Monday, 18 September 2017

Not Dogs’ New Menu is Here!

After many, many hours of devising new recipes, taste testing and perfecting each item on the Not Dogs menu we’re very happy to say that the new Not Dogs menu has launched in our Birmingham store! Here we’ll give you a little preview of what delights you can now enjoy…

Not Dogs

Our old favourites - the Plain Jane, Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog, The Original Frank, Hello Houmous, Cha-Cha Chilli and Ticklish Tikka Dog - welcome a new dog to the menu…

What the Duck Dog

8” Not Dog topped with crispy shredded ‘duck’, spring onions, cucumber, hoisin sauce and crushed rice crackers… it’s a ‘quacker’!

What the Duck Dog


Never fear, her majesty The Queen B Burger is still available (and now can be made vegan too!)

But there is a major contender for the Queen B Burger’s crown now in Not Dogs town…

The Chris-P ‘Chicken’ Burger

‘Chicken’ burger topped with crispy ‘bacon’, lettuce and Not Dogs’ house-made mayonnaise

Chris-P Chicken Burger

Not Pots

We’ve introduced a new category to the menu… Not Pots - pots of fluffy white rice topped with all the Not Dogs flavour - just without the dog or bun! Choose from:

Cha-Cha Chilli Not Pot
Ticklish Tikka Not Pot
Hoisin Duck Not Pot

Not Pots are ideal when you fancy a lighter option without missing out on all the Not Dogs goodness!

Not Pots

Not Dogs' Nice Shakes

We wanted to introduce our own style of shake to the Not Dogs menu so set about creating all-natural, healthier shakes and we’ve done it! They are all created with creamy rice milk and a little bit of Not Dogs magic. Which’ll be your favourite!?

The Cheeky Choco - an original; chocolate with a cheeky twist of banana
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup - chocolate and peanut butter - the perfect protein pairing!
The Peppermint Patty - one amazing, refreshing shake with a little peppermint essence 
Straight-Up Strawberry - using fresh strawberries, this is an all-natural take on the popular strawberry milkshake
The Raspberry Ripple - hang on… chocolate and fresh raspberries = heaven!

Nice Shakes

What else is new…

As you know our menu is 100% meat-free but if you wish to go vegan, most of the  menu items can be made vegan - yes we have caramelised fried onions (minus the honey) and vegan cheese too - winning!

Meat Free

As usual you can go for our lightly seasoned original Not Dog, bratwurst style or our vegan Not Dog which is lightly smoked… take your pick!

And you can now load up your Waffle Fries with a number of different toppings to create your very own Not Dogs magic!

We love our new menu and we really hope you do too!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Not Dogs Gets a Revamp!

The day has arrived… our lovely little Not Dogs restaurant in the Bullring, Birmingham has had a little update - in fact, our additions are a nod to our festival background complete with bunting and grass! Let’s go on a virtual tour…

Purple and orange bunting plays a big part… along with our trademark zig-zags (of course!)

Additional seating including a fancy bar area so you can watch the world (well LinkStreet!) go by

You can now pick up a menu when you walk past along with offers that will change regularly

Here it is… the grass! Perhaps some orange and purple flowers will go down nicely!

Even the fridge has been updated - ‘stay chill!’

The Wall of Fame has grown… is your #SausageSelfie on there?

We hope you enjoy the updated store - we’ll be blogging about the new, improved menu very soon too!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Jamaican-Me-Crazy Not Dog Recipe

This lively Not Dog with jalapeños, crispy lettuce, mango mayonnaise and jerk sauce, will awaken your taste buds and bring a touch of the Jamaican sunshine to any day! 

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 Quorn Hot Dogs
4 hot dog buns
Sliced pickled green jalapeños
Iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded
Mango Mayonnaise:
1/2 ripe mango, flesh finely chopped
1/2 lime, juice and zest
75g mayonnaise
Jerk Sauce*:
2 spring onions, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/4 white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 scotch bonnet chilli, deseeded if you’d like less heat!
Pinch dried thyme
1/2 lime, juice
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground allspice
Pinch of salt
* There’s some great pre-made jerk sauces available if you don’t fancy making the sauce at home, but, it’ll be worth it!

