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 vegan dishes so the signature Fat Hippo 'good kind of gluttony' can be enjoyed by everyone.
It goes without saying, everyone is welcome to eat at Fat Hippo. Meat-eaters, vegetarians ( (+ flexitarians!), vegans and those with food intolerances. The food industry is changing and we have too. We want you to be able to enjoy our food in the way that works for 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.
Vegan START(ers) as you mean to go on...
Before we tempt you with the mouth-watering details of our vegan burgers, it's only right to begin with our next level vegan starters.
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 massive bowl loaded with potato waffle fries, covered in smashed 'vegan fried chkn, 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? Don’t forget, you can request for our Frickles to be a vegan starter too! Our fried crinkle cut pickles always go down an absolute treat. Once you start, you just can't stop.
Now for the good stuff … Vegan burgers!
We've got not one, not two, but FIVE vegan burgers on our vegan menu to get your hands round (all year 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, come with free hand cut 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 heavenly vegan burgers, we have Five Lies. This single plant based patty is layered with vegan cheese, tangy pickles, ketchup, American mustard and crispy Cajun onion strings. We use The Vegeterian Butcher™ 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 plant based 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 patty, served up with vegan cheese, tangy pink onions, hot 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.
Notorious VFC 2.0
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 chkn patty topped with waffle fries, vegan cheese, crunchy lettuce, pickles, BBQ sauce and zinger mayo. BRB, just drooling.
And last but rather the opposite of least, the iconic Oprah Sin-free. We’re talking plant based patty, topped with vegan cheese, crispy Cajun fakon bits, THICC onion rings and our signature vegan Fat Hippo sauce. A true legend.
Time for a vegan upgrade …
Do your future self a favour and upgrade your meal! We ALWAYS encourage adding an extra cheeky plant based patty (or two) to your burger...
Also, you know we mentioned hand cut chips come with your burger as standard? Well for a little bit extra, you can upgrade those hand cut chips and make things that little bit dirtier!
Level up vegan style with dirty hand cut chips, dirty skinny fries, dirty sweets, dirty tots 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 hand cut chips to skinny fries or for a little bit extra, upgrade to cajun fries, sweet potato fries or waffle fries. Sometimes you gotta change up that tater game.
Did someone say vegan lunch?
Exciting news just in! The Little Oprah is now on 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 hand cut 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. Leave that lunchbox at home because it’s safe to say lunchtimes will never be the same! Available 'til 4pm in our restaurants.
What are our plant based burgers made from?
Made by meat lovers, for meat lovers from our brilliant supplier The Vegetarian Butcher and they’re all about replicating that moreish taste and texture you get from meat, whilst being better for the planet and kinder to animals. They like to say, no meat substitutes, only meat successors. With so many meat-alternative brands out there, it’s hard to pick a one that we thought would make everyone happy but The Vegeterian Butcher is most definitely up there as one of our faves.
Our beef substitute patties are made from the Patty On The Back Raw 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!
And are you sure they’re vegan burgers?
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!
Vegan drink up!
It's a well-known fact that burgers need bevs. We've got a great range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks here at Fat Hippo, including shakes, vegan beers and ciders!
Gluten free or coeliac?
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 with Classic Miami Burger® used for gluten free beef substitute patties.
The following plant-based burgers can be substituted with gluten free ingredients (just let us know!):
- Five Lies
- Bloody Harrelson
- Oprah Sin-free
Why Miami Burger you may ask? Well, we've chosen Miami Burger as our plant based producer for these reasons:
- 100% good for you. The vegan products are cholesterol free, palm oil free, titanium Dioxide free and MSG free.
- 100% plant based. Miami Burger only use beans, grains and veggies to satisfy the taste buds.
- 100% plastic free packaging. It's all sustainably sourced and uses zero plastic. The products come frozen to save adding chemicals, preservatives, plastic wrapping and to reduce wastage with a long frozen shelf life!
- 100% tasty. It's that simple really.
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 email@example.com beforehand.
Book your vegan feast at Fat Hippo now
To try our delicious vegan menu, get your table at Fat Hippo booked now. For our restaurants in Newcastle, Jesmond, Durham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Shoreditch and York, you can reserve your table online. To visit our concessions in Sheffield, Edinburgh and Bristol, just hit up the venue directly to book or pop down as walk in custom is more than welcome!