Evangelos and a friend from The Vegan Greek are a couple of Greek vegan chefs who plan to open a new restaurant in Covent Garden or the wider Camden area. They will be offering traditional Greek cusine -delicious vegan dishes but your help to suggest an appropriate place!
Requirements: kitchen and buffet plus half a dozen of tables for sitting. If anyone can suggest a place and give an estimation of cost please get in touch with them on their Facebook group.
“Our beliefs about food are tied to personal and social well-being. The Vegan Greek strives to promote the idea that a sustainable, healthy culture depends on humankind living as “lightly” as possible, mitigating the damage wrought on the environment and ourselves. Greeks have been cooking and eating vegan food for thousands of years. This healthy, delicious alternative to soy products and bland veggies will be offered in our new Greek Restaurant!”Evangelos
We would love to see the following environmental groups really embrace greener living by enocuraging their members to try a #LondonMeatFreeMonday.
We believe The Green Party will be even greener if it actively encourages it’s 16,000 members to think about how their diet damanges the planet. Their website search results show Environment – 691, but only 14 for vegan and 20 for vegetarian! The Green Manifesto makes it clear they care, “Human-made climate change is an unprecedentedly serious threat to our welfare.” and they want to ban factory farming & battery eggs. Thanks to Tom Acre at Southwark Greens for letting Thomas Micklewright talk at the meeting on September 4 2013, we look forward to networking with the group in the future – especially about Meat Free Mondays in schools & councils.
Friends of the Earth – all their local branches. We already have links with Southwark Friends of the Earth – do you have a branch near you that you could contact? Tuesday 17th September 2013 at 7.30pm Southwark Friends of the Earth and Southwark Transition Town will be meeting at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square London SE5 0HF. We hope to see you there!
Transition Towns – what is better for a town than healthy eating and teaching children to care for your community and environment?
The 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!”
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!
Welcome to the Kensington & Chelsea Vegan and Veggie Society. We hope to have a meeting soon so please get in touch if you would like to come along or if you can help. Find us: on Facebook here.
We cover: Albertopolis, Bayswater, Belgravia, Brompton, Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Kensal Town, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, Notting Hill, South Kensington, West Brompton, West Kensington, World’s End. Do you live in these areas – please get in touch.
Places to eat out and shop
SAF Restaurant – Gourmet vegan & living foods restaurant and bar. 1st Floor, Whole Foods Market, The Barkers Building 63-97 Kensington High StreetLondon,W8 5SE Tel: 020 7368 4555 (Tube: Kensington High Street) www.safrestaurant.co.uk
RAINFOREST CREATIONS: Wonderful raw vegan salads plus roti/wraps and raw vegan
cakes. Two locations: Partridges, Sloane Square, 2-5 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY – open daily Chelsea Market, Kings Road, London SW3 6NR Saturdays only. www.RainforestCreations.co.uk
Le Pain Quotidien, South Kensington. Vegan blueberry muffins, soya milk, breads and a vegan salad.
Happy Vegetarian – 288 Portobello Road London W10 – great veggie and vegan wraps.
DOWN TO EARTH: New organic vegetarian cafe and health food store in Kensington. 240-242 High Street, Kensington, London W8 6ND (Tube: High Street kensington, Kensington Olympia)
Tel: 0207 371 6987 www.downtoearth.co.uk Whole food store and vegetarian / vegan / raw food cafe Open daily 7.30am – 10.30pm.
We would love to know how many vegans there are in the world. (Currently counted 20,000!) It only takes 30 seconds so if you are a vegan then make sure you are counted! Please encourage vegan friends and family to complete the survey. Results below.
People from 110 countries have participated in the survey so far, 15% from the United Kingdom (of that London: 18%, making up 3% of total surveyed), US 41%, followed by 7% Canada. other countries make up 27%. 72% of total are female, 28% male.
Congratulations to Holly Piggott from @theallanimalvegan for coming up with the great idea. We here at LVS wish her all the best in her aim to count all the vegans of the world.
Massive choice – especially around Neal’s Yard. Including Neal’s Yard Salad Bar, serving great vegan food both savoury and sweet, and they gave me free ice cream for saying hello, maybe you should try the same!
Just Falafel, a franchise organisation with 1,500 shops across the world, serving lovely vegan falafel.
The menu is clear and the selection is great, with Italian, Greek, Indian and American versions.
There are 5 in London so far, find your nearest here. Find your nearest at
Camden Leaders and helpers
Robb Masters runs the London Vegan Meet up and says “Vegan since ’96, I always enjoy meeting more vegans and potential vegans.”
Bronwyn Slater set up the Cork Vegans Group about 2 years ago. The group has been very busy listing all the great vegan places to eat out in Ireland. You can find out more on their facebook page and their facebook group.
Bronwyn says: “I was to set up the group was the fact that I had been vegan for over a year and did not know any other vegans in Cork. The group had a number of meetups at local restaurants which had vegan options on the menu. I’m much more interested in the outreach aspect of veganism – getting the message out to people – so we’ve done a few stalls in the city centre where we handed out leaflets and a couple of vegan bakesales.”
Heading to Ireland? – take a look at places you can eat out here. Dublin has 2 vegan restaurants and a few vegetarian. Cork has 1 vegan restaurant and 3 vegetarian.
Here at the LVS we love to help out people with tailored diets, such as lactose and gluten intolerance. Have a look at the following for some food ideas…
Hello, I’m Nia and I love to prove to people that gluten free vegan foods aren’t dry and tasteless! I love being vegan and creating foods that people haven’t had since they were young and using different flavour combinations like in my strawberry and basil donuts.
I love hearing great feedback from my customers and improving products even if I was happy with it last week. I make foods from lemon meringue pies to nightshade free sauce growing up with allergies, intolerances or choosing a cruelty free lifestyle doesn’t have to be dull.