The Students’ Union at UWE
“The world in becoming increasingly aware of the ongoing climate crisis. Changing to a plant-based diet is the single biggest consumer action you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. Aside from this fact, it has been proved that those who follow a plant-based diet live healthier, richer lives – whilst reducing the suffering of animals. Given these facts, Meat Free Monday is a no-brainer.” – Ciaran Gutteridge
Ciaran Gutteridge is Sustainability Officer 2018-2019 at The Students’ Union at UWE, a 30,000 strong organisation which supports students across all campuses, courses and backgrounds at the University of the West of England (UWE). The Union’s Student Sustainability Committee launched a #PlantBasedPlanet campaign following market research showing a high demand for more vegetarian and vegan options. The campaign includes working with the Students’ Union Bar to promote Meat Free Monday and offer discounted plant-based dishes.
“At Pasta Evangelists, we are firm believers in the power of the Mediterranean Diet, for people and planet alike. This approach emphasises the use of fresh, seasonal vegetables, olive oil and other plant produce. That’s why we’re proud to support Meat Free Monday and launch our very own plant-based pasta range. Buon appetito a tutti!” – Finn Lagun
Finn Lagun is a founding member of the Pasta Evangelists team, based in London. Pasta Evangelists deliver freshly handmade pasta and sauces direct to customers’ homes or offices so they can prepare five-star pasta dishes in five minutes. In April 2019 Pasta Evangelists are launching a selection of plant-based pasta.
“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.