To start, I chose mushroom soup. I love mushrooms and this was the first time I’ve had a mushroom soup since going vegan, as they all seem to have milk or cream in, so I really enjoyed it. It was a nice sized bowl for what was going to be a big meal.
New vegans or visitors to Oxford could be forgiven for thinking at first that our beautiful city doesn’t have much to offer for those who eat plant-based foods. Many cities in the UK have fully vegan restaurants, whereas the most Oxford offers is a vegetarian pub, The Gardeners Arms, and café, The Magic Café.
When I saw a page shared on a vegan Facebook group about a new Sunday lunch menu at The Fir Tree on Iffley Road, I was more than a bit excited – quickly sharing the link with my only vegan friend in Oxford, we arranged to eat there on the next weekend we were both free.