VEGANS - REJOICE! LONDON’S FIRST 100% VEGAN DINER ARRIVES AT CAMDEN MARKET
Camden Market is welcoming the UK’s first 100% vegan diner to its North Yard this month, serving up American fast food favourites! Expect 100% vegan friendly all day dining at Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner, offering The Dirty Burger and The Dirty Dog (both served in vegan brioche), Mac’n’Cheeze to Rudy’s Reuben (a vegan pastrami grilled rye sandwich with all the trimmings - sauerkraut, cream cheeze, grilled onions and Russian dressing). All dishes will be made to order and served in environmentally friendly, recyclable or biodegradable packing.
There’ll also be a weekly changing menu of American comfort food specials, with the likes of:
- Vegan Meatloaf
- Philly Cheese Steak
- Spicy Vegan Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheeze
- Country Fried Chicken
- Mash and Gravy
Where possible, ingredients will be locally sourced and the vegan bagels, buns and bread will be supplied by a London bakery.
About the Owners
Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner is the brainchild of former primary school teacher, Ruth (Rudy) Mumma and vegan chef, Matthew Foster. Having spent the best part of 2 decades teaching children the national curriculum in America, on moving to London, Ruth was introduced to veganism by Matthew, who made her realise that there were other choices that children needed to be aware of. Matthew Foster, Head Chef at the diner has been working in F&B for the last 25 years. The new venture combines Ruth’s teaching and first hand knowledge of authentic diners in the US with Matthew’s kitchen skills and passion for vegan cuisine. In time, they plan to host workshops for all ages in the diner.
The all-day features a classic diner-style bar counter, overlooking the open kitchen, allowing guests to watch the chefs at work making it perfect for those curious see exactly how vegan chicken wings or meatloaf is made. The décor is of a predominantly monochrome palette with pops of colour provided by a large artwork, donated by well-respected, vegan artist, Lynda Bell. The pair wanted a focal piece of artwork that would spark conversation and that had a story behind it. They approached Bell to commission a painting. Sharing the pair’s vision to engage and educate the next generation about the vegan way of life, Bell chose to donate her artwork entitled ‘The Guardian’ to the diner, which now exhibits in the newly opened restaurant.
Throughout Spring, evening dining will be limited to the monthly BYOB supper club, with plans to open for dinner reservations from Summer 2018. Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner is also dog friendly and welcomes well behaved canine companions. Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner joins the ever growing and diverse selection of vegan dining options available daily at Camden Market.