In early July we left for Murica in Spain for the next two weeks we stayed in a amazing villa in El Valle which is a 5 star golf resort, in the time we were there we visited some amazing restaurants some of which were all vegan and some of the others offered some great vegan options some of which I have wrote about below.
The first place we visited was Veg & Roll this was in Murcia main City Centre, although the inside was not that spacious it was well loved by the locals as we were lucky to get a seat it was so busy inside. There was a huge variety of foods to choose from whether it be tapas or a large burger. This place was 100% vegan and i heard online that it was all ran by animal activists so all of the staff who worked there had a lot of compassion. Although there was a language barrier as we did not know much Spanish and the staff did not know much English they were very kind and helped us with the menu the best they could. We ordered quite a few different things from the menu to share between us all, but since it was in Spanish and they weren’t translated we had to guess what most of them were so it was a surprise for us when the food arrived, however we did not mind as we knew everything was all vegan.
As you can see from some of the pictures above all of the food looks amazing and tasted even better. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Another place we went to one day was towards Murcia city centre but not actually in the city centre it was more on the outskirts, this was inside a shopping mall called Thader Mall. We went to a pizza restaurant called YOLO pizza. Although this was not all vegan it did not matter as much as you built the pizza yourself, we found this restaurant through happy cow and it was marked as vegan friendly so we didn’t know if there was just an option to leave the cheese of the top of the pizza or if they had vegan cheese. When we went there we found out they didn’t have vegan cheese however that did not matter to much as the pizza was made up right in front of us and we chose everything we wanted on. Again at this restaurant the staff were very friendly and helpful and i would of loved to gone back here again.
Although I didn’t get a chance to take a lot of photos in the shopping centres i wish i did, or some kind of video as i was pleasantly surprised at the amount of vegan options there was available especially milk there was just aisles and aisles of non dairy milks, i would go as far as to say more than dairy milks. Also i managed to get a brief picture below of some of the fridge items, one of which was amazing which is vegan Spanish tortilla, i was very surprised when i looked at this and it was labelled vegan so it was no shock that i got a fridge full of them, there was also many options for our BBQ which we we had one night there was a endless option of burgers made from either soy, vegetables, tofu, seitan, the choices were endless. We also managed to grab some vegan chocolate and biscuits etc. I went to Spain two years ago to the exact same place and they didn’t have half of the option that they had this time, so just goes to show that times are changing for the better.
Also just to top it all off even though this was not from Spain it was my 24th birthday the day after we got home and my Mam and Dad got me this amazing rainbow cake from supernatural cafe in Newcastle city centre, they never fail to amaze us with their fantastic range of foods and cakes.
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A few weeks ago we visited the small town of Skipton in north Yorkshire, it was not long before we came across one of the best selections of vegan food this side of one of our festivals. The Castle Inn is a traditional English pub with a wealth of history, in fact The Castle Inn is a grade II English Heritage listed building dating back to the early 1800s. As coaching house, it provided shelter and nourishment for the many visitors to the town’s ancient agricultural market. The original stables still exist today to the rear of the inn.
One of the largest challenges when going vegan is eating out, although most places have vegetarian options few still have vegan menus, but to my surprise this cosy pub had a large blackboard outside showing it was a vegan friendly establishment, so we had to give it a try.
The selection of vegan options looked delicious and found it hard to decided what the choose, then I was faced with a even larger dilemma when the waitress offered me the special of the day (Fish & Chips), obviously the fish was not of the swimming variety but tofu. The waitress went in to great depth on how the Chef prepared it, but can’t recall all the details due to my hunger was taking my focus away, but apparently the answer to vegan fish and chips was in the way the Chef used seaweed. The average meal cost approx £9 which I thought was fair as the portions were very generous, although I did manage to finish the meal I struggled with the Mississippi Mud Pie (£5.25).
The Castle Inn had a warm cosy atmosphere that was very vegan friendly, if your in the area pop along for a great evening (Quiz night is on Sunday’s). Incidentally when we were there for lunch and our evening meal, we were surprised how many people were asking for their vegan options, again this goes to show that veganism is growing in the UK.
Being big fans of Vbites for a while I love their range however there were some of their products I have not tasted before so decided to give them a ago. Lets see how i got on…
First of all i tried their cheezy dairy free alternative to cheese, although i have tried this before it was a long time ago and cannot remember what it tasted like as i have tried so many different vegan cheeses before. Below is a picture of one lighter cheese and one more mature cheese. What I found with Vbites cheese that is they are very different to the other dairy free cheeses on the market. They are very soft and crumbly whereas alot of other cheese seems to be more stuck together (if you get what i mean). Back to taste both of them taste great, i do feel that they would taste even better melted e.g melted into a pizza.
Above is a product of Vbites i have not tried before which is pork style sausage rolls. At first i did not know what to think of these as i am not a huge fan of sausage rolls, you get around 15 in the packet and although they seem small in the packet they do rise alot once put into the oven. Once cooked through i can assure anyone who has not tried them before to go for it, they taste amazing! So amazing that i added the rest of the pack into the oven and ate them all myself!
Next is something else that I have never tried before not just from Vbites but i have never tried a vegan style of fish before. In this packet you get two large fish style steaks.
I added them both into the oven from taking them out of the pack and whilst they were cooking if someone had told me this was real fish i would have believed them, it looked and smelt exactly like it, it is amazing how Vbites can do this. Once they were cooked i went onto try, getting past the smell and having to double check the packet to convince myself they were vegan i tasted them, the texture was also exactly like fish, its magic!! This just goes to show that anyone who is thinking about becoming vegan or vegetarian will not miss out on anything. Thankyou for creating such amazing products Vbites!
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