Tom Kerridge’s Bad Vegan fast food restaurant to open in Camden

Whether a strict vegan or merely experimenting - everybody's welcome at Tom Kerridge's new restaurant. Peter Gray reports.

If you love vegan fast food then you’ll no doubt be excited to hear that the renowned chef Tom Kerridge is opening a plant based restaurant in Camden later this year.

Bad Vegan will open in Buck Street Market this summer, with Kerridge and his business partner Mark Ems promising a ‘fundamentally’ vegan menu, albeit one with a smattering of non vegan toppings and sides. This is apparently for anyone who is struggling to commit to vegan food 100% (hence the title of the restaurant – Bad Vegans).

Kerridge, a self confessed bad vegan himself, is better known for his modern take on pub grub, which has seen the Michelin starred chef open a string of gastropubs around the UK.

Details of exactly what Bad Vegan will be serving up are thin on the ground right now, however, we do know that the restaurant will have a dedicated vegan kitchen, so Good Vegans will not have to worry about cross contamination when the restaurant prepares non vegan foods.

 “Our principles are simple – we want to encourage people to make small changes to their diet, incorporating more plant-based food. We know that a growing number of consumers want to commit to this, but a purely vegan diet isn’t for everyone, so by adding a small amount of non-vegan elements our food retains familiarity whilst being predominantly vegan” said Ems, in an interview with the Big Hospitality website.

So, whether good vegan or bad, Kerridge and Ems’ new restaurant will have something for you. 

More information about Bad Vegan can be found here.

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What: new restaurant
When: summer 2021
Where: Buck Street Market
Website: Bad Vegan