  1. Put the mayonnaise, chopped mango and lime juice and zest in a bowl. Mix together vigorously and put in the fridge to chill
  2. Pop all the ingredients for the jerk sauce in a food processor and blend into a paste, adding cold water a tablespoon at a time to create the desired consistency. Put to the side while you prepare the hot dogs
  3. Cook the Quorn Hot Dogs as per the packet instructions. Meanwhile, get all your prepared ingredients (jalapeños, lettuce, mango mayo and jerk sauce) ready for topping
  4. Once the Hot Dogs are cooked, put one into each bun. Now it’s time to assemble your Not Dogs... 
  • First, spoon on the jerk sauce, covering each Hot Dog evenly
  • Sprinkle on the lettuce on each
  • Next, put on the mango mayonnaise (if you have a plastic squeezy bottle use that!)
  • Finally, top each Not Dog with 4 slices of jalapeño 

    Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

    Sunday, 13 August 2017

    The Bali Breakfast Dog

    Inspired by our travels to Bali, this Breakfast Dog is truly special in more ways than one!

    The Bali Breakfast Dog, a fresh, zingy and satisfying mini Not Dog, designed to put a little sunshine in your step and set you up for the day!

    Celebrating the amazing avocado, with of course a very subtle kick of mild chilli (for Kickin’ Katie) the Bali Breakfast Dog will be available all day in the Not Dogs restaurant!

    Not Dog topped with our secret smashed avocado recipe, scrambled egg, crumbled feta cheese and a small sprinkle of chilli flakes

    Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    Hello #SausageSelfie!

    The hashtag has been searched, the pictures have been collected and we are happy to announce the winner of our July #SausageSelfie competition…


    Just look at those smiles! Congratulations - the sides are on us for the whole of August!

    Now onto this month’s competition - take your photos, tag in #sausageselfie and you’ll be in with the chance to win an exclusive Not Dogs goodie bag containing a Not Dogs t-shirt, apron, cap, Meat Free Monday cookbook and Not Dogs discounts!

    Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Meat Free Monday & Not Dogs present... the Meat Free Mondog!

    Meat Free Monday and Not Dogs are coming together to invite you to create the one, the only…. 'Meat Free Mondog’! This extra special creation which will be featured on the Not Dogs menu at the Birmingham restaurant.
    Meat Free Monday

    Not only will the winning dog appear on the menu but you'll win 'Not Dogs for Life' and an exclusive goodie bag. Two runners up will also receive a goodie bag too!
    The Not Dogs menu features delicious meat-free 'Not Dogs' with unique toppings such as the Kickin' Katie Nacho Dog - guacamole, grated cheddar, crushed nachos and jalapenos and the Ticklish Tikka - tikka masala with vegan pieces topped with crushed popadums and fresh coriander.
    Meat Free Monday

    All you need to do is tell us what toppings you'd love to see together on the Meat Free Mondog - maybe you like things spicy, or you can't get enough of your homemade Bolognese recipe and would like to see it on top of a Not Dog.
    There are no rules but toppings will need to suit either Not Dogs' vegetarian bratwurst which is lightly seasoned or our vegan frankfurter which is a smoked hotdog style sausage. All ingredients must be meat-free…meaty without the meat!
    Have a look at the full Not Dogs menu for more inspiration and to see what is currently on the menu:
    Good luck! We can't wait to see your entries... it's making us hungry already!
    Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    It’s National Hot Dog Day - but NOT Dogs as we know it!

    This week marks National Hot Dog Day in the US - a day to celebrate the old-fashioned dog in a bun… but our new fast food is making waves in the UK with our 'Meaty Dogs Without the Meat' - a hot dog (or Not Dog should we say) that’s so tasty you wouldn’t miss the meat.

    To celebrate National Not Dog day you can devour the Plain Jane for free all day on Sunday 23rd July.

    Not Dogs Birmingham

    Dubbed 'The New Fast Food'; meat free alternatives of our favourite dirty food are gaining momentum across the world - just look at Lord of the Fries in Australia, and the success of Beyond Meat in the US - Not Dogs joins these innovative companies serving up classic fast food menus with a meat-free twist.

    With a unique and exciting menu we created Not Dogs and travelled the UK festival scene for two years before opening the first fast-casual restaurant in the iconic Bullring in Birmingham just before Christmas 2016.

    Items that fast sell-out include The Original Frank, a Not Dog topped with Heinz Ketchup, French’s Mustard, American Cheese Sauce and our signature recipe of beer-fried onions, The Plain Jane and Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog (named after the founders) and their newest item The Queen B Burger made with Not Dogs’ Secret Sauce - a burger so juicy meat-eating customers are opting for this over the fast-food alternatives on the market.

    This year we want to rename this day to Not Dogs Day! Whether you eat meat, trying to reduce the amount of meat you eat, or are veggie or vegan, Not Dogs is a place that whatever your diet preferences everyone can enjoy the fun and excitement of the Not Dogs menu together!

    Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs