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800-Year-Old Portuguese University Just Banned Beef

Portugal’s Oldest University Just Banned Beef

The University of Coimbra in Portugal has announced a ban on beef in a bid to reduce its environmental impact. The university, which was established in 1290, previously served around 20 tonnes of beef in...
Häagen-Dazs Just Launched the Vegan Milkshakes of the Summer

Häagen-Dazs Just Launched the Vegan Milkshakes of the Summer

Häagen-Dazs just launched the vegan milkshakes of summer 2019 ...but the catch is, you need to be in Portugal to try one. The Nestlé-owned ice cream giant added two new summery milkshakes to the menu...
This Surf Camp in Portugal is 100% Vegan

This Surf Camp in Portugal is 100% Vegan

There's a vegan surf camp in Portugal that lets you eat plant-based food and ride waves for seven days straight. Green Waves is a surfing retreat located in Baleal, a small island just north of Peniche,...
Creamy Dairy-Free Portuguese Custard Tarts

Creamy Dairy-Free Portuguese Custard Tarts

Ever since I returned from my holiday to Lisbon, I’ve been raving about Portugal’s culinary national treasure; Pasteis de Nata (translated as Portuguese Custard Tarts in English). If you’ve never tried them before, take...
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cake Bites Now at Starbucks

Starbucks Launches Vegan Cake and Sandwiches

Starbucks Portugal has increased its vegan food options, adding vegan cakes and plant-based sandwiches to its menu, Distribuição Hoje reports. Mini vegan chocolate cakes with raspberry filling, decorated with dried fruit, are now on offer. The...
Parliament Bans Wild Animal Circuses in Portugal

Portugal Bans All Wild Animal Circuses

In a step toward improved animal rights laws, Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses. The law passed by parliament means that the more than 1,000 different animals - including lions, penguins,...

Switzerland Named Best Country to Be Vegetarian in Europe

Switzerland is the top country in Europe to be vegetarian, according to a new study conducted by the Eco Experts. The study looked at twenty-six European countries and compared the number of veggie-friendly restaurants available,...
Vegan Options Are Required by Law in Portugal

Vegan Options Are Required by Law in Portugal

Updated April 25, 2019. Vegan options are required by law across Portugal thanks to a petition. In 2016, the Portugal Vegetarian Society (Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa) gathered more than 15,000 signatures requesting that public institutions and...

11 Vegan Statistics from 2017, The Best Year for Veganism So Far

2017, what a year it has been - especially for veganism. As we head into the new year, it's a good time to reflect on what's happened in the past 365 days, and get...

Vegetarianism Rises by 400% in Portugal with 60,000 Claiming to be Vegan

Parabéns, Portugal! That means congratulations, which Portugal is well deserving of since a new report shows that the number of vegetarians in the country has risen an incredible 400% within the past decade. The Portuguese Vegetarian...