“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.
“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.
“Like Meat Free Monday, we believe that reducing meat consumption is essential to solving the climate crisis. Meat Free Monday’s campaign is a fantastic and inspiring way to help people take the first step and show them that a climate-friendly diet can be delicious, too.” – Fabian Kreipl
Fabian Kreipl is the CEO and co-founder of vanilla bean, the vegan restaurant guide. vanilla bean’s free app and website helps people find delicious meat free meals on the go and highlights which restaurants use organic, local, and fair-trade ingredients or offer gluten-free options.
“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imagine how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”
“We support Meat Free Monday as we share the same mission to help people cook delicious meat-free meals. Every one of our recipe kits are either vegetarian or vegan, and by swapping some of your evening meals with plant-powered goodness, you can make a significant impact on your health and on the health of the environment. Plus, 10p from each kit is donated to fund free community cooking courses for families in need.” – Justine Fish
Justine Fish is one of the Co-Founders of Make Kit, a London-based startup that produces and delivers 100% meat-free meal kits. The company aims to make cooking vegetarian or vegan easy and delicious, and every purchase helps fund the company’s community healthy eating programmes.
“We’re delighted to be backing the Meat Free Monday campaign with our colleagues and people living in Plymouth. As an organisation dedicated to supporting our population, including our staff to live healthy lives, Meat Free Monday seemed like a great way to also encourage people to eat their five-a-day.” – Jan Potter
Jan Potter is the Head of Health Improvement at Livewell Southwest, is an independent, award winning social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon and Cornwall.
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.
“Meat Free Monday will encourage students to ditch meat. I know that students who participate will see great advantages – it’s better for your health, it’s better for the planet and it’s easier than ever before to be vegan.” – Andrew McAnallen
Andrew McAnallen is vice-president for Academic and Student Affairs at Ulster University Students’ Union (UUSU), Coleraine. Established in 1984, UUSU is a membership-led organisation which represents over 26,000 full and part -time Ulster students across four campuses – Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee.
“Since opening our doors in June 2014, we have been gaining a reputation for our innovative and tasty vegetarian options so we see joining Meat Free Monday as a natural move for us. We just want to celebrate the amazing things our chefs do with the humble vegetable!” – James Bates
James Bates, along with Thomas White and Dominic Jones, are the three directors/co-founders of Maray, an independent small plate and cocktail restaurant located at the top of Liverpool’s bustling Bold Street. Maray puts sustainability and provenance at the heart of everything they do. Each Monday they offer diners the opportunity to select any four vegan or vegetarian small plates to share for £20, including weekly Meat Free Monday specials.