One of my absolute favourite things about working on the Quayside is being able to pop to the Quayside market for lunch on a Sunday; every time I go there seems to be new veggie & vegan options popping up, which is both a blessing and a curse for me as the most indecisive person on the planet.
My go-to favourite is Papa Ganoush, though not an entirely veggie company, their falafel wraps loaded with salad and hummus are completely vegan and the best falafel I’ve ever tasted. As a vegan, falafel and hummus can get a bit monotonous as I’ve found it’s often one of the only food options available out and about, but this freshly fried falafel packed with herbs and encased in homemade flatbread is so far from monotonous that I happily eat it every week and never get bored.
I love to support all the new veggie stalls that pop up (to make sure they don’t go away!) so I was straight over to The Allotment when I saw it last week, this lovely company serves pittas and burgers from a cute little shed. Try The Allotment Burger, a mushroom, spinach & sweet potato patty, topped with griddled asparagus and kale – delicious.
Last but not least, check out The Green Guerrilla , offering burgers, savoury pastries and sweet treats. Their burger game is ON POINT, with a choice of patties (Michael tried the beet n bean, which is smokey and delicious) and the option to add cheese and/or bacon (obviously vegan). Their sausage rolls are scarily meaty and if you’re a fan of chocolatey treats like rocky road and tiffin, the chocolate crunch bar is a must.
Let me know if I’ve missed any Quayside gems and I’ll be sure to have even more trouble deciding what to have for lunch on a Sunday!