Just because you want to avoid animal products doesn't mean that you've got to give a hearty breakfast a miss too. Gone are the days when the best you could hope for was a bowl of muesli with soya milk.
With increasing numbers of people choosing the vegan way of life more and more breakfast takeaways are including exciting and tasty options on their menus. In fact, lots of places are really starting to get inventive with meat and animal product-free recipes and many of them are so good that even non-vegans are giving them the thumbs-up too. So here are four get choices that get full marks for flavour and value.
1. Vegan Breakfast - Mogs
We can't believe it's taken so long for the world to wake up to the fact that vegans love a full English breakfast too. But luckily, Mogs are ahead of the curve and are ready to rustle one up whenever you desire. As well as vegan sausages and bacon fried to perfection, there's also scrambled tofu, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and a fresh bread roll. If you're looking for a hearty start to the day then we think that this is definitely one breakfast that it would be hard to beat.
2. Loubia - Café Moor
Saying Loubia is a Middle Eastern version of baked beans is like calling a Ferrari a car that's handy to get around in. The way this dish is prepared by the good people at Café Moor in Leeds Kirkgate Market means it's sure to give you an energy-packed start to your day with their savoury blend of haricot beans in a rich tomato sauce. The beans are simmered until meltingly tender and they also add herbs, spices and seasoning to enhance the flavour of the sauce. The result is a truly high-performance vegan breakfast.
3. Vegan Mushroom Toast - Le Pain Quotidien
Rely on Le Pain Quotidien for your daily bread and you'll be able to experience a dish that makes ordinary mushrooms on toast look very plain by comparison. Normally served on brioche, they swap this for toasted organic sourdough and then pile on the toppings. Field, chestnut and porcini mushrooms are mixed with chives while Dijon mustard and soya yogurt add an extra level of creaminess. Together, it all works beautifully to create an intensely flavoursome and savoury start to your day.
4. Vegan Club Sandwich - Whites Deli
If you want a really filling sandwich to send you off to work ready for anything, join the club. Luckily all you need for membership is one of these fantastic club sandwiches from Whites Deli in Headingley. It's a great big doorstop of a sarnie on artisanal sourdough that's been lightly toasted before being filled with avocado, tomato and mushrooms. It's a real hunger buster - and if you fancy all the goodness and vitamins of avocado without the bread then their smashed version that comes with grilled tomatoes and balsamic glaze makes for a great alternative.
Tuck into a vegan breakfast and you'll get the very best start to your day. And Deliveroo is ready and waiting to make it happen.