Whether you’re taking up the Veganuary challenge or have pledged to try more vegan or veggie choices in the new year, we’ve pulled together this handy guide of some of our best dining and shopping spots.
From meals out and quick bites on the go, to vegan fashion and beauty, we’ve got plenty of options for you to try at Whiteley Shopping Centre.
Vegan and veggie dining
Gone are the days of salads being the only vegan option on the menu! From indulgent pasta dishes to aromatic curries and plant-based burgers, vegan dining starts here for everyone at our restaurants.
For delicious vegan and vegetarian Japanese-inspired cuisine, wagamama is the place to go. Check out their brand-new 50 per cent plant-based menu, including the classic ‘Vegatsu’ and new additions such as the no duck donburi.
For a mouth-watering burger that ticks all the boxes, head to Frankie and Benny’s for its Viva La Vegan Stacker, a vegan ¼ pounder with smashed avocado, tomato, red onion and lettuce served with an artisan bun and fries.
Find even more vegan and veggie-options at Nando’s with its tasty Beanie burgers, pittas and wraps. One of its most popular plant-based options is The Great Imitator which tastes just like its famous PERi-PERi chicken, but it’s made completely from pea-protein. If you’re getting chips as a side, try pairing them with Nando’s own Vegan PERinaise! Or for indulgent pasta dishes and a range of plant-fuelled pizzas head to Prezzo.
Quick bites on the go
And if you don’t have time for a sit-down meal but still fancy a bite to eat, there are also plenty of plant-based options to grab on the go.
Many of our coffee shops and cafés, including Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero and Starbucks, offer tasty plant-based sandwiches and dairy-free alternatives including oat and soy milk.
Food to take home
If you’re lacking inspiration or aren’t sure where to get started with a plant-based or vegetarian diet, more brands than ever are launching vegan and veggie ranges to help you cook at home.
From fuss-free ready-made meals to scratch cooking ingredients, there’s plenty of choice and new ideas in the M&S Plant Kitchen.
Or why not bag yourself a new vegan or veggie recipe book from WH Smith. You’ll be able to browse some of the most popular vegan cookbooks with bestsellers including BOSH! and The Green Roasting Tin.
And if you are making the switch to a vegan diet more permanently, you also might want to think about picking up a vegan multivitamin from Holland & Barrett, Boots or Superdrug to make sure you have all the nutrients you need as you transition.
Satisfying your sweet tooth
Plenty of brands have variations of classic tasty treats especially for vegetarians such as veggie Percy Pigs at M&S. They also make perfect vegan gifts for birthdays or celebrations!
And if you’re heading to the cinema, don’t miss out on the vegan popcorn and dairy-free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at Whiteley’s Cineworld.
Simple wardrobe swaps
If you’re on the hunt for vegan clothing pieces to add to your wardrobe, you’ll find plenty of styles for all seasons at Whiteley Shopping Centre.
Many brands including H&M and M&S offer vegan fashion alternatives, from bags to ‘Faux’ leather jackets which stay on-trend year after year. Or head to schuh to shop vegan trainers by Veja or browse boots in the vegan Dr Martens range.
Remember that you can also recycle your old clothes at donation points within H&M – supporting more sustainable fashion with some retailers also rewarding you with vouchers to put towards giving your own wardrobe a refresh.
To help you look and feel your best, a variety of our retailers offer vegan skincare and beauty ranges of all types.
Around half of the products on offer at The Body Shop are vegan, including skincare, haircare and make-up options, making it a great one-stop- shop for all of your beauty needs.
Superdrug and Boots also stock a wide range of vegan skincare and makeup ranges, including well-known brands such as NYX, and E.L.F.
Find a full list of our shops and restaurants, as well as our opening times and policies, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.