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hiraethified

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hiraethified
Both of the new fried chicken joints in Brixton have a (small) offering of vegan food, but I'm not sure how many vegans/veggies are going to want to eat in a restaurant that is ALL about fried chicken, or feel comfortable being surrounded by people chomping away on animal parts.
 

coldwaterswim

New Member
Both of the new fried chicken joints in Brixton have a (small) offering of vegan food, but I'm not sure how many vegans/veggies are going to want to eat in a restaurant that is ALL about fried chicken, or feel comfortable being surrounded by people chomping away on animal parts.
Yes agreed, also the veggie options offered aren't exactly blowing my mind, considering what other restaurants have come up with recently.
 

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hiraethified
Yes agreed, also the veggie options offered aren't exactly blowing my mind, considering what other restaurants have come up with recently.
That Other Fried lot asked me to include them in our vegan guide because they had one vegan offering. Seeing as their front window is emblazoned with the words, "FRIED CHICKEN' in neon and their logo is a squashed chicken in a bun, I declined.
 

editor

hiraethified
But if you are essentially a one product restaurant specialising in chicken, then tbf you’re not really a vegany place are you?
Yes, but a lot of these new meat-tastic trendy places are trying really hard to cash in on the growing veggie/vegan market with a token offering or two.

It certainly won't convince me, especially with a sign like this

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editor

hiraethified
If you want an amazing vegan burger then get to Honest Burger before the end of the month. It is incredible.
I imagine a lot of vegans - and veggies - aren't drawn to places that predominantly sell meat and where you'll be surrounded by people eating meat. I'm certainly not, so I'll give it a miss, thanks.
 

editor

hiraethified
This thread is not just about you, editor - meat eaters also read this thread
Gosh. Really? :facepalm:

Good job I've made no claim to be speaking for everybody, then! Meat eaters are of course more than welcome to enthuse over dead animal products and the fast food restaurants where they're sold, just like I'm free to express my personal viewpoint about such establishments.
 

Orang Utan

knows how to use the three shells
it's getting comically annoying though. i recommended a place that wasn't aimed at your palate and you couldn't resist having a pop cos it served more meat than veggie dishes
 

editor

hiraethified
it's getting comically annoying though. i recommended a place that wasn't aimed at your palate and you couldn't resist having a pop cos it served more meat than veggie dishes
And how many times have you suffered this terrible, terrible thing that annoys you so much recently?

And why the hell shouldn't I voice a complaint if a place has a shit selection of vegan/veggie dishes, anyway?
 

editor

hiraethified
i dunno, just think it's funny lol
Individual posters have every right to criticise a menu of a new restaurant in Brixton for whatever reason they choose. If you're not interested in this topic, I'm sure there's other threads you can add your meaningless 'lol's to.
 

Mr paulee

New Member
I imagine a lot of vegans - and veggies - aren't drawn to places that predominantly sell meat and where you'll be surrounded by people eating meat. I'm certainly not, so I'll give it a miss, thanks.
I took 3 mates from out of town into Honest today (yeah I know stunningly unoriginal) and one of the them was 'experimenting' with veganism, so it was useful that HB had some choice for him to eat.

But i tend to agree, what would you go to a business which specialises in meat food just for some token offering?
 

northeast

Well-Known Member
If you want an amazing vegan burger then get to Honest Burger before the end of the month. It is incredible.
Have to agree it's really good. Hopefully they keep the option going long term. Also cater for gluten free which is great.

I'd much prefer they carried these additional options than not.
 

northeast

Well-Known Member
it's getting comically annoying though. i recommended a place that wasn't aimed at your palate and you couldn't resist having a pop cos it served more meat than veggie dishes
As a suggestion it might be good to use the "editor" as a neutral moderator of the forum.

Having a separate login that you use to express your personal opinion might create more of an even dynamic.
 

editor

hiraethified
As a suggestion it might be good to use the "editor" as a neutral moderator of the forum.

Having a separate login that you use to express your personal opinion might create more of an even dynamic.
There has been no 'moderating' input in this thread at all from me. I've just expressed my opinion as any other poster would. Some posters agree, and some don't like. It's no different to anyone else - I have simply posted my opinions on local new food businesses in the relevant thread. I've no idea why you've quoted OU's post because that doesn't mention any moderation issues, he simply disagrees with me - and that's fine.

However, if wish to complain about any moderation issues that you perceive as negatively impacting this or any other thread, please start a thread in the appropriate forum.
 

editor

hiraethified
Have to agree it's really good. Hopefully they keep the option going long term. Also cater for gluten free which is great.

I'd much prefer they carried these additional options than not.
So do I. But my original comment stemmed from a fried chicken joint with a big FRIED CHICKEN neon sign in their window asking to be included in a listing of Vegan restaurants in Brixton. I explained the reasons why I was reluctant to do so as it all seemed a bit half arsed and it would feel a bit odd recommending it to vegans. What's your opinion?
 

Big Bertha

Marinekanone
So do I. But my original comment stemmed from a fried chicken joint with a big FRIED CHICKEN neon sign in their window asking to be included in a listing of Vegan restaurants in Brixton. I explained the reasons why I was reluctant to do so as it all seemed a bit half arsed and it would feel a bit odd recommending it to vegans. What's your opinion?
If they have a nice vegan option I’m sure vegans would be interested to know about it.
 

editor

hiraethified
If they have a nice vegan option I’m sure vegans would be interested to know about it.
Be a bit of a rubbish vegan guide if it started including meat-heavy places that had just one vegan option. That would be like having a guide to wine bars and including a pub that had just one wine on the menu.

And you do understand that many vegans wouldn't feel comfortable sitting in a place where meat made up almost the entire menu and everyone around was slobbering away over their chicken wings or dripping burgers?

Anyway, I've made my choice and I won't be listing places that don't adequately cater for vegans.
 

Jimbeau

Lurker
This debate makes me feel my age.

When I turned veggie back in the 80s venues that catered to my proclivities were of the Cranks school of worthy specialists or they were Italian or Indian places. Beyond that, knowing whether a pub or restaurant had any kind of veggie 'choice' was often the deciding factor for my opting in or out of a group social occasion - cue a regular pattern of phoning ahead and never knowing if info was reliable. 30-odd years on and I rarely need to think about it in the UK. (It's true too that a brood of nippers vastly hampers the number of invites I get, but that's another matter entirely.)

I'm sure in time vegans will be able to take things for granted in the same way. For now though, I think listings that distinguish between Vegan, Vegan-Friendly and Vegan Dishes Available, much like the old Vegetarian Society guidebooks did, will have their uses for many people.
 
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