New Vegan Menu at Ask Italian

Ask Italian have recently introduced a vegan menu, which includes bruschetta, baked dough balls, pizzas with a range of toppings (sadly no vegan cheese), and three different pasta dishes. There’s also a salad which sounds nice and filling, with avocado and butterbeans, plus sorbet for dessert.


You can check out the full menu here, selecting your local restaurant from the drop down menu at the top, or ask for a copy in the restaurant.


It’s great to see so many chains introducing vegan menus and clearer labelling.

Which restaurant would you like to see a vegan menu from next?

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Mr Kipling Jam Tarts No Longer Vegan

Mr Kipling jam tarts are sadly no longer vegan, as milk and milk protein have been added to the recipe. See the new ingredients below.

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If you’re disappointed by this change, why not tweet Mr Kipling and let them know? In the meantime, these yummy free from jam tarts from Sainsbury’s are a nice replacement.

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New Vegan Chocolate Bars at Sainsbury’s

Two new vegan chocolate bars from Cocoa Libre are now available at 140 Sainsbury’s stores! The rice milk chocolate bars are available in milk chocolate and chocolate orange flavours. Located in the FreeFrom section, the bars are 50g and cost £2 each – a little pricier than other vegan chocolate offerings.

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Cocoa Libre sell a wider variety of products on their website, including some cute shaped chocolates – owls, frogs, bears and more. You can browse their online shop here, and find your nearest stockist here.

Have your tried these new Cocoa Libre bars yet? Let us know what you thought in the comments below or on social media. The verdict online seems positive so far, and we’ll be posting our own review soon – particularly looking forward to trying the orange variety pictured below.

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Vegan Banana Ice Cream at Iceland (London Branches)

Vegan banana-based ice cream is now available at Iceland in three different flavours – Banilla, Strawbana and Chocobana. A tub counts as one of your 5 a day, and they’re also gluten-free


It’s £1.50 for a 90ml pot, and we’ve seen some reviews express surprise at how small the containers are, although the verdict on taste seems to have been positive.

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Sadly this product is only available in London branches of Iceland so far – you can see a full list of stockists on the Nana Nice Cream website: If you’d like to see this range available in all Iceland stores, why not get in touch with Iceland to let them know? Tweet them here, or contact via their website.

If you’re not in London but still fancy some vegan ice cream, check our our list here – you can filter by supermarket on the right hand side!

New Alpro Fusion Fruity Drinks

Alpro have released two new ‘to go’ style fruity drinks, one based on coconut milk and the other on soy. Check them out below, along with info from the Alpro website.

These are only available at Waitrose and Sainsbury’s so far – if you don’t live near one of these, check out other options in our list of vegan to go drinks here.

Alpro Fusion soya, apple & kiwi 330ml “Alpro Fusion Soya Apple Kiwi is a surprisingly refreshing combination of crisp green apples and juicy kiwi fruit blended with all the goodness of soya. Fusion is 100% plant-based and contains only naturally occurring sugars. Fusion is surprisingly refreshing and totally delicious!

Alpro Fusion Coco Pineapple Lemongrass 330ml



“Alpro Fusion Coco Pineapple Lemongrass is a surprisingly refreshing blend with a tropical twist – the intense taste of coconuts paired with zesty pineapple and a dash of lemongrass for a little extra zing. Fusion is 100% plant-based and contains only naturally occurring sugars. So exciting and totally refreshing!”


Have you tried these new drinks yet? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

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Our Vegan Recipes Are Now on Yummly

We’ve just added the Yummly button to our blog (you can see it at the bottom of this post), which allows you to “Yum” recipes, and save them to your ‘recipe box’ on the Yummly app or website. We think it’s a pretty handy way to keep all the recipes you want to try in one place.

Give the Yum button a go on one of our recipes below:

Easy Spicy Tofu Wraps with Garlic Mayo

Vegan Rainbow Rice Crispy Squares

Smashed Avocado and Tomato Toast

You can also check out our Yummly publisher page here:

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We’ve got a few new recipes almost ready to post, so keep a look out. We’ve also been updating our list of chilled vegan drinks to go which can be bought in UK supermarkets – check it out here.

New Vegan Options at Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger have launched their ‘Not just for veggies’ campaign, introducing a wider range of tasty vegetarian options to their shops. You can check out the veggie menu here, and filter to see the whole range of vegan options, or check out our screenshots below!

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We think the Acai Breakfast bowl sounds really tasty and unique, and the Chana Chaat Flatbread is a nice alternative to the usual falafel/houmous offerings in places like this. The Mushroom and Avocado Sushi Salad (pictured below) looks interesting and unique.

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There are plenty of choices for both breakfast and lunch, and they all sound filling and healthy, with lots of unusual ingredients. We hope that other UK coffee chains will follow the great example being set by Pret A Manger.

Pret are even converting one of their Soho shops to vegetarian only for one month, to trial more options! You can read a full blog post from their CEO here.

For the month of June, Pret will convert an existing Soho shop to become vegetarian only. We are doing this both to challenge our chefs to come up with delicious veggie and vegan food and to ask our customers what they think should end up on Pret’s shelves permanently.

Have you tried any of the vegan options at Pret A Manger? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

Quorn CEO Wants Entire Range to be Vegan + New Products Coming Soon

Exciting news on the vegan Quorn front! There’s been an update on the petition, “Make all Quorn foods suitable for vegans,” which reads as follows:

23 Mar 2016 — We’ve had a response back from Chantal, from the Vegan Lifestyle Association who have already been working with Quorn:

“I’m delighted to tell you that another three vegan products will be released soon and that the CEO wants the entire range to be vegan.

One of the things that has slowed progress is that there’s currently a worldwide shortage of potato starch, which is one of the ingredients they need to replace the egg white.

But please take heart that they will be going vegan!

I promise I’ll stay in touch with Quorn and keep you all informed of progress.”

Thank you all for your support!
Tracey xx

So, three new vegan Quorn products to be released, and a long term goal of making everything vegan! Click here to read the message and sign the petition.

Not tried vegan Quorn yet? Check out our post on where to find it here!

We’re hoping for vegan mince to be one of the next products – what’s on your Quorn wishlist? Let us know in the comments below.

UPDATE: 24/03/16 

Here’s the latest statement from Quorn’s FAQ page:

“We’re delighted Quorn customers are so enthusiastic about our new Vegan range. We are aware that a statement has been circulating regarding our Vegan plans for the future. Whilst as a business we remain wholly committed and passionate about developing our Vegan range further and launching more delicious products, due to the technicalities involved as well as a shortage of potato protein  – a vital ingredient – we cannot at this stage commit to making the entire Quorn range completely Vegan. But watch this space as more products are coming.”