My journey into eating less meat probably started when I read Jonothan Safron Foer’s book Eating Animals a fair few years ago. He shies away from labels, talks about conscientious omnivores, and taught me about not only the ethical problems of eating animals but our social responsibility in regards to environmental issues. He talks about his long journey to becoming a vegetarian, which I relate to on many levels. For many years I’ve swayed between the lines, but eventually gave up meat in the beginning of Autumn. My new move into vegetarianism, and part time veganism has been a relatively easy one, and one I’m enjoying , discovering new things, new people, new ways of things.
My new venture into trying new things was to have mine and my best friend’s annual Christmas meal at V Revolution, a Manchester vegan diner. I presume, the only vegan diner in the city. It’s aesthetic is modern with hints of nostalgia, the beer selection is plentiful, and of course, cruelty free.
After a small wait, we sat down, but had already perused the menu weeks before in anticipation of our meal because that is what we do. Although me and said friend no longer work at the same office, we spend most days exchanging menus to restaurants we’re currently pining over. So, before I even sat down, I know I would had the Satay, Away burger with a side of Mac n’ Cheese. I was, as all the fans of the restaurant would echo, incredible. There is no picture I’m afraid, because I ate it so fast, my brain couldn’t even consider stopping to take a photo for reference. I’d sadly have to go back, to capture the beauty, or you’ll have to go in yourself and try.
Restaurants like this put faith in myself that good, cruelty free, reasonably priced food CAN be achievable and makes many people feel like they have a real choice, rather than an overpriced, one option sad plate of carbs in most other eateries.