It’s no secret that Anticarnist hails from Norwich in England. And it wouldn’t be an outrageous thing to say that over the past couple of years that the city has had a vegan overhaul of sorts. With Norwich Vegans evolving from a group that meets once a month to chat and share snacks to an organised bunch that attend regular outreach events in the city centre and all the various vegan businesses rapidly opening up, it’s definitely become the place for vegans to visit. Here are just a few of my favourite businesses you should know about:
With a logo designed by Anticarnist, the first vegan shop in Norwich automatically gets top of the list and is currently the only retail shop you can buy Anticarnist apparel offline. Based in a pretty Grade II listed building on Magdalen Street, and just a 10 minute walk from Norwich city centre, it’s definitely worth a visit for countless chilled and frozen foods, vegan clothing, cosmetics and sweet treats. I try to pop in as often as I can for a ‘Scotch Eggless’ and some rare cheeses.
Tofurei has an amazing deli counter offering plant-based substitutes for fresh meat products, including soysages, burgers, loose tofu and a unique fresh tofu for use as a meat substitute in cooking – all produced on site along with their amazing cakes.
With the aim of being Europe’s number one frozen vegan pizza, they’ve grown extremely quickly. Available from over 30 different stockists around the country, you can also buy a slice at vegan festivals. Recently voted ‘best vegan pizza’ in the Vegan Living Taste Test, I’d say they’re doing very well!
Norwich’s first vegan restaurant and cocktail bar and definitely my favourite restaurant right now. In fact, I’m trying to hurry up writing this blog so I can go there for lunch! Amazing food consisting of sticky BBQ ‘ribs’ and cocktails created by the experts at Knowhere Special in London.
Deerly Beloved Bakery have many stockists all over the city, but the best thing is that you can commission personal cakes for any occasion. To be in with a chance of winning a £5 voucher towards yours, enter the competition by following the instructions below!
Another brand new vegan business for 2017, this is a coffee shop unlike any I’ve ever seen before. Enter the giveaway to win a meal for 2 and a free 250g bag of their amazing house coffee to take home when you leave!
Based in Norfolk, Booja Booja create melt-in-your-mouth vegan truffles and rich ice cream with simple, organic ingredients that are dairy, gluten and soya free. A box of these makes a very fancy gift, but you’d have to really like someone to just give these away!
If you’ve ever missed Lion Bars as a vegan, you’re in luck! Vegan Bunny has you covered – If you win the giveaway at the end of this blog you can win four Panther Bars, which are the vegan equivalent (and better in my personal opinion)! It’s also no coincidence that Vegan Bunny makes the very best chocolate fudge I’ve ever had in my entire life.
And that’s not all! Other completely vegan businesses in Norwich also consist of All Glamour No Guts, Hench Herbivore, Bia Kitchen and Namaste Village to name a few!
For a chance to WIN an amazing Norwich Vegan Giveaway Bundle full of vegan-friendly gifts featured above, see the Anticarnist Facebook page.
Big thanks to Little Shop of Vegans, Vegan Bunny, Tofurei, Deerly Beloved Bakery and Ancestors Coffee for contributing to the giveaway.
FULL List of prizes in the Norwich Vegan Giveaway Bundle:
Anticarnist stickers x 4
A meal for 2 at Ancestors Coffee in Norwich with a free 250g bag of coffee
Little Shop of Vegans Tote Bag
Little Shop of Vegans pin badge
Little Shop of Vegans sticker
Little Shop of Vegans pen
Sleazy vegan pen from Little Shop of Vegans
Golden Crunch bar from Little Shop of Vegans
Seed Grenade from Little Shop of Vegans
Vegan Bunni Panther Bars x4
Zest vegan pesto
White Vanilla iChoc bar
Booja Booja hazelnut truffles
Faith washing up liquid
Raspberry Artisan Chocolate
Raw Organic Vanoffee Bar
One Planet Pizza badge
£10 Tofurei giftcard
£5 Deerly Beloved Bakery voucher