Trying new things has never been a challenge for me, that is until the day I decided it was a good idea to be a vegan for a day.
As mentioned in previous articles Nelson Mandela Bay has seen intense growth within its restaurant/coffee shop culture. With that, Richmond Hill has birthed quant plant based restaurant Kindred Kitchen.
With its family friendly nature and heartily attentive staff, Kindred Kitchen makes for the best relaxing brunch spot.
On this particular day, I was influenced by the highly instagrammed lattes – namely the Beetroot and Matcha Latte (with almond milk) for Marissa and myself respectively.
I must admit the taste took a bit of time to get used to, but after a few more sips I started to slowly settle into the beverage.
When it came to choice of food, it was a lot tougher than I had imagined as we were spoilt for choice. One always assumes that there is some sort of limited options when it comes to Vegan food – quite the contrary!
I absolutely enjoyed gently going through the menu – reading each detailed description. Each dish, carefully curated for one’s nutrition.
Whenever I go to new restaurants, I usually like to try things I have never had before which wasn’t so difficult at Kindred as I had never been to a vegan restaurant before.
Marc and I opted for the Enchilada. Which is, according to their menu, “a large flour wrap filled with Mexican rice, peppers, corn, beans, sweet potato, guacamole, tomato salsa and topped with cashew cream, spicy tomato sauce, sprouts and pickled jalapenos on the side.”
Marissa on the other hand tried the Falafel Burger. “A bun filled with falafel patty, greens, beetroot hummus, mint and coriander pesto, cucumber & sprouts served with potato chips and house made tomato.”
Anyone who knows me, knows that there are only two stand outs for me at a dining establishment – wholehearted service and a beautifully presented plate.
Needless to say, Kindred Kitchen ticked both of those boxes and more.
I cannot promise that I will be able to fully immerse myself in a plant based lifestyle, although Kindred did help me see the light, but it has most definitely deservedly got a spot in my Top 8 favourite restaurants.
Location: 14 Irvine Str, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth Trading Hours: Tues-Fri 7am-3pm
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx