You've probably heard all this before, but cutting down on meat can can reduce your risk of cancer, aid weight loss, save you money, lower cholesterol AND help save the planet. We know, you're sick of hearing about it. What we really want to let you in on, is how many unbelievably good meat free dishes there are out there! 

Give the green delights a go this week, and browse through these awesome veggie/vegan deals.

Wriggle your way up to Lavash and dive into a seriously delicious Middle Eastern wrap. Choose from The vegan cigkofte: delicious veggie kofta wrap with fine bulgar wheat, chilli and vibrant fresh herbs; The veggie falafel and tzatsiki: a classic Middle Eastern combination that is as tasty as it is satisfying or The veggie falafel, hummus and roasted pepper: a flavour-packed twist on the classic falafel filling. All of the wraps come with rocket, red cabbage and fresh onion, and make for a properly satisfying, filling early dinner – ideal for grabbing on the way home from work or uni when you can't be bothered to cook but are in need of something nourishing and delicious.

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Veggies, it's time for you to celebrate, because it's steak night, and you can finally get involved in the action too! Wriggle your way over to the beautiful and stylish BLOCK., for a proper feast. With this Wriggle, you'll be enjoying BLOCK.'s brand new veggie special – a perfectly seasoned, delicious cauliflower steak, served up with a fresh, seasonal large leaf watercress, fennel and shallot salad, and thick, chunky hand cut fries. It's the perfect lighter option as spring pokes its shy head around the corner, and is best enjoyed with a crisp glass of Malbec. Heavenly.

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If you're looking for a mouthwatering Middle Eastern-inspired breakfast-meets-brunch option that's as satisfying and delicious as it is healthy and nutritional. Delicious and nutritious – what could be better? With this Wriggle, you'll be tucking into a full plateful of delectable Middle Eastern inspired dishes, including: Ful medammes – tasty slow cooked and spiced fava beans; Crispy, golden falafel; Creamy homemade humous and plenty of fresh cucumber and tomato salad, gherkins, olives and bread. It's a huge amount of food that's the perfect dish to set you up for the rest of the day, and the ideal choice for brunch, lunch, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. To top it all of, it's served with your choice of tea or Americano – it's the full package!

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Somehow each time we leave Foodilic we feel half a stone lighter and five years younger. Not from a lack of food; pile your plate high with rich verdant haricots, glistening roast veg, tartly seasoned cous-cous, hunky portions of marinated roast chicken and much more. Grab one of the famous takeaway boxes for a fraction of the price. Choose between a mountain of delicious salads. You won't be disappointed!

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Upcoming Wriggles

Get down to East Street and try any of Bok Shop's delicious burgers and sides. The vegan spice coated faux chicken comes with vegan mayo, vegan cheese (+50p in-house) and sour dough rolls. How great do these sound? The Classic - vegan patty, lettuce, lemon kewpie mayo. Simple. The Satay Night Fever - vegan patty, crunchy satay sauce, lettuce, chili jam, fresh cucumber. Nutty. The Hot As Cluck - vegan patty, spicy chipotle slaw, lettuce, pickled cucumber. Fiery. The I Believe I Can Thai - vegan patty, Thai basil & jalepeño mayo, slaw, pickled onions. Aromatic. Awesome sides include fries, slaw, naked slaw salad, grilled corn & Bok BBQ beans.

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The guys at Woodbox Pizzeria may be new kids on the proverbial Wriggle block, but we can't get enough of their classic Napoli style pizzas. How amazing do these sound? Gorgonzola & Chilli - Homemade tomato sauce, gorgonzola piccante, fresh chillies, fior di latte mozzarella, a swirl of honey & topped with rocket. Woody - Homemade tomato sauce, smoked buffalo mozzarella, portabello mushrooms, capers, caramelized red onion & truffle oil. Choose any two pizzas from their wonderful menu, to be enjoyed with a large rocket & parmesan salad and a bottle of either Conviviale Montepulciano red wine or Ca di Ponti Catarratto white wine. What more do we need to say?

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With this Wriggle, you'll enjoy a tasty two-course Japanese dinner. First, choose between: Either tofu tempura – vegetarian tofu cubes served on a bed of lettuce, drizzled with a creamy sesame dressing Or wakame salad – a delicious, light seaweed salad that's subtly sweet and full of flavour. You'll then tuck into a portion of Caribe rolls (8 pieces) – tempura red pepper, queso crema, topped with creamy avocado and jalapeños. It's a delicious dinner – go with a mate and order one of everything!

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How about dinner for two at one of our favourite Hove spots, Cafe Chilli? Nibble away at a portion of prawn crackers followed by your choice of two curries and stir-fries. Choose from Green, Red, Paneng or Jungle Curry with vegetable. Or why not try one of the following sizzling stir-fries with vegetable? Ginger, Cashew, Cafe Chilli Stir Fry or Holy Basil. All options served with either plain noodles, steamed jasmine rice, sticky rice, coconut rice or egg fried rice. Dinner sorted!

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With this Wriggle, you'll be treated to a veritable mountain of tasty treats. Choose any three of their delicious soft corn-based tacos – the freshly made fillings are bursting with flavour – they're a real party in yo' mouth. Taco your pick from the following options – remember, you're allowed three! Veggie choices are Rajas con elote y crema: strips of poblano chilli with corn in crème fraiche (v) or Guiso de champiñones: mushrooms Mexican style (ve); Then, you'll also be treated to a taste of all of the side dishes (all vegan-friendly). You'll enjoy unbelievably moreish refried beans, creamy guacamole and refreshing pico de gallo - a fresh tomato salad. To top it all off, you'll be sipping on one of Pakal's legendary margaritas – crisp, boozy, and zingy as heck Maragarita cocktails – heavenly!

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Wriggle your way over to the beautiful and bountiful Larder, and nab yourself a feast that's as delicious as it is nutritious. You'll dive into a vibrant, colourful and tasty buddha bowl. Bursting with delicious, healthy produce and salads, these are the perfect way to fill your belly and satisfy your hunger. Regularly changing toppings including quinoa stuffed pepper with mixed leaves, sun-blushed tomatoes & crispy chickpeas, butternut squash jambalaya with cajun kidney beans, raw veggies, chunky hummus and seeds. You'll also enjoy either a soft drink (choices include sparkling Cawston Press cans) or a coffee. Yum!

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All too often in life we snooze our alarm till the last minute, then hop out of bed, scramble to get dressed and stumble out the door, without even stopping to consider our stomachs. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how often do we actually respond to that knowledge with the respect it deserves? This Wriggle will have you gleefully springing out the door and over to The Coffee Counter, where you'll be treated to any fully loaded breakfast muffin. Vegetarians can enjoy a veggie sausage, buttermilk fried halloumi, cheddar cheese, poached egg and chilli jam.

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You're invited to try one of Bagelman's hugely popular filled bagels: The veggie favourite, Mighty Aphrodite with Feta, Tomatoes, Olives and Basil. Choose from a Poppy, Sesame, Plain, Onion, Multi-Seed, Wholemeal or Jalapeno bagel and pair it with your choice of crisps and a can of soft drink.

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Anyone who's walked along Gardner Street in recent years will recognise the heavenly array of salads of display in the window. All of the delicious salads on offer are veggie (most are actually vegan), and lots are gluten free as well. The super friendly Hells Kitchen staff will build you a large salad box pick 'n' mix style with up to six different salads in! The wonderful options change all the time, but expect to see potato salads, celeriac remoulade, roasted pasta salads, slaws and coronation chickpeas making an appearance. A cracking portion of wholesome food to keep you going through the afternoon.

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Ditch the not-so-fantastic plastic wrapped supermarket meal deal this lunchtime, and treat yourself to a deliciously vibrant takeaway salad box from the fantastic Café Rust instead. Perfect for enjoying on a park bench when the sun comes out, or even just taking back to work enjoy at your desk, these colourful, super fresh boxes are packed with delicious AND nutritious ingredients.

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Make your way over to the beautifully peaceful paradise that is Down to Earth Coffee, and treat yourself to this delicious AND nutritious roasted chickpea salad. It's a tasty and colourful bowl full of roasted chickpeas, creamy avocado, pickled red onions, cucumber, crunchy carrots, croutons, spinach, fiery rocket, chilli, beetroot, chia seeds. If you fancy splurging, you can pay an extra £1.50 directly to Down to Earth to have halloumi or goats' cheese on your salad - yum. And best of all, this salad is so good for you you can probably afford to treat yourself to a cheeky little baked treat from off the counter – and a coffee too!

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Choose any main course from the fabulous Walrus menu, and accompany it with any drink – soft or boozy. The main courses are seasonal, vibrant, and utterly mouthwatering – choose between: Quinoa & Feta Salad, mint, coriander, sweet corn fritters, pomegranate dressing; Violet potato gnocchi (V) or Charred Asparagus and romanesco cauliflower (V, GF). Accompany your indulgent main course with any drink worth up to £5 – that includes a range of tasty tipples including beers, wines, single spirits with a mixer, and some yummy soft options too.

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Published -14th May 2018