I used to visit Nandos regularly when I ate meat, and then as a vegetarian, but I haven’t been back since transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. With so many different varieties of chicken, I got it into my head that there would be nothing in this meaty restaurant for me to eat.
HOWEVER, Nandos have kindly offered to prove me wrong! Providing me and a couple of other Norwich based bloggers with a freebie dinner, I was able to test out just how many options on their menu are vegan. They provided me with their huuuge allergens menu and here’s what I found…..
STARTERS & SIDES
Houmous and pitta bread with Peri-Peri drizzle – I LOVE this combination. Yes, houmous and pitta is a classic combo for vegan appetizers BUT the sauce drizzled on top transforms it! I assumed the drizzle would have milk in, but nope, completely vegan. You can also order a little pot of the drizzle on its own too for 50p if you want it with your main. I always end up getting through at least two bottles….
Garlic bread – yes, really!!
Corn on the cob
Peri salted chips
Mixed leaf salad
Chargrilled veg (peppers, red onion, courgette)
Veggie Burger – A spicy soya and tomato burger seasoned with spring onion, green chilli and cayenne pepper. It comes with mayo, so you’ll just need to request they leave it out 🙂
Veggie Pitta – Same as above, just in a pitta.
Veggie Wrap – Same as above but it comes with chilli jam and yoghurt mayo – the chilli is fine, just ask for no yoghurt mayo.
Portabello Mushroom & Halloumi Burger – Skip the halloumi and double up on the mushroom!
Portabello Mushroom & Halloumi Pitta – As above.
Portabello Mushroom & Halloumi Wrap – As above.
You can choose the spice level for your wrap/ pitta/ burger – there’s plain, mango & lime, lemon & herb, medium, hot and extra hot. GOOD NEWS… All these glazes are vegan!
Quinoa Salad – Sweet potato and avocado chunks, piccolo tomatoes, cucumber, crisp salad leaves and a good sprinkling of feta cheese, sesame & roasted seeds – Just ask for it without feta.
Avocado and Green Bean Salad – Sweet chargrilled red onions and crunchy leaves with a tangy dressing. Sprinkled with sesame and toasted seeds.
Mediterranean Salad – Piccolo tomatoes, cucumber, celery, sweet peppers and mixed leaves in paprika dressing. Sprinkled with olives and feta cheese – Ask for it without feta cheese.
Passionfruit gelado – Nandos’ take on ice cream