Plant-based roasts by Sgaia

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Scotland’s Sgaia Launches Plant-Based Roasts Made From Seitan & Pea Protein

Scottish meat alternatives producer Sgaia has launched two new plant-based roasts for the festive season. Available in the flavours Apple & Cranberry and Sage & Onion, the roasts feature a chicken-style outer layer filled with homemade sausage stuffing. They are made using a base of seitan and pea protein, combined with spices and seasonings. The roasts are available in two sizes — 500g and 1kg — and are pre-cooked, meaning they can be prepared in just a few minutes. Despite not containing any preservatives, they have a long shelf life, lasting for six months in the fridge and even longer in the freezer. The new products join Sgaia’s previously launched Garlic & Rosemary roast, which has proven to be extremely popular. Handmade meat alternatives Sgaia …


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Food Service

Glasgow Pizzeria Launches Extensive Menu of the “Best Vegan Pizza in the Country”

Nonna Said, a popular Napoli-style pizzeria with “toppings that you have never seen,” recently launched a vegan version of its entire menu, offering meat and dairy-free versions of its starters, sides, pizzas, and desserts. Known for its wood-fire oven pizzas with a creative twist, Nonna’s new vegan pizzas include toppings such as fried chicken, ham and pineapple, homemade vegan pepperoni, Jamaican jerk chicken, vegan mozzarella, slow-cooked beef with liquid cheese, and its popular Happy Highlander with haggis and potato smiley faces. Nonna Said opened in 2021 in Merchant City, one of Glasgow’s oldest quarters, with a menu full of fusion street food, low-gluten pizza crusts, as well as a range of cocktails and dog treats. The Glasgow vegan scene The Scottish capital is said to enjoy an …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe Goes Fully Vegan 

The Glad Cafe, a popular eatery in Glasgow, Scotland, has announced its kitchen will be going fully vegan. The diner and music venue on Glasgow’s Southside made the announcement on social media to the delight of its patrons and has now launched its plant-based pizza menu.  The busy Glasgow spot on Pollokshaws Road, has always served animal-based products and has been host to a number of guest cooks in its kitchen over the years. But now it is leaving behind the meat, dairy, and eggs and going vegan. Judging by customers’ comments on the news on social media the choice will prove a popular one.  The move to go fully plant-based is reminiscent of The Queen Inn in Cwmbran, South Wales, which this year also …


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The Vegetarian Butcher has partnered with Glasgow-based artist SMUG to curate a giant 'Elephant in the Room' mural


The Vegetarian Butcher Launches ‘Elephant in the Room’ Campaign to Push Plant-Based Ahead of COP26

The ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign from The Vegetarian Butcher aims to help consumers participate in bringing a crucial issue to COP26’s attention: the environmental impact of animal meat consumption on the planet. “The numbers don’t lie. A transition to diets that incorporate more plant-based food is a vital part of the solution to the climate crisis” Looking for meaningful action from leaders and policymakers, the campaign highlights how reducing animal meat consumption and switching to a plant-based diet can play a significant role in the fight against climate change. The campaign claims the issue is conspicuously absent from the COP26 agenda and lacking in European policy.  Since the livestock industry contributes between 14.5% and 18% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gases, according to the United …



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Gastronomy & Food Service

Scotland: Vegan Wheels Food Delivery Service Launches in Glasgow

A new 100% vegan food delivery service is trialling in Glasgow, Scotland. Vegan Wheels, a plant-based cooperative venture, will provide home deliveries for vegan cafés and restaurants in the city whilst donating profits to animal charities.  “Vegan Wheels is a co-operative which donates all profits to an animal charity chosen by our members” Launched by Andy Yeung, Vegan Wheels aims to carry out deliveries for vegan businesses which do not currently have a home delivery service. 38-year-old Yeung used to work in the restaurant sector but quit due to a clash with his vegan principles. He found a gap in the market for a vegan delivery service, along with the mission of strengthening Glasgow’s vegan community network. “It’s clear that a lot of people don’t …


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The VeganKind: “Many Brands Have Said That TVK Really Helped Pave the Way For Their Growth and Success”

The VeganKind is a well-established, fast-growing, and hugely popular vegan delivery box producer based in Scotland. Here at vegconomist we have reported on this founder-couple’s string of successes on a seemingly constant basis, and this is a much-loved company to so many in the UK – so it was way overdue that we had a chat about their incredible success in the plant-based market.


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Company News

The VeganKind Moves Production to Facility Eleven Times Bigger than Previous Location

Vegan e-retailer announces that growth since COVID has been such that it has relocated to a new 35,000 sqft facility in Glasgow, in the second time the company has had to upgrade in two years; in 2018 it was based in a 3,000sqft warehouse, meaning the new base is over eleven times bigger.