A PUB has launched a new menu after its success with a few “vegan covers”.
With more vegan establishments opening in Maldon High Street, such as Gnome Cafe and Verdeli, businesses in the town are recognizing the demand for vegan options.
Now the Black Rabbit pub has launched its own vegan menu after pub owner Anna Gladwell said she discovered vegans were ‘running out of delicious, fun and junk food options’ on the high street.
She added: “Demand has increased for vegan food and we initially staged a few vegan takeovers with street food vendors which were so successful that we decided to permanently introduce our vegan menu. ”
The Veg Out at Black Rabbit menu offers a selection of burgers, pizzas and loaded fries to its pub-goers, ranging from £7.95 to £10.75.
Sides, including mac and cheese, range from £3 to £6.
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It also includes snacks and bites such as crispy mushrooms with barbecue sauce and dessert.
They can also enjoy a more on-the-go option with the bar’s £2.75 vegan sausage roll.
New cocktail bar Ginny’s, located at 70B High Street, has also helped make its menu more accessible with vegan options available for most of its cocktails.
A spokesperson said: “We are committed to making our menu as inclusive as possible to suit all dietary and lifestyle choices.
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“We are proud to offer a range of drinks that can be vegan or non-alcoholic.”
One of the bar’s most popular cocktails is its Espresso Martini, which can be made with Disaranno as a substitute for Kahlua and Pina Coladas can be made vegan with Coco Lopez coconut milk and Havana rum.
Another popular cocktail is the already vegan Vanilla Pear Drop with homemade Essex-distilled vodka, fresh lemon juice, pear syrup and homemade vanilla sugar.
For more information on the Black Rabbit’s new vegan menu, visit blackrabbitmaldon.co.uk.