It’s National Vegetarian Week 2018, a perfect time for devoted Vegans and Vegetarians to celebrate what’s truly great about living meat-free. And also a fabulous opportunity for the wider-public to benefit from the pleasures of meat and dairy alternatives too such as Quorn!
Many people have been taking the plunge in 2018 to switch to a completely plant-based diet. Some supermarkets are releasing cheaper and wider ranges of veggie options. Whilst programmes on TV are telling us where to find them. And with the demand for vegan and vegetarian foods set to increase massively by 2020, it’s an ever-growing market.
People here in the UK are now eating 50% less beef and according to the Mirror, there was a 987% increase in the demand for vegetarian options on the delivery service, Just Eat, in 2017 alone. The UK is literally falling out of love with beef, soya and other dairy products.
In the next 4-6 years, the UK’s vegan market will grow by up to 25%, with dairy products like bread buns, not even containing dairy anymore and your turkey meat inside not even being… well, meat.
Luckily though this doesn’t mean we can’t fine dine! Entrepreneurs and Vegetarians themselves have spotted the gap in the market for meat-free eateries and they’re popping up everywhere, serving up some delicious flavoursome dishes! So, celebrate from the 14th to the 20th May and see what they have to offer from in and around the East Midlands.
Competition Time – WIN – The Vegan Cook Book
To promote National Vegetarian Week, Snizl are giving away this fabulous Vegan Cook Book in their latest competition.
The Vegan Cookbook contains over 90 recipes for healthy and delicious meals without any meat, fish or animal produce. It also provides important nutritional information and all the essential knowledge needed to understand this ever-popular lifestyle choice.
Places to eat this National Vegetarian Week
79 Broadmead Ave
Vegetarian/Vegan Plant-based Cuisine and Juice Bar and serve variety of Vegetarian and Vegan healthy dishes. Karmana concept is much more than just another restaurant!. Name “Karmana” is a Sanskrit word. Refers to “deed”, “work”, “action” and it is also the “object”, the “intent”. These three words are together used to describe a state of consistency expected of an individual. The motto Manasa (thoughts), Vaacha (speech), Karmana (actions) is usually invoked to imply that one should strive to achieve the state where one’s thoughts, speech and the actions coincide.
The Crocus Cafe
18 Lenton Blvd
Crocus Café is Nottingham’s oldest community café. Crocus is a not for profit café which is why the food is so affordable. It is also vegetarian and vegan with a focus on being fair trade and locally sourced! Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or would like one of our dishes to be vegan or gluten-free. So please go to the counter and order a drink or even some food – one of their lovely volunteers will be happy to serve you!
Wander through the doors of Nottingham’s longest running community café to find homemade, affordable and healthy food with a guaranteed warm welcome! Crocus also hosts loads of great evenings including BYOB restaurant nights and many more events besides.
130 Wollaton Rd
At Cafe Roya, you can expect Vegetarian and vegan cuisine cooked to perfection with dishes you’d had never expected to be meat free! Families and couples are welcome to enjoy the brilliant tastes of Cafe Roya!
World Peace Cafe
17 Guildhall Lane
This vegetarian / vegan World Peace Café in Leicester offers a peaceful environment to unwind and chat with friends. It is quickly becoming the place to meet for lunch in Leicester.
Serving Lavazza coffee, organic teas and indulgent cakes, along with a range of gluten free cakes.
Queens, Cafe, Bar and Bistro
Award-winning Cafe of the Year nestled in the heart of the Mansfield community. Enjoy fresh food as well as vegetarian picks and vegan options as well as a fantastic cafe culture!
The V Spot
The V Spot
The V Spot stocks Vegan alternatives to cheese, milk, eggs and meat, Homemade cakes, sandwiches and sausage rolls, Fresh bread, including gluten-free bread, Snacks, chocolates and sweets, Wholefoods, Cruelty-free cosmetics and toiletries, Environmentally friendly household products and Non-leather shoes, belts and bags!
The Natural Food Company
37a Mansfield Rd
The Natural Food Company are an independent health food retailer located in Nottingham City Centre. The store specialises in Vegetarian and Vegan food products and caters for those who have special dietary requirements such as gluten and wheat intolerances. The traditional shop is considered to be green and ethical and has an impeccable reputation within the local community for providing a knowledgeable and friendly service.
The Green Way Cafe
3 Snitterton Rd
The Green Way Café is a family run vegetarian cafe in Matlock serving inspirational vegetarian food. All food is made by skilled staff at the cafe using ingredients sourced using ethical standards. The Green Way Cafe supports local producers, organic growers, environmentally friendly businesses and fair trade initiatives.
