Pop-up Eden café helps people go meat-free in January
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 15:30
The Eden Project has launched a pop-up café called the Vegan Kitchen to help people trying a plant-based diet in January.
Veganuary started in 2014 and encourages people to adopt a vegan diet for the first month of the year.
To make it easier for visitors, Eden is opening the Vegan Kitchen each weekend until the end of January.
On offer are sourdough toasties, sweet chili and chickpea pastry rolls and stewpots, alongside vegan drinks such as hot chocolate, soya and oat milk-based teas, coffees and herbal lattes.
Organisers of Veganuary say that more than double the amount of people have signed up this year in comparison to last year, choosing to ditch meat and dairy and embrace a plant-based diet.
Becky Fenner, Eden’s Hospitality Manager, said: “Our vegan pop-up café gives visitors who are taking part in Veganuary or just looking for meat-free alternatives extra options when they come to visit Eden this month as well as making them confident that all the products in this one food stall are vegan.
“We already have a great selection of vegan options across our site and we would encourage our visitors to stop at any of these venues to give them a try.”
Eden has a wide selection of meat-free options in its eating places, including the Eden Kitchen, which serves mushroom, leek and tarragon pie, as well as a beetroot, coconut and roast vegetable stew with a dhal crust.
The Eden Grill next to the skating rink features a tasty Beyond Meat burger, made from a pea protein. It is currently being sold at the same price as the classic burger, to encourage more people to give it a try.
In the Mediterranean Kitchen, there is a wide selection of vegan dishes, including carbonara-style vegan pasta, beetroot and vegan feta risotto as well as dairy-free pizzas.
Visitors can also treat themselves at the Eden Pasty outlets, where they can find vegan pasties and falafel wraps.
There is also an array of tasty treats and sweet delights available in all of Eden’s cafes, such as vegan carrot cake and vegan raspberry and chocolate cake. Eden’s Ice Cream Parlour also serves a selection of vegan ice creams.
The Core restaurant in the education centre will be revamping its vegetarian menu after Easter with new meat-free meals.
For more information on vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free dishes that are served at Eden visit https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-here/food-and-drink