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It’s that time of year again – the time for thousands of Brits lay down their forks and embark on a healthier, greener lifestyle journey by taking part in Veganuary.
Cutting animal products out completely is no mean feat, but luckily, this year’s effort just got a little bit easier.
Some of Britain’s tastiest restaurants have hopped on the herbivore bandwagon, and have rustled up a whole range of plant-based takeaways, DIY kits and cupboard essentials, all available for delivery.
So whether you’re a long-standing vegan preacher or just trying to introduce some meat-free meals, this list will have something to tempt you.
Arabica meze kit
Feast your eyes on this
Middle Eastern specialist Arabica has updated its plant-based meze kit.
New additions include butternut squash freekeh salad with orange blossom sultanas, clementines and crispy onion; aubergine kibbeh with walnuts and pomegranate molasses; and berbere-spiced cauliflower with whipped tahini.
Dirty Vegan’s Veganuary Kit
Get your hands dirty
Dirty Vegan’s Ultimate Veganuary Kit includes two vegan chilli Beyond Meat cheeseburgers with vegan American cheeses, buns, relish, pickled jalapenos, red onions, gherkins and skinny fries.
Drinks include a bottle of Espresso Medatini and two cans of Meda functional CBD, and dessert is Vida Bakery ready-to-bake cookies.
Dishroom vegan sausage roll kit
They see me rollin…
After the success of its at-home bacon naan roll kit, Dishoom has launched a vegan sausage version. The sausages – a mix of fermented vegetables with spices – arrive with dough balls, tomato-chilli jam, coriander and vegan cream cheese, and loose-leaf Darjeeling tea, chai spices and ginger for brewing masala chai.
For every kit sold, Dishoom donates a meal to Magic Breakfast, its charity partner providing free meals to schoolchildren in need.
Wagamama has pledged that 50 per cent of its main menu will be meat-free by the end of 2021.
It starts the year with a host of new vegan dishes, including chilli ‘squid’ (made with shichimi-coated lightly battered king oyster mushrooms), and no-duck donburi (shredded seitan and shiitake mushrooms coated in cherry hoisin sauce).
Brussels Sprout Ketchup
Missing sprouts? The Sauce Shop’s Brussels Sprout Ketchup has been described as tasting like ‘braised cabbage in a bottle’. Are you brave enough to give it a go?
‘Tribute to Jamaica’ vegan burger
Don’t get a bee in your (scotch) bonnet
Treat yourself to a ‘Tribute to Jamaica’ burger from Honest Burgers in collaboration with Jamaican vegan restaurant Dee’s Table.
It 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 (£14.50).
White Natural Ramen DIY kit
Ramen to that
Shoryu Ramen is celebrating Veganuary with 20 per cent off its White Natural Ramen DIY kits.
Each comes with warming white natural soy milk soup stock, atsuage fried tofu, spring onions, menma bamboo shoots, kikurage mushrooms and hosomen or gluten-free noodles.
Green Haus from Home-X
Scottish chef Nico Simeone’s Home-X delivery service is launching Green Haus, a new version of its vegan brand.
January sees eight tasty dishes including salted crispy tofu with fennel and pineapple salad, and pumpkin and orange cake. A bottle of vegan wine is included.
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