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The Facts
NAME: Genesis
IT'S: A street food-inspired vegan restaurant in Shoreditch

10-09-2018

OPENED: September 10th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Alex and Oliver Santoro
DID YOU KNOW: Genesis also serves hotdogs like the Bánh Mì Dog, Bombay Dog and New York Dog
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 144 Commercial Street, E1 6NU
CLOSEST TUBE: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 11:30am–11pm; Sunday 11:30am–10:00pm
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
RESERVATIONS: No

Genesis

OPENED 10 DAYS AGO

Shoreditch welcomes a new counter-service vegan restaurant, Genesis.

It’s no secret comforting vegan fare is more popular than ever; By Chloe is dishing out guacamole burgers alongside cashew mac and cheese, and Temple of Seitan draws in a crowd thanks to its vegan fried chicken sandwiches. Genesis follows suit, bringing you playful street food-inspired dishes that are entirely plant-based and organic (though not always very healthy).

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The Spot:

Coming from a family who have worked in the meat industry (ironically), owners Alex and Oliver Santoro aim to make Genesis a destination for vegans and meat-eaters alike. Well, they couldn’t have chosen a better location in Shoreditch’ bustling restaurant scene, complete with a striking design to stand out from the crowd. Spread across two floors, Genesis is picture-ready with pastel pink tiles, neon signs and colourful dishes…

Genesis - tacos

The Food:

Giving you a bit of everything, Genesis brings you vibrant flavours from India, South East Asia and the Middle East. Think cauliflower with tahini and cranberries (hailing in from Tel Aviv), Indian street food snack “Aloo Tikka Chaat”, and shawarma with Isreali salad. Mexico and the US make an appearance too; tacos are filled with jackfruit or fried avocado (!), and there’s an interesting-sounding American Woman Burger (?), loaded with BBQ sauce, onion rings and jalapeños.

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The Drinks:

Drinks are decidedly healthy, including organic cold-pressed juices, kombucha and organic drinks from Longflint Drinks Co. But don’t worry, Genesis brings back the fun with a line-up of milkshakes and signature cocktails.

The Damage:

Prices range from £8 to £12.

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In a Nutshell:

With so many different options on the menu, Genesis manages to keep pretty much anyone happy – vegan or not.

If you’re looking for other new places to eat in London, check out our interactive map of the city’s best new restaurants. 

Featured image: Genesis

The Facts
NAME: Genesis
IT'S: A street food-inspired vegan restaurant in Shoreditch

10-09-2018

OPENED: September 10th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Alex and Oliver Santoro
DID YOU KNOW: Genesis also serves hotdogs like the Bánh Mì Dog, Bombay Dog and New York Dog
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 144 Commercial Street, E1 6NU
CLOSEST TUBE: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Saturday 11:30am–11pm; Sunday 11:30am–10:00pm
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
RESERVATIONS: No

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