Sharon Reid

 

Attention all carnivores, consider giving your digestive system a well –earned break by going veggie for National Vegetarian Week (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May). Perhaps you already acknowledge ‘meat-free Mondays,’ or you are a committed vegetarian looking for inspiration, whatever your persuasion check out our round up of delicious vegetarian treats:

Malfatti at Mamma Anna & CoMamma Anna & Co, Italian Deli

What is it?

An open plan Italian deli ideal for showcasing scrumptious vegetarian fare, such as: hand –made vegetarian pastas, options include: ravioli butternut squash and amaretto – the secret pesto and walnut sauce recipe is highly recommended.

Signature dish

Try the extremely popular Malfatti made with ricotta, chickpea lentils and leek balls – imagine a tastier and lighter version of a veggie burger.

For further information please visit: www.mamma-anna.co.uk

Veggie Sushi at K10Sushi - K10 Appold St -

What is it?

Modern Japanese canteens situated throughout the city known for the extensive range of fresh, healthy, vegetarian sushi – enjoy eating in or take away.

So many options

Choose from: Avocado, cucumber and roasted white sesame seed Uramaki, Mixed pepper Tempura, Avocado and cucumber Temaki handrolls. For bigger plates try the Vegetable Yakisoba or the Vegetable Katsu curry which is freshly made to order, with a side of Kaiso seaweed salad.

For further information please visit: www.k10.com

Amazonian Veggie Tapas at Brasil BotecoBrasil Boteco Restaurant, London

What is it?

A bohemian cocktail bar great for authentic street food, live music and of course cocktails. With a nod to tradition dishes are inspired by the Amazon and Bahia.

So many options

Opt for vegetarian pesticos – tapas style dishes: Pastel de palmito: a thin pastry filled with palm hearts, olives and tomatoes served with vinaigrette; Bolinho de arroz: cheese & spinach rice cake; or the mouth-watering Abobrinha recheada: courgette baked with artichokes, mushrooms, brazil nuts and parmesan.

For further information please visit: www.madeinbrasilboteco.co.uk

Vegetarian Meze at Beyrouths

What is it?

A small chain of restaurants with striking décor; steel, wood and depictions of a crumbling Beirut adorn the walls. Well worth a visit for fresh Middle Eastern vegetarian dishes.

So many options

Vegetarian enthusiasts are well catered for with the well stocked menu: Popular veggie classics such as Hummus Beyrouthy: chickpea puree, chilli, parsley, tahini & lemon and Baba Ganouj: grilled aubergine puree, tahini, yoghurt, fresh lemon juice and bread all make for tasty starters; mains include Beyrouths’ legendary Lebanese Okra or Aubergine stew to be enjoyed alongside fresh Fattoush and Popagreen salads. Finish off your meat -free meal with Beyrouths’ delicious vegetarian Gelato, flavours include coconut, espresso, strawberry or cookie. Beyrouths recognise everyone’s palate is different so feel free to bring your own bottle  to drink alongside your vegetarian feast.

For further information please visit: www.beyrouths.com