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We try Allison's Eatery's vegan sausage roll, sandwich and fish and chips for World Vegetarian Day



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To mark world vegetarian day we tried a variety of vegan options from the popular Allison's Eatery on St Olaves Road in Bury St Edmunds.

Whilst some items were preferable to their meat alternatives, others left us a little confused.

Sausage Roll

Vegan Sausage Roll £1.80.
Vegan Sausage Roll £1.80.

First up we have the famed vegan sausage roll, a snack made popular from the large scale baker's Greggs.

This tasty morsel stood strong against its meaty counterpart.

Whilst the pastry was extremely crumbly, making it difficult to eat on the go but personally even as a meat-eater preferred the vegan option to a regular sausage roll.

At £1.80 the price may seem a little steep for a sausage roll but it's worth the money.

Vegan Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Sandwich

Vegan Mozzarella Sandwich £4.75.
Vegan Mozzarella Sandwich £4.75.

Although this sandwich took a little getting used to as the butter alternative had an interesting flavour, the vegan mozzarella was delicious.

It was just salty enough without being overwhelming, the freshness of the basil and ripeness of the tomatoes helped bring balance to the meal.

If you are looking for a cheap lunch, stick with the sausage roll though as this item will set you back £4.75.

Seaweed Crisps

Seaweed Crisps £1.15.
Seaweed Crisps £1.15.

Whilst the eatery is packed full of tasty treats, this sadly is not one of them.

Reporter Dan Barker summed these up well saying: "If I wanted to taste the sea I'd lick a starfish."

It's important to note that whilst these crisps may be sold in the shop they are not made by Allison's eatery.

The exterior of the crisp was quite off-putting as the crispy tapioca coating looks worryingly similar to mould.

At £1.15 I think we will stick to the Walkers for now.

Vegan Fish and Chips

Vegan Fish and Chips £6.30. (51804723)
Vegan Fish and Chips £6.30. (51804723)

Every Friday Allison's features 'fish' on the menu, so eager individuals have something to look forward to at the end of the week.

Those wondering what a vegan fish taste like may be disappointed to discover that it is this meal is made of battered cauliflower, however through the clever use of spices and the way the fish is cooked, if you closed your eyes you could almost be fooled.

The standard 'fish' meal from Allison's comes with chips, peas and an alternative tartar sauce so you do get a lot for your money at £6.95.

Passionfruit Cupcake

Passion Fruit Cupcake £1.50.
Passion Fruit Cupcake £1.50.

Last but by no means least is the passionfruit cupcakes, these were heavenly!

The cake itself was moist and fluffy and the icing was almost marshmallow-like in texture.

The passion fruit flavour was subtle so it didn't overpower the palate and it went down a hit with everyone in the office.

This tasty treat was £1.50 so you won't break the bank for a sensational taste.

Star Rating

Sausage Roll ****

Sandwich ****

Crisps *

Fish and Chips ****

Cupcake *****

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