“I’ve been vegetarian since 11 and have seen a huge shift in the perception of vegetarian food and drink since the late eighties. It’s great that I’m now able to showcase the best in vegetarian food by using modern, innovative techniques throughout 1847. We’re always looking at ways to encourage diners to try plant based foods and what perfect way to support this by offering a great discount each and every Monday.” – Damien Davenport
Damian Davenport is the owner the 1847 restaurants which specialise in high quality, locally produced vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dining in their restaurants in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed. To celebrate Meat Free Monday, all 1847 restaurants offer 50% off your total bill if you book online quoting MFM.
“nu dish is a ‘veggie-tainment’ (vegetable + entertainment) café dining experience! You can enjoy our special recipes featuring beautiful and healthy vegan food.” – Ayuna Matsuno
Ayuna Matsuno is the manager of nu dish, a vegan restaurant in situated in Ginza, Tokyo. To lower the barrier to veganism, which is not familiar in Japan, nu dish offers a special ‘Veggie Monday Lunch’ at an affordable price every Monday. The restaurant hosts a regular veggie and music live stage ‘MFM Night’ event.
“At itsu, 40% of our menu is vegan including hot food, salads and sushi. We see this as being core to our philosophy of eating healthily and incorporating more vegetables into our diets. Joining the Meat Free Monday campaign has given us another opportunity to help celebrate positive and healthy lifestyles. On top of this, in late 2018 we introduced our ‘no meat Mondays’ dish to encourage our customers to think about reducing their meat intake once a week. Eat beautiful.”
itsu is an Asian-inspired restaurant chain offering healthy sushi, salads, soups, rice bowls and noodles. The early pioneers of Pret are the creative force behind itsu – a place dedicated to lower fat, lower calorie, delicious food. Its ‘eat beautiful’ menu celebrates the flavours of the Far East; high in nutrients yet refreshingly low in calories and saturated fat.
“Try it, you might like it … and the planet definitely will appreciate it.”
Woody Harrelson is an award-winning actor who has appeared in films including White Men Can’t Jump, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt, as well as Meat Free Monday’s own film One Day a Week.
“By following Meat Free Monday, you not only help the planet but also eat in a more compassionate and health conscious way.”
Leona Lewis a singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the third series of the The X Factor in 2006. She has had nine top ten hits in the UK.
“I like the idea of conscious attitudes to our environment. As a result, I support all the methods and programmes aimed at protecting and saving our planet, and when I found out about MFM I had no doubt that I should join it. When you help the environment you help yourself. And this is the best investment.” – Irina Azarova
Irina Azarova is the founder of the first vegetarian restaurant in Moscow, Fresh, which opened on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in 2012. A second restaurant was opened in the Patriarch Ponds district two years later. With the motto “healthy is the new sexy”, Fresh serves healthy, seasonal dishes in a modern and stylish setting.
Hoffman, Barney & Foscari Ltd
“The growing need for an active contribution to the protection of the world and its ecosystem is the Question of Questions and no one can exclude himself or herself from the debate. In this sense, the values disclosed by Meat Free Monday are beyond time and fashion – themes that belong to everyone –and HBF is aimed precisely at all of them. To change the world. Indeed, to save it.” – Glauco Della Sciucca
Hoffman, Barney & Foscari Ltd. is a multidivisional company founded by Glauco Della Sciucca (CEO and creative director), Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Giovanni Iannelli, Walter Trovato and others, based in London and working in creative fields, in particular Visual Arts, Communication and Design. Its first projects this year are a motion picture (a new comedy written and directed by Glauco Della Sciucca), a theatre piece and an iconic porcelain cup.
“I love the idea of Meat Free Monday, as it encourages everyone to participate towards helping the environment. This also creates the opportunity for a better well-being one day at a time.” – Sarra Darragi
Sarra Darragi is one of the directors of Fitology Kitchen, a start up company based in Greenwich, offering freshly prepared meals for delivery couriered by bicycles in central London. With a new vegan range just launched, Fitology Kitchen provides tasty, nutritional, gluten-free meals, snacks and juices to encourage everyone to live a healthier lifestyle. MFM supporters can get a 10% discount until the end of 2018 using the code ‘MFM2018’ at the online check out.
More Than Carrots
“Thanks to Meat Free Monday’s fantastic campaigns, a lot of people are now aware of the impact our diet has on the environment. I changed my own habits because of this campaign and haven’t looked back. While on my journey, I realised that eating veggie dishes can be very easy at some restaurants, but it is still quite hard at most of them. This often stopped me, especially in the beginning. I started More Than Carrots to make finding restaurants with tempting veggie offerings easy.” – Annette Burgard
Annette Burgard is the Founder of More Than Carrots, a restaurant guide for meat-reducers. Using public ratings and menu analysis, More Than Carrots ranks restaurants for the likelihood that a meat-reducer will be tempted by their veggie options. More Than Carrots’ data is free to use and available on their website. The data will also be integrated in other food apps to make it available to a bigger audience.
“As a mid-sized food company, our actions can seem so meagre and insignificant as to be pointless, but ignoring the climate change threat will not make it go away. It’s only through millions of small actions that we stand a chance. And we think that change can begin with the simple act of choosing a veggie meal for supper.” – Ed Perry
Ed Perry is the founder of COOK, which produces meals for the freezer using the same ingredients you would at home, with shops and a delivery service throughout the UK. COOK have set themselves the goal of increasing their meat-free sales at a faster rate than their meat products, have launched six new vegan-friendly dishes this year, are working on a veggie Christmas lunch and have started sending out a monthly ‘Meat-Free Mail’.