Plant-based pop-up set for takeover at seaside terrace

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Vegan chef Hayley Mac is bringing her popular Nuts About Plants menu to Gorleston's Ocean Terrace on Monday, June 13 - the first in a hoped-for summer of takeovers down by the beach. - Credit: Hayley Mac/Ocean Room

A vegan chef is bringing her popular home-made food and shakes to the seaside.

Hayley Mac's Nuts About Plants usually trades as a takeaway from her home in Bradwell, near Great Yarmouth.

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Hayley Mac's new NYC hot dog with sauerkraut will be on the menu at Ocean Terrace on Monday, June 13. - Credit: Hayley Mac

But the 42-year-old said she was excited to be serving her food to al-fresco diners at Ocean Terrace, part of the Ocean Room, in Gorleston, on Monday (June 13).

Mum-of-one Mrs Mac, of Mallard Way, said she was serving a compact menu with the focus on freshness, quality, and minimising waste.

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants had built up a loyal following for her food in Bradwell and aims to open a cafe in Gorleston. In the meantime she is staging a pop-up at Ocean Terrace on Monday, June 13. - Credit: Hayley Mac

There is no need to book and diners can choose from her most popular juices and shakes including Strawberry Fields and Snickers as well as her Zinger Wrap, Mac Burger, new NYC hot dog, and poke bowl.

She will be serving her food from 11am to 3pm. The terrace will also be open for non-vegan cakes and coffees.

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Gorleston's Ocean Terrace will be serving up a plant-based menu on Monday June 13, when Nuts About Plants takes over the terrace. - Credit: Hayley Mac

Mrs Mac said if it went well she hoped to stage regular takeovers with an expanded menu and range of healthy "grab-and-go" lunches people could enjoy on Gorleston's famous sands.

"I am really excited to get my food out of this house," she said. "I am very happy and optimistic."

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Poke bowls are on the menu at Gorleston's Ocean Terrace on Monday, June 13, when vegan chef Hayley Mac takes charge for a day. - Credit: Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

One of the poke bowls on the menu at Gorleston's Ocean Terrace on Monday June 13 under a Nuts About Plants vegan takeover. - Credit: Hayley Mac

Hayley Mac of Nuts About Plants stages Ocean Terrace takeover at Gorleston

Hayley Mac's vegan Strawberry Fields shake is among her most popular and one she will be serving at Ocean Terrace, in Gorleston, on Monday June 13, planned as the first in a series of summer pop-ups. - Credit: Hayley Mac