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Gaz Oakley’s Wagamama vegan ‘egg’ dish to launch nationwide

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Gaz Oakley’s Wagamama vegan ‘egg’ dish to launch nationwide

Originally trialled in two stores, the plant-based dish will become available in all branches next month   The Japanese chain-restaurant Wagamama, has teamed up with vegan chef, Gaz Oakley, A.K.A. Avant Garde Vegan, to launch a new vegan dish. The bowl comprises BBQ glazed seitan, caramelised king oyster mushrooms and asparagus, sticky rice, edamame, spring…

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Plant-based pop-ups join forces to create ‘Palestinian dumplings’

Starting from Friday 5th April, vegan Palestinian pop-up What the Fattoush? and vegan Chinese pop-up Phung Kay are coming together to present the culinary adventurous with ‘Palestinian dumplings’.   For one month only, Londoner’s can sample the exclusive dish at What the Fattoush?’s pop-ups. Find them at Hornbeam in Walthamstow between 5-27th April, and in…

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Harvester extends vegan menu

Nationwide chain Harvester have launched an extensive three-course vegan menu     The family-friendly restaurant now have five vegan mains and four desserts, accompanied by a range of extra options on the main menu, as well as their unlimited salad bar.   It’s the first time a major national restaurant brand of Harvester’s kind (casual…

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Scottish start-up dares you to taste better

A new range of plant-based meat alternatives has been released – and the founders are certain that the products taste better than the real thing       Glasgow-based DARING Foods say they’ve found the secret recipe to show the world that we don’t need animals for food. DARING’s new range of beef, chicken and…

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McDonald’s launch their first ever meat and dairy-free Happy Meal

Fast-food chain McDonald’s, have finally launched a vegan-friendly Happy Meal, as well as a new Spicy Veggie Wrap     The two additions are in response to the growing customer trend for more meat-free meal choices. In fact, a study found that 33 per cent of McDonald’s UK customers said that it’s important to them…

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Not enough vegan chefs to meet demand

One in eight Britons are vegan or vegetarian, according to a recent report by Waitrose     With a surge of people following a plant-based diet, and a growing group of curious non-vegans wanting to try vegan food, restaurants are struggling to recruit enough chefs skilled in plant-based cooking. To help meet demand, a new…

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New Vegan Comfort Food Restaurant ‘The Meet’ Launches

An exciting new vegan restaurant is opening in Clapham, and right in time for Vegan Month   The Meet is a vegan innovation from top London chef, Dominic Taylor, and is set inside Fu Manchu in the urban, industrial backdrop of a railway arch in hip South London.     The pop-up will make use of Dominic’s…

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Eating Out at Stem and Glory

Vegan Life reviews the plant based food at Stem and Glory’s two Cambridge locations   Stem and Glory have two locations in Cambridge — its Chesterton Rd branch is very much a restaurant, whilst King Street is a more relaxed café-like atmosphere which you can pop into for a coffee and a small plate or…

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Temple of Seitan Collaborate With Brewery For New Site

Temple of Seitan are collaborating with Lost Rivers Brewing Co at their Old Street site in London for a permanent residency onsite. Organised by BLAX-UK, there are going to be other pop-ups in the future, however Temple of Seitan is a permanent feature, with exclusive dishes available. Temple of Seitan owner, Pat O’Shea said: “We…

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Cardiff Vegan Pop Up Announces Permanent Location

Cardiff vegan pop up, Greazy Vegan, have announced that they are opening a permanent location. The vegan junk food company are setting up on the former site of Seasons Bar and Café at the entrance to the Castle Arcade. Owner Zoe Skinner spoke to Wales Online and explained that the idea for Greazy Vegan came…

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5 things we learnt about the UK’s first ‘bleeding’ burger

'bleeding' burger

Last night, we were invited along to the press launch of the UK’s first ‘bleeding burger. The US may have been at the ‘bleeding’ game for a while with brands Beyond Meat and The Impossible Burger changing perceptions about the potential for vegan food across the States, but this side of the Atlantic, we’ve been…

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