Island Poké to launch the UK’s first vegan tuna poké bowl

Hawaiian-inspired food company Island Poké has launched its new vegan tuna poké bowl, the first of its kind in the UK.

The Vegan Ahi bowl, developed in-house, will offer a vegan alternative to Island Poké’s existing poké bowls.

The restaurant group’s plant-based tuna is made through a natural process by marinating watermelon in similar ingredients to its signature dish The Classic Ahi poké bowl.

The tuna bowls are replaced with watermelon, which is gently cooked to resemble the “texture and taste” of its Tuna Ahi, on a bed of sushi rice, topped with Wakame seaweed, zingy pineapple chilli salsa, and spring onion.

Founder James Porter said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new plant- based poké, finally giving our guests a chance to enjoy a real vegan poké experience. We have always wanted to create a vegan option that truly delivers on taste and texture and, following a lot of recipe testing, we’ve developed a dish that captures our ‘Island Poké Ohana’ – our passion for incredible food and friendly vibes. We can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

The company currently has seven stores across London, after launching in 2015.

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