Hello! I live in the UK and I know there are one or to of you out there who share the same soil, but i just thought i'd start a thread where all us UK residents can mingle and support. Don't get me wrong the American community and support on here is amazing, but it might be useful to share stores, restaurants, brands and also vegan info and environmental info, websites, reports etc that are english/from the UK. So come on here and say hi!
I'm in the UK too Emma. Creating a UK thread is a very good idea. My tip is try and buy fresh fruit from any food market you have access to especially Farmers Markets because they are direct from the farm to you. I usually go to Portobello Road and Covent Garden because they are areas where I frequently go. I only buy meat from butchers, seafood from fish mongers, bread from the bakery and on the off chance I run out of veg or fruit I use my local greengrocer. Its well worth buying from local businesses rather than buying things packaged and not-so-fresh and overpriced from Sainsbury's, Tesco, M & S Morrisson's etc. You can't beat the quality of fresh food from local shops I mention above. We have to support butchers, greengrocers, bakery's and fishmongers or they'll close and then we'll all have to put up with styrophone packaging and plastic which isn't good for the environment. I'm also buying local to reduce my carbon footprint.
Hi, I've only just joined just because there was a UK thread going! Just to quickly say hello, I'm Hannah from Essex, Vegetarian flirting with vegan food.
I was just wondering if anyone here grew their own veg? I'm thinking of starting up a vegetable patch next year yet I have no idea when to start getting the soil ready, any hints and tips would be amazing. Thanks! Hannah.
hi! I was wondering if any of you know where i can get daikon from - there's nowhere locally around where i live that grow it, is there an online company (UK) that distribute it? SO annoying! i may have to start growing it myself! hope you're all well! xx
Hi, I'm Katy, from Essex, and I work in London. I was vegan for 3 years, then became vegetarian in Oct '08, but am today going back to vegan! There's a good little health shop right near where I work, near Spitlefields Market. I went in there today on the hunt for brown rice syrup and shredded coconut as I am planning on making my own granola for breakfast. I've read the superhero part in TKD but I think it's too much for me right now, I'm just happy to be back on the straight & narrow of being vegan. I did look to see if they have some of the superhero ingredients though, and was shocked at how much a small jar of umeboshi plums are - £8.69! They had pickled daikon in there, but I wouldn't have a clue where to buy fresh... I wonder if the Wholefoods Shop in Kensington might stock it...? Also, I'd like to make the peanut butter cups everyone's raving about, but wouldn't know what to substitute Graham Crackers with, as I wouldn't know where to get them from :-(
hey katy! i know, i can only find pickled daikon or dried, not fresh. I'm living in south devon at the moment, which makes it even more limited! i just want to make the teas! what type of crackers are they - i'm sure there's loads you can use instead just find crackers with similar ingredients. xx
Or even grahams cereal now called curriously cinnamon.
I haven't tried looking for daikon yet. But its an oriental veg so maybe local chinese market.
I was looking into an allotment a few years ago and found some community run allotments, which sound quite good. Basically its a large allotment that is tended to by a group of people who share the produce meaning less work, ideal for beginners and good way of making new friends, and less time consuming
Hi everyone I'm new and live in Leeds :) I am really excited that I have found this website, I have been about 90% vegan for 5 days now and already feel great! I can't wait to finish off my old food so I have all good things in my cupboards :)
Just a quick question - does anyone know if Lindt 70% chocolate is vegan? I looked on the Animal Free Shopper and it says it is, but on the packet it says may contain traces of milk. Should I ignore 'traces' or not? Thanks! :)