New Menu at Birchwood Emporium

by - October 09, 2019

There are so many new places opening up in the city just now, but Birchwood has definitely stayed a firm favourite since it opened this summer.  With delicious vegan options on the menu and some delicious vegan treats and ingredients in the shop, it's one of our top spots in Dundee. We were delighted to be invited* back to try their new menu and it really did not disappoint.  Full of delicious plates, with a real Autumn/Winter comfort food vibe but super healthy.  We were totally overwhelmed by everything we got to try.

Choice:★★★Staff Knowledge:★★★★
Value for Money:★★★★Overall:★★★

To start off we were given three open rye bread sandwiches to try; a basil pesto tofu, energy burger and chicken fajita.  These were SO good.  The basil pesto was definitely my favourite, it was so delicious and filling.  Jilly loved the energy burger which had a tasty harissa dressing, it was amazing and didn’t leave you feeling uncomfortably full like a normal burger meal.  Alongside a side salad, tortilla chips with salsa and olives these dishes were refreshing and light but still a real treat.


Next, we tried the sweet potato peanut and (vegan) chicken curry, and oh my this was fantastic, perfect to keep you cosy on Autumn days. The black rice it was served with made a welcome change too! We tried this alongside chilli on sourdough and again this was stunning, just what you need as the days get colder and darker and you want a big bowl of warming comfort food. The new Birchwood menu also has some notes on the nutritional benefits of each dish which is really nice to see as well as clearer labelling for dietary requirements.

To finish off, we got to try three flavours of the amazing Rawnchy Cakes, these raw treats are SO delicious and don’t leave you feeling heavy and full.  We tried blueberry and white chocolate which was super tasty and fruity, raw bounty (which is my absolute fave) and Chocolate rose which was my wee vegan's dream cake. 

Birchwood are constantly upping their game with delicious plant-based foods, although we had been disappointed that not all the cakes had remained vegan after their opening, these delicious Raw cakes definitely felt hit that sweet spot. 
28 - 32 Commercial St, Dundee DD1 3EQ
08.30-18.00 Mon - Sat | 10.30-17.00 Sun 
https://www.facebook.com/BirchwoodEmporium/


Menu Key:
Vegan options on menu, lots of vegan cakes and specials.
Suitable for Little Vegans:
Yes
Dog Friendly:
Yes
Accessibility:                        
Yes
Top Tip:
Check the cabinet for cake options!

*we were invited to try the items mentioned for free but all opinions are still our own

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