When we were seated, they brought us water pretty quickly. They charge 50p per person for unlimited filtered still or sparkling water, which I completely approve. I don't like paying for water, but if it's only 50p for unlimited amounts (and boy did I show them what unlimited meant), and it's filtered? AND Husbo P could get sparkling too? AND they actually did refill our pitcher really frequently? Hell yeah I'm okay with paying. After we got our menus, I asked one of our two wonderful waitresses (it's rare to experience good customer service in England, so having two really nice and helpful people in one place is quite miraculous) if she could show me which vegetarian dishes could be made vegan. In literally an instant, she'd returned with an all-vegan menu.
But we aren't finished! Our second great waitress told me that there was a vegan chocolate and ginger ice cream that she had the chef make at her request and that I should try it. I mean, you don't really have to twist my arm to get me to have ice cream! Especially a chocolate one! Obviously I was like yesss bring me all of it please. I just got a regular scoop though; I don't say everything I think out loud.
The next day, we had a late brunch, I guess you could call it lunch, at Our Kitchen, back on Bold Street, the same as Maray. Our Kitchen looked immediately like the kind of place I love - bright, airy, and full of juicers. The kind where you'd assume the food menu would be crammed full of super green, healthy options. And while the drinks menu is indeed that - we had quite a time narrowing our drinks down to two - the food menu is a lot more fun. There are a handful of vegan options, but the ones they have are amazing. I would have been tempted by the Vegan Power Plate - a combo of steamed spinach and tofu and like, flax (I know, I know), but luckily Husbo P was there to remind me that that's not what restaurants are always for, and that when I have the chance to try a Vegan Full English OR a Vegan Huevos Rancheros - as I did - I should take that chance. And we liked it, and we loved it. At the waitress's suggestion, I picked the Huevos Racheros, or as my mom says, well I don't even know how to type it so if you know her ask her to say it it's worth it.
The Huevos Rancheros were so fun, and pretty tasty. It's a big crispy tortilla, bigger than plate-sized, filled with black beans (hard to find in England, weirdly!), roasted peppers & onions, avocado, salsa, and vegan shredded cheese, with soy ginger tofu on top. I would have loved more veggies mixed in besides bell peppers, which I can't stomach too many of without feeling carsick (not just nauseous, actually carsick...it's weird) but I enjoyed it. We also ordered a side of the vegan black pudding, because they had it and I never tried it (and obviously never tried real black pudding even when I wasn't vegan because I am not disgusting). I really liked that too! And the waitress charged us like 1 pound or something crazy for it. I love Liverpool!
Related: Liverpool City Guide!