Uva – Peckham

Vegan Portuguese tapas (petiscos) in Peckham 🇵🇹 {press meal}

My fave part of this job is finding vegan options from a cuisine that’s traditionally pretty un-vegan 🌱

Portuguese food is normally quite meat / seafood heavy so I popped down to @uvalondon to see what they’d managed to put together 👀

Here’s what I ate:

🌱 Sausages in a sofrito based purée
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes – they created this as a trial dish but I’d love to see it on the menu! Hearty & flavoursome
🏆 Fave dish

🥔 Batata rustica – fried new potatoes w/ a spicy chive & mustard mayo
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Potatoes & creamy sauce – sold

🌱 Abobara Grelhada – Grilled pumpkin w/ fried chickpeas in a sofrito & mojo verde sauce
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Really nice flavours

🥦 Brocoloa a lagareiro – grilled tenderstem broccoli w/ a herbed garlic & chilli oil and crushed almonds
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Maybe but thought it needed more flavour

🥒 Piri piri pepino – smashed cucumber salad w/ a piri piri glaze, topped w/ sunflower seeds
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Maybe. Not bad but I’d prefer something heartier / more exciting

🌱 Piexinhos da horta – seasoned asparagus w/ a homemade black pepper aioli
💰 £6
🤷🏼‍♀️Order again? Yes. Really enjoyed this dish – don’t normally love tempura but the batter was thin

🥧 Pastel de nata
🤷🏼‍♀️Order again? Yes

💭 Summary: Some tasty dishes but it felt like a menu of sides. I suggested a few more hearty, protein-focused dishes e.g. vegan croquettes or bacalhau made using a fish sub. Their menu changes weekly but I’ve seen that their current menu, has some more creative options e.g. oyster mushroom calamari 👏🏼 the venue is beaut and the garden is a lovely place to dine. Staff were also fab!

🍽Name: @uvalondon
📍Location: Peckham
🌾Gluten Free Options? Yes – all vegan dishes available as GF
🌱100% Vegan Business? No
🍽 Cuisine: Portuguese
📦Leftovers: None
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Packaging is pre recycled and recyclable. They also give leftover food to local homeless people
👨‍🍳 Owners are Portuguese / British
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: Yes
🐶 Dog friendly: Yes
🖤 Uva invites a diverse range of bloggers to try their food

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