Conservation charity National Trust has introduced vegan cream tea in all of its 350 locations across the UK.
The charity, who govern protected sites such as Castles, parks, and pubs, has also posted a recipe on its website for vegan scones with plant-based clotted cream, using oat milk and margarine, and jam.
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Introducing our new vegan cream tea. It includes everything you’d want in one of our home-made cream teas but made with plant-based ingredients, because scones are for everyone. You’ll find this new treat in the cafés at the places we care for and we’ll of course still be serving our traditional cream tea – even though your friends might want a bite of this one. All you’ll need to worry about is whether to go jam or cream first. #nationaltrust
‘British comfort food’
“We are welcoming more people than ever before to the places we care for who have a variety of tastes and dietary needs, and our menu needs to reflect that,” Rebecca Janaway, development chef for the National Trust, said, according to VegNews.
“We know from talking with visitors who are vegan that they are looking for more choice and that they struggle to find classic British comfort food, and what could be more classic than the cream tea.”
National Trust also offers savory plant-based dishes such as red lentil cottage pie, vegetable tagine, and mixed bean chili.
The charity also confirmed on Twitter that ‘many’ of its cafes also offer soya or oat milk.