To mark the Summer Vegan Pledge 2019, some of the UK’s most well-known, independent vegan spots are offering discounts to those who take part in the Pledge. They are:
Happy Maki is Brighton’s first and only 100 per cent plant-based sushi eatery. They say that their mission is to make ‘gorgeous, delicious and fresh food, whilst raising awareness of ocean overfishing’. Customers can grab vegan versions of their favourite sushi rolls – including Hoisin ‘Duck’ Maki and Sweet Chilli ‘Chicken’ Maki.
If it’s satisfying plant-based versions of your favourite foods that you’re after, then Earth is for you. Located in Petersfield, Earth has a large selection of vegan burgers, cream pies, wraps and even an all-day breakfast menu.
Chia Naturally Healthy
Hertfordshire’s first fully vegan café, Hitchin-based Chia Naturally Healthy is a multi-award-winning plant-based café that focuses on healthy and wholesome food. Chia was voted one of the top three plant-based cafés by the Sunday Times, and it is easy to see why. You will no doubt leave satisfied as you gorge on gluten-free waffles, raw cakes and some fantastic salads and healthy burgers!
Vutie Beets, located in Letchworth, was opened by brothers John and Brad to inspire people to eat more ethically, healthfully and environmentally consciously by serving exciting and vibrant vegan food. Vutie Beets uses whole foods to create plant-based food that appeals to everyone, including burgers, curries, fresh-pressed juices, smoothie bowls and sweet treats. The menu is also entirely gluten-free, so is perfect for those with allergies and intolerances, too.
Vegan Antics is a 100% vegan bakery located in Gravesend. At Vegan Antics, you will find a selection of amazing vegan cakes, cupcakes, cookies and vegan twists of classics such as brownies, shortbread and rocky road. There is something for everyone. Vegan Antics proves that going vegan doesn’t mean going without.
Biff’s Jack Shack
Located in Shoreditch’s Box Park and Walthamstow, Biff’s Jack Shack specialises in decadent and filthy vegan food using jackfruit as its main ingredient and certainly lives up to its mantra: “Filthy AF, Vegan AF”. You can feast on burgers oozing with vegan cheese, vegan jackfruit ‘wingz’, filthy fries and more. With food as delicious as this, you will soon realise that you can eat all of the food you currently do, without needing to harm animals.
Café Van Gogh
Located in Brixton, Café Van Gogh has a very simple mission: to serve delicious, 100 per cent vegan, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. It is safe to say that this mission has been accomplished; you can indulge yourself with a fantastic mix of traditional food that we are all familiar with – including, what can only adequately be described as the life-changing, BBQ seitan ‘ribs’, Caribbean food such as jerk plantain, as well as some amazing pies and desserts. Café Van Gogh – a non-profit social enterprise – also does some fantastic work in the local community, offering cookery skill classes to local children with additional needs, to aid them in later life. Fantastic food, with fantastic ethics!
Having recently celebrated its 9th birthday, Islington’s Vx was London’s first all-vegan shop. It was also the first outlet to stock many of the biggest vegan brands and to import many new products. Vx also offers a delicious all-vegan ‘junk food’ menu, featuring HUGE kebabs, burgers, ‘chicken’ nuggets, cakes, doughnuts, vegan fresh cream éclairs and more, proving that going vegan doesn’t mean going without.
Miami Burger specialises in delicious and flavoursome plant-based fast food, but without all of the ‘bad stuff’ that many other burger chains’ food contains. Baking, rather than frying, and opting for sweeteners over refined sugar, Miami Burger is perfect for those who are wanting to be a little healthier, without compromising on taste. In addition, Miami Burger uses 100 per cent compostable and recyclable materials. Healthy, environmentally conscious, plant-based fast food; what more do you need?