My girlfriend recently told me about a place called Vegan Cross: a vegan shop in London that sells vegan-friendly clothing, vegan groceries and most interestingly: vegan takeaway fast food.
Of course, becoming vegan I’ve been looking forward to eating more healthily than I did before, by cutting out a lot of the saturated fat associated with red meat and dairy. However, as a former meat eater, I was also worried about there being a lack of tasty junk foods for when I do want a fix!
Luckily Vegan Cross provides that. Their menu offers a wide selection of vegan alternatives to classic junk food including nachos, burgers, hot dogs, calzone and even currywurst! What I was most intrigued by though was their vegan döner kebab wrap.
Being a greedy bastard, I decided to opt for their ‘supersize’ option, which as you can see, was pretty bloody massive.
Unfortunately I found it a bit disappointing overall, just because the volume of veg really overwhelmed the döner ‘meat’. More of a big ol’ lettuce wrap. From what I could tell though, the döner tasted quite convincing!
Still, as I want to try pretty much everything else on the menu, I’ll definitely be back! I’d also like to take a better look at the vegan groceries on offer, as well as picking up another bottle of Chari-Tea Mate, which I discovered a taste for when I was in Amsterdam. If you know Berlin well, you’ll also spot the recognisable bottles of Club Mate!
The other thing I love about their menu is that some of their food is supplied by two great places: Manna and Fed By Water. The former is an amazing vegan restaurant that I visited a few months ago just after my girlfriend had gone vegan (whilst I was still a meat eater) and the latter is an Italian place in Dalston that has a wide variety of vegan pizzas and other dishes. I’m hoping to write more about both these places sometime soon.