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Eat Your Way Through Veganuary 2020 On Sloane Street

Veganuary is back, with more people than ever pledging to avoid all meat and dairy for the month of January.

The campaign expects over 350,000 people to sign up for the challenge which, it says, will save 41,200 tonnes of CO2eq from the atmosphere, the same as 450,000 flights from London to Berlin; 160 tonnes of PO43-eq (eutrophication) from waterways, the same impact as preventing 650 tonnes of sewage from entering our waterways; and 2.5 million litres of water, which is enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

There are obvious health benefits, too, to consuming more greens, a fact businesses are capitalising on, with demand for vegan food is at unprecedented levels. In 2018, the UK launched more vegan products than any other nation.

If you have signed up for Veganuary, of if you’re just committed to eating better, there’s no better place than Chelsea, with restaurants in the neighbourhood offering delicious plant-based fare to inspire those just dipping their toes into veganism and to treat the committed plant-eaters. From fine dining experiences to laid-back salads, these are the vegan meals you should be tucking into this Veganuary.

Harvey Nichols vegan afternoon tea

HARVEY NICHOLS

Until January 31, Harvey Nichols is putting a vegan spin on a traditional afternoon tea with an indulgent plant-based take on a traditional cream tea. Afternoon tea classics have inspired treats including roasted golden beetroot with aged balsamic and herb salt in campagrain bread, homemade ‘cheese’ and pickle in tomato bread, as well a virgin Bloody Mary black olive waffle.

For something sweet, there’s five indulgent desserts, including lychee and pomegranate panna cotta, passion fruit and mango cheesecake, and apple mille-feuille. £35 per person or £45 with bottomless Prosecco.

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ

Wulf & Lamb

WULF & LAMB

Wulf & Lamb’s specialty is vegan comfort food, with dishes like the Chilli Non Carne or the indulgent Wulf Pie, made from pulled jackfruit and lentil stew with mashed-potato and baby carrots, so delicious and satisfying you won’t even miss meat.

Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP

Raw Press

RAW PRESS

Every day the counter at Raw Press is topped with platters of deliciously creative salads to satisfy even reluctant vegans, all made from nourishing, fresh ingredients. Fill a plate and tuck in.

Raw Press, 3 Ellis St, SW1X 9AL

Manicomio

MANICOMIO

Manicomio has a dedicated vegan menu, including char-grilled baby artichokes with padron peppers, served with burnt aubergine, cashew and sesame quinoa.

Manicomio, 83-85 Duke Of York Square, SW3 4LY

Harry's Dolce Vita

HARRY’S DOLCE VITA

Vegan dishes come with an Italian twist at Harry’s Dolce Vita, where a love of fresh ingredients and regional flavours are the stars of dishes like the Linguine Verde, made with courgette strips, cavolo nero and spinach finished with broccoli pesto, pine nuts and parmesan pangrattato (skip the cheese if you’re being really strict!).

Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB

Granger & Co.

GRANGER & CoO

There’s a lovely selection of vegan dishes to choose from at Granger & Co., including green pea and dill fritters, with fennel and soft herb salad, grated tomato and hummus; or yellow split pea and turmeric dahl, with pickled slaw, date and tamarind chutney, toasted coconut and mint.

Granger & Co., 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

Hans' Bar & Grill

HANS’ BAR & GRILL

At Hans’ Bar & Grill, you can indulge those fast-food fantasies with a chickpea and coriander burger, served with mango chutney and fries. Or there’s a wild mushroom risotto with parmesan, watercress and black truffle, or a supergrain bowl with spinach, kale, broccoli, pine nuts, pomegranate and wild rice.

Hans’ Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0AW