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There’s a vegan barbecue pop-up in east London

Kitty Drake

Those ribs look disarmingly like real ribs, don’t they? Sitting there, all massive and meaty and smothered in barbecue sauce. Well the good news for animal-loving East Londoners is that they’re not – they’re the 100% meat-free centrepiece of a vegan barbecue currently popping up at Canvas Café in Shoreditch.

Called Barbie Grrrl (we rate this name), ribs seem to be the only thing this Barbie is grilling, but they look filling. Made from a-la-mode meat substitute seitan, they’re seasoned with nine spices, including sweet paprika and fennel seeds. Fancy. In residency until September 3, Barbie Grrrl looks like a much tastier inspiration to go vegan than watching ‘Cowspiracy’.

Barbie Grrrl is in residence every Tuesday-Sunday throughout September at Canvas Café, 42 Hanbury St, E1 5JL. (This is an extension of the original run, Time Out Food editors, 5.9.17).

Want more vegan goodies? Check out our roundup of the best vegan friendly restaurants in London.

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