– Conversation with mate-mate and flat-mate Simo –
Me: You know, cheese is actually addictive. It contains casein which is pretty much like a hit of morphine.
Simo: Oh, so that’s why they give wounded soldiers babybel at war.
Me: Oh… You’re joking.
Giving up cheese was definitely the most difficult part of becoming Vegan.
I didn’t want to eat it. The thought of eating it made me feel sick.
I also really wanted to eat it. The body is a strange thing.
In desperate need of cheesy comfort, I reached out to plant-based alternatives in the hope that they would fill the gap in my heart (well, stomach).
Word on the street was – there’s a magical place 5 minutes from Stepney Green tube station called ’90 Degree Melt’ that offers a bounty of vegan grilled cheese goodness.
I donned my best armour, expecting to have to fight through crowds to get my mitts on the delicious cheesy gold but it was surprisingly quiet. I’d read an article about the place in a popular newspaper only a few days ago so I thought it’d be rammed.
I was the only person in there.
I started to question whether I’d accidentally broken in, but then was quickly welcomed by a super friendly guy who showed me to a seat and we had a nice little chat about the perils and perks of veganism.
To the food.
Before I say anything, I’m going to slap you across the chops with this one…
Just look at that dripping vegan cheese. I know what you’re thinking and, yes, it was as good as it looks! I’m actually drooling just typing about it.
The toasties are ‘tapas sized’ so it’s recommended you order a couple (just try to stop yourself from ordering the whole menu!).
I had the (vg) Margarita Melt (pictured above) which had all of the joy of a pizza in toastie form. I also sampled the (vg) Donald Trump Mexican Melt which, unlike its namesake, was tasteful, perfect levels of toasted and definitely a good choice.
Of course, I had to order some sides purely in the name of bloggery.
I went for the (vg) Cauliflower Buffalo Wings which were just 👌 and some super tasty Battered Onion Rings.
I have a little confession: before I even got around to writing this post I’ve been back for more!
It’s simply a crime that this place isn’t packed out. It even got a 👍 from flexi Ludz.
It’s so good, I’d like to propose a toast… sorry, just get yourselves over there right now and eat all of the grilled cheese!
Official DV Rating: 4 out of 5 Aubergines
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