It’s probably safe to say that the days where the sentence “I’m a vegan” was met with gasps of horror are (almost) long gone.
Vegan food is seriously stepping up it’s game when it comes to flavour, originality and style.
I remember way back, when I was vegetarian and, even then, choices were limited. They usually involved cheese and something carb based, so the thought of being vegan was completely off the radar.
Going out for a meal in a restaurant usually meant I was going to have a pasta dish, which I was fine with, but had there been more options, I would have been ALL over them!
The idea of eating plant-based isn’t about being bland, boring and ‘which vegetable shall we have tonight’ you can find vegan menus in almost every restaurant in London.
So, whether you’re doing it for the week, the month, or for life, your options are well and truly open!
When you think vegan, you might automatically think complicated, and the thought of eating out can fill you with dread, not knowing if restaurants fully grasp the vegan way of life can put a bit of a damper on the evening. Click here for the best vegan restaurants in London!
While super posh places used to be the safest bet, with their separate menus and exclusive chefs, sometimes we all want something fast, tasty, and downright dirty.
The budget doesn’t have to be stretched either, vegan food doesn’t have to be difficult or more expensive, it just takes a little bit of creative thinking.
There are so many vegan fast food options – think proper (vegan) hotdogs, dirty burgers, and American style cheesecakes. Most of them are even better than the ‘real’ thing.
After a night out when you just need to munch on a kebab at the end of a long night, vegans don’t need to be waiting to get home before they can indulge after a night out!
If you’ve ever been on Instagram, you’ll know about By Chloe. Actually on my list of places to visit this year, the salads look like they’re out.of.this.world.
The Spicy Thai is the one I’m after in case you’re wondering – shredded kale, chopped romaine, apricot sriracha glazed tempeh, almonds, quinoa, edamame, scallion, crispy wontons and peanut dressing.
YES PLEASE AND RIGHT NOW.
Vegan and fish and chips doesn’t really roll off the tongue but – it is an option!
Using vegan alternatives like deep fried banana or seasoned tofu, restaurants have found a way to make the good old British classic completely vegan. Even vegan Tuna is a choice – seared, sliced watermelon, gives the same flavour and texture as tuna sashimi.
There are so many delicious options for vegans and non vegans who fancy testing the water, or, just having a tasty dish that’s good for the body and the soul, it doesn’t have to be difficult to find somewhere anymore, whether your tastes are casual dining or 5* fancy.
The whole restaurant world has woken up to a new way of cooking which means all it’s customers get exactly what they want, well cooked, well thought out and well tasty food.