Review: Skogen Kitchen

Tucked away down King Edward Street is this cute Scandinavian CafΓ©, Skogen Kitchen, and they are nailing the hygge vibes. Having spied that they sell vegan cinnamon buns to order on their website, I was sure they would be a vegan-friendly spot to meet a friend for a light lunch and long catch-up.

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Review: Costa Coffee

January, or Veganuary as it’s exclusively known as now among the vegan community, has been a great month for new product and menu launches in the last couple of years, with 2020 seemingly bringing the most exciting announcements yet. I took a trip to Costa Coffee to try out their brand new options.

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Review: Pompette

While we were waiting for our food to arrive, we were brought out baskets of warm, fresh bread. There was a mixture of white and wholemeal hefty chunks of loaf, both types of which were perfectly baked. I am a sucker for bread before a meal and rarely learn my lesson not to fill myself up.

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Review: GAIL’s Bakery

Now I work in the city centre a whole world of delicious breakfast opportunities has been opened up to me. Back in the fold of my girl friends’ bi-monthly breakfast meet, in May we went to GAIL’s on Little Clarendon Street, in Jericho, before work to see what they had to offer.

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Review: Papa John’s

I’d seen the hype around Papa John’s initial launch of their vegan options using Bute Island’s Sheese, and it seemed like enough time had passed for any teething problems to be ironed out, so I was keen to give them a try.

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Review: Leon

It seems almost impossible that I haven’t reviewed Leon yet, as it’s been a staple grab and go lunch option for us ever since it opened in Oxford. However, in the name of Veganuary and enticed by some of the newer options I had yet to try, we headed back there to try it out.

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Review: Browns Brasserie & Bar

Happily there is at least one vegan option for each course, including nibbles, sides and extras. If you want a coffee or tea, there is soy milk available on request. For a pretty traditional restaurant (we entered to a live pianist) which I wouldn’t have expected to be particularly vegan friendly, it fares surprisingly well, even if there isn’t lots to choose from.

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Review: Fressh

I thought I’d review this cute little plant-based fast food restaurant after enjoying a great value, tasty lunch there when meeting a friend. Yes it’s a journey away from Oxford, but Birmingham is one direct train ride away and I’m sure some of the people reading this blog will go or have been on a day trip there at some point.Β 

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