East Wintergarden

Veganuary 2022 – A guide to vegan catering at East Wintergarden

25 January 2022

‘Do you have a vegan option?’ This has become one of the most frequently asked questions during the planning stages of an event. And the answer? Absolutely yes.

With Veganuary in full swing, we wanted to shine a light on the array of alternative catering options available at our Canary Wharf venue – plus highlight some of the reasons why you might consider a vegan offering for your next event.

Veganism is on the rise

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products via your diet and other animal products – like leather. A vegan diet contains food derived from plants including the likes of vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits. And according to the latest stats, going plant-based is gaining in popularity.

Between 2014 and 2019 the number of vegans in Britain quadrupled. In 2014, the number of vegans was estimated to be 150,000, increasing to 600,000 in 2019. While 2022, it’s been estimated that there are around 720,000 vegans in the UK – and it’s for good reason.

Going vegan is kinder to the planet

There is increasing belief that living a meatless lifestyle is the ‘single best way’ to reduce your impact on earth including supporting research from worldwide academia including the University of Oxford.

There are health benefits too

According to a study, a global switch to a vegan diet could save 6 million human lives by 2050 thanks to the brilliant health benefits a plant-based diet brings with it.  

We’re committed to sustainable causes

At East Wintergarden we place sustainability at the core of everything we do. From our strict no-single-use plastic pledge to using 100% renewable electricity. We are committed to working with responsible caterers who source their menus locally.

Food by Dish is one of our responsible caterers who has worked with us to produce a delicious vegan buffet lunch package that’s packed full of choice, flavour and delicious meatless alternatives.

From fun and filling snacks, like fig, walnut and flax granola bars to lunch options like baked sweet potatoes piled high with black bean, chickpea, apricot and pistachio tagine or creamy corn chowder topped with crispy onions and crusty bread. Who said going vegan was limiting?

Vegan menus at East Wintergarden

Our Vegan lunch buffet package starts from £85 + VAT per person and for this price, you and your guests can enjoy:

  • Exclusive use of the East Wintergarden Main Hall, Gallery and Waterside Terrace from 8am until 5pm
  • Standard furniture including tables and chairs
  • Full event staffing including door security, event stewards and cleaning janitors
  • Cleaning before, during and after the event
  • Dedicated duty manager
  • Technical production package
  • Arrival tea, coffee and vegan snacks
  • A vegan buffet lunch menu
  • Two further servings of tea and coffee
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Staffing, management and all waiting staff
  • Cloakroom service

Sound good? If so, get in touch with the team at East Wintergarden to make your next event one to remember.

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