It's January - and that means it's also Veganuary, which has people shunning meat for a month. This year is slightly different, of course, with a stay-at-home version of a plant-based menu the order of the day. So if you're taking the vegan plunge for the month (and maybe longer) - here's our roundup of the latest vegan specials...
Island Poke (Takeaway or local delivery) have joined up with MasterChef: The Professionals finalist chef Philli Armitage-Mattin for their Veganuary bowl. It features zero-calorie noodle slaw as the base, with rolled mushroom and oat balls, and is topped with a Korean BBQ sauce, turmeric pickled pear, edamame, kimchi, pickled radish and a dusting of toasted buckwheat for added crunch.
Halo Burger (Shoreditch, Brixton) have teamed up with THIS to create a brand new vegan bacon, sausage & egg breakfast muffin. Aping a certain other breakfast muffin, the Egg MockMuffin has crispy THIS Isn't Bacon rashers, a plant-based sausage patty, topped with American style 'cheeze', caramelised onions, crispy hash brown, vegan Crack'd egg and ketchup. It's available at Halo now.
Tonkotsu have launched a new vegan dish. Their 'eat-the-bits' cauliflower wings are new on the menu for Veganuary but will be a permanent addition.
Atis in Shoreditch (collection and delivery) have teamed up with London's first tempeh factory Club Cultured for a Veganuary bowl which includes gochujang tempeh dressed in a roasted cashew dressing.
Patty & Bun (London delivery) - The burger slingers have just launched their January vegan special. It's The "Plant and Dec" (we see what they did there) and includes vegan fried chicken, ranch mayo, buffalo sauce and pickled red onions. It'll be available for January only, delivering via Deliveroo or Slerp.
Crosstown (Local collection and delivery) - There's two new vegan cookies on the menu at Crosstown - a Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip and an Apricot & Chocolate cookie made with oats. In addition to this, there's a new vegan doughnut - the Chai Custard made with vegan sourdough in Chai tea spices and with an oat milk custard filling, and roasted pecan cinnamon crumble on top. They also have a new Prana Chai vegan ice cream on offer.
Leon (Nationwide delivery) is launching the LOVe Burger At-Home Kit, in partnership with Meatless Farm, which will let you recreate their vegan burger at home. They're also launching a new subcription service that will give you 30% off food at Leon nationwide.
Dirty Vegan (Nationwide delivery) - the sister to Dirty Bones has created a new "Ultimate vegan kit" for January. With the kit, you can make two vegan chilli cheeseburgers (with Beyond Meat patties and vegan American cheeses, vegan buns, relish, pickled jalapenos, jalapeno dressing, red onions, gherkins) and Skinny Fries as well as an Espresso Medatini and two cans of MEDA Functional CBD drinks.
Honest Burgers (Local delivery from your nearest Honest) - they have the Tribute to Jamaica on offer for January which combines a plant-based patty with Dee's Table's apricot and scotch bonnet ketchup, THIS Isn’t bacon, vegan smoked gouda, plantain fritters, Jamaican curry ‘mayo’ and lettuce.
Bone Daddies (Local delivery from your nearest branch) have the 'Notkotsu' on for January which they say is London's first plant-based tonkotsu. It's created with Bone Daddies homemade plant-based tonkotsu broth, mushrooms, THIS Isn’t pork belly rashers, beansprouts, spring onion, pickled ginger and burnt garlic mayu oil and is available all January.
Pret (Local collection and delivery) have added nine new vegan dishes to the menu for January. That includes the Meatless Meatball Hot Wrap (a vegan version of the Swedish Meatball Hot Wrap), the Vegan Hoisin Mushroom Wrap, a Vegan Breakfast Baguette, Avo & Chickpeas Herb Wrap, Vegan Chef's Italian Salad and the crowdsourced Chef’s Special (with a recipe from a customer), the Sunshine ‘n Spice Wrap with coronation chickpeas, mango chutney and toasted almonds.
Wahaca (Local delivery) have also launched a new vegan menu for January. New to stores is a Mexican falafel taco, vegan nachos, a Black bean & cheese quesadilla (£5.85) and a Mushroom enchilada (made using Violife’s award-winning vegan cheese).
Oowee Vegan (Local delivery from Dalston and Brixton) have a new burger for January - the 'It's All Gravy!’ burger. It features their own plant based chick’n, house made gravy-aise, smoked gouda, hash brown and onion ring gravy barrier, served with a pot of thick, American-style pouring gravy.
Magnum (available nationwide) - there's a new Magnum ice cream that's just been released, the Magnum Vegan Sea Salt Caramel.
Yard Sale Pizza (collction or delivery) - has brought back its Texax VBQ for Veganuary. The pizza special features plant-based THIStm Isn't chicken nuggets, their housemade bbq sauce, sweetcorn, red onion, guindilla chillies and Holy F*ck Vegan Mayo.
Chin Chin (delivery) - have three new vegan flavours for their Ice Cream in the Post selection boxes – Pistachio & Smoked Salt, Pandan and Mango Lassi.
Floozie Cookie (delivery) - have a Black Forest Stuffed Cookie special - it's a homemade fudgy dark chocolate cookie studded with white chocolate, stuffed with homemade sour cherry jam and topped with edible gold leaf.
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