Veganuary is coming in January!  Climate Action Lewisham will be celebrating and supporting anyone who wants to participate in trying out a plant-based diet.  We’ll be:

  • Cooking with vegan chefs

Every Sunday in January, we’ll be live-zooming with a vegan cook to prepare a meal together.  Our first zoom event will be hosted by CAL’s Jude Bailey who will be rustling up a stir fry and some savoury snacks.

We’ll also be welcoming Sonia Heaton (check out her Facebook page The Green Plate) and AJ Tear (vegan chef at the Castle Climbing Centre) later in the month.

Please check our Events section for upcoming activities.

  • Taking up the 7-Day Vegan Challenge

A whole month of veganism too much?  From 4-10 January, join us on the 7-Day Vegan Challenge.  We’ll have a WhatsApp group to share recipes, tips, resources, motivation and general encouragement!  We’ll be posting on Facebook about our progress: the highs, the lows, the successes and the challenges!

If you would like to join our WhatsApp group or would like further information, please contact us here

  • The Vegan Burger Taste-Off!

So many vegan burgers, so little time!   Which are fantastic, which are bleurgh?!  We’ll be testing them out and you can take part too!


Don’t know where to start?

If you’re thinking of the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, check out my blog post here which tells of our experience.  Spoiler: it was fine, but preparation was vital!

A plant-based diet can’t cover my dietary needs… or can it?

The NHS website has advice on eating a balanced healthy diet.

First Steps Nutrition has a guide on feeding under 5s.

Our favourite recipe books / websites:

The Green Roasting Tin for very easy tasty dishes, vegan and vegetarian

BBC Good Food – great range of vegan dishes



Where to buy those pesky vegan ingredients:

Budgens (Crofton Park)

Jones of Brockley

Sans Store

Marvellous Greens and Beans

BYO Nunhead

Brockley Market

Sick of cooking?  Here are some great local takeaways / restaurants with vegan options!

Daun’s Deli

Rise Cafe

LoveGift Vegan

The Guava Kitchen

Big Cheeks Thai



Mamma Dough

Bona Pizzeria


Other resources: