Top 10 Chain Restaurants for Vegetarians

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Those of you who’ve been with me since the start of my Veggie LAD journey will know I’m a big fan of independent, pop-up, hipster-tastic restaurants and food outlets. But, the fact is, we can’t always feast on a mac ‘n’ cheese truffle burger served from a cafe disguised as a living room in East London. Chain restaurants have become part of our foodie identity in Britain and some of them are doing some amazing work for vegetarians. All the places in my top 10 do brilliant veggie options at affordable prices, so go there with confidence and enjoy! I decided to only feature restaurants that have more than 3 sites and have outlets outside London. This put some great places out of the running: ChipotleHummus BrosMildred’s… If you’re a London veggie, these are also great!

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Black Beans vs Beef – Clash of the Titans (Guest Post)

Black Beans vs Beef Veggie LAD

I am so excited to be publishing my very first guest post! It comes from West End actor and converted Veggie LAD, Stewart Clarke. He’s been on a mission to go plant-powered. As a man who has, thus far, made a living from playing parts which involve him whipping out his torso, you can trust that Stewart is proof that going veggie/vegan doesn’t compromise performance in the gym. Here, he sets up a show-down of epic proportions. Who will win? Beef or Black Beans?

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What Happened When I Gave Up Alcohol for a Whole Month

I made it! Yes I battled through 31 long days of alcohol-freeness and arrived the other side (mostly) unscathed. It was hard at times, particularly over Easter Weekend, but I’m very proud of myself for abstaining from my beloved beers for 1 whole month. I didn’t do it alone, I had the support of my girlfriend (who was doing it too) and some awesome drinks companies who sent me their alcohol-free offerings to get me through. Continue reading “What Happened When I Gave Up Alcohol for a Whole Month”

5 Reasons GBK’s Anti-Vegetarian Ad Campaign Was An Epic Fail

It’s one week since GBK agreed to remove some of it’s adverts from the London Underground. Never, since international singing sensation Susan Boyle’s team decided to publicise her new album with the hashtag #Susanalbumparty (wait for it), has there been such a misguided and baffling marketing choice.

Here’s my top 5 reasons why they got it so, so wrong.

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