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 allplants Raise Record-Breaking £800K To Take Veganism Mainstream

We're really excited to bring you some ground-breaking news for the vegan movement in the UK .

Our friends at plant-based food startup allplants have just announced the details of their record breaking fundraising round from a selection of leading food entrepreneurs, social impact investors and venture capital fund Felix Capital.

This is the largest venture-round raised by a European plant-based startup and comes weeks after a YouGov poll revealed 56% of UK adults think meat is unnecessary to eating a good meal. It’s a clear signal that the UK’s burgeoning plant-based eating movement is about to erupt.

We're have been big supporters of allplants since meeting JP last summer with both the founders Alex and JP having spoke at Vevolution events.

“By 2030, most people will be mainly vegan - not hippies or activists, just normal, casual and vegan. The plant-based food scene is growing by the day. From stylish restaurants like Bluebird undergoing vegan make-over’s, to celebrities like Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande and David Haye rocking plant-power. It isn’t a fad. It’s a social movement.” says founder allplants Founder, Alex Petrides.

Editor's Comment:

"Don't expect this to be the last fundraising round you hear about this year from UK plant-based startups. There is an emerging scene of people moving over from the tech and business world who are developing scalable ethical vegan businesses with the help of investors who want their money to help create a better world." 

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Vegan Food Leaders Inspire A Food Revolution At Vevolution Topics

Vegan Food leaders gathered at Vevolution Topics to discuss the plant-based food revolution.

We've Launched Vevolution Topics Monthly Vegan Events

The first Vevolution Topics, event takes place on the 7th February

The first Vevolution Topics, event takes place on the 7th February

We are excited to announce Vevolution Topics, a new series of regular Vevolution evening events starting on the 7th February at The Trampery, Old Street, London.  

Our first event of the series focuses on Innovating Approaches To Vegan Food, you will hear from speakers fantastic at the forefront of vegan food innovation and tickets cost just £10.00.

Tickets: £10 via - https://vevolution-topics-food.eventbrite.com

Date & Time: Tuesday 7th February, 6.30pm - 11:00pm

Speakers include:

  • Henry Firth and Ian Theasby Founders of Facebook vegan food sensation Bosh
  • Sarah Bentley, will talk about her pioneering plant-based community kitchen Made In Hackney
  • Jonathan Petrides, founder of plant-based home delivery vegan meals allplants will be challenging our perceptions about food

These talks will be followed by a panel discussion and networking.

Tickets are very limited and cost just £10.00 and we expect them to go fast with the first event just one month away.

Creating more opportunities for people to come together was important for both of us in 2017. These events will offer a great chance to immerse yourself in educational talks and meet like-minded people. 

Thank you to our Headline Sponsor Tideford Organics. Check out their amazing range of soups, sauces & misos and take their pledge to eat more veg!

allplants Kick-Off The 2017 Vegan Food Revolution

Alex and Jonathan Petrides, Founders of allplants.

Alex and Jonathan Petrides, Founders of allplants.

The vegan food revolution looks set to continue with pace in 2017. This week brothers, Jonathan and Alex Petrides are launching allplants, their plant-based meals startup, which delivers fresh frozen meals to doorsteps nationwide.

Alex some of you may remember took to the Vevolution mainstage in November to talk about the allplants story to-date.

Both the brothers have enjoyed successful business careers, Alex was the first employee of popcorn brand Propercorn, helping the brand grow from zero to 3,000,000 packs of popcorn popped per month. JP career has seen him work as a business consultant for McKinsey before setting up Africa’s first mobile bank in Kenya and health care provider, Penda. 

Alex Petrides (centre) during the entrepreneur panel at Vevolution 2016. (Picture by Simon Way Photography)

Alex Petrides (centre) during the entrepreneur panel at Vevolution 2016. (Picture by Simon Way Photography)

Brothers JP & Alex are inspired by cuisines, cultures and food from all over the world. When they started eating a totally plant-based diet, they realised just how difficult it was to find and make great-tasting meals every day of the week.

Working in the kitchen with chefs, restaurateurs and nutritionists, they developed a delicious range of handmade, plant-based meals.

allplants are serving 6 delicious, tasting dishes for two to share, delivered to your home.  Each meal is ready-to-eat; making it easy, affordable and nutritious to eat plant-based, any night of the week. In the future, they will be launching seasonal menus, and a wider range of products, so people and planet can more easily, thrive together.

Jerk Jackfruit, one for the spice lovers

Jerk Jackfruit, one for the spice lovers

Tasting dishes currently include Jerk Jackfruit, Moussaka, Black Bean Chilli, Claypot Tagine, Cashew Mac and the french classic Bourguigon.

Cashew Mac from the allplants range

Cashew Mac from the allplants range

At Vevolution we were lucky to sent a range of the dishes to try and we loved them. Our favourites have been the Moussaka and Cashew Mac. We were so confident about their deliciousness that we fed some of an omnivorous friend who really enjoyed them.  It really showed us that these foods are for everyone whether you are already vegan or just someone who wants to get more plant-based food in your life.

Both Judy and I feel excited about the flavours in allplants dishes, this is something the brother are keen to talk about. "There’s a real myth that “vegan” means bland and boring, or expensive, squeaky clean, diet food; we’re breaking that mould, making it easy and tasty to eat a nourishing plant-rich meal.” says JP, allplants Co-Founder.

Last month we sat down with JP for a catch up and to hear about what allplants have planned for 2017. And he said something that really stuck with both myself and Judy. We were raving on about all the great new vegan places and pop-ups in London and JP made a fantastic point that it is great being vegan in London but in many parts of the UK there is still a dearth of great vegan food. This is something we love about allplants is that the meals are now available nationwide. We are sure that it is going to be a huge success and we urge you to give their meals a try we are sure you will enjoy them like we did.

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