What a glorious find The Birds pub on Leytonstone High Road is. The menu is mainly vegan and it’s ridiculously cheap to craft a good meal. Between two of us we had the chickenish popcorn with garlic mayo, salt and pepper tempura cauliflower, and a macncheese each, all for under £15, plus two pints ofContinue reading “The Birds is a perfect nest for peckish vegans in Leytonstone”
When I can, I steer clear of omnivore eating establishments, but something about an afternoon at the Swan, a pub and restaurant attached to the Globe theatre in London, appealed to my latent luvvie. Having booked a vegan tea, there was no problem when I arrived, and even the included cocktail, which normally contains honey,Continue reading “The highs and lows of afternoon tea and cake at Shakespeare’s Globe”
Karen was one of the estimated 10,000 protesters at this year’s Animal Rights March in London. Here, she reflects on its growth over the past two years and its contribution to highlighting the cruelty of killing animals to gratify human consumption Last year I joined 5,000 vegans on the Animal Rights March across London, anContinue reading “2,500 to 10,000 in two years: growth of veganism reflected in annual march”
I’m just back from a road trip through Wales with my family, all three of us vegan. Having learnt from experience – a recent similar venture through the East of Scotland – we decided we had three choices when it came to food: spend our days glued to the Happy Cow app, with hunting asContinue reading “A vegan stalwart, one of the hidden gems of Porthmadog”
A recent trip to Berlin (above) confirmed to me its status as one of the world’s capital cities for vegans. I’d been once before, as a vegetarian, and was decently catered for, but a few years later and eating out is an absolute delight. During our five days there, we barely scraped the surface ofContinue reading “The hype is true: Berlin could very well be the vegan capital of the world”
Good plant-based food is often found in the strangest of places and the Feel Good Café in north-east London is an example of this. A small underused Chingford arcade, tucked neatly between a pet grooming salon and a photography studio, is where owner Idan, pictured above right, started up his vegan café three years ago.Continue reading “The Feel Good Café, dedicated to saving animals and healthy eating”
Try googling vegetarian hotels in the UK and the choices are still very thin on the ground, and yet for me, certainly, as cool as it is to find places with great vegan choices, I always feel much more at home in cafes, restaurants and accommodation where vegetarian is just the way it is ratherContinue reading “The vegan B&B that can teach you how to cook the delights you eat there”
A small shout-out for Organico in Loughton. They were there in my hour of need this morning, offering this hefty slab of vegan coconut cake for £3.50.