'We can offer cardboard' - Auckland bar's shocking response to vegan food request

An Auckland eatery has made its stance on veganism clear after mocking a potential vegan diner. 

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, messaged the official HeadQuarters Viaduct Facebook page, inquiring if they served vegan options. 

But it's fair to say she wasn't expecting their response. 

"We do a very nice line in water, a small glass as an entree, a jug for a main (frozen if you like solids) with a gorgeous H2O sauce," the HeadQuarters page replied, according to screenshots shared with Newshub.

"Other than that we can offer the menu, it's carboard, should taste like 97 percent of vegan food, you could eat that maybe.

"We'll cut in three if you'd like three courses." 

The vegan woman received the shocking response over messenger.
The vegan woman received the shocking response over messenger. Photo credit: Supplied/Facebook.

The person then went on to offer the "nuts and lettuce" belonging to their "pet rabbits Pie & Stew." 

In a bizarre follow-up message, the page then added, "can someone lock up the f**king chimpanzee, he's on FB again pretending he works here". 

'We can offer cardboard' - Auckland bar's shocking response to vegan food request
Photo credit: Supplied/Facebook.

When Newshub approached controversial hospitality figure and HeadQuarters owner Leo Molloy for comment, he said they "couldn't give a comment on that".

"We're not set up to cater to vegans...but if one came, we'd cater to them. We cater to everyone, young and old," Molloy added. 

He also claimed it wasn't him that sent the message, but wouldn't say who it was. 

It's not the first time Molloy has come under controversy. Back in 2017, he denied entry to a man with head tattoos, calling them "scribbles all over the side of his head".

Earlier this year he came under fire from other Auckland hospitality operators, after calling The Sugar Club a "god awful restaurant" and asking if there had "ever been bigger wankers in hospo".

As of this year, New Zealand ranks third in the world for veganism. 

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