Oowee is fast becoming the hottest new vegan food chain in the South of England after starting out as a pop-up in Bristol. Here's a look at what you can find on Oowee's vegan menu...
It would be a pretty cool thing if a place were to start out as a single omnivorous American-style diner and quickly grow into the hottest new vegan food chain in the South of England. Well, that’s exactly what happened with Oowee Vegan!
Oowee began life in 2016 as a pop-up sandwich kitchen in Bristol, which then became an American-style diner (Oowee Diner).
The original Oowee is not vegan, but the popularity of the vegan items on its menu caused its founders to start developing a ‘vegan only’ version of the brand in 2018.
They launched two fully vegan restaurants in Bristol the following year. And just like that, Oowee Vegan was born.
Is all of Oowee vegan?
Oowee opened as a tiny takeaway that soon became infamous in Bristol for serving huge, decadent burgers. Rapidly expanding from these humble beginnings, the brand now comprises the original Oowee Diner in Bristol, and five separate locations of Oowee Vegan in Bristol, London and Brighton.
Oowee Vegan opened its first vegan restaurant in London in Dalston in 2020, which launched ‘virtually’ via Deliveroo before setting up in its permanent location.
They now have two different locations in London (Dalston and Brixton), two in Bristol (Picton Street and Baldwin Street), and one restaurant in Brighton.
What exactly is Oowee?
In their own words, Oowee makes and serves “mind-blowing junk food” that just “happens to be vegan”.
Oowee Vegan recreated all of the original Oowee Diner favourites with plant-based ingredients so successfully that they won the title of Deliveroo’s vegan restaurant of the year in 2019. And the phenomenal success via Deliveroo cemented the Oowee team’s commitment to being a 100% vegan brand from that point on.
On their website, Oowee Vegan proudly proclaims that they’re on a mission “to revolutionise fast food” because they “believe the future of food is plant-based”.
They want to create a chain of high street vegan restaurants that are loved by vegans and non-vegans alike — and judging by the growing number of locations and their Instagram following, it’s a plan that seems to be working.
Oowee Vegan's menu is filled with mouth-watering burgers, loaded fries, milkshakes and more! Image credi
What’s on the Oowee Vegan menu?
The biggest problem you’ll have when ordering is deciding what to eat, because there is so much choice. But herbivores the world over will agree that’s a rather unusual and lovely problem to have.
The folks behind the brand are clearly aware of the menu conundrum, because they’ve created an online quiz to help you decide what to get!
Oowee Vegan’s menu is typical of a fast-food chain in that it consists of vegan burgers, fries and sides, but that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. Because all of their burgers, fries and sides are mind-blowing. Let’s take a look at what they are…
There are three categories of Oowee Vegan burgers: Plant-Based Beef Burgers, Fried Chick’n Burgers and Simplicity Burgers.
Plant-Based Beef Burgers
Oowee’s Plant-Based Beef Burgers are “grilled to perfection” and served with one of their signature, homemade sauces in a freshly baked vegan roll. Choose from:
- Classic Hamburger
- Flamin’ Hot Beef
- The Smashburger
- The Big VG
- The Big Oovee
It’s a tough choice, but our ‘Top 3’ Plant-Based Beef Burgers would have to be:
- Classic Hamburger – with relish, mustard, gherkins and lettuce.
- The Big VG – with garlic mayo, smoked gouda, sweet pickled pink onions and lettuce.
- And The Big Oovee – with dirty sauce, American cheese, a hash brown, crispy fried onions, gherkins and lettuce.
The Big Oovee features a plant-based beef patty, dirty sauce, American cheese, hash brown, crispy fried onions, gherkins & lettuce. Image credit: Oowee
Fried Chick’n Burgers
Oowee Vegan’s bespoke fried chick’n is famous for its big flavour crispy coating, which is seasoned with the chain’s own unique blend of 12 herbs n’ spices. Choose from:
- Flamin’ Hot Clucker
- The Other Side Chick
- The Big Bacon Swiss
- BBQ Cluckin’ Sandwich
- The Sneaky Clucker
Our favourite Fried Chick’n Burgers are:
Oowee's 'Flamin’ Hot Clucker' burger comes with crispy chick’n, hot mayo, crispy fried jalapeños, American cheese, gherkins & lettuce. Image credit: Oowee
Oowee Vegan also caters to those looking for something lighter. Their Simplicity Burger patties are made with mushrooms and grilled, rather than fried — making them low in saturated fat. Choose from:
The Symple Sneaky – with dirty sauce, gherkins and lettuce.
