A cruelty free cuppa

You may wonder how tea, minus animal boob juice of course, could not be cruelty free.  I have been the victim of assuming the same thing when I bought caramel flavoured tea which contained butter.  So it is with great pleasure that I can tell you the whole range of English Tea Shop teas are…

Beat the winter blues with winter spiced ice cream!

What better way to brighten up dark and blustery winter days than cosying up indoors and drowning your winter blues with ice cream? Even better, how about winter ice cream? For me it is not only a summer treat and my new gadget the Fro-Fru courtesy of Judge cookware lead to me to creating some winter inspired…

Coach and Horses – Soho

It is your ordinary London pub with a good splash of compassion! Norman’s Coach and Horses pub in Soho serves only vegetarian food with a few vegan choices. You can dine either in the downstairs traditional pub setting, or in “London’s secret tearoom”. Slipping behind the bar and up the narrow staircase, it’s like stepping…

Delicious Devon: Russinas Tapas Bar

Tapas can be a great restaurant choice for offering dishes that don’t involve harming your animal buddies. Being able to pick lots of little plates of food, it’s likely to include potatoes, salad, veg and maybe even some paella!       The smart and clean Russinas Tapas bar in Paignton looked to be such a good…

Delicious Devon: Courtyard Cafe, Dartmoor

Dartmoor, Dartmoor, beautiful Dartmoor. But where to begin exploring among this rolling  wild landscape dotted with sweet little villages and beauty spots? Well, the one veggie cafe of course! Setting the satnav for The Courtyard Cafe, we arrived in the lovely village of Chagford in time for a spot of lunch.  The cafe and wholefoods store…

Delicious Devon: Visto Lounge, Torquay 

There seems to be a rather exciting trend afoot – restaurants picking out their vegan items and slapping them on a separate, exclusively vegan menu! Visto Lounge in Torquay happens to be one of those places.   We are not at a point yet where every food establishment had decided to go cruelty free and neither…

Delicious Devon: Guardhouse cafe, Berry Head

For the first in my Delicious Devon series I visited the Guardhouse cafe which is situated in the beautiful Berry Head, a nature reserve on a costal headland. The cafe sits atop the cliff and over looks part of the gorgeous South Devon coast line. The perfect setting for stuffing your face!      The cafe…

Animal friendly summer holidays!

Got your hols planned this summer? Thinking of visiting Devon? If not, why not!?On my family holiday to South Devon, with a little planning, I found the best and undiscovered vegan treasures and I want to share them with you!  Check the links at the bottom of this post for some well good tips for animal…

A vegan’s meaty night out: Part II

I can’t believe that I actually thought about not going at one point, especially considering the roaring success of the last vegan artisan meat night. Turns out, it was well worth lugging my suit case half way across London on the night before my holiday! On this lovely warm evening Hackney’s Black Cat Cafe had it’s front window’s wide open…

Baaaa-less kebab

The typical image of a lamb Doner kebab is a drunk person ramming one into their gob hole at 3am after a night out. Worse , you might see slices of meat and trodden on pita bread lying on the pavement the morning after the night before. Don’t fancy devouring a baby sheep but still…

Fed by Water and full up with pizza!

What a treat to be able to go out and have not only a choice of vegan pizzas, but a choice of vegan pizzas WITH CHEESE!   Sure you can get a vegan pizza in Pizza Express, but there is no cheese and no choice. Fed by Water provided a contemporary setting in which to sit…

Luscious food in Lisbon

What better way to spend time with your gorgeous friends than a two night, sunny city break? A quick search on Happy Cow for Lisbon, Portugal revealed an impressive number of veggie and three fully vegan restaurants. I was excited before the plane wheels even left the tarmac! The excitement was justified as Stansted airport…