Raise a glass to the wonderful folk promoting vegan and ethical business and mainstreaming justice and compassion.
WE all know how frustrating it can be when you would really rather want to do business with someone that shares your ethical beliefs or is just ‘on your wave-length’. Here at Cornwall Vegans we share the thought that we can have an even more positive impact by supporting those businesses and services that do just that!
Hayley Arlidge – Hair Today Organic Hair Salon, Falmouth
An independent, eco-friendly hair salon. Men and women (and kids too!) A refreshing change from typical chain hairdressing, we offer cuts and colours tailored to you using our vegan, cruelty-free products, which are also free from ammonia, PPDs, resorcinol, parabens, and other nasties. Both of us have over 12 years experience and we are friendly birds. Feel free to pop in for a chat and a cuppa (with soy milk!)
Bed and Breakfast
Alex Taylor – Bleujennow Vegan B&B, Penzance
Stepping lightly on the earth is important to us, so as well as avoiding harm to animals by being vegan, we take the environment seriously, and most waste goes into our compost bins, up to Bleujennow Crafts to be upcycled, or recycled. We have solar panels on the roof, high energy performance ratings on all our machines, and reduce water use as much as possible. You are on holiday, so your comfort is our first priority, but we hope you will also be aware of reducing waste and energy!
We also want to encourage you to come by public transport, so we provide free pick-up and drop-off to and from the train and bus stations. To help you travel light, we have available lots of things to borrow. Cot, highchairs, changing mat, baby bath, books, toys for babies and toddlers; beach towels, beach chairs, body boards, wet suits, buckets and spades for the beach; wellies and backpack for walks. In the house, we have slippers and bathrobes provided.
Michael House vegan guest house situated on the rugged north coast, Treknow nr Tintagel. The house was built by a Cornish family, with locally quarried slate and stone, about one hundred years ago and was transformed into an entirely vegetarian/vegan guest house in 1995. Vanessa and Simon Lackford took over the guest house in 2004. Vanessa also practices mindfulness; and the guest house is home to both dogs and cats. You can be picked up from the nearest train station if travelling by train or bus.
Planted, run by Keely Ricketts
A self contained annex attached to your host’s house. It has its own entrance, and own garden space, twin beds, that can be linked together to make a large king size and a mini kitchen, with sink, microwave/ combi oven, kettle and toaster. Everything you’d need to put breakfast and snacks together. There is free on street parking just along the road. Evening meals by arrangement. Email for bookings and more information: see Air b&b or firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Sanctuaries and rescue centres
Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary Looe
Wild Futures is the only UK primate welfare and conservation charity rescuing, campaigning, educating and providing sanctuary to primates in need. We also support projects overseas, working to protect primates and habitats worldwide. Please note that the Tree-Top Cafe is a vegetarian cafe with many vegan options!
Baking and cooking/caterers
Little Green Vegan Bakery A small, friendly business in Cornwall providing delicious vegan cakes and savoury treats. Happy to adapt recipes to be gluten free, low sugar or organic ❤Hand made vegan cakes. Find Jocelyn’s’ cakes at the Cornish Vegan!
Pure Pressed Refreshing natural food and drink products made in minimal batches and packed with vital nutrients. Our cold pressed juices, smoothies and raw snacks are completely natural, unpasteurised and contain no preservatives or additives. Nothing added, Nothing removed!
Superfood for healthy living.
Natures Treats Lovingly handcrafted cakes and truffles, made using nature’s finest ingredients. Free from dairy, soya, gluten, palm oil and refined sugar. Vegan friendly.
Cornish Vegan Pasty Company Game changing pasties delivered frozen to your door! The Cornish Vegan Pasty Company has developed a range of pasties to rival it’s non-vegan counterparts. Missing meat does not mean missing out. Order yours or find out where a local stockist is near you!
Lifestyle and bloggers
Driftwood Vegans Our very own favourite blog site, seasonal and varied blog posts from the talented Scooby! Worn by tide and time but still hanging about on the beach….. In a small Cornish village by the sea, two vegans discuss life, light, music, surf and what they are going to have for dinner.
TBT 90 Total Body Transformation “For years I’ve watched women (and a lot of men) make themselves miserable doing something that’s supposed to make them happier – and healthier.
If you’re not happy with your body right now, you’ve probably heard that the path to better health starts with losing weight. What you may not have heard though, is that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you’ve got to start by being healthier.” Personal trainer
The Hectic Vegan “I started The Hectic Vegan as a means to show people that being a vegan can be easy, especially when you have a hectic life, and little time to eat, let alone spend hours in the kitchen making all your food from scratch using all fresh ingredients every night.
So subscribe, then sit back and read the stories, check out the pics, and try out the recipes I share with you, to help make your vegan life that little bit easier!”
Bertie Justice – activist, blogger and photographer, and speaks regular at VegFest and local festivals in the south West too!
The website will take you to the blog, see the videos on the Festival page!
Design, marketing and websites
TastyWebDesign from Andrew – website design, development, ecommerce and SEO by long-term vegan business, using WordPress, Drupal, responsive and mobile-friendly or custom design. Penzance, Cornwall and beyond including multilingual websites and foreign language ones. Also able to advise on repair, upgrade and modernisation of existing websites on request. Interested? email for more details.
Cafes, restaurants and bars
For the definitive guide to eating out vegan in Cornwall, please visit VeganCornwall.org.uk
The Cornish Vegan – The Cornish Vegan has a 100% vegan offering delicious and wholesome plant-based food in Truro. With original artwork on the walls from artist Sophie Poore, the ambiance and the service will delight any visitor. For regular clientele, we can always rely on the Cornish Vegan for friendly company at meet ups and get togethers!
Enjoy Vegan Food – Vegan food available for delivery in and around St Austell, and hot and cold takeaway too! (Deliveries cooked with fresh ingredients, then frozen for your convenience.) Paula from Enjoy Vegan Food has now taken over BeginV in Bodmin, and she is running it as a sole vegan cafe. Please do visit her and show your support!
Health and Wellbeing
Tranquilla Rosa Complementary Therapies
Alternative & Holistic Health · Aromatherapy · MassageTranquilla Rosa Complementary Therapies was established by Jessica Sjoholm, who discovered the benefits of complementary therapies for stress and anxiety and decided that she wanted to help others to overcome similar problems.
Adrienne Wakefield Bowen therapist Bowen is reported to help with a wide variety of aliments. This holistic treatment releases stress at a very deep level and helps the body heal itself. It is suitable for all ages from a baby with colic to an elderly person with arthritis or to improve quality of life for those who are terminally ill.
Child daycare activities
A very warm welcome to Aunt Bethy’s Childminding. I pride myself on being a small, home from home style setting working primarily on my own but regularly meeting with other childminders in the area, providing the children the advantage of mixing with a wide range of peers of all ages. My carer in childcare started in September 2011 when I started working for my sister as Nanny to her 6 month old twins. In 2013 I registered with Ofsted as a childminder. I have a real passion for what I do and each and every child is at the centre of my work. I work very closely with parents and effective partnerships are soon established. I love being outdoors and I know the importance and benefits that being outside has for children of all ages. Physical activity, learning about nature, listening skills, risk taking, maths and science to name just a few.