A vegan Christmas cracker from Leeds’s Knaves Kitchen

HOT: Vegan junk food has gone down very well this year.
HOT: Vegan junk food has gone down very well this year.
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Christmas dinner doesn’t just need to be about turkey and the trimmings.

Vegan and veggie eatery, Knaves Kitchen, which set up residency in Oporto this year and has had successful events and supper clubs, including collaborations with Berlin’s Stone Brewery and the XO kitchen, is working on a festive junk food feast

Knaves’ first ever Christmas menu, served from December 1, and features dishes like ‘Christmas Wurst and Parsnip Bacon Bun’, ‘Boozy Shallots, Root Hash and Lambs Lettuce Truffle Crunch’, ‘Peruvian Jack Fruit Ceviche’ and ‘Yorkshire Seitan and Wild Mushroom Wellington all dished up with rosemary roasties, mulled cabbage, buttered greens and proper gravy.

After a year where veganism and plant-based cooking has truly crossed over, Knaves Kitchen says it is excited to end the year with a Christmas cracker of a vegan menu.

Head chef Sam Thomas said: “All the tinsel, trees and brandy-soaked puddings in the world couldn’t come close to getting me as excited for the festive season as this menu. It’s got it all, spicy deep seasonal punch, wild ingredients and enough cheesy crass pomp to fill a French fromagerie four times over.”