Tom Kerridge To Open 'Predominantly Vegan' Restaurant
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge will open a 'predominantly vegan' restaurant in Camden this summer, in a bid to encourage more people to try plant-based diets Bad Vegan will open inside two shipping containers in Camden, London, this summer. - Media Credit: Instagram

Tom Kerridge To Open ‘Predominantly Vegan’ Fast-Food Restaurant

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Famed Michelin-star chef and author Tom Kerridge is opening a ‘predominantly vegan’ fast-food restaurant in London this summer.

All main meals at Camden’s Bad Vegan will be 100% vegan, with non-vegan toppings and sides available alongside.

Bad Vegan

Kerridge is partnering with brand creator Mark Emms to launch the restaurant. They promise ‘revolutionary fast-food’.

The menu is yet to be revealed. However, it will feature drinks from Camden Town Brewery.

‘A Bad Vegan is someone who is committed to adding more plant-based vegan foods into their diet’, the brand states.

Bad Vegan is set to open this summer

Vegan restaurant

‘Our principles are simple, we want to encourage people to make small changes to their diet, incorporating more plant-based food’, Emms told Big Hospitality.

‘A purely vegan diet isn’t for everyone’ he added. This is why the pair decided to keep non-vegan options on the menu.

The launch of the restaurant spawned from a conversation Emms and Kerridge had over lockdown. As a result, they want more people to try plant-based food.

Bad Vegan opens this summer across two shipping containers in Buck Street Market. It will meet the growing demand for vegan fast-food globally.

Tom Kerridge backlash

The Times blasted the restaurant concept ‘just plain mad’.

The article read: “When the great pub landlord hero of our age opens an ‘almost vegan’ fast-food joint, it’ll scare meat-eaters and rile real vegans.”

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