I’m an absolute sucker for fashion and trends when it comes to style, so why stop at food? With the vegan movement in Leeds more prominent than ever, I decided to put my carnivorous instincts on hold, channel my inner hipster-hippy and go full-blown vegan at The Alchemist on Greek Street.
Moving Mountains Foods specialise in producing plant-based comfort food, and their burgers are served in places such as Montpelier’s and Harvey Nichols. Here in Leeds, you’ll only find then in The Alchemist, and I have to say, they knock the spots of many of the steak burgers I’ve enjoyed.
Each patty includes 18g of plant based protein and has zero cholesterol, meaning if you’re a bit of a glutton and fancy two, you should be fine. With salad and fries, the Moving Mountains burger is a treat and will turn even the most bloodthirsty meat-eaters.
I would, however, be lying if I said I went all-vegan, as I also tucked into the delicious Deconstructed Lamb Kebab, with houmous, harissa and rice. It’s been a while since I last dined at Alchemist, but they have definitely upped their game.
As I was rocking my new hot pink winter jumper from Topman, I decided the right thing to do was indulge in the creamy Roses cocktail. If you haven’t tried this, it’s absolutely to die-for with its mixture of Bailey’s, Belsazar Red, white chocolate foam, chocolate bitters and rose petals.
A sweet ending to a sweet lunch. I left on a promise to myself to return and work my way through the rest of the new menu. I can’t wait to try Fish and Chips, cooked with charcoal to create black batter.