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The Facts
NAME: The Spread Eagle
IT'S: London's first fully vegan pub, open in East London

15-01-2018

OPENED: January 15th, 2018
DID YOU KNOW: Every part of the jackfruit tree has a use, so it's often called 'a wonder tree'. Aww.
LOCATION: Homerton
ADDRESS: 224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS
Travel To: Homerton
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Thursday 4pm–11pm; Friday 4pm–2am; Saturday 12pm–2am; Sunday 12pm–11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 8985 0400
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

The Spread Eagle

OPENED January 15th, 2018

The Spread Eagle is London’s first fully vegan pub, open today from 4pm in Homerton.

Club Mexicana are in the kitchen cooking vegan Mexican food and all drinks are, of course, vegan too.

The Spot:

This is one of East London’s oldest pubs, now refurbed and reopened. Inside, it’s… well, it’s pretty much like a pub to be honest, with a big central bar (essential pub feature, there) and a beer garden for the warmer months.

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The Food:

Club Mexicana, famous for their vegan jackfruit tacos, are doing the food, which is a very good thing. We love their tag line: ‘If you’re looking for chickpeas and chia seeds, you’re in the wrong place’. Basically they’re saying this isn’t punishment food, but joyful vegan plates with big flavours.

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They make regular use of the jackfruit, a favourite vegan ingredient thanks to its fibrous texture, which pulls apart like pork when cooked. Soaked in sauce, it really is a bit of a mind bender, because the texture is similar to meat. Their jackfruit tinga tacos are well worth a try.

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They’re also taking on other classic tacos, including Baja California-style fish, made with tofu (‘tofish’), ‘beef’ barbacoa and ‘pork’ al pastor.

You can have that tofish beer-battered and served with chips, and they’ve reworked some other pub classics, like nachos with ‘cheez’ sauce.

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The Drinks:

The great news here is that the pub isn’t tied to a brewery, so they’re free to choose their own beers which are, obviously, 100% vegan. There’s a 16-strong selection, including some of the cult brands like Beavertown.

There’s also a vegan wine list, which, to be completely honest, isn’t particularly exciting – a bunch of basic organic bottles plus some Veuve Cliquot.

In a Nutshell:

As we all know, veganism is on the rise and this is surely the first of many more 100% vegan pubs to come.

The Facts
NAME: The Spread Eagle
IT'S: London's first fully vegan pub, open in East London

15-01-2018

OPENED: January 15th, 2018
DID YOU KNOW: Every part of the jackfruit tree has a use, so it's often called 'a wonder tree'. Aww.
LOCATION: Homerton
ADDRESS: 224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS
Travel To: Homerton
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Thursday 4pm–11pm; Friday 4pm–2am; Saturday 12pm–2am; Sunday 12pm–11pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 8985 0400
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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