This month is Veganuary – an awareness month encouraging people to try vegan. In a month where diners are increasingly more health conscious and trying to watch their waistlines, Veganuary aims to promote a healthy way of eating.
To tap in to this trend, restaurants have been offering their own Veganuary dishes and menus. See our list below for inspiration when dining out this month.
Four Hundred Rabbits, London
Four Hundred Rabbits has teamed up with Pip & Nut to create a vegan special sourdough pizza featuring the producer’s peanut butter.
The Crown Prince squash pesto, wood-roasted beets, Berbere chickpeas, crispy onions, celery, sultanas and maple peanut butter pizza will be available in both sites located in Crystal Palace and Nunhead, London.
The Kitty Hawk, City of London
The Kitty Hawk has created a three-course menu featuring plant-based ingredients and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Dishes include: roasted heritage beets, horseradish foam and oat crumble; grilled cauliflower steak; roasted baby squash with wild mushrooms, golden enoki and chilli; pineapple carpaccio with lemon sorbet; and maple soya pannacotta with toasted gingerbread wafers and mustard frills.
Maguire’s Pizza Bar, Liverpool
Maguire’s Pizza Bar has introduced 14 vegan pizzas to its menu for 2018. Options include Things Can Only Get Feta (feta, falafel and spinach); Veg-endary (spinach, mixed peppers, mushrooms and spring onions); Quorn-ado (pepperoni, chicken, chorizo); Chutney Houston (feta, spinach and red onion chutney); and Hey Pesto (bacon, chicken, spinach, mushrooms and pesto). The meats listed are made from VBites meat alternatives.
All Bar One, Nationwide
All Bar One has launched a Veganuary menu which includes both small and main plates. The small plates menu features crushed avocado and tomato bruschetta; padron peppers; chille non carne tacos; and mushroom tempura.
Main meals include the Rainbow Wrap (beetroot hummus, artichoke and avocado); Superfood Quinoa Salad (kale, pomegranate, pineapple and seeds); a miso rice bowl with sriracha and soy; and the Supergreen Laksa (vermicelli noodles in a spiced coconut sauce).
The menu is available in all 56 restaurants across the UK.
Yard Sale Pizza, London
Yard Sale Pizza is collaborating with vegan junk food brand Biff’s Jack Shack to launch a jackfruit vegan pizza special, available from 15 January to 11 February at Yard Sale Pizza Clapton, Finsbury Park, and Walthamstow.
The pizza combines the spice of Biff’s Jack Shack’s Samuel Hell Jackson burger and the flavour of the Buffalo and Blue Cheese wingz sauce. The Yard Sale double-fermented dough base is topped with Biff’s crispy fried jackfruit, buffalo Sauce, blue cheese sauce, fresh coleslaw, coriander and a yoghurt dressing.
All Star Lanes, London and Manchester
Bowling-come-restaurant brand All Star Lanes has launched a dirty vegan menu. It features the nacho burger stuffed with polenta and guacamole on a yellow lentil and chickpea patty topped with courgettes and nacho vegan cheese sauce.
The Texas hummus is made with kidney bean hummus spiced with tahini and cumin, topped with mixed bean and sweetcorn salsa served with tortilla chips and hot sauce.
For dessert, diners can have a warm apple turnover made with salted caramel and topped with a dark sugar glaze and a scoop of soy milk ice cream.
It’s available at all five sites in London’s Holborn, Bayswater, Shoreditch, Stratford and Manchester.
Comptoir V, London
vegan restaurant, Comptoir V in Kensal Rise has announced a Meet Feast menu, created specially for Veganuary. It’s been designed for those who love meat but want to give vegan a try. The four-course menu includes tempura ‘shrimp’; barbecue mushroom ‘ribs’; vegan mac and cheese; and oreo ‘cheesecake’.
As part for the celebration, throughout the month Comptoir V will be offering a foodie challenge for diners who think they can eat a whole plate of ‘wings’, spiced with chilli from head chef Michael Ninvalle’s home country of Trinidad & Tobago. Times are recorded, and the fastest will win a three-course meal for two.
Harvey Nichols, nationwide
For the first time, Harvey Nichols has launched a vegan menu using seasonal plant-based ingredients.