Bundobust launches meaty new partnership

Bundobust is meat-ing 2022 head on with a new partnership and campaign that will see restaurant chain famed for its vegetarian dishes launching Bundo Does Meat.

The street food chain, has partnered with its Leeds neighbour, fast growing plant-based meat producer, Meatless Farm to develop an exclusive vegan menu.

The menu which was “several months” in the making and uses two pioneering meat substitutes to craft a unique selection of dishes is inspired by the chain’s Gujarati roots.

With around two thirds of the menu completely plant-based the new partnership marks the restaurant’s first venture into meat substitutes, with Meatless Farm’s plant-based chicken and meatless mince allowing the team to explore more traditionally meat-focused Indian dishes.

Mayur Patel, co-founder at Bundobust, said: “These specials are something we’ve been working on for months. We experimented with a selection of meat substitutes, and Meatless Farm products lent themselves best to Indian food. Both Bundobust and Meatless Farm are Leeds born businesses focusing on meat-free offerings, so it made sense to work together on these new limited edition specials.”

Marko Husak, co-founder Bundobust added: “These dishes are different to our usual Gujarati influenced menu. It was so much fun working with our Chef’s using their regional expertise and heritage to create some more traditional curry house dishes.”

Patel continued “We’ve got a longstanding relationship with Ben Davy at Meatless Farm, and our chefs utilised his expertise on how best to cook with their products. This is a collaboration that enables our chefs to truly offer something new to our customers.”

The new menu includes highlights like Butter Chicken, a vegan spin on the decadent, creamy classic and Keema Matar, which transforms the iconic mince and pea combination into a plant-based delight.

Michael Hunter, UK Managing Director at Meatless Farm said: “Meatless Farm and Bundobust have great synergy as passionate and creative Northern businesses with a meat-free focus. It made perfect sense to collaborate with them to create their Indian street food vegan specials, allowing us to offer even more delicious plant-based options for customers across Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, this Veganuary and beyond.”