Back when I worked as a body piecer at Punktured I ate at Our Cornish Pasty Shop, formerly known as I's Pies, at least twice a week. I always ordered the same thing, took awful pictures of it in the basement of the shop and then never blogged about it because of the aforementioned awful photographs.
Last Saturday after a disappointing trip to Duke's at Komedia, the vegan hot dogs now come in a very non vegan brioche bun, Nick and I were left with 25 minutes until our movie and some decision making to do. Luckily Komedia is situated smack bang in the centre of Gardner Street and we realised that there were six places we could get to, eat food, and be back in time for the trailers. This is one of the many reasons I love Brighton. We decided on Our Cornish Pasty Shop as Nick had never been, I hadn't ventured over the threshold for years, and we had a hankering for pastry.
Our Cornish Pasty Shop make three kinds of vegan pasties as well as a vegan sausage roll and they're even labelled on the menu behind the counter - bottom right, see?
Nick went for the Vegan Wholemeal pasty and I conjured up memories of lunch times past with the Vegan Sausage Roll.
The wholemeal pasty is stuffed full of veggies including the traditional potato as well as pulses and lentils in a tomato and herb sauce. Nick let me have a bite and I would definitely order it myself sometime. The sausage roll strays pretty far from tradition but I love it all the same, sage and onion stuffing with sun-dried tomatoes is a great combo and, y'know, I ate this twice a week for years, if that's not an endorsement I don't know what is!
Just as we were leaving and heading for Infinity Foods for a spot of dessert (Vego bars were calling our name!) I spotted two kinds of vegan cake. I remembered that they'd always had vegan mince pies around Christmas time but I had totally forgotten that Ian's wife makes amazing vegan cakes. We grabbed one piece of Chocolate Banana Slab and one piece of Orange Cake.
These were both so good that rather than just photographing them and having a little taste we'd devoured them both before even entering the cinema. Chocolate banana isn't usually a favourite combination of mine but I loved this, the banana flavour complimented rather than overpowered the chocolate and the biscuity pieces were a great addition. It's a super dense and moist dessert & I'll definitely order it again. The orange cake was light, fluffy and delicious and I always enjoy a simple sugar glaze as opposed to mountains of buttercream which you'll understand is a little ridiculous if you've seen my bakery Operation Icing's cakes! I think it was my favourite of the two but it's really hard to decide.
I'm super excited that I've become reacquainted with this place after a few years of drifting past it in a daze on my way to other places and I'm pretty certain I'm going to become something of a regular again.