Hosted at the Dirty Bones Shoreditch site, the sessions on the 5 and 12 March aim to “challenge the long-held conceptions around a vegan diet” by serving vegan twists on the brand’s NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails.
The Dirty Vegan menu will offer vegan twists on Dirty Bones’ signature dishes, including a cauliflower ‘chicken’ and buckwheat waffles; macaroni and cheese made with cashew and almond milk; and vegan buffalo hot wings served with almond yoghurt-based ranch dressing.
A cocktail list, created to complement the food, will include a vegan spin on the restaurant’s popular ‘The Fab’ gin based drink, which contains egg, as well as a ‘vina colada’, vegan wines and beers.
Tickets are available at dirtyveganlondon.com, priced at £20pp for a three course meal and a drink.
“It’s no secret that there’s been a huge uptake in the demand for more vegan and vegetarian options in London, and we wanted to challenge ourselves to accommodate more of these tastes and preferences while staying true to what Dirty Bones does best,” says Dirty Bones’ operations director Cokey Sulkin.
“Comfort food will always be our focus, and Dirty Vegan is our way of making sure that anyone from a full-time vegan to a curious, health-conscious part-timer can indulge in comfort food as well.”
The market for the less virtuous side of vegan cuisine – burgers, fried ‘chicken’, pizzas, tacos and kebabs – exploded towards the end of last year, and the trend has continued to grow over the past few months.
Recent notable vegan ‘junk food’ openings include US vegan import By Chloe; east London-based Temple of Hackney , which expanded to Camden last month; Brighton-based vegan pizzeria Purezza , which also headed to Camden for its second site this year.
Pop-up vegan burger brand Vurger Co is set to open its first permanent restaurant this month and Pure Filth, the ‘healthy food for hedonists’ vegetarian burger pop-up from Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson, will also open a restaurant this year.