Back in the day, most of the plant-based options left a lot to be desired.
Fast forward to 2022…
Anything non-vegans can do vegans can do better!
Nevertheless, if you’re new to veganism, working out how to cook, understanding plant-based nutrition, and knowing the best substitutes to use can be confusing.
This will be updated regularly as we discover new products and write new vegan food articles.
Why our vegan food tips?
Because we (Alice and Lucy) have been vegan since 2015 and have spent all these years testing all the plant-based food that this world has had to offer us.
Lucy used to be a professional vegan chef and even has her own ethical food blog.
Alice worked for a food waste non-profit and is fascinated by ferments and fungi, so you’ll often find her in the kitchen experimenting with some new bubbly idea to cook sustainably.
What is vegan food?
Vegan food is tasty food that is also great for the planet and all of its inhabitants. It’s as simple as that really.
What vegan food isn’t?
It isn’t a non-human animal product, or a non-human animal by-product. This means that a vegan diet is free from meat, dairy, eggs, honey, and seafood. In other words, a vegan diet is free from harm and unnecessary suffering, but full of animal-friendly ingredients.
And guess what, anything you can do, we can do vegan 😉
What do vegans eat?
A vegan diet is only limited by your imagination. Vegans can eat anything from burgers, pies, and chips, to paella, linguine, and cake. All it takes is a few substitutions here and there and we can make something vegan.
Why not try out an online vegan cooking course?
Is vegan food more healthy?
In general, a vegan diet is much more healthy than a carnivorous diet as it is primarily focused on eating plant-based whole foods.
But a vegan diet doesn’t simply = a healthy diet because plants can still be fried and overly processed. Try to keep processed ready-made meals to a minimum and focus on getting as many whole foods (fruit, veg, legumes, beans and grains) in your diet as possible.
But don’t worry about having the occasional night off, we love putting our feet up whilst waiting for our vegan chicken alternative to cook in the oven. There are also lots of healthy vegan ready meal options available now too, just check out these awesome UK ready meal brands! Enjoy cooking? Well then, these vegan meal kits are for you.
What everyday foods are vegan?
Since they’re all derived from plants, fruit, veg, legumes, beans, and grains are all vegan. You’ll also find that most bread is vegan. But do keep an eye out, some brands like to hide milk in their bread (but why?!), especially in Asia.
Love biscuits? Oreos are vegan (in the UK & Europe), and so are Jammy Dodgers!!
There are so many everyday foods that are accidentally vegan, just check out this list by PETA.
See these homemade vegan staples you should have in your fridge.
Where can you buy vegan food?
Nowadays, vegan food can be bought in pretty much any supermarket/store.
We’ve travelled to many countries around the world and have seen an emergence of vegan food pretty much everywhere we’ve been!
No products labelled vegan in the supermarket? Well, you know you are safe with fruit, veg, beans, legumes, and grains!