It's National Vegetarian Week - What's On

Today marks the start of the 2021 National Vegetarian Week, running from 10-16th May. We take a look at what's going on during this year's celebration.

The Vegetarian Society, the organisation behind National Vegetarian Week, has launched the Veggie 123 challenge which challenges people to go Vegetarian for one week and to nominate two friends to do so with you, as well as donating £3 to the Vegetarian Society. To help with this challenge, the Vegetarian Society has launched a Veggie 123 challenge kit packed with recipes, tips and discounts.

Find out more about the Veggie 123 challenge here.

In the United States, not linked to the UK's National Vegetarian Week but well timed nonetheless, the iconic New York Restaurant Eleven Madison Park has announced its ditching meat and seafood in favour of a fully vegan menu, in time for its reopening on 10th June after temporarily closing its doors during the pandemic.

Chef Daniel Humm recently announced news of the change in a blog post on the restaurant's website, saying:

"It was clear that after everything we all experienced this past year, we couldn't open the same restaurant.

"With that in mind, I'm excited to share that we've made the decision to serve a plant-based menu in which we do not use any animal products — every dish is made from vegetables, both from the earth and the sea, as well as fruits, legumes, fungi, grains, and so much more."

Find out more about the news over on EMP's website here.