Please note, Inspiral Lounge is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, Feb 2016.
There are a few strings to this Camden venue's (hemp?) bow – it's a vegan eco-café, organic bar, events venue and online shop, as well as a site for a health food manufacturing company. It serves as the London hub for a group of like-minds together since 1999.
The café, with views over Camden Lock, goes big on gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian food. Expect, then, dishes such as raw chia pudding, organic 'super bite' granola bowls, detox raw green soups, polenta pies and a 'noctopus' salad, made with seaweed-marinated tofu cubes, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, radicchio and a parsley and garlic sauce. A raw lasagne features layers of beetroot, courgettes, sunflower cheese, pistachios and fennel.
The short wine and beer list is almost exclusively organic.
|Venue name:||Inspiral Lounge||Contact:|
250 Camden High St
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
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Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
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This vegan cafe is super good, if pricey. The lunch boxes are great, especially the potato wedges and veganaise. I love their hot dairy-free lasagnas and stews - a lot of thought goes into making this vegan and nutritionally balanced. And their smoothies are awesome. They also popularised kale chips over here.
A funky vegan and raw paradise at the heart of Camden Lock. I had been vegetarian for about a year before discovering this gem, and was contemplating veganism. InSpiral's cashew-based ice cream convinced me that the dietary switch would be possible - I'm a lifelong ice cream junkie and their vegan version was the best I've had. Ever. The anecdote I find myself repeating to fellow hebivorean foodies: I ordered a mocha, and was asked what kind of milk I wanted. The options? "Soy, hemp, oat, or almond. Or an extra 30p for cow's milk." Fabulous. For a health-conscious person, InSpiral is a stress-free experience. No scrutinising the menu for what's best for me as it's all. good. And I rarely exit Whole Foods without one of their raw, natrually sweetened "cheesecakes". For veggies, vegans, and general healthy food fans, this is my number one stop. For skeptical omnivores, I still recommend the ice cream. Seriously good stuff.
Amazing food, friendly staff and great music. Stopped in for dinner and raw chocolate cake one friday evening and found myself dancing to some thoroughly groovy and sociable techno and electro, as good as it gets in festivals or clubs. I will be back.