It's a great time to be vegan in Ireland.
The plant-based options are coming at us from all angles, with loads of options for when you don't really feel like eating like a vegan. You can get a vegan battered sausage, vegan mozzarella sticks and even vegan taco fries if you know where to look.
But what about the most important Irish delicacy of all? For the love of god, will somebody please think of the chicken fillet rolls?
Chicken fillet rolls have consistently been there for us when we needed them most. That morning you dragged yourself out of your hungover hovel and down to the local deli, in need of a simple, trustworthy cure. When you were a student with a strict budget of €3 for lunch, along came the meal deal with its bottle of River Rock and packet of crisps included (placing crisps inside the roll, optional). Side note, I'd highly recommend a read of the "history of the chicken fillet roll in Ireland" Reddit thread. Guaranteed to make your Wednesday more bearable.
Image via Reddit
Anyway, back to the point at hand. Vegan chicken fillies and where to get them.
Well my friends, I'm delighted to report that if you're on the hunt for a chicken free fillet roll, you only need to go as far as your local Applegreen. What a time to be alive.
Here's a bit of slo-mo action of the fillets being broken in half, because we all know it's what's inside that counts.
Applegreen's Chicken Free Fillet Roll has come to be with the help of Plant It Foods, who have an impressive array of plant-based nuggets, meatballs, burgers and more. Most importantly, there's a choice of vegan mayo or Korean BBQ sauce for the saucy kings and queens among you. An essential accompaniment.
Will you be trying one?
Header image via Instagram/Applegreen