Everyone's favourite pub-of-last-resort has hopped on the meat-like vegan burger bandwagon and added its own version to their menu.
JD Wetherspoon has teamed up with UK-based startup The Meatless Farm to create a vegan burger that, like those insanely delicious offerings pioneered by Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, has the taste and texture of meat without any actual, y'know, meat. After a successful six-month trial of the plant-based burger in 40 of their pubs, the Brexit-y pub chain has announced it will be available in all 877 of their establishments.
The patty itself is made from pea, rice, soya protein, chicory root and carrot fibre and will come in a vegan sourdough bun served with a side of chips and onion rings for around £6 (depending on the Spoons branch you visit) or you can go gourmet with added tomato salsa, rocket and avocado for a little extra. While the pub already offer plenty of veggie options, this will be its first vegan burger and it marks a big expansion for The Meatless Farm, which only launched two years ago.
After the successful launch of Greggs vegan sausage rolls, McDonald's trial of vegan McNuggets and Tesco's announcement of an entire plant-based food range, it also represents yet another milestone in the growing acceptance of vegan and vegetarian food by mainstream brands. [The Meatless Farm via Metro]