London pub, The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker, has decided to take their commitment to sustainable practices once step further by operating a fully vegan menu.
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker, which rolled out the vegan only menu on 5 January, made the move purely for sustainability reasons. In a statement, The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker said: “We have decided to make our menu fully vegan.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the sustainability of the pub and cutting meat and dairy from our menu is the next logical step.”
The vegan menu includes an aloo tikka burger, macaroni and cheese with spinach pesto, halloumi-style and kimchi burger, and vegan chorizo and refried bean sandwich.
The Islington-based pub has already integrated a number of sustainable practices at its premises. While the management at The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker recognise that “sustainability is often overlooked in the hospitality industry as venues seek to cut costs and boost profits”, it however does not compromise when it comes to supporting the planet and maintaining the preservation of the environment.
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker uses recycled and biodegradable products wherever possible. It has also stopped serving straws with drinks, and all of their menus, napkins, toilet paper, and takeaway bags/boxes are 100% recycled.
The venue also takes action on minimising waste by sending bar waste for recycling, and food waste is collected and used to create renewable energy through anaerobic digestion.
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker is also offering customers 2 for 1 on their vegan menu through January for anyone who brings in a donation for The Trussell Trust local foodbank.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea