Fat, gay and vegan

I carry a bit of extra weight, I am into guys and I enjoy cruelty-free food and drink. Join this Fat Gay Vegan on a journey of eating and drinking around the United Kingdom (and occasionally further afield) as I chronicle my plant-based adventures.

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72 comments on “Fat, gay and vegan
  1. whiterobot says:

    Your blog sounds like a pretty cool project! I’m not vegan but I’ve been a vegetarian since about 12 years now. On my next trip to London I’ll make sure to visit some of the places you suggested. By the way, do you know this site? Might be interesting for you, you could try to eat your way through the whole list 😉


    Lots of love for your excellent taste – in both food and music!

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Cheers. Thank you for the kind words. Hopefully by the time you get to London I will have a lot more suggestions for you to consider. And extra thanks for the site suggestion… I have never seen that page before.

  2. Just stumbled across your blog….love your updates there quite funny i enjoy reading them. I’ll be traveling to Italy/Europe in December so it’s great to see that there are options overseas.

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Glad you stumbled across me! Thanks for reading. I am traveling throughout the summer so I should have some one-off reviews from cities further afield. I hope they can be of some help to you.

  3. I am loving the title of your blog…awesome! I hope to get to London some day so I can follow your suggestions :-)

  4. Tanya says:

    Hi! Love your site. Just moved to London, been vegan for nearly three years, and loving your suggestions thus far. I’m already having a rampant love affair with Ms. Cupcake – been channeling my inner fatkid and visited her three times in the past eight days! Anyway, I’m looking to meet other vegs in the area, particularly ones who are willing to taste-test my baking creations (vegan baking is my favorite pastime), so email me if you or your vegan posse ever want to grab a (vegan) pint at the pub!

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Hi Tanya!

      Welcome to London. So glad to hear you are loving Ms Cupcake. They are superb over there.

      Funny you should ask about a get together. I am in the process of organising a vegan potluck for the start of May. Your baking will be very welcome.

      Cheers xx

  5. cliff says:

    Dear Josh and Sean
    Thank you so much for the potluck last night at Ms Cupcake. We both loved being with you all and enjoying all that lovely food. There is something quite magical about sharing food with each other that is totally devoid of animal cruelty. We look forward to meeting up again. What do people think about a vegan picnic in one of London’s lovely parks before our short summer comes to an end. There is a great spot on Hampstead Heath, next to a pond.
    Bryan & Cliff

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Thank you for such lovely words. I thought it was a magical night, too. A picnic sounds fabulous. If someone wants to organise a picnic, I would be very happy to promote it on here and Twitter.

    • cliff says:

      we can talk about it at next pot luck

  6. Christina says:


    I’ve recently gone vegan and live in London, nd I just came across your blog, which is great. Are you planning to organize any more vegan potlucks in London? Keep on keepin on!

  7. Jared says:

    I’m fat and gay too.. It’s a very tough combination!! After a year or so of debating on whether i should do it or not, I’ve decided to be a vegan! It is going to be so tough. I live in Midwestern America ,and i don’t know a single veg person. I started looking for the best way to lose weight and be healthy and just be a better person and i truly believe this way of life is the answer its going to be tough but i am already used to being different by being gay. So anyways tomorrow is the day my new life begins!! Wish me luck! 😉

  8. I just happened upon your blog, and I already love it :). I’ve been struggling as a vegan in Rural Montana, and I am always excited about finding fun vegan blogs. Now I’m going to stalk you on facebook and twitter.

  9. Sam Gaydar says:

    Gay in london. Would like to meet some gay vegans for food and fun!

  10. Amy says:

    Love your site, found you through Twitter. <3

  11. Bluebell says:

    Dear Vegan Host for the Vegan Potluck on the 2nd of May -Are there facilities to heat up food once in the hall?

    • fatgayvegan says:

      There are facilities but they can never be guaranteed. As we get the room for free, we are never assured that the attached kitchen is available for our use. It can be taken away at a moments notice! I always make something that can work hot or cold just in case.

  12. i will always love you and your writing <3 that is all.

  13. Sam says:

    Hey. I just came across this blog and think it’s great!

    I’ve been veggie for years but just recently started making the switch to vegan. I ate completely vegan today. The only thing I still need to phase out/replace is cows’ milk in cups of tea.

    Looking forward to reading your blog!

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Nice to have you here. Keep up the vegan transition. Many gorgeous animals deserve it! xx

    • Dharma says:

      Sam, I found that almond milk is very nice, and you can even make it yourself and it tastes good, but the bought stuff seems the nicest I have tried, I live in Australia, you can buy one here that has a “hint” of honey added to it, which kind of makes it delish. Like you I had been vego for a number of years, and after going to a talk about veganism I made the switch. I was surprised how easy it was, even being a cheese lover I have found I don’t miss it at all….good luck Dharma

  14. veganmiam says:

    hello fat gay vegan, lovely blog. i shall bookmark it since i will be visiting london and the uk and whatsover next year. keep in touch xx.

