Anay Mridul

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Anay is journalism graduate from City, University of London, he was a barista for three years, and never shuts up about coffee. He's passionate about coffee, plant-based milk, cooking, eating, veganism, writing about all that, profiling people, and the Oxford Comma. Originally from India, he went vegan in 2020, after attempting (and failing) Veganuary. He believes being environmentally conscious is a basic responsibility, and veganism is the best thing you can do to battle climate change. He gets lost at Whole Foods sometimes.

Q&A: E²JDJ talks investment strategy, and the alternative protein market

Venture Capital funds targeting alternative proteins have seen a spectacular rise in numbers recently as more people look to invest in areas that confer...

How are Quorn’s vegan nuggets different from the original?

Quorn launched its vegan nuggets in 2016, but how are they different from the original, vegetarian Crispy Nuggets? As one of the world’s foremost meatless...

The 3 best vegan gelatin substitutes

The wonderful alternatives that make things like vegan jelly, sliceable cheese and marshmallows: here are the best vegan substitutes for gelatin. Gelatin is a staple...

Dirty Vegan: Dirty Bones’s London site serving up plant-based junk food

In early 2020, Dirty Bones found a permanent home for its vegan junk food pop-up, Dirty Vegan, at Westfield London in White City. In 2018,...

What is in Krispy Kreme’s vegan doughnut?

Krispy Kreme launched its vegan doughnuts in the UK this year, but what are they made of? Krispy Kreme expanded its range of “iconic irresistibly...

When is maple syrup not vegan?

It’s a vegan favourite, given its wonderful flavour, sweetness and health benefits. But it’s not straightforward; maple syrup isn’t always vegan. Why am I writing...

The Oatly ice cream: what’s in it, and what UK flavours does it have?

In 2019, Oatly introduced its vegan ice cream range to the UK market with three flavours. Now, it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Ah Oatly,...

The most popular accidentally vegan snacks in the UK

We’ve all seen extensive lists of snack products in the UK that are accidentally vegan, but which ones are the most surprising? “Accidentally vegan” is...

What is plant-based beef made of?

Plant-based beef and mince are popular ingredients in vegan cooking now, but what is it made of? Despite common perception, there is no real beef...

Vegan dating surges in 2021 post Covid-19 lockdowns

83% of singles who are vegan are already dating more or the same as they did before Covid-19, according to a new report by...

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