A free app which helps users find restaurants based on their dietary preferences is now available to download.
Vanilla bean, which was featured by Apple in its Best New Apps list, is the first restaurant guide that specialises in the specific needs of eco- and health-conscious users. The guide covers more than 1,800 restaurants in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and features the widest selection of vegan restaurants throughout the British Isles. The restaurant indicators which include gluten-free, organic, and raw, make it easy to filter specific results.
Vanilla bean has received a number of awards – including a Jury Award at the Show Your App Awards 2016, which is awarded by the technology press and the German news channel N-TV. It is available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The app was designed to appeal to vegans, vegetarians and meat reducers.
Co-founder Fabian Kreipl says: “Many of our biggest global issues can be prevented when eating plant-based more often. Sounds crazy? It is not. The biggest issues of our time are not Donald Trump or Brexit. The more important issues do not get the attention they deserve. We change our climate at a rate that has never happened before. The last consecutive three months were the hottest ever recorded.
“We have a huge water crisis and a rate of animal extinction that is only comparable to the big mass extinctions in the history of the planet. Much of this has to do with our ways of consumption. The good news is that eating plant-based food more often helps the environment. This helps you to not only stay in shape, but also save CO2, water and landmass that would otherwise be used for livestock; not to mention all the animals that are spared by that. Try it out for yourself. You can start by having a vegan day once a week. It’s a process and every step counts. We are here to facilitate the process for everybody interested in changing their impact on the world.“
Read the full press release here.