PETA has named a Liverpool pub one of the top 10 best places in the UK to get vegan fried chicken.

The Caledonia was named a top spot for UK vegan fried chicken spots, joining restaurants such as Birmingham’s Not Dogs, Edinburgh’s Bread Meats Bread, and London’s Temple of Seitan. The Caledonia is set to receive a framed award for its top 10 ranking.


The pub’s menu, an all-vegan selection of “junk food” by the Cali Vegan Kitchen, includes plant-based burgers and hot dogs, along with its chicken replacement, Chimken. Cali Vegan Kitchen serves Chimken wings and a BLT with Chimken and vegan-friendly bacon.

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The plain Chimken wings come in servings of 5 wings for £4.50 and 10 wings for £8. For £.50 more, you can get gravy, ‘hot thinger’ sauce, or cherry cola BBQ sauce on your wings.

The menu also includes vegan-friendly pizza, BBQ pulled jackfruit, breakfast all day, and a kids’ menu with plant-based nuggets, burgers, and sausages. There are also cakes and other plant-based desserts.


“The plant based chicken at The Caledonia delivers huge flavor with zero cruelty,” said Dawn Carr, PETA’s director of vegan corporate projects.

The kitchen posts photos of its Chimken wings along with other “junk food” staples like burgers, chili dogs and veggie bacon on its Instagram page.

The pub also features a community library, as well as a community space for small events.

Try Making Your Own Plant-Based Chicken!

Here are some great plant-based chicken recipes, fried and otherwise, courtesy of the Food Monster App.


Gluten-Free ‘Chicken’

This plant-based Gluten-Free ‘Chicken’ recipe by Rhea Parsons should help you satisfy your fast food cravings for chicken nuggets with a healthy alternative. This versatile recipe can make its way into many types of meals!

Chicken and Waffles

This decadent Chicken and Waffles recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire will change how you think about brunch. This spicy vegan chicken even has hot sauce baked into it!


Spicy Fried ‘Chicken’ Sandwich

If you’re looking for some heat in your plant-based chicken meal, look no further than this Spicy Fried ‘Chicken’ Sandwich by Melanie Sorrentino. The spicy vegan mayo sauce complements the crispy cutlet of this sandwich perfectly.

Jackfruit Fried Chicken

Jackfruit’s often used as replacement for pulled pork, but this Jackfruit Fried Chicken recipe by Sarah Pether makes a great case for jackfruit as a replacement for chicken. This crispy battered jackfruit is perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce!

If you’re interested in more plant-based eating inspiration, like Fast Food Favorites Made With Whole, Plant-Based Foods, try downloading the Food Monster Appwhich is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Cali Vegan Kitchen/Instagram