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June 2018

THE BUTCHER’S SON

http://www.thebutchersson.co.nz/

When we asked our favourite vegetarian to pick this week’s lunch spot, we thought she was trolling us with the name. What we expected to be a meat-fest turned out to be an elegant plant-based eatery with a tasty as, wholesome menu. Think pulled ‘pork’ jackfruit tacos and tofu ‘eggs’ benedict. We love the audacious slogans like ‘Animals love us. Plants fear us’, with their staff rocking epic tees that have ‘hardcore herbivores’ slashed across the back. Not gonna lie, our designers are developing a bit of a crush here. Their sunfed ‘chicken’ burger made even the most dedicated carnivores do a double-take. And their kumara fries, oh their kumara fries. What have you done to us, son?

Katie had the Sunfed ‘Chicken’ Burger with miso slaw, baby spinach, chilli jam on a toasted bun with kumara fries & a side salad. She also had the Cacao-Pow Smoothie with banana, dates, cacao, maca, vanilla nice-cream with almond/coconut milk blend. She said “Mock-chicken actually tasted like chicken! What is this sorcery!”

Mel had the Beet Burger with beetroot, mushroom/tempeh patty, pickles, ‘cheddar’, aioli, tomato jam on a toasted bun with fries & a side salad. She also had the Tropical Green Smoothie, with spinach, mango, pineapple, banana, parsley, matcha & coconut water. She said “A delight of options to choose from and all plant based, loved it! Really spacious with good service, the beet burger was full of flavour, I did not miss the fact that there was not meat! I left wanting to come back another day to try some of the other dishes.”

Bri had the Sunfed ‘Chicken’ Burger with miso slaw, baby spinach, chilli jam on a toasted bun with kumara fries & a side salad. She also had the Tropical Green Smoothie, with spinach, mango, pineapple, banana, parsley, matcha & coconut water. She said “A nice spacious place with a large range of items on offer. Hard to believe that everything there is plant based/vegan! Will be back for sure.”

Jeffrey had the Loaded Sweet Potato, with mushroom lentil ragu, melted ‘cheese’, ‘sour cream’ & a baby kale salad. He also had the Cacao-Pow Smoothie with banana, dates, cacao, maca, vanilla nice-cream with almond/coconut milk blend. He said “The food was ok, but won’t go back as there is no meat.”

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