Five Vegan Foods To Try In Christchurch This World Vegan Month

Portershed's Quarter Pound Burger is a popular item on the Lincoln Rd Cafe menu.

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Portershed’s Quarter Pound Burger is a popular item on the Lincoln Rd Cafe menu.

November is the Global Vegan Month, so it’s the perfect time for people to try delicious plant-based dishes that they may not already be familiar with.

Vegan food is one of the fastest growing areas of the food industry and there are now plenty of places around Christchurch that offer great options for those who don’t eat meat, want to cut down on the amount. of meat they eat or simply want more variety in their diet.

Here are five delicious, all-vegan dishes that everyone in Christchurch (vegans or not) should try.

What’s your favorite vegan dish in Christchurch? Or do you have another food or drink story to share? Send an email to [email protected]

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Portershed Quarter Pounder Burger

Portershed’s signature burger is a burger to take your time with – and one that you’ll need to hold with both hands as you work your way through.

It’s stuffed with a hearty hemp burger patty that tastes like a smoked beef patty with the texture to go with it.

Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and melted cheese are stacked on top with dollops of vegan mayonnaise and chutney, then sandwiched between a chewy burger bun.

The Origin's light and fluffy pancakes on Cranford St are served with coconut cream, crunchy seeds and fresh fruit.

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The Origin’s light and fluffy pancakes on Cranford St are served with coconut cream, crunchy seeds and fresh fruit.

Crepes of the Origin

Origin’s vegan pancakes are so big and chewy, you won’t have a clue that they don’t contain a single egg to give them their cloudy texture.

The lightly sweet pancakes are stacked with a variety of fresh fruit, a big dollop of coconut cream and topped with a variety of seeds which give the dish a satisfying crunch.

Ramen Ria has two types of vegan ramen, including the miso ginger ramen, pictured.

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Ramen Ria has two types of vegan ramen, including the miso ginger ramen, pictured.

Raman Ria’s vegan ramen

The Ramen Ria menu at Riverside Market features two delicious vegan ramen dishes – spicy vegan tantanmen ramen and ginger miso ramen – as well as vegan dumplings and bao.

Both ramen options have a great mix of hearty broth, fresh veg, noodles, and a nice kick of spice.

These are satisfying ramen bowls, with salty and slightly sweet flavors and multiple textures with every bite.

The portions are large and come with a great value noodle soup that will make you want to go back for more.

Utopia Ice waffles and ice cream are available at its High St and Sumner locations.

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Utopia Ice waffles and ice cream are available at its High St and Sumner locations.

Waffles and ice cream Utopia Ice

Utopia Ice’s vegan waffles and ice cream – both of which are also gluten-free – are as delicious on the plate as they are on the table.

Crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, the waffles are served with a scoop of ice cream of your choice.

Topped with a swirl of whipped cream, fruit – poached or fresh – and a dash of toasted walnuts, this dish is the perfect sweet treat that’s both fresh and satisfying.

Good Time Pie's award-winning vegan sausage rolls are stored at the Karma Free Cafe in New Brighton.

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Good Time Pie’s award-winning vegan sausage rolls are stored at the Karma Free Cafe in New Brighton.

Sausage Rolls at Karma Cafe

People looking to get their sausage roll solution need look no further than Karma Free Cafe, which offers Good Time Pie’s award-winning vegan sausage rolls (these rolls are also available at Z gas stations. in New Zealand).

The buns have the perfect puff pastry and a vegan sausage stuffing so tasty, you’ll have to resist the urge to check you have the vegan version.

Whether you are an enthusiastic carnivore or a connoisseur of sausage rolls, it would be very difficult not to be wowed by this sausage roll.

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Journalist Josephine Franks took to the 2019 Vegan Pie Awards to see how the judges were doing. (First published November 1, 2019)