A smaller post-pandemic National Animal Rights March but just as passionate about a more compassionate world

With only around 1,000 people taking to the streets at this year’s National Animal Rights March in London – compared with 12,000 at the last similar (pre-pandemic) event in 2019 – the drummers were more important than usual. Events like this are all about creating a vivid spectacle to attract the attention of the publicContinue reading “A smaller post-pandemic National Animal Rights March but just as passionate about a more compassionate world”

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”

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”