I was one of the lucky piglets invited along to a preview of Lucky Pig’s new vegan brunch menu at Paradise Palms this weekend. Although the meal was gifted to me (and my +1, a friend who was visiting me from out of town), my (and her) opinion is completely my own. I am a big fan of Lucky Pig food in general though, but I promise this is a fully honest review. Now that that disclaimer is out of the way – let’s get started!
First, we were served beautiful drinks. They have alcohol and non-alcoholic options. Having had their Bloody Mary before, I opted for it again because that thing is insanely good. And tomato juice – #health right?
Then, the (in my opinion) main event: a brunch bowl which was supposedly a mini version (it was pretty big, so I’m thinking it’ll have been a fairly accurate representation of the full size thing…). The chef‘s description of it is as follows: black garlic sausage, apple & fennel sausage, vegan lorne, scrambled huevos rancheros, drunken beans, avocado and roast Dutch tomato (see below). All made in-house. As you can see from the pics, they forgot to add the avocado to our bowl though.
As a bowl experience, it was amazing. My favourite bit was the scrambled tofu. I don’t know how it was made, but it was so creamy and flavourful – the best one I’ve had since going vegan. The sausages and Lorne were all really good, too. I don’t tend to go crazy for faux meats, though. It was nice and a bit different to have the Lorne, and the sausages were nice because they were not just plain ol’ normal sausage. The apple & fennel was really light, and the black garlic was sweet and smokey. The baked beans were delicious: smokey black beans and kidney beans! All good stuff. We were also given some nice herby toasted bread. 10/10 brunch, 10/10 would brunch again.
My non-vegan friend also loved it all, especially the tofu scramble and Lorne. She was shooketh at how you can make vegan sausage that’s so nice, and said she preferred it to meat sausages.
We also got to try some samples of their French toast, pancakes and brioche sliders.
The French toast was wonderful (I didn’t take a pic as it was just a small piece), golden and eggy and something I would love to try in its full glory.
The pancakes were super cute! And tasty. However, they were more like little cakes rather than fluffy pancakes, as they were a bit hard. I didn’t mind it, they were delicious – just not majorly pancake-y.
The breakfast sliders (!!) Oh my goodness. They are what broke me, I couldn’t finish mine 😦 So good but at that point ya gal was FULL. We had the “ham and egg” brioche slider, but I saw some filthy-looking vegan Reubens going around too and I kind of need to get my hands on them ASAP!! The egg in the slider was really good, a bit different to the huevos rancheros in the brunch bowl and tasted a little bit more mustard-y, but were oh so fine too. The ham was nice in terms of texture, but really didn’t taste much. Would have again despite that, for the overall experience and “egg”.
So, all in all: wow! Lucky Pig is introducing a new vegan brunch menu which will definitely satisfy those looking for something filling and tasty, but also a little bit different. I predict that I will spend many dollas in that place eating my way through the brunch menu once again. The menu is launching this week, but I don’t know how much items will be priced at. Their food is already very good value for money, so as a student I’m hoping that will be the case for the new brunch, too.
Any questions or comments, just let me know below in the comments section, or connect with me on Instagram. Also, if you are Paradise Palms/Lucky Pig staff/chefs, I love you and please marry me ❤
All the love in the world,