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Vegans Are Unhappy With The Breakfast Option At Wetherspoon Pubs

Vegans Are Unhappy With The Breakfast Option At Wetherspoon Pubs

As we all know, a good full English breakfast should leave you feeling very full, very satisfied and a little bit disgusting.

However, it seems people think that Wetherspoon's vegan breakfast option is only meeting a third of the criteria.

The pub chain introduced a vegan version to its breakfast choices last October, but many people seem to think it doesn't measure up.

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Graham Thompson brought the grievance to the table on the Vegan UK Facebook page, sharing a picture of his brekkie with the caption: "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?"

Judging by the response to his post, it seemed the general consensus was that Mr Thompson wasn't being either harsh or greedy.

One person said: "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!"

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Another added: "It's awful. I would have sent it back but was hungry. There are many other wonderful vegan breakfasts available elsewhere but this effort was the worst I've had. It is very dry. Shame on you Wetherspoons. Get some vegan spread and some vegan beans or some spinach or avocado or something to make this a nice breakfast. I would pay more if it was edible."

Graham Thompson wasn't impressed with his vegan breakfast at a Wetherspoon pub. Credit: Graham Thompson
Graham Thompson wasn't impressed with his vegan breakfast at a Wetherspoon pub. Credit: Graham Thompson

Now that last comment seems a little harsh, but it's difficult to argue with the 'very dry' comment - seriously, where is the wet on that plate?

Obviously, a full English is going to be inherently different for a vegan, what with the lack of meat and eggs. But the absence of beans is a tough pill to swallow, considering they could provide some much needed wetness.

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Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon defended the breakfast though, arguing it represented good value.

He said: "This is the vegan breakfast specification, which comes with two vegan spreads in packs on the side, but that has been put on the toast in the picture. It's £3.25 in most pubs.

"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.

"We believe it is a good breakfast for the price, but we're always happy to listen to feedback."

Featured Image Credit: Graham Thompson

Topics: Food, UK News, Wetherspoon, Vegan

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.