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Title: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: gib on August 27, 2021, 09:57:24 PM
Richmond meat free rashers - very impressed by these although have only had them once. Worried they might taste weird after a few times, like a lot of this stuff. Right now though they are up there as one of the best if you like this kind of thing.

Greggs vegan sausage, beans and scheeze slice. At £1.60 this was no bargain considering the size is like half a postcard. But the sausage is actually very nice, although you only get about 4 chunks. There was a similar number of beans but we all know the best bit of beans is bean juice and there's loads of that. The fake cheese is one of the best and adds a lovely gooey-ness to the bean juice. Best eaten warm.

Pret's Houmous & Chipotle wrap. Can't knock it, loads of crunchy salad stuff including interesting pickles. Top-tier houmous and a spicy smokey edge.

Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 09:59:22 PM
At Glastonbury last weekend I had a vegan gryos that was absolutely fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had, no lie.

I was on LSD at the time but a friend who wasn't also said it was really delicious.

All you vegan lads: Get yourself down to Glastonbury and have a gyros from The Vegan Pyramid.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 27, 2021, 10:01:11 PM
Quote from: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 09:59:22 PM
At Glastonbury last weekend I had a vegan gryos that was absolutely fantastic. One of the best meals I've ever had, no lie.

I was on LSD at the time but a friend who wasn't also said it was really delicious.

All you vegan lads: Get yourself down to Glastonbury and have a gyros from The Vegan Pyramid.

It's amazing how much festival food has come along, the first time I went to bestival I had a chipati that tasted of actual vomit, I made my mate taste it to confirm and he agreed... then slapped it out of my hands when i begrudgingly attempted to get my moneys worth, and he was right to do so.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 10:06:23 PM
Obviously this wasn't at Glastonbury festival as that's not on this year, but the site has been opened for camping each weekend this month and they have a few festival food places on.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 27, 2021, 10:17:23 PM
I did consider that but thought you might be low-key bragging about being special enough to be at the stuff they put online or something.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Buelligan on August 27, 2021, 10:20:11 PM
Had some Nurishh vegan cheese slices - Les Tranches Végétales Classiques - quite delicious, very buttery tasting.  Also Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes stirred into pasta gave it a really umami almost cheesy flavour.  Best of all, Bjorg Terrine Forestière Bio a most delicious vegan pâté.  Would eat again.  Will.

And of course, falafels, but they're a staple.  Where would the world be without them?  Fucked, that is where.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on August 27, 2021, 10:23:13 PM
Fuckload of chips and salsa at lunch today while I waited for my vegetal numero F (numero efe no es vegan)
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 10:24:55 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on August 27, 2021, 10:17:23 PM
I did consider that but thought you might be low-key bragging about being special enough to be at the stuff they put online or something.

It was pretty sick to get to just walk inside the structure of the Pyramid Stage with barely anyone around.

(https://www.squatjuice.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=21797)
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 27, 2021, 11:02:23 PM
I really, really like tesco veg samosa is is but my life
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: who cares on August 27, 2021, 11:42:05 PM
Got a vegan haggis in Tesco, it was on offer. Surprisingly nice; spicey and 'umami.' Ate it over two nights with a salad accompaniment.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 27, 2021, 11:43:29 PM
I only buy food that has been contaminated with the piss, blood, shite and skin of the person that touched it before
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Alberon on August 27, 2021, 11:46:05 PM
Vegan bakewell tart and vanilla ice cream. Bloody lovely it was too.

Unrepentent meat eater the rest of the time though.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 27, 2021, 11:47:17 PM
Quote from: Alberon on August 27, 2021, 11:46:05 PM
Vegan bakewell tart and vanilla ice cream. Bloody lovely it was too.

