Many restaurants across the UK have expanded their offerings for takeaway to take part in Veganuary this month. More and more people are participating in Veganuary, either as a continuation of their vegan diets or to eat more plant-based during January.
Whether it’s a completely plant-based menu a restaurant is serving up this month or a select few green dishes being championed, here’s some London restaurants showing up and doing their bit for Veganuary.
Green-Haus by HOME-X
From the team behind Six by Nico, Green Haus is the new, vegan version – based on their brand 24 Carrot. Aiming to be sustinable and ethical, as well as producing plant-based dishes, the recipes are all healthy and clean. Available via the HOME-X platform, Green Haus consists of an eight course sharing menu, featuring different vegan dishes to take away any January blues.
The perfect Veganuary dinner, Volume 3 includes Orzo Puttanesca with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cavolo Nero; Okra Pakorawith Lime Pickle, Celeriac, Boondi Chaat and Jaggery Goor Dressing; Borracho Beans with Avocado and Mint Crema, Pickled Red Onionsand Coriander; Khoresh Bademjan with Chickpeas, Turmeric, Roasted Orange, Almonds and Pomegranate Molasses; Nasi Goreng Cauliflower with Pickled Sumac Carrots, Compressed Cucumber and Toasted Sesame Seeds; Patatas a Lo Pobre, with Crispy Onions, Roasted Garlic and Green Pepper Relish; Pho Aromatic Broth with Mint, Basil, Buckwheat Noodles and Chilli Oil rounded off with a Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing, Cookie Dough and Roasted 100% Cocoa Nibs. There’s a bottle of Bodegas Alceño Barinas Sauvignon Blanc from Jumilla, Spain included too. Every dish is delicious and Green Haus most certainly shows that eating vegan – whether just for Veganuary or for longer term – is far from boring.
Not only can you embark upon Veganuary this month but you can also start your healthy eating kick with food and drink delivery service Kurami. The premium service offers a range of vegan dishes as part of the meal plans available and you can choose from different menus to suit you and your taste. Enjoy plant based dishes such as the Rainbow Burger, feautring a crispy vegan patty; Chickpea Tofu and a Pineapple Poke Bowl, using vegan tofu. Not only is Kurami’s goal to showcase delicious plant-based food, it’s also a key aim of the brand’s to improve gut-health and wellbeing through their healthy dishes and superfood ingredients.
This clean and green fast food alternative is exclusive to Deliveroo and boasts a variety of burgers and sweet treats on the menu. The signature burgers include the best-stelling ‘Classic Clean’ and the popular ‘Truffle Burger’, while a Mexican Bowl, Asian Satay Salad and a ‘It’s Not Chicken’ Gyros are some other dishes on the menu, perfect for Veganuary. For dessert, indulge in the mouth-watering Banoffee Vegan Pot or enjoy a vegan shake. This year sees Made in Chelsea star Verity Bowditch join the plant-based food company to try to implement the UK’s first reusable delivery system, falling in line with Clean Kitchen’s zero-waste strategy and aim to become an entirely carbon neutral company.
Plant Hustler Deli
Bournemouth’s vegan scene is adding another feather to its cap this month as Plant Hustler Deli sets to open its doors. The one-stop shop for al things vegan, the deli will sell a selection of plant-based favourites – across popular brands such as Moving Mountains, Omniopork and Beyond Meat and their own creations. Founder Aaron Bryans wants to bring more awareness to plant-based choices for food on a ‘high street’ level. Plant Hustler deli will consist of three sections: an on-site butchers selling plant-based ‘meats’, seafood and cheeses; a designated food-to-go area with hot and cold dishes and a dark kitchen, trialling a rotating section of street food style bites, for example plant-based kebabs, burritos and poke bowls. The e-commerce platform is not far off either, with a plan to specialise in vegan hampers available for nationwide delivery.
