Here at The Vegan Society, it is our mission to make veganism as widely understood and easily adopted as possible.
In 2017 we launched the first phase of Vegan On The Go, which encouraged high street retailers to improve their ready-made vegan options. Since then we have seen a huge rise in the availability of grab-and-go vegan options in supermarkets and cafes. The number of labelled vegan sandwiches, wraps and more is on the up, and is showing no sign of slowing down! Not only does this make life easier for busy vegans, but it also breaks down barriers for non-vegans.
The next phase
But what to tackle next? Well, we know that vegans often struggle to find suitable food when they’re travelling. In fact, in a survey last year we found out that 80% of vegans often go hungry onboard trains.
This could well be a situation you have found yourself in. Plenty of us have headed off on a long journey, and been pushed for time to prepare food in advance. Before you know it, you’re on a three-hour train journey with only a packet of ready salted crisps to keep you going.
So here it is – the next phase of Vegan on the Go. Starting with rail companies, we’re looking to improve options for vegans in the travel sector. Why not hop on board and help us to make vegan travel plain sailing?
Get on board
We’ve made it as easy as we can for you to add your voice to the conversation. You can use our form to email the rail companies of your choice. If enough of us do this, they will start to sit up and take notice of the power of the vegan pound.
Chatting to staff on board trains will also make a difference, as they will feed your views back to the appropriate department. You can also tweet companies showing that they would gain your custom if they upped their vegan game. And how about taking the time to thank companies who are going above and beyond, too?
Making vegan options available everywhere is an important part of making our lifestyles mainstream. Together we can make a difference.
Watch the video below to find out what the public thinks about vegan options on board trains.
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