Vegan fangs

Super short post to tell you about my latest love affair.

These sweets from Sainsbury’s taste obscenely-good, are labelled ‘vegan’ on the packet and are certainly no good for me. What’s not to love?! Read more ›

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Essential Vegan cafe

London, get ready for some of the best vegan food you have ever eaten. Seriously.

As the sad news filters around town of pop up cafe LOTUS Cucina Vegan vacating its Portobello Road premises, consolatory information about its replacement is spreading even faster.

Vanessa Almeida of Essential Vegan is bringing her outstanding savoury cuisine and cake delights to 297 Portobello Road for (what is now) an 8 week long engagement.


If you know of Vanessa and Essential Vegan, you will be aware of just how irresistible her food is and what an untouchable reputation it has in the capital. The supper club Vanessa cooked for my guests was peerless and her cake stand on Brick Lane every Saturday is legendary.

Now West London gets to eat like a champion six days of the week starting Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 as the Essential Vegan Pop-up Cafe sets up shop in the Portobello Juice Cafe between Tuesday and Sundays, 9am – 5pm.

Get excited for this menu. Read more ›

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Tofurky glory

Of course I love knowing about delicious vegan products available in supermarkets around the planet, but sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to not know.

A few days ago my brother in law sent me the following photos taken in his local Whole Foods Market in Philadelphia. Read more ›

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Cheap vegan hot dogs

Here is some sad news for vegan London and some happy news for vegan London.

The gorgeous pop up cafe LOTUS Cucina Vegan is set to close on Portobello Road this weekend. Marta, the person behind the gorgeous vegan snacks at LOTUS, is packing up and moving on to other adventures.

That’s the sad news out of the way. Want the happy news?

As a thank you to her loyal customers, Marta is celebrating her final weekend on Portobello Road by offering delicious vegan hot dogs for just £2.50 and cups of fruity açaí sorbet for £2.50. That’s a whole lot of tasty plant-based eating for just a fiver.

Get along to 297 Portobello Road (just a 4 minute walk from Ladbroke Grove Underground station) this Saturday and Sunday for inexpensive vegan food and say farewell to Marta.

If you see me down there, please don’t disturb. I will be busy eating my way through multiple vegan hot dogs.

(Sat/Sun refers to 30/31 August, 2014)

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International Vegan Junk Food Day

Have you ever wondered how these national and international days come about? International Day of Pizza or National Burger Day. It has always amused me to think that some random person decides to do it and it takes off. Well, today I am that random person.

It only comes around once a year so let me be the first to wish you a happy International Vegan Junk Food Day 2014!

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IVJFD is a celebration of mouthwatering comfort food that just happens to be kind to animals. No cow was killed to make your juicy burger on IVJFD14. No need to support the cruel dairy industry to enjoy decadent chocolate during this globally recognised day.

How can you get involved?

  • Post your vegan junk food photos to Twitter and Instagram tagging them with #IVJFD14
  • Make sure you use #IVJFD14 on Facebook as well
  • Buy a non-vegan friend, family member or colleague a vegan junk food snack and wish them a happy IVJFD
  • Copy the image above and share widely
  • Write a blog showcasing your IVJFD indulgences
  • Post comments below telling us what you are eating today
  • Enjoy vegan junk food and celebrate being a compassionate junk food fan

Happy International Vegan Junk Food Day 2014!

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Raw vegan in Chelsea

It could come as a surprise to many readers, but I very much enjoy quality raw vegan food. I’m not just talking about the fruit salad I force myself to eat every now and then but well-executed raw cuisine. I’m pleased to say I have found a provider of such food in London.

Read on. Read more ›

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Vegan at Wagamama

Josh has climbed on board the blogging train tonight to tell us all about his recent vegan food adventure inside the UK version of international chain restaurant Wagamama.

Take it away, Josh. Read more ›

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Eat in King’s Cross

Do you live, work or travel in the King’s Cross area? If you said yes, start licking your lips.

Club Mexicana is a new 100% vegan street food endeavour that is currently popping up every Wednesday as part of the Kerb market on Granary Square just a short stroll from King’s Cross station. You might recall the stall cut its chops as a pop up venture in the Black Cat Cafe across several Saturday nights a few months back.

Check out the photos below to be impressed by the stunning taco, tortilla chips and soup tray on offer from the market stall. The fillings rotate week to week but you will always find a combination of either BBQ pulled jackfruit, beer-marinated seitan, smokey black beans & potatoes and tequila drunken black beans.

How fab does it look? Read more ›

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That’s what I’m talking about

My buddy Joe constantly sends photos of all the fab vegan food he has been spotting since he moved to Berlin. I can hardly take it!

I had only just calmed down from my latest rant about the lack of decadent vegan ice cream in the UK when the following photos crash landed in my inbox.

Thanks, Joe. You really know how to make a fat, gay vegan envious. Read more ›

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Cakes ‘n’ Treats Camden

Even before it opened I received emails from readers asking if I had information about the vegan business Cakes ‘n’ Treats based in Camden, specifically about the rumours of it being linked to individuals with far-right and fascist leanings and ideologies.

In response to this overwhelming interest in the topic (I still receive multiple emails about it each month), I am sharing two links which I feel give an insight that readers might find informative. Read more ›

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