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 Post subject: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:11 pm 
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I thought we had this thread, must have left it behind in the move.

Anyhoo, The Black Box Bazaar (Belfast) is on again in Mid-August, check out their facebook group for details.

The Little Cupcake Cafe in Bedford Street (Belfast) is doing soy milk and one vegan cupcake flavour (always chocolate), they can do orders but you have to put a large order in to get any different flavours. Their vegan cupcake is pretty damn good.

Edit: It's not the Bazaar the vegan baked goods are available it's St George's Market, the stall is called "Check out my Buns" (on facebook). So I'll be hitting up St George's next weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
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thanks for the tips, i just moved to belfast and so far i've just been to the nutmeg. i shall check these places out :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
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Hey bob, welcome to Belfast!

There is a fantastic health shop on the Lisburn Road, just past the Tesco, called Eatwell. They do lots of Redwood etc as well as having a cold counter with vegan pies & sausage type rolls. They also do vegan breads, vegan GF carrot cake and usually a couple of types of sweet muffins, their ginger muffin is delicious, you need to like sugar though!

Further past that is Framar Health shop, near the King's Hall end, but they don't really have anything you can't get between the Nutmeg and Eatwell.

Eatwell
413 Lisburn Road
Belfast, County Antrim BT9 7EW
028 9066 4362

For eating out:

Little Wing Pizzeria have a couple of venues. I haven't tried them personally but know Sarah-Jane ('nuther NI vegan) said they were good.

If you don't mind seeing lots of cooked chicken Nando's offer a few vegan bits and pieces. From memory: salads, chips, hummus & pitta, garlic bread (yes!), Ratatouille and their mango sorbet. They have a folder behind the counter which shows you the vegan options and are happy to let you flick though it.

Greens Pizza on the Lisburn Road do vegan but they're pretty expensive and not that outstanding.

Archana on the Dublin road do excellent Indian food. They mark the vegan meals on the menu and some of their Nan bread is vegan. Be warned though, their veggie Pakoras are marked vegan but are fried in with the meat pakoras. They get a really low mark on the food hygiene website but their stuff is so good it's worth the risk, even for a germ squicker like me!

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Thanks fezza, this is really useful. Do you think Greens Pizza would be a good choice for a business dinner?

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Yes, Greens is probably the best for a business dinner, or Cayenne which is a little bit fancy but not as expensive as it looks. The only problem with Cayenne is that it's been getting mixed reviews lately. They did a cracking battered tofu, and poached pears, for me one day but were really unhelpful about providing dessert the last time I was in, even though I had phoned ahead the day before. There's a Pizza The Action, next door to greens, but I think greens is a lil nicer.


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ooh, so many places to go, so little time! thank you very much.


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build-a-burger on botanic will do vegan burger and chips on request. plenty of fillings and sauces. one of the lads working there is vegan so he keeps them right. the burgers are fake meaty rather than beany.

this would not be suitable for a business dinner.


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stranger wrote:
build-a-burger on botanic will do vegan burger and chips on request. plenty of fillings and sauces. one of the lads working there is vegan so he keeps them right. the burgers are fake meaty rather than beany.

this would not be suitable for a business dinner.


You're now my favourite PPKer!

Holy crepe, they've added a vegan bean burger and are doing vegan mayo (they have a facebook page)!


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Wait we aren't the only Northern Irish PPKers, Fezza? When did this happen?

Thanks for starting this thread lady!


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We need to do a build a burger meet SJ!


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I am there!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
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Hey Norn Iron chaps - anyone fancy meeting up for a cup of tea and a slice of cake early-ish this Friday (23/9) or Saturday (24/9) evening? My conference finishes at 4pm on both days, but there's a stoooopid dinner thing I have to go to at 8 both nights (no doubt mine will be a side salad and bread...) - if anyone fancies a mini-meet-up?

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Both times suit me! It's hard to get vegan cake in Belfast though, the little cupcake shop do a nice chocolate cupcake. If a few people wanted to hook up I could go in on Thursday and pre order some, they can sometimes sell out quickly. I also know a great bar, with sofas and usually good music. I can maybe even do both days if you fancy, make the most of things! I can also do pick up and drop off for you and anyone else living nearby.


