biffs jack shack vegan burger

The offer will include junk food such as jackfruit burgers and ‘chicken wings’

Vegan junk food producer Biff’s Jack Shack will join Eat 17’s Walthamstow store this month.

Takeaway food including fried jackfruit burgers and ‘chicken wings’ featuring a sugarcane ‘bone’ will be among the offering alongside chips, relishes and toppings such as home-blended vegan ‘bacun jam’, maple chipotle hot sauce and southern slaw, Eat 17 said.

Self-proclaimed junk food maker Biff’s was established after co-founder Biff Burrows struggled to find alternatives to “boring bean burgers” when he turned 100% vegan.

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He began experimenting with ingredients including jackfruit, a Southeast Asian fruit, and started trading from a van in May 2017 with partner Christa Bloom before opening a permanent store at Boxpark in Shoreditch in October last year.

“We’re so excited to be joining the Eat 17 crew in their original home,” said co-founder Bloom. “We believe that everyone deserves banging vegan food in their lives and we believe that Walthamstow is going to be the new hot spot for plant-based eating this year.”

Chris O’Connor, co-founder of Eat 17, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Biff’s. They are such an exciting business and the burgers and wings are delicious.”

Eat 17 was launched in 2006 by O’Connor and his step-brother James Brundle. The company also has stores in Hackney, Hammersmith and Bishop’s Stortford, and plans to open a fifth site in Leytonstone later this year.

The Bishop’s Stortford site includes an in-store street food market, which the business claims is a first for the UK, and which it has since replicated in the Hammersmith store which opened in August 2018.