One very sunny afternoon in July, whilst in Birmingham for the Vegan Fair, I went to visit the lovely little vegan paradise in Digbeth that is One Earth Shop - Vegan Wholefood Store. The shop is next door to and operated by the same team who run The Warehouse Cafe - a vegetarian and vegan cafe/restaurant which I have yet to visit, but is on my must do list! The shop is small but has lots of gorgeous vegan delights once inside. There is a large refrigerator full of drinks, snacks, vegan cheeses, vegan meats, soy yogurts and much more.
The shelved area contained canned ready-meals and organic staples such as beans, pulses, tofu and tomatoes.
There was a good range of condiments, organic teas and coffees, nutritional yeast and stock.
In addition to lots of edible vegan produce, they stocked environmentally-friendly cleaning products, animal companion foods and a range of vegan-friendly drinks.
I got chatting to the friendly shop manager who offered to let me try a Shambhu's Mixed Berries Cheesecake from the freezer section (to review for this blog :-)), which also had a range of vegan ice creams, and a range of yummy vegan cheesecakes.
Despite the temperature in my car that day and the cheesecake looking a little worse for wear, it tasted delicious. I love cheesecake and it was one thing I never thought I'd be able to replace as a vegan, but Shambhu's have nailed this dessert down. It was creamy and not too sweet with a lovely swirl of berries to cut through the creaminess. I fell a little bit in love with this cheesecake :-) So a huge thanks to One Earth for a lovely visit and free cheesecake to review...hey, it's a tough job being a vegan blogger! ;-)
So next time you are in Birmingham city centre, take a five minute walk down into Digbeth (54 Allison Street, B5 5TH) and enjoy a little hidden oasis of vegan shopping pleasure at One Earth Shop.
Big Vegan Love,