Turn Your January Into Veganuary
Posted on 13 January 2020
Not only does January mark the beginning of a new year (and a new decade) it also marks the start of Veganuary.
As the name suggests, Veganuary runs throughout January and is the chance for people to try out a vegan diet, meaning they don’t eat anything containing or made by animals.
Are you ready to take on the vegan diet this month? Sign up to Veganuary and get involved today!
Why go vegan?
Whether you’re looking to try the vegan diet full time or if you’re just testing the waters for Veganuary this year, there are sooo many reasons why it’s a good idea to go vegan. Let’s look at the facts…
Choosing plant-based is the best way to reduce your environmental footprint, with the carbon footprint of a vegan diet 60% smaller than a meat-based one. The production of animal products places a huge burden on the environment and is a big cause of deforestation, land and water use and species extinction.
A plant-based diet can also be better for you. According to research, vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, while diets high in animal products are linked to a number of health problems.
Vegan food is also delicious! With the vegan food trend on the rise, there’s a huge number of vegan alternatives to choose from and vegan restaurants everywhere.
Check out the best vegan spots in London…
Tell Your Friends
100% plant-based and 100% delicious! If you’ve watched Made in Chelsea before, you’re bound to have heard of Tell Your Friends; founded by Lucy and Tiffany Watson. Based in Fulham, this is the ultimate vegan brunch destination with a freshly made smoothie collection to die for.
Young Vegans Pie Shop
You can’t go wrong with a traditional pie with a tasty vegan filling. From steak and ale, cheeseburger, mac and cheese and so many more varieties to pick from, this is defo a place you'll want to try out with your mates.
Young Vegans Pie Shop is based in Camden and you can even order your grub straight to your doorstep. Take a look at their menu...
Next on our list of must-visit vegan restaurants is Unity Diner. You can find this quirky diner and cocktail bar in the heart of Spitalfields and their menu covers everything; from tasty small plates and vegan burgers and hot dogs, to salads or indulgent desserts – they have it all!
Taking Veganuary to the next level
If you’re trying out Veganuary this month, why not take it up a notch. Being vegan is also important in the world of fashion and can include not buying items made of animal products, such as leather.
With so many brands leading the way with their vegan products, VEJA is showing us how it’s done with their vegan shoes. Since the launch of the VEJA project, 1 VEJA model out of 4 is 100% vegan. We can’t wait to see how this project develops over the next few years!
So, who’s up for taking on the challenge? Let us know what vegan recipes you’re gonna try out this month!
Catch ya later!