Beyoncé and Jay-Z seem to be crazy in love with vegetables right now, because if you commit to a plant-based diet, you could win a lifetime of tickets to their concerts.
Yesterday Beyoncé posted on Instagram, encouraging her fans to make a resolution to eat a certain number of meals free from animal products.
This campaign is an initiative from charity Greenprint, who are hoping to reduce the environmental impact humans have on the world, by reducing the amount of meat we eat. As the site says: “By eating five plant-based meals, you could have the environmental impact equivalent to eight trees absorbing harmful gases from the air in a month”.
Greenprint also points out that other benefits to the environment from meat-free meals includes saving water and conserving energy.
You don’t have to be a, ahem…flawless vegan to participate, as a commitment to simply reducing your meat intake is enough. For example, Beyoncé is sticking to plant-based breakfasts and meat-less Mondays.
The competition may only be open to US citizens but that doesn’t mean Jay-Z and Beyoncé fans can’t get in on a slice of the action in the UK. Take a look below at a few of our favourite vegan restaurants and go get in formation to save the planet.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
Why: Farmacy has been putting the joy into healthy food for some time now, so naturally it’s a go-to for a wholesome vegan meal. With dishes such as quinoa with avocado, seaweed, sauerkraut, greens, sweet potato and sesame ginger dressing, you’ll be helping the environment in no time.
Where: 74-76 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH
Redemption Bar Notting Hill, Seven Dials, and Shoreditch
Why: With a few branches around London, Redemption bar can reach plenty of health-food fanatics and vegans. Try the kelp noodle and lemongrass laksa with shiitake mushrooms and chilli, it might help you stick to your Greenprint pledge, or guzzle down one of the many non-alcoholic cocktails.
Where: Various locations
The Vurger Co, Shoreditch
Why: You might think that going vegan or going meat-free for a few meals might involve being healthy. Don’t worry though, as there’s plenty of plant-based junk food joints around. Just take Vurger Co and its Auburger: a tightly-packed aubergine, chickpea and caramelised red onion burger.
Where: Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, E1 6LD
Looking for more vegan restaurants, so you can make Beyoncé and Jay-Z proud? Take a look at our best vegan restaurants in London list.