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London Vegan Census 2016

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

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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.

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Why?

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!

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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 meat-free-o-metre

London MFM mapWouldn’t it be amazing to know how many accumulative years Londoners have been meat free?

We could then work out how many animals we haven’t eaten, how many square miles of rainforests haven’t been destroyed and how many tonnes of ocean life haven’t been ripped from the sea!!

So please either comment below or email me on thomasmicklewright@gmail.com with your name, the borough you live in and how long you have been meat free and lets see the meat-free-o-metre rise!!

 MEAT-FREE-O-METRE GRAPHIC TO FOLLOW!

At the last count the Londoners on my list have been meat free for over 600 years!

Lets try and get us back to the stone age!

 

Camberwell Veg*n Society

Duncan and Nuala are looking for veggies, vegans and meat-reducers in the Camberwell, Peckham and Nunhead area to get involved in local social meet-ups.

  • Area covered: Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead.
  • Population: TBC

Next meeting date TBC soon.

Do you know of anything veggie in this area – please get in touch!

  • Bambuni – lovely café and deli opposite Nunhead Green – ask they will make a fantastic vegan sandwich, and Showbox App for iPhone 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).
  • Ganapati – fabulous indian restaurant on Bellenden Road, with good vegan options.
  • Dish and Spoon – lovely vegan soups
  • 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.

Go Vegan Radio

go-vegan-radioThomas Micklewright (LVS Leader) was interviewed on Go Vegan Radio  by Bob Linden about the London veg*n scene on 01/09/13.

Click through to the 19:50 minutes mark to hear Thomas Micklewright talking about the London vegan scene: http://www.goveganradio.com/2013/09/06/1-september-2013/

It was our first time on an American radio station (based in San Francisco) and great to link up with our friends from over the pond!

About Bob and Go Vegan Radio

We would like to thank Bob for having us on the show – we have recieved a number of emails from people who listened in – including from Canada!

gvr2Bob Linden, vegan for 29 years, animal lover and dog-spoiler, is the host and executive producer of the listener-supported non-profit production GO VEGAN RADIO WITH BOB LINDEN (www.GoVeganRadio.com) – the first-ever mainstream-media vegan animal liberation, health, and environmental program, now broadcasting for 12 years, having been heard on the Air America radio network, CBS and Clear Channel radio stations, XM, iTunes, TalkStreamLive, www.stitcher.com/GOVEGAN), with archives at www.GoVeganRadio.com and syndication starting soon on the Genesis Communications Network, the fastest growing radio talk network in the world – where Bob’s program will become its first “food” show.

Bob was honored to receive the “Shining World Hero Award” from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Mobdro You can support the show by donating here.

 

ABC’s of Nutrition

abc 1The ABC’s of Nutrition is aimed at teaching kids the importance of healthy nutrition from a young age. Health enthusiast writer Robert Orchanian, from Yorktown Heights, NY USA,  says the book reflects his family’s lifestyle:  “My wife and I have raised 5 healthy kids. Whether it’s yoga, weight training or running, in general, we all exercise regularly and eat right!”

Read the preview here: The ABCs of Nutrition

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Bright, clear and easy to read.

The foods that toddlers eat are the foods they will want to eat for the rest of their lives.  This is because in the formative years, organs, tissues and nerve cells are programmed in their unique window of time based on the foods eaten – like metabolic programming.  Another reason lies in the way childhood memories are formed.  Up to the age of about two and a half or three years, children usually do not form conscious memories, but instead are busy using their daily experiences to create the instinctive emotions and likes and dislikes that will become intuitive feelings in the future.

So if a young child learns to enjoy vegetables for dinner every night and fresh fruit for dessert, they incorporate these healthy foods into her developing subconscious blueprint for what a proper meal should be.  Not only does it taste good to them, it feels right too!

Clapham Vegan and Vegetarian Society

Clapham is an area within the Borough of Lambeth. It has a selection of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and shops but not as many as some of the other areas in Lambeth, such as Brixton.This tutorial will show you how to download and install the showbox for pc on Windows 7 using ARC Welder or Bluestacks so you can stream free movies directly from your computer

Leader: Marika Kulesza. Quote TBC

Contact Details

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Next Meeting….

TBC

Past Meetings

  • Thursday 27 June 2013 Social meeting in Clapham North, Lambeth Borough tonight from 7.15pm! Alkarmel Vegetarian Cafe, 95 Landor Road. 
  • April was at Carmen’s Tapas – its great to meet vegans and veggies local to the Clapham area.

Top 3 Vegan Hotspots in London

Which Borough do you think is the most vegan and veggie friendly? Will your local borough make the top 3 in London? Comment on this page to get your selection added to the list. We want to know the best 3 places in your borough!

  1. Camden – Cookies and ScreamInspiral Lounge Wild Food Cafe
  2.  Islington – Vx vegan shop (Caledonian Rd) Planet organic (Essex Rd) The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant (St John’s Street) Drink Shop & Do on Caledonian Rd opens late and does delicious vegan cake (as well as alcohol!)
  3. Which borough do you think should be next?

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Potential boroughs for the 3rd spot!

Lambeth – Brixton: Ms Cupcake, Brixton Village, Clapham: Common: Carmen – Clapham Vegans meeting place, great vegan tapas High Street: Eco – vegan pizza

Harrow – Yummy V, Karma Free Pizza and Saravanaa Bhavan. Pizza Village in Eastcote also has vegan pizzas with vegan cheese

 

Tower Hamlets – Gallery Cafe Hackney – Pogo cafe Southwark – East Dulwich: Indian Mishief, Blue Brick Cafe, SMBS, Peckham: Persopolis, Ganapati Richmond – Tide Tables Cafe Greenwich – what can you suggest? Lewisham – what can you suggest?

Post your comments below.