Veggie Vixen taster night shows how easy and delicious a vegan diet can be
Date published: 11 January 2019
Bakewell tart cake
Ditching meat and dairy has never been easier, thanks to the first of two free vegan taster nights at Veggie Vixen, Littleborough’s first plant-based café, on Thursday (10 January).
The fox-themed café opened in December at the former Wellbeing Café on Victoria Street, serving an array of plant-based dishes without dairy or eggs, including toasties, burgers, coffee and cakes.
This year, almost 2.7 million Brits nationally will be aiming to avoid eating and using animal products as part of Veganuary, for reasons such as reducing the suffering of animals, helping the planet and improving personal health.
Those looking at giving up meat and vegetarians looking at going one step further alike had the opportunity to sample delicious alternatives to popular supermarket items at Veggie Vixen’s Veganuary night, such as meatballs and sausage rolls, cheese and fishfingers, plus the café’s very own Bakewell tart cake – a delightful treat that went down a storm with those attending.
A selection of cookery books were available for perusing, including The Complete Guide to Vegan Substitutions, Bosh! – the fastest-selling vegan cookbook – and Aquafaba, a miracle ingredient used to create vegan meringues, showing just how easy creating your own meals can be.
Health and beauty products suitable for those following a cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle also featured, such as Original Source shower gel and Eden perfumes, as typical items often contain ingredients derived from animals, such as lanolin.
Magazines specifically tailored towards a vegan lifestyle were also stacked up for browsing, with café owner Naomi Rhys Thomas and friends on hand to answer any and all queries, such as where to find less mainstream items, eating out as a vegan and why a vegan diet is better for the planet.
The next free taster night takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 17 January.
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