Only a few months young, The Kindred Kitchen is bringing change to Port Elizabeth by offering city dwellers a taste of delicious and wholesome plant-based fare. A first of its kind in The Bay, this eatery – which won Best Eco-Conscious Hospitality Establishment at the Faithful to Nature Eco Awards last year – is on a peaceful mission to inspire diners one bite at a time. And we are so here for it.
The extensive menu lures you in, promising everything from hearty breakfast options (like a vegan-friendly shakshuka and toast, and a savoury buckwheat-and-beetroot pancake) to nourishing lunch meals (think everything from fashionable Buddha and nori bowls to Mexican tacos with refried beans and crunchy slaw, as well as a few mean – or rather kind – burger options like the bean-and-mushroom burger or the falafel patty).
The Vietnamese summer roll served with a sesame-soya sauce makes for the perfect starter. Next, I tuck into the falafel burger that comes topped with greens, a delicious beetroot hummus and some mint-and-coriander pesto.
Feeling pretty content and on the verge of giving dessert a skip, the friendly waiter entices me with the chocolate, coconut and raspberry bar. I’m sold and, while blissfully savouring each last crumb, I mentally schedule my next visit.
14 IRVINE STREET, RICHMOND HILL, PORT ELIZABETH; 064-012-4400; THEKINDREDKITCHEN.CO.ZA
BY HASMITA AMTHA