Critics say this vegan breakfast is severely lacking (Picture: Graham Thompson)A full English breakfast is meant to be the hearty choice.
Whether you’re nursing a hangover, or simply ravenous when you wake up in the mornings – the full English is usually a safe-bet to fill you up and keep you going until lunch.
This should be no different if you’re a vegan.
Which is why vegans have been left absolutely fuming about a picture of a Wetherspoon’s ‘full English’ that looked rather lacking, to say the least.
The pub chain’s vegan version of a full English launched in October 2018, but vegans are now claiming that they’re getting a raw deal.
Breakfast options are limited when you’re vegan – no bacon, eggs, or sausages – but with the meteoric rise of veganism in the UK, big companies need to do better when it comes to providing plant-based alternatives.
Graham Thompson posted a picture of his breakfast on the Vegan UK Facebook page, commenting: ‘Disappointed with the Wetherspoon’s Vegan breakfast this morning. Small… half the plate filled up with a piece of toast.
‘Am I being just harsh and greedy?’ he asked. Judging by the online responses, Graham’s criticisms weren’t unreasonable.
One said; ‘My cat would eat more than that.’
‘One mushroom and HALF a tomato?? What are they saving the other half for?? Most places do double this AND you get two slices of toast, jam and hot drink in the side!’ fumed another.
You would think that without the meat and eggs, the sensible option would be to pile on the vegetables – but seemingly, that’s not how it works.
The classic full English at Wetherspoon’s has a lot more on the plate (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)The breakfast in question featured two slices of toast, two vegan sausages, two hash browns, a single mushroom and half a tomato.
Sorry – but where are the beans? This staple of any full English breakfast has been inexplicably excluded from the lineup.
Wetherspoons say that the brand of beans they use for their standard breakfasts isn’t suitable for vegans.
A spokesperson commented; ‘We use the no added sugar baked beans and have been in conversation with Heinz to make them vegan. Yes, we could do the regular beans but that adds a lot of calories and we serve over 350,000 non-vegan breakfasts each week with the beans.
‘[The breakfast] is £3.25 in most pubs. We believe it is a good breakfast for the price, but always happy to listen to feedback.’
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