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.