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”

A vegan stalwart, one of the hidden gems of Porthmadog

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”

The hype is true: Berlin could very well be the vegan capital of the world

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”