Thursday, 13 February 2014

Vegan Vox Reviews...Tall Poppy Foods, Birmingham




*****UPDATE****** Tall Poppy's kiosk is temporarily closed but you can still order cakes and food via their website for collection or delivery. They are also found at local farmers' markets and events - details of which can be found on their facebook and twitter pages above.************************


Back in October, I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Tall Poppy Foods in Birmingham, grab a drink and a chat with one of the co-owners and sample some of their amazing home-cooked vegan food!



Tall Poppy Foods is based in Selly Oak, Birmingham and is a take-away vegan food kiosk. Tall Poppy is owned by husband and wife team Erin and Joe, and they run the kiosk with the help of local student staff who are all vegetarian or vegan.


Joe and Erin have been vegan for around eight years and have worked and lived all over the world before settling in Birmingham where they are raising their family. As well as the kiosk, they supply food to events, weddings, birthdays and take mail order and cake orders through their website.

The unique aspect to Tall Poppy Foods, is that they do not have any processed food, all of their products are home-made from the bread and cakes, to the coleslaw, mayo, butters and sauces. They take great pride in their products and are very passionate about where their food comes from and the health benefits of freshly-made organic produce.



Tall Poppy don't just cater for vegans either, they have Paleo options, gluten free options, soy free options, healthy choices and treats.

Some of the products they had for sale when I visited were:

Organic fairtrade coffee
Almond and soy milk options for espresso based drinks
A range of teas
Lemoncurd, Boston Creme and Earl Grey Cupcakes
Muffins
Brownies
Ginger Cake
Sausage rolls with an almond sausage filling
Fajitas
Wraps
Falafel
Paninis
BBQ Jackfruit Burger



Quite a range as you can see! I got to sample the BBQ Jackfruit Burger, which was amazing!! The jackfruit from Thailand is slow cooked all day in a home-made barbecue sauce and served in a home-made bread roll with coleslaw. It was the first time I had tried jackfruit and it was so good, it is worth the journey to Tall Poppy for this alone! Then Joe gave me some of his cakes to taste. They were moist, full of flavour, tasted freshly baked and so moreish.







A couple of weeks after my visit to Tall Poppy Foods, I caught up with them again at the West Midlands Vegan Festival in Wolverhampton, where I purchased a New York Panini, with Fentimans Cherry Tree Cola and Tyrrells Crisps as a meal deal. The panini was so good, me and Mr Vox went back and bought another!









Tally Poppy can be found at 492 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BD and if you pop over and say hello, let them know you found out about them from Vegan Vox! They are also found at many of the vegan and veggie festivals around the country.

You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by clicking these links.

Big Vegan Love,

VVx

*****UPDATE****** Tall Poppy's kiosk is temporarily closed but you can still order cakes and food via their website for collection or delivery. They are also found at local farmers' markets and events - details of which can be found on their facebook and twitter pages above.************************

7 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Thank You for this post i don't live to far from Selly Oak, methinks a little jaunt is in order, Cakes look YUMMY
    Best Wishes
    Sue xx

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    1. Hi Sue, Please check out the red update above as the kiosk is temporarily closed. I will update again when they reopen. VVx

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  2. Hi Sue, Please check out the red update above as the kiosk is temporarily closed. I will update again when they reopen. VVx

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  3. Heard about them but haven't got there yet (no excuses; I live in Birmingham!) Thanks for the review :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment, please check the update as the kiosk is temporarily closed at the moment. VVx

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  4. Hey Vegan Vox, Many Thanks for the update,Will keep my eyes open.
    Brilliant blog you have here, i too, have been a veggie for 30+ years and am trying the day by day vegan route, some days i sail along quite happily and others i struggle like heck, but with blogs like yours it should be a lot easier i think (and hope)!!!
    Many Thanks
    Best Wishes
    Sue xx

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! I'm glad I can make switching from veggie to vegan a little easier, it does become second nature eventually, just like being veggie really. Big Vegan Love, VVx

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