Forget Dry January, this year's new year trend is all about trying to go vegan for the first month of the year - it's Veganuary. We've taken a look at who's doing what this month to help the effort of those trying to go all 31 days without animal products in their diet.
Tesco Wicked Kitchen Range
Yesterday we covered Tesco's new in-house vegan range, in collaboration with US chef Derek Samo, which includes ready meals, sandwiches and pizzas, with Wicked Kitchen. Find out more about the range here.
All Bar One
Popular restaurant and bar chain around the UK, All Bar One have launched an all new vegan menu for January in its 56 restaurants. The menu includes Crushed Avocado & Tomato Bruschetta; Rainbow Wrap (beetroot hummus, artichoke and avocado); Chilli Non Carne Tacos and Supergreen Laksa (vermicelli noodles in a spiced coconut sauce)
Check out the full vegan menu here.
Popular Italian chain Zizzi has a range of vegan offerings, including their now well-known vegan, dairy-free mozzarella, as well as various vegan pizzas or even a Vegan Dessert Calzone to finish off. The chain also introduced a slightly controversial Arcobaleno ('rainbow') pizza, topped with avocados, and is offering deals on its vegan menu for all those persevering Veganuary this month. See the full menu here.
Thai QSR chain Wagamama has always been a fairly easy choice for vegans in general, but they've taken it a step further this month introducing a full vegan menu, which includes dishes such as their Kare Burosu, Yasai Itame, Yasai Yaki Soba, Yasai Samal Curry and much more. See the full menu here.
Having already made waves with the introduction of its Veggie Pret stores, Pret has also introduced more than 15 vegan and vegetarian options to their menu this month. These include two new vegan pots,Rainbow Veggie Pot – Hummus, chantenay carrots, radishes, and mustard cress; Asian Greens Veggie Pot – Avocado, peas, edamame, and coriander with Asian-inspired dressing and a sprinkling of mixed sesame seeds; alongside new soups, broths and breakfasts too. Check out the menu here.
Several other high-street names are getting involved this Veganuary, including the likes of Las Iguanas, Ask Italian, Handmade Burger Company, Yo! Sushi, Pizza Hut and more, showing the popularity of the trend. In 2017, 60,000 people took part and the numbers are already looking stronger than ever.
Find out more about Veganuary on the official website.