Reading Time: < 1 minute The library will offer an all-vegan menu for a day (Photo: Susan Yin)
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The British Library will promote the benefits of a plant-based diet by offering an all-vegan menu in its Kings Library Café on August 30.

The initiative is part of The Vegan Society’s Plate Up for the Planet campaign, which encourages people and businesses to take up to a seven-day vegan challenge.

Dishes including mock chicken katsu curry, Caribbean jerk tofu and pandan panna cotta will be on offer all day in the café, which is located in the Kings Library. Soya milk for hot drinks will also be served between 10.45am and 5pm. The Vegan Society will hold a stall by the café, handing out literature and giving out flavoured roasted peas from Brave Foods to people who sign up to their seven-day planet-changing challenge.

In addition, Chantelle Nicholson, chef and author of vegan recipe book Planted, will give a free vegan cookery demonstration at 1pm on the day and sign copies of her book.

‘Very excited’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns, Policy and Research at The Vegan Society, said: “We are very excited to have such a respected institution as the British Library promoting the environmental benefits of the plant based diet with a vegan offering at its café.

“With the weight of evidence showing that going vegan is the most significant thing an individual can do to reduce impact on the planet, it’s time people and companies alike took action on this issue.

“We need to be far bolder with our food choices if we are to protect our precious planet, and our Plate Up for the Planet campaign encourages people to do just that.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.