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Plant-based foodies around Adelaide, or just those looking to try something new, can rejoice! Vegan bacon can now be round amongst the trendy eateries of Adelaide, offering an animal-friendly alternative to everyone’s favourite hangover cure.
A number of Adelaide spots are offering plant-based bacon or ‘facon’ as its been lovingly named, which will be music to the ears of Adelaide vegans who have been missing out on the joy of a good bacon sanga, carbonara or a classic BLT.
Surrey Downs’ popular venue Square 44 is delighting customers with their Vegan Baconator. Available at the café for a limited time only, where you can tuck into a concoction of fried, crispy deliciousness, that will set you back $12.
The chefs at Square 44 marinate their vegan bacon in a maple glaze for a hint of sweetness, cooking the facon on the grill until it reaches the perfect caramelised level of crispness, akin to the texture of traditional bacon. They then load a coconut-based vegan friendly bio-cheese into white bread, buttering and toasting the slabs of bread before they coat the whole thing in a flour batter similar to the Colonel’s and serving the epic toast with a generous dollop of vegan ranch dressing.
Square 44 are well known across Adelaide for their gourmet toasties, so get this one while you can, with the Vegan Baconator only on offer until Monday 19 July.
Insta-worthy vegan palace Crux is also all over the vegan bacon action, offering a limited-time only dish of epic proportions: bacon cheeseburger loaded fries.
At $24 per serve, this dish is sure not to disappoint, with a house-made liquid cheese drizzled over Crux’s lip-smackingly good house fries, sprinkled with diced house-made vegan bacon, and the traditional cheeseburger accompaniments of chopped white onion, sliced pickles, Beyond ‘mince’ meat, American mustard and ketchup.
The limited time offer dish is only available until Thursday 15 July, but plant-based visitors eager to try Crux’s incredible facon won’t be disappointed, with the venue offering a host of dishes that include the innovative faux-meat, including their big breakfast and bacon and egg roll.
Find Square 44 at 246/264 Grenfell Rd, Surrey Downs.
Find Crux at 5/292 Military Rd, Semaphore Park.