The Crown and Sceptre
“Stroud prides itself on being a cosmopolitan town, and has a good proportion of vegetarians, vegans as well as meat eaters that enjoy a good vegetarian meal. We are also very lucky to have Erin Baker, a fabulous and local, vegetarian chef to cook these wonderful dishes. ‘Meat Free Monday’ really was an obvious thing to do.” – Rodda Thomas
Rodda Thomas is the landlord of the Crown and Sceptre in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The pub began hosting monthly Meat Free Monday meals in February 2014.
“My brother and I set up The Gate vegetarian restaurant twenty-five years ago and nothing makes us happier than having a carnivore converted one meal at a time! We support Meat Free Monday because it’s the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and planet.” – Michael Daniel
Michael Daniel is Co-founder of The Gate, a top London vegetarian restaurant in three locations – Hammersmith, Islington and Seymour Place.
“As a chef that takes heed to Michael Pollan’s approach to eating – ‘eat food, not too much, mostly veggies’ – I think Meat Free Mondays are a fantastically creative way to generate momentum behind a cause. The Meat Free Monday campaign isn’t a diet – it’s a movement, and if everyone bands together to make one small change, once a week, the result could be exponentially beneficial for our bodies, for our earth, and for our future.” – Abigail Henson
Abigail Henson is a Natural Gourmet Chef and owner of LoFo (which stands for ‘love food/local food’), in Syracuse, New York state, USA. Home of the original ‘Cauliwings’ dish, the restaurant strives to source locally, organically and ethically produced food.
“Our family has been serving meat-free dishes each day since 1898. We are grateful that, for over a century, no animal has died on Hiltl’s behalf and that Meat Free Monday supports us in showing the world the power and positivity of a veggie lifestyle.” – Rolf Hiltl
Rolf Hiltl is the 4th generation owner of Zurich’s famous Hiltl – the first vegetarian restaurant in the world (according to Guinness World Records).
“Meat Free Monday is not only a fine cause, but it makes great business sense for us, attracting a new and loyal crowd on Mondays and giving us all a break from meat one day a week. And when it’s this well cooked, you really don’t miss the meat.” – Gareth Kavanagh
Gareth Kavanagh is the director/owner of the award-winning Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester. With a local vegan chef stepping in and taking over the kitchen on Monday evenings serving only meat free vegan food, Mondays at The Lass are distinct, interesting and extremely tasty!
“tibits has been working closely with Meat Free Monday for a while, to support the important work they do in trying to reduce meat consumption around the world. Eating less meat is of course a vital way to help prevent the cruelty to and suffering of animals and benefits the environment: livestock production could be responsible for as much as 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” – Reto Frei
Reto Frei is the Co-Founder and CEO of tibits vegetarian restaurants, London. tibits endorses the MFM campaign and their menu includes a range of delicious hot dishes, salads, soups, desserts and smoothies, all of which are healthy yet satisfying.
“Vegetables are glorious and it’s important there is a day where they are celebrated. We look at Meat Free Monday as a way to promote the humble veg and give the planet a bit of a break by lightening consumption of meat.”
Feng Sushi has 8 sushi delivery branches across London serving delicious sushi rolls and Japanese food. The company supports MFM by offering 20% off all vegetarian dishes (including their Feng Bun) every Monday for eat in or delivery.
Ariya Organic Place
“Ariya Organic Place proudly supports the Meat Free Monday campaign and we are honored to help promote it in Thailand. At our restaurant, we serve only raw, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. It’s our mission to promote healthy eating and lifestyles, support grassroots organic farming, and save our planet one dish at a time.” – Sumana Meissner
Sumana Meissner is the International Logistics Manager of Ariya Organic Place, housed at Ariya Wellness Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Ariya Organic Place serves detoxifying meat free food from 11 am to 8 pm daily.
“It’s the best thing about Monday! (And Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)!” – James Hooper
James Hooper is the Director/Founder of Fortify Café, a vegetarian and vegan eatery in Maidstone, Kent.