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Monday, 4 February 2019

Food | Attempting To Be A Vegan - The Cosy Club Vegan Menu [AD - FOOD REVIEW]

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu

Vegan...I can't believe how much of the human race is turning Vegan for the better! I think it's such a good idea and a much healthier option to eat Vegan! Since the start of January I have completely changed my diet where I made a few swaps like cows milk to Almond milk as I am trying to cut out dairy as much as I can as it seems to make me ill. And I've seen the benefits in my stomach ever since I've stopped eating products with milk in! I can have the odd little bit of cheese or yogurt but anything more than that just hurts my stomach. Other swaps I've made is swapping fatty crisps for healthy crisps like sunbites. I don't eat chocolate or sweets anymore either and haven't touch any since the change in diet at the start of January! Me & Adam haven't even had one take away either! 

Moving on, I've always thought of trying a Vegan diet as it's so much healthier for you and especially if your lactose in tolerant. So when The Cosy Club Kindly invited myself and Adam down to try out their Vegan menu, I was more than happy to try and be a Vegan for an evening! Let's see what we tried out!

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
Super Grain Salad - £4.95 - or 3 for £13.95


To start off, I tried the Super Grain Salad, which looked and sounded SUPER healthy! It was something I'd never tried before and was curious as to what it was and whether it was something I'd try and eat again. The glorious green dish came out in a nice sized portion filled with black quinoa, coconut and coriander rice, edamame beans with turmeric cauliflower rice, rocket, coriander and topped with pomegranate seeds to add some more colour into the mix. The first bite was rather unusual as I'm not used to all these flavours, I like to eat my food separately as I'm odd like that, but the mixture of rocket leaves with rice and edamame beans with pomegranate seeds was a rather weird sensation. It was a super healthy option which I was happy to try, but considering how I'm not the biggest fan of coconut, I believe this dish would of been better without that in my case. I couldn't finish the whole bowl as the flavours weren't my overall kind of taste, but if your a lover of these types of salads, you would LOVE it!

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
Iced Coffee - £3.35 | Blow A Raspberry At Colin - £7.95
The Cosy Club Vegan Menu

As for drinks, I went for my usual Cherry Bakewell mocktail (basically cherry juice with caramel syrup - SO GOOD!), I slurped up 2 of those bad boys and decided to try something different. So I tried the Blow A Raspberry At Colin mocktail style - as who needs alcohol all the time? No me - but a good glass of prosecco never goes a miss. I rather liked this mocktail and it was very similar to a pink lemonade which is one of my favourite non-alcoholic drinks to have! So this drink I'd give a 9/10 (Would be a 10 but I'd need to see what it's like with alcohol in it first of course). But until I try a drink that tops the Cherry Bakewell, that will forever be my favourite drink in The Cosy Club.

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
Thai Burger Main - £8.95

Let's talk about the mains. Myself & Adam chose the same as the rest of the Vegan menu had things we just didn't like the taste of in them - such a shame we just don't like avocado and a few other healthy things! But we can't help our taste buds! Anyway, we both went for the Thai Burger which included fries and hummus on the side. Within the burger itself, it was made up of; spicy quinoa, edamame beans, pan choi, wood-roasted peppers, coconut sauce (we both went for without the sauce as we're not a fan of coconuts that's for sure), sweet chilli jam and a leaf of lettuce within a sourdough bun. The chips I always go for first which are always the best, the presentation of the meal was lovely! But once we first took our first bite of the burger, we both looked at each other and said...nope. The overall taste just wasn't the best, this is basically because we aren't massive fans of the ingredients within, but we're all about trying something new! So the burger itself was a no no, but if your a vegan or just someone who loves this sort of food, you'd love it, but I'm going to be honest, this was a big test for me to see if I'd cope with being Vegan and in all honesty, I'd be a shit vegan...

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
The Cosy Club Vegan Menu
We decided to order a few sides to try out as well, we both had garlic ciabatta bread - delish as always. Sweet potato fries which I was curious to try, but unfortunately just could not deal with the taste of them, normal fries I adore, but sweet potato fries are something I just do not like unfortunately - as good as a better healthy swap to normal fries they are, they're just a no from me, but I know a lot of other people like them! Our last side order was Fake Bacon which I was just so intrigued to try! It was basically like a slice of ham in all honesty which kind of tasted like a mix of bacon and cheap ham - not a bad taste though! it was rather strange, but weirdly enough I was craving to eat this again the following day!

The Cosy Club Vegan Menu

Lastly, we have our pudding, the Chocolate & Orange Torte with Raspberry Sauce. Unfortunately this was the only pudding option but I'm sure The Cosy Club will soon make some more delicious concoctions! It was quite a lovely treat to the end of our meal, especially to try vegan chocolate - Adam was thinking of buying a bar of it! It was a nice additional touch for the torte to be lightly smothered in the sauce - if there's any kind of sauce on something, I love to drown my food in it, so maybe this Torte would of been better with the sauce in a little jug on the side, then you can either have it or not! I honestly couldn't finish it as I was so full! So Adam devoured the last of it for me so it wouldn't go to waste.

Overall, let's be honest, I'd be an utterly shit vegan even if I tried again. But if you are Vegan, want to try the food or just love this kind of food, definitely try this menu out and see what you think! Let me know in the comments below if you've tried out the Vegan menu and what your favourite was and your thoughts! Thanks for reading as always!



9 comments :

  1. Oh it's a shame you didn't like it, I loved it all the burger was nice but too spicy for my liking xx

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    1. It's just a shame I didn't like is as I wish my taste buds were different!x

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  3. I tried to be Vegan for a whole month and it was the most difficult thing I've ever done! But it's great now that the local restaurants we have like the Cosy Club are catering more for vegans! I'll be able to take my parents there now!

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    1. Yes it certainly is hard isn't it as we don't realise how much dairy and meat are in foods!

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  4. Oh dear! What a shame! But sounds like they need to rethink and reinvent! Maybe you should try somewhere else?

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