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Join the zero waste revolution.

If you’ve spent time in Brighton Square, chances are you will have noticed Hunglish. With its bright yellow signage and colourfully painted windows, it’s hard to miss. Their ethos is to help the planet and our local economy, by only stocking ethical and locally sourced products. 

Owner Viki, believes everyone has the power to make a difference. By shopping for eco-friendly food and hygiene essentials, you can be part of a global movement to reduce single plastic use and support her mission to positively impact the planet. Not only that, all food sold in the store is vegan – so you will also ensure no animals are harmed when you buy stuff here. 

Hungarian born Viki named the store after her spoken language which she revealed (when at home) is a combination of English and Hungarian. She wanted a humorous and personal name that represents her character. She hopes to change the sometimes gloomy narrative surrounding veganism, saying, ‘I don’t want to force my views onto others. I would never berate someone for eating meat and animal products. Instead I want to promote a plant-based lifestyle, for example, if one person eats one vegan meal a week that saves approximately 40lbs of grain (which could feed hungry populations around the world), 1100 gallons of water, 30 square feet of forest, and one animal. This small gesture would make such a huge difference.’

So how does it work when you shop at Hunglish? Viki explained, ‘You can bring in any empty plastic bottle, be that shampoo, washing up liquid – anything at all and refill it here. There is a wide range of beauty and hygienic products which are all ethically sourced, non toxic and organic to choose from.’

While you’re there you can order a coffee and choose from a variety of cakes, salads and warm baked goods such as vegan sausage rolls and samosas. Side note, the chocolate and nut brownies are another level of chewy deliciousness and you’d never know they are vegan. Our other favourite is the huge selection of vegan sweeties, guilt free pick ‘n’ mix that allows you to relive your childhood. 

Make sure you pay Hunglish a visit as not only will you be helping to save the planet, you’ll also be supporting an independent business. 

Words: Samantha Harman. 

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