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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 26.02.21

by Toni Olukiran

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Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. AKA, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.

1. Tom Kerridge Opens New ‘Mostly Vegan’ Street Food Restaurant

Bad Vegan Restaurant

Source: London the Inside

With the end of lockdown in sight, people around the UK are anticipating the moment we can go out for a good meal again — and thanks to Tom Kerridge’s new project, plant-based people in London will have another restaurant to add to their list. Named Bad Vegan, the restaurant is based in Camden and is set to open in the Spring. With a predominantly vegan menu (aside from a few non-vegan sides, hence calling it Bad Vegan), it will certainly attract vegans looking for their fast food fix after a while at home. 

2. Nestle Officially Reveals Vegan Kitkat In The UK

vegan kitkat bar

We reported this a couple of weeks ago back when it was merely whispers within the vegan community; however, this week Nestle has officially made a statement revealing it will be releasing a vegan Kitkat this year, and also showed a picture of the packaging. We’ll keep you updated for when it will (finally) hit the shelves.

3. Aldi Reveals Biggest Ever Range Of Vegan Easter Eggs

Vegan easter eggs

source: Vegan Food and Living

We’re already ready for Easter with the launch of Aldi’s vegan easter egg range. Find a range of flavours such as salted caramel, white chocolate and strawberry and the classic chocolate orange eggs — and with prices starting as low as £2.50, we’re sure these will be a hit over the next couple of months. 

4. New Bird Specimen Found In Borneo 180 Years After Last Sighting

source: The Guardian

Experts have identified a species of bird, known as the black-browed babbler after two local men in Borneo managed to catch it, photograph it and subsequently free it, allowing experts to correctly identify it as the thought-to-be lost species of bird. It only goes to show how much of species in rainforests we have yet to discover and identify, and conservationists are planning to visit the site once lockdown restrictions ease. 

5. Seville To Turn Leftover Oranges Into Renewable Energy

street in seville

A new scheme has been devised by the region of Seville in Spain to turn its street oranges into clean electricity for the city’s water plant. Spain and especially Seville, is known for having many orange trees lining the streets — Seville alone has around 48,000 of them. However, the oranges that fall during the winter seasons are a nuisance to pedestrians and the municipal cleaning department, and so these are being used for electricity by using the methane produced from the fruit fermenting. It’s a win-win solution. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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