Animals are dying

A fun night out in a Parisian gay bar yesterday turned into an important and stark reminder about what goes on behind the doors of laboratories all over the world.

Sounds like a bit of a bizarre link, right?

Warning: this blog post does not contain graphic images but the content may still upset some people.

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Vegan mince pies

It is the time of year when people start eating things they would otherwise not consider eating.

Take the humble fruit mince pie as an example.

This unusual blend of dried fruits, spices, sugar and pastry is a staple at the end of the year. People eat them as snacks, buy them to go with their cup of tea and even give boxes of the things to friends and family. Fruit mince pies are everywhere but only as we approach the frenzy of Christmas. If people love these things so dearly, why aren’t they eaten year round?

Now one of the biggest coffee shop chains in the UK has joined the festive food frenzy by selling a vegan version of this traditional snack. Read more ›

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Express chocolate

I was racing through Piccadilly Circus Underground station a few days back when my greedy sensibilities got a pleasant shock.

Gorgeous chocolate shop chain Hotel Chocolat now have a mini outlet on the station concourse!

I have written about the many vegan suitable items created and sold by Hotel Chocolat and how over-the-top helpful the workers are when you ask about treats free from animal ingredients. You can read my original blog post here.

The new location inside Piccadilly Circus station is tiny. Check out the photo below and what you see is what you get. It is miniature. The staffer smiling for my shot was excited that I was excited, telling me the store had been opened for the first time ever only half an hour before I snapped the shot.

hotel chocolat piccadillyBuying vegan chocolate on the run in London. I love it!


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Vegan food in Exeter

I’ve never been to Exeter. I don’t think. I would remember if I had been to Exeter in my life, right?

I’m pretty certain I have never been to Exter in Devon but if I wanted to go, I now know of two pubs that each have a vegan menu for me to work my way through.

The Farmers Union and The Twisted Oak are two pubs owned by the same people and fortunately for the vegans and vegan-curious of the region, these people have decided to add an entire selection of vegan meals to their menus.

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Just Mayo just delayed

We have all been flipping out at the news that superstar vegan mayonnaise (yeah I said it, so sue meJust Mayo is due to hit Tesco stores in the UK.

Well, today brings some sad news. Read on. Read more ›

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2nd Annual FGV Christmas Dinner

How did this come around so quickly again?

I am thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Fat Gay Vegan Christmas Dinner.

This event was incredibly popular in 2013, meaning my event returns for two massive nights at The Gallery Café this December. Tell your friends, book your tickets and get festive.

fgv xmasOut tantalising menu is being fine tuned by Naomi of The Gallery Café, but I can announce that attendees will be treated to the following:

A welcome, warming cup of mulled wine followed by a three course vegan menu

Starter – expertly spiced white winter vegetable soup with crunchy parsnip crisps

Main – succulent vegan roast with all the loved seasonal trimmings

Dessert – a decadent traditional Christmas pudding

Stay tuned for more menu details!

The Gallery Café will be 100% vegan for this event and a selection of vegan wines, ciders and beers will be available for purchase. Your host FGV will be on hand all night to ensure you have a jolly time.

The cost per ticket is £25 plus booking fee. You will need to choose a ticket for either the Thursday or Friday sitting upon ordering. Tickets are non-refundable but of course you can privately sell or pass on your spot.

This event sold out within days of being announced last year, so do be quick if you want to attend.

Book now!

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Vegan pub food

Glasgow has got the goods for vegans. You can’t walk a few blocks without stumbling upon a vegan-friendly eatery or bar in the city centre.

Of course the plant-based eating isn’t just confined to the town centre and a short bus ride or taxi fare will deliver you to the most wonderful venue with a 100% vegan food menu.

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Organic for the people

Here is some news you don’t hear everyday.

London has a brand new organic grocery store that is completely vegan. Yep. Read it again to make sure. Read more ›

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Three course Christmas meal

I am a bit of a fan of the chain of cafes called Le Pain Quotidien. They are not a vegan company but they do have an impressive range of permanent dishes suitable for plant eaters on their menu. I often pop in to my local LPQ for the creamy cashew butter parfait and a vegan muffin.

As you might recall, I recently hosted a vegan baking class at the LPQ location in Borough. It was a runaway success, with the available spaces booking out in record time and attendees singing LPQ‘s praises across social media.

My favourite thing to come out of my partnership with LPQ was the sneak peek they gave me of their tasty-sounding vegan Christmas menu. Yep. That’s right. A London-wide chain of non-vegan cafes has a dedicated three-course dinner for vegans in the month leading up to Christmas.

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Mini Vego

Have you been swept up in the chocolate craze that has been wowing vegans all over Europe?

Vego is the jumbo bar in a foil wrapper that is crammed with hazelnuts and impossible to stop eating. Not one person I have shared it with has not been impressed.

The bar is huge and a few people have mentioned they have stopped buying it regularly due to its irresistibility. The giant bar gets eaten within minutes of being open. It takes a stronger person than me to make it last longer than five minutes.

The makers of Vego must have heard these cries of vegans because they have gone and produced a Vego Mini. Yes, a lovely and super cute smaller version of one of the best chocolate bars on the planet.

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Isn’t it cute?!

Instead of the 150g of mouthwatering sweetness, you can now purchase the same product in a 65g size.

So cute, I might have to buy three at a time.

Available most everywhere.

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