Scotland-based vegan company FacePlant Foods has created a plant-based version of the region’s popular lorne sausage, otherwise known as square sausage.
A traditional Scottish breakfast food is typically made from minced meat, rusk (dry bread), and a blend of spices. The company has not yet revealed what it uses to make the plant-based square sausage, but many vegan meat brands rely on high-protein ingredients like seitan, legumes, and mushrooms for savory flavor and meaty-like texture.
FacePlant Foods does not currently offer its vegan food nationwide, but consumers far and wide are eager to try its plant-based Scottish sausage. According to the company, its meatless square sausages are available at MAYZE, a vegetarian coffee shop located in Finnieston, where it is served on a breakfast roll.
— FacePlant Foods (@faceplantfoods) September 2, 2018
FacePlant Foods is a vegan pop-up founded with the mission of creating plant-based street food “with a Scottish twist” that’s just as tasty as the real thing while being healthier, better for the environment, and kinder to animals. Some of the company’s signature dishes include dairy-free mac and cheese topped with meatless bacon bits, chili cheese fries, grilled cheese and tomato soup, meatball marinara subs, and Philly-style cheesesteaks.
The company regularly sets up stands at the Leith Farmers Market to serve hungry customers. All foods, from the vegan cheese to plant-based meats are made in-house, using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. In addition to serving FacePlant Foods’ vegan Scottish sausage, MAYZE also offers the brand’s other plant-based meats and hearty stews. One of the restaurant’s most recent additions to the menu, “the vegan big breakfast,” includes FacePlant Foods’ vegan bacon, square sausage, and haggis served with tofu scramble, tomato, spinach, a potato scone, and a slice of sourdough toast.
According to FacePlant Foods, it is also working on setting up an online shop. “We’re a small company but expanding with increased demand,” the company wrote on Twitter in response to a fan who suggested reaching out to Holland & Barrett. Though small, the company is gaining recognition. Last June, it was featured in “Vegan Food and Living,” Britain’s top-selling vegan magazine.
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