Published On: Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018

A brand new vegan comfort food restaurant is opening in London

Dirty Bones, the “NYC-inspired comfort food” brand is launching a new vegan comfort food restaurant, Dirty Vegan, in Shoreditch.

vegan fried chicken

Dirty Bones, the “NYC-inspired comfort food” brand is launching a new vegan fried ‘chicken’ shop, Dirty Vegan, in Shoreditch, which will be open for business on 5 March at Dirty Bones Shoreditch.

The pop-up is described as a “plant-inspired comfort food concept”

Dirty Vegan is reportedly born from a “desire to make comfort food accessible to everyone,” and inspired by the growing number of venues in London beginning to “challenge the long-held conceptions [of] a vegan diet.”

The pop-up menu for Dirty Vegan will include veganised versions of Dirty Bones staples — chicken and waffles become cauliflower “chicken” and buckwheat waffles, whilst their mac and cheese is made with cashew and almond milk. There’s even vegan-friendly cocktails, wines and beers to wash your meal down with as the vegan eatery have put a vegan spin on signature cocktails like The Fab (which normally contains egg), and added some seriously dangerous newbies.

vegan fried chicken

Speaking about the decision to create a vegan pop-up version of their comfort food brand, Dirty Bones founder, Cokey Sulkin said:

“It’s no secret that there’s been a huge uptake in the demand for more vegan and vegetarian options in London, and we wanted to challenge ourselves to accommodate more of these tastes and preferences while staying true to what Dirty Bones does best. Comfort food will always be our focus, and Dirty Vegan is our way of making sure that anyone from a full-time vegan to a curious, health-conscious part-timer can indulge in comfort food as well.”

They join the likes of Temple of Hackney, who have developed a cult following for their vegan seitan “fried chicken”, and who have recently opened their second restaurant in Camden.

Initially, Dirty Vegan is set for just two pop-ups as a trial, on 5 and 12 March, where a three-course “set menu” featuring vegan ‘chicken’ and waffles, man & cheese and a vegan version of buffalo hot wings will be served, but if it proves popular more dates could be added.  The set menu costs £20 per head, inclusive of a cocktail, and can be booked here.

Photo credits: Dirty Vegan. 

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