After a brief residency in the Peaky Blinders Food Court, CAN, Waterloo have a permanent home on St John’s Road in Waterloo. Owners Ryan and Lou are have created an eco-friendly, vegan haven that is all about the food. We popped in on a Saturday afternoon to taste some of their delicious pies and learn more about the plastic free can bar.
We ordered the Mushroom Bourginon pie with red wine gravy and mash and the Sloppy Joe. Made from jackfruit and served with fries and dairy-free cheese, the Sloppy Joe could easily pass as pulled pork. The pie was stuffed full of mushroom and veg, with delicious gluten free pastry. CAN locally source the majority of their food and drinks with the Gluten Free Pie Company, Crosby Coffee, The Little Macaron Shop and Liverpool Tea Warehouse all supplying their goods.
CAN, Waterloo have kitchen pop-ups, hosting local vegan chefs. The most recent being Love Kimchi serving all vegan Korean food. Next pop-up will be a Scottish vegan feast for Burns Night, including vegan haggis, and a possible New Orleans night serving creole food.
It’s refreshing to speak to restaurant owners who are striving to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of their business. Ryan and Lou make sure they don’t use any single-use plastic, and clean using eco-friendly and vegan products. They recently hosted an eco-brick workshop and actively work with their suppliers to reduce waste.
CAN, Waterloo is the ideal place to go for Veganuary or a chilled drink. They serve coffee and alcoholic beverages, all in cans, hence the name. Check out their Instagram and Facebook for details about their upcoming kitchen pop-ups, opening times and pictures of their delicious pies.
Danielle White – The Breakfast Club Blog