A POPULAR vegan cafe in Glasgow city center has launched an initiative to raise money for Ukrainian refugees – serving a full menu of Ukrainian national dishes.
Glasvegan in St Enoch’s Square is serving Ukrainian cuisine delights today, March 14, with all proceeds going to DEC Ukraine’s humanitarian appeal.
The cafe had announced the fundraiser on Facebook last week and posted the special menu filled with traditional dishes, all revisited in a vegan twist.
🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 The menu for our Monday Ukrainian fundraiser has arrived! 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 💚 Vegetarian versions of Ukrainian national cream…
It includes staples like deruny, a potato pancake, usually topped with smoked salmon, sour cream and fresh dill, but in this case made with carrot-based “zalmon”.
And of course, Chick-un Kyiv is among the main dishes, while desserts include delicious empire cookies from A Pastry bakery.
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Laura Yapp of The Glasvegan said she wanted to bring a bit of Ukraine to Glasgow.
She said: “The conflict in Ukraine is obviously on everyone’s mind right now and we wanted to do our part as a company to help as much as possible.
“We try to raise as much money as possible by serving all-vegan versions of Ukrainian national dishes instead of our usual menu.
“A lot of people don’t know much about Ukraine as a country, so we wanted to showcase all of its amazing dishes so people can experience Ukrainian culture.”
The Ukrainian menu is available for today only and will replace the usual The Glasvegan menu.