Meat free business V.Dorset has recently opened its second kitchen in Boscombe, as this week is celebrating National Vegetarian Week there couldn't be a better time to try "a new type of takeaway".
Keri Astill-Frew, owner and head chef founded the company in 2018 after recently turning vegetarian. Initially Keri and her husband Dan sold loaded roast potatoes at festivals but Covid put pay to that and as the takeaway/delivery market was booming it seemed like the perfect time to launch V. Dorset Delivery.
The delivery service has gone from strength to strength during the pandemic with so many more customers searching for a takeaway food to be delivered to their doors. The menu has increased considerably and now includes:
Burgers with a huge choice of toppings
Mac & cheese+toppings
Booja Booja Ice Cream
I visited their custom built kitchen this week to meet Keri and sample some of their food, not being a vegetarian this business probably wouldn't of been on my radar but now the whole population is being encouraged to eat less meat it is something I would consider it as a "different type of takeaway".
We tried the bean burger and also the Moving Mountains burger recommended by Keri, the website claims ("you won't be able to tell its not beef!) honestly, it is hard to believe it's not, the consistency and colour is very similar, worth a try if you are trying to wean yourself off the meat version.
My favourite part of the tasting was the loaded roast potatoes that started the business way back in 2018. I topped mine with baked beans, cheese and crispy onions. I am hoping that when Christchurch Food Festival returns this August the business has time to operate a stall, you will definitely find me in the queue for a portion.
If you are in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole
Order yours on www.vdorset.co.uk
Open Wed-Sun from 5pm