Let me start off this post by stating that I am in no way, shape, or form a vegan. I enjoy meat and dairy, and always appreciate a good cheeseburger. That being said, I have been cutting down on meat lately, and exploring more vegetarian and vegan dishes. To anyone who is sceptical about how good vegan food can really be, I would suggest visiting the Vegan Junk Food Bar before forming an opinion.
When you look at the menu at the VJFB it can be hard to believe that absolutely everything is plant based. Cheeseburgers, chicken shawarma, fish, and even traditional bitterballen have been reinvented into vegan goodness. The portions are generous and the sides are also great. You can have sweet potato or parmesan fries with different kinds of mayo, chicken nuggets, or cheese spring rolls, or if you want to to sample a bit of everything, order the jumbo platter.
My favourite main is the Notorious Sumo burger, which is a double cheese burger with onion rings and a bunch of other deliciousness. And no, in my opinion it doesn’t taste like meat, but it is really tasty in its own way. But the plant-based cheese? That stuff almost fooled me. And the bitterballen are so good that they had me wanting to walk into the kitchen to see what they put in them.
Could plant-based food really be that good? Try it and decide for yourself!