Vegan dishes from The Coconut Tree

Pioneering Sri-Lankan bar and restaurant The Coconut Tree in St Clements aims to make it even easier for vegans to eat out with confidence in 2021.

From January its new vegan-only menu – nicknamed the ‘roots’ menu – will be available via QR code and online to introduce the 16 plant-based options, alongside its usual offering.

The 16 vegan, street-food-inspired options at The Coconut Tree include ‘Hoppers’ – a bowl shaped coconut milk pancake served with sambal & Sri Lankan Salsa; ‘Pineapple Curry’ – freshly cut chunks cooked in coconut milk & fennel with a hint of Sri Lankan cinnamon.; and a firm favourite, their ‘Fat Sister Pumpkin Curry’ made with fragrant curry leaves, garlic and green chilli. 


The pineapple curry

Meanwhile, the vegan Kotthu’ is a fine example of a local hybrid served all over the country as a luxurious street food, made with finely chopped rotti cooked with a variety of fresh vegetables. A new vegan ice cream will also be added to the dessert menu.

The menu includes a new vegan ice cream

Brand Director Anna Garrod explained “Our restaurants have always been about being inclusive; our mantra is ‘everyone is welcome at the table’ and luckily, Sri Lankan street food is naturally abundant in vegan options. 

“But going into 2021, we wanted to make it even easier for those on a plant-based diet – for a day, a month, or for life – to feel confident ordering a Sri Lankan street food feast without having to scan past a variety of dishes that they couldn’t eat.”

Inspired by the UK Government’s autumn Eat Out To Help Out scheme, The Coconut Tree will be offering 50% off all food Monday – Wednesday for collection only.

Sri Lankan food is certainly having a moment, and The Coconut Tree’s take on street-food style sharing dishes has made a big impact.

“We have listened to our customers and foodie influencers who have raved about our choices of vegan dishes, and thought there’s no better time than to provide a conversation about our 16 plant based flavoursome dishes than now.

The Coconut Tree in St Clements

“Our Sri Lankan cuisine is naturally abundant in vegan choices, in total 70% of our main menu is plant & vegetarian based anyway. Making plant based choices can benefit our nutrition as well as our wonderful world so knowing where to look to find all our plant based dishes in one place has been requested and we are delighted to be launching this.”

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