Caffe Velo Verde
Home Farm, Car Colston Road, Screveton,
Caffe Velo Verde welcomes cyclists looking for a place to meet, recharge and unwind, or the public looking for a relaxing unique coffee shop which sells veggie and vegan foods! They aim to provide a place where you can relax, feel comfortable, chat and enjoy great coffee, food and enjoy time with friends.
6 Beechwood Road, Arnold
Dottie’s is the first 100% Gluten Free Tearoom/Cafe/Bakery in the East Midlands, established February 2015! Other food intolerances and allergies are also their specialities (Dairy Free, Egg Free, Sugar-Free). Dottie’s Tearoom is run solely by the family to provide you with a friendly service & comfortable atmosphere. Major brand products available to eat in or take away. Wheat Free Bakery Bread, Schar, Too Good to Be Gluten Free Pies alongside homemade cakes, Yorkshire Tea & freshly ground Italia Coffee.
Dale Rd N
Although The Shalimar offer meat dishes, the traditional and family-owned restaurant also specialise in vegetarian dishes too! Perfect for this week’s Vegetarian theme.
It’s a great atmosphere for families, couples and children to dine in and walk-ins are welcome at any time. If you don’t want to eat in the restaurant you can also call for a take-out!
The Vegan Cakery
22 The Wranglands, Fleckney,
The Vegan Cakery was born in June 2012 as a true not-for-profit artisan cottage industry, set-up and run by ethical vegan Michelle Orme in rural Leicestershire.
Established with the dual purpose of producing the highest quality vegan cakes, pastries and treats, while also raising as much money as possible for a wide variety of animal charities and sanctuaries, TVC has become renowned as a leader in its field.
All products are freshly baked to order by Michelle herself in a 100% vegan kitchen which has attained the maximum 5 out of 5 ‘Scores on the Doors’ rating with the local environmental health office. Fully insured, TVC also carries the required Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering Certification.
Scarthin Books & Cafe
The Promenade, Cromford
It is a vegetarian cafe offering vegan and gluten-free food. Serving organic drinks, teas and good coffee, simple meals with delicious salads and home-made soups.
The Cafe is in what used to be our living-kitchen – still homely, and only slightly less cluttered. Half-subterranean, light filters down from a small garden, where there are a couple of extra tables when it’s warm and dry enough. In between is the “vineyard” or “Ivanry” with a table for about eight. Alas, Ivan and Dave’s outrageous book-pricing decisions can no longer be observed here, and they have been pushed up another floor, or out onto the Prom. Nevertheless, this is still a cafe where lots and lots going on!
Koinonia South Indian Restaurant
19 St Marks Ln
Newark on Trent
The South Indian cuisine Koinonia has to offer is exquisite. With options for vegan, vegetarian or meaty, you won’t be disappointed. The staff are welcoming friendly and traditional offering the passion you expect.
“Delightful contentment and memories to cherish. Bon Appetit.”
301 Mansfield Rd
At Masala Junction, the staff want diners to experience something exciting and flavourful that reflects the aim of offering honest, home-style cooking in a relaxed, refined environment with friendly service from people who love what they do. The menu is inspired by dishes the owners enjoyed growing up around, whilst celebrating special occasions and it also offers a very warm insight into the food scene of Lahore. Offering Vegan and Vegetarian dishes, Masala Junction caters to all.
2-8 Stockwell Gate
Capo Lounge is elegantly spread over a couple of floors in a great spot, overlooking Mansfield Market Place on the edge of the Four Seasons shopping centre. We’ve a sprinkling of seats outside the front and a fantastic range of food and drinks (including kids, gluten-free and vegan menus) served in a really relaxed, welcoming space.
No12 Hounds Gate
12 Hounds Gate
No12 Hounds Gate used the freshest local produce to make tasty dishes that also happen to be veggie and vegan! It’s not all mushroom and risotto… They’re also working with the excellent team at Outpost Coffee Roasters to bring you the very best coffee that Nottingham has to offer.
The Allotment Vegan Restaurant
6 Vernon St
At The Allotment Vegan Restaurant create vegan and gluten-free sourced food like you’ve never tasted before. Fresh ingredients is sourced locally using the best ingredients. The restaurant brings an entirely new plant-based experience to the table.
Yaffle Cafe and Bookshop
Derby’s one and only vegan cafe, selling homely snacks, meals and cakes which we’re sure most people would like!
Named after the wooden woodpecker bookend from the magical Bagpuss, Yaffle Café and Bookshop is a café and bookshop in a cosy little room above a wholefood shop. Yaffle Cafe serve vegan-friendly mostly organic snacks and meals throughout the day to friendly vegans, friendly non-vegans, and the occasional unfriendly grumbler!
Make No Bones
85A Chesterfield Rd
A dog-friendly, vegan, vegetarian cafe serving tasty dishes for small prices! Make No Bones Vegan Restaurant, for people who love animals and love food.
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