Wednesday 19 December 2018

With just a few days before the Etsy Made Local market we realised our itison voucher for Bruach was about to expire. We took a break from getting organised to treat ourselves to a relaxed lunch break in Broughty Ferry. I had looked up the menu before buying the voucher and saw that only the superfood salad was included in the offer from the regular lunch menu.
Choice:★★★Staff Knowledge:★★★★
Value for Money:★★★★Overall:★★★
When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised when our very helpful waiter said we could choose from several options on the vegan menu which he brought out to show us. David went for the rice noodle bowl, which was really tasty and gave me a bit of food envy! I did decide to have the warm superfood salad in the end as it sounded like an interesting flavour combination with beetroot, pear and orange in the mix. It was nice but there wasn't any pear or crispy kale which was a shame.
If we'd had more time I'd have loved to have tried the coconut rice pudding (with candied pineapple and crushed pistachios). It's great to see another restaurant with a separate vegan menu that offers lots of choice. We were told that the menu changes seasonally so it'll be great to see what's next!
326 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2AN
10.00-21.00 Mon - Sun

Menu Key:
Ask for vegan menu
Suitable for Little Vegans:
Kids menu but no vegan options on it
Dog Friendly:
All ground floor
Top Tip:
Check the main menu for vegan sides

Loop and Scoop

Wednesday 5 December 2018

I'd been following Loop and Scoop online for some time but hadn't had the chance to visit until we were in Glasgow to see the Glasglow light show at the Botanic Gardens last month. Lots of people had the same idea as it's just around the corner so the queue was out the door, but we managed to get a seat to enjoy our sweet treats!

Loop and Scoop have a menu full of handcrafted gelato and churros, but more importantly lots of vegan options! You can choose from dipping churros, churro bites, churro cups, filled churros and, of course, 'the loop and scoop'. The dip/filling options are peanut butter, Biscoff and dark chocolate, and if you ask at the counter they'll show you their vegan gelato section which had plenty of flavours.

We had the Biscoff filled churros and a vegan cookies galore churro loop with mint chocolate gelato scoops. David was very excited as mint choc chip is his favourite ice cream but you don't often come across vegan versions of it. The churros were delicious, so fluffy and crispy. We had thought it was a little pricey when looking at the menu but the portions were very generous and it's definitely worth it for a treat. I can't wait to go back and try more flavours!

665 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8RE
Mon-Thu 12.00-22.00 | Fri-Sat 11.00-23.00 | Sun 11.00-22.00