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Sudbury eateries continue support for Veganuary movement with takeaway services during coronavirus lockdown




Eateries are marking Veganuary by continuing to provide plant-based food options for customers despite tier four and further lockdown restrictions threatening to curtail the annual challenge.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the annual event, which sees those taking part stick to a strictly vegan diet for the whole of January.

In its six years of existence, Veganuary has become a key event in the diaries of Suffolk’s ethical food retailers – and shops are keen to provide options in 2021, even if only by takeaway.

Jessie Carter has relocated her vegan takeaway from Ipswich (called Green Man Munchies) to Sudbury and is opening this week...Pictured: Jessie Carter and Darryl Noe...PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (43812199)
Jessie Carter has relocated her vegan takeaway from Ipswich (called Green Man Munchies) to Sudbury and is opening this week...Pictured: Jessie Carter and Darryl Noe...PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (43812199)

Jessie Carter, who runs Green Man Lounge in North Street, Sudbury, said: “Veganuary is great for vegan restaurants as often people try it and then decide to become vegan permanently.

“There are two other vegan places in North Street alone but we all offer different things. The Cradle, for example, is a proper bakery as well as a restaurant, whereas we do a lot of junk food.”

Green Man is currently open from Thursday to Saturday for takeaways in the evenings.

Jessie said: “We are doing delivery and click and collect. With all that is coming and going, I don’t know what is going to happen. We are just sticking to the rules and hoping more people will try things.”

She added: “Veganuary is getting more popular every year and it has also been getting easier as there are so many alternatives now readily available at supermarkets.”

The Cradle in Sudbury returned after the Christmas break today and offers takeaways from Thursday to Sunday, between 9am and 2pm.

There is also The White Nettle, a family run, vegan art café in North Street, although it is not thought to be trading in lockdown.