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● 19th January 2022 – Food

A record number of people took part in Veganuary last year and took the pledge to eat plant based for the first month of the year.

Last year 46% of participants said their main reason for taking part in Veganuary was for animals, whilst 43% said they did it for their health and the environment.

A study carried out by Oxford University’s department of public health found that eating meat no more than three times a week could save the NHS £1.2billion and significantly reduce deaths from heart disease.

For those partaking in Veganuary, or those who have chosen to cut down on their meat intake, or who are indeed vegan, we have compiled a list of the must-try independent vegan eateries in Birmingham.

The Vegan Kitchen

The Vegan Kitchen in Birmingham is a favourite amongst locals. Dishing up homemade burgers, hot dogs and more for all of your junk food cravings, with a vegan twist.

Found in the Great Western Arcade, The Vegan Kitchen serve up spectacular seitan burgers that could fool the biggest meat eaters. Popular dishes include their ‘funguy’ burgers which consist of a crispy mushroom and other indulgent toppings and their loaded fries.

Land

If you’re after a vegan fine dining experience, Land is sure to satisfy your craving. Located in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, Land specialises in fresh, seasonal produce which can be made part of their six-course chef’s menu. Their courses include barley carrot miso parsley and chocolate blackberry.

Top Falafel

Top Falafel can be found at their stall by the Bull Ring Markets, making them a perfect choice for a quick lunch on the go.

They offer the fresh and authentic falafel wraps, salads as well as hummus and juices at very affordable prices. With a choice of salad and dressing it’s a great option for a simple yet easily customisable meal. *BABMAG WEEKDAY FAVOURITE!*

BA-HA

If you’re looking for some added excitement with your vegan food, BA-HA is the place for you. Now located inside of the Rainbow Pub, in Digbeth, you can pair 100% plant food with 2 for 1 cocktails and live music! Perfect for a quirky night out you can order chilli tofu, stacked burgers and even a classic pub roast.

Bamboo Vegan Chinese

Knowing what to order at a Chinese Takeaway can be challenging as a vegan, but thanks to Bamboo Vegan Chinese in Birmingham the stress is taken away. Offering vegan duck and pancakes, vegan chicken satay sticks, Mapo Tofu and more Chinese takeaway classics.

Available exclusively on Deliveroo in a three mile radius of the city centre, it makes for a perfect excuse to stay in and get food delivered to your door.

The Supper Spot

If you fancy sitting on your sofa but not compromising on taste, The Supper Spot is here for all of your plant-based needs. The Supper Spot offer a range of burgers, flatbreads, sides, and desserts which are available to collect from their address in Bournville, Birmingham.

The Sol Café

A safe, community space for LGBTQ+ and marginalised communities to meet. Based in Birmingham, Sol Café serves vegan food on a pay as you feel basis using surplus food. If you’re an LGBTQ+ person looking for support, to share and meet with others then this is the perfect spot for you.

Isaac’s

New York Style restaurant, Isaac’s, situated in the Grand Hotel, have launched their Veganuary menu featuring a wide range of American classics with a plant-based twist. Offering four new main dishes: Isaac’s Dirty Dog, Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Korean Spicy Fried “No” Chicken and Sweet Potato Poutine as well as a Chocolate Doughnut dessert.

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