Vegan food is at the literal bleeding edge of culinary science, but before there were heme-infused burgers, pea protein mince and steaks made of specially cultivated soy chunks pounded into the vague shape of a cow by a man in a lab coat, there was the humble jackfruit.

The flaky, stringy, melting flesh of the jackfruit is one of the most versatile things ever to fall out of a tree, and as well as famously making a decent stand-in as pig-friendly pulled pork, its also found applications as a meatless alternative to beef patties. Now, at Biffs Jack Shack, weve reached a brave new frontier of vegan science. The jackfruit wing.

BUT HOW? Its a deep fried nugget of jackfruit with a sugar cane stick running through it like a bone, so you can pick it up at both ends and have at it with your teeth. A highlight is the one slathered in buffalo hot sauce, vegan blue cheese and spring onions. Another is the one dripping in a gorgeous, sticky bourbon-infused BBQ sauce, but order a flight of them to sample as many varieties as you can.

WHO? Co-founders Biff Burrows and Christa Bloom started selling filthy vegan burgers out of the back of a van in 2017, before moving into a permanent spot in Shoreditchs Boxpark a year later, and into Walthamstown and Homerton after that.

WHERE? Its a food counter inside a Spar, surprisingly enough. But not just any Spar, a really fancy Spar around the corner from Homerton overground station, where they sell kombucha and lentils by the gram. East London is living up to its reputation.

A jackfruit wing.

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