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Published on 06.08.20
Updated on 04.02.21
Fat Hippo and vegan aren't necessarily words you expect to see in the same sentence. But don't worry, you didn't read it wrong! We've designed a whole load of new vegan dishes so the signature Fat Hippo 'good kind of gluttony' can be enjoyed by all.
It goes without saying, everyone is welcome to eat at Fat Hippo. Meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and those with food intolerances. The food industry is changing and so have we. We want you to be able to enjoy our food in the way that suits you. We're a big believer in each to their own in the burger world!
So does vegan junk food tickle your tastebuds? Then we've got the perfect menu for you.
Before we tempt you with the mouth-watering details of our vegan burgers, it's only right to begin with the delicious vegan starters we have available.
First up, Vegan Dirty Waffle Fries. We're talking a bowl of potato waffle goodness smothered in the vegan version of our signature tangy Fat Hippo sauce and covered with crispy fakon bits. These are made from Miami Burger Smoked Streaky Mini Rashers™ which, whilst plant-based, promise the texture, smell and taste of traditional bacon.
Next, we have our Vegan Trash Browns. Our deep fried tater tots are loaded with crispy Cajun onion strings. Simply more-ish. You won't be able to get enough of them.
Have you heard about our infamous Wachos? At Fat Hippo, we're big advocates for waffle fries > nachos any day of the week. And of course you can get a vegan version too! Picture a bowl loaded with potato waffle fries, covered in smashed 'vegan fried chicken', guacamole, Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce and fresh jalapeños - sounds pretty incredible right? Our Vegan Wachos come in bowls for 1 or 2 (although let's be honest, a bigger portion doesn't necessarily mean sharing - we got you)!
Something to tickle your Frickle? Not forgetting, you can request for our Frickles to be vegan too! Our fried crinkle cut pickles always go down an absolute treat. Once you start, you just can't stop.
We've got not one, not two, but FIVE vegan burgers on our new menu to get your hands round. In true Fat Hippo style, we promise your fingers will be messy and your belly will be full.
All of our vegan burgers are served in a tasty toasted vegan brioche and as standard, they come with free skin-on chips. We're all about #FreetheChip here at Fat Hippo!
Don't panic - it's not the real deal - although we can't lie, they are pretty damn convincing.
First up on our list of mouth-watering vegan burgers, we have Five Lies. This single 'beef imitation' plant based patty is layered with vegan cheese, tangy pickles, ketchup and American mustard. We use Classic Miami Burger® for our beef substitute patties - these are similar to other plant based patties but without the high saturated fats, coconut and palm oils - added bonus!
With its name inspired by a vegan ICON, the Bloody Harrelson is a firm favourite amongst our vegan fans. The recently updated new and improved version consists of a single 'beef imitation' Classic Miami Burger® patty, vegan cheese, smokey mayo, crunchy gem lettuce, juicy tomato, sweet onions and ketchup. Just as iconic if you ask us.
Old craze, new concept. The Harlem Fake is made up of a southern fried plant based 'chicken imitation' patty, served up with vegan cheese, pink onions, sriracha mayo, crunchy lettuce and chipotle 'slaw. We use Louisiana Chick’n® Burger for our southern fried plant based patties and boy, they're so good, we'd be surprised if you don't end up showing us your dance moves too.
Whisper those three magic words: Vegan. Fried. Chicken. Oh yes, our Notorious VFC 2.0 is back and bigger than ever. We're talking a southern fried plant based 'chicken imitation' patty topped with a heavenly hash brown, vegan cheese, crunchy lettuce, pickles, BBQ sauce and zinger mayo. BRB, just drooling.
And last but rather the opposite of least, the brand new iconic Oprah Sin-free. Here we have a DOUBLE 'beef imitation' plant based patty, topped with vegan cheese, Cajun fakon bits, our beastly onion rings and our signature vegan Fat Hippo sauce. A true legend.
Do your future self a favour and upgrade your meal! We fully encourage adding an extra cheeky plant based patty (or two) to your burger...
Also, you know we mentioned skin-on chips come with your burger as standard? Well for a little bit extra, you can upgrade those skin-on chips and make things that little bit dirtier!
Level up vegan style with dirty skin-on chips, dirty skinny fries, dirty sweets or dirty waffle fries. Smothered with crispy fakon bits and our tangy vegan Fat Hippo sauce, the rumour is the dirtier, the better...
Or are you a bit more of a Plain Jane? There's nothing wrong with that in our eyes. Change your skin-on chips to skinny fries for free or for a little bit extra, upgrade to cajun fries, sweet potato fries or waffle fries. Sometimes you gotta change up that potato game.
Exciting news just in! The Little Oprah has joined our Fast Hippo menu. The little sister to Oprah Sin-free, you can now grab this delicious vegan burger for a midday treat. Served in a tasty toasted vegan brioche with skin-on chips, the Little Oprah is made up of a single plant based patty, vegan cheese, Cajun fakon bits and our tangy vegan Fat Hippo sauce. It's safe to say lunchtimes will never be the same! Available 'til 4pm in our restaurants.
Our 100% plant based products are 'great tasting food without the bad stuff' from the brilliant Miami Burger.
Our beef substitute patties are made from the Classic Miami Burger® and can be found on Five Lies, Bloody Harrelson, Oprah Sin-Free and Little Oprah. They are made from soy bean/protein and are similar to other plant-based patties but without the high saturated fats, coconut and palm oils - no brainer!
Our southern fried plant based patties are made from the Louisiana Chick’n® Burgers. They are made from protein derived from wheat grains and are coated in a delicious panko crumbed Southern Louisiana seasoning. You can find them in the Harlem Fake, Notorious VFC 2.0 and the Vegan Wachos.
And our tasty crispy fakon bits that have the texture, smell and taste of traditional bacon? Well, they're made from the Smoked Streaky Mini Rashers™. Miami Burger have created some truly amazing rashers that have come a long way from the days when plant-based bacon resembled cheap shoe insoles (their words but #relate). Rumour has it even in blind taste tests, it fools the most ardent of bacon-heads!
Why Miami Burger you may ask? Well we've chosen Miami Burger as our plant based producer for these reasons:
Winner winner, (plant based) chicken for dinner!
We know the taste and texture of our vegan dishes are very similar to their meat counterparts but we can promise you, they are 100% suitable for vegans. They're so convincing, there's a chance you might even be able to fool your meat-eating mates!
It's a well-know fact that burgers need bevs. We've got a great range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks here at Fat Hippo, including vegan beers and ciders!
Will you be tempted by the crisp and fresh Blonde Star? Maybe a bottle of traditional Organic Helles larger is a bit of you? Or is a dark, smooth, rich Moor Stout more your cup of tea? Whatever your tipple, we have a tasty selection of cans and bottles to enjoy with your meal!
No worries, Fat Hippo is here to meet all of your gluten free burger needs. A selection of our vegan burgers are available as gluten free on request!
The following plant-based burgers can be substituted with gluten free ingredients (just let us know!):
Sounds good right? If you have any questions about requesting our vegan burgers as gluten free, please ask your server who will be more than happy to help or drop an email over to our exec chef Dickie on firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
To try our delicious vegan menu, get your table at Fat Hippo booked now. If you're in the North East, you can reserve your table online for our Newcastle, Jesmond and Durham restaurants. Sheffield based? Just pop into either Fat Hippo S1 or Fat Hippo S3 where walk in custom is more than welcome! Nottingham it won't be long - honest!