Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Not Dogs are Celebrating All-Things Vegan this November

The first of November is World Vegan Day… and for the whole month we’re celebrating 
Vegan Month!

In November 1944 a group of friends wanted to distinguish the difference between not eating meat versus not eating any products from animals and so the Vegan Society which Not Dogs is part of, formed. Every November year since 1994, the Vegan Society have been celebrating World Vegan Day and, because of its popularity, it’s grown to become World Vegan Month where vegans and veganism is celebrated all over the world!

The first ever Vegan Society records show there was just 25 members now there’s over 7,000! The demand for meat-free food increased by a whopping 987% in 2017 and the number of vegans in the UK quadrupled between 2014 and 2018! It’s not only health that’s benefitting from this change; plant-based diet cuts the use of land by 76% and halves greenhouse gases and other pollution caused by food production.

This month is a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come and to highlight how beneficial, easy and accessible (especially now Not Dogs has arrived!) can be. It’s not just for vegans, but everyone can get involved whether it’s simply for World Vegan Day or the whole month with the 30 Day Vegan Pledge - every little bit helps health, animals and the planet.

We’re really excited about a new app called VeGuide that the society has developed which launches on the 1st of November. There’s an easy 30 day programme to follow and regular encouraging boosts tailored to your motivation.

In-store to celebrate World Vegan Day we’re giving you 20% off all vegan Not Dogs! Our utterly delicious seiten-based Not Dogs topped with all-vegan toppings (on request) are a big hit with our customers so, if you usually stick-to our original Not Dogs (we love them as much as you do!) why not try our lightly smoked vegan option and make use of November's special offers!?

Every Friday in November at Not Dogs Birmingham, to mark World Vegan Month, you can get 20% off our favourite vegan menu items…

2nd - What the Duck Dog
9th - Chris-P Chicken Burger
16th - Any of our Nice Shakes
23rd - Cha-Cha Chilli Not Pot
30th - Hello Houmous

Happy World Vegan Month! See you for some delicious goodies this November!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 22 October 2018

Meat-Free Chilli-Con-Carne AKA The Cha-Cha Chilli!

Get cosy whether you're staying in or heading to your nearest bonfire with our vegetarian chilli-con-carne recipe which deliciously tops our Cha-Cha Chilli Dog but goes equally well with rice, spooned onto a jacket potato or simply topped with crushed nachos and chilli flakes. It’s time to get cosy and indulge in some delicious warming food!

Cha-Cha Chilli-Con-Carne - serves four hungry people!

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp hot chilli powder
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp chopped red chillies
2 peppers, diced
Pinch of salt and pepper
300g meat-free mince
800g chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g kidney beans
250-500ml vegetable stock


Heat the oil in a large saucepan
Fry all the spices and chilli flakes, garlic and chopped chillies until fragrant, constantly stirring
Add the peppers and a pinch of salt and pepper
Sauté for around five minutes until the peppers are starting to brown
Add the meat-free mince, stir well
Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and kidney beans, stir well
Simmer for ten minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally
Add 250ml of the vegetable stock, stir and simmer for ten minutes
Check back regularly to see if more vegetable stock is required

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 15 October 2018

October's #SausageSelfie Competition!

September’s group winner, posted on Twitter by @schmoomar has won a feast for four - Not Dogs, burgers, Nice Shakes, sides… their wish is our command!

This month you can win free sides for the whole of November! Imagine… all the Waffle Fries and Not Dogs Nuggets you can eat! And exciting news too - we’re launching a new top secret ‘special side’ for November so the winner can enjoy that for free too!

All you need to do is upload your picture tagging in #SausageSelfie on Twitter and/or Instagram this October and you’ll be in with the chance of winning free sides for the whole of November - it’s that simple!

All terms and conditions are on our website:

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Student Sessions Have Arrived!

A new term is here so we’re celebrating all things student at Not Dogs Birmingham! 

Firstly, all students can get 20% off anything from the menu for the whole of October - just show your NUS card at the till. 

Secondly, we’re launching a £5 Meal Deal consisting of the Plain Jane, Waffle Fries and a drink from the chiller which launches today until Sunday 14th October - again, just show your card to Crew. 

Finally, this offer is for everyone… there’s 20% off all Deliveroo orders until Sunday 14th October - enjoy Not Dogs from the comfort of your own home - perfect!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs