Hyderabad, the land of the Nizams once widely known for its spicy nonvegetarian cuisine, is now becoming more veg-friendly.
After the success of Terrassen Cafe and Whiteboard Cafe, the city is set to welcome vegan foodies to its third completely vegan restaurant, High on Plants. Veganism is not a fad diet but a growing movement as people take conscious decisions to protect animals, the environment, and their own health.
While many people think that individual efforts do not make a difference, the owners of High on Plants prove otherwise. Five young vegans from the region joined hands to bring the third all-veg eatery to the city of Deccan. Their story is interesting and inspiring.
In 2015 Manjula Katikam, one of the co-founders, stumbled on the vegan documentary Forks Over Knives and instantly changed her eating habits. Moved by the agony of farmed animals, Katikam sought to make vegan food more accessible to people.
Thanks to social media, she was able to find many like-minded folks interested in starting a vegan food venture. From the overwhelming responses she received, Katikam formed a core committee with IT professionals Satish Reddy and Santosh Varaganti, activist Rahul Gupta, and his sister Ravali Gupta, and slowly the idea of setting up a vegan cafe started taking shape. Soon, High on Plants will be a reality. The team is all set to serve delicious cruelty-free dishes to the people of Hyderabad, including vegan burgers, thin-crust pizza, gluten-free paranthas, eggless omelets, brownies, and “nice” cream.
Adopting a vegan diet is one of the best decisions we can make and has far-reaching consequences. By going vegan, you not only spare the lives of more than 30 animals every year but help protect the planet. Environmental scientists estimate that animal agriculture has a greater impact on the environment than any other industry. For instance, animal agriculture is responsible for about one-third of the world’s consumption of fresh water. And factory farming is a leading cause of both greenhouse gas emissions and Amazon deforestation.
Clearly, the meat, dairy, and egg industries don’t care about the planet, our health, or animals. But you can boycott these destructive and cruel industries by withdrawing your financial support and switching to a compassionate vegan diet. Click here to get started!