The latest contender for Glasgow Lunch Club attention at Taste Buchanan was West End vegan sensation the Hug and Pint.
Hug and Pint Menu
Ok, so the menu is a little intimidating. Taste Buchanan have said that it will be changing frequently, but on the day of the Glasgow Lunch Club visit, the options were as follows:
- Mushroom rice pudding
- Mushroom and cashew curry
- Szechuan and black bean tofu
I opted for the most familiar item on the menu, but I was very tempted by what I can only assume would be a very creamy curry.
Hug and Pint Service
Service was a lot quicker than other Taste Buchanan pop ups, so I would recommend giving it a go if you are in Buchanan Galleries and pushed for time. I was provided with with chopsticks and napkins and also asked if I would like a drink – which has in the past been an issue with some taste Buchanan vendors.
Hug and Pint Food
The tofu was both deliciously crisp and tender – which I’m sure tofu fans will agree is vegan gold! The sauce was sweet, spicy and sticky as a Szechuan should be, and the addition of vegetables and cashews made this a super satisfying dish. It was served with a mound of fluffy white rice cooked to perfection, in a cardboard ‘takeout box’. In terms of portion size I was certainly not left hungry, and I only managed to finish the large portion because I can’t leave anything on my plate.
Lunch Club Verdict
The Hug and Pint have certainly got our approval. Although the menu seems a little scary to non-veggies, I hope everyone gives the food at Hug and Pint a go – we certainly were not disappointed. At just £6.50, the quality of the food was exceptional and I would highly recommend the pop-up for quick dining alone or with friends.