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As January draws to a close I thought it might be nice to focus a little on Veganuary. It’s a social movement that has been making waves across society with almost everyone and his hat getting involved in one way or another, and it has definitely become ‘the’ cultural statement of 2018.

So, what is ‘Veganuary’ I hear you cry……

“Launched in the UK in January 2014, Veganuary (pronounced vee-GAN-uary) is a registered charity (1168566) that encourages people to try vegan for January.

Veganism is one of the most effective choices a person can make to reduce the suffering of animalshelp the planet and improve personal health.

Veganuary is dedicated to changing public attitudes, while providing all the information and practical support required to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible. Veganuary has had an incredible degree of success in a very short time and is changing lives all over the world.

Veganuary’s founders, Jane and Matthew, knew that month-long pledges were not unusual, but felt that it could be done differently, and perhaps more successfully, by focusing on the month of January; a time for resolutions and new beginnings. is the largest website of its kind on the web. With vegan recipes, expert advice and information, it provides all the answers to Why go vegan, but it is the support offered to answer How to go vegan that truly sets Veganuary apart.

Dedicated to providing this information to a global audience, will be translated into many languages, with this page being the first section translated in each. In time, Veganuary aims to have fully-functioning versions of in all the main world languages.”

The above was taken from the very informative and if you would like further info on the subject I highly recommend you take a wonder over. It really is a fountain of knowledge!

Looking back over the past month, Veganuary really has made it’s mark across the country, we have seen many restaurants, cafes and pubs upping their vegan game. Some have a dedicated vegan menu, while others have taken it one step further and have decided to go 100% plant based for the duration of Veganuary. Food manufacturers and supermarkets are getting involved too, many have released new vegan friendly ranges including a Dairy Free Ice Cream from Walls and Tesco are working closely alongside vegan chefs Wicked Healthy to produce innovative and exciting plant based, convenience food.

Vegan for Veganuary and Beyond…

The Blacksmith and Toffee Maker

The Spreadeagle 

Rehab Hackney

All Bar One 

Vintage Inns 

Pizza Hut

Las Iguana

Bella Italia 



Yo Sushi 

This isn’t by any means an inclusive list of vegan friendly eateries, most places these days recognise the need for a plant based menu and will usually be most obliging and willing to help. For more info please visit the Eating Out section on  This is all such a huge leap forward for veganism, the more mainstream it becomes, the more people will jump on board and you’ll hear no complaints from me.

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