Bristol-based Oowee Vegan has today launched its first site in Brighton through Deliveroo’s delivery-only Editions kitchen
The vegan eatery, which beat tens of thousands of UK restaurants be named has Deliveroo’s ‘Restaurant Of The Year’ in 2019 has launched virtually through the Deliveroo app as restaurants remain closed to dine-in customers due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Diner-style vegan dishes
Oowee Vegan’s entirely plant-based menu offers a range of American diner-style vegan dishes such as Beyond Meat burgers, vegan fried ‘chicken’ and sriracha ‘shrimp’ loaded fries.
Their dish ‘The Big Oovee’, which is made up of a Beyond Meat patty, Oowee’s signature dirty sauce, American cheese, hash browns, gherkins and lettuce, was recently listed in the top five most popular Deliveroo orders in Bristol over the lockdown period.
From pop-up to vegan eatery
Oowee Vegan has enjoyed huge success in its hometown of Bristol, so much so that it launched its first vegan restaurant in London site on Stoke Newington Road in Dalston earlier this year.
The restaurant started out as a pop-up sandwich kitchen in Bristol in 2016 before founders Charlie and Verity opened a brick and mortar store – Oowee Diner.
In 2018, Oowee opened a Deliveroo Editions site in London where they began to experiment with vegan versions of their popular dishes.
Oowee Vegan proved incredibly popular and so, a year later, Oowee’s first 100% vegan restaurant opened its doors on Baldwin St, Bristol.
The opening of the fully-vegan venue saw customers flocking to try the meat-free menu, which led to a second vegan location opening in Bristol. With the vegan eateries proving to popular, the team has now decided to focus on solely vegan offerings from now on.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Verity Foss, Founder of Oowee Vegan said, “Our goals are to continue to invent and create food that is mouth-watering, delicious and is something everyone can enjoy – from meat-eaters to vegans.
“We focus on creating and developing new products that are for everyone, without focussing on cliches of what vegan food used to or ‘should’ be.
“Our mission is to bring people together with our culture and our food, and having had great success with this in Bristol, we can’t wait to spread this to Brighton – and one day, the world!”
‘Experimental plant-based virtual brand’
A spokesperson from Deliveroo added: “We’re incredibly proud to see how far Oowee Vegan has come over the space of a short few years.
What originated as an experimental plant-based virtual brand in Bristol, has moved from success to success, and we have no doubt their launch in Brighton will follow the same trajectory.
“It’s been quite the journey so far for our Restaurant of the Year 2019 winner, and we’re proud to be with them every step of the way!”