Now food should taste good, and do you good.
Well that’s the ethos of Leon the “naturally fast food” restaurant that has been a major success since its Carnaby Street opening, in 2004, will open up a new restaurant in Birmingham New Street Station.
Leon has further London branches including Ludgate Circus, Spitalfields, The Strand, Regent Street, Cannon Street and Bankside.
Owner John Vincent sees the Birmingham restaurant as a flagship site. He founded the restaurant with chef Allegra McEvedy and Henry Dimbleby, the once Governments advisor on school meals. It is named after Mr Vincent’s father.
The restaurant are most famous for their takeaway boxed meals.
For Vegetarians and Vegans Leon has often been cited by those in the know, as been one of our best foodie friends with numerous options on their menu.
Expect to see Vegetarian and Vegan options such as:
Hot boxes: Sweet Potato falafel served with Italian brown rice and fresh slaw,
Lean Gobi-cauliflower and potato curry with rice. (Vegan)
Wrap: Grilled Halloumi with fresh leaves, pink cabbage, slices of pickle, tomato, parsley and mint and sweet chilli jam.
Salad: Original superfood- Broccoli, peas, avocado, cucumber, quinoa, feta, parsley and mint, toasted seeds and pot of vinaigrette.
Vegan Superclean Quinoa Salad,
Shredded Kale and peanut.
poached egg pots and saucy beans,
Porridge, cinnamon and banana.
Leon baked fries. (Vegan)
Crushed Pea salad (Vegan)
Click to access 14.PAPER_MENU_2015_SUMMER_MAY.pdf
Leon have also announced some new autumn dishes such as:
Roasted Cauliflower and Courgette salad, and roasted Aubegine pot side.
Plus Better Burgers after 5.
Veggie is Grilled Halloumi burger.
The award winning food menu looks very tempting and from what I’ve read, the dishes are popular and well liked, so all I have to say is bring it on.
Leon also serves teas and organic, fair trade coffee daily.
Leon will be opening at New Street Station in a few weeks time.
Thanks for reading.
Disclaimer: Photo and images courtesy of Leon. Apart from the first two that are mine, as are the Grand Central photos.
Grand Central Birmingham/New Street Station. Home of Leon in Birmingham.