Bundobust Does Meat (less)

Bundobust is collaborating with Meatless Farm to do ‘meat’ from 7 January for a limited period.

Gujarati street food favourites Bundobust is partnering plant-based meat producer Meatless Farm, creating an exclusive vegan menu in order to present Bundobust’s famous flavours in a new way. Whilst Bundobust’s dishes are all vegetarian, two thirds of the menu is already plant-based. Now, diners can sample meatless chicken and meatless mince being used in more traditional Indian food.

Mayur Patel, Co-Founder at Bundobust: “These specials are something we’ve been working on for months. We experimented with a selection of meat substitutes, and Meatless Farm products lent themselves best to Indian food. Both Bundobust and Meatless Farm are Leeds born businesses focusing on meat-free offerings, so it made sense to work together on these new limited edition specials.”

Marko Husak, Co-Founder Bundobust: “These dishes are different to our usual Gujarati influenced menu. It was so much fun working with our Chef’s using their regional expertise and heritage to create some more traditional curry house dishes.”

Marko & Mayur

Mayur: “We’ve got a longstanding relationship with Ben Davy at Meatless Farm, and our chefs utilised his expertise on how best to cook with their products. This is a collaboration that enables our chefs to truly offer something new to our customers.”

Butter chicken

Try Butter Chicken, a vegan spin on the classic – only with one of Meatless Farm’s new products (chicken) as the centrepiece. Expect all the rich, tomatoey goodness of traditional butter chicken with a plant-based kick of chilli and fenugreek. This is an exciting dish with a rich heritage, hailing from 1950 and the founders of the Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi, and made famous by chance, using tandoori chicken in a butter rich and tomato gravy.
Keema Matar transforms the iconic mince and pea combination into a plant-based delight. You’ll get a deeply flavoured spiced curry, cooked in a classic, dry-fry Karai style with cinnamon, bay leaf, onion, and chilli. Try it with a puri for added deliciousness.

Meatless Mince can also be found in the Shami Kebabs – the lentil patties spiced with ginger, green chilli, kewra water and mint, served with pickled red onion and a red pepper chutney on the side.

Michael Hunter, UK Managing Director at Meatless Farm: “Meatless Farm and Bundobust have great synergy as passionate and creative Northern businesses with a meat-free focus. It made perfect sense to collaborate with them to create their Indian street food vegan specials, allowing us to offer even more delicious plant-based options for customers across Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, this Veganuary and beyond.”

All dishes will be available individually, or as a Bundo Does Meat Combo for Two, available at Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester Piccadilly, and Bundobust Brewery for just £31.

Bundobust is also offering an exclusive alcohol-free beer, thanks to a collaboration with low and no specialists, Mash Gang. Brut Luxe, is a special vegan 0.5 percent brew made with Nelson Sauvin hops and white oak on a lager base.

Find it on tap at all Bundobusts for a limited time only. Thirsty diners can even add two half pints to their combo and turn it into the limited edition Guilt-Free Combo for Two for just £35.

Another drinks collaboration comes in the form of Cloudwater Soda’s Spiced Fruit Chaat – a low-cal adult soft drink made with mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and Mosaic hops – to the menu.

And for anyone looking to banish the winter blues with a cup of something warming, Bundo’s Vegan Chai offers up a comforting blend of oat milk, massala and sugar – plant-based, gluten-free and delicious.

Feature photograph – Bundobust’s shami kebab.

Adam Kershaw

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he'll tackle any topic as long as it's Leeds.

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