Food & Drink Editors Lydia Waller and Emily Calder, visit King Heath's The Early Bird Bakery, for the best brunch experience they have had to dateWritten by Lydia Waller & Emily Calder on 20th March 2019
Review: No Bones Digbeth Dining Club
Food&Drink's Meriel Ledwith reviews Digbeth Dining Club's new Thursday fix of vegan street-food
“DDC’s backyard is now host to cruelty-free regular fixture 'No Bones,' every Thursday
I feel inclined to make clear that it is only the backyard which hosts No Bones, offering four different vendors with something for all vegan tastes. In the front the permanent residents which also offer vegetarian and vegan options are still in business so, depending on your stance on supporting non-vegan companies, don’t miss out on what all vendors have to offer.
Dim Sum Su attracted my attention immediately when doing the rounds in the yard.
We opted to share a crispy aubergine vegan bao with siracha mayo and crispy broccoli Bombs. I personally would encourage sharing food to cover more ground. A steamed bao bun is an old friend for vegans scoring the menu for options but this one was strong. The soft bun complimented the umami fritter and fresh coriander. The deep-fried broccoli bombs are a must if your visit coincides with a Dim Sum Su appearance. Game changing broc usage, I am reformed in my broccoli apathy. NB: opt to add old faithful siracha mayonnaise when offered. Zingy, fresh and the chew experience that recently converted vegetarians may miss from meat eating.
“A steamed bao bun is an old friend for vegans scoring the menu for options but this one was strong
The Döner Summers truck had attracted quite a queue on my arrival, so I knew she was one to watch and she definitely delivered. We got 'Disco hunks' - hash browns with spiced seitan, pickled cabbage, sweet shredded cabbage, gherkin slice, garlic mayo and charred lemon. This was, as it sounds, an experience. The seitan döner had unrivalled meat texture imitation however it must be noted that this truck sold out at 8pm so mid evening arrival is advised.
I would recommend 'No Bones' to vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike for a cruelty free midweek treat. there were very strong meat free options here, and more stalls to be put into rotation in the coming weeks. With good vibes, great food and £2.95 drinks I am already planning my return.