  15. Dharma says:

    Yes I am a vegan too here in Oz. Funny how you read that you never see a “fat” vegan, yet I feel I always have to qualify that although I am chubby I am a vegan, so easy to still eat the “carb” food and be a vegan as well….lost 10kg when I first started but I think my body has gotten use to the food now, oh well, at least I know my cholestrol went from 6.9 to 5.4 in the first 3 weeks….will look forward to reading your blog, so nice to know there are other fat vegans out there, but I am sure we are happy…..

  16. Great blog! I’m not a vegan, though have attempted once or twice without success (I have an unfortunate addiction to cheese and can’t seem to give up eggs!). Will follow with interest :)

    • Susanna F. says:

      Try “Vegusto” vegan cheeses. They are so delicious, you won’t even notice that you have given up dairy cheese. A good vegan cook book like “The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions” by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman will give information about what to use instead of eggs for binding, leavening, etc. in recipes for cakes, biscuits, quiches, etc. I have found this book very good as it gives lots of delicious recipes using vegan substitutes for eggs and even tells you how you can adapt and veganise conventional recipies calling for eggs. If you like egg yolks as an ingredient there is a new product called “Vegg”, which I have purchased, but, I have to admit, have not yet tried. There are ‘rave’ reviews for it, though. Look at the website for yummy-looking recipes. Hope that helps!

  17. Susanna F. says:

    Hello from another fat (well, fattish) vegan. I do wish that the image of veganism was not one of pin thin-ness. Like other people vegans come in all shapes and sizes. Veganism is by far a healthier and more compassionate diet than any other, but its adoption does not always mean weight-loss. Organisations like PETA deride those of us who are not skinny, implying that we must inevitably be meat-eaters. Not so! Many thanks for making fatter vegans more visible, and, hopefully, in the process, “normalising” us.

  18. Hi :) So glad to have stumbled across your blog, looking forward to viewing your future posts!
    In the meantime id love it if you checked out my veggie blog, I include lazy but healthy vegan recipes :)


  19. Liv says:

    My Vegan friend was just telling me about the Vegan Potluck you organised and said it was amazing! I’d love to make it to the next one you organise.
    I was wondering if you could help me spread the message about a Vegan Valentines Supper Club I’m organising: http://grubclub.com/Event/Details?eventId=76 in Dalston next Thursday. It’s more about the love of food and people rather than a specific event for singles or couples.
    Do you know anyone who’d be interested? I’d be so grateful if you could help spread the word.
    Thank you!!

  20. Liv says:

    Thanks so much!! Have just tweeted :-) It’s from Grub Club

  21. Love your blog!! The writing makes me happy.

  22. Simon says:

    Love your Blog x

  23. Kate says:

    Dammit, I missed the public lecture in London – definitely would have gone to that one. Gutted. Any more events like this coming up soon?

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Not sure which one you mean. There are dozens of vegan or vegan-interest events taking place in London weekly. One of the best places to keep updated is the London Vegan Meetup group.

  24. Carol says:

    Excellent information and honest reviews about vegan food, dining and events ~ what more could you want? Not much to be fair, though fortunately your blog also offers humour, passion, drama and glitter :) What’s not to like?!

  25. Hey there! I just found out about your blog from Jean at Sunshine and Slaughter. I’m vegan too, and I’m always excited to e-meet other vegans. I’ve only read your about page so far, but I’m going to go check out the rest of your blog now. Celeste :)

  26. I gave you a shout out on my blog because I think youre great! I hope you dont mind!

  27. Lois says:

    Hello! I have just returned to the UK after 5 years in Australia (where I first heard about you!). I am new to London and so don’t know many vegans here, or vegan places. I am SO looking forward to your next pot luck! I can’t wait to meet other vegans, share food and lots of food talk… as we all know, no one loves to talk about food like vegans do!

    What you’re doing is great – please keep up the excellent work!

  28. HI, I just wanted to say congrats on winning the VegFest awards, Your blog is really interesting, well done.

  29. Gill says:

    Hello I’m a very fat, straight vegan, love your website! I put on 1/2 stone when I became vegan because the food was so damned good! Still miss milk chocolate tho! Thanks for all your reviews, I love hearing about new vegan products and find your reviews spot on! Keep up the great work.

