Embrace plant power this Veganuary

Our restaurants are bursting at the seams this month with tasty new plant-based and vegan dishes. So, what are you waiting for? Come and try them now… before they go!

New year, new YO! 

From mock duck maki and red pepper dragon rolls to the all-new plant-based ‘steak’ teriyaki, there’s so much choice for vegans and veggies alike at YO! So whether you’re already a devout vegan, giving Veganuary a go or just trying to reduce your meat intake, we can guarantee that when you dine at YO! you really won’t feel like you’re missing out.

YO! plant-based 'steak' teriyaki
Chandos Deli ‘Trueben’ vegan sandwich

Tofu or not tofu? 

Ok, we admit it. We have, in our time, been guilty of an eye roll or two at the very mention of tofu, but when we’re wrong we’ll say we’re wrong, and this is one of those occasions. The ‘Trueben’ sandwich at Chandos Deli has really blown our minds. With crispy vegan panko tofu, spicy Russian dressing, a tangy pickle slaw, leaves and vegan cheese, this alternative to the classic Reuben is frankly, out of this world. You must try it.

Creative cuisine

Whether you’re visiting for brunch, lunch, dinner or a Sunday roast, each menu at Margoux has been thoughtfully designed to include options for most dietary needs. From gluten-free and dairy-free to vegetarian and vegan, there’s a dish for everyone at Margoux with an easy to understand menu and lots of adaptable items. The menu changes frequently, with inventive vegan dishes appearing all the time, so you can always be sure of a fresh and exciting visit.

Margoux – Vegan ravioli
Starbucks – Beyond Meat vegan breakfast sandwich

Breakfast just got better

This month, joining the ever-popular Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich at Starbucks is a new plant-based breakfast wrap and two new overnight oats options. For lunch there’s a No Beef & red onion focaccia and spinach & pea falafel wrap, plus sweet treats such as the banana caramel muffin and raspberry & almond mini loaf. There’s a tasty new Caramelised Macadamia Oat Latte, too… but remember – all non-dairy milks can also be added to your usual coffee for free. Hurrah! 

From bowl to soul

This January, when we may feel overwhelmed with busy schedules and life’s modern pressures, it’s more important than ever to put back in what life takes out. That’s the ethos behind the returning Veganuary menu addition at wagamama, kare lomen. Take time to delve into warming chillies, fragrant lemongrass and a nourishing coconut broth. Plus, with their ongoing pledge to make small choices for big change, you’ll find that a whopping 50% of the menu at wagamama is now plant-based. 

Wagamama – vegan kare lomen
Costa – Vegan sandwiches

Veganuary wrapped up…

At Costa this January you’ll find several new and returning vegan items. Making a welcome return is the vegan BBQ Chick’n panini. There’s a new vegan Me’tball wrap with me’tballs, marinara sauce, roasted red peppers and vegan cheeze, while the breakfast menu includes the new Vegan Saus’ge breakfast bap. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the new vegan treats! There’s a chocolate & caramelised biscuit loaf, rocky road, plus gingerbread and shortcake biscuits.

Our kind of chick

You might not be expecting to find many vegan options at our two chicken restaurants, but you’d be wrong! At Slim Chickens you can enjoy Vivera plant-based tenders with four vegan dipping sauces to choose from, while at Nando’s you really are spoilt for choice! There’s the Great Imitator, made of pea-protein and infused with PERi-PERi, plus the spiced chickpea wrap, pitta and burger. There are loads of plant-based sides and a tasty rainbow salad bowl, too.

Nando's – Plant-based spiced chickpea burger