We like planet earth here at AVA and are all for people doing their best to look after it. So, to give those amongst you that are vegan a helping hand, we’ve tracked down some incredible vegan tasting menus, bottomless brunches and workshops that are certainly worth a try.
And to mix things up a bit we decided they don’t even need to be food-based experiences. You can still fly the vegan flag andprotect the planet with some of our cool workshops!
In this fun and friendly workshop, you'll get to learn the art of pasta making, using the finest ingredients, the authentic Italian way, by an expert Italian chef.
And with Veganuary in full swing, enjoy this vegan friendly workshop alongside your favourite beverage to help with your creative skills! View on AVA A raw, vegan cooking class with a world-famous teacher The perfect way to start Veganuary! Marylebone, £££ Not only the perfect post-Christmas cleanse, but also an amazing way to introduce or rekindle your love with cooking (and obviously Vegan cooking at that).
You'll get to enjoy a 2 hour cooking class at Yuuga Kemistri creating plant-based, raw recipes including lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert!
World-famous vegan cookery teacher Asa M Bjornsdottir will help you create delicious dishes without processed foods or sugar that definitely don't compromise on flavour! Asa will also teach you the importance of a plant-based diet and the amazing power of superfoods.
So whether you're a complete beginner or a plant-based enthusiast, don't miss the opportunity to discover this amazing diet and lifestyle! View on AVA An exclusive 6-course tasting menu created at Ooty The Best Modern South Indian Restaurant in London! Marylebone, £££ With a beautiful Vegan menu ranging from starters, mains, sides and desserts, you can enjoy an exclusive 6 course tasting menu created especially for your palate.
Ooty London offer the exotic and tantalising flavours of South India serving a range exquisitely refined dishes from Classic dosas and Tadka daal to Lime leaf tofu and Soya palak.
Created by head chef, Manmeet Singh, formerly at Michelin-starred restaurant Rasoi and Vineet Bhatia London, you'll experience South Indian cuisine in a way London has simply never seen before.
(ps. As their menu is not solely Vegan, make sure to notify them of dietary requirements when you book in!) View on AVA Klose & Soan's unique 4 course menu Creative cooks & sustainably sourced Multiple London Locations, ££ The creative cooks at Klose & Soan are here to offer you a unique dining experience. Their ethos is simple, to use the best seasonal produce we can to cook creatively, sustainably and collaboratively.
Perfect for pairs, you'll get two kitchen snacks, two small plates, two large plates and a wonderful sharing desert.
With a passion for sustainability, Klose & Soan knows the power of plant-based foods so you'll be sure to try some innovative, delightful dishes.
And with their kitchen running on a pop-up basis (changing location and taking up residency in kitchens and restaurants across the city), you can never be quite sure what unique environment you'll be dining in. View on AVA You're in for a treat - Create your own Candy Face A Veggie and Vegan Friendly Lollipop Masterclass! Spitalfields, ££ Not your average Veganuary experience but this one is too sweet to miss!
Spun Candy make their candy in small batches by hand and every single piece they make (and you'll make) is unique, using only the finest vegetarian and vegan-friendly ingredients.
In this fun and friendly masterclass, you'll learn the skills and knowledge from the artisan professionals as well as create your own candy face - whether that's your own or your dogs - get creative!
You'll get to take home the lollipop you've made (providing you haven’t eaten it already), which can only impress your friends and family! View on AVA Purezza - The UK’s first vegan pizzeria The Plant Pioneers! Camden, £ Featuring some of the best vegan cheeses you'll ever try!
Purezza is nestled in the buzz of Camden and showcases a range of exciting Vegan sourdough pizzas, gluten free food, salad bowls, raw dishes, pasta and desserts.
What's even better about this place and their support for Veganuary is that for the whole of January, non-vegans eat for free!
They want to show people how good plant-based pizza can be and you never know, this may revolutionise pizza for you! Check them out A Gluten and Dairy Free Baking Class with Elvira's Secret Pantry BYOB Baking Heaven! From the comfort of your own home, £££ Get creative and make delicious baked goodies with an authentic Italian baker!
Free from diary and gluten, you'll get hands-on, discover amazing recipes and learn how to master scones, sponge cakes and muffins in this 2 hour workshop.
With her truly unique recipes, head chef Elvira will take you through the motions, making sure you'll never want to sponge off standard recipe books again.
This is the perfect introduction into veganism where you can still enjoy all your favourite sweet treats! View on AVA Tell Your Friends no seriously, tell them! Fulham, ££ Set in beautiful Fulham, this wonderful vegan restaurant has all your traditional favourites, there is something for everyone.
From Roasts to Fish and Chips to Beers and Wines, everything is vegan and is as ethically sourced as possible.
With Try Me Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays and Bottomless Fridays you don't really have an excuse not to visit! Check them out A premium tea tasting experience like no other A unique and authentic masterclass Hackney, ££ Enjoy a relaxing and restorative tea tasting experience as you are taken on a journey to the mountains of the Guizhou Province in Southwest China.
With tea expert Rui Lui, you'll discover all there is to know about the history of tea, ancient tea rituals and the secrets for the perfect brew.
Tea boasts amazing health benefits and you'll get to try white, green, red and special teas that contain 2.5 times higher nutritional contents in anti-oxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals than conventional loose leaf tea.
The perfect wellness experience to discover this Veganuary! View on AVA Mildreds - The Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant of London Internationally inspired vegan cuisine Multiple London Locations, ££ In support of Veganury, this usually veggie and vegan Restaurant is going solely vegan!
Their main menu and weekend brunch are 100% packed with flavour and creativity as they join millions of others in supporting Veganuary 2020.
Their dessert menu is incredible with the must-try chocolate cherry cake, sour cherry, coconut chantilly!
So whilst they support Veganuary, make sure you check them out!
Check them out A bottomless brunch with beer or prosecco Support Veganuary, F**K Dry Jan Camden, ££ With Avo on toast, granola pots and a veggie breakfast, you'll get to choose a delicious brunch dish to go alongside 90 minutes of bottomless beer or Processo at Number Six Bar.
So forget Dry Jan and just stick to Veganuary with this bottomless brunch that's too good to miss!
Ps. If you're enjoying yourself too much to leave (which is more than possible), Number Six are known for keeping the party going all weekend with live DJs and acts on their intimate stage. View on AVA Make your own soap from scratch The ultimate zero waste workshop Stockwell, ££ Like we said earlier experiences don't even need to be food based, you can still contribute to Veganuary and protecting the planet with some of our cool workshops!
So that's why you need to give Bottega Zero Waste's soap making workshop a go!
In this 2 hour workshop you'll get to create your very own palm oil free soap, using the traditional cold process method. So get your senses tingling and customise the scent and colour of your soap and take it home with a reusable soap mould (to carry on at home!) View on AVA