When my northern, meat loving brother recommended a veggie/vegan place, I fainted with shock and then put it straight on the top of my ‘to eat’ list.
A couple of weeks ago, Ludz and I were in Deptford to feed my brother’s cat while he was away on holiday. After a solid few hours of attempting to win feline affection and being knocked back with serious sass, we decided to give up and check out my bro’s recommendation: The Full Nelson.
We’d previously attempted a visit with my brother and his girlfriend, but the place is tiny and, on a busy Saturday night, the queue was out the door! We ended up giving up and hitting the pub to consume copious amounts of fermented grape soup. 🍷 🍷 🍷 😉
This time, we’d picked our time well and scored a cosy little table.
The great thing about writing a vegan blog is that it’s pretty much essential that you grossly over order at restaurants. Even considering this, it was a tough choice. There’s so much tempting dirty vegan junk food on the menu!
I went for the ‘Sith Burger‘ a Seitan patty complete with Deptford Death Sauce😱 , Sriracha, Spicy (vg) Cheese and Jalapeños. I also ordered Vegan Chilli Cheese Fries and a couple of Vegan Corn Dogs. Ludz opted for the ‘Fonz‘ a Seitan Patty with BBQ Sauce and Smokey Cheese.
First off, apologies for the image quality – it’s perfectly candle lit and snug inside which is great for atmosphere, not so much for photography.
I bit into my burger and, at first, froze with horror. It was probably one of the most realistic fake meat burgers that I’ve tried and I genuinely thought that I’d been given beef by mistake. Relief washed over me when I remembered that I was in a veggie/vegan establishment where meaty bits are strictly outlawed.
I’m a wet one, so I love saucy food. The burger was juicy, dripping and gloriously messy. Definitely not a first dater! I’m more than open to be proven wrong but, thus far, it’s without a doubt the best veggie burger I have ever eaten.
The chilli cheese fries were loaded with vegan chilli, cheese, soured cream, jalapeños and were pretty damn moreish.
Previous to my FN visit, I’d never experienced a corn dog. I remember seeing them on American TV shows as a kid and being all jealous as a veggie version didn’t seem to exist. I was not disappointed. I could quite happily have eaten about 10 of them. Not at the same time of course. Although, that would look hilarious.
All in all, the burgers were incredible. Sides, addictive. There is so much left to try that I’ll definitely be back. I’d happily queue for an hour, possibly even a day to gorge on this naughty but delectable vegan junk again.
More than deserving of my first✨ 5 Aubergine rating! ✨
Official DV Rating: 5 out of 5 Aubergines 🙀 🙌 🙀 🙌 🙀 🙌
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