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I have enjoyed sharing my experience with you about my visits to foodie hubs; this post marks the end of the 6-week cycle for Riki Eats and if you are new to the clan, click here to read all about how it started. My time in Glasgow is drawing to a close and I am trying to mentally prepare myself to go back to Edinburgh to continue my studies. As much as I have enjoyed indulging in the whole ‘cuisine-critic persona’; I miss experimenting with recipes in my kitchen and so, I am really looking forward to taking a break to relax, revamp, plan and be back to sharing foodie recipes with you at the start of the new semester [and most likely some more because I quite like the concept behind Riki Eats *insert cheeky grin*].
This weekend, I found myself stuck in a bubble trying to figure out what kind of foodie hub my belly craved to visit [Does this happen to you too?]. I decided to seek a plant-based treat and surfed the web for options in Glasgow. I stumbled upon an oddly eccentric concept for a Vegan Diner and so here we are, my foodie experience in Episode 6 of Riki Eats: at The Flying Duck, Glasgow.
Trip Advisor Rating as of 11/08/19: 4/5 (Wooopie!)
Waiting Time: 10 – 15 mins
142 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AU Sun – Thurs [12pm – 12am], Fri – Sat [12pm – 12am]
Why visit The Flying Duck, Glasgow?
P.S: If you’ve not laughed at least once at the funky name, you might need to work on your sense of humor. I visited The Flying Duck because I was seeking an alternative meat-free option; I have not quite convinced myself to become Vegan permanently, but that still won’t stop me from indulging in the occasional Vegan treat.
The Flying Duck seems to have a lot going on so, take the real gist from the source…
We are a basement bar, venue and vegan diner tucked away in Glasgow’s city centre…Between our diner-soul food inspired menu, healthy drinks selection, pool table, gigs, clubs, quizzes, film screenings, drag karaoke and what can only be described as vibrant decor, there really is a little bit for everybody, so long as you’re over 18 and can release your inner freak…See you soon!
What’s on the menu at The Flying Duck, Glasgow?
Their menu is 100% plant-based dishes including mains and platters. Their prices were exciting because you can pretty much satisfy your belly with less than a tenner; thus, I got the vibe that this diner would be the coolest spot during term time [with Glasgow being the home to so many educational institutions]. I had a foodie date and we went for the 3 small platters for £7.50 each. I chose Macaroni & Cheese, a Chilli Bowl, and a portion of Chips; my foodie date chose the Chilli Cheese Nachos, Potato Salad and a portion of Chips. I was pretty pleased and my foodie date who is skeptical about Vegan food actually enjoyed it too.
Watch and please share by tagging @RikiCooks, #RikiEats on Social Media; my video experience at The Flying Duck, Glasgow below:
Music: Green Stamps by TESK
Wagwan for the ratings?
[Wagwan; Jamaican slang for ‘What’s going on?’ UrbanDictionary.com]
We voted immediately after the meal and I took the average score between my foodie date and myself.
Food 8/10: As previously mentioned, we actually enjoyed the food. My foodie date’s highlight was her Chilli Cheese Nachos and for me, the Chilli Bowl [*insert satisfied sigh*] hit the spot. Until this weekend, I’ve never tried Vegan Cheese so the idea behind a Macaroni & Vegan Cheese dish might take me a wee while to get used to. P.S: They also offer gluten-free options.
Atmosphere 6.5/10: We took our seats around 6:30pm, the diner was seemingly was not bursting with people and had the most casual vibe with Lo-fi Beats playing in the background, maybe because we visited too early for a Saturday night or maybe because it was pouring with rain outside? I might never actually know.
Service 8.5/10: Their staff were really friendly and checked up on our experience at regular intervals.
When is the best day to visit The Flying Duck, Glasgow?
If your visit is just because of the food – any day would be worthwhile. Following the first visit, I’d like to see the vibe at The Flying Duck when the students are back in the city, especially trying it out as the first stop before a night out [*insert another cheeky grin*].
Is this an ad?
[Lol I wish] This is not an ad, my foodie date actually paid for our meal [Maybe that’s why I enjoyed it a bit more than expected]
As always, this has been a sweet experience; I hope you have been entertained and hopefully get to visit The Flying Duck if you are ever in Glasgow City. Until then, here are some Vegan Recipes, courtesy of yours truly for your indulgence [yes, today’s favorite phrase is ‘to indulge’]: Conchiglie Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Caribbean-inspired Rice and Peas, Chickpea Sauce, Sweet Potato Curry and Vegan Vanilla Pancakes.
I’ll be back in a few weeks, your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome, please leave a comment below or message me on Instagram: @RikiCooks
x Ciao Bella x