My vegan Valentine at Bagatti’s

Posted on February 23rd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

On the most romantic night of the year, we dined where we could both feel the love

56-58 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DP

Time from East Croydon:  15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

Our Valentine’s night 2018 in Croydon’s Restaurant Quarter was a game of two halves. It literally was, because it involved football.

My partner Paul and I … Read More »

Veganuary 2018: I lived on plants for a month in Croydon

Posted on February 7th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 10 comments

Veganism’s having a moment, but what’s it like 24/7?

Not everything that we write will stand the test of time. My article about World Vegan Day in Croydon two years ago didn’t. For goodness sake – it was only one day. Now that I’ve completed Veganuary – a full month of eating no animal products whatsoever: not just meat and fish but no eggs, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, … Read More »

Restaurant review: The Brook, Wallington

Posted on June 13th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 6 comments

Go west for fine dining in a Wallington venue that’s making a name for itself

84 Manor Rd, Wallington SM6 0AD

Time from West Croydon: Overground 11 minutes then  10 minutes /  157, 35 minutes

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Brook. Since it re-opened a few months ago following a major re-furb, Croydonians have crossed the Sutton border in numbers to eat, … Read More »

Vegan Curious? Follow me!

Posted on August 22nd, by Brendan Walsh in Culture. 2 comments

Freaking out about the frankenburger? Relax. Help is at hand.

Imagine you are Madonna. Imagine I am Madonna’s dad. You are screeching “Pleeeeaaase, Papa don’t preach” at me and it’s not because you’re in an awful mess. It’s because I’m going to talk about Veganism.

Don’t hang up! We can get through this. If I did it (when aged 38) then anyone … Read More »