London’s Best Secret Destinations (And Where to Eat Vegan Nearby)

London's lesser known sights: Mayfield Lavender Farms

I took the week before last off and decided to spend it having a “staycation” in London. I ended up exploring the hidden bits of London that tourists never visit and even locals rarely see – or know about.  I ended up discovering some really special bits of London. So the next time you’re in London, or if you live here and just fancy an afternoon out, here are my suggestions (shh, just don’t tell anyone, we don’t want them getting too busy!).   A post shared by Caitlin (@theveganword) on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:02am PDT Swim outside in

On Knowing When to Take a Holiday, and How to Actually Take One. And Book Babymoons.

How do you know when you need to take a holiday? Please tell me, because apparently I haven’t learned to read the signs.  I’ve heard that breaks are great for us. They make us more creative, recharge our energy levels and crap like that.  But how do you know when you need some time off to recharge? In my old job, my boss would pretty much force us to space our annual leave throughout the year and make us take breaks when we’d been working too hard. I do miss that. My new boss (me) doesn’t give breaks as frequently. I

Vegan Cheese Now Being Sold Alongside Dairy Cheese in a Gourmet Cheese Shop in London

Vegan cheese London from Cheezelo, Kings Cross

I’ve tried a lot of vegan cheeses in London (and abroad) in my almost decade of veganism thus far – from supermarkets, from small producers selling at veg fests, from vegan and health food shops. Some were waxy, some chalky, some bland and tasteless, some unoffensive and one so offensive I had to spit it out in the bin.  I’m pretty picky when it comes to vegan cheese. So I’m excited to say I’ve found my new favourite vegan cracker cheese (the spreadable kind you put on crackers) in London. Cheezelo 46 Chalton Street Kings Cross, London NW1 1JB Hours: