Tips for the ultimate vegan braai!

Fussy Family, with Bokke fever in the air we are all embracing our Proudly South African roots & nothing goes better with a rugby than a good braai! South Africa’s braai scene is nothing short of epic, a lively celebration of mouthwatering grills and good vibes.

Meaty dishes are the traditional stars of the show, but the rise of plant-based living has turned up the heat on a new evolution. Going vegan doesn’t mean waving goodbye to braai fun. In fact, it’s a chance to explore a whole new world of explosive flavors and creativity that’s not just good for you but great for the planet. So, let’s fire up the grill and discover how to rock a South African vegan braai like a boss.

Let’s prep your Vegan Braai to watch South Africas Rugby World Cup match this weekend!

Here are our top tips for making your Vegan Braai incredible:

The Heart of the Braai: Plant-Based Proteins: To kick off your vegan braai, focus on a variety
of plant-based proteins. Head on over to our Greenside & Blairgowrie stores to stock up on
the delicious range of seitan products from Herbi-vohr & pea protein tenders from on the Greenside- we highly recommend pairing their spare ribs with a side of our TFV coleslaw!

The Sizzle of the Grill: Grilled Veggies Galore: Elevate your braai experience with a colorful
array of grilled vegetables. Bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and corn on the cob take on a
smoky, delicious flavor when cooked on an open flame. Brush them with olive oil, garlic, and
herbs for an extra burst of taste.

The Essential Marinades: Infusing Flavor into Your Vegan Braai: Create tantalizing marinades
using a mix of garlic, lemon, peri-peri sauce, and aromatic herbs. Let your plant-based
proteins soak in these flavors for a few hours before putting them on the braai.

Braai Breads and Sides: No braai is complete without a variety of sides and bread. Prepare
vegan-friendly garlic bread, sweet potato wedges to complement the smoky richness of your
grilled delights. Order your favourite TFV Salad Bowls & Sides to add that extra special kick to
your Braai!

Make a simple garlic bread to add a flavour punch to your

braai line-up!

What you need:

*1x store bought or homemade French loaf
*Flora vegan or oil of your choice
*Herbs of your choice


Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 190°C
Prepare the Bread: Cut slices across the top of the loaf – careful to not cut all the way through, place the bread on a baking sheet
Make the Garlic Butter: In a bowl, combine the softened butter/oil, minced garlic, chopped herbs and a pinch of salt. Mix the ingredients until well combined, you can adjust the amount of garlic and salt to suit your taste.
Spread the Garlic Butter: Using a butter knife or a spoon, generously spread the garlic butter
mixture over the cut slices of the bread. Make sure to coat the surface evenly.
Bake in the Oven: Place the prepared bread in the preheated oven. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown, and the butter has melted into the bread.
Slice and Serve: Once out of the oven, let it cool for a minute or two. Slice the bread into individual servings and serve warm.

Variations: Experiment with different bread types, such as ciabatta or sourdough, for unique flavors and textures.
Herb Infusion: Add other herbs like oregano, thyme, or rosemary to the garlic butter for extra aromatic goodness.
Spicy Kick: If you like a bit of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the
garlic butter.

That’s it Fussy Fam, youre all set to have an incredible weekend braai!
Dont forget to fill up your snack table with some vegan biltong & sweet treats at our stores!

Gluten-Free at The Fussy Vegan

Vegan and Gluten Free Burrito Bowl

Vegan and Gluten-Free? We have you covered

Are you searching for a restaurant near you that offers both vegan and gluten-free options? You found it! Our 100% vegan menu has gluten-free options to satisfy any craving.

Have a look at our mouthwatering offerings at our stores:

Gluten-Free Meals at TFV:

Tofu Mayo with GF Bread: Enjoy a delightful combination of creamy tofu mayo on gluten-free bread. This flavourful option is light yet satisfying, perfect for those looking for a tasty meal.

Toasted Cheese & Tomato with GF Bread: Try our delicious blend of melted vegan cheese, ripe tomatoes, and gluten-free bread, all toasted to perfection. This classic combination is a crowd-pleaser and a must-try at our restaurant.

TFV House Cheese BGR on GF Bun: Sink your teeth into our mouthwatering mushroom and lentil BGR topped with melted vegan cheese and served with classic BGR garnish on a gluten-free bun.

House Creamy Mushroom BGR on GF Bun: Mushroom enthusiasts won’t want to miss our house creamy mushroom burger. Our Mushroom and lentil BGR smothered in our creamy cashew-based mushroom sauce and caramelized onion. The rich and savory combination of mushrooms and creamy sauce will keep you coming back for more.

House Kimchi & Avo BGR on GF Bun: Enjoy the bold and vibrant flavors of our mushroom & lentil BGR topped with kimchi, avocado, and gochujang mayo. This unique fusion offers an explosion of tastes and textures that will satisfy your cravings.

Burrito Bowl: Looking for a filling and wholesome option? Try our vegan burrito bowl packed with refried beans, black rice, salsa, corn, avocado, jalapeños, and chipotle cashew cream. It’s a complete and nourishing meal.

Poke Bowl: Experience the fresh and vibrant flavours of our vegan poke bowl. This bowl is filled with edamame beans, carrot roses, activated cashews, and mango served on sushi rice with teriyaki soya sauce. Please note that, additionally, we can swap the soy sauce for tamari upon request to make it gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Sides:

French Fries: Craving crispy fries on the side? Our French fries are vegan and gluten-free, making them the ideal accompaniment to any meal. Enjoy them on their own or pair them with one of our delicious burgers or bowls.

Mushroom Saucy Fries: The ultimate treat! Our crispy fries are smothered in our signature creamy cashew-based mushroom sauce.

Sweet Potato Fries: Indulge in the sweet and savory combination of our vegan and gluten-free sweet potato fries. These crispy delights are a fantastic alternative to regular fries, providing a burst of flavor with every bite.

Coleslaw: Complete your gluten-free meal with a side of our vegan and gluten-free coleslaw. Made with fresh cabbage and a creamy dressing.

Gluten-Free Sweet Treats:

Your sweet tooth will love you for indulging in one of these delicious treats! We have sourced Gluten-Free and vegan treats from some of our favourite local businesses around South Africa!

We have something for everyone, from delicious Cashew Cheesecakes, Brownies, Apple Squares, Chickpea Fudge & incredible cookies from one of our new favourites Naked Bakes.

If you visit to our Gardens store in Cape Town you’ll be treated to beautifully handcrafted desserts by JAmys Dessertery.

If you have a question about any of our Gluten-Free options feel welcome to slide into our DM’s on our socials!