Collins dictionary defines a vegan as someone who “never eats meat or any animal products such as milk, butter, or cheese.” At face value, that may seem like a mundane lifestyle consisting solely of lettuce and rice but that’s where you’re wrong. Veganism doesn’t mean that you have to abstain from vibrant, exciting dishes but rather the opposite. So if you haven’t tried this lifestyle yet and want to take a trip to the green side, here are 5 vegan substitutes to your favourite dishes.
V-Gang from The Meatball Guys
The beauty of gastronomy is that when you least expect it, a restaurant comes out with a new dish which leaves foodies drooling at their screens and The Meatballs Guys’ latest vegan creation is quite a sight to see.
The V-Gang is a sandwich made up of 100% homemade vegan balls, baby spinach, smooth potato mousse, Sorrento tomatoes, carrot chips, homemade vegan mayo, cradled in a brioche bun.
Beyond Burrito from Avotaco
Avotaco’s Beyond Burrito is equally plant-based as it is flavourful: 100%. The Mexican food spot’s vegan burrito is bursting with flavour and features plant-based Beyond Meat, Bean & Bell Pepper Mix, Fresh Roasted Corn & Avotaco Signature Vegan Sauce!
So if you want to take yourself on a trip to Mexico while maintaining a vegan diet, the Beyond Burrito is definitely the way to go. Bonus challenge: try to look at it without drooling.
Vegan Chipotle Jackfruit Melt from Dr. Juice
Dr. Juice is well-known for offering fresh, delectable dishes which cater to all lifestyles and their vegan selections are absolutely unmatched. That’s why a lot of people got excited when they introduce the vegan twist on a classic menu item: the Chipotle Jackfruit Melt!
Jackfruit, jalapeño peppers, chipotle sauce & vegan cheese: if your mouth isn’t watering yet, just wait until you see it with your own eyes.
Beyond Pizza from Bohini
A vegan pizza if we ever did see one. This gorgeous Imgarr restaurant recently cropped up on our radar for its attractive food and scenic atmosphere but when we caught a glimpse of their vegan pizza, we couldn’t help get hungry.
Topped with tomato salsa, vegan mozzarella, beyond sausage meat, caramelised onions, bell peppers, tomato chilli jam and a sesame seed crust, whether you’re a fully-fledged vegan or not, this is one hell of a pizza.
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The Vurger from Olive 3
Trust us when we tell you it looks as good as it tastes. This brand new cafe concept in the heart of Mrieħel offers a diverse selection of breakfast dishes, quick lunches and office-ready meals which will satisfy your stomach and keep you going throughout the day.
The true star of the show however, is The Vurger. An in-house marinated Portobello Mushroom with a basil and walnut pesto, red onion, rucola, tomatoes and guacamole. If you love burgers and want to dabble in veganism, this is a must-try.
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