24th January 2020
From great-tasting burgers to superfood salads, our range of vegan food on offer is so good that even the most committed carnivores have been spotted tucking into all that plant-based goodness. So whether you’re a fully-fledged veganista (yes, as in fashionable vegan!) or a full-on meat-eater here’s our pick of our favourite dishes from our restaurants and bars … Only at Mailbox
What started as a pop-up kitchen take-over two years ago, Ba-Ha has grown into one of the most popular vegan destinations in the city. There’s a range of tasty small plates – perfect for grazing with a cocktail or two – as well as an extended menu. Imaginative plant-based dishes include sweet jack burger; beer battered “Bish” (that’s banana blossom to the uninitiated) and chips; and mushroom, spinach and cashew rigatoni; alongside a choice of deserts that features the delicious-sounding Oreo Cheesecake.
VEG OUT AT HARVEY NICHOLS
Harvey Nichols Birmingham makes vegetables the star of the show with the launch of its new vegan dishes. To encourage diners to experiment with new flavours, Head Chef Stewart Mackie and his team have created a range of mains for the Brasserie menu using seasonal ingredients. Tuck into butternut squash superfood salad with grilled courgette, quinoa, baby spinach, avocado, edamame beans, pomegranate and lemon dressing; or sous vide aubergine with red pepper tagine, sweet potato and apricot.
INDIAN STREET FOOD AT INDICO
Spice up your lunch time or evening with a selection of vegan dishes at Indico. The dedicated plant-based menu features starters, street food chaats, mains, sides and desserts. To get your mouth-watering, choose from pani puri, puffed, hollow pastry-pockets, served with seasoned potatoes and a cooling mint-flavoured; classic deep-fried aloo pyaz ke pakora fritters made from spiced potatoes, onions, spinach, green chillies and coriander; and Punjabi choley, chickpeas made the Punjabi way in a masala spiced onion and tomato sauce.
For more great-tasting vegan dishes click HERE
PIZZA EXPRESS VEGAN MENU
If you love pizza as much as we do, head to Pizza Express at Mailbox to enjoy a selection of vegan alternatives. Plump for the Giardiniera with artichoke, mushrooms, red onion and black olives, with tomato, vegan mozzarella alternative, garlic oil and parsley on a classic base; or there’s the Calzone Verdure with roasted peppers, aubergine and courgette with spinach, smoky tomato harissa, hot chilli, tomato with garlic and topped with rosemary. There are new starters and desserts too.
For more details and to see the new menu click HERE
GREEN GOODNESS AT ALUNA
Aluna’s range of meat-free feasts will make even the most carnivorous amongst us green with envy. For starters, there’s chilli and spinach gyoza dumplings with spring onion and chilli soy dressing; or the delicious-sounding edamame and tofu croquette. Mains include garlic aubergine cooked in Shaoxing wine, soy, sesame, ginger and garlic, and served with jasmine rice
To check out the menu click HERE
START YOUR EVENING WITH A MOCKTAIL AT CHEZ MAL
For a virtuous night out sip your way through the non-alcoholic cocktail menu at Chez Mal at Malmaison. Choose from a Dry G&T made with Seedlip Gin and Fever-Tree light tonic; the Sparkling Blood Orange Mimosa with blood orange purée, Copenhagen sparkling tea; and the Resolution Sour mixed with lemon juice, elderflower cordial, blueberries, kiwi fruit and egg white.