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An award-winning Amsterdam-based vegan restaurant has become the first in the world to launch new plant-based Heppi Ribs.

The Junk Food Bar, whose flagship eatery is in Amsterdam, has a further four outlets throughout the Netherlands with a new one set to open in Barcelona in Fall 2020.

According to the brand, it has strived to create eateries where ‘vegans and non-vegans can enjoy vegan junk food together’. The Heppi Ribs have reportedly been created to appeal to ‘vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers’.

Vegan ribs

“The pea-based texture of the Heppi Ribs mimics the taste and mouthfeel of slow-cooked pork ribs, which creates an unforgettable and irresistible bite for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers,” said a statement sent to Plant Based News.

Vegan Junk Food Bar serves two Heppi Ribs dishes: the first features the ribs served as a ‘super-size loaded fries dish’ topped with hoisin, spicy garlic sauce, pickles, and coriander. The second is the Heppi Ribs Burger, served on a bun with lettuce, spring & fried onion mix, hoisin, spicy garlic sauce, pickles, and coriander.

The ribs are made from three ingredients: yellow pea flour, water, and seasoning. They contain 21 percent protein and 1.2 percent carbohydrate.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.