THE DODO PUB CO. have launched the ‘Holy Guacamole’, a brand-new vegan burger, in celebration of World Meat-Free Week (June 11-17).
In a bid to make their popular Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire based pubs more inclusive, executive chef, Andy Holland has carefully crafted the brand-new burger to sit alongside the longstanding ‘Simply Red’ vegan pizza.
Andy said: “Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a steep rise in demand for more flexibility and diversity when it comes to our food offering. More and more people are demanding plant-based options as alternatives to meat and we need to reflect that in our menus. Our pubs are all about creating a space for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy, and therefore we thought it was about time to create a top-notch vegan burger to sit alongside the ‘Simply Red’ vegan pizza. It’s taken a lot of taste testing and fine-tuning but we believe we’ve come up with an absolute corker with the ‘Holy Guacamole’ burger.”
The dish consists of a flavoursome sweet potato, black bean and quinoa patty, smothered in homemade guacamole, with tomato, lettuce, and pickled onions all with a vegan chipotle mayo, nestled in a chunky potato bun.
Andy continued: “We’re not trying to replace meat, we’re just trying to give people alternatives and we thought that World Meat-Free Week was the perfect time to launch it.”
It’s recently been revealed that roughly 22million people in the UK are becoming ‘flexitarians’ and are trying to cut down on their meat consumption. Large UK supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s have also announced they will introduce ‘fake meat’ products to their stores in a bid to target those who are choosing to be more diverse in their food choices.
The ‘Holy Guacamole’ is available across all three Dodo Pub Co. establishments now, The Rusty Bicycle and Rickety Press (Oxford) and The Bottle of Sauce (Cheltenham) at a price of £9.75.