Unrepentent meat eater the rest of the time though.
any shit on it mate? bet you love your piss bakewells
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 27, 2021, 11:48:58 PM
please shit on bakwells otherwise i will not buy them i only like piss bakwells
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: imitationleather on August 27, 2021, 11:49:41 PM
Unless it's vegan piss (apple juice) or vegan shit (most vegan stuff) I reckon you're in the wrong thread, pal.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: DrGreggles on August 27, 2021, 11:52:11 PM
I had some salad in my kebab.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 27, 2021, 11:52:35 PM
i had shit on mine
fair game
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: non capisco on August 28, 2021, 12:01:46 AM
Central London workers that have a job where you can't do all this new fangled "work from home" lark - Sababa Station on Goodge Street, Middle Eastern takeaway place. Grilled veg wrap with the spicy sauce. Recommended. 
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 28, 2021, 12:11:04 AM
Quote from: non capisco on August 28, 2021, 12:01:46 AM
Central London workers that have a job where you can't do all this new fangled "work from home" lark - Sababa Station on Goodge Street, Middle Eastern takeaway place. Grilled veg wrap with the spicy sauce. Recommended.
What was on it? Apart from the spicy sauce?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: non capisco on August 28, 2021, 12:13:23 AM
Load of aubergines and pickles and whatnot.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: rack and peanut on August 28, 2021, 04:47:54 AM
Bought some Violife vegan halloumi a while back was very good but I fucked up its veganity by making halloumi fries using egg for the batter 😲
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: rack and peanut on August 28, 2021, 04:51:04 AM
Oak tree restaurant in Leigh on Sea is excellent. Didn't ruin the meal by lobbing eggs everywhere.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Pink Gregory on August 28, 2021, 05:41:11 AM
I find the Richmond's stuff to be hit or miss.  Sausages - some of the best; burgers and meat free mince - average to poor.  Taste and Glory have a much higher hit rate.

The Vivera bacon pieces are my go to for yer bacon type things, I find rashers are quite hard to pull off unless you really know how to cook them so they don't go stiff and papery.

Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on August 28, 2021, 06:05:48 AM
Had carrot last night. Very disappointing but think the circumstances surrounding it may have been a contributing factor.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: LynnBenfield69 on August 28, 2021, 08:31:00 AM
https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/squeaky-bean-r2e-pastrami-style-90g (https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/squeaky-bean-r2e-pastrami-style-90g)

I'm gradually getting hooked on these vegan pastrami slices. They go great in a sandwich with sauerkraut and hellman's vegan mayo.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: SpiderChrist on August 28, 2021, 09:03:18 AM
Had a Papa John's vegan pizza. Made with vegan "sheese". Dreadful allergic reaction, turns out it's made with coconut oil. Fucking hell. Seems like the decent vegan cheeses either contain coconut or cashew, neither of which will do me any good. Back to a cheeseless existence.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on August 28, 2021, 09:37:51 AM
That sheeze stuff tastes good but the tacky texture is what lets it down. Also if it makes your throat swell up and suffocate you that's probably not great either.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: AngryGazelle on August 28, 2021, 09:40:20 AM
Tried the Schnitzel from Lidl last night. Pretty darn good and only about two quid for five -- perfect for a nice easy dinner.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: AngryGazelle on August 28, 2021, 09:43:55 AM
Quote from: LynnBenfield69 on August 28, 2021, 08:31:00 AM
https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/squeaky-bean-r2e-pastrami-style-90g (https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/squeaky-bean-r2e-pastrami-style-90g)

I'm gradually getting hooked on these vegan pastrami slices. They go great in a sandwich with sauerkraut and hellman's vegan mayo.

These are amazing. Put em in a sarnie with mustard, pickles and a slice of vegan cheese and prepare to be if not blown away, very satisfied indeed.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Gurke and Hare on August 28, 2021, 01:31:58 PM
Quote from: AngryGazelle on August 28, 2021, 09:40:20 AM
Tried the Schnitzel from Lidl last night. Pretty darn good and only about two quid for five -- perfect for a nice easy dinner.

Mmm, mechanically recovered plant-based meatalike!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Fr.Bigley on August 28, 2021, 01:39:54 PM
I had something called "soylent green", must be plant based, has soy in the name.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: seepage on August 28, 2021, 01:46:10 PM
Quote from: SpiderChrist on August 28, 2021, 09:03:18 AM
Had a Papa John's vegan pizza. Made with vegan "sheese". Dreadful allergic reaction, turns out it's made with coconut oil. Fucking hell. Seems like the decent vegan cheeses either contain coconut or cashew, neither of which will do me any good. Back to a cheeseless existence.

