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Experts at The Vegan Society have compiled vegan budget guide as the COVID-19 crisis has hit many incomes.

The guide – Live Vegan For Less – features ‘budget tips, a recipe hub, blogs and cost comparison research’. 

It is aimed at ‘helping hard-pressed Brits to manage on limited incomes during these difficult times’. 


The Society says that many people still believe that vegan food is always more expensive than non-vegan food. And while ‘some of the latest ready-made plant-based alternatives to meat and cheese are exciting, the cost can also add up’ and break the budget.

But, it says, research shows plant proteins are some of the most budget-friendly sources of protein on the market. It is possible to prepare nutritious vegan meals that are cost-effective. 

Vegan budget

Sabrina Ahmed is campaigns & policy officer at The Vegan Society. In a statement sent to PBN, she said: “World Vegan Month is usually a time of celebration, however it felt more appropriate to bring to light the challenges that many of us are facing during these difficult times. 

“The Live Vegan for Less campaign aims to inspire those on a budget with tasty and affordable recipes, whilst countering the notion that a nutritious vegan diet is more expensive than its non-vegan counterpart.

“We’ve worked alongside Sustainable Kitchen to explore the multiple cost-effective uses of vegan staples. We hope our Live Vegan for Less resources will be of help to both vegans and non-vegans alike.”

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.