Plantbased Exmouth

Towns and cities around the UK are taking part in a vegan revolution.

It feels as though I am posting one entry a week about a new vegan shop or cafe opening somewhere in the country.

Next up? Exmouth!

Exmouth is a coastal town in Devon, a region situated in the south west of England. It isn’t a huge town, but they certainly seem to have enough people to support this brand new vegan business called Plantbased. Read more ›

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Another one closed

A vegetarian Italian restaurant that has long attracted vegans has shut its doors in London.

Amico Bio has posted the following message on its website:

We are very sorry to inform you that our Holborn restaurant will be closed due to a restructuring programme, however, our Barbican branch will remain open as usual with extended opening hours. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check back for further updates.

I’m not sure if that means the Holborn branch is gone forever, but if you are a fan of Amico Bio you can still visit their remaining central London location at 44 Cloth Fair.

How do you feel about the Holborn Amico Bio closing?


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Fat Gay Vegan walks into a grocery store

Wanna see the glorious vegan groceries I bought yesterday?

Scroll down below for the killer line up of goods I snagged from Vegan Ville, the fabulous vegan grocery store in Mexico City.

Even for someone as obsessed with food as I am, these groceries pushed me into the realm of super happy. Read more ›

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Ultimate vegan shopping

Josh has left me all alone in Mexico City for a week to jet off to the USA.

He took some time out of his busy schedule of enjoying sunshine and making eyes at alligators in Florida to send me the following photos he took in a Whole Foods Market outlet.

Check out all the amazing vegan products rammed into these fridges! Read more ›

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Jackfruit burger and fries

London, get hungry.

The Duke’s Head pub in Highgate is known as a specialty beer pub, but also as a supporter of independent food traders in the capital. Each month, the kitchen at the Duke’s Head is handed over to caterers as a form of rolling pop-up kitchen.

Pulled Food is the current trader. The meat-centric food providers have a lot of animal products on their menu, but good news for plant eaters is the inclusion of a BBQ jackfruit burger being served for the entire month of February (2016).

Check out the glory in the photos below. Read more ›

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Nut cheese masterclass

Love nut cheese but not sure what in the world you would need to do in order to make it?

This class is for you, London!

My friends at Made in Hackney have organised a superb sounding vegan cheese masterclass in partnership with raw chef and nutritional therapist, Bruna Oliveira.

Bruna says of the event: Read more ›

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Vegan food from the TARDIS

Would you, if you could, buy vegan food from the TARDIS?

Doctor Who fans, please remain calm with your arms inside the blog post at all times.

Over the past week or so, I have been hearing rumours and rumblings of a police box in Glasgow that had been turned into a micro café that was vegan-friendly.

I wasted no time in reaching out to owner/operator Laura to see if I could get a bit of info and a few photos to share with you.

Laura wanted you all to know the following: Read more ›

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Nominated!

Yay!

This blog has been nominated in the Best Vegan Blogger category as part of the Vegan Awards UK 2016.

It’s always a thrill to get a nod like this so thank you to Vegan Festival UK, the organisers of the awards as well as several fabulous vegan events around the country.

See the full list of nominees in the Best Vegan Blogger category below: Read more ›

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Besos de Oro

I am super happy to announce that I am helping Besos de Oro promote their gorgeous vegan Baileys alternative throughout the UK.

If you were one of the fortunate VegfestUK attendees who got their hands on this creamy spirit-based drink over the past year, you already know what all the fuss is about. It felt as if the majority of people stopping by my FGV stand at the shows were doing so to tell me about this amazing drink they had just sampled.

Besos de Oro is a creamy, subtly sweet brandy and horchata drink that can be consumed on its own as a digestif or poured over ice cream or brownies as a decadent treat. Personally, I would be making some sort of alcohol-fuelled milkshake topped with vegan cream.

When Peter from Besos de Oro reached out to me to see if I wanted to be part of the UK team, I jumped at the chance.

The first big piece of news I am spreading for Besos de Oro is their Valentine’s special offer.

Check it out.

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Besos de Oro have a fantastic offer for Valentine’s Day 2016.

Loved up shoppers will get a bag featuring 12 raspberry-filled chocolate hearts made by the glorious Essy & Bella (remember I wrote about them here?) plus a bottle of Besos de Oro for £19.99 plus £2.50 p&p.

That is a pretty special deal and I’d say that even if I wasn’t part of the sales team.

This Valentine’s offer is limited to only 300 orders and because I was a bit slow getting this blog post up, I think a big chunk of that quantity has already been snapped up. Order promptly and the delivery is guaranteed to reach you and/or your sweetheart in time for the big day.

If you want to order a bottle with a bag of chocolates for someone special (that can include yourself!), you need to get over to the Besos de Oro Facebook page and send them a private message telling them you want to order. Peter will put a bottle of the creamy drink and a bag of hearts aside for you before telling you how to pay.

Now, if someone could just buy one of these packs and ship to me in Mexico my heart would be eternally theirs.


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Another Mildreds

Popular vegetarian restaurant Mildreds only just recently open their second location in Camden, but have already announced plans for a third restaurant.

And it opens next month! Read more ›

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