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You may think of the Holidays as a vegan as that awful time where your not-so-close relatives question your life choices and you are forced to endure a miserable evening on cold side salads as the only vegan options. Hopefully, this post will cheer you up a bit and have you enjoy these dreadful days more than you used to.


Events in Belgium:


Dec 9 - Le Noël des Animaux au Rêve d'Aby

Get your gifts, decoration and animal hugs at this beautiful animal sanctuary in Namur. Why not adopt a saved animal for your vegan cousin or grumpy uncle?


Dec 9 - Vegan Christmas Market Antwerp

Antwerp's FIRST vegan Christmas in... an old meatpacker warehouse! Now, Meatpack is an artistic location and perfect to get inspired about vegan lifestyle.


Dec 12 & 15 - Veganizer vos fêtes - workshop at Le Flexitarien

We are collaborating with Le Flexitarien to bring you a vegan workshop with two different menus for Christmas eve, to learn and to enjoy! A package with ingredients to prepare the menus at home will be available for order as well as varies catering options.


December - Rouge Markt.

As far as we know there's only one vegan stand on the traditional Christmas Market (La Papille Verte!), so we highly recommend you to check out this alternative market next to the newly opened Pompidou-Knal.


Order-in Vegan menu:


In case (like us) you don't feel like slaving away in the kitchen or need to bring something for your family gathering that shows of veganism in the best way.


Tofurkey - Voodoo Vegan

This marvellously seasoned 'tofurkey' is stuffed with a ground up of vegan sausage, chestnuts and levain Bread + Christmas spices and a touch of Cognac! Order yours before December 10th: it makes the perfect centrepiece of your Christmas dinner.


Vegan bûche - La Grainerie

These good-looking fellas are prepared by the kind and amazingly good chefs at La Grainerie. Keep an eye on their page for when orders go online. Warning: these might be too good to share with your family.


Fêter at home - Humus x Hortense

An entire tasting menu from amuse-bouches to mignardises by topchef Nicolas Decloedt for € 56/pp.


(More to be announced)


Gifts (for you to give or for your wishlist!)


Cookbooks

- The one and only Gaz Oakley Vegan 100 or Christmas Edition

- Bosh!

- Easy Vegan

- But I could never go vegan!

Cruelty Free Make-up by Rachelle or Lumabelle.

A with-vegan-message-imprinted-t-shirt.

A donation to an animal right group or an animal sanctuary.


Check out www.infiniteseeds.com to easily shop online.


We want to give a quick and heartfelt shoutout to our partner for the Vegan Dining Challenge, Lightspeed HQ:


Lightspeed Restaurant offers complete business solutions that hospitality managers can use to start, manage and grow their business. From taking orders to detailed reports and personnel management, Lightspeed Restaurant is an all-in-one cash register software. With the right technology, restaurateurs can offer a better experience to their customers and continue to develop the full potential of their business. More than 50,000 companies use Lightspeed solutions worldwide.


They wrote a great post on why restaurants should offer vegan options (FR) and are clearly on board with the vegan revolution showing up in restaurants all over Brussels.

We were lucky enough to spend a couple of days in this grey, cold but oh so vibrant, exciting and beautiful city! London is no stranger to vegan food and the deliciousness is so overwhelming that we'll need a couple of visits more to discover everything there is!


Our lovely local guide (and my sister!) Szaga gives us an overview of what there is to discover and to love:

Wulf&Lamb

Wulf and Lamb is an all-vegan restaurant where you can grab a quick lunch or dine in.

We've had some heart-warming comfort food such as the mac n’ cheese, the Wolf Burger and the Chocolate cake which were all delicious. You are welcomed by a very friendly staff and the interior is very stylish and filled with cookbooks!

http://wulfandlamb.com/

Chelsea, 243 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP



Merkamo

Old Spitalfields market is a big covered courtyard with plenty of shops and a couple of vegan food stands.

Merkamo is a vegan ethiopian food stand with plenty of options: you can get a colour palette of all kinds of veggies, the taste and staff are amazing and definitely worth the visit.

https://oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/food-and-drink/merkamo-ethiopia

Whitechapel, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

Mooshies

Close to Old Spitalfields, you find the famous Brick Lane where there are plenty of Indian cuisine, second hand and vintage stores and also this wonderful fast food place. We had cheese sticks and sweet potato fries to still our afternoon craving.

Drop by to indulge on this warm, droopy vegan goodness!

https://veganburger.org/menu-vegan-vegetarian-gluten-free-menu-london/

Shoreditch, 104 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6RL

What the Pitta

Located in Boxpark, an indoor town of food and (pop-up) shops, right next to the Shoreditch High Street overground station is What the Pitta.

There are plenty of food places with clearly indicated vegan options, so you are sure to find something you like.

In this all-vegan snack, you can enjoy a big vegan döner kebab with fries or onion rings and vegan baklava to top it off.

https://whatthepitta.com/menu/

Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY - Unit 52

Salaam Namaste

An Indian restaurant with a welcoming staff that guided us through their vegan options (as listed by the chef): we had okra and mango, a spicy vegetable stew, grilled aubergine, rice and papadoms. When we told about our blog, we were happy to hear they are working on a more vegan-friendly menu - where they'll use coconut milk instead of gee - so in the near future it should be an even bigger treat.

http://www.salaam-namaste.co.uk

Camden, 68 Millman St, London WC1N 3EF



Cruelty-Free & Zero-waste Products:

Suneeta London

Suneeta is a vegan cosmetic family business and the products are handmade by Suneeta herself. It’s all natural and their range includes products for hair, body and face for him and her. She uses the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda as her guideline and as a result the products are amazing and smell great.

It’s a very small but charming authentic shop you have to look for in the Brixton village.

What is great is that you can bring your own containers and they’ll fill it up for you.

We can’t wait to go back!

https://suneetacosmetics.co.uk/

Unit 111, Brixton Village, Atlantic Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PS



Culture:

Victoria & Albert and The Barbican

These two art institutes are first of all both amazing.

If you find yourself hungry in any museum, don't worry! In the V&A, you can choose a daily main course and add two sides. We enjoyed an open sandwich with artichoke and sun-dried tomatoes with coleslaw and a salad with lentils and broccoli and topped it off with a raspberry drizzle cake.

In the Barbican Kitchen, there are wraps, soups and warm course of the day (like the vegan lasagna we had!). Plant-based milks - as almost everywhere in London - are easy to find!

The Victoria & Albert museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

The Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS


Still on our Bucket List:

Genesis

Temple of Seitan

The Palomar

Sagar

The Canvas


Check out our Map!

Have fun!

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