VEG OUT CAFE: A VEGETARIAN LUNCH IN KINGS HEATH BIRMINGHAM


Kings Heath has numerous good eating options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the vegetarian diner. In fact there are so many options its hard to choose. It is the same for Moseley, but that is for another day 🙂

Veg Out Cafe, sits just off the main High Street on Poplar Road amongst such foodie jewels as Blue Ginger and Maison Maici. It is completely vegetarian and vegan, which is pure joy to myself and many others that love the relaxed, friendly vibe of this enticing cafe.

I had only eaten their once before, see previous review.

The food served is tasty and wholesome and has a simplicity that is endearing and welcome. At lunch time this sits perfectly with Ruth and myself’s requirements, and our appetites. 🙂

We visited on a Saturday lunch time. Veg Out Cafe is a light and smart looking cafe, descorated in pastel colours and with art work adorning the walls, is a bright cheeerful place to spend an hour or so.

It is very community based, people know each other, gather, and chat, its chirpy, service is friendly and welcoming.

We opted to share a small plate of pure corn nachos for a starter. A mixture of tortilla chips, served with corriander, sour cream, tomato chilli salsa, fresh avocado with a lovely smothering of English Chedder cheese. Its an excellent dish, very tasty, with good contrasting flavours with the crunch of the tortilla chips. Delicious. A great plate to share. £5.95 small plate.

To follow I chose the Middle Eastern Falafal. a wrap stuffed with falafal balls, served with humous, red onion, and tomato salsa with a salad, olives, sour cream and mint. I love falafals, and can recommend this dish, its generous in size and with the lovely flavours and textures works well in a wrap. The falafals were well made and for £7.95 good value.

Ruth had the Lebanese Flat Bread which was smothered with goats cheese and topped with griddled mushrooms, garlic and parsley. Ruth thought there was too much goats cheese on the bread and that this overwhelmed the dish, though she said this maybe personal taste, and that is was enjoyable all the same. Cost £7.95.

For lunch Veg Out also offer griddled sandwiches, omelettes, and salads. All the food is freshly prepared and looks excellent from the other tables around us.

In the evening on Friday’s and Saturday’s Veg Out offer a full menu with BYO wine. A good value meal, one for me to try next:) They also offer a brunch/breakfast menu on a Sunday from 10am.

Veg Out also do a full vegan night once a month.

This sounds good.

Keep and eye on facebook and twitter for menus and details.

There are good vegan options on the menu too:)

Veg Out Cafe is a delightful cafe in Kings Heath. For a relaxed lunch, in a bustling buzzy setting it can’t be beaten. The food is lovely, and for any vegetarian or vegan it would be foolish not to visit.

It’s a place to come back too over and over. A place for everyone.

Veg Out Cafe
46 Poplar Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7AG

Twitter.com/CafeVegOut

Facebook.com/CafeVegOut

http://www.enjoykingsheath.com

We paid for our meal in full. All opinions are my own and honest of the experience.

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Veg Out Cafe tasting night.


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Eating out in Kings Heath is becoming almost as regular as eating my five a day, but with far greater temptations. The most recent addition to the Kings Heath culinary scene is Veg Out Cafe (formally Manic Organic) on Poplar Road off the High Street, a road that is fast becoming a personal favourite as a foodie destination.

Last Friday myself and my wife attended a free food tasting night where three chefs had prepared various canapés for guests to sample.

The space at Veg Out Cafe is light and airy, and on the night of our visit was full and had a lovely warm and relaxed atmosphere.

We were given a menu at our table of the prepared dishes and advised that they would come out one by one.

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The dishes we sampled in no particular order were:

Roast Pepper, Hummous and Halloumi bites.
Spiced Olives.
Spinich and Cheese Pastry bites.
Grape and chedder bites.
Roasted tomato, Aubergine and Basil parcels.
Lebanese lentil and Bulgar wheat salad.
Baba ganoush.
Tabbouleh.
Red cabbage salad.
Cucumber, olive and feta.
Broad Bean, Stilton and Walnut crostini.
Fresh fruit kebabs.
Dark Rum chocolate pot.
Cupcakes from Tall Poppy Foods.

Smoothies

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My particular favourites were the spiced olives which were marinated by the chef, the broad bean, Stilton and walnut crostini which had a lovely crunch and Stilton flavour, the roasted tomato aubergine and basil parcels which were full of flavour, the baba ganoush and the tabbouleh.

The dark rum chocolate pot was a small pot of heaven and very indulgent, and the cupcakes given by Tall Poppy Foods in Selly Oak were superb and finished the tasting off perfectly.

What impressed me also was the service. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and prompt with the food as the restaurant filled up. At all times they showed enthusiasm, pride and a knowledge of the dishes that were sampled.

Veg Out Cafe is a welcome addition to a thriving foodie scene in Kings Heath. It’s superb as a day and an evening restaurant and is also open for lunch.

I look forward to returning and trying the main weekend evening menu and lunchtime delights soon.

Lucky old Kings Heath:)

Disclaimer:

This was a free event and all views are my own.

Follow @CafeVeg.out on twitter
Telephone 0121 441 3802

http://www.tallpoppyfoods.co.uk