Vegan and Vegetarian food has, over the last few years, become a force in itself. People are trying new things, new healthy routes and learning all about new types of food and there are more vegan and vegetarian options available than ever before and more and more fantastic chefs and restaurateurs are using their skills to make restaurants and cafes suitable and fully catered for people who are vegan or vegetarian and it’s fantastic.
Even more so are the stunning vegan-friendly restaurants in Kent and this one being the fabulous, Kitch! The restaurant is situated on the high street in Canterbury towards the end of town in a lovely shabby chic building with a cute entrance and lovely seating arrangements. The lovely chefs can be seen at work in their open plan kitchen which I love. For me, it makes me feel like there’s no hidden agenda and I love that I can see them working hard on what I have ordered – and they smile all the time. I glanced over and everyone working had big grins on their faces, cute pinny’s on and clearly enjoying their morning – that’s always such a plus to see!
Although they specialise in vegan and vegetarian food, they do do meat products that are only sourced from local farms who rear their animals traditionally so that their animals live a happy healthy life. However, as I don’t eat meat, I was aaaall over this gorgeous little place. The first time I visited Kitch was on a girly afternoon our with my friend Harry, we sat outside and ordered yummy (super yummy) food and their delicious ‘dirty cacao’ which is basically espresso, cacao, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, maple and almond milk… YUM! Whilst Harry had the Goddess bowl which was a delicious bowl of quiona, harissa roasted caulifower & squash with spinach, mint & parsley, marinated kale, sesame crusted avocado and topped with dukkah rolled poached eggs (with vegan options available, too). It looked amazing but I opted for the delicious gluten free buckwheat pancakes with cinnamon apple & berry compote, toasted walnuts & a very yummy maple syrup. Ridiculously good!
On this occasion though, Mark and I popped into Kitch whilst we were waiting to hear about our house completion so we were killing time and I thought it would be great to take him to Kitch as he had never been before. I don’t think he was disappointed. For breakfast, usually we go to Cote which also do faaaabulous breakfasts but for a change, we decided to try out Kitch for breakfast and it was wonderful. I tried their stunning vegan special, vegan french toast served with blood orange, almonds and dark chocolate whilst Mark had a full breakfast with all the trimmings.
4 St Peter’s St, Canterbury CT1 2AT