Category Archives: Eating out is difficult

The Sandbar Restaurant on the Broadway in Leigh on Sea

There’s not a huge list of vegan restaurants in Leigh and this was my first visit to the Sandbar. While there is, of course, the wonderful Oak Tree Market, which I do visit fairly regularly, other than that it’s a little sparse for vegan food.

Leigh on Sea is big on seafood, the clue is in the name. As a result, there’s far more seafood restaurants than vegan restaurants. And we’re in Essex. All these factors contribute to a meaty menu in most places. Continue reading

Great Vegan Food at a Wedding in Frome

Vegan Wedding Food
Vegan Wedding Food – soup starter

Vegan food choices tend to be limited at weddings but with forward planning this doesn’t tend to be an issue this day and age. I went to a wedding last weekend and the food for the one and only vegan was pretty impressive and enjoyable. The whole day was a lot of fun and the setting was great at Wick Farm just outside of Frome in Somerset.

Vegan Food at weddings can be a little hit and miss

There was a little discussion in a thread about vegan food choices at weddings with, in my opinion, the worst meal offered somebody else being a piece of French bread with grated carrot on it! I was hoping for something a little more extravagant and knew things would be okay when a specially vegan canape was produced. Continue reading

Vegan Myths Debunked Infographic

Anyone who has been vegan for a while will have come across these myths, several times more than likely. The most often used myth is the protein one, yet Giraffes are so big… Anyway here’s some more in this expandable Infographic. And isn’t Bill Clinton a bit of a dark horse!

Veganism Myths Debunked

via Ethical Ocean – eco friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.

Eating Out is so difficult as a vegan but NOT at the Bulls Head, Pratts Bottom

These days, being vegetarian is so run of the mill that it generally isn’t an issue. However,it can be difficult to eat out as a vegan if you’re in the middle of nowhere.  A major factor in this and a common gripe of mine since becoming vegan, is that Pubs lack imagination when it comes to vegetarian food. They seem to insist on smearing everything in dairy products of one kind or another.

It’s all pretty poor really, but there’s always a Wetherspoon! These and similar syndicate pubs often have a list of ingredients  allowing you to discover anything vegan friendly. The trouble with these places is that you have to put up with frozen meals, which could be stuffed with preservatives etc. And you’re supporting a large chain rather than the local. Not so good. Continue reading