It’s National Vegetarian Week – 10th to 16th May

National Veggie Week
National Vegetarian Week encourages us to put a spotlight on vegetable meals. Eating more vegetables and less meat for our bodies and the planet

National Vegetarian Week is fast approaching from 10 to 16 May – and everyone is joining in with the Veggie 123 challenge.

You can sign up for your free Veggie 123 challenge kit packed with recipes, tips and discounts visit While you are there, check out the famous faces getting stuck in too, discover delicious dishes and see how a veggie diet is a great choice for the planet.

National Vegetarian Week supporters

Everyone is invited to take part, and we’ve loads of celeb supporters getting involved too. From Stephen Fry and BOSH! to Anita Bean, the Curry Guy Dan Toombs,  Anna Jones, ethiopian foodie Helen Mebrate, and Chris Packham.

Here’s what a few of them have to say:

Stephen Fry said:

“I think it’s fair to say that there’s never been a better time to try cutting out meat and living a plant-based life. I’ve found it good for health and energy, and if we all joined in … well, wouldn’t the planet be pleased!”

Anita Bean said:

“As a lifelong vegetarian I am passionate about the physical and mental benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle and, as a former British bodybuilding champion, living proof that you don’t need meat to build muscle or be successful in sport.”

Anna Jones said:

“National Vegetarian Week encourages us, for just one week, to put a spotlight on delicious vegetable-centred meals. We all know we should be eating more vegetables and less meat, fish and dairy, for both our bodies and the planet and now is the time.”

More celebrity supporters are being added all the time and we’ve interviews and quotes from many of them too.

Veggie 123 Challenge

Join in the brand new Veggie 123 challenge – it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. Go veggie for one week. Nominate two friends. Donate £3 to the Vegetarian Society. Have some fun, eat delicious dishes for a week and help the planet – It’s win-win.

Tasty recipes

To help you with the challenge we’ve loads of tempting recipes at There’s fresh ideas from Cauldron, like a fragrant Tofu Thai Green Curry. Level up your lunch with a Falafel Buddha Bowl with Creamy Avocado Dressing or try speedy Sticky Sesame Tofu with Spring Greens – delicious! There’s something for everyone, such as BOSH!’s Frying-Pan Samosa Pie, Kwoklyn Wan’s Stir-Fried Ho Fun, Anna Jones’s Cinnamon & Cherry Tomato Koshari or Anita Bean’s Blueberry New York-style Cheesecake. Plus, there’s loads more to get you cooking!

National Vegetarian Week 2021 is sponsored by Cauldron and is your chance to join millions of people enjoying amazing veggie food. Keep a look out for new recipes, tempting offers and more across the UK.

The Vegetarian Society is the place to go for everything you want to know about the world of vegetarian and vegan food.

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