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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

FOOD | Faringo's restauraunt review

Food is the way to a girl's heart and one of the favourite things my boyfriend and I like to do is discover hidden gems of restaurants and cafes. Being that he is entirely vegan, we often have to think out of the box when it comes to visiting a new place. Of course, we know of a lot of restaurants that offer vegan options, but it's always a rarity to find an actual vegan restaurant.

Therefore, we were super happy to stumble across Faringo's restaurant during our time in Blackpool recently. It was one of those ones where we weren't quite sure to begin with - it's not a chain, so we weren't 100% sure it was still open, and it was right next to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and looked like it was tucked away down an alley on the map.

Still, I know that sometimes the best places are found in the most weird and oddball locations, so we persevered and were ecstatic when we stepped inside the warm and inviting restaurant. The menu really was entirely vegan and it was extremely varied too, with vegan pizza, pasta and curry on offer - and even a vegan roast dinner!

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We were spoilt for choice but as we tried to decide, we took time to speak to the owner. He explained that Faringo's was the first entirely vegan restaurant in Blackpool and had only converted to fully vegan a week prior. The idea came to him when he was asked to put together vegan options for breakfast in the hotel and, despite not being vegan himself, he decided to venture into going entirely vegan.

The result was Faringo's and what a result. The thing is, being that he wasn't vegan himself and that it was the only vegan restaurant in Blackpool, we weren't sure what we expected. Of course we expected the food to be nice, but a lot of places don't know a lot about vegan food so cook with the wrong oils or offer real basic food = this wasn't the issue here.

The owner knew exactly what he was doing and we spent much of our conversation sharing tips. The food was beyond delicious too and full of flavour - let's just say there was no avocado on toast on the menu; only delicious filling food.

The first night, we gorged on cheesy garlic bread and garlic mushrooms for starters, whereas for a main Vincent went for a pizza and I opted for pasta. I loved the unique take on garlic mushrooms and the owner explained that people are always surprised to see their meal served up, having become used to mushrooms covered in breadcrumbs. Instead, the mushroom arrived in a tasty garlic sauce.

I couldn't say much about my boyfriend's pizza as it was a little too spicy for me, but the pasta was delicious and filling.

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As usual, my photos suck so I just have the one. It was kind of dark inside the restaurant but in a lovely way, with lots of pretty fairy lights. It gave it a real homely and romantic feel.

The food was so delicious that we returned for a second night, this time having garlic bread and pate for starters and both choosing a pizza for main. Much like the previous night, it was all delicious.

All in all, it's clear to see that Faringo's is going to do well. Not just because it's the first vegan restaurant in Blackpool but because the food is actually amazing and the staff are ever so lovely. Eating in the restaurant sold the whole place to us and now we're set on staying there upon our next return to Blackpool.

I'm so glad we found this hidden gem and would definitely recommend a visit to Faringo's if you're ever in Blackpool.

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11 comments:

  1. Loving the sound of mushroom & cheese together! Its basically my favourite combo haha! I need to start popping into more little gems of restaurants too, I seem to be mainly going to big chains 🙈 xx

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    1. It's so easy to fall into that routine though when you're used to a menu and have your favourite items x

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  2. I love everything garlic related so this sounds amazing to me haha! My boyfriend and I also love discovering new places to eat, it's such a fun thing to do x

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    1. Me too, I'd have garlic on everything if I could, haha! x

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  3. I love cheesy garlic bread! It has to be one of my favourite things! I love eating in new places

    Tasha x

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    1. Mmm me too, better yet that it was vegan x

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  4. cheesy garlic bread is my all time fav! that made me hungry looking at that haha

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    1. I'm hungry just thinking about it! x

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  5. All the food looks so yum and I'm craving now! :D

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  6. All of this food looks so good 😍 I'm really hungry now ❤️

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