Arancini Brothers are proudly celebrating their veganniversary two years after they switched to an entirely vegan menu.
In 2018, Arancini Brothers in Old Street planned to ditch meat and dairy for Veganuary, but midway through the month the central London branch of chain eatery Arancini Brothers announced that it was planning on turning the Old Street branch vegan on a permanent basis after they found customers couldn’t get enough of their mouth-watering vegan goodies.
The brand began testing vegan recipes for its Sicilian-inspired dishes and found that switching to offer an entirely vegan menu was far easier than expected, so much so in fact that it quickly spread across all its locations.
Now the business is proudly celebrating its two-year anniversary as a 100% vegan business!
Having built a loyal customer base of hungry vegans, plant-based eaters and meat-eaters alike, the company hasn’t looked back and now provides Londoners with a variety of tempting vegan arancini, including Loaded Pots, Wraps, Burgers, Salad Boxes and more.
But what inspired the brand to try their hand at creating vegan dishes? Founder Dave Arkin, who is a vegan himself, explained: “I started looking into being vegetarian as a company. After doing some research and exploring veganism I asked myself why be vegetarian when it’s just as bad as being a meat-eater?
“Then came my next question: How can we turn the company vegan? At that time 90% of our product was already vegan, we had a vegan base. We looked at it and realised it wasn’t hard to turn to being vegan, we just had to make a swap for vegan cheese. We brought in soy protein temporarily and decided to keep it as it worked so well.”
You can get your Arancini Brother fix at one of their 3 current locations, Maltby St, Old St and Dalston.