As soon I sense the coconut oil I get a gag reflex, so no vegan "cheese" for me.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on August 28, 2021, 01:47:20 PM
Apologies if it's not strictly vegan and is only merely vegetarian (threw away the can and can't remember) but that mock duck you can get in Asian grocers is great. Piece of piss way to make duck pancakes.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: seepage on August 28, 2021, 02:00:53 PM
Quote from: rack and peanut on August 28, 2021, 04:51:04 AM
Oak tree restaurant in Leigh on Sea is excellent. Didn't ruin the meal by lobbing eggs everywhere.

Is that seitan stuff any good? Looks like they've jazzed up the décor a bit since I was last in there although the picture on the website next to the opening hours, of a woman forking a tomato into her gob while staring out the window with an expression like a close relative has just died, is a bit off-putting. Somehow ended up in there for a Christmas meal - rudimentary veggie grub in a plain white room with only a couple of tiny decorations as a nod to the season was pure desolation.     
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: AngryGazelle on August 28, 2021, 03:22:41 PM
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on August 28, 2021, 01:31:58 PM
Mmm, mechanically recovered plant-based meatalike!

It was the perfect easy dinner - and a fuck-load cheaper than a takeaway. I had it with veg and beans, so I at least added some nutritional value to the meal! All processed food is shite but it was pretty darn tasty.

Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Buelligan on August 28, 2021, 03:46:28 PM
Quote from: seepage on August 28, 2021, 02:00:53 PM
Is that seitan stuff any good? Looks like they've jazzed up the décor a bit since I was last in there although the picture on the website next to the opening hours, of a woman forking a tomato into her gob while staring out the window with an expression like a close relative has just died, is a bit off-putting. Somehow ended up in there for a Christmas meal - rudimentary veggie grub in a plain white room with only a couple of tiny decorations as a nod to the season was pure desolation.   

You had me, until the final sentence.  Fuck Xmas and its balls.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Pink Gregory on August 28, 2021, 09:04:47 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on August 28, 2021, 06:05:48 AM
Had carrot last night. Very disappointing but think the circumstances surrounding it may have been a contributing factor.

Found a julienne peeler in the drawer that Ms. Gregory got from a supermarket demonstration and honestly, changed my life with carrots.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Cloud on August 28, 2021, 09:51:51 PM
Really liking the Morrisons vegan rolls.  Prefer them to the real meat ones, genuinely.

Quite happy with the meat-free Ikea 'meatballs' also.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on August 28, 2021, 10:13:46 PM
Mushroom burgers from the Aldi. Disappointingly bland and dry but that's probably cause I didn't have it with enough sauce or any good sauces. Also did it with cheese which i don't think is allowed under vegan laws
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: touchingcloth on August 28, 2021, 10:46:25 PM
Cum on toast.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: chveik on August 28, 2021, 10:53:41 PM
is fanny batter vegan?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dusty Substance on August 28, 2021, 11:25:55 PM

I very rarely find vegan potato salad available in supermarkets so I was happy to find this in ALDI the other day: https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/p-plant-menu-vegan-potato-salad-300g/4088600225289 (https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/p-plant-menu-vegan-potato-salad-300g/4088600225289)

Not exactly healthy but at only 79p I grabbed a couple of them from the chiller. Pretty nice, too. Will definitely be getting it again but only as an occasional treat.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: RetroRobot on August 28, 2021, 11:50:45 PM
Tried some tasty, cruelty-free and sustainable air. Was absolutely mint after a few pints. Sobered me right up too, it did.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: itsfredtitmus on August 29, 2021, 05:30:03 AM
is cold hard cock vegan
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on August 29, 2021, 07:52:11 AM
Yeah it's only not vegan if you cook it, which is a shame because it tastes awful raw.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Pink Gregory on August 29, 2021, 08:39:21 AM
what if you ferment it, that's not technically cooking
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on August 29, 2021, 08:48:55 AM
I think if you have to remove it from the person at all in order to prepare it then you're on shaky ground.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Pink Gregory on August 29, 2021, 09:02:28 AM
Armin Meiwes enters the thread buzzing with enthusiasm
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dusty Substance on September 03, 2021, 11:16:12 PM

Slashed out in Poundstretcher today (Fnar, fnar etc.) and and got a pack Hills Biscuits Ginger Rings https://www.hillbiscuits.com/52_hill-ginger-rings-255g.html (https://www.hillbiscuits.com/52_hill-ginger-rings-255g.html) for 49p. Suitable for vegans and bloody delicious.

Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Cloud on September 04, 2021, 01:45:38 AM
Plant chef sausages.  Meh, quite tough and like a lot of vegan sausages WAYYY too heavy.  I shouldn't feel like I just had a 3 course meal from 1 bite of sausage.

Still, weirdly enough, think Richmonds are the best.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 04, 2021, 10:48:39 AM

Had the vegan "wings" from the best wing place around with the embarrassingly awful shop name Heavenly Buffaloes. Strips of vegan shoe "leather" in the fondly recalled wing sauce from when I still ate meat. Maybe it was seitan, don't think I've had that before. 6/10
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 04, 2021, 01:20:44 PM
Heck do some nice vegan 'Italia' chipolatas. They do them in Morrisons and Sainsburys and they're not as bulky or heavy as normal sausages. It feels a bit wrong buying vegan stuff from companies like Heck and Richmond who have made nearly all their money from meat - I'd never try McDonalds or Burger King's vegetarian offerings for that reason - but, fuck it, they're really nice (although will repeat on you all day, and they stink).

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0367/7772/1987/products/VeganItaliafront.jpg?v=1617202721)
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on September 05, 2021, 08:25:39 AM
If you find yourself knocking about in Soho like I regrettably was for two nights in a row this weekend, I massively recommend going to Neat Burger and getting the Smoke Stack. Fucking hell, best vegan burger I've ever eaten, an absolute greasefest, satisfyingly loaded with pickles/jalapeños and two hench onion rings, plus the fake gouda cheese was excellent. I inhaled it.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 05, 2021, 03:24:53 PM
I currently have a Pukka vegan chicken and mushroom pie in the oven, purchased a couple of days ago on my first visit to the new revamped local Tesco. I also bought a Pukka vegan steak and onion, which I've had before and also some Higgidy vegan pork pies. Which are quite nice. However, I ate a couple before reading the packaging and it says it contains peppers, which I don't generally like.

Not really a massive problem but it reminds me of the number of times members of my family have given me food containing something I don't like (and I can taste) but have eaten to be polite and then done all the: "You said you didn't like this particular foodstuff! Well you've just eaten it! So therefore must like it! You're not only a fussy eater but you're a dirty little liar as well! A total fake! A fraud! How can you even sleep at night when you're so completely intrinsically dishonest!"

Honestly, this has happened quite a few times. However not since my sister gave me a breadstick containing chili and then watched me spend twenty minutes retching after one bite. Which proved (at least to her) that when I say I don't like something I really don't like it. I'm not Sam I Am you know.

Anyway, must go. My pie's nearly ready.

(Revised copy. The pie's quite nice.)
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 05, 2021, 04:49:12 PM
See, you do like peppers
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 05, 2021, 04:51:32 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on September 05, 2021, 04:49:12 PM
See, you do like peppers

Don't you start!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: gib on September 05, 2021, 06:13:19 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 05, 2021, 08:25:39 AM
If you find yourself knocking about in Soho like I regrettably was for two nights in a row this weekend, I massively recommend going to Neat Burger and getting the Smoke Stack. Fucking hell, best vegan burger I've ever eaten, an absolute greasefest, satisfyingly loaded with pickles/jalapeños and two hench onion rings, plus the fake gouda cheese was excellent. I inhaled it.

