be called Mae’s, feels like stepping right into her Instagram feed - the interior is chic and minimalist with bright pops of colour from the décor and food, complemented by the white walls and wooden accents.
The vegan deli offers all-day dining options from the kitchen and the fresh deli counter, which serves up baked goods such as fudge brownies and coffee cakes. The aqua blue tiled counter is packed with an exciting range of quinoa salads, chia seed puddings, and Deliciously Ella Energy Balls.
Punters can start off their morning in tranquility, grab a takeaway bite to eat from the counter, or take their time with a hot bowl of vegan goodness. The recipes are all cult favourites from her range of cookbooks, and are prettily presented.
The Weighthouse Street eatery has a conservative menu of healthy foods that focuses on plant-based methods and fresh ingredients, which offer an intriguing alternative to animal-based sources of protein. The casual deli has a cafeteria-style layout, where patrons can purchase their food and drink, and seat themselves within the charming space.
For punters hankering after a warming vegan lunch, the kitchen serves up a pulse-centric selection of creamy coconut dahls and smoky bean stews – these come with sides of avocado, brown rice, and kale. Breakfast dishes are plant-based versions of brunch classics such as the acai bowl topped with peanut butter and banana chips, and a vibrant shakshuka made with butter beans and zhoug.
The quaint vegan deli also does a lovely range of coffees and juice blends. The coffee selection is standard café fare, but drinks are made with oat milk or a coconut cashew blend, while the healthy juices feature the likes of ginger shots, Kombucha, and seasonal produce.