As veganism continues its march across the Sydney cafe landscape, Glebe newcomer Gathered Kitchen is proving a 100 percent plant-based menu can be delicious.
The offering of sweets is inspiring with the refined sugar-free cruffin (croissant and muffin cross) with jam or choc-hazel highlighting that healthy can be mouth-watering too.
Owners Pim Tummasombut andMatt McLennan have had previous experience working with organic and wholefoods, and wanted to combine their love for wholefoods and animals.
They decided to veganise their menu and offer all cruelty-free products “to celebrate the plant based lifestyle and delicious vegan food'. [We want to showcase] really good food that happens to be vegan.”
“[We] offer an alternative menu and the chance for customers to make socially responsible decisions about how and what they eat,” said Matt.
Although Newtown continues to be the vegan paradise of Sydney, recently Glebe has stepped up the competition.
“[Gathered Kitchen] suits Glebe’s famous intellectual, artistic, alternative hub,” Matt said.
The aesthetic of the café fits into the creative atmosphere of Glebe.
With different non-dairy milk products on display, Gathered Kitchen is inviting its customers to celebrate vegan life with a range of innovative dishes.
Currently, there are 11 vegan and vegetarian eateries in Glebe with two of them, Soul Burger and Misschu, emerging at the end of last year and Gathered Kitchen recently.
In an earlier interview with Central News, prominent vegan activist, James Aspey, commented on the constant emergence of vegan eateries around Sydney.
Aspey has noticed that there is a shift towards a request for plant-based menus.
“There is a massive demand for [vegan foods], it’s a trend, people realise its healthier and there’s more vegan products coming out. There is also more knowledge about the unhealthy foods and damaging health effects of consuming animal products,” said Aspey.
Gathered Kitchen promises a range of menu items completely plant-based. Most items are also organic, refined sugar-free and gluten free.
“Our onsite vegan bakehouse specialises in artisan organic pastries including croissants, cruffins and palmiers, with new lines due soon,” Matt said.
For more information, www.gatheredkitchen.com.au, or visit at 99 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.