22nd - 28th October 18


One week. Zero meat! Take up the challenge and do not eat any meat for one week. To help you out, during this week many shops, online shops, supermarkets and restaurants will be doing meat free specials. Will you take up the challenge?


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Why should you do the challenge?

Why should you take up the Malta Meat Free Week challenge? Why should you go our of your comfort zone and go meat free for a week?

There are many reasons why you should decrease the consumption of meat from your diet. This could be for health reasons, environmental reasons, animal suffering, world hunger or even to safeguard for your own health from the abuse of antibiotics by the livestock farming industry. Whatever the reason take a break from all meat (and fish) and help cleanse your body.

Your health

Reducing meat from one’s diet and increasing the consumption of plant based food is good for people’s health. By taking you the challenge individuals can think on how much meat they consume, and realise that there are healthier alternatives to meat. Even the World Health Organisation has labelled red and processed meat as a carcinogen.

The Environment

Livestock farming has a vast environmental impact and contributes to nearly 20% of human greenhouse gas production. 30% of the earth’s land surface is currently being used for livestock farming. Even by switching for one week you will be doing a mark let alone if you decrease your meat consumption.  

Animal suffering

If you are against animal suffering, it is clear that industrial livestock farming falls short of what you would deem as animal welfare. We close our eyes to the inhuman conditions that these animals live in all their life before they are fed on a plate. Just as the word itself implies – livestock, animals are considered as objects for profit not living sentient beings.

Retailers & Suppliers

We are inviting all food retailers (from health shops to supermarkets) to participate in this campaign. If you have a shop and you would like to participate in the campaign contact us so we can include your shop.

If you are manufacturer, importer or wholesaler of meat-free products and would like to make offers during Malta Meat Free Week contact us and join the campaign. Be part of this growing movement. 

Restaurants & Cafés

We are inviting restaurants, cafés and food establishments to join the challenge.

If you own a food establishment you can offer a special meat free menu or selection during this week, or even make an offer on your existing meat free choices. We will gladly support and provide you with our Malta Meat Free week table tent cards, other promotional material and include you on our website.

Shops participating

Restaurants participating

Online shops participating

Events taking place …

28 OCT 2018

Pop-Up afternoon Tea Party


Join us for an afternoon of good food & drink whilst learning how to make fabric drawstring bags for your plastic free life. By Core Green; Organic & Fairtrade & Friends of the Earth

26 – 28th october

Consciousness Festival 2018

A three day event where you can enjoy music, vegan food (and gluten free), art and culture. All in the midst of an organic farm. It is an alcohol free event. Entrance tickets €5/day. 

There will be a full music line up all performing live. Plus yoga, mindfulness sessions, Tai Chi and more.  Supported by Malta Meat Free Week.

Latest from the Blog

Our site offers an extensive list of recipes that you can try out during Malta Meat Free Week. If you have a recipe that you have tried out and want to share it with us feel free to send it over on info@maltameatfreeweek.com with all the details and photos.

Stuffed Aubergine

Stuffed Aubergine→ When aubergnes are in abundance, start being creative with the many ways you can use this versatile vegetableCooking instructions1. Preheat oven to 200° C grill setting.  2. Start by cutting the aubergines in half and massage them with the olive...

Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne→ If you are someone who shares a love for both vegetables and pasta - this classic dish (with a twist) will satisfy all your veggie and pasta dreamsCooking instructions1. Start by slicing the vegetables into thin slices, sprinkle them with salt and...

Rosemary infused aubergine

Rosemary infused aubergine→ Aubergines are a staple of the mediterranean diet and their versittility in this type of cuisine is astonishing! We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!Cooking instructions1. Slice the aubergine in half  2. Cut diagonally to form...

Support our Sponsors

Main Sponsor: Valsioia
Sponsors: Green Vie | Lamb Brand |
Without the financial support of our sponsors this challenge would not be possible as the costs to do this nationwide campaign are substantial. It is because of this that we strongly encourage you to also support the Malta Meat Free Week campaign by buying their products and supporting our sponsors.

We are not alone!

Ghaqda Vegetarjana Ta’ Malta | MSPCA | The Malta vegan Society | Mouthwatering Vegan | The Island Sanctuary | Marrow | Cruelty Free Malta | Worldwide Vegans
These organisations including NGOs and blogs have chosen to support Malta Meat Free Week with their members and followers. We thank them for the support and for helping us spread the message to a wider audience. Thanks to these partners we have a social reach of over a quarter of a million individuals. Let’s spread the good word.

Support Malta Meat Free Week by sending us a donation and help us cover the costs of this initiate. You can make a secure donation using our PayPal account.