Could you imagine a pub meal without any meat? Lincoln pub The Horse & Groom is challenging pub grub expectations by reimagining classics with a vegan twist.
Kashmiri kob, a falafel-like pattie on a seeded bun, replaces the burger and their version of mac ‘n’ cheese sees dairy products swapped out for a blend of ruby chard and wild mushrooms.
Desserts have also be reimagined, with a gluten and dairy free brownie proving popular with punters.
We went along to their vegetarian and vegan festival on Friday, June 22.
General Manager Emily Pheby said: “We did our first Veggie and Vegan day back in April and it was really really successful.
“So we’ve done it again for today and hope to make it a regular thing.
“Vegan food is becoming quite sought after in Lincoln, but not a lot of places offer much vegan choice, so for us to bring it to a pub is quite different.
“To turn pub classics like burgers into vegan alternatives has been really interesting, but fortunately head chef Marc Jakubik is really really knowledgeable in vegan products.”
“With our desserts especially a lot of people have been very very surprised that they are completely 100% vegan, they can’t tell the difference sometimes, especially with the chocolate brownie.”
The next vegan day is yet to be scheduled.
Also watch the CityX feature on vegan food in Lincoln