National Vegetarian Week 2016 

Official sponsors announced.
Celebrate your food, stories and traditions.


15 March 2016


The Vegetarian Society is pleased to announce the four official sponsors for National Vegetarian Week 2016 they are: vegetarian pioneers Cranks, health bar producers Good Full Stop, makers of frozen and chilled Scottish products, Strathmore Foods and supermarket Tesco. 

National Vegetarian Week 16-22 May 2016 is all about celebrating food, stories and traditions. Visit  for more details and visit our online ‘Kitchen Table’ to add your stories.

Cranks have a restaurant in Devon and an adventurous range of food to go. Phil Lynas, owner of Cranks said: “Since our swinging start back in the 60’s we’ve always been passionate about proper food, vegetarianism is at the heart of what we do at Cranks and we believe great food whether that’s sandwiches, pies or salads should centre around vibrant veggie ingredients. We are proud to be sponsoring National Vegetarian Week and look forward to celebrating all things veggie!” 

Good Full Stop Bars are made in Devon and are available in six delicious flavour combinations. Richard Stoker, Managing director and founder of Good Full Stop natural fruit and nut bar, said: “I’ve been a vegetarian for 33 years and I’m the proud father of three vegetarian children. I’m often asked why I became a veggie to which I mischievously reply that it’s so long ago I’ve forgotten. Good Full Stop are very excited to work with National Vegetarian Week 2016 and share our story with fellow vegetarians around the world.”

Based in Scotland, Strathmore Foods produce a wide range of chilled and frozen products. Julie Nisbet, Managing Director said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring National Vegetarian Week 2016.  Our best-selling range of McIntosh Macaroni Cheese ready meals has just extended to include new smoky and spicy variants, offering our loyal vegetarian customers some exciting new flavours when looking for a quick and convenient meal. We believe National Vegetarian Week is the perfect partnership to promote the continually increasing variety available on a meat-free diet.” 

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco said: “We’re passionate about food and providing quality, value for money produce year round, and that includes a wide variety of food suitable for our vegetarian customers. So we’re delighted to be sponsoring National Vegetarian Week 2016 and look forward to the festivities in May.”

Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive at the Vegetarian Society said:“We are really pleased to have these four official sponsors on board for National Vegetarian Week 2016. Food has a special place on everyone’s table because it can evoke great memories of places, people and events. Maybe a family holiday once inspired you to rustle up something you now call Skegness soufflé, or perhaps you invented a recipe for banana curry the day you ran out of potatoes and you've loved it ever since – or have you lovingly refashioned a fabulous veggie version of a dish that reminds you of home? Whatever it is, we want to hear from you – and our ‘Kitchen Table’ is waiting to collect your stories.”

The Vegetarian Society is a charity that influences, inspires and supports people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. Being a vegetarian is a choice that is kinder to animals, to people and to our living planet. Established in 1847, we are the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. Visit for more information.

National Vegetarian Week 2016

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