In my last few weeks in Bristol, I resolved to visit as many places on my “must see” list as possible. One of those places was Oowee vegan: somewhere I’ve had my sights set on since it opened. So, introducing the latest edition of my foodie finds series (Yes it’s making a comeback!) This is the series where I review places to eat, evalulating their story, what I ate/drank, stand out features (If any) and the likelihood of me returning.
Oowee vegan is a branch of the Owee burger franchise with a twist: all its junkfood is entirely vegan. They have a fantastic range: serving a variety of “chicken” burgers, “beef” burgers, dirty fries, salads and sauces, without a single animal product in sight. They are based in Bristol city centre, available on Deliveroo, and have some good deals on Wriggle (Which I will get to in a moment).
Price wise, Oowee vegan are on the upper side of the junk food spectrum, with burgers ranging from £7.85-9.95, excluding sides. However, they have a lunch deal during certain hours, offering some of their more basic burgers with fries and a drink for £8.95. However, if you want to branch out a little more, Wriggle (an app offering food deals in Bristol) can give you a sneaky clucker, garlic fries (Better than plain fries) and a drink for £10.95, or 2 sneaky cluckers, dirty fries and 2 drinks for £21.95. If you want to check out Wriggle and save yourself money all over Bristol, you can do so here.* Now, let’s get into what I had while I was there…
Crispy seitan patty, signature OoVee dirty sauce, smoked gouda cheese and lettuce.
On entering I was spoilt for choice and didn’t really know where to start. So, in a panicked moment, I went for their £8.95 lunch menu and got the sneaky clucker, fries and a diet coke. I won’t lie, I was a little worried going in. I’m not a vegan, and though I like quite a few meat substitutes, I’m always a bit dubious about new ones. Plus, I have never tried a good vegan cheese, and so the smoked “gouda” worried me.
Biting into the burger, I was so pleasantly surprised with the taste. It was crispy and had a great texture, and the right level of moistness (I find a lot of real chicken burgers too dry) and a beautiful flavour. The Oovee sauce has been haunting me in my dreams, and I’ve become a bit obsessed with it. It’s somewhat like the McDonalds Big Mac sauce, but far better in my opinion. This burger was so memorable that I ended up buying another one on Deliveroo three days after eating this one… Oops.
As I said, my lunch deal came with plain fries. They were essentially your typical crispy, non-soggy fry. I enjoyed them and felt they complimented my meal nicely, but they were nothing overly special. If I were to go again, I’d probably branch out a little more, as I’m really intrigued by their dirty fries, and would also love to give their garlic fries and potato waffles a go. However, I only have one stomach… Guess I have a good excuse to go back multiple times. I’ll keep you posted if I try the other ones.
I’ll keep this brief as I didn’t actually have this one; it was eaten by the friend that I went with. However, she was very impressed, and gave it her stamp of approval as a (mostly) plant based eater. From what I could see, it greatly resembled a cheeseburger, and I may go for it next time (Although I keep dreaming of their seitan chicken.)
It’s entirely vegan! How often do vegans have the experience of visiting a restaurant and being able to choose from everything on the menu? Well, you can have that experience at Oowee vegan! And you 100% should take it! As someone who is a non-vegan but trying to be far more environmentally conscious, I can truly say this is a place for everyone.
Yes. Without a doubt. I would go tomorrow if I wasn’t in London.
Seriously, it is very rare that I can’t stop thinking about a restaurant after I go, But Oowee has been that for me. If I was going for junk food in Bristol city centre, it would probably be my first call at the moment. As I said earlier, I’ve already ordered it on Deliveroo since visiting.
If you can, I would recommend ordering for collection, or getting it on Deliveroo, as the restaurant itself is small with minimal seating (My only complaint). However, it is 100% worth it. And I will, without a doubt, be going back. I’ve been singing its praises to everyone I meet.
Do you like the sound of Oowee vegan? Do you have any other good vegan recommendations? Let me know in the comments!
Lots of love,
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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