The UK’s first vegan BBQ joint is now open for business – Totally Vegan Buzz

The UK’s first vegan BBQ joint is now open for business

The UK's first vegan BBQ joint is now open for business
Image: Stoked Vegan BBQ

The UK now boasts of its very own first fully vegan BBQ restaurant just as it welcomed its first KFC-style vegan fried chicken restaurant in Brighton on August 4.

Stoked—opened on London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea, this past weekend and serves some lip-smacking dishes including the Chick’n Slider burger with smoked BBQ soya chicken chunks, southwest slaw, herbed garlic mayo, pickled red onion and candied jalapeños, tempeh ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, deep-fried chicken wings, and seitan brisket.

Image: Stoked Vegan BBQ

If you want more, Stoked offers mouthwatering twists on a classic Reuben sandwich- a New York deli-style fast food with house-cured ‘pastrami’, slaw, sauerkraut, vegan cheese, caramelised onions, Russian sriracha dressing on german rye sourdough.

The Nashville crunch wrap offers Nashville hot chickenless chunks, Creole mustard mayonnaise, and mac ‘n’ cheese, all wrapped in a giant tostada and fried.

The UK's first vegan BBQ joint is now open for business
Image: Stoked Vegan BBQ

Texas inspired BBQ joint

Owner Billy Reeve initially opened Stoked as a pop-up stall after being inspired to create the meat-free Texas style BBQ joint menu following his US experience in 2018.

“I was blown away by the style of the food, and came back and started cooking, and cooking, and cooking,” he told Echo News.

Although he doesn’t have a chef’s background, Reeve perfected his recipes learning from mistakes on the job.

He went vegan in 2016 and since then advocates plant-based living for the health and ethical benefits it offers.

Commenting on the changing food landscape in the UK, he said: “Vegan food has come a long way in the last three or four years.

“Previously you’d find a few places in London to go some but the stuff you can get now is incredible.”

Stoked has also teamed up with the local legend’s Doughyos, to offer its customers delicious vegan desserts.

With his new restaurant, Reeve is aiming to cater to vegans, flexitarians and anyone looking to enjoy a good meal.

“I am not saying this is a place just for vegans. Most people I get just like good food, and it’s more BBQ for all,” he told the local news outlet.

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