Cheese spread

Hooray for vegan cheese!

Violife has been sweeping the country as people react positively to having a plant-based range of cheeses in the UK that taste good and melt superbly.

The rise in popularity of Violife has been swift, thanks mostly to how darn easy it is to buy. I’ve seen the slices in Tesco stores, the blocks in independent health food stores and even the smoked flavour in vegan shop Vx.

Despite this massive march of the vegan cheese brand across the country, I struggled to find their cheese spread known as Violife Creamy. Until yesterday, that is!  Read more ›

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Vegan chicken sandwich

As a vegan in love with sandwiches, I do get a bit tired of my main option being hummus or some variation of hummus.

Thankfully, Alara Health Store is on the scene to liven up my Central London sandwich experience. Check it out!


Even though this wrap has just five components, it is tasty and an absolute breath of fresh air on the sandwich landscape. More like this please, food-to-go producers.

My days of soggy carrot and hummus sandwiches are hopefully behind me!

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Something vegan for the weekend

Stuck for something vegan to do this weekend?

Not anymore!

Saturday April 18, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Vegan Brunch – drop-in between 10am and 3pm for soul food, cocktails and a DJ spinning tunes at Vegbar on Tulse Hill, Brixton.

London Animal Charities Fair - this legendary event has been resurrected at The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA. Runs 10:30am – 4:00pm to raise funds for crucial animal protection work.

The Vegan Grindhouse - the much-loved Vegan Grindhouse is having a pop up in London! Click here to discover where you can find them in Shoreditch on Saturday night as part of Urban Food Fest Street Night Market. 5pm until midnight!

Sunday April 19, 2015

The Friendliest Flour - head along to Brick Lane for baked goods from London’s newest vegan baker. 10am – 6pm.

Got any other vegan weekend tips for readers? Leave them in the comments section below!

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New vegan baker

What do you need, London? Of course you all answered in unison: more vegan cake options!

If you get down to Brick Lane most Sundays you can make friends with Randi and her impressive vegan food stand called The Friendliest Flour.

237061The range on offer at the market includes (get ready for a long list): Read more ›

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Carluccio’s update

A few days ago I posted a story about the vegan menu at Carluccio’s, the High Street chain of Italian restaurants.

Since it went live, a few readers got in touch to let me know they believe some of the ingredients featured on the vegan menu are fried in the same oil as non-vegan ingredients.

I reached out to Carluccio’s and this is what they had to say: Read more ›

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Pie Baby!

Dear Pie Baby. Where have you been all my life?

Pie Baby is exactly the kind of food venture I can throw my weight behind.

This new venture is a wife and husband food start up, formed in a home kitchen with nothing but big vegan dreams and a love of pies. Lara Fair is the cook and Finn Fair is the artist in charge of all design work. Read more ›

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Beer sampling

You all know about Rock ‘n’ Roll Vegan Brunch this Saturday, right?

The brand new weekly event is all about soul food, cocktails, craft beer and rock ‘n’ roll music played by our DJ. It is set to become a London favourite in the Vegbar venue on Tulse Hill in Brixton.

You can click here to read all about the event, including info about the mouthwatering food set to be served.

OK. That’s out of the way. Now for the reason for this blog post.

I am thrilled to welcome Clarkshaws Brewing as the first-ever special guest at Rock ‘n’ Roll Vegan Brunch on Saturday April 18, 2015.

Who are Clarkshaws? I’ll let them tell you! Read more ›

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Italian High Street

Are you ever out on the High Street or doing some shopping in town and find yourself in need of a filling vegan meal?

Carluccio’s to the rescue!


Carluccio’s is a chain of Italian themed cafes and delis with approximately 45 locations around the UK. The wide-reaching group can be found in shopping centres, on High Streets and across town centres all over the country.

Most people in the UK are familiar with the Italian eatery, but perhaps not everyone is aware of the vegan menu you can ask to see when dining with Carluccio’s. Read more ›

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Time for compassion

Vegan food is creating headlines globally as media outlets fall over themselves to push plant-based eating as a trend in order to drive readership. You cannot go a week without a UK national news outlet trumpeting vegan food as the thing to watch. Even your friendly FGV got swept up in this recent wave of interest.

As exciting as this hyper-interest in meat and dairy free eating is, one important component is missing from all the stories. Read more ›

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Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, has put vegan sweets on the London food map quite like Mellissa Morgan. Mellissa’s Ms. Cupcake brand is known and loved by people all over the capital, while her recipe collection has sold by the pallet load to devoted fans.

Ms. Cupcake is a vegan brand that has come an impressive distance in a short time, but a booming Brixton bakery and plans for a follow up book do not signal anywhere close to the end of the story.

Ms. Cupcake and Mellissa Morgan have some big news to share. Read more ›

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