Tag: vegan

  • More of us our choosing Vegan

    More and more of us are choosing to go vegan which we have noticed here at Greens. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.

    Over the years there has been a rise in people choosing to go Vegan. The most recent survey conducted in the UK found that over 542,000 people are following a vegan diet, an increase of more than 3.5 times the number of vegans over the past decade, making Veganism one of Britain's fastest growing lifestyle movements. The rise in Veganism is due to more young people making more compassionate and ethical life choices. More and more big eating chains are offering more vegan options as well as abstaining from using animal products in their foods.

    Studies have shown that choosing a vegan diet can also benefit your health. Whole vegan diets are generally higher in certain nutrients providing more fibre, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. They have a tendency to reduce your calorie intake, making them effective in promoting weight loss. The diet reduces the risks of developing certain health problems such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. If you suffer from arthritis studies have shown that vegan diets based on probiotic-rich whole foods can significantly decrease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. As well as reducing the risks of certain diseases a vegan diet can reduce the onset of a migraine.

    Here at Greens, we have seen a rise in customers asking for vegan dishes. Our philosophy is that anyone can enjoy vegan food, so we take pride in ensuring our vegan offering is delicious and tasty. If its breakfast and scrambled tofu, or a full-on main meal of toad out of the hole complete with vegan yorkies, or just a snack or lovely vegan ice cream sundae you're after  Green's is the place to go in Grasmere. Aga makes delicious vegan meringues that mere mortals think are the real thing!

    Greens vegan ice cream sundae

    Greens three types of hummus

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Greens Vegan Toad out of the hole

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    Greens Vegan breakfast

    Our vegan ice cream comes from Swedish glacé, Northen Bloc and Food Heaven who all abstain from using animal products. Choose from strawberry and yuzu, chocolate and orange, or Madagascan vanilla. All available on a vegan ice cream cone or as part of a vegan ice cream sundae with homemade vegan meringues and chocolate brownie.

    Pop in and see what vegan treats take your fancy here at Greens, or take a look at our menu here: http://greensgrasmere.com/gluten-free-cafe-grasmere/. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    It's Fairtrade Fortnight!

    Once a year, for two weeks (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), Fairtrade Foundation organises the promotional campaign that is 'Fairtrade Fortnight'. Campaigners, businesses and schools get together to raise better awareness of the Fairtrade movement and what it's all about.

    Behind every bar of chocolate, mug of coffee and pot of tea (to name but a few) are the farmers and workers who are working to improve their lives and communities. When you buy products with the Fairtrade mark, you support these people. To learn more about exactly who is behind your favourite cup of tea, click here.

    Here at Green's, we believe in supporting these farmers and workers that work so hard to make their living. We use Fairtrade chocolate to make our yummy chocolate brownies, Fairtrade coffee beans from Farrer's in Kendal and make our delicious Herdy's hot chocolates using only Fairtrade ingredients. Why not pop in today and ask for something Fairtrade?

    Let's get together to support these workers. Why not try to only buy Fairtrade products for this fortnight? It's a simple change to make; just think of the good you'll be doing and how this can change these worker's lives!

    We hope to see you soon!
    Green's x

     

  • A quick update + Pancake Day!

    Hello, everyone!

    We're so happy to be back open again after our brief time closed and have been busy redecorating and creating yummy new dishes for our menu.

    Our opening hours have changed slightly and for the coming months will be as follows:

    Monday: 9:30 - 16:30
    Tuesday: 9:30 - 16:30
    Wednesday: CLOSED
    Thursday: CLOSED
    Friday: 9:30 - 16:30
    Saturday: 9:30 - 16:30
    Sunday: 9:30 - 16:30

    Please don't hesitate to contact us on 015394 35790 or at info@greensgrasmere.com if you'd like to reserve a table - we highly recommend this if you are a large group in order to avoid disappointment!

    With Pancake Day just around the corner, we'd also like to let you know that we will be serving pancakes in our cafe all day Tuesday with the options of lemon and sugar, Nutella, and gluten-free options will be available too!

    We hope to see you soon!

     

  • Easter Opening Hours

    We are busy baking in our kitchen and looking forward to seeing you all this Easter.  We will be open from Good Friday March 25th until Monday April 4th from 9:30 - 5:30, reopening on Wednesday April 6th until Wednesday April 13th. We look forward to seeing you all and hope you are looking forward to our new vegan and gluten free delights.

  • Opening Hours throughout November

    The North wind might well be blowing, but we're still here, ready to serve our delicious dishes to those bold enough to brave the November breeze!

    Our opening hours until the end of November are as follows:

    w/c 6th November: We are open every day (except Thursday) from 10:00-4pm

    w/c 13th November: We are open every day (except Wednesday & Thursday) from 10:00 - 4pm

    w/c 20th November: We are open every day (except Wednesday & Thursday) from 10:00 - 4pm

    We'll keep you updated going forward and on December opening hours!

     

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!

  • Another 'healthier menu' award for Greens

    We have once again received a 'healthier menu' award by South Lakeland District Council - for the third year in a row!

    At Greens, our specialty is in offering healthy, seasonal comfort food for all, locally sourced where possible and we strive to ensure that our food is not just tasty, but good for you.

    The award was originally initiated to encourage all food catering businesses to include healthier choices for their customers.  To qualify for the award, food businesses must maintain excellent food hygiene standards, using healthy ingredients and healthier techniques in preparation.

    We are delighted to be recognised once again and will continue to maintain our high standards in offering healthy food for all dietary requirements.

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!

  • Kick start the day at Green's

    It's not just lunch and dinner we serve at Green's, you know!

    We're also here to help you start your day.

    Our hearty breakfast menu really packs a punch and delivers everything you would expect from a Green's dish: delicious nutritious food!

    Choose from a full Cumbrian breakfast, with award winning Cumberland sausages, yoghurt parfait, porridge and a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options.

    Make Green's the first stop you make this week!

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!

     

  • National Vegetarian Week!

    This week is National Vegetarian Week and we're in our element!  Afterall, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free specialty dishes are what we're renowned for!

    To celebrate, we're wheeling our some of our favourites, including our superfood salad, falafel and halloumi wrap and vegan brownie ice cream sundae!

    As ever, we'll be demonstrating that vegetarian food is not only good for you, but vibrant, exciting and flavourful.

    Pop in and see us over National Vegetarian Week and visit the website, to find out how you can get involved!  http://www.nationalvegetarianweek.org/

     

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!

  • Fuel for the Fred Whitton Challenge!

    Ahead of the Fred Whitton Challenge on Sunday, we would like to offer participants a 10% discount off dinner when dining with us on Saturday evening.

    We are open from 6pm, so come and get fuelled up ahead of the big race!

    We advise booking, so give us a call on 015394 35790. You can see a copy of our menu here: fred whitton menu.

    The very best of luck to all!

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!

  • Walking with the Wounded Cumbrian Challenge - 16th May

    We are delighted to be supporting 'Walking with the Wounded''s Cumbrian Challenge, which is back by popular demand and takes place on Saturday 16th May.

    WWTW launched the Cumbrian Challenge in 2013 and it has quickly become a firm annual fundraising fixture, with supporters giving overwhelming feedback about the memories created and friendships made throughout the weekend.

    It's a wonderful cause and once again, we are going to be providing packed lunches to all those taking part - if required. To order, call us on 015394 35790, or visit the website: http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/support-the-walk/wwtw-events/cumbrian-challenge-2015/

    We wish everyone, the very best of luck!

     

    Green's is Grasmere's No. 1 cafe for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes........we look forward to welcoming you!