Category Archives: Vegan News

LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN (LPQ): the vegan daily bread

We have been seeing LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN (LPQ) restaurants popping up all over London (and beyond) but we’re surprised to find a wide variety of vegan options labelled on the main menu of this French style food chain!
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WILLS VEGAN SHOES, OUR FAVOURITE ETHICAL SHOE PRODUCER CELEBRATES END OF SEASON SALE!

Leading ethical footwear producer Will Green, jubilant over the runaway success of his fashion brand Wills Vegan Shoes, is rewarding customers with an end of winter sale as he readies for the future.
TheAllAnimalVegan with Wills Vegan Shoes
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TESCO: surprisingly the best Free From vegan section!

Whatever you may think or feel about the UK supermarket giant, Tesco has the best dairy-alternative ‘free from’ range out of any of our mainstream supermarket chains.

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BEYOND SKIN SHOES: good enough for Natalie Portman, good enough for us.

‘It was empowering to know that the choices I made both as a consumer and how I ran my business could and did make a difference’. Natalie Dean, Beyond Skin founder.

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PAUL A. YOUNG – chocolate with a different tune…

‘Chocolate is a wonderful ingredient; its versatility is endless in every way. Flavour pairing, moulding, decorating – it’s very visual as well as tasting amazing’. Paul A. Young.

Paul A Young himself ChrisBrockPhotography-1171

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BEATROOT CAFE, SOHO’S BEST KEPT SECRET

-Soho’s best vegan cafe
-‘That’s one of the best things about Beatroot, it appeals to the meat-eater and vegan alike. When food is tasty, healthy and made with skill, everybody is happy!’.

Beatroot Cafe, Soho
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ANIMAL AID CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2013

Today, for the first time we went along to the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 2013 at Kensington Town Hall in London, which we’ve been looking forward to, well, all year…

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LONDON VEGAN SOCIETIES (LVS)

– An ‘approachable vegan group where everyone is welcome’ Thomas Micklewright.
– ‘Confident that veganism is a growing trend in London (and beyond)’
– ’People are waking up to healthy and environmentally friendly eating’

Thomas from London Vegan Socities with award

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BRECKNOCK ROAD: North London’s unlikely setting for a mid-November vegan festival

  • A true community event where businesses came together to support each other 
  • Showing ‘the power of the vegan pound’

We went along to Brecknock Road Vegan Festival in north London on Saturday and were blown away by what a fantastic day we had. Let me set the scene: it was pouring with rain, it was freezing cold, and I ended up with flu the next day! But it was worth it…

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THE SOUL OF VEGAN SHOES IS CHANGING…

Wills-Vegan-Shoes.com HAS ARRIVED…I was lucky enough to meet loads of interesting people this October at Vegfest London, but one who stands out more than most is Will Green. Not just because he’s a handsome chap, but because he has big ideas about all of our feet…

TheAllAnimalVegan with Wills Vegan Shoes

Me and Will of Wills-Vegan-Shoes.com at The Third Estate on Brecknock Road.

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FUNNY VEGAN QUESTIONS…

If you’re a vegan, you will know what I’m talking about! Whether you’re at work, in a restaurant, a shop, meeting new people, on holiday, or with your closest friends and family it is likely you get asked funny vegan questions.

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IS VEGANISM ON THE RISE?

I spent the weekend at VegfestUK, London, UK to find out if veganism is becoming more popular – check out my round-up below:
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VEGAN SUPERMARKET TO OPEN IN LONDON! VEGANZ

Dear Vegans… try to imagine a grocery shopping trip where you don’t have to tiresomely check the ingredients of every item you pick up.

Veganz vegan supermarketYou know the drill – you look for the Vegan symbol, most of the time it’s not there, so then you check the entire list of ingredients. Even after this you feel unsure if it is definitely vegan — have they listed all the ingredients? Have they made a mistake? If it is vegan-friendly, why don’t they label it? Hmm, is it safe to buy this?

So imagine a supermarket where you could safely buy every item, where EVERYTHING is vegan. ‘Don’t be so ridiculous; there couldn’t possibly be such a place’ you say. I wouldn’t joke about something so wonderful…

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EATING OUT AT THE CHAINS – VEGAN RESTAURANTS

chains imageDoes this sound familiar? You are going to dinner with some non-vegan friends. You don’t want to cause a fuss, or dictate where you should all go. You can’t keep dragging your  ‘normal’ friends to vegan restaurants.

But you do want to go somewhere you can all get a good feed. All of you want to accommodate each other’s dietary desires, and then over-politeness kicks in. Meat-eaters do currently have more choice when it comes to eating out at food retail chains.

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