vegan kent

Marston’s New Vegan Menu

Have you guys seen that Marston’s Pubs have introduced an exciting new no meat menu featuring super inventive menu items such as jackfruit wedges, the Moving Mountains B12 Burger and a raspberry jam donut pudding?! I’m not ashamed to admit that Matt and I headed to our local Marston’s on the first day the menu launched as Matt was extremely excited to try the ‘bleeding’ B12 burger!

Starters ▹▸▹

To start, we ordered the jackfruit wedges and the buffalo cauliflower wings to share as they both sounded delicious! The jackfruit wedges were super chunky and were topped with black beans & jackfruit in a delicious chilli style sauce. The cauliflower wings were super crunchy, a little bit spicy and completely delicious!

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Mains ▹▸▹

For main, Matt of course ordered the B12 burger and I went for the mushroom pie. We usually share dishes so that we get to try more of a menu, but as a pretty much life long veggie, the realisticness of the burger kinda freaked me out so I couldn’t bring myself to try it! Matt on the other hand was a huge fan! He said it was very realistic and had a great flavour and texture; so for anyone who likes the taste of traditional burgers but also loves animals, then this is the burger for you!

Desserts ▹▸▹

Although we were full after our delicious starters and mains, we knew we had to make room for dessert as the menu had such original, exciting options! Matt ordered the raspberry jam donut pudding and I went for the rhubarb and ginger pudding which was absolutely heavenly. The sponge was so light and fluffy and the rhubarb and ginger flavour combination was delicious.

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There’s still lots of menu items we’re excited to try, like the Tikka Masala and the Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, so I’m sure we’ll be back very soon and I’ll be sure to update this post with the details. And of course, if any of you guys have been to a Marston’s to try their new vegan menu – I’d love to hear what you tried and what you thought!

Potato Tomato | Vegan in Whitstable Kent

Last week, my mum, Poppy, Panda and I visited Potato Tomato – an awesome little 100% vegan pop-up restaurant located in the Whitstable Harbour Markets on the Kent Coast.

Potato Tomato serves a great variety of homemade vegan food, both hot and cold. On top of having a delicious menu, its insanely cute beach hut location, reasonably priced menu and the fact that it’s dog-friendly makes Potato Tomato the perfect place to grab lunch on a beach day out.

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My mum and I ordered two main meals to share: the double stack cheese burger and the cornish pie with chips. I’ve never tried a cornish pasty, but according to my mum the cornish pie tasted exactly like a traditional cornish pasty, which explains why Potato Tomato is so popular with vegans and non-vegans alike. During our visit, it was so great to hear people come over who are not vegan and say how much they love the food, a real testament to how creative and flavourful Potato Tomato’s menu is.

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The burger was stacked full with delicious ingredients including not one but two burger patties, vegan cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato and of course lots of sauce. I absolutely loved it, so much in fact that I kinda hoped my mum wouldn’t like it so that I could eat her half too but unfortunately for me she agreed that it was amazing!

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For dessert we shared a heated chocolate orange brownie which had melted chocolate in the middle making it absolutely heavenly! We loved it so much that we bought four more to take away, as well as a piece of the lemon drizzle cake and a piece of banana, chocolate and nut cake. They were all so delicious and barely lasted a couple of days in our house!

After our visit to Potato Tomato, we spent the day chilling on the beach and walking around Whitstable Harbour Markets where we bought some art and also some veggie dog treats from The Whitstable Dog Company (which is opposite Potato Tomato)!

I vlogged our entire day at Whitstable beach, including our visit to Potato Tomato so if you’d like to see more behind the scenes, you can watch that here:

If you’re planning a trip to the Kent Coast, be sure to check out Potato Tomato for some delicious food, and all of the other awesome businesses in the Whitstable Harbour markets for a great day of beachside shopping!

Singh’s Vegetarian Restaurant Gravesend

I recently came across this list of six restaurants to get great vegan food in Kent, and one of them was Singh’s Indian Restaurant in Gravesend.  As it is located really near my house and has a delicious looking menu, we decided we had to check it out asap!

Singh’s is a 100% vegetarian restaurant, with most items on the menu being vegan or easily veganisable (is that even a word?! If not it should be!). As if that’s not cool enough, the restaurant also offers an entirely vegan buffet every Saturday lunch time.

Last weekend, Matt and I headed to Singh’s for dinner, where we were warmly welcomed by the super friendly staff. They were more than happy to chat us through which menu items were vegan/could be veganised, and also made some excellent dish recommendations!

DRINKS ▽▼▽▼▽

Usually I’m not a big fan of tea; however Jaspreet – the lovely restaurant manager – recommended we try the masala tea with soy milk and I’m so glad we did as it was absolutely delicious! The tea is perfectly creamy and infused with mild spices making it both flavourful and refreshing.

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STARTERS ▽▼▽▼▽

To start we ordered the snack platter so we could try out as many of the starters as possible. It includes samosas, a selection of pakoras and delicious potato fritters (both mine and Matt’s favourite) served with a tamarind chutney dip.

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MAINS ▽▼▽▼▽

For main, we shared the sag aloo (a spinach and potato dish), veganised malai kofta (veggie dumplings with an onion and tomato curry), plain rice and garlic naan.

When Jaspreet explained that the naan bread was vegan, to say I was excited would be an understatement as naan bread isn’t typically vegan so I haven’t eaten it in a very long time! It definitely lived up to my expectations as it was fluffy, delicious and full of flavour! Matt and I also really enjoyed both of the main dishes, especially the malai kofta. This dumpling curry was unlike anything I’d ever tried before and I will definitely be ordering it next time we visit.

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With a friendly atmosphere, lovely staff and absolutely delicious food, Singh’s is definitely somewhere we will be heading back to very often and I highly recommend you all try it out too! Thank you so much to Jaspreet and her wonderful team for a lovely evening.

PS – look out for a vlog of our visit coming to my youtube channel later this week!