Fressh Birmingham Review (vegan fast food)

On Friday I decided to go shopping after visiting my mom, being home for a couple of days meant that I could actually go clothes shopping without spending a fortune! After visiting a few shops I realised how hungry I was and decided to go to my favourite veggie cafe...but not a single table was left and I was at a loss of where to go. I wandered away from Martineu Place and spotted the new vegan fast food joint in City Arcade. It had lots of free tables so I decided to look at the menu.

Fressh opened as a fast food establishment in October 2017 and offers a 100% vegan menu with many gluten-free and allergen-free options. The menu is varied and I was intrigued to see a vegan alternative to tuna, made from chickpeas, which I haven´t seen offered elsewhere in the city. Everything is made in-house on a daily basis. I was also very pleased to see that the coffee is sourced via Direct Trade which gives a better deal to coffee farmers.

Loads of great options for a reasonable price

I walked in and was greeted by 2 lovely servers who didn't rush me and answered my questions politely. I decided to go for the meatball sub with fries and a homemade lemonade. When I was 17 I was put off veggie meatballs after eating some that were still frozen in the middle and haven't eaten them since, but the sub looked so tempting so I gave in. After trying it I realised that I´ve been missing out for the last 7 years - they're so good!

The sub was made fresh in front of me and didn't take long at all.
I'm not usually a fan of vegan cheeses but the mozzarella on the sub was delicious! The skin on fries were perfectly seasoned and moreish. The absolutely best thing about the meal was without a doubt the lemonade, in fact I bought a second cup! The lemonade was £1.85 for a generous serving and the the food came to £5.45, not bad for the city centre!

Best fries I've had in a long time and the lemonade is delicious!

The cafe had a clean but cosy vibe, the walls are white without making the atmosphere sterile. The rustic wooden tables and green graphics on the walls give the space some colour. A few plants are dotted around which ties the place together.

Graphics and plant decorate the walls

I noticed that they also had a breakfast menu, offering vegan alternatives to popular breakfast food such as sausage and cheese muffins, and breakfast burritos with tofu scramble. I wasn't in the city long enough to try the breakfast but I can't wait for next time!

Spoiled for choice at breakfast

Overall I think the cafe is well worth a visit, especially considering that I only paid £7.20 (including drink) for delicious, freshly made, cruelty-free fast food in the centre of the second city. This place is definitely a budget friendly option when travelling. They also deliver via Deliveroo and UberEats which is worth knowing if you´re working in the local area or staying in an AirBnB.

Loppy x

*This post was not sponsored, all opinions and recommendations are my own.

No comments: