UK’s First Meat-Free Drive-Thru Is Opening Up This Week

This week, the UK’s first meat-free drive-thru will be opening up so that people looking to cut down on meat, vegetarians and vegans can all enjoy a plant-based menu. 

The M*** F*** Drive Thru is a collaboration between the plant-based company Meatless Farm and street-food burger makers Mother Flipper.

Unlike Mother Flipper’s usually meat-filled menu, there will be three meat-free options for people to choose from – The Greta (a burger with aubergine bacon), The Cheeseburger and The McBluffin (a take on a breakfast sandwich).

Everything on the menu is vegetarian, however, at your request it can be switched to vegan if you don’t eat eggs or dairy.

Founder of Meatless Farm Morten Toft Bech said: “We’ve been working hard over many years to perfect our original burger patty recipe.

“Our unique blending process uses ingredients like pea protein alongside other plant-based goodness to create a remarkably meaty experience. The only way to get the world eating more sustainably is to make delicious food.”

The drive-thru will be at the American Car Wash at 35 Great Eastern Street, Hackney, EC2A 3ER, and will be open from 11 am to 3 pm.

As Meatless Farm wants to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly, if you turn up in an electric car or bicycle, you will receive 50 per cent off your order.

Unfortunately, the concept is only a short term thing and the drive-thru will end on Monday, 31 August.

The news was announced on the Instagram page Vegan Food UK and many people expressed their excitement over the concept.

One person commented: “Imagine if it’s successful and becomes UK wide.”

Whilst another said: “Amazing to see this, progress.”

Although many have said it’s a great idea, some have criticised the decision for everything to be vegetarian, with the vegan option only being available upon request.

One said: “Disappointing that it’s not fully vegan. Most of it appears to be vegetarian with egg and cheese on the menu.”

Another added: “So it’s NOT a vegan burger drive through then.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.