This looks amazing. I was so disappointed when Red Veg closed down for whatever that station was that they built.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: seepage on September 05, 2021, 09:41:05 PM
Finding St. Christopher's Place far too busy Saturday afternoon, I went over the opposite side of Oxford St. and wandered into 'Plants by de'. If I'd twigged "de" = Deliciously Ella I wouldn't have, but the two dishes I tried were very good: mushroom "scallops" with parsnip puree & parsnip "bacon", and cauliflower schnitzel with caper & shallot salsa.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: flotemysost on September 05, 2021, 09:51:45 PM
Tried this the other day:

(https://www.zumub.com/images/medium/marigold-health-foods/marigold_tunah_in_oil_vegan_170g_MED.jpg)

Not inedible but it doesn't really taste like tuna. And it had little blobs of clear jelly stuff dispersed throughout, like a Melton Mowbray pork pie or tinned cat food, which was a bit offputting. Even swirling a load of Sriracha mayo into it to make spicy vegan tuna mayo didn't really salvage the situation. It's a (tu)nah from me.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: MikeP on September 06, 2021, 03:44:57 AM
Tomato
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 06, 2021, 10:08:25 AM
Quote from: flotemysost on September 05, 2021, 09:51:45 PM
Tried this the other day:

(https://www.zumub.com/images/medium/marigold-health-foods/marigold_tunah_in_oil_vegan_170g_MED.jpg)

Not inedible but it doesn't really taste like tuna. And it had little blobs of clear jelly stuff dispersed throughout, like a Melton Mowbray pork pie or tinned cat food, which was a bit offputting. Even swirling a load of Sriracha mayo into it to make spicy vegan tuna mayo didn't really salvage the situation. It's a (tu)nah from me.

There's another brand doing the rounds called Tuno (as detailed in the 'meat substitutes' thread (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,85219.0.html) and I thought it was quite poor. M&S and Boots both do vegan tuna sandwiches and they're ok.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 06, 2021, 10:41:50 AM
I'm not even vegan and I can tell you all that you are doing vegan wrong.

The key to great vegan eating is the same as it always has been;

Step 1. Acquire vegan ingredients
Step 2. Deep fry in vegan batter
Step 3. Add hot sauce


Thanks, you can close the thread now.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: bgmnts on September 06, 2021, 10:44:29 AM
Does anyone else here like seitan?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: boki on September 06, 2021, 11:02:48 AM
Had a seitan burger at a festival a couple of years ago and it was okay, was expecting better tbh.  I'd have rather had a Linda Macca job.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 06, 2021, 11:06:42 AM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 06, 2021, 10:44:29 AM
Does anyone else here like seitan?

Yep it's fine but you need to be mindful you are not eating anything exotic but just flour gluten i.e. if you suffer when eating gluten then absolutely avoid.  Like tofu and tempeh it is really what you do next with it that makes the difference.

Best of all of these things are however are the deep fried tofu puffs.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: flotemysost on September 06, 2021, 11:20:17 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 06, 2021, 10:44:29 AM
Does anyone else here like seitan?

I've only ever tried it as various approximations of the "greasy 3AM" genus of foodstuffs, and it works pretty well in that context, I think partly because the texture lends itself well to being sawed into ragged slices like doner kebab meat.

Went to the Hope & Ruin pub in Brighton recently and their (entirely vegan) menu has some pretty decent seitan stuff, kebabs and hotdogs and the like.

Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 08:12:23 AM
Yeah I've had a greasy ass seitan "chicken" burger in a pub once and it was great. I've not tried it in any other context though. Mostly for that texture I'll stick to tofu, although to be honest I don't cook with it all that often. As mentioned above it's what you do with it, and I almost always take the time to coat it in cornflour and shallow fry it to crisp it up when we have stir fry or I'm doing my world class satay sauce with coconut milk.

Tempeh's pretty tasty as an alternative that doesn't need as much prep to liven up a meal but it's like twice as expensive so that nutty little slab of shit can fuck off.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 07, 2021, 08:52:17 AM
Quote from: Jockice on September 05, 2021, 03:24:53 PM
I some Higgidy vegan pork pies. Which are quite nice. However, I ate a couple before reading the packaging and it says it contains peppers, which I don't generally like.

And it really repeated on me. I had the other two pies yesterday morning and I had a strange burning feeling in my stomach for the rest of the day. No doubt if I told certain members of my family about this they'd accuse me of imagining it. Because everyone should like every type of food and anyone who says they don't is just being difficult.

