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 Post subject: Birmingham for three days - what to eat?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:49 pm 
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I'll be in Birmingham for three days for a work thing. My days will be crammed with workshops that I have to attend, but I'll be on my own for dinner. A friend told me the only thing worth visiting Birmingham for is curry, so I want to eat some curry. But of course I would also like some vegan food recommendations.

Anyone know of really good eats in Birmingham? There seems to be a vegan-friendly cafe as well there, but I only read one link about it. Hoping they're open for dinner when I'm there since I can't slip away from the conference hotel for lunch.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:02 am 
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I went to Birmingham in about 2011 & ate at Jyotis. It is totally veggie &, if I remember correctly, they label the vegan options. There was a lot of choice. It is well worth a visit so I'd recommend it.

http://www.jyotis.co.uk/

There is a Birmingham facebook site which may also have some good tips.

https://www.facebook.com/birminghamvegetariansandvegans

Hope you have a great time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:57 pm 
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Birmingham has some pretty good Vegan options, have heard good things about jyoti's as previous poster has recommended but never tried. The Warehouse Cafe http://www.thewarehousecafe.com is great for food, and a relaxed atmosphere. Also recently tried Bistro 1847 http://bistro1847.com, the tofu fish n chips are great. Cafe Soya http://www.cafesoya.co.uk is a good options for vegan Chinese food, and also Las Igunas do a menu with clearly labelled vegan options.
Anybody else have any good options?...


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 Post subject: Re: Birmingham for three days - what to eat?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:45 am 
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Am I too late for this? I've not been near the PPK in yonks.

I hate Jyoti with a passion last time I went - the food was without exception bland and like baby food and when I pointed it out I was told that I should have asked for it spicy and then ignored. Other than that SSc32 has all the options covered I think. For a city of its size, it's pretty poor for food.

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 Post subject: Re: Birmingham for three days - what to eat?
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Jyoti make the world's best samosas, but their currys suck and it's a trek from the centre of town. There are better places in the suburbs (such as Mr Singhs) but I wouldn't attempt it without a car.

As for the city centre: Warehouse is the best option, Bistro OK (reasonable food but overpriced for what it is), Cafe Soya (which I tend to avoid due to clueless staff), Boston Tea Party have a vegan burger & fries. Then there's the usual - Wagamama, Pizza Express etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Birmingham for three days - what to eat?
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i'll be in Brum* next week. i'm pretty sure of what i'll do for Monday (Warehouse for late lunch/early dinner) but have no idea about breakfast the next morning. is there anything decent i can grab on my way to New Street station?



* i hope it doesn't sound too obnoxious when a non-Briton says it

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Not too late! I go in June, so this is all very helpful. Thanks guys!


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Cherry reds in the city centre is a good shout for breakfast, that's if you have time http://www.cherryreds.com the 'fry up' is pretty good and just a short stroll to New Street station.


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Ssc32 wrote:
Cherry reds in the city centre is a good shout for breakfast, that's if you have time http://www.cherryreds.com the 'fry up' is pretty good and just a short stroll to New Street station.

looks like a good choice! thanks for the recommendation!

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My family lives near Birmingham, and we had an amazing meal at the Warehouse a few years ago; I'm hoping to get there again when I'm over in July.

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It's changed hands at least once, had a period of closure and a few different styles menu since then. It stopped
having anywhere near as much vegan stuff before it closed, but I haven't been in its most recent incarnation.

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Efcliz wrote:
It's changed hands at least once, had a period of closure and a few different styles menu since then. It stopped
having anywhere near as much vegan stuff before it closed, but I haven't been in its most recent incarnation.
Boo, that's too bad!

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turns out Warehouse is closed Mondays (though they don't make it entirely clear on their website), so i went to Cafe Soya instead. not the finest dining, but pretty good for the price.

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Desdemona wrote:
Efcliz wrote:
It's changed hands at least once, had a period of closure and a few different styles menu since then. It stopped
having anywhere near as much vegan stuff before it closed, but I haven't been in its most recent incarnation.
Boo, that's too bad!


The most recent's alright. Still not what it once was, but gone are the days of banana and popping candy!

The only reason we've not been recently is that it's been fully booked each time we've tried, which is no bad thing!

Manic Organic (which was terrible for vegans) has recently re-opened as Veg Out. Not had a chance to visit yet but it looks more promising.

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