Hands up who’s giving Veganuary a go?
Every January, Veganuary invites people to try going vegan for the month and possibly beyond – last year saw more than 250,000 signing up to the campaign.
If you’ve decided to try a meat-free start to the new year, we’re here to help by rounding up just some of the plant-based treats you can find here at Festival Place.
Following on from the success of its famous Vegan Sausage Roll, Greggs has now introduced a Vegan Steak Bake. A parcel of latticed dairy-free puff pastry contains a rich filling of Quorn meat substitute, onions and gravy – why not swap this January and see if you can tell the difference?
Did you ever think tuna could be made from watermelon? Well, now it can, thanks to Wagamama, which has introduced a vegan ‘tuna’ steak made from the dehydrated fruit. The watermelon slice is seared and served hot, giving it the look and texture of tuna sashimi. It comes with a miso sesame sauce on a bed of white rice, radish, kale, tenderstem broccoli, avocado, edamame beans and tofu guacamole. The dish will be on the menu throughout January
The famous chocolate masters have created a 45% Nutmilk bar that’s made from hazelnuts and tastes like creamy milk chocolate. It’s taken them five years to perfect, and shoppers can try a complimentary taste in store.
Doughnut lovers rejoice –Dum Dum Donutterie is offering five vegan options for Veganuary, all baked not fried and created fresh daily. Mmmmmm, doughnuts!
There’s plenty of options for vegans and those wanting to give it a go at Pizza Express this January. Try a vegan version of the dough ball classic, follow up with a spicy Calzone Verdure with smoky tomato harissa, hot chili, roasted peppers, aubergine and courgette, and finish off with two scoops of coconut or raspberry sorbet.
Pizza Hut has introduced a new vegan Pepperphoni Pizza - a great name for the new meat-free option created especially for Veganuary using pea protein.
The Cosy Club
You’ll be spoilt for choice this Veganuary at The Cosy Club. Start with a hearty vegan breakfast of falafel, grilled tomato, field mushroom, roasted peppers, spinach, potato rosti and baked beans with sourdough toast. Later in the day, try roast turmeric cauliflower, vegan fish and chips, or perhaps a falafel and hummus sandwich.
Fresh for Veganuary, Pret has launched its Very Berry croissant – dairy-free flaky pastry filled with a sweet berry compote and sprinkled with sugar. More than 20 million croissants are sold at Pret stores every year, so this new vegan alternative might prove popular…
Nando’s – that does chicken, right? Ok, so this may not be the first place you’d think of for vegans, but the popular chain has introduced a vegan version of its iconic PERinaise for Veganuary – a plant-based twist on its popular sauce. Nando’s is promising it tastes just as good as the original, making it perfect for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians looking to spice up their chips.
Burger King’s new Rebel Whopper might not be for vegans – it’s cooked on the meat grill – but it is perfect for those wanting to try a plant-based alternative to a regular burger. The flame-grilled soy patty is topped with tomatoes, lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, onions and pickles.