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No. Fifty Cheyne
The Chelsea eatery announced its seasonal vegan menu in celebration of Veganuary. Londoners can now enjoy No. Fifty Cheyne in vegan form after its Christmas hiatus. The restaurant will still be serving its famous Sunday Roast dishes, available for delivery, but will also launch a Veganuary Grill menu created by executive chef Iain Smith highlighting local, seasonal produce. The menu will consist of four vegetable dishes: Grilled Butternut Squash with maple syrup and vinegar dressing; Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with garlic and Tuscan olive oil; Grilled Half Cauliflower with gremolata dressing and Grilled Mixed Beetroots with sweet and sour dressing. Every dish is served with homemade cumin and chickpea hummus and salsa verde.
LEON has had its LOVe Burger around for a few months now but you can finally also enjoy the DIY at-home kit for yourselves. Each kit will include everything needed to create your plant-based burger at home, including Meatless Farm patties and a step-by-step guide. Elsewhere, the fast food chain has also introduced a Vegan Subscription Service for £6 a month, where customers can enjoy 30 per cent off any vegan menu item at the eatery, including the grilled aubergine box and cheezy loaded fries. After five vegan mains purchased, LEON fans will receive a free jar of the LEON vegan aioli and after 10 vegan mains, they will receive a free copy of the Fast Vegan cookbook.
The new LEON LOVe Burger At-Home Kit is available nationwide for £18 via £19 for the gluten free box and an additional £5 delivery fee.
You may know byCHLOE has the go-to vegan spot in London, famed for its guac burgers and other plant-based treats. But did you know they recently launched an alternative to the popular fish and chips dish, using fried tofu. Sounds questionable, we agree, but don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it as we were pleasantly suprised and would definitely go back for more. Friday fun is back on the menu, guys. The crispy tofu ‘fish’ comes with chips, mushy peas and a vegan tartare sauce so you’re all set this Veganuary.
This Veganuary sees itsu launch its new vegan menu, in a bid to make half of its menu plant-based. This effort sees the relaunch of the popular Meatless Meatballs – only they’re 60 per cent bigger than before, because eating green shouldn’t mean missing out on some grub. In partnership with Meatless Farm, the new meatles meatballs come served in a heart bowl of green goodness, sitting on a bed of wholegrain brown rice and seasonal greens, drizzled with sticky teriyaki sauce and spicy ssamjang. Other plant-based items on the new vegan menu include veggie meatballs in a Thai coconut soup with miso and pumpkin seeds, as well as vegan teriyaki gyozas.
Aktar at Home
Following quite the overwhelming demand, Aktar at Home launched its new vegan curry box – just in time for Veganuary. The Birmingham eatery has been doing DIY home kits for a while now and had no choice but to add a nutitious and delicious veg-packed curry box to its delivery offering. Aktar at Home’s vegan curry box showcases a range of popular vegan Indian dishes and is available for both collection and nationwide delivery. Furthermore, the menu changes fortnightly – to keep things exciting.
The template will remain the same, with a selection of curries including Khatte Baingan (aubergine simmered in a tangy sauce, soured with tamarind); Achari Aloo (new potatoes cooked with Bengali pickling spice); Moong Dhal Tadka (split yellow lentils tmepered with asafoetida, curry leaves and sundried chilli) and Keema (Quorn mince cooked with green pea). Perfect for plant-based eaters as well as those partaking in Veganuary, these pre-cooked curries can be heated quickly and are suitable for freezing. It’s a generous banquet for four, several meals for two or a whole week’s worth of delicious dinners if you live alone
Vegan Dough Co.
Vegan Dough Co. is reasonably new to London but has been serving the plant-based needs of those non-meat eaters throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The DIY kits are sold on Restaurant Kits and ‘The Godfather’ is the one to get, serving you up a delicious pizza, topped with spicy vegan nduja, broccolini and green olives on top of a rich tomato sauce, beautifully melted vegan mozzarella and a soft and doughy base. Let me tell you, we’re not all vegan here at House of Coco but this pizza was up there with the greats and we even got a cheeky little ‘cheese’ pull so both our hearts and tummies were left happy after devouring this plant-based pizza.