Dublin 7 based readers will have noticed a changing of the guard at No 1 Blessington Street, where acclaimed Vegan Chef Mark Senn and partner Ingrida Baceviciute recently swapped out their popular vegan takeaway Vish Shop for a new plant-based delicatessen called Pretend.
Aiming to entice omnivores to reduce their meat consumption by switching to a variety of plant-based meat alternatives, their appetizing grab and go menu features a diverse selection of homemade vegan dishes such as Cauliflower Wings, Burgers, and a selection of fresh sandwiches served on vegan-friendly brioche and rye breads.
Fans of the traditional chipper are encouraged to check out their signature Vish & Chips option, made from Cassava and hand harvested Seaweed. Pretend’s battered Vish comes in a choice of original or smokey flavour, generously topped with homemade Kimchi, Tartar Sauce and Triple Cooked Chips, and served accompanied by a choice of BBQ Sauce, Garlic Chive Cheese, Kimchi Cheese, or Tandoori Masala.
The deli also stocks a range of vegan items that can be enjoyed as part of a home-cooked meal, as well as desserts including Double Chocolate Brownies, vegan Ice Creams and a range of classic cheesecakes.
Photo Credits: Kirsty Lyons