The global heath crisis and the urgency to address climate change demand we move to a plant based diet. I’m not doing very well on this. I’ve just bought a packet of black pudding flavoured pork scratchings in York. And last week in Belfast I had a bacon sandwich every day! Still if you’re going to succumb to the pleasures of the devoured flesh in Belfast head to Yahi in the Northern Mall https://www.facebook.com/YAHIcafe/info/?tab=overview
The sandwiches and salads are fantastic. The coffee is Orangutan http://orang-utan-coffee.com/– a portion of their profits going towards Orangutan conservation in Sumatra. And if you pick up one of their cold pressed Mango Street juices you’ll be supporting a company that devotes its profits to helping the homeless. http://mangostreet.co.uk/social-aims/
In the wake of the Panama leaks it’s worth a visit to Mango Street’s website. If every company had the same ethos as Mango Street instead of off-shoring every penny they make – money, as Mark Steel in the Independent (sadly now only on online) states, could be used for treating ‘frivolities like treating cancer’ – well the world would be in a much better place.
Anyway – assuming I can resist the black pudding flavoured pork scratchings it’s a Vegan week for me in York. Which should be a breeze thanks to Rocky Horror MD Ben Van Tienen’s discovery of El Piano.http://www.el-piano.com/
Plant based, gluten free, organic cuisine that is amazing .
My Dhal with corn fritters and blanched greens was delicious. Plus the menu impressively displays the percentage of the dish sourced within 30 miles.
Ethical, sustainable food on my door step. A vegan week should be a walk in the park – though maybe from tomorrow is best.
Those black pudding flavoured pork scratchings do look good.
Grape Ln, York YO1 7HU