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RESULTS! London Vegan Census 2016

Thank you to the 428 vegans who took part, we found out…

Veganism on the rise!

Certainly – with more people going vegan in the last 3 years than then last 30!

Rise in veganism

Young vegan revolution?

Young people, probably with more of an open mind and focus on healthy eating and the environment are boosting the numbers of vegans in London.

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Where do vegans eat out?

Mildred’s was voted your favourite restaurant in London, followed by Black Cat and Fed by water. 

Where do vegans shop?

Its great to see supermarkets catering for vegans more and more beyond the Free From shelf and normalising vegan food. Plant milks are also on the rise. Most supermarkets now have great vegan labelling, do their own vegan range of frozen food and are expanding their range of vegan sandwiches.


Where do vegans live?

Just crunching the numbers… we got a high representation in SE London in the order of Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark, – however this is probably just because we have most social reach there.  From website searches, we know Kensington & Chelsea is the most popular area searched for. Camden and Hackney are also known for being vegan hot spots, but under represented in the 2016 census.

Find your local vegan society.

Why are people vegan?

Animals are certainly the top driver for people going vegan, but we believe health and the environment are certainly on the rise.


Do vegans feel supported?

It’s good to see that most feel supported, although there was a lot of people who felt both supporter and then often discouraged or labelled as a fad.

If you don’t feel supported, you can meet loads of vegans at one of London’s vegan events.


Why are more women vegan than men?

Perhaps they are more disposed to being caring and thinking of others – its the same reason why more women give to charity than men.

Meat eating in many peoples minds is (currently!) linked to masculinity, and there is more social pressure for men to eat meat.

How can we change this?


Vegan before it was cool

Well done to those who were vegan for more than ten years! We also had a few people who are second generation vegan 🙂



Thank you…

Its great to see lots of you willing to volunteer, donate money and supply food samples. There are also lots of you running your own groups and events – keep up the great work!


2017 promotion… can you help?

Can you helpus spread the word in October and November 2017?

Email and let us know how you can spread the word.

We need bloggers, vloggers and anyone who knows how to tweet post and share. Is that you?

Why are we doing this?

Every year we’ll be doing a vegan census to answer…

  • How many vegans live in London today?
  • Which of London’s 32 boroughs is the most vegan?
  • What is London’s favourite vegan business?
  • Do vegans feel supported by their friends and family?
  • What are vegans prepared to do to help London become the MOST VEGAN FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD!

The census will close on 30th November 2016 and reopen on 1st November 2017 – see you next year!




London Vegan Census 2016

Vegan in London? Stand up and be counted to help us record the rise of veganism in London…


The census will close on 30th November 2016 and reopen on 1st November 2017 – see you next year!

Have a look at the results here and find out what we learnt.

vegan census results 2016


Every November we’ll be doing a vegan census to answer…

  • How many vegans live in London today?
  • Which of London’s 32 boroughs is the most vegan?
  • What is London’s favourite vegan business?
  • Do vegans feel supported by their friends and family?
  • What are vegans prepared to do to help London become the MOST VEGAN FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD!



Peckham Vegans

Peckham is full of vegan delights!  Scroll down for events, best places to eat out and how to get involved. Tell us your vegan finds on Peckham Vegan Facebook group or tweet us a picture @Peckhamvegans.

Events – join us for food and chats

Feb 25th 2017 – Vegan meet up

Join the Peckham Vegans at 12pm on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Caribbean restaurant Zionly Manna (48 Rye Lane Market), where vegan chef Jahson will be cooking us a mouthwatering lunch.

RSVP via the Facebook Event.

Eat Peckham Vegan Week – 20th May 2017 – TRY VEGAN FOOD FOR FREE!

Get your tickets for free vegan food here.

Help fund it – we need to raise £1,600, will you chip in £10 and help 3  people try vegan food for free? Donate now!

Eat Peckham vegan

Where to eat out and shop vegan in Peckham…

Watch this video for the low down…

Take a look at this map…

Eating out – the best places in Peckham

Zionly Manna – delicious carribean food run by Jahson, who is so passionate about healthy food at affordable prices.  Its also the meet up spot for Peckham Vegans.

