Eating out as a vegan is easier than ever now with more and more chain restaurants offering up vegan options.
Wetherspoons has gone from strength to strength with it’s vegan options, offering a curry, chilli, pasta dish, brunch bagel and more, with the option to alter some other dishes to veganise them (the nachos without the sour cream and cheese, the apple pie without ice cream and custard). A good all round with plenty of choice.
Zizzi’s new vegan menu boasts serveral options for every course. They use a vegan cheese for the pizzas with a selection of yummy veggie toppings, offer two different pasta dishes, garlic bread, bruschetta and a salad, not to mention two desserts- gelato in a choice of flavours and a sticky chocolate and praline torte.
Nandos cook their vegan meals on a separate grill and have a nice little range of options if you make a few tweaks. For starters you can have houmous and pitta with peri-peri drizzle, olives or nuts. The veggie burger/wrap/pitta is vegan if you ask for no mayo/yoghurt, as is the Portobello mushroom burger if you ask for it without the halloumi. Hold the feta cheese on both the Quinoa and Meditarranean salads and they’re good to go. Most of the sides are already vegan, including the garlic bread and the peri-salted chips.
Lounges have a separate vegan menu that includes breakfast, brunch, wraps, a burger and a choice of salads. They have a nice selection of sides including fries, sweet potato fries and vegan house slaw.
YO! Sushi have a nice little selection of dishes that can be ordered off the menu if they’re not out on the belt. There’s cucumber maki, pumpkin katsu, tofu katsu curry, vegetable gyoza and vegetable yakisoba to name a few.