Last week we were featured in an article in TimeOut London called: Never mind the burgers: why more Londoners are going vegan than ever before.
For the article TimeOut reporter James Manning followed a vegan diet for a week and asked us some questions about the rise of veganism in the UK. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to talk about veganism in our home city. It has been a pleasure to play a tiny part in helping the vegan community here grow and thrive over the past few years.
We have to say that we didn't agree with the part in the article stating that veganism can cost up to an extra £2000.00 a year. We did mention this to the TimeOut guys who have since linked to Plant-Based News article on this subject.
Personally we find that following a vegan diet is affordable. We are part of our local organic veg bag scheme Organic Lea, this enables us to eat a large bag of organic vegetables for £16 per week.
Other ways we try to keep food costs down is by purchasing Sainsbury's own range organic products which are cheaper than 'brand' goods. And minimising food waste by making big curries and soups which we can freeze.
Although with amazing restaurants opening all the time in London it is tempting to eat out a lot. Just this week Club Mexicana open their permanent home at Pamela's in Dalston, London. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview last week and they have really taken their food to the next level with their new dishes.
On a slightly different note a record number people are taking part in Veganuary (56,000) and Vegan Life Live was a huge success. I am pretty sure any other exhibition a part from a vegan one would have been dead in the first weekend during January.
The popularity of vegan restaurants and events show the state of veganism right now, people are excited by this movement. I don't know about you but to us at Vevolution it feels like together we are shaping a new food culture for the world.
Join us at Vevolution Topics this February
Speaking of creating food cultures for the a new world. That is exactly what we will be talking about at our first event of the year Vevolution Food Innovation taking place in Hackney at The Trampery on the evening of the 7th February.
We have a fantastic line-up of speakers with Bosh! Made In Hackney, allplants and Club Mexicana joining us to share their wisdom.
Tickets are on sale for only £10.00 now and are selling fast. Get your's today to ensure you don't miss out.
And if that isn't enough to convince you we need to change things. Listen to some wise words from rapper and poet Tupac Shakur.
"It's time for us as a people to start making some changes. Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live and let's change the way we treat each other" - Tupac Shakur, Changes.