Tag Archives: vegan

#FlyerFriday

LVS Flyer thumbnailIf we posted some of these flyers to you, could you put them in your local shops / cafes? Every #FlyerFriday we take to twitter to enocurage people to spread the word through print.

Social media is important but flyers in cafes are still a brilliant way to spread the message and find veggies and vegans who don’t already know about their local veg*n society.

Therefore, please could you:

 

Greek Vegans need your help for new Camden bistro!

greekvegEvangelos 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

 

Haringey Veggie Society

We are looking for more veggies, vegans and meat reducers in Haringey! Find us on Facebook: Haringey. Thanks to Connie for signing up to help out!

  • Areas we cover: TBC
  • Members: 10
  • Meeting Place:TBC when we find someone to organise the next meeting! 🙂
  • Borough Leader: Luke Berman
  • Borough Population: TBC

Hotspots

Eating out

Can you suggest anywhere?

Schools

We are looking for schools to do Meat Free Days – leave a comment if you know of any…

Faith groups

We are looking for Churches and other Faith groups to do Meat Free Days – leave a comment if you know of any…

LMFM Green Groups

Are you part of an environmental group in London?

We would love to see the following environmental groups really embrace greener living by enocuraging their members to try a #LondonMeatFreeMonday.

greenpartyWe 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.

FOE logoFriends 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!

TransitionNetwork-Logo-WebTransition Towns – what is better for a town than healthy eating and teaching children to care for your community and environment?

 

If you are the local contact/ member for one of these groups please get in touch.

London groups who are supporting #LondonMeatFreeMondays

  • Southwark Green Party & Waltham Forest Green Party
  • Dulwich Going Greener

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!

Kensington & Chelsea Vegan and Veggie Society

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Down to Earth, in Kensington. Have you been?

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

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RAINFOREST CREATIONS: Wonderful raw vegan salads plus roti/wraps and raw vegan
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. 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-london-2DOWN 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.

Ricardo’s Italian on Fulham Rd has a vegan menu.

 

The Big Vegan Count

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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.

HOW? Click here to be counted: The Big Vegan Count!

Do you live in London? Make sure you find your local London vegan society and get involved in making London the most vegan friendly city in the whole world!

Follow us on Twitter: @LondonVeganSoc or Facebook: London Vegan Societies

Survey results so far…

Over 20,000 people have now completed the survey!

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.

Camden Vegans

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Inspiral Lounge – Camden

Perhaps the most vegan borough in London?

Come along to our next Camden vegans Hangout – info on Facebook and check out the great places to eat out below…

HELP US GET A REGULAR CAMDEN VEGAN MEET UPS SET UP

Join the HACKNEY VEGANS GROUP on Facebook and share all your vegan findings… We also need event organisers and people to help admin the Hackney Facebook page so please get in touch on hello@londonvegansocieties.com

HELP US CREATE A VEGAN CAMDEN FLYER…

We want to create one of these flyers, but for Camden. Can you help? Get in touch… on hello@londonvegansocieties.com

Eating vegan in Camden…

Check out this map Robb has put together of all the great vegan places to eat out in Camden…

Inspiral Lounge (pictured above) and Cookies and Scream and a number of other vegan delights!

Covent Garden Area

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!

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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

Wild Food Cafe, a raw vegan cafe with lots of healthy options.
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Free ice cream from Neal Yard’s Salad Bar – thanks guys!

 

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I chose the chocolate muffin, but there were loads of vegan/GF options!

 

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Neal’s Yard Salad Bar – great vegan selection and seating area.
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Food for Thought – London’s oldest veggie/vegan cafe – started in the 1960s.

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.”

Irish Vegans!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERABronwyn 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.

Allergy Free Food!

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! glutenfreeniaI 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.

For more info see Nia’s Allergy Friendly Foods on here website, twitter page or email niasfoods@gmail.com.