A Vegan and Gluten Free Roast Dinner – The Egg Cafe

The Egg Cafe is a small vegetarian cafe located in the centre of Liverpool which is loved by vegans and vegetarians alike. It has a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere, increased by the long shared tables and the remarkable artwork which adorns the walls (which is often for sale!). The food is delicious, cheap and plentiful making it a favourite of mine. It was therefore the first place I thought of when me and my boyfriend were looking for food in Liverpool before a gig a couple of weeks back. As it was a Sunday I was extremely excited to find that on their specials board they were boasting a Sunday roast which was both vegan and gluten free! I eagerly handed over my £6 and was presented with this feast.

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The Egg’s food is good, homemade and rustic looking. It’s designed to taste delicious and as you can see, there is no pretentiousness here! The plate above is loaded up with nut roast, roasted potatoes and parsnips, mashed sweet potato and a whole host of boiled vegetables. It is then topped with a gorgeous gravy and a dollop of cranberry sauce. Needless to say, I couldn’t even get through half of this plate!

The next time you’re in Liverpool you should definitely check out The Egg Cafe just off Bold Street. To find out more about this amazing place (and see the menu) have a look at their website here.

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Where are your favourite places to eat out?

How to Eat Vegan and Gluten Free at the Isle of Wight Festival – Part 2!

Quick Note:

I am currently away at Glastonbury Festival and this is a queued post. I will answer all comments on my return! 🙂

This is the second post about my vegan and gluten free food experiences at this year’s Isle of Wight festival. You can find part one here.

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Peckish Peacock was pretty famous amongst the vegans in our group! This colourful stand sold some amazing curry which was better than any curry I’ve tried at a festival before. The box you can see above is The Peckish Peacock Special Box which contained chickpea and spinach curry, cumin rice, pakoras and mini poppadoms. I’m not a poppadom fan but the rest was delicious and it was a huge portion for £8! The stall also sold coconut and mango lassi which sounded nice and refreshing. I’m hoping to see Peckish Peacock again!

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I found the Solace tent at last year’s festival and was glad to see it again. Solace is run by all of the local church groups on the Isle of Wight who get together and bake cakes to give out to festival goers. This year there were gluten free cakes and dairy free cakes available but sadly no vegan ones. As you can see in the picture though, there was an extensive tea menu! These cups of tea were served in real mugs and were given away for free! The tent had a lovely vibe and was full of comfy chairs, cushions and rugs to relax on. I highly recommend it.

As most vegans and coeliacs do, I always make sure I’m stocked up on snacks! My managers kindly brought along some excellent food for me to try including Clive’s Pies (some of these are gluten free and they can all be eaten cold), Vegusto Cheese and some Buckwheat crackers. I made sure I was stocked up on Nakd bars and soups that could be made with hot water. As there was a Morrisons down the road, I also snacked on fresh bananas, peaches and cherry tomatoes. I have just done my shopping for food to take to Glastonbury so I will do a full post on how to prepare for a festival very soon.

That’s it for my food roundup! Overall the Isle of Wight festival was not great for vegan/gluten free food. There were some options available though and the Morrisons was a godsend! I’ll let you know how I get on at Glastonbury!