Our friends from up north, True North Brewery Co, talk to Veganuary about the ever increasing vegan options Sheffield has to offer.
In recent years, Sheffield has undergone a series of changes and refurbishments that have paved the way for all kinds of new trends. What was once a city known for its steel factories and industrial estates, has transitioned into a hotspot for foodies, music fans and lovers of the alternative.
Among the trends to emerge out of the steel city, veganism has become one of the most popular. The demand for plant-based food has increased massively in the UK, with more than 3.5 million people now following a vegan diet and Sheffield has welcomed this new way of life with open arms.
The city is home to a diverse mix of food vendors, with everything from Mexican street food pop-ups to traditional British pubs. The number of vegan-only venues is on the rise in Sheffield and even more long-term local favourites are expanding their menus to include a variety of plant-based dishes.
Herbivores and food-lovers in search of delicious animal-friendly grub this January will never be more than a stone’s throw away from one of Sheffield’s iconic vegan-friendly venues. A stroll along Division Street will uncover some of the city’s best eateries including The Devonshire and The Common Room which boast vibrant menus featuring delicious vegan and vegetarian options.
This month, thousands of people across the UK have taken part in Veganuary and for anyone in Sheffield, this is an amazing opportunity to try something new and discover the benefits of a vegan diet. The January blues will be kept at bay thanks to the exciting array of winter-warming vegan food and packed-out calendar of exciting events.
True North Brewery Co started back in 1992 when Kane Yeardley, MD, bought an old disused warehouse and turned it into what was to become one of Sheffield’s most loved venues, The Forum. They now have venues throughout Sheffield and the surrounding areas, a successful brewery, gin distillery, and coffee roastery.
Like the sound of delicious food and beer? It’s not too late to give vegan a try with Veganuary!