With 2018’s Veganuary (go vegan for the month of January) soon arriving, many people are gearing up to take the month-long vegan pledge, for animals, the environment and (or) personal health.
Perfect for a “New Years’ Resolution”!
On the same day that the next Veganuary launches (December 28th), the organisation will also be launching a book – titled ‘How to Go Vegan’. This book is jam-packed with quick tips for readers to make the transition to veganism an easy and fun affair – in hopes participants will commit to a long-term vegan lifestyle at the end of the month. (You can pre-order here).
To help participants find places to eat out, we’ve compiled the 13 restaurants which are offering (potentially permanent!) new vegan menu items and/or special offers in January.
13 UK Chains to Add New Vegan Food to Their Menus This January
All Bar One
This restaurant is so vegan-friendly, the Veganuary family recently had their press launch there. In support of Veganuary 2017, and following the demand to continue their vegan range from this year, many of All Bar One‘s vegan options have become permanent. Find Kale & hummus flatbread, Coconut & Vanilla rice pudding, Patatas Bravas, Crushed avocado & tomato bruschetta, Superfood salad, Miso rice bowl, Raspberry sorbet – with hopefully more to come!
Wagamama could be considered an accidental vegan haven, without being a 100% vegan restaurant (yet). Many of their dishes can be veganized, however they also have special dietary menus, including a vegan + vegetarian menu because “meat free shouldn’t mean taste free”. From salads, kare burosu, yasai itame, yasai pad thai, yasai yaki soba, curry and even sorbet and chocolate desserts – no one goes hungry at Wagamama.
Pizza Express‘ vegan options are growing – they’ve even added a fully vegan pizza; vegan Giardiniera, with vegan cheese! If that one isn’t your thing, the vegetarian pizzas can be made vegan by swapping dairy cheese for vegan cheese. This restaurant chain also has salads, starters, and desserts which are vegan-friendly or can be made vegan on request. We’re excited to see whether they’ll be offering something new this January!
Zizzi always have vegan options at their “individually Italian” restaurant. These include pasta dishes, vegan pizza with vegan cheese, garlic bread, salads, starters, sides and decadent desserts. Within the past year alone, sales of vegan dishes at Zizzi increased by a staggering 246%! Fingers crossed for vegan calzone, next!
Handmade Burger Co
At Handmade Burger Co, there’s not one vegan burger, but five! All which come on a sourdough bun. These are: Cajun Vegetable and Bean, Vegetable and Bean, Veg-Mex, Sweet Potato and Bean, Thai Vegetable and Junior Falafel Burger. There’s also five different flavours of vegan fries, two dips and three salads!
Pret A Manger
Pret has so many options for vegans and vegetarians – you could try something new every day and struggle to get bored! Pret even said their most popular products are vegan! Some of our favorites include Apple and Pomegranate Overnight Oats, Butternut Squash Dhansak, Avocado and Chipotle Chickpeas Salad Wrap, Super-Veg Rainbow Flatbread and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chia Pot! Don’t forget the Pumpkin Spice vegan flat white!
This Italian-inspired restaurant has vegan-friendly pizza (hold the cheese), pasta dishes and vegan cake. Bella Italia‘s website has their menu listed – helpfully, all options are labelled if they suit certain dietary requirements, including a red V symbol for vegan. Mixed Italian Olives, Zuppa De; Giorno, Bruschetta and vegan-friendly custom pizza are included!
According to Veganuary, “This chain restaurant has a separate vegetarian and vegan menu that labels which dishes are vegan friendly and which can be made vegan if requested” Las Iguanas even has tapas, tacos, dips and other food inspired by Mexico, Brazil, Peru – and vegan puddings!
Provided you specify you are ordering vegan from the vegan menu, Loungers is not short of animal-friendly options. There are options for vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinners such as falafel burger, lounge flatbread, Butternut Squash, Lentil and Coconut Curry and more. You’ll find vegan-friendly tapas, snacks, sides, and desserts too!
Veganuary say “There is a range of vegan options at Yo! Sushi restaurants. According to the website 25% of the dishes are vegetarian, and some of these are vegan or can be easily adapted. Ask to view their Special Dietary Requirements menu.” Options at Yo! Sushi include but are not limited to: Miso Dumpling Ramen with Rice/Yakisoba, Kakiage Vegetable Tempura, Kabocha or Pumpkin Katzu and Inari or Kaiso Sushi.
Although Caffé Nero doesn’t have as many options for vegans as somewhere like Pret – they do enough to make visiting well worth it. Vegans (or anyone who loves nice food) can grab breakfast, sandwiches, salad, snacks, a range of tea. Plus, all their drinks are vegan when ordered with soy milk. Watch out for the vegan mince pies soon, they’ll be labeled!
The bagel bases at Bagel Nash are vegan by default – not all the toppings are but you may be pleased to know there are seventeen vegan-friendly topping options. From the classic peanut butter – to marmite, avocado, and even jalapeno peppers – your bagel can be made just how you like it, and vegan! Bonus: there are also hash browns, drinks, and smoothies. All vegan options on Bagel Nash’s menu are labelled with a blue v. Different!
Pizza Hut’s long-kept secret could be how vegan-friendly they are! See our guide here. There’s a range of vegan toppings, bases, sauces, a salad bar, dips, seasoning and more – your custom pizza combinations can be as personalized as possible! Recently – Pizza Hut UK confirmed vegan cheese is permanently on the menu, the internet (including us) have been going crazy ever since!
Image Credit: Veganuary