Excellent restaurants in Florence that show it’s possible to deliver a vegan take on classic Italian cuisine

No greater is the divide between vegan and vegetarian food perceived, perhaps, than in the world of Italian cuisine. The thought of missing out on the culture of creamy cheesiness that this country has to offer and being confined to tomato-based sauces was not too appealing before a recent trip to Florence. But thanks toContinue reading “Excellent restaurants in Florence that show it’s possible to deliver a vegan take on classic Italian cuisine”

To Aachen for tasty vegan eating (and good to learn P&O Ferries is no longer all at sea with a plant-based diet)

Restaurant review: Pfannenzauber, Aachen An excellent vegan find in the German city of Aachen is Pfannenzauber. With a relaxed vibe, it’s one of those places that you can spend many happy hours chatting and eating. The food was superb. There were six of us, and we shared two Tex-Mex platters, which were absolutely delicious. TheContinue reading “To Aachen for tasty vegan eating (and good to learn P&O Ferries is no longer all at sea with a plant-based diet)”

How I went from one (dreaded) vegan day a week to being fully committed to respecting the lives of sentient beings

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Having been a committed vegetarian, Talya Lewis went back to eating meat when she was pregnant – but it was through the inspiration of one of her daughters that she ultimately ended up a vegan There is an uncanny human phenomenon of promotingContinue reading “How I went from one (dreaded) vegan day a week to being fully committed to respecting the lives of sentient beings”

‘We need to avoid having cult figures in the vegan community and to acknowledge the work of women’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life The latest contributor to our series is Zack Polanski, 36, a London Assembly candidate for the Green Party whose veganism is closely aligned to his environmental activism How long have you been vegan? I’ve been vegan for four years and was vegetarian forContinue reading “‘We need to avoid having cult figures in the vegan community and to acknowledge the work of women’”

‘It is possible to live a life where you do not hire people to abuse and kill animals (after all, we are animals, too)’

An occasional series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor, a blogger who writes as ‘M’ known as Butterflies Katz, 61, from Florida in the US, became a vegan at a time when even vegetarians were few and far between. It’s been a long journey I have been anContinue reading “‘It is possible to live a life where you do not hire people to abuse and kill animals (after all, we are animals, too)’”

One of the classiest places to get superb vegan food in Munich

Restaurant review: Max Pett, Munich For a really laid-back atmosphere and delightful plant-based food in Munich, Germany, Max Pett  is a first-rate bet. I truly loved this place. We went for brunch on a Saturday morning, shortly after opening time, as seems to be our habit. Me, I had the chickpea omelette, which was soContinue reading “One of the classiest places to get superb vegan food in Munich”

Forget the overpriced hotel breakfast – here’s one of the tastiest ways to start a day in Vienna

Restaurant review: Veggiez, Vienna Another burgeoning Austrian ‘chain’ of vegan restaurants is Veggiez, which began in 2015, currently has two branches in Vienna, and is on the lookout for potential franchise investors. Veggiez  has a large menu, including a lot of gluten-free choices, from soups and toast options, through salads to a range of burgers,Continue reading “Forget the overpriced hotel breakfast – here’s one of the tastiest ways to start a day in Vienna”

Vegan food that sure means a thing (and it’s definitely got that swing)

Restaurant review: Schillinger’s Swing Kitchen Schillinger’s Swing Kitchen was a consistently good source of top-notch vegan food during a recent European train trip, with a sufficiently varied menu to ensure that we returned to refuel on several occasions across a couple of different Austrian cities. Started in January 2015, Schillinger’s Swing Kitchen  now has sixContinue reading “Vegan food that sure means a thing (and it’s definitely got that swing)”

‘People are naturally kind – we just need to show that animal agriculture doesn’t align with this’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor is Ekaterina, a Russian physics student who believes that veganism is a cornerstone of sustainable living Tell us a little about yourself… I’m 24 and currently finishing my master’s degree in physics in Moscow, Russia. I moved away from homeContinue reading “‘People are naturally kind – we just need to show that animal agriculture doesn’t align with this’”

‘Not only are you eating rotting flesh, you are also consuming the suffering and pain the animal experienced’

A series in which ordinary people talk about living a plant-based life Our latest contributor is Tash, an Australian surfer who believes vegans have a moral obligation to bear witness to the cruelty of the meat industry – and speak up I’m from Perth, Western Australia, and have completed 25 orbits around the sun. IContinue reading “‘Not only are you eating rotting flesh, you are also consuming the suffering and pain the animal experienced’”