Back in the day, vegans had seriously limited choices when it came to dining out. Now, though, things are very different: more and more high-street restaurants and chains are opening up their menus for those on a plant-based diet – and now Wagamama has leapt on the vegan bandwagon, too.
That’s right, herbivores: the restaurant has launched a totally vegan and vegetarian menu, which offers a whopping 29 plant-based food options – all of which are (just as you’d expect) cooked fresh to order.
And there are so many delicious-sounding meals to choose from, too: depending on your mood, you can tuck into a plate of yasai steamed gyoza, get a big ol’ five-a-day boost with the wok-fried greens, twirl noodles from a tasty pad thai, slurp up a yaki soba or dip into a fragrant samla curry.
Those with a sweet tooth needn’t despair either, as there are also a number of fruity sorbets to round everything off with.
But the best news of all?
There’s even a seitan katsu curry on the menu. We repeat: there’s a SEITAN KATSU CURRY.
lucky old me got to attend a vegan workshop at @wagamama_uk last night, hosted by executive head chef steve (my new favourite person) 🍲 got to try the full #vegan menu, feed back on some new dishes, and some yet-to-be-released dishes ⚡️ the star of the show was the seitan katsu curry (how many years have I waited to be able to say that!) which is still in development but tasty as fuck 🍛 the other highlights were the new kare burosu ramen (breaded tofu, grilled mushrooms, curry broth) and the yasai samla curry (creamy lemongrass coconut sauce and fried tofu) 👍 which are available very soon if not already! so good for such a big chain to really care about what vegans think and want to see more of. thank you wagas for having us and for listening and to @guacandrolluk for always taking me on the best hangs 👩❤️💋👩 (more in my story! ☝️) #veganuk #wagamamavegan
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As Wagamama points out on its official website, “meat-free shouldn’t mean taste-free”.
Of course, Wagamama aren’t the first to cater to vegans: Pizza Express, Giraffe, Las Iguanas, Ask Italian, Carluccio’s, Nando’s, Wetherspoons and even the Toby Carvery all serve up some pretty great plant-based meals, too.
And Pret has launched a few exclusively veggie branches across the UK – and even has a vegan Christmas sandwich menu waiting in the wings, too.
Now all that’s left to do is pick just one place for lunch today. Choices, choices…