Rosa’s Thai Cafe expands offering with Rosa’s Thai Veggie delivery
Rosa’s Thai Veggie – the plant-based sister brand to popular restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Cafe – is open with delivery and takeaway service from Rosa’s Thai Cafe Birmingham
Rosa’s Thai Veggie first launched as a three month-long vegetarian-only pop-up at their Dean Street Soho restaurant, and the decision to extend the brand into Birmingham is a response to the increased demand for vegetarian and vegan dishes seen across the UK and in Birmingham.
Initially launched in London Fields in March 2021, Rosa’s Thai Veggie will be available for home delivery exclusively through Deliveroo and for takeaway via click and collect service from Rosa’s Thai Cafe Birmingham, centrally located at Two Chamberlain Square
Although running alongside the current Rosa’s Thai Cafe delivery option, Rosa’s Thai Veggie is a separate offering, and the brand has ambitions to expand to further cloud kitchens and explore bricks and mortar opportunities for the concept down the line.
The extensive vegetarian and vegan menu combines reworked Rosa’s Thai Cafe classics, including founder Saiphin Moore’s signature stir-fried aubergine dish and tofu pad Thai, alongside new dishes exclusive to this concept, from Rosa’s summer rolls with tamarind tempeh to Chu Chi tempeh, a thick and creamy Panang curry with kaffir lime leaves and fresh chillies, both developed in collaboration with organic tempeh specialists Club Cultured.
The menu also includes THIS Isn’t Chicken dishes, from pad thai to salt and pepper poppers and green curry fried rice, which were first introduced as limited-edition specials at Rosa’s Thai Cafe and, by popular demand, have found a permanent home at Rosa’s Thai Veggie. These sit alongside an all-new THIS Isn’t Chicken chilli basil stir-fry, served street food-style with a fried egg for a plant-based twist on a Rosa’s customer favourite.
Of the return, Rosa’s Thai Cafe co-founder Saiphin Moore said: “Growing up meat was a bit of a luxury for us – we ate a lot of vegetables and if we did eat meat it was locally farmed. I’m pleased to see a trend of more and more people trying to eat a plant-based diet and am happy to be able to offer some amazing vegan and vegetarian Thai dishes, still true to my family recipes, but with a couple of small changes so more people can enjoy them!”
Rosa’s Thai Cafe Birmingham GM Annie Bowen added: “We’re delighted to launch Rosa’s Thai Veggie on Deliveroo and click and collect in Birmingham. Saiphin has created so many incredible vegetarian and vegan dishes, so it’s really exciting to be able to introduce them to the city and show our customers, just how delicious veggie Thai food can be!”