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”

2,500 to 10,000 in two years: growth of veganism reflected in annual march

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”

The Feel Good Café, dedicated to saving animals and healthy eating

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”