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Wheeeee! I'm gonna meet fezza! Wheeeee!

If it works for other people, could we plan for Saturday night, just because there's a chance that 1) I might be completely rewriting my presentation on Friday night depending on what I hear during Friday day and 2) there's always the off chance that I might be able to get out of the dinner that night if it's truly crappy the night before, and then we could maybe have drink at the groovy place and then go to build a burger if we felt like it afterwards?

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Build a burger closes at 7, so it would have to be before, or little wings pizza before 11. I'm gonna meet Ruby Rose, w00t!


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Ruby Rose wrote:
Wheeeee! I'm gonna meet fezza! Wheeeee!


Yay, fun!! I wanna meet fezza again, she's the bestest <3

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Ruby Rose wrote:
Wheeeee! I'm gonna meet fezza! Wheeeee!


Yay, fun!! I wanna meet fezza again, she's the bestest <3


You're the bestest! <3

Off out to pick Ruby up, so excited! <3


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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I just saw this!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
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Oh balls SJ! I'm so sorry you missed it! You need to PM me your mobile number if you want a shout out in future.

What can I say, we had an amazeballs night! My throat was hoarse from all the gabbing and laughing and hoovering down of delicious pizza. We didn't even stop long enough to take photos. The DJs (Dimebag collective) in the Black Box were amazing, they do a mix of funk, soul and electro funk.

Sorry more of you guys couldn't make it. If any of you fancy hooking up for pizza and good music another night just let me know.

ETA: Music taster http://www.mixcloud.com/Raticus/dimebag ... le_oneline


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We thought of you, S-J, because we went to Little Wing Pizza on your recommendation - and it was great. Really good pizza. (And really good company - had a great time!)

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Aww I am glad (and a little jealous!) that you guys had a good night. Isn't Little Wings really brilliant?

I sent you a message with my number Fezza!


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I can't believe that I forgot to mention about the wonderful experience I had at the Bushmill's Inn! We weren't planning on even going to eat there but we called in and I sort of said "hey, I am an awkward vegan, any chance there is something I could eat" and they were super! They said that they get a lot of American tourists with dietary requirements so they are used to it and basically told me to just ask waiter for anything (literally anything!) and they would make a vegan version. They had a fish dish with a cous cous salad that looked lovely so I asked for the salad and it was delicious and it was a good, filling portion.

Also I asked if they had any soymilk for a capuccino and the waiter came back and told me that the one they had was sitting open for a while so they had gone to the shop to get me some! For real! And they didn't seem put out or anything, they were genuinely pleased to help. It was the best dining experience I have had since becoming a vegan, so go there!


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Oooooo! PPK daytrip!


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Aaaaww Ruby, I left a message on Dimebag's facebook and got a lovely message from Matt, the guy who brought us out the business cards. He says he's chuffed that we enjoyed it so much, he's such a lovely fella. It looks like they'll be getting a regular slot there, whoo!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan in Northern Ireland.
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Irwin's email on the veganess of their bread:
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I have been in touch with our product development team, at present we do not print this information onto our packaging- though this idea has been suggested to our packaging department.



I have been informed the following bread products are suitable for vegans:



* Pan breads eg. Plain white pan, brown pan, hi-fibre pan, multigrain pan, Wholemeal pan, softee white & Wholemeal, veda bread, 7 seeded pan white & Wholemeal

* Batch breads eg. Nutty krust, junior nutty krust, hi-fibre nutty krust, 1/2 nutty krust white & hi-fibre

* Rolls eg. Softee white & brown rolls, white rolls, brown rolls, white finger rolls,



Products which are not suitable include our:



* Muffins- breakfast muffins & muffin loaf

* Wheatens, Sodas & Scones- from our confectionary range



I hope that information helps, and that you can enjoy the products which you now know are suitable for you.


Nutty Krust and Veda are vegan! Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeedaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *dribbles*


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