VBites have re-invented themselves over the winter months & are now more of a takeaway with seats inside & out rather than a restaurant-style cafe. I think this change works for the style of food they're serving & I liked the new even more casual atmosphere.
I was very excited to see a Tuna Style Sandwich with Sweetcorn on the new menu. Tuna & sweetcorn was a pre-vegan favourite of mine so of course I had to order it.
Redwood Foods used to make a vegan tuna which I loved & I was pretty upset when it was taken off the shelves a couple of years ago with no explanation. It seems like this is it but changed up a bit to make it even more realistic. It seems more fishy now & it has chunks in it to replicate real tuna. The sandwich comes on delicious wholewheat granary bread & was filled with slices of cucumber & lots of mayo alongside the tuna. It was a really great sandwich, I'll definitely be going back to order it again & I'l probably buy some of the tuna from the Redwood Foods website.
I followed my sandwich with some Chicken Style Nuggets.
I wasn't overly impressed with these, they're the Redwood Foods chicken style pieces breaded & oven baked but as I'm a huge lover of the Fry's chicken nuggets nothing's ever going to live up to those, they're the best. I also had an ice cream which I wasn't in love with, I wasn't planning on having any dessert but as soon as the lady behind the counter informed me that they had my very favourite ice cream flavour, pistachio, I knew I had to try it.
Now the main problem with the ice cream was that it had been in much too cold a freezer meaning that it broke the cone when it was being scooped in there and that it was full of ice crystals; it also seemed quite watery. I'll give their chocolate ice cream a try next time I'm there though because I'm a big ice cream fan & the cone was very good.
Now VBites isn't exactly located IN Brighton, more on the outskirts of Hove just before you get to Portslade so if you're coming down to Brighton for the day maybe bring your bike or consider hopping on a bus if you're starving as it's quite a long walk from the centre of town.