Let's create a 100% vegan lounge in Worcester!

by bethechange_foods in Worcester

We did it
On 19th March 2018 we successfully raised £4,965 with 127 supporters in 28 days

We're throwing everything into starting a vegan lounge in Worcester; now we need your help to make it comfy & beautiful!

by bethechange_foods in Worcester

New stretch target

Wow! We can't believe how many of you have donated to us & so quickly too! We're truly humbled & will be working our backsides off to justify your faith in us. We've always had plans to turn upstairs into a seating area as well. However this surge in interest has told us two things: (1) There's quite a few of your interested in visiting! (2) With an additional chunk of money donated in the next few weeks, we could start work on it straightaway. This would mean a greater capacity, meaning you stand more chance of getting a table at those peak times, as well as giving you amazing views out over the Cornmarket Square from the first floor. We hope this excites you & that you might be able to help us make this a possibility sooner than we originally thought!

So, we've sold our worldly belongings (well, the house, the car, Anthony's trumpet; the usual), bought the lease (2, Cornmarket, Worcester, WR1 2DJ), registered the company ('Be The Change' Foods), are fine-tuning our recipes (Lemon Drizzle cookies anyone?) upgrading our equipment (Zoe finally has the blender of her dreams!) and people have already gone crazy for our cookies at vegan festivals (we've sold out every time!) 

But now comes the key bit- the bit that will convert 'Be the Change' from a 'good vegan eatery' into an awesome space that you just never want to leave...the furniture, decor & general vibe!

Too often when a new, cool & independent place opens up, money is stretched. And the first people to suffer are YOU- the super customers! You have to eat off over-turned crates, posing as 'hipster chic'; you can't bring your nan, because all the chairs are all reclaimed bar stools & are too high. And there's just one too many light fittings hanging down precariously for it to be 'part of the look'...


We want 'Be The Change' to be your second home. The place where you can be yourself, kick back, relax & be proud of the positive impact your compassionate choices are having on the world. And you can't do that on a crappy £5 steel chair.

So we're asking for your help. We reckon £3,000 will mean that right from the word 'go', we can make 'Be The Change' the vegan lounge you've been yearning to have locally since...forever!


We're not all take & no give. No, no, no! We've got some amazing gifts to give YOU, our donors, which will be great value for money for anyone who would be visiting us regularly anyway- that's YOU right?! Why are we being so generous? Because we believe that if you're investing in a vegan eatery before it's even opened, your faith in us deserves to be recognised.

So have a peruse & see what you fancy. We think we've put together a pretty cool list of stuff for you to get your hands on; but if you can't see what you want, or think something needs to be tweaked, then get in touch with us. After all, whilst we're the ones with the names on the official paperwork, we want this to be YOUR vegan homeland too!  Plus, this starting a cafe business is hard & scary work, so all vibes of positivity will be worth their weight in gold!

Get in touch!

All our love

Ant & Zoe



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more


Have your name permanently on display in 'Be The Change', as a mark of our appreciation that you helped us get started.

£20 or more


50% off your first purchase with us. Yeah I know, that IS really generous, seeing as you'd blatantly be coming in anyway! But we really appreciate your support. And know you'll be back for more anyway! Plus, you'll have your name permanently on display inside the cafe on our 'Wall of Gratitude'

£20 or more


FREE COOKIE WITH EVERY PURCHASE for our first year of operation! We're gonna be making the best cookies in town- just so you know- and what is more we'll have a rotation of over 20 different flavours to choose from! Sound good? Get a cookie card then! Exclusive to crowdfunders! Plus, you'll be a permanent feature on our wall of gratitude.

£25 or more


You'll receive an invite to our exclusive behind the scenes tour of 'Be The Change', showing you how we set things up, some of the secrets to our menu & some of our plans for the future! Plus there'll be cookies!

£35 or more

11 of 20 claimed


Have 1 of only 25 'Be The Change' first edition T-Shirts, made for us to wear while we work & for 10 brilliant crowdfunders! Designed by the brilliant 'Vegan Deviant' T-Shirt company, these shirts are ethically sourced & will have a funky design- check out their other designs at https://www.deviantwellbeing.com/ if you don't believe us! You'll also get your name up on the wall of gratitude in the cafe, for ever more!

£50 or more


Receive an Annual Membership Card, giving you 25% all purchases in our first full year of operation! The great thing about this reward is you'll be visiting us anyway right? So after a few months, you'll be getting your money back! Plus, there'll be quarterly EXCLUSIVE member's nights, where you'll be the first to try out our new menu! You'll also be named on our wall of appreciation, where we show our love to everyone who helped get us started.

£90 or more

2 of 10 claimed


3x bundle discount. So you want the membership card, the tour & the shirt huh? Ok, we'll give you a cheeky discount, seeing as your pledging nearly a hundred quid!

£100 or more

8 of 10 claimed


Have an item on our menu named after you (or you chose a name for it). The perfect way to show your support for 'Be The Change' and everything it stands for! You'll also have your name on display inside the cafe right from the day we open. Please note- we'll obviously be tweaking the menu every 6 months or so, however, rest assured that we'll keep your item/name involved in the menu somehow, even when it changes!

£250 or more


Lifetime membership card, entitling you to 25% off every purchase FOREVER! In addition to being invited to our quarterly members nights & having your name on our wall of gratitude, we'll also do a weekly trial of a menu item of your choosing every 6 months & give it the name of your choice!

£500 or more


For being such an amazing person, we pledge... 1) Name on display on wall of gratitude 2) Menu item named after you 3) Lifetime membership card- 25% off FOREVER, invitation to members' nights & a weekly trial of menu idea every 6 months 4) Free cookie with every purchase in 1st year of operation 5) Limited-Edition-First-Edition 'Be The Change' Shirt PLUS AN EXCLUSIVE & COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT, JUST FOR YOU & 1 GUEST within the next 12 months

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