Persopolis: Sally Butcher (lol) and her husband The Shopkeeper have been sharing selection of spices/food, run by Sally Butcher and author of Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover’s Tour of the Middle East

Nutkin – run by the passionate and friendly Kate, it’s Peckham’s very own vegan cheese cafe! You can get also it on Deliveroo too 🙂

Banh Banh – delicious Vietnamese vegan food – spring rolls and stir frys. So fresh and healthy, its a favourite of ours.

Ganapati: south Indian vegan food

  • Cool Cat’s Cafe – Toby Maclean (a vegetarian himself) serves all homemade food: pesto spaghetti £8, Butterbean burger in a roll served with oven roast potatoes £8, gnocchi in a pepper and tomato sauce £10,  hummus and sourdough bread £4
  • Bambuni – lovely café and deli opposite Nunhead Green – ask they will make a fantastic vegan sandwich, and they have soya milk
  • The Old Nun’s Head – serves vegan burgers every night and a nut roast on Sundays (you have to ask for no Yorkshire puddings).
  • Dish and Spoon – lovely vegan soup
  • The Rye Pub – had quite a nice vegan dish when we ate there recently – or possibly it was a modified veggie dish – a kind of stuffed aubergine thing.

Eating in – where to shop vegan

Puzzle Organico: Rye Lane . Renato sells vegan chocolate cake, smoothies and organic vegetable

Holland and Barrett – great range of vegan mock meats

Khans bargain store – great for spices and dates

Fruit and veg – Peckham is awash with fruit and veg markets

Want to get involved? Join us on Facebook.

We need a video camera :)

We have big vegan dreams for London, but can’t do it with your help.

We need to raise £150 to buy a video camera, a tripod and a microphone. This will enable us to make a youtube video series on…

  • top ten places to eat vegan in London series (starting in Peckham) – with interviews with the chefs and customers
  • Vegan parents top tips videos – helping parents cope with the exciting challenges of vegan parenthood
  • bring you all the action from events like Vegfest and our social meet ups

Will you chip in a tenner to help us tell the vegan story?

Email and we’ll send you our bank details 🙂queen


Tom and the teamflo thanks

May 2016 – a time to be Meat Free!

May is the time to try a meat-free diet!

How will you promote meat free living to your friends and family this May?

The Vegetarian Society have teamed up with Tesco to promote National Veggie Week 16th – 22nd May.

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They are giving grants to people (I got £50!) who are promoting veggie food and you can download posters and resources.

Like last year…

whiteboard promo

I’ll be promoting National Veggie week at work, click the image above to find out how you can do the same!

Friends of the Earth are promoting Meat Free May – check out their recipes and resources.


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Food tasting – More Than Meat

London Vegan Mums enjoyed a free tasting session courtesy of vegan food makers More Than Meat this month.Vegan mums

Mums and babies munched on delicious Lorne sausages, indulgent sausage rolls, meaty meat-free burgers and spicy jerk burgers at the event hosted by Aneto Cafe and The Flying Pig pub in East Dulwich.
More Than Meat’s chef Stefano and founder Barry Honeycombe joined the group to share their creations, all of which are high in plant protein, low in salt and have zero cholesterol.

The London Vegan Mums group has been going since the new year and now holds monthly lunches for vegan parents and children.

Find out more about London Vegan Mums

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London Vegan Mums

Are you a vegan parent (or want to be one!) in London? We are here to answer questions about life as vegan parents and run fun meet ups so you can meet other vegan parents too 🙂

We look forward to seeing you soon at our next meet-up..

Dates following soon…..

Previous mummy meet-ups…

October 2016 – Lola’s Vegan Cupcake taste test!! See what you missed..

April 14 2016 – Free food-tasting session at Aneto Café, East Dulwic

vegan mums tastingLondon Vegan Mums teamed up with plant-based food company More Than Meat for a delicious taste testing session.



Nuala, Abby, Clare and Laura



Veganuary success! Veganism on the rise…

Veganuary was a great success this year.

Vegan food and healthy lifestyles have really taken off over the past 6 months with it featuring all over the mainstream press and a number of high profile celebrities giving it a go.

vegan -1Veganism is on the up!

People were made healthier, and animals were saved…


Congrats to Team Veganuary – AKA Jane, Matthew, Clea and Sally  and best of luck with preparation for next year!

Spread the word to your friends by using these lovely buttons…

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