TAILS OF A TRAVELLING CAT
Greetings, humans! After our day out at the Ethicoco chocolate factory (see my previous entry), we headed to Earth for dinner. This was an all vegan takeaway discovered by Charlie on a vegan Facebook page where the restaurant had been recommended. It was in Petersfield although neither human knew where this was, but on the way to Portsmouth for the chocolate factory, we spotted Petersfield on a road sign and decided we might as well check it out.
We got a little lost trying to find the restaurant (it was hidden behind some road works), but in the end we found it and settled down, the huge menu in front of us.
The menu mostly consisted of burgers, no bad thing there, but also on offer were a selection of wraps and plenty of sides.
Most of the burgers were beef or chicken style, but there was also a bean burger, a mushroom and spinach burger and fish finger style for a ‘fish’ burger. The toppings included mozzarella and cheddar cheese, gherkins, special burger sauce, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, the list goes on. The sides included coleslaw, onion rings, chips, guacamole and ‘chicken’ nuggets. Well, we were spoilt for choice!
Charlie ordered an Earth burger: one beef-style burger, with cheddar cheese, a gherkin and special burger sauce in a sesame seed bun, Jack had the BBQ burger: a 1/4 pounder beef style burger which had double cheese, BBQ sauce and onion rings. It would have had ‘bacon’ in it but this had sold out, must be a popular place. These were served up in baskets, with sides of onion rings and air fries. The onion rings were coated in copious amounts of batter and were huge, these came with a hearty seal of approval.
The burgers were both great, exactly what you’d expect from a takeaway restaurant. Not that we took away, we ate in, like civilised beings.
Also of note were the milkshakes. Charlie ordered strawberry and Jack ordered mint. Again, this strawberry tasted of Angel Delight (I sense a theme emerging, see my Ethicoco entry) and the mint was particularly strong. Both were made with soya milk and came with a huge serving of soya whipped cream on top. This was particularly appreciated as unlike most dairy whipped creams which don’t seem to really taste of anything, this was particularly flavoursome. The strawberry pink matched my beautiful fur, I was very happy with this. There were your other standard flavours available, you know, banana, chocolate, blueberry, but there were a selection of Oreo based specialities and peanut butter on offer. If the humans had been less stuffed from the chocolate factory open day, they would probably have gone for an Oreo sensation but they were rather full.
More good news, all the napkins and cups were made from plants, not plastic and were fully biodegradable and recyclable. Good for the planet, this is then, not just in terms of the food on offer.
The humans might have been full, but there was dessert up for grabs and these two weren’t going to miss out. There were two options, lemon and blueberry iced loaf cakes and sandwich cookies. The sandwich cookies were chocolate chips with a huge dollop of buttercream squished in the middle. There had also been birthday cake sandwich cookies on offer but these had sold out by the time Charlie and Jack made their choice, a chocolate sandwich cookie each, then.
These cookies were truly decadent. The chocolate centre was smooth, thick and gooey, very chocolatey but not bitter. The cookies were chunky, huge and delightfully flavoursome. These cookies had small chocolate chips in them, and a hint of vanilla. The humans can’t recommend them enough. The dessert was huge, and probably a little too large for the humans to eat after the amount of chocolate they’d already consumed today, but that didn’t stop them polishing off every last crumb.
After the cookies had been finished, snickerdoodle sandwich cookies were brought out. These looked just as good as the chocolate ones, if they’d been out ten minutes ago, the humans would certainly have bought one.
Dinner was a raging success, the humans were very happy, the staff were friendly, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice. The next time the humans are around Portsmouth, I’m sure they’ll be hitting Earth again, I mean from a purely scientific standpoint, there are so many more dishes on offer that need to be tried and tested, that way I can share and recommend them to you.
So, if you’re ever near Petersfield, which is close to Guildford and that itself is half an hour’s drive east of Portsmouth, you’d do well to head over to this little slice of environmentally friendly eating. Tuck in!
Until my next entry,