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Dulwich Vegan Brewery Tour 29 Sept!

ClarkshawsClarkshaws is London’s first Vegetarian Society approved brewery, and all the beer is vegan too! Join us for a tour of the brewery and a beer sampling all for just £2.50 which includes a refreshing pint of vegan beer.

  • When?Sunday 29th September from 12pm – 4pm.
  • Where? East Dulwich – Unit 8, Tyrrell Trading Estate, Tyrrell Road, SE22 9NA. Bus numbers 12, 198 and 37 all run very close and its a 15 minute walk from East Dulwich and Peckham Rye Station.
  • Sign up on our facebook page, or just come along.


I will be there at about 1pm ish and it would be great to meet other vegans, veggies and beer drinkers in the area!  Southwark now has a vegan brewery!

See you there!

Southwark Meat Free Mondays

TRY VEGAN! Join us for a free vegan carribean buffet on 20th May in Peckham…

Our Aim: We want to see Southwark residents healthier and reduce our impact on the environment. #Southwark #MeatFreeMonday is the easiest way to do this.Southwark MFM map

We want to see 2,880 people (1% of the borough’s 288,000 residents) try a it by 2016. It will cut child obesity, is better for your health and great for the environment.

You can read our master plan here: SouthwarkMFMHandbook.

November 2014 updates!

This month saw 4 churches come on board, some enquiries by Schools, coverage in the magazine Jellied Eel and also our volunteer team is building – we have volunteers in Politics, Faith, Health and Media – and also flyering!


Help us make our vision a reality – volunteer today and help with make Southwark greener and healthier!

@lauraXsynthesis vegan pizzaGive MFM a go yourself in three easy steps:

  1. Find a free recipe and cook at home or see our Southwark Food map for places to eat out!
  2. Eat some wonderfully tasting food!
  3. Tweet us a picture @LondonVeganSoc or share on our Facebook Page for your chance to win a meal for two in London!

Where can you buy vegan food in Southwark?

Take a look at the map below (I would open the full map here) to see the best places to eat out and buy vegan and veggie products. Want a place adding to the map? – get in touch.

…or click the link to find the best places to eat meat free in Southwark.

Southwark_areasThe whole community is taking part!

      • You! – read the reasons below then encourage your friends, family and colleagues give it a go!
      • 4 Green groups – Southwark Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Green Party, Peckham Transition Town, Dulwich Going Greener., Free School Meals For All.
      • 3 MPs and 60 Councillors – are currently reviewing how to implement it in schools and council buildings, our Motion was  “For Southwark Council to officially support #Southwark #MeatFreeMondays and to implement meat free meals on Mondays in all the council buildings and the promotion of the meat-free option over the meat option in council run schools (meat will still be made available on request).” 
      • Schools – encourage your school to take part. It’s a great way to reduce child-obesity and teach healthy eating.SMFM Flyer Print me!
      • 25 Restaurants and cafes – ask your local eatery if they could do a meat free option.
      • 4 Churches and faith groups – get your congregation involved, St Stephen’s Dulwich did!

Email southwarkvegans@gmail.com to help deliver this flyer!

Why should everyone in Southwark try a meat free day?

earthBetter for the Environment: Meat is a high-energy product using large amounts of oil, land, fresh water and 90% of the crops grown to create meat are wasted in the process. The livestock sector is currently “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

healthheartBetter for your Health: Many of the world’s leading health organisations now encourage a reduction in the amount of meat people consume. Oxford University’s department of public health found that eating meat no more than three times a week could prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from stroke, as well as save the NHS £1.2 billion in costs each year.

Ms Cupcake Book Party 6th July – Free Vegan Cupcakes!

On Saturday 6th July 2013 Dulwich Books are running a dulwichbooksfacadevegan cupcake afternoon!

The event is based around the release of Ms. Cupcakes’ The Naughtiest Vegan Cupcakes in Town cookbook and we will be offering free vegan cupcakes with the book! Between 2pm & 4pm we are pleased to not only offer you a taste of the cupcakes when you visit the bookshop but also £4.00 off the r.r.p of £16.99 when you buy a copy of her cookbook on the day. There will also be cupcake themed colouring in and doodling for children. Pop along on the day see their facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Dulwich Books is on 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich,London SE21 8SW, Winner – London’s Independent Bookshop of Year 2012 & 2013

Dave of Dulwich Books says “Despite all the fantastical advances in technology and our ability to access information, you will never be able equal the pleasure of owning a book, opening it for the first time and getting lost in a great story- which is something that simply can not be replicated on a digital screen. It is not just the experience of reading that is vital, it is the process of walking into a shop and finding a book that will change your life, just like buying your favourite record, it will never shape your life in the way it should if you just click ‘download’”

Southwark Vegan Society

Dulwich Pitfield Brewery Meeting
Try some vegan freebies at our next meeting!

Hello! Welcome to Southwark Vegan Society. Get involved by…

  • trying some freebies at our next meet up: TBC
  • volunteering for our Southwark Meat Free Mondays campaign, to make Southwark greener and healthier.
  • Sign up to our e-newsletter, email southwarkvegans@gmail.com and then follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Southwark MFM mapSouthwark Meat Free Monday

We are working with Southwark council, businesses, schools, faith groups, health centres and the local media to promote #Southwark #MeatFreeMonday.

Find out more here…

This campaign will make Southwark residents healthier and reduce their impact on the environment.

Where can you buy vegan food in Southwark?

Take a look at the map below (I would open the full map here) to see the best places to eat out and buy vegan and veggie products. Want a place adding to the map? – get in touch.

Best places to eat vegan in Southwark

Blue brick cafeDULWICH

  • Blue Brick Cafe, Fellbrigg Rd, meeting place of the Southwark Vegans, great homemade vegan food.
  • Dulwich Supermarket, LL – vegan groceries
  • Barry’s, Barry Road. Vegan sausages, icecream, cream, soya, rice and almond milk.
  • SMBS, Lordship Lane (LL) – specialist vegan food, mock meats and icecreams.
  • Dulwich Healthmatters, LL – vegan health and nutrition specialists.
  • Pizza Express, Dulwich Village
  • Blue Mountain – some vegan food.
  • Mean Green Foods: Yvettemakes handmade quinola fritters, aubergine bakes and scotch bonnet chutney. Stall on Fridays and Saturdays at Captured on the Rye at 85 Pellatt Road.


Vegan Chocolate cake!
Vegan Chocolate cake at Puzzle organico
Middle eastern delights at Persepolis
  • Puzzle Organico: Rye Lane – vegan chocolate cake, smoothies and organic vegetables
  • Persopolis: selection of spices/food, run by Sally Butcher and author of Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover’s Tour of the Middle East
  • 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.


  • Gujarati Rasoi: Delicious Southern Indian vegetarian food
  • The Veggie Table: Yummy vegetarian food
  • Rabot Estate: Monmouth Espresso based coffee drinks with soy milk options
  • Blueprint Café: Wonderful vegan food – they even made us our own printed vegan menu. Great for fine vegan dining in SE1!

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