Lord of the Fries, one of Melbourne’s most animal friendly fast food chains gathered vegetarians and vegans alike to celebrate World Vegan Day for 2015.
Not only was it an opportunity for animal lovers to connect with like-minded individuals ahead of the official World Vegan Day proceedings on Saturday 1 November, but it was a chance to taste a variety of morsels from the Lord of the Fries menu.
Everything from mini burgers with vegetarian beef and chick patties, to a variety of fries and dipping sauces made up the menu.
Not only this, but key players in the industry imparted their wisdom to the eager and hungry listeners.
Thomas King, the 19- year old founder of Say No To Palm Oil, and Vegetarian Victoria president Mark Doneddu along with the founders of Lord of the Fries themselves chatted all things vegan and being kind to the planet.
For meateaters, the thought of vegan food can sometimes be quite a foreign concept. While the vegetarian beef patty in the Original and Spicy burger may take some adjusting to, the vege patty in the New Guru burger was incredibly tasty and filling. And of course, while “vegetarian” fries are no shock to the carnivore system, there are a range of vegan mayos to choose from for those inclined.
Lord of the Fries was born out of owners Amanda and Mark’s love for vegetarian food, but noticing they had a lack of options when attending music festivals and other events. This is why they started as a mobile chip van, which eventually expanded to a flagship store in Melbourne’s CBD. This has grown to a number of stores around town, with plans to expand interstate and even into Asia in the near future.
Exciting times ahead for fry lovers everywhere!
World Vegan Day is on Saturday 1 November. Visit the Vegetarian Victoria website for details of events.