The Symple Side Chick – with garlic mayo, sweet pickled pink onions and lettuce.
The Symple Classic – with relish, mustard, gherkins and lettuce.
Oowee's Simplicity Burger patties are made with mushrooms and grilled, rather than fried. Image credit: Oowee (edited by Vegan Food & Living)
Oowee Vegan became famous for their Dirty Fries, so no visit is complete without them! The portions are big, so order as a meal for one or to share as a side. Choose from fries or waffle fries:
- Double Dirty Waffle Fries
- Double Dirty Fries
- Jalapeno Cheese Waffle Fries
- Jalapeno Cheese Fries
- Garlic Butter Waffle Fries
- Garlic Butter Fries
- Marmite Butter Waffle Fries
- Marmite Butter Fries
- Cluckin’ Waffle Fries
- Cluckin’ Fries
- Double Dirty Waffle Fries – topped with cheese sauce, dirty sauce and crispy fried onions.
- Marmite Butter Fries – tossed in marmite butter.
- Cluckin’ Waffle Fries – with American-style gravy, mozzarella, fried chick’n and spring onions.
Oowee's fully-loaded Cluckin’ Waffle Fries are topped with American-style gravy, mozzarella, fried chick’n and spring onions. Image credit: Oowee
Chick’n & Popcorn
A great way to add some of Oowee’s famous chick’n to your order if you don’t fancy a burger. Choose from:
- Popcorn Chick’n – bite-sized pieces of seasoned crispy coated chick’n.
- Chick’n Tenders – 3 or 5 strips of chick’n in seasoned crispy coating with a dip.
Sides and Dessert
In case you’re still hungry, or prefer to make a meal out of lots of little bits — you’ve got sides and vegan dessert still to choose from!
- Mac n’ Cheese – made with Oowee Vegan’s signature cheese sauce and topped with crispy fried onions.
- Onion Rings
- Tater Tots (if you order these for delivery then you can heat them up in your oven so they’re piping hot!)
- Waffle Fries
- Dips (made fresh every day) – Dirty Sauce, Korean BBQ, Garlic Mayo, Baconaise, Buffalo Hot Sauce, BBQ, Mango Habanero, Sriracha Mayo and Hot Mayo.
- Gravy Pot
- Churros – a generous portion of churros tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate or Biscoff sauce.
Oowee's vegan churros come with a side of chocolate or Biscoff sauce for dipping.Image credit: Oowee
Shakes and Drinks
Oowee Vegan has the usual selection of soft drinks, plus Dr Pepper, Gingeralla and Budvar beer, but it’s the shakes that vegans are likely to be excited about! Choose from:
- Vanilla Shake
- Popcorn Shake
- Chocolate Shake
- Strawberry Shake
- Biscoff Shake
- Oreo Shake
Limited Edition Burgers
Occasionally, Oowee Vegan offers special, limited-edition burgers for a short time only, so keep your eyes on social media for announcements. Recently, they launched the Ocean Burger, a collaboration with Omni Foods that was marketed as the “most realistic f!sh burger on the market”.
Available at Oowee Vegan locations between 11 July – 14 August this year, the Ocean Burger was a crispy breaded Omni F!sh Fillet served with tartar sauce, iceberg lettuce and topped with crushed minted peas in a soft brioche bun.
Will it be back as a permanent menu item? Let’s hope so!
Image credit: Oowee
What is Oowee ‘chicken’ made from?
Oowee Vegan’s Fried Chick’n is handmade using a secret recipe, and seasoned with their own unique blend of 12 herbs n’ spices. Every day, their hero sauces are freshly prepared by their chefs and the burger buns are made-to-order by local bakers.
Where can I find Oowee?
Currently, Oowee Vegan has two locations in London, two in Bristol, and one in Brighton:
Oowee Vegan Bristol
- 65 Baldwin Street, BS1 1QZ (the birthplace of Oowee Vegan!)
- 54 Picton Street, Montpelier, BS6 5QA
Oowee Vegan London
- 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB (Dalston)
- 91 – 92 Brixton Village Market, SW9 8PR (Brixton)
Oowee Vegan Brighton
- 23 Market Street, BN1 1HH
Where will the next Oowee Vegan be?
The Oowee team are on a mission to take the plant-based brand UK-wide, so cast your vote for an Oowee Vegan near you via their website!
If you can’t get enough of vegan burgers, don’t miss the vegan options at Burger King!