Matt Healy comes up with a vegan junk food revolution at his Grön Kafé venue in Leeds

A cafe in Leeds with a keeping it clean approach to food is keeping it green for a new after dark venture.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 6:00 am

After opening their latest venture in Harrogate with an additional evening concept, the team at Grön Kafés have now brought their successful after-dark menu to the Leeds restaurant, which was the first one to open back in 2018.

Embarking on MörkGrön, which means dark green in Swedish, there will be a vegan food revolution in Oakwood which sees avocado toast and oat milk flat whites in the daytime and a dirty vegan junk food takeover by night on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The menu, designed by Matt Healy and Grön Exec Chef Natalie Firth, consists of stacked burgers, hot dogs and mac and cheese. However, the whole menu will be tailored to plant based tastes, so whether you’re strictly vegan or just a curious carnivore there is something new to try.

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Vegan burgers for the MörkGrön nights.

Grön have teamed up with Meatless Farm to create the vegan friendly burgers and hot dogs which feature in dishes such as The Revolt Burger, and The Not Dog.

Matt Healy said: "After opening our third Grön, we’ve decided to launch something a little different. Mörk Grön is for everyone. Trust me when I say you won’t miss the

meat. It’s exactly what you want, especially when you’ve had a few cocktails, beers or glasses of wine.

“We’re revolting with food. Vegan options don’t need to be boring. So put down the broccoli and pick up a dirty bacon cheeseburger with CBD mayo. We’re working closely with Meatless Farm who are a real forward thinking brand, that share our plant based tastes and beliefs.”

MorkGron Vegan Clover Club and Hibiscus Campari Spritz.

In addition to the food, the in-house drinks expert Aleks Szafrański has been busy. Highlights from the new cocktail menu include the Grönita, a twist on the classic Margarita featuring Gröns iconic green juice, the Gröntox, and a vegan take on the Clover Club, made with an egg white alternative to recreate the classic foam. The NeGroni is not to be missed either, with a twist of orange completely transforming the drink.

Despite this year's earlier lockdown, the Grön brand has continued to grow where other ventures have had to close or limit their operations.

Healy added: "It was great to get the existing Grön team back from furlough early on in lockdown, and to be able to keep creating new jobs and opportunities in a time like this has just been brilliant.”

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