From stuffing-topped fries to nut roast pies, here are 5 amazing vegan Christmas specials in Brighton and Hove.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
The time when Brighton restaurants, pubs, and takeaways get into the festive spirit and start cranking out wildly inventive Christmas specials – and we’ve rounded up the best vegan ones because you’ve all been very good.
Prepare your stomachs, unbutton the jeans, and get stuck in.
Beelzebab, Hope and Ruin
Feliz Navidog, Merry Chipsmas, Sprouts on a Stick
The Beelzebab Christmas specials have been a highlight of the Brighton vegan calendar for some time now, and 2021 is another corker. These are available now for dine-in only.
Feliz Navidog – Tofu dog in a deep-fried bun, topped with stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and crispy onions.
Merry Chipsmas – Rosemary and sage fries loaded with stuffing, seitan ‘bacon’ lardons, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
Sprouts on a stick – Southern-fried sprouts with cranberry sauce.
Piecaramba, Fiddler’s Elbow
Non-Dairytale of New York
The patron saint of pies is blessing us all this crimbo down at Fiddler’s Elbow. Piecaramba is smashing out the warming Sunday roast mash-up you never knew you needed alongside meat and veggie options.
Non-dairytale of New York – Nut roast, carrots, parsnips, and kale in onion gravy. ALL IN A PIE.
Really Happy Chicken, West Street
Really Festive Burger
One of the biggest vegan stories of the last year has undoubtedly been the rise of Really Happy Chicken. This will be their first real Christmas in proper operation (and in their swanky new West Street site) and they are serving up the G O O D S.
Really Festive Burger – A signature golden seitan chick’n patty topped with cranberry sauce, peanut butter, caramelized onions, crispy bacon, and lettuce.
Nowhere Man, Upper North Street
Apple Crumble Pancakes
The best brunch spot in town? Perhaps.
The best pancakes in town? Abso-pissing-lutely.
Nowhere Man is a glorious way to spend a ropey, or even totally human, morning. Serving up cracking coffee and a stacked pancake menu (with an absolute load of vegan options) the Upper North Street spot is a golden, shining sun in our dark winter mornings.
Apple Crumble Pancakes – A stack of three fluffy pancakes with spiced apples, whipped cream, blackberry coulee, and biscuit crumble. WOOF.
Two Wolves Kitchen, Brighton Open Market
Truffle Burger, Crackling Burger, Xmas Bun, Smokehouse Wingz
Two Wolves have been an undercover gem of the Brighton vegan scene for years. From cranking out wild seitan special at The Eddie back in the day, to their own food truck, the Wolf gang are no strangers to pushing the boat out when it comes to delicious vegan fare.
Their big winter menu is a perfect example of this, and you can find them pitched up at the Open Market off London Road this festive season. (And yes it’s all vegan)
The Truffle Burger – Kaiser bun, vegan patty, chorizo and red onion jam, rarebit cheese, sauerkraut, rocket, smoked truffle mayo.
The Crackling Burger – Kaiser bun, vegan patty, tamari marinated crackling, rarebit cheese, pickled red cabbage, rocket, smoked horseradish sauce.
The Xmas Burger – Kaiser bun, facon and lobster scramble, chorizo and red onion jam, rocket, and smoked truffle mayo.
The Smokehouse Wingz – Seitan, jackfruit, and beancurd wingz, sauerkraut, pickled red cabbage, smokehouse sauce.