Seitan's okay. I wouldn't worship it though.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 07, 2021, 08:55:31 AM
I've only had seitan once, in a burger in Paris, and it was possibly the nicest burger I've ever had. Magnifique!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 09:39:58 AM
Sorry to hear the Higgidy stuff fucked you up Jockice. I bloody love their stuff, the ultimate supermarket picnic grub I reckon.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 07, 2021, 09:54:56 AM
Quote from: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 09:39:58 AM
Sorry to hear the Higgidy stuff fucked you up Jockice. I bloody love their stuff, the ultimate supermarket picnic grub I reckon.

I wouldn't say it exactly fucked me up. It was just a slightly unpleasant feeling. I've tried some of their other stuff (their veggie/vegan pies manly) and they are great. Can only get them in the local Waitrose though, which I don't go to often, so when I saw the fake pork ones in Tesco I thought I'd try them out. It's just that peppers and me don't mix. I can't say I wasn't warned though. It mentions the things on the front of the packet.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 07, 2021, 08:28:38 PM
Tried some of that vegan bumming the other day, it was great!

Muchos grassi-arse.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: bgmnts on September 07, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
Somehow managed to get a job with the council today so if my anxiety doesn't ruin it I'm planning to go to Germany in the next couple of months.

I have read that Berlin is a vegan paradise. Has anyone been there and tried some restaurants?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: TrenterPercenter on September 07, 2021, 09:06:07 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 07, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
Somehow managed to get a job with the council today so if my anxiety doesn't ruin it I'm planning to go to Germany in the next couple of months.

I have read that Berlin is a vegan paradise. Has anyone been there and tried some restaurants?

Congrats bgmnts!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 07, 2021, 09:13:09 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 07, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
Somehow managed to get a job with the council today so if my anxiety doesn't ruin it I'm planning to go to Germany in the next couple of months.

I have read that Berlin is a vegan paradise. Has anyone been there and tried some restaurants?

Famous vegans neville chamberlain and baby hitler are there
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 07, 2021, 09:16:47 PM
Are you working with mr eggs?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: gib on September 07, 2021, 09:42:12 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 07, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
Somehow managed to get a job with the council today

That's fucking brilliant mate, we're all proud of you. From what i've heard councils are usually good employers. It'll be a bit stressful at first but it will get easier so stick with it if you can.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: imitationleather on September 07, 2021, 09:43:10 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 07, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
Somehow managed to get a job with the council today so if my anxiety doesn't ruin it I'm planning to go to Germany in the next couple of months.

I have read that Berlin is a vegan paradise. Has anyone been there and tried some restaurants?

Very pleased to hear this. Well done!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: flotemysost on September 07, 2021, 11:04:11 PM
Congrats bgmnts! I've only been to Berlin once years ago and I don't think I ate anything that wasn't meat, but I'm sure you're not wrong.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 07, 2021, 11:19:21 PM
I thought I'd be a bit self-righteous today. Not for me. Aaaaaaah!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: The Dog on September 08, 2021, 12:29:07 PM
Strange people Vegans. I certainly won't be visiting Vega any time soon, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: peanutbutter on September 08, 2021, 10:44:40 PM
Had a Beyond Burger a few days ago, was crazy good, I suspect on average depending on the quality of cook that it would be better than  an actual burger. Probs gonna buy a few for my family to try and blow their minds a bit.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2021, 10:45:55 PM
For good burgers, you want Moving Mountains or No Bull burgers.

Juicy as fuck. Think they're pea protein mix. Honest to god they are incredible when cooked well.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: peanutbutter on September 08, 2021, 10:54:13 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 08, 2021, 10:45:55 PM
For good burgers, you want Moving Mountains or No Bull burgers.

Juicy as fuck. Think they're pea protein mix. Honest to god they are incredible when cooked well.
cheers! From a quick google No Bull burgers are a fair bit cheaper? Any idea which shops stock each?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2021, 10:58:41 PM
Quote from: peanutbutter on September 08, 2021, 10:54:13 PM
cheers! From a quick google No Bull burgers are a fair bit cheaper? Any idea which shops stock each?

