Venue: Natural Healthy Foods, Unit 1 Sirius, Orion Building, Suffolk Street Queensway, B1 1LT (opposite the entrance to Mailbox); website Choice: Smoky Black Bean Chilli (£2.10 per kg) Chooser: Waitress
It's national don't just talk about burgers you heathens week, so as is our way, we've taken things a Herculean stage further, in the form of vegan cafe and store, Natural Healthy Foods. Operating a help yourself, weight-based pricing system, the menu changes as regularly as, well, the days of the week, but you'll always find hot, cold and salady sort of stuff with dhals, glass noodle salads, and puds like dragon fruit cheesecakes and cacoa brownies. Plus chilis — oh the chilis. We tried the kitchen's smoky black bean version with walnut chorizo and missed the meat element of our usual Mexican-ing naught — the dish was full of flavour and texture and led to an afternoon snack count of zero. The team also do a hot drink called a Bulletproof, which we're fairly sure has the power to reverse ageing, weight gain and probably a hangover — think cacoa and almond milk plus plus plus. Insider tip: if you pile up the crazy large plates, your lunch will be uncomfortably pricey. Sample menu
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