I have had devastating news that SAF in Shoreditch London, a vegan raw restaurant has closed. This was my favourite veggie restaurant and I am so sad to see it close. They state on their website that they are going on to better things, but I am guessing that they were not making enough money at this location. They are keeping their Kensington location open in the Wholefoods market but although I like it, the Kensington branch is more of a lunch spot rather than a fancy evening meal.
I have seen a few veggie places close recently including Eat and 2 Veg in Marylebone, Otarian in Soho, Zilli Green in Soho, Mrs Marengos in Soho and now Saf in Shoreditch. If we do not support these veggie food places then we will lose them.
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants need support. It is expensive to run a veggie place and the customers have high levels of expectations for the food, so it is not easy to keep going.
Non veggie restaurants that offer so called veggie food options cannot guarantee that there is no cross contamination of meat and dairy, as staff do make mistakes and not everyone understands veggie food, especially when it is not their main business.
Maybe I am an unusual vegan as I will only eat out in Veggie places. I have worked in a commercial kitchen and I have seen first hand how hard it can be.
Please support the veggie restaurants and cafes or we will have so little choice.