Frankie & Benny’s do Veganuary

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Fry-day aka chickenless nuggets and fries day ūüćüūüćü

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‘Yes we can and yes we will’ is clearly the attitude¬†Frankie and Benny’s¬†had when contemplating the creation of their NEW vegan options on their menu! All I can say is, ‘yes they can and yes they did’.¬†So without further ado, here are our thoughts on a few of the vegan options we tried!

IT GETS BETTER: for anyone thinking of popping over to try these dishes be sure to head over to¬†Frankie and Benny’s¬†website to get a PETA exclusive discount of 50% off all vegan dishes until the 31st of January… What are you waiting for?!

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Vegan Chickenless Nuggets
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Viva la Vegan Burger
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Chocolate and Raspberry Lava Cake

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Set Vegan Menu:

Breakfast:

SIDES:

Baked Beans VE

Fries VE

Herb Potatoes VE|N

Three Hash Browns VE

Main Menu:

STARTERS:

Marinated Olives VE

Dough Balls VE

Garlic Pizza Bread VE

add vegan mozzarella alternative VE

Tuscan Soup VE

A hearty soup of tomato, mixed vegetables, beans and mixed herbs. Served with toasted ciabatta and garlic & herb dip

Vegan Chickenless Nuggets VE

Rice protein & chia nuggets tumbled in spicy vegan Sriracha mayo and served with vegan mayo

BURGERS:

The Smoky Beet VE

Soya, beetroot, & tomato patty plus lettuce and gherkin with vegan mayo

Viva la Vegan VE

 Vegan 1/4 pounder, lettuce, tomato, red onions, gherkin and vegan burger sauce

PASTA:

Penne Arrabiata VE

Roasted red peppers, red onion, green chillies and olives in a spicy tomato and garlic sauce

Mac No Cheese VE

Creamy cauliflower sauce with butternut squash, pasta, a crispy herb crumb and rocket

PIZZA:

Margherita VE

add vegan mozzarella alternative VE

Kansas City BBQ VE

Vegan chicken strips, BBQ sauce, vegan mozzarella alternative, red onions and chives

add vegan mozzarella alternative VE

Skinny Veggie VE

Red onion, red peppers, mushrooms, olives, green chillies, mozzarella and rocket

add vegan mozzarella alternative VE

GRILLS:

Garlic and Herb VE

“I ain’t no Chicken” Parmigiana¬†VE

Crispy vegan schnitzel topped with Neapolitan tomato sauce, served with spaghetti and a side (choose from Green vegetables, salad and fries)

add vegan mozzarella alternative VE

HOTDOGS:

Not Dog VE

American style vegan sausages, fried onions and tomato ketchup

SIDES:

Garlic Pizza Bread VE

Sweet Potato Fries VE

Fries VE

Side Salad VE

SUNDAES:

Cookies & Dreams VE

Creamy dairy-free choc chip ice-cream, Oreo cookie crumb, mini marshmallows & vegan squirty cream

DESSERT:

Chocolate & Raspberry Lava Cake VE

Served warm with a melting chocolate top and chocolate chip vegan ice cream

Ice Cream VE

Vegan Choc-Chip/ Coconut delight

Sorbet VE

Lemon/ Mango

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Review:

Having heard mixed opinions on Frankie and Benny’s new vegan options on Instagram, alongside never having visited one (even before we were vegan), we were slightly apprehensive to try them. That being said, I clearly ordered the perfect options as everything was delicious!

This is certainly a tough call but it has to be said: our favourite dish would hands down have to be the nuggets! They are perfectly crunchy on the outside, and very nugget-like on the inside. In all honesty, if I had not known that these were vegan beforehand I would have completely freaked out thinking I ate the real thing! The nuggets are accompanied with mayo, however, the best bit – ¬†the spicy Sriracha mayo (can ask to remove if you can’t handle spice)!

When choosing which burger to go for it was a non-brainier for us. Whist The Smoky Beet sounds interesting, we were craving more than a soya and beetroot patty. The Viva la Vegan stood out after the waitress told us it was ‘meat-like’ (something we tried to avoid in the past, however, have gradually come to terms with). Overall, the burger was delicious and filling. The patty was juicy especially when combined with the burger sauce. It’s taste almost resembled a Moving Mountain patty! The gherkin and red onions provided that nice crunchy texture which can never go wrong.

Despite being satisfied naturally one cannot leave without sampling the dessert menu, and thank gosh we did! Having ordered the Chocolate and Raspberry Lava Cake, we left content. The chocolate cake was extremely rich and moist, with the raspberry sauce adding a sweet, yet not at all overwhelming, aftertaste! The ice cream on top of the warm cake was the perfect way to end a lovely meal! These options are all a yes from us!

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Pricing:

With the Viva la Vegan burger coming in at £9.99 we certainly think it was worth every penny! The Chickenless Nuggets are priced at £5.99 which is slightly pricey considering the fact that the bowl comes with 8 nuggets BUT they are filling and delicious so we may just be a tad greedy. The Chocolate and Raspberry Lave Cake comes in at £5.89 Рperfectly priced! Our price rating ranges between £-££ due to the 50% PETA discount currently applicable Рwe cannot wait to go one more time before the end of this month (January).

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Locations:

To find your nearest Frankie and Benny’s click the link!

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