As of June 2020, the United Kingdom has been crowned the best country in the world for vegan dating, offering a plethora of different vegan restaurants and hot spots. Veganism is so popular nowadays that oftentimes, you don’t even need to scout out a vegan or vegetarian restaurant, as most mainstream dining establishments offer vegan options, from hot drinks to the main course, and all the way to dessert.
Of course, not all vegans are interested in solely dating other vegans. In many cases, it can be great to spend time with people who don’t share exactly the same beliefs, as being challenged is a great way to grow emotionally and psychologically. Who knows, you may even be able to convince and convert a non-vegan partner in time! However, it is never a good idea to date a non-vegan if the primary goal is to change them. This dietary change is an optimistic potential, not something to be forced.
At the same time, many studies suggest that being with a partner who shares your core beliefs means you are more likely to enjoy a long-term relationship. Match helps singles find and build meaningful, solid and long-lasting relationships, and different people have different non-negotiables. For most, a meaningful relationship starts with a strong foundation, and that comes from shared goals, interests and passions.
Match can act as a great vegan dating app for UK singles. Thanks to Britain’s beautifully diverse population and Match’s large community of singles, finding your special someone who shares your values is made easier. Match’s services are open to everyone and offer a variety of selections and options for successful dating. Thanks to our AI-powered search, Match works as a great and effective vegan dating app. Once you log on, the search engine uses filters which allow you to narrow down your search results by specifying your desired partner’s interests, profession, age, gender and location.
It’s totally up to whether or not you would like to make the most of using Match’s accurate search engine to find a fellow vegan. If you only follow a plant-based diet, mostly for health reasons, dating a non-vegan is probably not a total deal-breaker. Whereas if veganism is a rounded, all-encompassing way of life for you and you are fully committed to the ethical arguments for veganism, then someone who consumes animal products and derivatives might not be for you.
One of the benefits of vegan dating in the UK is sharing your passion for vegan food and vegan alternatives. Dinner dates become all the more enticing as you share your vegan hidden gems with each other and even your top vegan recipes, cookbooks and vloggers! Oftentimes, vegans also share a passion for nature, animals and the environment. Use this as an opportunity to go on a date to a farm or area of wildlife. Here are some of our top picks of date locations for vegan dating in the UK.
- Mildred’s, London
One of the UK’s oldest vegan restaurants, this innovative and exciting chain has four branches in different parts of London. Enjoy cocktails, ‘cheesy’ nachos, a korean ‘chicken’ burger and weekend brunch in a clean, unfussy decor – and for an affordable price.
- Ventra Vegan, Chinatown, London
Arguably the best vegan buffet in London, this little joint based in London’s Chinatown offers raw and cooked vegan dishes in a small, light, plant-filled cafe.
- The Allotment Vegan Eatery, Manchester
Conveniently offering a fixed price menu for lunch and dinner, this eatery boasts a modern, rustic setting with deep blue walls.
- VX, Bristol
A quirky food studio for delightful vegan junk food.
- Yogāya Vegan Cafe & Studio, Swansea
This relaxed and bright corner eatery offers hearty vegan cuisine such as wraps, salads and sides.
- Queen’s Park, London
Based in north west London this medium sized park hosts a cafe, jazz nights, stunning greenery, a bandstand and a small sustainable zoo filled with rabbits, goats and sheep. Not to mention that you’re the corner from a Gail’s which offers vegan treats. What more could you ask for?
- Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire
This sustainable nature centre filled with primates, mammals, reptiles and amphibians attracted 644,033 visitors in 2019.
- WWT Caerlaverock, Scotland
Coastal wetlands which host barnacle geese, whooper swans and ospreys, with observatories & hides.
Recipes to cook together
The way through the heart is through the stomach and cooking for someone is one of the warmest and oldest ways of telling them you care for them. Once you are comfortable enough to spend time at your date’s place, try cooking one of the following recipe ideas which are tasty, romantic and impressive (well, impressive-seeming without the hard work!) Google the following along with the word vegan and you’ll find a selection of simple to follow and delicious recipes.
- Coconut and Chickpea Curry with Jasmine Rice and Naan
- Black Bean Burritos with Vegan Cheddar and Pico de Gallo
- Sugar Pea and Courgette Pasta
- Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage
- Vegan Burgers in a Brioche Bun with Sweet Potato Fries and Aioli
- Vegetable Paella
- Lentil Dahl and Coconut Rice
- West African Peanut Soup
- Falafel Wraps with Hummus and Carrots on the Side
- Veggie Pad Thai
- Thai Red Curry with Vegetables
- Vietnamese Vegetable BoBun
- Grilled Aubergine in Miso and Soy Sauce with rice
Match understands the unique challenges singles are presented with when it comes to vegan dating and is well equipped to help you find the vegan partner you’ve been waiting for.