This January we’ve seen Veganuary in full swing. You can’t but admire the team for showing people what happens behind closed doors at farms and factories. The Veganuary team are breaking through the marketing and showing the harsh reality. They’re helping people make the connection.
As a result there has been an increase in demand for vegan and cruelty free products. This January it has been hard to keep up with the number of vegan product launches and menu releases, but I’m not complaining. The more the merrier.
Here’s what I’ve been loving this January
The Vegan Kind lifestyle subscription box introduced me to a few new products this January, two of which I’ve really enjoyed.
Schlagfix Schlagcreme Vegan Whipped Spray Cream
Over Christmas i’d wanted to get my hands on some vegan whipped cream but hadn’t managed to, so i was delighted when it arrived in my Vegan Kind box. I’ve been enjoying it on hot chocolates and pancakes. To me it tastes very similar to dairy whipped cream, but it does melt a bit faster.
Free From Fellows Rhubarb and Custard Sweets
Since i was little i’ve always carried around boiled sweets. One of my big fears is getting a tickle in your throat that makes you cough. For this reason you’ll never see me without a bottle of water, and just in case that runs out i have boiled sweets as my back up.
When i first saw these i was sceptical as i’m not a fan of custard, but the combination works well together. It’s hard to believe they’re sugar free. I’ve got my order in for another pack already.
Moo Free Caramelised Hazelnut Cacau Nibs Chocolate
When i first became vegan i did try some Moo Free chocolate and discarded it. However over time my tastebuds have definitely changed and i really did enjoy this particular Moo Free chocolate that i received at Christmas. The Cacau Nibs are crunchy and sweet and the bar didn’t last long. I’ve been trying to buy it since but my it’s always sold out in my local Waitrose!
If you’re looking for vegan afternoon tea in London then look no further than Lele’s in Hackney. A little out of the way but the quality and quantity of food you get makes it worthwhile. You can read a full review here.
Piecaramba isn’t a vegan restaurant but they do have three vegan pies to choose from including vegan mash. The interior is super quirky with a comic book theme. This January was the third time that i made a visit to Piecaramba. You know that you love a place when you are prepared to travel for it. You can read more about Piecaramba in this post here.
One meal that i’ve reached for frequently this month as i’ve been on the move has been Leon’s Brazilian Black Bean Stew with brown rice. It’s Leon’s take on the traditional Brazilian feijoada. It’s such a hearty and wholesome meal that will warm you from the inside out and for less that £5 you can’t go wrong.
There you have it, my January vegan favourites. I’ve tried so many new things this month that i’ve liked but these are the ones that have stood out for me.
What have you been loving this January? Let me know in the comments below.