You can’t fail to notice the huge surge in demand for vegan food over the last 3 years.
Whether it’s popup food markets, big-chain supermarkets or local cafés, vegan food and substitutes can be found everywhere.
This surging market is still extremely buoyant, and, arguably, the demand is still higher than the supply.
This is great news for food retailers as it means they can diversify their offerings if they’re not already catering to vegan customers.
In many cases, the food outlet doesn’t need to be specifically vegan or even vegetarian.
Most vegan dishes can be served up by subbing in tofu and subbing out meat.
The key message of this article is that vegans too can enjoy fast food to go, hangover food, comforting stodge, carb day, cheat day, whatever you want to call it!
If you’re considering of offering some vegan dishes but aren’t quite sure where to start, here’s 5 spots that we think are nailing it.
Check out the following list of scrummy vegan takeaway dishes.
We seriously encourage you to try them and use them to inspire your own dishes!
Vegan Seitan Gyros – The Athenian – Bristol, London
A gyros (pronounced ‘yeer-ross’) is a traditional Greek street food item.
Carefully wrapped inside a soft Greek pita, seitan, a chewy protein-rich meat substitute is marinated with herbs, lemon juice and olive oil and served with vegan mayo, paprika-dusted fries.
It will change your life and leave you wondering how it’s not meat – try it with a bottle of stout!
Mexican “Fish” Tacos – Club Mexicana at Pamela – London
As claimed on their website, Club Mexicana “make 100% vegan and totally banging Mexican-inspired street food”.
Club Mexicana are no strangers to the vegan street food scene.
Check out their tofu “fish” tacos and also expect heavily ‘guaced’ nachos, sweet bbq sauces, “cheesey” fries, crispy chipotle potatoes and so much more!
Vegan Pizza – Picky Wops – London
So you follow a plant-based diet and you’re craving that stringy mozzarella cheese pizza scenario that you just know nothing else can satisfy…
A real dilemma? No! Why?
Because Picky Wops!
Picky Wops, your new best friend, is a vegan pizza joint based out of Fulham.
What makes them special is that they have a whopping menu featuring no less than 8 different kinds of vegan cheese!
Whether it’s coconut mozzarella or cashew nut camembert you can expect a pizza with plenty of meat substitute, like seitan, and all the veg!
Two words: go there!
Fresh Falafels – GoFalafel – Manchester
For the freshest tasting lunch ever, be sure to check out GoFalafel when you’re next in Manchester.
Serving super-fresh and seasonal salads with their falafel using generations-old Middle Eastern recipes, GoFalafel have been dubbed as Manchester’s best for falafel.
Everything on the premises is entirely vegan, couple your order with one of their freshly juiced fruit and veg smoothies and you will be smiling and glowing the whole day!
Vegan Sushi Burritos – Happy Maki – Brighton
Heading to the coast for the weekend? Fancy a trip to a pier?
Freshly prepared, these beauties are extremely popular.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, Happy Maki combine avocado with raw and cooked vegetables to create a multitude of different textures along with herbs, spicy coconut and teriyaki sauces.
You simply have to check this place out and devour something totally different that’s totally 100% vegan.
Happy Maki make being vegan an absolute breeze!