From Parmy to Vegan Ramen: The Coop Makes Way for I Like Ramen in Fortitude Valley

Time is almost up for fans of The Coop Bistro’s parmigianas as the restaurant bids farewell to make way for I Like Ramen in Fortitude Valley.

I Like Ramen Fortitude Valley Brisbane
Photo credit: I Like Ramen/Facebook

Tagged as the creator of country’s first vegan ramen, I Like Ramen will be taking over the place of The Coop at The Flying Cock on Brunswick Street. But before The Coop closes its doors on Saturday 20 October 2018, customers can enjoy the last bits of its weekly meaty deals.

Once refurbishments are done, the pub will make the big shift to serve vegan dishes.

End of an Era

With a sense of sadness and anticipation for new things to come, The Coop is bringing the last of its weekly promos up to 20 October.

Cocky Trivia – Held every Tuesday night, Cocky Trivia will have its final run on 16 October at 7:00 p.m.

Parmageddon – The Coop’s Wednesday promo, 2-4-1 Parmys, will end on 17 October. For the last time, from 11:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the bistro’s famous parmigianas will be $19.99 for 2 parmys with any two drinks purchased at the time of ordering.

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$3 Tacos – Thursday 18 October will be the last of the bistro’s all-day and night Thursday treat of any tacos for $3.

Friday $10 Burger & Fries – On Friday 19 October, The Coop will offer burger and fries for $10 for the last time. Choose from classic, chicken burger or the vegetarian Summer Harvest one last time.

Nugg Club – On the last day of The Coop, it will be an all-out, all-you-can-eat-nuggets time. For $20, customers can eat all the nuggs they can munch, plus unlimited golden fries and slaw.

Enter Vegan Ramen

It all started in August 2018 when The Flying Cock hosted I Like Ramen as a pop-up every Sunday to serve delectable bowls of plant-based ramen for lunch and dinner. Because of the successful run of the pop-up venue, the owners decided to make the permanent shift to vegan.

The bistro space will be refurbished, and whilst there is still no definite opening date for the ramen place, it is expected to begin operation in late October or early November.

I Like Ramen is currently busy creating the menu for the Fortitude Valley store. As a teaser, it featured some of the new menu items on Facebook. Think Panko mushroom and kimchi bao, Agedashi tofu in shitake dashi, and Steamed Asian greens with garlic and ginger dressing. All those in addition to its famous bowls of plant-based ramen.

I Like Ramen Fortitude Valley Brisbane
Exciting vegan menu coming up at I Love Ramen in Fortitude Valley (Photo credit: I Like Ramen/Facebook)

The Fortitude Valley store is the first Brisbane branch of the Gold Coast-based vegan ramen specialist.

Keep updated on the upcoming menu and official open date by following I Like Ramen on Facebook.

Soon to Open: I Like Ramen at The Flying Cock, 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley