Thursday, 14 April 2016

100% Vegan Cruise with Fat Gay Vegan!

Following on from their widely-successful New Year’s Eve cruise on the Danube, Fat Gay Vegan and Vegan River Cruises have teamed up once again for a memorable 7 night/8 day journey along the Rhône river from Arles to Chalon-sur-Saône in the south of France. 

Sean (AKA Fat Gay Vegan) says:

“All of my expectations were blown away on the Danube cruise, so I am delighted to once again join forces with Dirk and Vegan River Cruises to explore a part of the world I’ve never experienced before. I’m especially excited to experience this gorgeous region of France during the autumn with an entire boat load of vegans.”

As with all their ships, Vegan River Cruises have chartered a thoroughly modern boat packed solid with all the latest technology and attractions including private balconies, WiFi, spacious bathrooms, luxurious vegan toiletries, electric bicycles for on-shore use and vegan cooking demonstrations. Passengers on the South of France cruise will be treated to a 100% vegan experience with all meals and drinks included in the journey price. No extra money will be needed to enjoy wine, beer or cocktails and every single meal served during the cruise will be vegan. 

The cruise departs Arles/Tarascon on October 22, 2016 and reaches its destination of Chalon-sur-Saône on October 29, 2016. For more information and to make booking enquires visit

Friday, 29 January 2016

The Vegan Grindhouse launches Indiegogo Campaign for vegan restaurant

We have launched a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to raise funds to open the first all vegan diner in Birmingham. We are also trying to raise awareness and funds for Rogue's Place Animal Sanctuary, which have been given notice of closure so a percentage of funds raised will be going to help the animals there too. There is a selection of great rewards for contributing to the campaign. Please pledge to help us, Rogue's Place and Birmingham in getting its first all vegan restaurant.

Please click this link to go to our campaign and share this with everyone you know via social media.

The Vegan Grindhouse - Crowd Funding from The Vegan Grindhouse on Vimeo.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

This is happening tomorrow - hot food served from 12 noon, 5 % of all takings on the day are going to support local animal rescue centres.


Monday, 15 June 2015

What a vegan eats in a week part 2.

This is the rest of my what I ate in a week post:

Thursday lunch - salad sandwich and a veggie samosa

Thursday dinner - veggie stir fry

Friday Breakfast - beans on toast

Friday Lunch - roasted red pepper and rice burrito with guacamole, salsa and side salad

Saturday Breakfast - vegan bacon roll

Saturday lunch - vegetable pizza with vegan cheese, dessert - peanut butter and caramel crispy rice square

Saturday Dinner - salad with marinated green olives

Sunday Breakfast - bagel with jam, orange

Sunday lunch - veggie wrap with nachos

Sunday dinner - roast vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, dessert - fruit salad

I hope you found this interesting and can see that a vegan diet doesn't have to be boring, and can be varied and filling.


Thursday, 11 June 2015

What a vegan eats in a week...Part 1

One of the most common questions asked to me when people find out that I'm vegan is "what do you eat?" So this week I will record my meals for you in a series of blog posts so you can find out what I eat in a week...

Breakfast - Vegan Granola, nectarines and a banana.

Lunch - Vegetable Chilli loaded potato skins with salad and sweet potato fries.

Dinner - Vegetable Bhuna with boiled rice.

Snack - Apple.

Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito - with a Linda McCartney sausage, hash brown, baked beans and brown sauce in a soft flour wrap. 

Lunch - Home made vegetable soup made with carrots, parsnip, swede, potato, onion and veg stock, served with a crusty cob.

Dinner - Pitta bread stuffed with salad, shredded cabbage, mint sauce and chilli sauce served with chips.

Snack - Nectarines and plums.

Breakfast - Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel, half a bunch of red grapes and a whole pink grapefruit.

Lunch - Left over vegetable soup from yesterday with a crusty cob.

Dinner - Soya kebab in vegan naan bread with salad, onions and chilli.

Snack - Crisps.

Breakfast - Fresh Fruit Salad.

Part two coming later this week!

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Bluebird Cafe Takeover, Extra Night Added!

Due to popular demand, an extra night has been added to our Bluebird Cafe takeover, so we will now be there for the whole weekend - Saturday 28th Feb & Sunday 1st March.

To book a place and for more information please click here.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Workshop update - Goody bags and benefits!

Hey there, 

Just an update for those of you already booked on the workshop on Saturday 24th January or those that are thinking of booking and haven't yet...

We have some great giveaways for each attendee:

£25 will get you:

  • A 2 hour workshop introducing you to veganism, how to cook for vegans, how to transition from veggie to vegan, where to shop etc.
  • Light refreshments.
  • Vegan food samples at the workshop.
  • An electronic pack with hints, tips, recipes and resources.
  • A map of vegan-friendly locations in and around Birmingham.
  • A goody bag - filled with vegan snacks, treats and handmade confectionary from vegan companies (value of £15)
  • A 25% off voucher for your next workshop with us (value of up to £10)
  • A 10% off voucher for a vegan shop in Birmingham (value of up to £10)
  • A chance to make friends with other like-minded people and build up a vegan support network.

What are you waiting for? Make this your New Year's Resolution.

Places are limited so booking is on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to book your place (discounts for children available)