  30. Lady T says:

    Hiya I have recently become vegan, and was wondering whats tje deal with honey ?, PS Love your blog and tried vegusto cheese as per your review, and it is awesome x

  31. Jim says:

    I know the message is from 2012, but a mixture of rice and almond milk in tea is what I use to replace cows milk, and for a tea belly like me to not really notice the difference it must be ok.

  32. Wendleberry says:

    So much love for your blog. Even if i’ve just eaten a huge meal, you manage to make me hungry. Thanks? 😉

    (I recommended/nominated your blog. Feel free to participate or ignore at your preference!)

  33. You’re gay? I don’t care. All power to you.
    You’re fat? I don’t care. All power to you.
    You’re vegan? That’s awesome! My hat’s off you you, sir! Anyone who protects animals equals a great person in my book.

    Have a great day, buddy! I wish you only the best!

  34. Tom S says:

    how can you be a VEGAN and still overweight , you must be doing something wrong. you must be eating to much carbs as calories.

    • fatgayvegan says:

      Doing something wrong? Fuck off.

    • Carol says:

      “how can you be a VEGAN and still overweight”

      1) Rude, rude, RUDE!
      2) Easy :):


    • David says:

      @Tom S

      Obesity is a disease that hundreds of thousands of scientists have spent decades researching. Despite their progress, they still don’t have a comprehensive understanding of the pathogenesis of this disease.

      Just to make one thing clear: A calorie is a calorie, regardless if it comes from carbs, fats, proteins, alcohol – animals or plants.

      You wrote two sentences. The first implies ignorance, the second stupidity.

      • Elisabeth says:

        No it isn’t. At all! Probably the biggest misconception out there!! I eat 3000 kcal a day from whole foods plant based sources. I don’t work out and I lose weight faster than any diet I’ve tried before (e.g. vegetarian high protein diet). Currently a size 12. Gonna continue this lifestyle until I die of old age! :-) :-)

  35. Tom S says:

    “doing something wrong “maybe not the right figure off speech.

    but agree with Carol. you might eat to much calories from junk food or carbs.

    • fatgayvegan says:

      I don’t want your opinion about why I am overweight. Keep your thoughts about my body to yourself.

    • Carol says:

      “but agree with Carol. you might eat to much calories from junk food or carbs”

      … erm, pretty sure I didn’t say anything about FGV’s diet/nutritional intake – I have no idea what he eats, I don’t live in his fridge :)

      I’m a skinny, straight vegan and I eat an inordinate amount of utter crap :) go figure *shrugs*

  36. Your blog is great and offers plenty of suggestions and fun! You ROCK! Let’s stay in touch and remember Unleash your inner wrestler to have FUN WHILE COOKING :) KANKUN LUCHADOR

  37. Sarah says:

    Hi, I was never really overweight but I ate a lot of rubbish the year before going vegan and gained some 20 pounds. After going vegan I could watch them melt, so I was wondering: How is it possible to stay fat while being vegan? I understand that of course one could eat a lot of white flour and sugar and saturated fats, but that is kind of dangerous in the long term, no matter what the diet is… I am sincerly just wondering how NOT to lose weight while being vegan.

  38. beetrootsoup says:

    Thanks for your blog FGV. It is heartening to know about other fat vegans! I’m veggie for thirty years, vegan for most of those and live in North London. Hell, I even live near the Kabaret at Karamel place where you hold the vegan drinks and discos, yet have been too shy to put in an appearance. Above all I am a huge lover of food…Like to bake and cook vegan treats. Haven’t checked out the 222 vegan restaurant yet but my fave ones are the Black Cat in Hackney and Vantra in Oxford Street (but not in peak times). I fancy a visit to the vegan brunch at the VegBar and it’s not too hard to get to Brixton on the Piccadilly Line. Soulfood and vegan, an irresistible combination! All power to you FGV.

  39. vegegirl says:

    It’s funny, there’s actually no scientific correlation between obesity/overweight/fat and disease/unhealthy/ill. Like none. In fact, obesity is either a natural result of genetics or a symptom of a preexisting condition. Better still, you will live much longer if you have a disease and are overweight than if you are skinny. Also, the amount of calories you eat bears surprisingly little influence on your weight.

    Just thought I’d clear that up.

    Dude, I think you’re doing a great thing. I also can’t see why fat and gay are misconstrued as some kind of handicap. You are uniquely awesome and I think you sound like a decent person. I wish you luck! Xx :)

  40. Zeppo says:

    I should have stumbled across your blog before visiting London a month ago. Man, I had a terrible time there foodwise! When I first visited the city I was 14, I was kinda vegetarian and I had no problem at all; this time I was completely at a loss as a vegan guy trying to find something suitable to eat.

    Oh, well… I spent my time gazing at other guys. 😛

    I daresay you have a new follower here.

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