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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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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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CLARIDGES DOES VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA!

My very generous older sister and her husband gave us a Claridges afternoon tea voucher as our wedding gift. We got married in February — it was an incredible day. 
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In fact I wish you could have joined us at our vegan wedding, and this week at Claridges too, because you would have loved it. We had no idea that Claridges would be able to provide vegan-friendly anything, but trust me, they certainly do.

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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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BANANA TREE – SOHO, LONDON, UK – 28th August 2013

banana tree logoI invited my nearest and dearest to Banana Tree in Soho for a bite to eat after work to celebrate my birthday.

The great thing about this restaurant is the variety on the menu; there’s something for everyone – and my friends have an array of dietary tastes. Some of them eat meat, and they are well-catered for, but there are also vegetarian and vegan options clearly marked on the main menu, which impressed me.

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CHOCOLATE VEGAN BROWNIES RECIPE

THESE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES have made my week…

vegan chocolate browniesIt was my birthday at the weekend, and when I returned to work on Monday my awesome friend Polly (a non-vegan) had gone to the effort of making me these vegan brownies!  I was extremely flattered, and they were so good that I want to share the recipe with all of you.

This was inspired by Charlotte O’Leary’s BBC GoodFood recipe, and tweaked to our own tastes.

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ORCHARD CAFE, LONDON, UK

Orchard_LondonThe pick of veg cafes in London – ORCHARD CAFE

We celebrated our six-month wedding anniversary (who says you can’t celebrate a half-year?) with a relaxing day together visiting galleries and museums across a sunny London, stopping for coffee and cake in between seeing the sites. We decided to visit Orchard cafe for lunch, as it’s only two minutes’ walk from the British Museum, our first port of call. Orchard cafe is the little sister of the Michelin-recommended Vanilla Black, a restaurant just down the road near Chancery Lane.

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MANNA – my favourite restaurant…

It seems right that my first review for this site should be about my favourite restaurant in London. In fact, my favourite restaurant full stop.

MANNA  - my favourite restaurant...

Since living in Primrose Hill (NW3) for one amazing (but costly) year in 2007, Manna has been my homing beacon in the big city…
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