Brighton pubs, restaurants offering lockdown deals

As of Thursday we are back in a big bad lockdown, but there is at least some good news – a number of local businesses are offering pre and post-lockdown deals for us common folk. Freeloada vegan – East Street Tap Freeloada Vegan has been a welcome edition to the city’s vegan scene since its opening at the start of summer, serving up some of … Continue reading Brighton pubs, restaurants offering lockdown deals

Plant Stories Kitchen raises thousands to feed children in need

Plant Stories Kitchen has raised more than £5,000 to help feed children in need this half term. Brighton’s latest vegan community kitchen project – Plant Stories Kitchen – has raised more than £5,000 to help feed children in need this half term. Plant Stories Kitchen is run by Gemma Ogston of Gem’s Wholesome Kitchens and Aye Mya Oo of Fu Fighters and has already garnered … Continue reading Plant Stories Kitchen raises thousands to feed children in need

Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

The Brighton Fringe has entered its final week of core events, here are some choice picks from the city-wide celebration of all things art. Jekyll and Hyde: A one-woman show 26-29 October Heather-Rose Andrews will be performing her much-celebrated one-woman take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, Jekyll and Hyde for four nights this week (26-29 October, 20:30-21:30). The event will take place Street Werks … Continue reading Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

Washed Out launches its own coffee

Washed Out Festival has launched its own-limited run coffee, made in collaboration with Hastings-based Sham City Roasters. Washed Out Festival may have sadly been cancelled for 2020, but have no fear, the city’s number one punk fest can get your blood pumping all winter long with its brand new coffee. The Washed Out Roast has been made in collaboration with Hastings bean bandits, Sham City … Continue reading Washed Out launches its own coffee

In defence of kiddie dinner

Whether they are the saviour of a working class parent, or a reassuring culinary cuddle when in a pit of despair, kiddie dinners are wonderful and they must be defended. Kiddie dinner, orange dinner, toddler tea: We may call it different things but we all recognise the  beige tsunami of kinda-crispy, very salty, things and we all secretly love it. Our proclivity for these meals … Continue reading In defence of kiddie dinner

Five great Brighton restaurants offering September eat out deals

August’s eat out to help out scheme was a roaring success. It was a month where we got all-too-accustomed to having a wedge of our dinner bill wiped off purely because it was early in the week, and as such the crash back to full-price reality was a hard one. Luckily a number of independent businesses across Brighton have extended the offer into September – … Continue reading Five great Brighton restaurants offering September eat out deals

Really Happy Chicken, Preston Street: Vegan fried happiness.

Vegan fried chick’n has come to Brighton and it is good. Very, very good. One would be forgiven for thinking that opening a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic would be a bit of a misstep, but as we have been so reliably informed by numerous action movies that which appears crazy often work very well indeed. Such is the rather uncurious case of … Continue reading Really Happy Chicken, Preston Street: Vegan fried happiness.

Bendito Maiz popping up at The Store Saturday 1 August

Plant-based Mexican food specialists, Bendito Maiz will be posted up outside The Store, Fiveways this Saturday The Hollingbury-based company will be selling a range of its top products from 11am-4pm. Bendito Maiz specialises in vegan takes on classic Mexican cuisine, from handmade tortillas, moles, El Pastor-style seitan to pickles and sauces. The kitchen is currently running a supper club collaboration with Brighton legends A Tribe … Continue reading Bendito Maiz popping up at The Store Saturday 1 August

Purezza: Plant Pioneers

With the announcement that Purezza will be bringing its award-winning pizzas to the sunny streets of Hove, co-founder and co-owner, Tim Barclay reflects on the restaurant’s success, the Brighton vegan community and Purezza’s plans for the future of plant-based pizza. Undercurrent: What was behind the decision to open your third restaurant back here in Brighton and Hove, actually, having ventured into London previously? Tim Barclay: … Continue reading Purezza: Plant Pioneers

Feed me

By Abigail Willford Since the start of lockdown, my friend and I have been engaged in a continuous WhatsApp conversation about cravings. Food has always been the main topic of conversation, but it’s taken on a more urgent, desperate tinge over the past nine weeks as we are denied both each other’s company and any shared food experiences, one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether it’s … Continue reading Feed me