All vegan. Maybe.

To many people, I imagine this post is going to sound like a moaning vegan going too far but this topic has been playing on my mind for a while.

Why do people refer to a vegan restaurant as 100% vegan when it stocks and sells non-vegan alcohol? Read more ›

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Compassionate ride

How charitably-minded were you when you were 15?

If I recall correctly, I was obsessed with Morrissey, Madonna, The Cure and Prince and did very little to help other people. Not that I think I was overly self-absorbed, but 15 was a time of my life where I was trying to work out who I was as I indulged in sometimes garish displays of self-determination. Most of my energy was spent trying to get into gay bars to dance all night to Bananarama, New Order and Neneh Cherry. My exploits didn’t leave much time for helping others.

Memories of how tumultuous my teen years were help me to understand what an incredible act of compassion and drive is about to be performed by Gwen Stanbrook. Read more ›

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Let’s go Vego

My visit to Berlin was a race against time. The city is crammed solid with restaurants and cafes selling vegan food and my five day long vacation didn’t afford me enough time to even scratch the surface of everything on offer.

I will be detailing a few of my culinary adventures in Berlin over the coming days, but I wanted to start with one of my favourite food memories from the city. Read more ›

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Gaga in Berlin

As regular readers will know, I write reviews for fab music website Louder Than War.

My latest contribution to their site is a review of the Lady Gaga concert I attended in Berlin last week. This particular review might just have a little more interest for vegans as I make my feelings clear on Gaga’s celebration of wearing dead animals.

Click here to check it out.

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Go on a vegan House Trip

There is a trend in travel for tourists to book entire homes for the duration of their stay, as opposed to paying for a hotel room.

I have used several of these services in the past, most notably AirBnB, for trips all over Europe and North America. I enjoy the freedom of having my own apartment with full cooking facilities, which is a necessity for vegans on the road in most cities around the world.

I was recently asked to contribute some of my top vegan picks for a guide to London, hosted on one such vacation platform. HouseTrip is a booking service for travellers wanting something a bit more out of a holiday than just a hotel or hostel bed. You can book an entire house or apartment and it is always cheaper than a hotel room. Plus you get the added benefits of being in a real house such as Wifi, a washing machine and a fridge.

I very rarely stay in a hotel when in a location for more than a few days. I like my creature comforts too much.

I seemed to have strayed from the point of this blog post, so let me get back on track.

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I am thrilled to have some of my tips for eating vegan in London included in the HouseTrip veggie guide. The company told me they aimed to create a resource for vegan and vegetarian customers who book with them, making it easier for them to decide on which neighbourhood is best for their visit.

You can head on over to the HouseTrip Vegetarian & Vegan Food Guides by clicking here.

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*Disclaimer: HouseTrip paid me a fee in exchange for use of my vegan picks for London.

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Ethiopian dinner

I love a tasty ‘one night only’ food event. How delightful to know the food experience you are part of will never be replicated in quite the same way ever again.

This is one of the reasons I run my special events and also why I think you need to know about this event put on by some talented chefs. Read more ›

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Ning in Manchester

Imagine eating in a non-vegan restaurant where they not only have clearly labelled plant-based options on the menu, but where you will also be charged less for choosing a vegan option.

That happens at Ning. Read more ›

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Peanut chew

New vegan product alert. Well, new for this FGV anyway. Read more ›

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Moth believes in an afterglow

Manchester is hurtling towards being the most fun destination in the UK for vegans.

They have a super awesome vegan grocery store, an amazing vegan diner and even the non-vegan establishments are serving award-worthy vegan meals. Manchester is a vegan hot spot.

A scorching hot vegan landscape such as this requires lots of vegan beer to cool you down and Beermoth is exactly the place to get the job done. Read more ›

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Vegan frozen yoghurt

Slowly, the UK is getting its act together in the frozen dessert department. You all saw the recent post about the new Almond Dream ice cream and now the friendly people of Coconut Collaborative have come on board with their frozen vegan yoghurts.

I recently picked up a tub of their Raspberry Snowconut and enjoyed myself. Creamy and sweet, but not outstanding. It is the type of frozen treat I would indulge in when I can’t get my hands on one of my favourite brands but have a hankering. Read more ›

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