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Updated: Jan 17, 2023

Welcome to our Veganuary blog! As the month of January has kicked off, many people around the world are committing to a plant-based diet this month in an effort to improve their health & reduce their impact on the environment.

As part of Veganuary, we're showcasing some of the small businesses that are getting involved, helping raise awareness & celebrating the campaign with delicious and ethical food choices. Many of them have created specials or increased the vegan options on their menus, making it easier than ever to try a plant-based diet.

So, whether you're a long-time vegan or just starting out on your plant-based journey, here’s a few places you can get a Vegan feed in the city. Plus check out the rewards with your Independent Derry Card too when you choose to support these businesses.

Hidden City Cafe

20% off all teas & coffees with your Card.

Hidden City Cafe doesn't just encourage veganism in January, but all year round. They are home to a huge variety Vegan food, creating a delicious, healthy menu that is bursting with plant based options. Check out the House made Bang’n’ Bhaji on house made flat bread with house made cucumber & mint riata, house made wholegrain hummus finished with an apricot & ginger chutney, baby leaf spinach, fresh coriander & diced red chilli. Served with skin on salted fries or fresh salad with house tang dressing. Vegan wine, beer also available. A great place to start your Vegan journey this month.

Scarpello & Co

10% off pizzas Tue-Wed with your card.

Scarpello & Co is home to some the most authentic & delicious woodfired pizza's we ever did taste alongside long fermented breads, pastries, gelato & more. These guys are catering to plant based diets with their 'No 1' vegan pizza the 'Marinara'; slow roasted tomato sauce, garlic, oregano & black pepper on a perfect sourdough base made using a blend of traditional stoneground flours, water & seasalt - all vegan friendly. A number of vegan appetisers are also available including Padron Peppers, Salted Almonds, Garlic Flatbread & of course Vegan cheese.


FREE tortilla chips with every 12" burrito/fajita with your card.

Celebrate Veganaury at Guapo this month with a number of vegan specials to be announced across their socials throughout the month including their most recent specials - vegan chilli, vegan jambalaya, chipotle bean & veg soup & lots more. They've also added vegan chipotle mayo to the menu for the month of Jan & who knows, it might just become a permanent thang!

Joe Jackson's

Buy a 1 scoop get a 2nd scoop FREE with your card.

Scarpello Joe Jackson's have created a vegan ice cream that everyone needs to try! A Raspberry & passion fruit gelato made fresh served on a gluten-free cone.

Yum Cakes

FREE cupcake or coffee when you spend £15.00 Wed-Thur with your card.

Being vegan doesn't mean your sweet tooth has to suffer, our friends at Yum Cakes have got your veganuary cake needs covered with chocolate-y vegan brownies, cookies, cookie pies & cakes! The pretty pink shop has always been passionate about vegan bakes, ensuring they have a variety of vegan options on the counter for you to devour all year round.

Castle Street Social

25% off the total drinks bill Mon-Wed with your card.

Castle Street Social is fast becoming a hot spot for Vegan foodies the city & we can see why. This restaurant offers a an amazing variety of plant based food that includes tasty small plates, mains & a full vegan Sunday lunch menu too!

El Tapas Gra

20% off the total drinks bill Mon-Thur with your card.

El Tapas Gra on Waterloo Place have become the king of small plates in the city, offering a diverse menu of tasty tapas making it the perfect place to try multiples dishes and flavours. Their menu includes a number of vegan options including Patatas Bravas, Patron Peppers, Green Olives, Chargrilled Tenderstem Broccoli & more.


10% off Mon-Thur with your card.

Bron have launched a new menu just on time for 2023 & plant based diet-ers have got to try out the new Vegan Toasted Sandwich 'The Medi' - grilled aubergine, grilled courgette, roasted red peppers, tomato, rocket & pesto, served inside toasted sourdough bread. You can also enjoy a vegan breakfast here & most of their other dishes can be made vegan too.

The Sooty Olive

2 for £10.00 on selected cocktails Tue-Wed // 10% off the bill every Tue (table of 2x) with your card.

Treat yourself to some veganuary fine dining at the Sooty Olive. A restaurant that prides itself in working with local suppliers to bring guests delicious, high quality dishes. This independent restaurant has a full Vegan menu on offer that includes roast butternut squash & white bean stew, mushroom rigatoni & the celeriac burger.


Wheeler's have joined the Veganuary movement with a full Vegan range available to sit in, collect or have it delivered. Dishes include the spicy vegan penne pasta & the vegan quarter pounder burger.

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