I’ve cooked a vegan Sunday lunch for my husband and I on many occasions. Over lockdown, things have become rather tiring with the cycle of familiar dishes in our repertoire. So sometimes it is nice to treat ourselves to a takeaway. We ordered a BaHa vegan Sunday lunch at home with much relish. The pictures on their Instagram page each week had me pining to eat the delicious BaHa menu.
I love that everything is plant based on the BaHa menu. I can order freely from the entire menu and know that I won’t accidentally eat something that will make me unwell.
To place an order, there is a BaHa web app. I like that there isn’t a third party taking a cut of the bill so this small independent business has a chance to rebuild itself. If possible, I’m avoiding the well-known delivery platforms that take commission from small independent restaurants (ie UberEats, Just Eat and Deliveroo). It’s sometimes a little extra effort to order directly or arrange a collection but it benefits these small businesses a huge amount so it’s worthwhile. Especially during this pandemic that is bringing a lot of uncertainty to small businesses.
Back to the takeaway! The food arrives in paper bags using cardboard and compostable containers, which is great. My collection of plastic won’t increase with more of these takeaways, at least. And not only is the food hot, it comes in generous portions.
I ordered the King of Roasts (£12). This roast dinner included golden crispy king oyster mushrooms with garlic butter, creamy mash, roasties, homemade stuffing balls, red wine gravy, sautéed greens and mixed vegetables.
The crispy king oyster mushrooms were crisp, light and full of flavour. I liked the seasoning and found that travel hadn’t compromised the texture of the king oyster mushrooms. This was a really generous portion for lunch but thankfully this was our main meal of the day. I made sure I wore comfy clothes before we feasted.
All of the sides were great. I particularly appreciated that BaHa serve mash and roast potatoes with their vegan Sunday lunch. Potatoes are my favourite carb, and any excuse to double up is fine by me. The little pot of joy that are parsnip crisps to sprinkle over the roast dinner is delightful. It’s something that BaHa do in their restaurant so it’s a nice touch to include it for the takeaway roast lunches.
The mixed vegetables were tasty – the seasoning was spot on as was the cooking. I like my veg to have a little crunch to them – no mush please – and BaHa delivered on that front.
The homemade stuffing balls are a thing of beauty. Lots of flavour, a good texture (no grittiness) and just the right amount to accompany the roast.
You’ll be pleased to know that the gravy was flavourful and plentiful. My husband likes gravy that can hold a spoon up but I don’t. Gravy consistency is an ongoing negotiation in our kitchen! I was really happy with the BaHa gravy though.
My husband ordered the Jack McGuinness Slice (£12). This roast dinner included a jackfruit meaty slice marinated in a Guinness stock and red onion, creamy mash, roasties, homemade stuffing balls, red wine gravy, sautéed greens and mixed vegetables.
The texture of the JackMcGuinness Slice is magical. It’s tender but not mushy. It’s chewy but not fibrous. In short – it’s so damn good. And the flavour is great – plenty of rich umami!
The sides that accompany the Jack McGuinness Slice are the same as the ones with the King of Roasts. And everything was consistently good for both of our orders.
We also ordered two portions of the vegan cauliflower cheese (£3.50). There was no need for two portions but we are greedy with eyes bigger than our bellies. This is a delicious creamy tasting side with tender cauliflower and plenty of sauce. And the leftovers heated well the next day as part of my lunch! I’d be happy to have the vegan cauliflower cheese in a main size portion anytime.
We were really excited to have a vegan Sunday lunch delivered to our home. It was such a good treat! Book your own BaHa vegan Sunday lunch for takeaway or delivery on their app. Also, check out the BaHa Instagram for the latest menus and updates.
Delivery takes place on Sunday between 1PM and 5PM at a reasonable £2.50 delivery charge. BaHa will deliver within a five mile radius of their restaurant and collections are also available.
BaHa is located in Churchill’s Bar, 171-172 Wharfside St, Birmingham, B1 1RL.
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