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Vegetarian Nottingham

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As promised in my National Vegetarian Week post, here is the latest addition to my series of Vegetarian Eateries posts, this time focusing on Nottingham.  Though I don’t live in Nottingham, I do visit regularly for gigs and shopping trips, and I have two favourite places to eat when I’m there.  I’m sure there are other places in Nottingham to get great veggie food, but I’m yet to discover them, however when I do they’ll be added to this post.

Alley Café

1a Cannon Court, Long Row W, Nottingham, NG1 6JE
Good for: Creative, tasty dishes and vegan options

Alley Café is slightly hard to find (down an alley, as the name suggests, and easy to miss), but once you’re there it’s a real veggie haven.  The atmosphere is very relaxed – chilled music and friendly staff, and the menu is even better.

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Their main menu features a range of light bites/sides, sandwiches (with quirky names and a choice of breads), burgers, and various creative mains.  They also boast different specials every day, and an array of delicious desserts and homemade juices and smoothies.

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A lot of the menu is vegan, and everything I’ve ever had there has been so flavoursome and filling.  I can highly recommend the Alfie (halloumi, houmous and mint yoghurt in your choice of bread – I usually go for a wrap), the falafel burger (above) and the pizzas (try it with smoked tofu, baconesque and olives as seen above, perfect).  The vegan chocolate torte is also AMAZING.  Meals average at about £7, most desserts are between £3 and £4, the portions are generous, and the quality of food is very high.  Definitely worth a visit if you appreciate an inclusive, non-judgemental veggie vibe!

Spanky Van Dyke’s

17 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT
Good for: Delicious handmade burgers and double cooked chips

Spanky Van Dykes is located right next to my favourite small gig venues, so I usually fill up here before a gig.  The bar has an alternative, music themed vibe which really gets you in the mood for a live band, and they even host gigs themselves (although I’m yet to go to one there).  What most people come for though is the handmade burgers.

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With an American diner style menu, Spanky’s sell burgers galore, with three veggie options.  My particular favourite is the Shroomaloomi, which is stacked high with halloumi cheese and flat mushrooms, served with the best double cooked chips I’ve ever tried.  A bit more interesting than the usual veggie offering of a dry bean burger I must say.  Their tempura vegetables are also worth a mention, as are their desserts.  Cookie ice cream sandwich anyone?  Yes please!  A burger and chips comes in at just over £7, and desserts are around £3, so you can get a full meal for around a tenner.  Although they do two for one on all burgers on a Tuesday, which is definitely the best time to go!

Do you know anywhere else in Nottingham that sells amazing veggie food?  If so, leave a comment below and let me know!

Don’t forget to check out my first Vegetarian Leicester post too!

Naomi x

Takeaway.com

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I was recently offered a £10 voucher in exchange for a review of takeaway.com, and on Monday after a nice relaxing day, my fiancé and I decided to use the voucher to order pizza.

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The takeaway.com website is really simple to use, and is pretty much foolproof, as you are guided through a four stage ordering process.  On the homepage you are met with a text box for you to enter your postcode, and once you hit search you are given a list of takeaways that are registered on the site, and which deliver to your home.  My postcode brings up 34 results, and you can choose which type of cuisine you specifically want, so there are plenty of options to choose from.  There’s even an option to only show vegetarian takeaways, which for veggies like me is particularly useful!

Once you’ve made your choice (we went for a local pizza place we’d never tried before called Tushba Pizza), you are shown the full menu for the takeaway, including any meal deals or special offers, as well as delivery costs, the minimum amount for delivery, and the payment methods they accept.

Tushba does buy one get one free on all pizzas, which is great as it meant my carnivorous fiancé could have a meaty option whilst I settled for their vegetarian pizza.  We also ordered a large portion of chips to share, and the whole lot came to just under £14.  To add items to your order, you just hit the ‘+’ symbol next to the item, which then lets you choose how many you want of each thing.  Then, when you’ve added everything you want, you can submit your order.

The next and final page is where you enter your delivery address and payment details, and you can also pick a time for your order to arrive (we opted for asap as we were very hungry!), plus any ‘remarks’.  I assume this is where you tell them if your doorbell is broken or which buzzer to press, but you could always ask them to draw a face on your pizza box or something…

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The whole ordering process only takes a few minutes, and is incredibly fuss-free, so you can just sit back and relax and wait for your feast to arrive!  Our order arrived in about half an hour which is pretty good timing.  The food itself was hot, looked amazing and tasted delicious.  The portions were also very generous, so much so that I couldn’t eat all of my pizza in one go so I had a cold pizza lunch the next day – yum!

Overall, our experience with takeaway.com was a positive one, and we’d definitely use the website AND Tushba Pizza again.

Naomi x

*I was given a £10 voucher on behalf of takeaway.com to review the takeaway.com website.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

 

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