Lunya is the perfect place to celebrate National Vegetarian Week (14th – 20th May 2018) with over 40 authentic Catalan and Spanish vegetarian dishes to choose from and a free beer for those dining veggie throughout the week. The Spanish and Catalan restaurant, deli and bar with branches in Manchester and Liverpool is a veritable vegetarian haven with a huge selection of delicious, hearty and exciting meat-free options.
A veggie feast at Lunya can commence with a selection of Spanish nibbles. Choose from a delicious array of olives, encurtidos (pickles) and snacks. Plus bread made in house, served with exquisite extra virgin olive oils and vinegars from Spain, or the famous Pan Con Tomate (Catalan Tomato Bread) with fresh tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. The tapas menu ranges from classic options such as Patatas bravas (£5.25) and Spanish tortilla (£4.95) to lesser known dishes such as cauliflower “steak” topped with tahini yoghurt, pomegranate molasses and coriander (£6.25) and Woodland mushrooms and asparagus pan fried in Arbequina olive oil (£6.95), as well as some dishes unique to Lunya, such as Garbanzos, a middle eastern spice infused chickpea stew with butternut squash, almonds and apricots (£6.55). Many of these dishes are also suitable for vegans or can be altered in the kitchen upon request and vegan diners can also order directly from the vegan menu.
Then there’s the cheese. Owners, Peter and Elaine regularly visit Spain seeking out the best suppliers. This passion for produce has allowed them to curate the largest collection of Spanish cheese in the world outside of Spain and much of the selection is vegetarian friendly. Choose from this huge array served as a platter with Catalan fruit accompaniments. There are also large sharing cheeses, whole soft cheeses which make perfect centrepieces for between two and six people sharing; all are served with breadsticks for dipping.
Every item on Lunya’s dreamy dessert menu is also vegetarian, meaning from Churros to Creama Catalana vegetarians can round their meal off the right way – with something sweet, Spanish and utterly delicious. The Lunya restaurant experience is all about spectacular ingredients, handled with love and care, prepared from scratch, and eaten in relaxed surroundings. So check out the vegetarian options at Lunya and raise a glass (of free beer) to National Vegetarian Week 2018.