The plant-based cheesemonger’s offering a rich selection of excellent vegan treats in London

“But, cheese…” Those whimpered two words are frequently the first response from omnivores at any mention of veganism. And it’s true that for many of us, cheese is initially the hardest food to give up. That was definitely the case for me; though it was never going to be something to which I returned onceContinue reading “The plant-based cheesemonger’s offering a rich selection of excellent vegan treats in London”

From simple roots above a yoga studio in Cambridge to the heart of London, a glorious vegan restaurant blooms

RESTAURANT REVIEW Stem and Glory, London Tucked away in an airy, open square not far from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Barbican is one of London’s newest vegan restaurants. Stem and Glory, which opened in January 2019, is a long way from its unpretentious roots on top of a small yoga studio a 15-minute walkContinue reading “From simple roots above a yoga studio in Cambridge to the heart of London, a glorious vegan restaurant blooms”

One of the best options for a vegan meal in Eastbourne turns out to be a traditional seafront pub

I found myself in Eastbourne, in the depths of the pandemic, trawling through the ever-useful Happy Cow app for a place to get a good vegan meal. Even in desperate times, I’d rather plump for a bag of ready salted and a satsuma to keep myself fuelled than give my money to a restaurant withContinue reading “One of the best options for a vegan meal in Eastbourne turns out to be a traditional seafront pub”

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)”

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)”

An interview with Dr Anthony Hadj: why a whole-food, plant-based diet is best for our health and the planet

The food we eat has long been used to prevent and manage health problems, and now there is a growing movement of medical people who believe wholefood, plant-based diets not only prevent but can sometimes reverse a lot of the chronic illnesses associated with western lifestyles. They believe a change of diet can treat ailmentsContinue reading “An interview with Dr Anthony Hadj: why a whole-food, plant-based diet is best for our health and the planet”

The Birds is a perfect nest for peckish vegans in Leytonstone

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”

The highs and lows of afternoon tea and cake at Shakespeare’s Globe

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”