Moving Mountains would be Sainsburys and No Bull is Iceland. At least they're in stock round here.

They're both pretty much as nice as each other but moving mountains just about edges it. But yeah No Bull is cheaper and probably better option for that.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 08, 2021, 11:40:26 PM
Burger King Impossible Whopper is vegan if you skip the mayonnaise[nb]dex fans may recall I do not like mayonnaise anyway [/nb] and it is indistinguishable from a dirty fast food burger. Dunno if they are sold outside of usa though.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 09, 2021, 06:18:40 AM
I had a Moving Mountains burger when I went for a pub lunch yesterday. Fox House at Hathersage. Just thought you'd like to know.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Tom Tortoise on September 09, 2021, 11:55:50 AM
Leon 'Korean-style Chilli mayo' , bought it in Sainsbury's. Excellent stuff!

Pieminister 'Mooless Moo' pie which is like a steak and ale but made with jackfruit. Another excellent one

Co-op's own brand ('Gro') oat milk is only 85p a carton and tastes great.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: bgmnts on September 09, 2021, 03:43:17 PM
Quote from: Jockice on September 09, 2021, 06:18:40 AM
I had a Moving Mountains burger when I went for a pub lunch yesterday. Fox House at Hathersage. Just thought you'd like to know.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: canadagoose on September 09, 2021, 03:55:49 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on September 08, 2021, 11:40:26 PM
Burger King Impossible Whopper is vegan if you skip the mayonnaise[nb]dex fans may recall I do not like mayonnaise anyway [/nb] and it is indistinguishable from a dirty fast food burger. Dunno if they are sold outside of usa though.
They are very good (and it's vegan mayo they use in it here I think) - it's clearly not meat, but I highly recommend it. It's also gluten-free (without the bun, obviously)!
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Pink Gregory on September 09, 2021, 03:57:22 PM
The No Chicken Royale is also very good, if you could consider a burger king chicken sandwich very good in the first placem
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jockice on September 09, 2021, 04:05:25 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on September 09, 2021, 03:43:17 PM
Thoughts?

Nice. I did have cheese on it though, which I do feel slightly guilty about, not that I'm a total vegan but I try to avoid animal products as much as possible.But I'd asked for it with no relish, as I can't bear stuff like that, or indeed mayonnaise, and the burger would be a bit dry without something on it. Maybe I could have suggested they got some vegan cheese. I probably will on my next visit.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: ImmaculateClump on September 14, 2021, 11:56:44 PM
Swedish fish mini, I'm making sure I mention that they were the mini ones because I haven't had the big ones and sometimes they're very different with the consistency and stuff aren't they? Like you'll get some big fuck off cola bottles and they're all sticky and more chewy or whatever.

These won't trouble your fillings and they're really nice.

They're not cheap and they're rare in these parts of the world, I think, but if you see some on your travels, they're worth a go!
My nephew spied them at the metro centre and I got him some and he was handing them out in the car and we were all like "fuuuuuuuuuuuck!"

(https://i.imgur.com/ettj4bO.jpg)
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: mothman on September 15, 2021, 12:02:38 AM
After years of turning her nose up at my Spag Bol, TeenMoth has now decided she likes it - if it's made with Quorn mince. I'm having a paternity test done.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Cloud on September 15, 2021, 09:31:58 AM
Aldi falafel and houmous wraps - pretty darn good.  A fine solid alternative to Huel.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: gib on September 15, 2021, 02:12:12 PM
Have you tried their pasties from the freezer section? As long as you like white pepper they are very good.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Jock Macabre on September 15, 2021, 06:29:10 PM
I'm not vegan to be honest, but I did try shoehorning my dietary preferences into any conversation I happened to get into for a while.
Title: Re: Vegan stuff you recently tried
Post by: Cloud on September 21, 2021, 12:06:06 PM
Asda's  Plant Based Hoisin Duckless Wrap - yeah the fake duck is pretty good, I'm impressed.  I probably wouldn't have known if someone tried to pass it off as real duck.